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Eschatology and the Saviour

Eschatology and the Saviour
The 'Gospel of Mary' among Early Christian Dialogue Gospels

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108498937

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  • This book focuses on the 'Gospel of Mary' in the context of a broader analysis of early Christian dialogue gospels - a popular literary genre used to present Jesus as conversing with select disciples and answering a series of questions on life, death and the cosmos at the conclusion of his earthly career. Jesus' teachings in these texts can vary greatly, from affirming the resurrection of the flesh to denying it completely. This book highlights the diversity of perspective within this genre, bringing together New Testament, 'gnostic' and (proto-)orthodox texts. Yet each text is based on the premise that it contains new or clarified teaching from the risen or glorified Lord, often in the form of a final revelation concerned with the disciples' eschatological salvation. This book offers a fresh and in-depth analysis of the 'Gospel of Mary' in the context of the dialogue gospel genre, concentrating on the narrative frame, the eschatological teachings, and the relationship between the two.

    • Offers new insights into both New Testament texts and dialogue gospels, highlighting the complexity and diversity of early Christian gospel literature
    • Includes Greek and Coptic text as well as translations, including appendices of translations and comparisons of the manuscripts of the 'Gospel of Mary'
    • Presents in-depth analysis of narrative frame and eschatology of the 'Gospel of Mary'
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    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108498937
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. What is a dialogue Gospel? Defining a genre
    2. Why write a dialogue Gospel? Themes from the New Testament
    Part II:
    3. The narrative frame of the 'Gospel of Mary'
    4. The cosmos and its undoing: the cosmic eschatology of the 'Gospel of Mary'
    5. The journey of the soul: the individual
    Conclusion
    Appendix 1. The 'Gospel of Mary': Coptic and Greek MSS
    Appendix 2. The 'Gospel of Mary': text and translations
    Appendix 3. The Gospel of Mary: synopses of the Greek and Coptic MSS.

  • Author

    Sarah Parkhouse, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
    Sarah Parkhouse is a research fellow at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She is co-editor of Connecting Gospels (2018) and is interested in bringing New Testament texts into conversation with other early Christian literature.

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