Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review of Roth, The Text of Marcion’s Gospel

MARGINALIA REVIEW OF BOOKS: Marcion and the Ideology of Texts – By Judith Lieu. Judith Lieu on Dieter Roth’s The Text of Marcion’s Gospel
On this account Marcion’s literary activity is little more than a curiosity, perhaps of rather less interest than the newly-found or rediscovered other Gospels that have attracted scholarly and popular attention. But suppose, however, that rather than being a corrupt version of (canonical) Luke, Marcion’s Gospel was in fact an earlier precursor to it, perhaps producing the corollary that canonical Luke was to some extent a corrective to it. ...
Down the rabbit hole of Marcion. Fascinating stuff.