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This narrative exploration traces Burton Mack's intellectual evolution from an analyst of ancient texts to a scholar searching for the motives and interests of Jesus's followers who composed those texts, and for the social logic of the Christian myths they created.
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Published September 1st 2003 by Continuum
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For Burton Mack, the quest for the historical Jesus is a dead end. It presupposes that the gospels were attempts to actually relate a history or biography of Jesus. Instead, Mack shows that the gospels were literay constructs that served a specific purpose for a community engaging in the making of a new religion. Mack believes that this community eventually "won out" in the theological struggles with the original Christians that were the community that wrote Q. So a community that began with a r ...more
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John Wesley Professor of the New Testament at the school of Theology at Claremont
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