Give & Take amongst Second Century Authors, The 'Ascension of Isaiah', the 'Epistle of the Apostles & Marcion of Sinope

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Give & Take amongst Second Century Authors, The 'Ascension of Isaiah', the 'Epistle of the Apostles & Marcion of Sinope

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Markus Vinzent, 'Give & Take amongst Second Century Authors, The 'Ascension of Isaiah', the 'Epistle of the Apostles & Marcion of Sinope'

https://www.academia.edu/6881279/Give_a ... _of_Sinope , Studia Patristica 50 (2010); 105-29

Abstract:

Christian authors from the outgoing 2nd c. onwards often paint a picture of a dark age of Christianity when the unity of the church was threatened by the discordant multitude of heresies (Iren., Adv. haer. I 10f.). This paper challenges this view by relating two apocryphal texts [Epistle of the Apostles and Ascension of Isaiah] to one of the ‘arch-heretics’, Marcion of Sinope, and also draws on Matthew, Luke and John to show how mutually Christian prophets, teachers and apostles borrowed from each other to develop their own Christian perspectives further.

Vinzent also refers to Paul, Cerinthus, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, among others.
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