05 & 06 Sources pp 50-61

05 & 06 Sources pp 50-61 - JESUSANDHISTORY THELIFE...

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    JESUS AND HISTORY THE LIFE
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    LIFE: Sources 1 Gospel:  euangelion , good news  Form Criticism: orally first, adapted to  needs  Redaction Criticism: evangelists as  authors  Canon: rule or standard, official Bible  books 
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    LIFE: Sources 2 Gospels: authors’ names not really  known The Gospels themselves mention no  author by name Consequentially the actual author not themselves eye witnesses used oral and written traditions distinct theological and pastoral plans
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    LIFE: Sources 3 Synoptics Mark—65 CE, from Peter? Paul?  John—95 CE, different sources 
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    LIFE: Sources 4 Historical Value of Gospels  main source of information about Jesus  much authentic historical background  legendary elements typical of other bios  much in common in all gospels  Jesus Seminar  highly skeptical, minimalist,  influenced by Gospel of Thomas The Text of the New Testament  Critical editions  of the New Testament
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