17), but can also nourish doubts concerning just what epistle
(one different from the transmitted epistula Sapphus?) Sabinus was replying to.
Moreover, Pamela stands only to gain from an implicit comparison with the famed poet presented in the "Epistle
The opening lines of Epistle
1, which 'expose' the falsity of Horace's earlier self-portrayal indeed indicate his serious intent to deliver on this promise, but immediately after we are confronted with a claim which threatens to destroy the credibility of Horace's epistolary persona.
The SPC epistle
also draws attention 'to the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, citing one of the key preconditions for solving the problem, building a society based on the rule of law in which people of different backgrounds can live in peace, with full protection and respect for everyone's religious, cultural and national identities.'
Lowry reports that he consulted these translations, but the problem with them is that "all the previous translations suffer from a common ill: none of the translators seems to feel that the Epistle
offers a coherent vision of the law" (pp.
's consistent ethical concern with behavior is reminiscent of wisdom literature found in the Old Testament such as the book of Proverbs and in other ancient Near Eastern cultures.
2.1.4), from the first epistle
of the second book would radically alter our appreciation of that work.
The rest of these documents are epistles
, essays, and homilies.
The rather drastic curses voiced in this epistle
include his father, the bed where he was conceived, and even the carpenter who made it.
Now Vanhoye sets down the definitive claim that this epistle
articulates a unique Christology through which the entire biblical theology of grace is to be read, and which establishes that the dominant theology of the Messiah in second century Christian communities was a High Christology.