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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 22 12/02/08 Fundamental basics such as Christendom , Epics and Mass united early Europe Classical vs. Christendom Formation of Church New Testament (60-110AD) Textology  Problems: oral literature (Questions about the transition from oral literature to written literature) / authorship • Multiplicity  : Apocrypha  ,(apocrypha) ( )¨ Ô ( µ “ texts / significant amount of Gospels (at least 30 survived) Ex: Nag Hammadi—Egyptian city where religious papyrus  codices including Coptic and Gnostic 0   Z + )¨ Ô ( µ “ * texts are found. Those Gospels’ contents do not necessarily agree with each other. • Gospel of Judas (Gnostic text) discovered in 1940-s is one example (Gospel is not portrayed as a traitor  in this account but a positive character). Dualistic approach (opposition of two worlds: our world is the world of evil, everything good resides in the...
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- Spring '08
- New Testament