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Canonizing PaulAncient Editorial Practice and the Corpus Paulinum$
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Eric W. Scherbenske

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199917341

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917341.001.0001

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Marcionite Paratexts, Pretexts, and Edition of the Corpus Paulinum

Marcionite Paratexts, Pretexts, and Edition of the Corpus Paulinum

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(p.71) 2 Marcionite Paratexts, Pretexts, and Edition of the Corpus Paulinum
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Canonizing Paul
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Eric W. Scherbenske

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917341.003.0003

Chapter 2 contends that Marcion's text of Paul's letters was shaped by Marcion's Antitheses and the so-called “Marcionite prologues” (argumenta). These paratexts introduced the principles by which Marcion edited the text, thereby offering justification for “correcting” the text in accordance with his hermeneutic and introducing interpretations of the text under Marcionite rubrics. As an isagogic work, the Antitheses served to guide readers to a Marcionite interpretation of the text. Particularly important is the investigation of the impact of Marcion's Antitheses and argumenta on the reception of his text: Marcion's paratexts were so influential in shaping readers' perceptions of Marcion's text that his opponents consistently indicted him for corrupting the “authentic” text, even for textual readings he did not create, but merely transmitted.

Keywords:   Marcion, Antitheses, isagogic, Marcionite “prologues”, argumenta, interpretation

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