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The Resource The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins, Burton L. Mack

The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins, Burton L. Mack

Label
The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins
Title
The lost gospel
Title remainder
the book of Q & Christian origins
Statement of responsibility
Burton L. Mack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first full account of the lost gospel of Jesus' original followers, revealing him to be a Jewish Socrates who was mythologized into the New Testament Christ. Compiled by his followers during his lifetime, the Book of Q (from Quelle, German for source) became the prime foundation for the New Testament gospels. Once lost, it has been reconstructed through a century of scholarship. In presenting his own translation, Burton Mack explains how the text of Q was determined and explores the implications of the discovery that Jesus was transformed into the dying and rising messianic savior of Christianity by the New Testament gospels." "Instead of telling a dramatic story about Jesus' life as the Christian gospels do, the Book of Q contained only his sayings. The first followers of Jesus focused not upon his life and destiny, but on the social experiment called for by his teachings. Their book collected his proverbs, aphorisms, and parables to offer instruction in living authentically in the midst of a most confusing time." "In The Lost Gospel, Burton Mack puts forth the first popular translation of Q as scholarly consensus has reconstructed it; shows that Jesus' life story as presented in the New Testament gospels was fictionalized for theological purposes; reveals Jesus to be a countercultural teacher and leader - subsequently mythologized into the Christ of the New Testament; depicts Jesus' followers not as Christians, but as disciples of a wise, antiestablishment teacher; they did not believe him to be the son of God, believe that he rose from the dead, or gather to worship in his name and concludes that Christianity is a mythologized religion (like Buddhism and other religions) rooted in a historical figure and teachings that in reality are quite remote from conventional beliefs."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mack, Burton L
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2555.2
LC item number
.M2535 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Q hypothesis (Synoptics criticism)
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Q hypothesis (Synoptics criticism)
  • Q-bron
  • Christendom
  • Urchristentum
Label
The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins, Burton L. Mack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery of a lost gospel -- The text of the lost gospel -- The recovery of a social experiment -- The reconception of christian origins -- The consequences
Control code
26262429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
vii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780060653750
Lccn
92053921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)26262429
Label
The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins, Burton L. Mack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery of a lost gospel -- The text of the lost gospel -- The recovery of a social experiment -- The reconception of christian origins -- The consequences
Control code
26262429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
vii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780060653750
Lccn
92053921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)26262429
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