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Polycarp and John: The Harris Fragments and Their Challenge to the Literary Traditions Frederick W. Weidmann

Polycarp and John: The Harris Fragments and Their Challenge to the Literary Traditions

Frederick W. Weidmann

Published May 31st 1999
ISBN : 9780268038519
Hardcover
208 pages
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This is a multifaceted work concerning an important, if little-known, text on Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop and martyr, and his association with the apostle John. This ancient work includes significant portions of narrative description and dialogueMoreThis is a multifaceted work concerning an important, if little-known, text on Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop and martyr, and his association with the apostle John. This ancient work includes significant portions of narrative description and dialogue which are preserved nowhere else among extant texts and shows significant similarities to the earliest strata of other important early Christian works such as the Acts of John and the Martyrdom of Polycarp. The text of the Harris Fragments on Polycarp and John raises exciting questions about martyrdom and apostolicity, the earliest history of the important Christian communities at Ephesus and Smyrna, and the legacies of Polycarp and John among early Christians.