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Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papiass Exposition of Logia about the Lord Dennis Ronald MacDonald

Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The Logoi of Jesus and Papiass Exposition of Logia about the Lord

Dennis Ronald MacDonald

Published December 15th 2012
ISBN : 9789004230781
Hardcover
711 pages
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Dennis MacDonald is one of the most creative and intellectually innovative New Testament scholars of his generation. In this bold new book, MacDonald dares to re-imagine the textual landscape of early Gospel traditions. Attention is focused onMoreDennis MacDonald is one of the most creative and intellectually innovative New Testament scholars of his generation. In this bold new book, MacDonald dares to re-imagine the textual landscape of early Gospel traditions. Attention is focused on reconstructing two lost Gospel texts, the Logoi of Jesus (the so-called Q source) and Papias The Exposition of Logia about the Lord. MacDonald develops a new paradigm for reconstructing Q, and in the process generates a text nearly twice as long as traditional reconstructions. This he calls Q+. In relation to Papias Exposition, MacDonald argues that work was a commentary on three gospel texts Matthew, Mark and the Logoi of Jesus. Here MacDonald seeks to re-assemble the surviving fragments of Papias work in their original order and he speculates concerning the material that would have filled the gaps between these fragments. MacDonald s work is brave, challenging, and stimulating. If his ideas prove correct the implication for New Testament scholarship and current understandings of the transmission of the Jesus tradition would be truly revolutionary. Paul Foster, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.