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Bibil Identifier bibil:217448
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Relationship of the Gospel of Peter to the Canonical Gospels
Title (English, ) A Composition Critical Argument
Author Schonhoffer, T. Nicholas
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 87, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 229-249 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A close look at the debate concerning the relationship between the canonical gospels and the Gospel of Peter suggests that the argument for the primitivity of Peter has gained the advantage. However, an examination of the development of compositional practices in the gospel tradition shows that the use of exegetical composition cannot be seen as evidence for Peter’s primitivity. This deprives those arguing for a primitive Peter of one of their major arguments. Further, an examination of the relationship between Peter and the canonical gospels shows that this relationship is consistent with the normal pattern of source usage in antiquity. However, Matthew and Luke compose their gospels according a pattern of source usage quite distinct from the normal pattern. It is much more likely that rather than Matthew and Luke both abandoning their already established method of composition in treating Peter, Peter employed the normal method of composition in treating Matthew and Luke.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.87.1.2122235
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Gospels : Gospel of Peter
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