Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark by Tony Burke,Paul Foster PDF

By Tony Burke,Paul Foster

ISBN-10: 1498215351

ISBN-13: 9781498215350

ISBN-10: 1620321866

ISBN-13: 9781620321867

In 1958, American historian of faith Morton Smith made an superb discovery within the Mar Saba monastery in Jerusalem. Copied into the again of a seventeenth-century e-book was once a misplaced letter attributed to Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150-215 CE) that contained excerpts from an extended model of the Gospel of Mark written via Mark himself and circulating in Alexandria, Egypt. greater than fifty years after its discovery, the origins of this mystery Gospel of Mark stay contentious. a few contemplate it an real witness to an early type of Mark, maybe even predating canonical Mark. a few declare it's a medieval or premodern forgery created by means of a monastic scribe. And others argue it's a forgery created through Morton Smith himself. a majority of these positions are addressed within the papers contained during this quantity. 9 North American students, the world over well-known for his or her contributions to the research of mystery Mark, met at York collage in Toronto, Canada, in April 2011 to envision fresh advancements in scholarship at the gospel and the letter within which it really is came upon. Their effects characterize a considerable leap forward in choosing the origins of this mysterious and debatable text.

List of Contributors:
Scott G. Brown
Tony Burke
Stephen C. Carlson
Bruce Chilton
Craig A. Evans
Paul Foster
Charles W. Hedrick
Peter Jeffery
Allan J. Pantuck
Marvin Meyer
Hershel Shanks
Pierluigi Piovanelli

"In this really good and incisive choice of essays one reveals either readability and highbrow rigor. no longer all of the participants 'sing from a similar hymn sheet.' even though, this range finds how a hugely contested subject could be approached in an attractive and respectful demeanour. each person who reads this publication could be enriched, either through attention of its contents and during appreciation of the measured tone with which this crucial debate is carried out. it is a nice and very important remedy of the topic."
--Paul Foster, tuition of Divinity, college of Edinburgh

"The debate over the Secret Gospel of Mark rages on. Did Morton Smith observe this article, or did he forge it? This marvelous choice of essays provides major voices from each side of the debate, mentioning their perspectives, marshaling their proof, and permitting readers to move their very own verdicts."
--Bart D. Ehrman, collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Ancient Gospel or sleek Forgery? brings jointly lots of the key supporters and detractors of the authenticity of the Secret Gospel of Mark in a balanced, probing, and illuminating booklet. . . . even though this ebook, conscientiously crafted via Burke, can't be stated to have introduced closure at the factor, it has laid to leisure the various specious and illogical claims that experience littered the dialogue earlier. we will merely desire that the floor has now been cleared for a extra balanced and medical review of the Mar Saba manuscript."
--John S. Kloppenborg, collage of Toronto

Tony Burke is affiliate Professor of Early Christianity at York collage in Toronto, Ontario. he's the writer of De infantia Iesu evangelien Thomae graece (2010), a serious version of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas.

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