NOVATIONS TEXT TINKERED WITH - PART 2
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[SUBHEADING]: A. Introduction
"...However, before we can examine the content of the text, we will need to survey the history of the transmission of the text itself, from the time of its writing to the publication of the current critical edition, as well as examine some of the textual problems associated with it. The most important of these problems, for our purposes, has to do with “corrections” to the text made by various editors over the course of time, which betray their discomfort with some of Novatian’s language concerning the relationships within the Trinity. It is precisely this language, perceived as too subordinationist for some, which will be a central part of our study of Novatian’s christology, and therefore the reconstruction of Novatian’s original text is of great importance." - (Chapter III, “Between Two Thieves” The Christology of Novatian as “Dynamic Subordination,” Influenced by His Historical Context, and His New Testament Interpretation. By James Leonard Papandrea Ph.D. Dissertation, 1998, Northwestern University.)
To be continued.