Synopses & Reviews
Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism is organized into two parts. Part One features chapters by Richard Bauckham, Thomas Kraus, and Tommy Wasserman. These chapters engage with Hurtados scholarly contributions. Bauckham addresses Hurtados contributions to Christology while Kraus and Wasserman address his contributions to New Testament textual criticism. Part Two features chapters from Hurtados former students, now important voices within the discipline themselves, and addresses issues such as manuscript traditions and variants, the role of the disciples in Mark and further issues of Christology and martyrdom. The result is not only a fitting tribute to one of the most influential New Testament scholars of present times, but also a welcome survey of current scholarship.
Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism is organized into three parts: Mark's Gospel, Manuscripts and Textual Criticism, and Monotheism and Early Jesus-Devotion. With contributors hailing from several different countries, and including both senior and junior scholars, this volume contains essays penned in honor of Larry W. Hurtado by engaging and focusing upon these three major emphases in his scholarship. The result is not only a fitting tribute to one of the most influential New Testament scholars of present times, but also a welcome survey of current scholarship.
About the Author
Chris Keith is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK.
Dieter T. Roth is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Post-Doctoral Fellow) at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PART ONE: MARK'S GOSPEL
Chapter One: “Is It as Bad as All That?”: The Misconception of Mark as a Gospel Film NoirHolly J. Carey, Point University, USA
Chapter Two: Early Christian Book Culture and the Emergence of the First Written GospelChris Keith, St Mary's University, UK
Chapter Three: Jesus as God's Chief Agent in Mark's ChristologyPaul Owen, Montreat College, USA
PART TWO: MANUSCRIPTS AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM
Chapter Four: Mark, Manuscripts, and Paragraphs: Sense-Unit Divisions in Mark 14-16Sean A. Adams, University of Edinburgh, UK
Chapter Five: From “Text-Critical Methodology” to “Manuscripts as Artefacts”: A Tribute to Larry W. HurtadoThomas J. Kraus, Independent Scholar
Chapter Six: Origen's List of New Testament Books in Hom. Jos. 7.1: A Fresh LookMichael J. Kruger, Reformed Theological Seminary, USA
Chapter Seven: î45 as Early Christian Artifact: Considering Staurogram and Punctuation in the ManuscriptDieter T. Roth, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Chapter Eight: î45 and Codex W in Mark RevisitedTommy Wasserman, Örebro School of Theology, Sweden
PART THREE: MONOTHEISM AND EARLY JESUS-DEVOTION
Chapter Nine: Who, What, and Why?: The Worship of the Firstborn in Hebrews 1:6David M. Allen, The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, UK
Chapter Ten: Devotion to Jesus Christ in Earliest Christianity-An Appraisal and Discussion of the Work of Larry HurtadoRichard J. Bauckham, University of St Andrews, UK and University of Cambridge, UK
Chapter Eleven: Hebrews and WisdomMary Ann Beavis, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Chapter Twelve, Christology, Martyrdom, and Vindication in the Gospel of Mark and the Apocalypse: Two New Testament ViewsPaul Middleton, University of Chester, UK