Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective

Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective

by Francis Watson

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ISBN-13: 9781467437653
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 679
Sales rank: 1,087,979
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Francis Watson holds a research chair in biblical interpretation at Durham University, England. Well known for his work in both theological interpretation and Pauline studies, he is also the author of Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations viii

Acknowledgements xii

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Eclipse of the Fourfold Gospel

1 Augustine's Ambiguous Legacy 13

Perspectives Historical and Theological 15

The Illusions of Harmony 28

The Old and the New 43

2 Dismantling the Canon: Lessing/Reimarus 62

A Controversy in the Making 69

A Parable and a Proposal 78

Against the Fourth Gospel 91

The Lost Original 99

Part 2 Reframing Gospel Origins

3 The Coincidences of Q 117

Luke, Papias, and Gospel Origins 121

Two Annunciations 131

Q's Uncertain Start 136

Mark, the Mount, and the Plain 148

4 Luke the Interpreter 156

Rewriting Matthew 158

A New Sayings Collection 168

Luke's Matthean Sequence 174

From Sayings Collection to Text 185

5 Thomas versus Q 217

De-gnosticizing Thomas 221

Thomas and the Sayings Collection Genre 249

Before Mark 271

6 Interpreting a Johannine Source (Jn, GEger) 286

Moses, Jesus, and Two Evangelists 290

i Searching the Scriptures 298

ii Moses the Accuser 304

iii Moses against Jesus 309

iv Moses' True Theme 312

v A Hostile Response 315

vi "As Moses Commanded" 321

The Johannine Interpreter 325

i Two Communities 326

ii A Mosaic Stratum 330

7 Reinterpreting in Parallel (Jn, GTh, GPet) 341

Modelling Reception 342

Seeking and Finding 356

The Crucified Bong 370

Locating the Risen Lord 393

Part 3 The Canonical Construct

8 The East: Limiting Plurality 411

Clement: The Inclusive Gospel 418

Eusebius: Constructing the Boundary 436

9 The West: Towards Consensus 453

Irenaeus: The Politics of Gospel Origins 454

Rome and the Gospel from Asia 473

Contested Beginnings 493

10 Origen: Canonical Hermeneutics 510

Commentary as Pilgrimage 516

Scripture's Firstfruits 529

Gospel Difference 542

11 Image, Symbol, Liturgy 553

On the Cherubim 556

Jerome in Ravenna 567

Imaging the One Christ 587

In lieu of a Conclusion: Seven Theses on Jesus and the Canonical Gospel 604

Bibliography 620

Index of Patristic Authors 645

Index of Modern Authors 647

Index of Subjects 653

Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Texts 657

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