skip to content
Who chose the Gospels? : probing the great Gospel conspiracy Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Who chose the Gospels? : probing the great Gospel conspiracy

Author: Charles E Hill
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next two thousand years, serve as the main gateways to Jesus and his teaching? Recent books and films have traced the decision to a series of fourth-century councils and powerful bishops. After achieving victory over their rivals for the Christian  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Hill
ISBN: 9780199551231 0199551235 9780199640294 0199640297
OCLC Number: 587229780
Description: xi, 295 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : drowning in a sea of Gospels --
The proof is in the papyri? : Gospel bestsellers from Egyptian garbage dumps --
Silencing the Bishop, part I : the lonely Irenaeus --
Silencing the Bishop, part II : the ugly Irenaeus --
Irenaeus' 'co-conspirators' : a teacher, a preacher, and a canon-list maker --
'Packaging" the Gospels : of harmonies, synopses, and codices --
Preaching and teaching the Gospels : Justin Martyr and the Apostles' memoirs --
Justin's 'co-conspirators' : the Gospels as public documents --
Some 'proto-conspirators' : two forgers and an apologist --
Some 'co-proto-conspirators' : the Apostolic Fathers --
The search for an 'arch-conspirator' : a bishop, an elder, and an elderly Apostle --
Who chose the Gospels? --
Appendix : dates of the earliest manuscripts of the canonical Gospels.
Responsibility: C. E. Hill.
More information:

Abstract:

How did the Church get Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John instead of Thomas, Mary, Peter, and Judas? C. E. Hill presents evidence for how and why, despite the numerous Gospels that appeared in the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

To anyone rightly confused by what they read in some papers and often see on television, Prof. Hill's book will be a revealing, and perhaps even reassuring, read. The Irish Catholic A magnificent, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(7)

User lists with this item (4)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/587229780> # Who chose the Gospels? : probing the great Gospel conspiracy
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "587229780" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#CreativeWork/bible> ; # Bible.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Topic/neues_testament_kanon> ; # Neues Testament--Kanon
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1808065> ; # Bible.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#CreativeWork/evangelien> ; # Evangelien.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#CreativeWork/apokryphe_evangelien> ; # Apokryphe Evangelien.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/226.012/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BS2555> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Topic/kanon_neues_testament> ; # Kanon--Neues Testament
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Topic/kanon> ; # Kanon
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#CreativeWork/bibeln> ; # Bibeln.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Person/hill_charles_e_charles_evan_1956> ; # Charles Evan Hill
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next two thousand years, serve as the main gateways to Jesus and his teaching? Recent books and films have traced the decision to a series of fourth-century councils and powerful bishops. After achieving victory over their rivals for the Christian name, these key players, we are now told, conspired to 'rewrite history' to make it look like their version of Christianity was the original one preached by Jesus and his apostles: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John became the prime tools for their re-sculpting of the Christian story, leading to the destruction of previously treasured writings like the Gospels of Judas, Mary, and Thomas. Are the four canonical Gospels, then, in the Bible as the result of a great, ecclesiastical conspiracy? Or does this explanation itself represent another 'rewriting of history', this time by a group of modern academics? Who Chose the Gospels? takes us to the scholarship behind the headlines, examining the great (and ongoing) controversy about how to look at ancient books about Jesus. How the four Biblical Gospels emerged into prominence among their competitors is a crucial question for everyone interested in understanding the historical Jesus and the development of the Christian church."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796577785> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Who chose the Gospels? : probing the great Gospel conspiracy"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "295" ;
    schema:productID "587229780" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/587229780#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199551231> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199640294> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB062229> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/587229780> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#CreativeWork/apokryphe_evangelien> # Apokryphe Evangelien.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Apokryphe Evangelien." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Person/hill_charles_e_charles_evan_1956> # Charles Evan Hill
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1956" ;
    schema:familyName "Hill" ;
    schema:givenName "Charles Evan" ;
    schema:givenName "Charles E." ;
    schema:name "Charles Evan Hill" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Topic/kanon_neues_testament> # Kanon--Neues Testament
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Kanon--Neues Testament"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796577785#Topic/neues_testament_kanon> # Neues Testament--Kanon
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Neues Testament--Kanon"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1808065> # Bible.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Bible." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199640294>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0199640297" ;
    schema:isbn "9780199640294" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.