The Written Gospel
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Written Gospel by Markus Bockmuehl
Book DescriptionThis book comprehensively surveys the origin, production and reception of the canonical gospels in the early church. The discussion unfolds in three steps. Part One traces the origin of the 'gospel' of Jesus, its significance in Jewish and Hellenistic contexts of the first century, and its development from eyewitness memory to oral tradition and written text. Part Two then more specifically examines the composition, design and intentions of each of the four canonical gospels. Widening the focus, Part Three first asks about gospel-writing as viewed from the perspective of ancient Jews and pagans before turning to the question of reception history in the proliferation of 'apocryphal' gospels, in the formation of the canon, and in the beginnings of a gospel commentary tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521832854
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Markus Bockmuehl
Markus Bockmuehl is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His publications include (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (2001). Donald A. Hagner is the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. His publications include commentaries on Matthew (1993) and Hebrews (1990).
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