Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium

Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium

by Tony Burke

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ISBN-13: 9781620321867
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tony Burke is Associate Professor of Early Christianity at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of De infantia Iesu evangelien Thomae graece (2010), a critical edition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

List of Illustrations and Tables xi

Foreword Paul Foster xiii

Preface Tony Burke xxiii

Abbreviations xxv

1 Introduction Tony Burke 1

2 Secret Mark: Moving on from Stalemate Charles W. Hedrick 30

3 Provenience: A Reply to Charles Hedrick Bruce Chilton 67

4 Morton Smith and the Secret Gospel of Mark: Exploring the Grounds for Doubt Craig A. Evans 75

5 Craig Evans and the Secret Gospel of Mark: Exploring the Grounds for Doubt Scott G. Brown Allan J. Pantuck 101

6 Was Morton Smith the Bernie Madoff of the Academy? Hershel Shanks 135

7 The Young Streaker in Secret and Canonical Mark Marvin Meyer 145

8 Halfway between Sabbatai Tzevi and Aleister Crowley: Morton Smith's "Own Concept of What Jesus 'Must' Have Been" and, Once Again, the Questions of Evidence and Motive Pierluigi Piovanelli 157

9 A Question of Ability: What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Further Excavations from the Morton Smith Archives Allan J. Pantuck 184

10 Clement's Mysteries and Morton Smith's Magic Peter Jeffery 212

11 Behind the Seven Veils, I: The Gnostic Life Setting of the Mystic Gospel of Mark Scott G. Brown 247

12 The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: A Scholarly Q and A 284

Appendix 1 Can the Academy Protect Itself from One of Its Own? The Case of Secret Mark Stephen C. Carlson 299

Appendix 2 The Letter to Theodore 308

Bibliography 313

Index of Ancient Documents 337

Index of Modern Authors 349

Index of Subjects 355

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