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Uno scandalo nello scandalo

L’Apocalisse come eccezione nel canone neotestamentario

Ermanno Antonioli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The textual canon of the New Testament established by the Church is usually regarded as the model par excellence of a canon’s strict coherency and normativity. Nonetheless, what is explored here is that this archetypal model of a canon carries in itself an almost irresolvable problem of incoherency, constituted by the Book of Revelation. Thus, the aim of this contribution is firstly to show why this book represents a remarkable exception in the New Testament canon for its genre, content and tone (§§ 1, 2); and secondly to underline the reasons and the implications of its acceptance in the canon (§ 3).

keywords: Canon. Dogma. Prophecy. Apocalypse. Christianism.

Language: it

Published: Dec. 22, 2020  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-462-2/004

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