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Christology and the Synoptic Problem

Christology and the Synoptic Problem
An Argument for Markan Priority

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: July 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521584883

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  • This book makes a major contribution to the ongoing debate about which of the Synoptic gospels was written first. Dr. Head has evolved a new approach to the problem, using the christological criterion in order to produce more objective results. He compares the consensus view--that Mark's gospel was the first to be written--with the view that Mark used, conflated and abbreviated Matthew and Luke (a view that is undergoing a contemporary revival). The author confirms the hypothesis of Markan priority, but argues that Matthew was a developer rather than a corrector of Mark.

    • Was the first ever detailed treatment of the Christological argument for Markan priority
    • Breaks ground in its method of comparative analysis
    • Comprehensive grasp of contemporary scholarship in the field
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    "It will be an important acquisition for libraries and interested specialists." Daniel A. Smith, Religious Studies Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521584883
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and a history of research
    2. Method and approach
    3. The rich young ruler (Matthew 19. 16-22
    Mark 10. 17-22
    Luke 18. 18-23)
    4. Jesus's rejection at Nazareth (Matthew 13. 53-38
    Mark 6. 1-6a)
    5. Walking on water (Matthew 14. 22-33
    Mark 6. 45-52)
    6. Arguments concerning Jesus's emotions, 'inability' and questions
    7. The worship of Jesus and the passion narratives
    8. Christology and titles: Jesus as teacher and Lord
    9. Jesus as messiah
    10. Jesus as Son of God
    11. Jesus as 'the Son of Man'
    12. The messianic secret
    13. Conclusion

  • Author

    Peter M. Head, Oak Hill College, London

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