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Interpretatio Christiana
(7,024 words)

[German version]

A. Introduction (CT)

By Interpretatio Christiana (IC) is meant in the most general sense the reception of a non-Christian cultural element or historical fact with a view to adapting it to Christianity by means of appropriate interpretation.  Since such a method implies a philosophical and philological…

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Eberlein, Johann Konrad (Munich), “Interpretatio Christiana”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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