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'How Soon a Book’ Revisited: EUAGGELION as a Reference to ‘Gospel’ Materials in the First Half of the Second Century
Saint Louis University.
2004 (English)In: Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche, ISSN 0044-2615, E-ISSN 1613-009X, Vol. 95, no 1-2, 1-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article questions the thesis of H. von Campenhausen, H. Koester and R. Gundry that Marcion of Sinope was an innovator in using the term EUAGGELION as a reference for an authoritative document, i.e., a written Gospel.  This inference of recent scholarship is dubious because both Marcion and the possibly earlier author of Second Clement assume that EUAGGELION is already intelligible as a literary designation to their audiences.  Additionally, the Didache assumes EUAGGELION as an appropriate term for citing and referring to gospel materials reflecting Matthean redaction.  Consequently, the earliest use of EUAGGELION to designate a written Gospel is to be traced—prior to Marcion, the author of Second Clement and the Didachist—to a point between the composition of Matthew and the writing of the Didache.

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2004. Vol. 95, no 1-2, 1-34 p.
Keyword [en]
gospel (genre), Marcion, 2 Clement, Didache
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Religious Studies
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New Testament Exegesis
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141407DOI: 10.1515/zntw.2004.005OAI: diva2:385561
Available from: 2013-01-17 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2013-01-17Bibliographically approved

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