Theology

Jacob A. Rodriguez

Combining Gospels in Early Christianity

The One, the Many, and the Fourfold

[Die Kombination der Evangelien im frühen Christentum. Das Eine, die Vielen und das Vierfache.]

2023. Approx. 350 pages.
forthcoming in March

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe

approx. 100,00 €
including VAT
eBook PDF
ISBN 978-3-16-161973-1
forthcoming
Published in English.
Jacob A. Rodriguez investigates which gospels tended to keep company with one another in early Christian reading practices. Engaging a variety of second-century gospel combinations, he identifies a center of gravity in early gospel reading consisting of the Synoptics and John.
In this study, Jacob A. Rodriguez investigates which gospels tended to keep company with one another in early Christian reading practices. By engaging the dynamics of gospel combinations in the Gospel of Thomas, the Epistula Apostolorum, the Diatessaron, second-century Christian authors ranging from Papias to Clement of Alexandria, and early gospel manuscripts, Rodriguez identifies a center of gravity in early Christian gospel reading consisting of the Synoptics and John. While second-century Christians do not use the terms »canonical” or »noncanonical,” the gospels we now know as canonical captivated their literary imagination in a manner unparalleled by any other Jesus books. The author offers a rigorous philological, literary-critical, text-critical, artifactual, and theological reconstruction of early Christian gospel-reading culture.
Survey of contents
Chapter 1: The Gospel according to Thomas: Combining Gospels through Interpretive Rewriting
Chapter 2: The Epistula Apostolorum: Combining Gospels through Interpretive Rewriting
Chapter 3: Orchestrating the Gospel: Tatian's Diatessaron as a Gospel Combination
Chapter 4: Second-Order Discourse on Gospel Authors and Their Texts, Part 1: GMark to Justin Martyr
Chapter 5: Second-Order Discourse on Gospel Authors and Their Texts, Part 2: Irenaeus, Clement, Heretics, and Celsus
Chapter 6: Gospel Combinations in Early Christian Artifacts: Gregory Aland 0171 and P4+P64+67
Chapter 7: Gospel Combinations in Early Christian Artifacts: P45 and P75
Authors/Editors

Jacob A. Rodriguez Born 1987; BA and MA at Wheaton College; DPhil at the University of Oxford; currently associate priest at Church of the Resurrection, Capitol Hill.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9761-8146

Reviews

We have not yet received any reviews of this work.