Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Edited by: Peter van Möllendorff, Annette Simonis and Linda Simonis

The 96 contributions in Brill’s New Pauly Supplement 7: Historical Figures from Antiquity depict the survival of great characters from Antiquity to the modern world. Each article presents an overview of the latest research on what we know concerning the lives of the historical person or legendary figure and then recounts the reception of these figures throughout history, giving special attention on the viewpoints in the early modern and contemporary periods.

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Paul

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Author(s): Bachmann, Michael
(Παῦλος/ Paûlos; Latin Paulus, also Paullus) A. Historical dimension Probably no other figure from early Christianity has been of such significance to the emergence of the church and its further development as the Apostle Paul (P.). Since no non-Christian contemporary sources attest to him, his life and theology must for the most part be reconstructed on the basis of his writings (from the context of the groups involved with Christ). No fewer than 13 New Testament epistles give P. as their author, 7 of which are generally regarded as authentic: Romans; 1/2 Corinth…
Date: 2016-02-22