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Ausgabe:

November/2010

Spalte:

1227-1229

Kategorie:

Kirchengeschichte: Alte Kirche, Christliche Archäologie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Tabbernee, William

Titel/Untertitel:

Prophets and Gravestones. An Imagina­tive History of Montanists and Other Early Christians.

Verlag:

Peabody: Hendrickson 2009. XXX, 338 S. m. Abb. u. Ktn. gr.8°. Kart. US$ 29,95. ISBN 978-1-56563-937-9.

Rezensent:

Vera-Elisabeth Hirschmann

William Tabbernee’s latest book on Montanism is a successful alternative to the usual kind of monograph dealing with one of the most important chapters in the history of the early Church. T. himself explains that his book has »a novelistic approach, but [is] ... not a novel« (Introduction, 3). This takes up what he writes in the »Note to the Reader« about »imaginative history« and »fictional narrative« and is intended as a captatio benevolentiae to counter objections to an unusual approach for a work of scholarship.
Prophets and Gravestones can be described as a pure sourcebook, which in 38 individual chapters provides a detailed, chronologically arranged overview of all the important historical information on the history of Montanism. Beginning with ...


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