Marcion and the New Testament
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Marcion and the New Testament by Knox, John

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Marcion, of Sinope, 2nd cent.,
  • Bible. N.T. -- Canon.

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Edition Notes

Statementwith a new preface by the author.
LC ClassificationsBS2320 .K55 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4746394M
ISBN 100404161839
LC Control Number78063168

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  The book focuses on Marcion's New Testament rather than his beliefs. I hope there is a book out there as well written, researched and thoughtful as this one is, about Marcion's beliefs. Read more. 13 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Laura Knight-Jadczyk.4/5(13). The main points of Marcion's teaching were the rejection of the Old Testament and a distinction between the Supreme God of goodness and an inferior God of justice, who was the Creator and God of the Jews. He regarded Christ as the messenger of the Supreme God. The Old and New Testaments, Marcion argued, cannot be reconciled to each other. When we study Marcion, it should be obvious that the vast majority of New Testament books were already recognized as part of the New Testament canon. Marcion's specific removal and denial of many New Testament books from his own canon, including all of Peter, James and John, proves they were already in use between AD and widely accepted. Jason BeDuhn is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Northern Arizona University, a Guggenheim and National Humanities Center Fellow, and author of The Manichaean Body (, winner of the American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award), Truth in Translation (), Augustine’s Manichaean Dilemma (vol. 1 , vol. 2 ), and The First New Testament: Marcion’s.

  Marcion holds a lasting legacy for Christians as the inventor of the New Testament. Jason BeDuhn, author of The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon, argues that Marcion not only put together the very first Christian canon of scriptures, he gave Christianity very idea of doing so. ANTITHESIS Contradictions Between the Old Testament Deity and the New Testament God. By Daniel Mahar. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and Contradictions [antithesis] of gnosis falsely so called From the Pseudo-Pauline Epistle I . Epiphanius, observing how Marcion had disturbed the order of St. Paul's epistles, says, that in some editions of the New Testament, the epistle to the Hebrews was the fourteenth, in others the tenth, being placed before the two epistles to Timothy, and the epistles to Titus and Philemon: and that in all good copies the epistle to the Romans was.   Astral Guest—Robert Price, author of ‘Deconstructing Jesus’, ‘The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man’, and ‘The Pre-Nicene New Testament’ Category People & Blogs.

John Knox, Marcion and the New Testament, at The scope of Marcion's redactions is large. As Dr. Fisher explained, Marcion rejected "the entire Old Testament, [and] settled for Luke's Gospel (eliminating chapters 1 & 2 as too Jewish) and Paul's letters (except for the pastoral ones)." "The Canon of the New Testament," by Milton Fisher, in. Marcion joins the ranks of the so-called Apostolic Fathers as a witness to the very earliest recoverable forms of New Testament texts. Yet, because he did not merely make occasional quotations from or allusions to their content as other Apostolic Fathers did, but compiled and disseminated complete editions of them, Marcion far exceeds such other early witnesses in the extent of evidence he. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Description: ix, pages ; 18 cm.