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Early Christian Gospels: their Production and Transmission

Charlesworth, Scott D. (2016) Early Christian Gospels: their Production and Transmission. Edizioni Gonnelli, Florence, Italy. 310pp. ISBN 9788874680481

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Early Christian Gospels: their Production and Transmission greatly increases our understanding of the historical circumstances in which early (i.e., c. 150 to the early fourth century) canonical and non-canonical gospels were produced and transmitted. Prior analysis of non-canonical gospels in relation to the canonical gospels has usually been conducted solely from a theological perspective. In addition, early gospels are often treated simply as texts printed in a critical edition. In the process, their essential nature, the fact that they are ancient manuscripts with individual characteristics, has been overlooked. By comparing canonical and non-canonical gospels holistically—in terms of their codicology (or, in a few cases, ‘voluminology’), production characteristics, scribal tendencies, and textual transmission—Early Christian Gospels represents a major advance in methodology. Its conclusions are compelling, not only by virtue of the exhaustive comparison, but also because several lines of analysis coalesce to confirm the overall findings of the book.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Christian Gospel, production, transmission
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 03:38
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2017 07:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2058

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