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The “Unspeakable Teachings” of The Secret Gospel of Mark: Feelings and Fantasies in the Making of Christian Histories

Alexis G. Waller

in Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285679
eISBN:
9780823288854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285679.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A fragmentary text exhumed from the archives in 1958—or else fabricated that same year—is the fraught subject of this essay. Secret Mark has been embraced as the earliest surviving version of the ... More


“A Discovery of Extraordinary Importance”

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is concerned with Morton Smith's discovery of St. Clement of Alexandria's letter in the Great Laura of Mar Saba. What makes this an extraordinary find is the inclusion of quotes from the ... More


The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Peter Jeffery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In 1958, Bible scholar Morton Smith announced the discovery of a sensational manuscript—a second-century letter written by St. Clement of Alexandria, who quotes an unknown, longer version of the ... More


The One Who Knows

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The last chapter is concerned with the possibilities of organizing the book, or any book that focuses on the Mar Saba document. It looks at Theodore, the recipient of the letter of Clement, as well ... More


Who Wrote the Secret Gospel of Mark?

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins with a brief introduction to New Testament studies. It explains how the four Gospels of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John have an intertwined textual relationship ... More


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