Wednesday, November 19, 2014

8. the Marcionite canon was the earliest authoritative collection of Christian writings, and its gospel the oldest of the narrative texts

those who have argued that Marcion's gospel was ur-Luke include Paul-Louis Couchoud, Joseph Tyson among others.  Markus Vinzent and Matthias Klinghardt (in a two volume edition go one step further and argue that this Gospel is the oldest of its kind and the inspiration and source for other gospels, especially the later canonical ones which have been directly dependent on this one.

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