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Birger A. Pearson
University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)

Commentary on Jude and 2 Peter article: "Cain and the Cainites"

To write a commentary on two epistles of the New Testament, Jude and 2 Peter, both of which are polemical in tone and are probably directly against proponents of the Gnostic "heresyā€¯. PI will develop the symbolic role played by the biblical Cain in Jewish and early Christian sources as a progenitor of theological heresy.

Project fields:
History of Religion

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 8/31/1977