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Jesus Tradition, Early Christian Memory, and Gospel Writing

The Long Search for the Authentic Source
  • By Alan Kirk
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Breaking a 200-year impasse on the origins of the gospels

Biblical scholars want to get to the roots of the gospels--the very earliest memories of Jesus and his world. Of course, we know about all the major concepts at work here--Q, the Urgospel, priority--but it seems like a definitive solution to the Synoptic problem is hopelessly unattainable. Why the impasse? And where do we go from here?

In Jesus Tradition, Early Christian Memory, and Gospel Writing, Alan Kirk guides us through the history of biblical scholars' quest for the authentic source. Kirk reveals that outdated assumptions about ancient media realities have caused the past two centuries of academic deadlock. Using cutting-edge scholarship on orality, memory, and tradition formation, he shows how the origins of the gospels may be found in the memory practices of the earliest Jesus communities.

Jesus Tradition, Early Christian Memory, and Gospel Writing is an essential resource for scholars and students looking to better understand this complex and rapidly changing field.

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    • SKU: 9780802882950
    • Manufacturer: William B Eerdmans Pub Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780802882950
    • Publication Date: 08/15/2023
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Alan Kirk

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