Thursday, July 07, 2022

Rothschild, The Muratorian Fragment (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Clare K. Rothschild. The Muratorian Fragment. Text, Translation, Commentary. 2022. XX, 462 pages. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity 132. 114,00 € including VAT, sewn paper, ISBN 978-3-16-161174-2.
Published in English.
This volume offers an introduction, critical edition, and fresh English translation of the Muratorian Fragment. In addition to addressing questions of authorship, date, provenance, and sources, Clare K. Rothschild carefully analyzes the text's language, composition, genre, and possible functions with reference to a breathtaking range of scholarly positions and findings from the eighteenth century to the present. She also investigates its position within the eclectic eighth-century Muratorian Codex (Ambr. I 101 sup.). A line-by-line philological commentary draws attention to literary, philosophical, and religious aspects of the individual traditions represented. This study should be of interest to scholars of the New Testament and early Christian literature, as well as experts on the emergence of the canon and historians of the Latin Medieval West.

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