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Canonizing Paul: Ancient Editorial Practice and the Corpus Paulinum

Eric W. Scherbenske


Canonizing Paul explores how ancient editorial practices utilized in the production of corpora (e.g. preparation of texts, selection and arrangement of tracts, and composition and deployment of paratexts) were employed to shape not only editions of Paul's letters (i.e. the Marcionite, Euthalian, and Vulgate) but also their interpretation. Investigation into the Marcionite edition shows how its paratexts introduced Marcion's hermeneutic and, in some measure, justified his editorial principles. The Euthalian edition pursued instead a catechetical and pedagogical goal extending from ... More

Keywords: Paul, Marcion, Euthalius, Rufinus of Syria, Vulgate, editorial practice, text, paratext, interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric W. Scherbenske, author
University of North Carolina