Mark's other gospel : rethinking Morton Smith's controversial discovery /

Did the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel? According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, more spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria. Clement's letter contains two extracts from this lost gospel, inclu...

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Author / Creator:Brown, Scott G. (Scott Gregory), 1966-
Imprint:Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (xxiii, 332 pages)
Language:English
Series:Studies in Christianity and Judaism = Études sur le christianisme et le judaïsme ; 15
Studies in Christianity and Judaism ; 15.
Subject:Secret Gospel according to Mark.
Évangile secret de Marc.
Secret Gospel according to Mark.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies.
Geheime evangelie van Marcus (apocrief)
Marcus (bijbelboek)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11136772
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ISBN:1417599677
9781417599677
0889204616
9780889204614
1280280786
9781280280788
9780889209237
0889209235
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-312).
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Summary:Did the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel? According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, more spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria. Clement's letter contains two extracts from this lost gospel, including a remarkable account of the raising of Lazarus. While scholars have reacted to this longer Gospel of Mark in different ways, after forty-five years of cursory investigation, one of the few things on which most scholars agree is that the letter's own explanation of the origin and purpose of this longer gospel need not be taken seriously. 'Mark's Other Gospel' calls this pervasive bias into question. After thoroughly critiquing the five competing scholarly paradigms regarding the gospel's status, Scott G Brown demonstrates that the gospel excerpts not only sound like Mark, but also employ Mark's distinctive literary techniques, deepening this gospel's theology and elucidating puzzling aspects of its narrative.; This 'mystic gospel' would have served the interests of educated Alexandrian readers, who expected to discover essential truths of a philosophy beneath the literal level of revered texts.
Other form:Print version: Brown, Scott G. (Scott Gregory), 1966- Mark's other gospel. Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005 0889204616