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The Living Text of the Gospels

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  • Date Published: August 1997
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521590624

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  • This book represents an important new departure in New Testament textual criticism. David Parker offers, for the first time, a different way of reading the Gospels that treats seriously the fact that they first existed as manuscripts. Through an analysis of different forms of a number of key passages, he demonstrates that the Gospels cannot be properly understood as texts without taking into consideration their physical existence as manuscripts, printed books and electronic text. In conclusion, he argues that the search for an original text of the Gospels is a misunderstanding of the way in which the early church passed down its traditions.

    • The first book to offer a new way of reading the Gospels which treats seriously the fact that they first existed as manuscripts
    • Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and therefore can be used as a primer as well as being of interest to experts
    • Presents the evidence in an innovative and creative way
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[Parker's] discussions are clear, entertaining, even at times amusing forays into a complicated field." Richard A. Vinson, Journal of Biblical Literature

    "...the book is an important and fascinating contribution to the interpretation of the Gospels." Dwight . Peterson, Pro Ecclesia

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521590624
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 143 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.385kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    1. The theory
    2. The materials
    3. The practice
    4. As our Saviour taught us ... the Lord's Prayer
    5. The sayings on marriage and divorce
    6. The story of the woman taken in adultery
    7. Secrets and hypotheses
    8. The endings of Mark's Gospel
    9. The last chapters of Luke
    10. The development and transmission of the Fourth Gospel
    11. From codex to disk
    12. The living text
    Indexes.

  • Author

    D. C. Parker, University of Birmingham

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