Item description for The Birthing of the New Testament: The Intertextual Development of the New Testament Writings (New Testament Monographs) by Thomas L. Brodie...
Many are saying that the prevailing paradigm of New Testament origins is going nowhere. In its place, Brodie's stunning book invites us to suspend all 'knowledge' we already have about the history of the New Testament's 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 Brodie's myriads of challenging observations about literary affinities demand an answer.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.38" Weight: 2.09 lbs.
Release Date Jun 6, 2006
Publisher Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd
ISBN 1905048661 ISBN13 9781905048663
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More About Thomas L. Brodie
Brodie, an Irish Dominican, has taught scripture in the West Indies and the United States. He is now doing research in Ireland and South Africa.
Thomas L. Brodie has an academic affiliation as follows - Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick Aquinas Institute Aqui.
Thomas L. Brodie has published or released items in the following series...