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A Myth of Innocence

Burton L Mack

A Myth of Innocence

Burton L Mack

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PrefaceIntroduction: Christian Origins And The ImaginationsPart I: Christian Beginnings1.The Temple And The Land Of Palestine 2.Jesus In Galilee 3.The Followers Of Jesus 4.The Congregations Of The Christ 5.The Patterns Of Social ConflictPart II: Stories In The Gospel Tradition6.The Parables Of Jesus 7.The Pronouncement Stories 8.The Miracle StoriesPart III: Narratives Of The Passion9.The Entanglements Of History And Myth 10.The Narrative Designs 11.The Compositional ProcessPart IV: The Gospel According To Mark12.The Gospel As Myth 13.The Gospel As Apocalypse 14.The Gospel As Parable 15.The Gospel As ParadigmConclusion: Imagination And The Myth Of InnocenceApendicesI. The Pronouncement Stories In MarkII. Linnemann: The Traditions Of The PassionIII. Dormeyer: The Acts Of The MartyrIV. The Gospel Of Mark: An OverviewBibliographyIndicesI. SubjectsII. Ancient Authors And WritingsIII. Modern Authors

- Publisher "This imaginative book is not just a study of the Gospel of Mark, but of primitive Christianity in all its variegated forms, for which it represents a new paradigm ... It deserves serious reflection and discussion at several levels, in a variety of contexts, by quite diversified discussion partners."? James M. Robinson, Professor Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University"This is an epic-making work because it turns scholarship on its head. Mack asks questions not about origins but about social meaning. The entire conception of what we want to know, why we want to know it, and how we shall find it out is new and compelling."? Jacob Neusner, Bard College"A Myth of Innocence is the most penetrating historical work on the origins of Christianity written by an American scholar in this century. Its strikingly innovative feature is the recombination of literary and social histories, and the placement of diverse Jesus movements into their respective social contexts."? Werner H. Kelber, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

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PrefaceIntroduction: Christian Origins And The ImaginationsPart I: Christian Beginnings1.The Temple And The Land Of Palestine 2.Jesus In Galilee 3.The Followers Of Jesus 4.The Congregations Of The Christ 5.The Patterns Of Social ConflictPart II: Stories In The Gospel Tradition6.The Parables Of Jesus 7.The Pronouncement Stories 8.The Miracle StoriesPart III: Narratives Of The Passion9.The Entanglements Of History And Myth 10.The Narrative Designs 11.The Compositional ProcessPart IV: The Gospel According To Mark12.The Gospel As Myth 13.The Gospel As Apocalypse 14.The Gospel As Parable 15.The Gospel As ParadigmConclusion: Imagination And The Myth Of InnocenceApendicesI. The Pronouncement Stories In MarkII. Linnemann: The Traditions Of The PassionIII. Dormeyer: The Acts Of The MartyrIV. The Gospel Of Mark: An OverviewBibliographyIndicesI. SubjectsII. Ancient Authors And WritingsIII. Modern Authors
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"This imaginative book is not just a study of the Gospel of Mark, but of primitive Christianity in all its variegated forms, for which it represents a new paradigm ... It deserves serious reflection and discussion at several levels, in a variety of contexts, by quite diversified discussion partners."? James M. Robinson, Professor Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University"This is an epic-making work because it turns scholarship on its head. Mack asks questions not about origins but about social meaning. The entire conception of what we want to know, why we want to know it, and how we shall find it out is new and compelling."? Jacob Neusner, Bard College"A Myth of Innocence is the most penetrating historical work on the origins of Christianity written by an American scholar in this century. Its strikingly innovative feature is the recombination of literary and social histories, and the placement of diverse Jesus movements into their respective social contexts."? Werner H. Kelber, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
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Burton L Mack

Burton L. Mack is John Wesley Professor of the New Testament at the school of Theology at Claremont and the author of "The Lost Gospel: The Book Q and Christian Origin" and "A Myth of Innocence: Mark and Christian Origins.

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  • Catalogue Code 128230
  • Product Code 0800625498
  • EAN 9780800625498
  • Pages 456
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Oct 1991
  • Dimensions 229 x 153 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.706kg

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