The Living Text of the Gospels Paperback

by David C. Parker (University of Birmingham);

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The Living Text of the Gospels

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This book represents an important new departure in Gospel studies and textual criticism. David Parker offers, for the first time, a different way of reading the Gospels which treats seriously the fact that they first existed as manuscripts. Through an analysis of the different forms of a number of key passages, he demonstrates that the Gospels cannot be properly understood as texts without taking into consideration their physical existence as manuscripts, printed books and electronic text. In conclusion, he argues that the search for an original text of the Gospels overlooks the way in which the early church passed down its traditions. This book challenges many of the assumptions of New Testament scholarship. But, at the same time, it does not assume any prior knowledge of the discipline, and can therefore be used as a unique alternative to traditional primers of New Testament textual criticism.

The Living Text of the Gospels by David C. Parker (University of Birmingham) was published by Cambridge University Press in August 1997 and is our 46049th best seller. The ISBN for The Living Text of the Gospels is 9780521599511.

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Details for The Living Text of the Gospels

Page last updated 5th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 1997)
Number of Pages244
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4504
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