A Forger Who Was Caught. The Case of Salvian, Part 2

THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF MY PREVIOUS POST ON SALVIAN, THE ONE CHRISTIAN FORGER THAT WE KNOW WAS CAUGHT IN THE ACT. I INCLUDE THE TAIL END OF THE PREVIOUS POST AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ONE FOR CONTEXT, BUT YOU MAY WANT TO REREAD THE WHOLE THING ITSELF. THIS, AGAIN, IS DRAWN FROM MY FORTHCOMING BOOK FORGERY AND COUNTERFORGERY.

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Given this confession of motivation, what Salvian claims next may seem a bit surprising, if not down-right duplicitous. Why ...

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A Forger Who Was Caught: The Case of Salvian

THE FOLLOWING IS ANOTHER EXTRACT FROM MY FORTHCOMING BOOK, WHICH DEALS WITH THE ONE CHRISTIAN FORGER WHO WAS CAUGHT RED-HANDED IN THE ACT. (THIS IS PART ONE; I WILL CONTINUE THE STORY IN THE NEXT POST)

The author was a Christian presbyter of Marseille named Salvian, who around 440 CE published a book Timothei ad Ecclesiam Libri IV. The name “Timothy,” of course, had clear apostolic connections from Pauline times. In his letter to the church, “Timothy” inveighed against ...

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