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The Birthing of the New Testament: The Intertextual Development of the New Testament Writings Thomas L. Brodie

The Birthing of the New Testament: The Intertextual Development of the New Testament Writings

Thomas L. Brodie

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ISBN : 9781905048663
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688 pages
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Many are saying that the prevailing paradigm of New Testament origins is going nowhere. In its place, Brodies stunning book invites us to suspend all knowledge we already have about the history of the New Testaments development, and to be willingMoreMany are saying that the prevailing paradigm of New Testament origins is going nowhere. In its place, Brodies stunning book invites us to suspend all knowledge we already have about the history of the New Testaments development, and to be willing to entertain the following thesis. Everything hinges on Proto-Luke, a history of Jesus using the Elijah-Elisha narrative as its model, which survives in 10 chapters of Luke and 15 of Acts. Mark then uses Proto-Luke, transposing its Acts material back into the life of Jesus. Matthew deuteronomizes Mark, John improves on the discourses of Matthew. Luke-Acts spells out the story at length. Add the Pauline corpus, the descendant of Deuteronomy via the Matthean logia, and the New Testament is virtually complete. This is a totalizing theory, an explanation of everything, and its critics will be numerous. But even they will be hugely intrigued, and have to admit that Brodies myriads of challenging observations about literary affinities demand an answer.