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The Resource The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides, Dennis R. MacDonald

The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides, Dennis R. MacDonald

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The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides
Title
The Dionysian gospel
Title remainder
the fourth gospel and Euripides
Statement of responsibility
Dennis R. MacDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them." Dennis R. MacDonald offers a provocative explanation of those scandalous words of Christ from the Fourth Gospel--an explanation that he argues would hardly have surprised some of the Gospel's early readers. John sounds themes that would have instantly been recognized as proper to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), not least as he was depicted in Euripides's play The Bacchae. A divine figure, the offspring of a divine father and human mother, takes on flesh to live among mortals, but is rejected by his own. He miraculously provides wine and offers it as a sacred gift to his devotees, women prominent among them, dies a violent death--and returns to life. Yet John takes his drama in a dramatically different direction: while Euripides's Dionysos exacts vengeance on the Theban throne, the Johannine Christ offers life to his followers. MacDonald employs mimesis criticism to argue that the earliest Evangelist not only imitated Euripides but expected his readers to recognize Jesus as greater than Dionysos
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Dennis Ronald
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
Label
The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides, Dennis R. MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The beginning of the Johannine tradition -- 2. The earliest gospel stratum and Euripides' Bacchae : an intertextual commentary -- 3. Rewriting the Gospel -- 4. The final gospel stratum and a Johannine corpus -- Appendix 1. A conjectural reconstruction of the Dionysian gospel -- Appendix 2. Euripides' Bacchae -- Appendix 3. The sinful woman (John 7:53-8:11)
Control code
ocn982492726
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506421667
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gc2ktn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982492726
Label
The Dionysian gospel : the fourth gospel and Euripides, Dennis R. MacDonald
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The beginning of the Johannine tradition -- 2. The earliest gospel stratum and Euripides' Bacchae : an intertextual commentary -- 3. Rewriting the Gospel -- 4. The final gospel stratum and a Johannine corpus -- Appendix 1. A conjectural reconstruction of the Dionysian gospel -- Appendix 2. Euripides' Bacchae -- Appendix 3. The sinful woman (John 7:53-8:11)
Control code
ocn982492726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506421667
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gc2ktn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982492726

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