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The Greek and Jewish Origins of Docetism: A New Proposal

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Despite the amount of work on Docetic trends in early Christianity, in particular in the last generations, thanks to the renewed interest in Gnosticism after the Nag Hammadi discovery, the origins of Docetism remain obscure. While various suggestions have been offered, they usually point to either to Jewish or to Greek origins of Docetic attitudes. This article offers a new model, which seeks to combine both Greek and Jewish origins. The article calls attention to the Greek conception of the ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1515/ZAC.2006.032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology
Journal:
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANTIKES CHRISTENTUM-JOURNAL OF ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY
Volume:
10
Issue:
3
Pages:
423-441
Publication date:
2007-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1612-961X
ISSN:
0949-9571
URN:
uuid:030b9fa5-3646-4b01-9c22-c42833c3c328
Source identifiers:
143485
Local pid:
pubs:143485
Language:
English

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