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"The Songs we Used to Sing?" Hymn 'traditions' and reception in Pauline Letters

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This article builds on recent criticism of form-critical approaches to so-called hymnic material in Paul’s letters, in an effort to reset the default interpretive stance with respect to Phil. 2.6-11 and Col. 1.15-20. Beginning with a review and critique of previous form-critical criteria, the authors then survey ancient definitions of ὕμνος to demonstrate that the oft posited ‘Christ-hymns’ do not fulfill these definitions. In an effort to broaden out the discussion, the reception of these passa...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0142064X14567054

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology Faculty, Theology and Religion Faculty
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal for the Study of the New Testament Journal website
Publication date:
2015-02-17
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EISSN:
1745-5294
ISSN:
0142-064X
URN:
uuid:69c97f44-c239-4896-8c95-3b6c7170f6bc
Source identifiers:
608878
Local pid:
pubs:608878

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