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Gospels before the book

Author: Matthew D C Larsen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
What does it look like to read the texts we now call the gospels like first- and second-century readers? There is no evidence of anyone regarding the gospel as a book published by an author until the end of the second century. So, put differently, what does it mean to read the gospels "before the book"? For centuries, the ways people discuss the gospels have been shaped by later ideas that have more to do with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew D C Larsen
ISBN: 9780190848583 0190848588
OCLC Number: 1109459630
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2020 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.
Description: xv, 227 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Reading Gospels "Before the Book" --
Unfinished and Less Authored Texts --
Accidental Publication and Post-Publication Revision --
Multiple Authorized Versions of the Same Work --
The Earliest Readers of the Gospel of Mark --
The Earliest Users of the Gospel of Mark --
Reading Mark as Unfinished.
Responsibility: Matthew D.C. Larsen.


What does it look like to read the gospels "before the book"? Larsen explores ancient textual culture and argues the earliest readers and users of the Gospel of Mark regarded it not as a book  Read more...


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Without question, this is an excellent book. Larsen's writing is crisp, succinct, and evocative. His analysis is fresh and direct. I often find myself wondering, "How'd this guy find all these case Read more...

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