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The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides

Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonald
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them." Dennis R. MacDonald offers a provocative explanation of those scandalous words of Christ from the Fourth Gospel--an explanation that he argues would hardly have surprised some of the Gospel's early readers. John sounds themes that would have instantly been recognized as proper to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), not least as he was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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MACDONALD, DENNIS R.
DIONYSIAN GOSPEL.
[Place of publication not identified] : AUGSBURG FORTRESS, 2017
(OCoLC)960279765
Named Person: Euripides; Euripides.; Euripides.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Ronald MacDonald
ISBN: 9781506421667 1506421660
OCLC Number: 982492726
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 250 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. The beginning of the Johannine tradition --
2. The earliest gospel stratum and Euripides' Bacchae : an intertextual commentary --
3. Rewriting the Gospel --
4. The final gospel stratum and a Johannine corpus --
Appendix 1. A conjectural reconstruction of the Dionysian gospel --
Appendix 2. Euripides' Bacchae --
Appendix 3. The sinful woman (John 7:53-8:11).
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Dennis R. MacDonald.

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MacDonald observes that the Fourth Gospel sounds themes proper to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), not least as he was depicted in Euripides's play The Bacchae.  Read more...

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