The Earliest Gospels: The Origins and Transmission of the Earliest Christian Gospels; The Contribution of the Chester Beatty Gospel Codex P45
The Earliest Gospels: The Origins and Transmission of the Earliest Christian Gospels; The Contribution of the Chester Beatty Gospel Codex P45

The Earliest Gospels: The Origins and Transmission of the Earliest Christian Gospels; The Contribution of the Chester Beatty Gospel Codex P45

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by Sean Freyne, Martin Hengel, Harry Gamble, Graham N. Stanton, William L. Petersen, James M. Robinson, Martin McNamara, Barbara Aland, J. K. Elliott, Larry W. Hurtado, and Charles Horton

Pages 202
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2004
ISBN-13 9780567083890
Horton brings together the latest research on the origins of the gospels and their transmission, and provides the only guide to the Chester Beatty Codex P45. Provides an introduction to the gospel genre and examining literacy among early Christians and all that is known about the origins and transmission of the gospels. Also focuses on the significance of P45, its place as the earliest Christian gospel-book, its unique readings, the earliest extant version of the gospel of Mark, and how the manuscript was found piece by piece by an American collector.

  • Table of contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • List of Contributors
  • Chronological Table
  • Part 1 The Earliest Christian Gospels and Their Transmission
    • 1 Early Christian Imagination and the Gospels - Sean Freyn
    • 2 The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ - Martin Hengel
    • 3 Literacy, Liturgy and the Shaping of the New Testament Canon - Harry Gamble
    • 4 Early Christian Preference for the Codex - Graham Stanton
    • 5 The Diatessaron and the Fourfold Gospel - William L. Petersen
    • 6 The Nag Hammadi Gospels and the Fourfold Gospel - James Robinson
    • 7 The Latin Gospels - Martin McNamara
  • Part 2 The Chester Beatty Gospel Codex (P45)
    • 1 The Significance of the Chester Beatty Papyri in Early Church History - Barbara Aland
    • 2 Singular Readings in the Gospel Text of P45 - J. Keith Elliott
    • 3 P45 and the Textual History of the Gospel of Mark - Larry Hurtado
    • 4 The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri - Charles Horton
  • Bibliography
  • Index of References
  • Index of Authors

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