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Satanology and Demonology in the Apostolic Fathers : A Response to Jonathan Burke

@inproceedings{Burke2018SatanologyAD,
  title={Satanology and Demonology in the Apostolic Fathers : A Response to Jonathan Burke},
  author={J. Burke and T. J. Farrar and B. Ehrman},
  year={2018}
}
This in turn constitutes evidence “for a first century demythological Christianity which survived well into the second century though only as a minority report.” An “efficient explanation” for this “marginalization” and “demythologization” is “non-belief in Satan and demons” on the part of the authors. Burke thus offers a radical reappraisal of Christian ideas about evil in the early post-apostolic period. The Apostolic Fathers texts Burke marshals in support of his thesis are Didache, 1… Expand

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