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Uno scandalo nello scandalo

L’Apocalisse come eccezione nel canone neotestamentario

Ermanno Antonioli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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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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