Polycarps Epistle to the Philippians and the Martyrdom of Polycarp: Introduction, Text, and…

Hardcover | August 11, 2013

byPaul Hartog

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This commentary on Polycarp's Epistle to the Philippians and the Martyrdom of Polycarp includes extensive introductions, the Greek or Latin texts, facing English translations, and substantial comments on each passage. The preliminary material investigates Polycarpian traditions andreconstructs an outline of his life. The introductory studies for both Philippians and the Martyrdom discuss text and manuscript traditions, date and place of composition, historical setting, literary genre and style, unity and integrity, purpose and themes, theology, and post-compositioninfluence. The volume also explores communal self-definition, moral formation, and the transmission of traditions, including the use of documents now found in the New Testament. The commentary proceeds passage by passage, but also includes lengthy discussions of critical issues and key interpretive questions. The investigations survey the current status of relevant scholarship and contain balanced discussions of controversial topics and scholarly debates.

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This commentary on Polycarp's Epistle to the Philippians and the Martyrdom of Polycarp includes extensive introductions, the Greek or Latin texts, facing English translations, and substantial comments on each passage. The preliminary material investigates Polycarpian traditions andreconstructs an outline of his life. The introductory...

Paul Hartog is an Associate Professor, teaching Early Christian Studies at Faith Baptist Seminary, Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, where he was awarded a university teaching fellowship. He has previously authored Polycarp and the New Testament (Mohr Siebeck, 2002) and various articles and essays.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:August 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Overview1. Polycarp in Early Christian Writers2. The Vita Polycarpi3. Fragmentary Material4. Polycarp as Bishop5. Polycarp, John, and Apostolicity6. Other Polycarpian WritingsIntroduction to Polycarp s Epistle to the PhilippiansGreek Text and English TranslationCommentaryIntroduction to the Martyrdom of Polycarp1. Authorship and Recipients2. Text and Manuscript Tradition3. Authenticity and Integrity4. Historicity5. Date6. Genre and Style7. Occasion, Purpose, and Theme8. Intertextuality and Sources9. Theology10. View of Martyrdom11. Anti-Montanism12. Jewish-Christian Tensions13. Legal Issues14. Prayer15. InfluenceGreek Text and English TranslationCommentaryBibliographyIndexes