SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Stoyanov, Yuri (2018) 'The Debate on Medieval Western Christian Dualism through the Prism of Slavonic Pseudepigrapha.' Scrinium, 14 (1). pp. 334-350.

Text - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Download (374kB) | Preview


The study of the Old Slavonic pseudepigrapha has assumed wider significance in wider areas of Jewish and Christian religious history after recent research has indicated their importance for the investigation of early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism, Gnosticism and the Jewish Merkabah tradition. The article intends to present the state of evidence and research of the influx of early Jewish and Christian parabiblical narratives and notions in western medieval heretical milieux (via the transmission of Slavonic apocryphal traditions through Eastern dualist channels). The parabiblical narratives or elements of earlier pseudepigraphic texts in the sources for Catharism have been largely downplayed or ignored in the current debates on medieval Western heresy. However, they should be reintegrated in the central ground of these debates, as they provide vital clues to medieval dualist stances on Scripture and the exegetical and compilatory techniques in recasting biblical and parabiblical material in medieval theological and literary environments

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Eastern Christianity, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Christian Dualism, Paulicianism, Bogomilism, Catharism, Heresy, Heterodoxy, Medieval Literature, Byzantine and Slavonic Orthodox Religious Literature, Jewish-Christian Religious and Literary Interchange
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > DC France
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
D History General and Old World > DG Italy - Malta
D History General and Old World > DJK Eastern Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
D History General and Old World
P Language and Literature
ISSN: 18177530
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2023 11:48

Altmetric Data


Download activity - last 12 monthsShow export options
Downloads since deposit
6 month trend
6 month trend
Accesses by country - last 12 monthsShow export options
Accesses by referrer - last 12 monthsShow export options

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item