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Author Matthews, Christopher R.

Title Philip, Apostle and Evangelist : configurations of a tradition / by Christopher R. Matthews.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Series Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 0167-9732 ; v. 105
Supplements to Novum Testamentum ; v. 105. 0167-9732
Note A revised and updated version of the author's 1993 Harvard dissertation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary This study investigates the history of the traditions that coalesced around the name Philip in the New Testament and other early Christian literature. It proposes that all of this material ultimately owes its genesis to one historical and literary figure, Philip the apostle. This proposition is explored through a wide-ranging examination of the evidence: Luke's redactional employment of traditional materials about Philip the apostle in Acts 8:4-25 and 8:26-40, the evidence of the canonical Gospels, the second-century perspective on Philip as an apostolic authority figure invoked to legitimate various Christian practices, Philip's apostolic authority in "gnostic" documents for the transmission of the revelatory teaching of Jesus, and the Acts of Philip as a witness to the formation of Christian culture in the earliest centuries. While historical issues are considered where possible, the focus is on the life of the traditions and their reception.
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Subject Philip, the Evangelist, Saint.
Philip, the Apostle, Saint.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Philippe, l'évangéliste, saint.
Philippe, l'apôtre, saint.
Philip, the Apostle, Saint.
Philip, the Evangelist, Saint.
Philippus Evangelist.
Philippus Apostel.
Acta Philippi.
Apostelgeschichte 8,4-40.
Evangelium Philippi.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Matthews, Christopher R. Philip, Apostle and Evangelist. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002 9004120548 (DLC) 2002028002 (OCoLC)50314605
ISBN 1417536640 (electronic bk.)
9781417536641 (electronic bk.)
9004120548 (alk. paper)