Mark's Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith's Controversial Discovery

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 spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Chri

  • Title: Mark's Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith's Controversial Discovery
  • Author: Scott G. Brown
  • ISBN: 9780889204614
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Did the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria Clement s letter contains two excerpts from this lost gospel, including a remarkably different account of the raising of Lazarus.Forty five years oDid the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria Clement s letter contains two excerpts from this lost gospel, including a remarkably different account of the raising of Lazarus.Forty five years of cursory investigation have yielded five mutually exclusive paradigms, abundant confusion, and rumours of forgery Strangely, one of the few things upon which most investigators 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 Rethinking Morton Smith s Controversial Discovery calls this pervasive bias into question After thoroughly critiquing the five main paradigms, Scott G Brown demonstrates that the gospel excerpts not only sound like Mark, but also employ Mark s distinctive literary techniques, deepening this gospels theology and elucidating puzzling aspects of its narrative This mystic gospel represents Mark s own response to the Alexandrian predilection to discover the essential truths of a philosophy beneath the literal level of revered texts.

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    1. "Mark's Other Gospel" by Prof. Scott G. Brown looks at the many implications of the late Morton Smith's discovery of a lost version of the Gospel of Mark, of which Smith only found two passages quoted in a lost letter by Clement of Alexandria that existed only as an eighteenth century copy, which itself is now lost.(!) The tenuousness of this convoluted history of the lost version of Mark has led to controversy because any step in this copying of copies of copies is open to accusations of forger [...]

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