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The Gothic Bologna fragments in context

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The Bologna Fragments’ language of attestation suggests a link to the Homoianism espoused by Wulfila and the Gothic kingdoms. This paper offers a brief treatment of the Homoian movement to deter misconceptions and differentiate it from Arianism. It turns then to the consideration of a few passages with potentially Trinitarian implications, and concludes that whatever the Fragments are about, they not only do not treat Trinitarian theology, but were not written in a context in which such ideas were in dispute. Finally, it notes the topos of race in one catena of the first folio.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLe palimpseste gotique de Bologne
Subtitle of host publicationEtudes philologiques et linguistiques
EditorsAnita Auer, Michiel de Vaan
Place of PublicationLausanne
PublisherCentre de linguistique et des sciences du langage, Université de Lausanne
Pages99-109
Volume50
ISBN (Print)9782970095859
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameLes Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique et des Sciences du Langage
PublisherUniversité de Lausanne
Volume50

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