Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 March 2020

296 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199384372

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The Gospel as Manuscript

An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Chris Keith

  • Proposes that most authors of Gospels in early Christianity saw themselves in competition with prior evangelists
  • Presents a new, material history of the Jesus tradition that challenges any notion of political neutrality toward predecessors on the part of the Gospel writers
  • Challenges an over-emphasis on orality by demonstrating that the written nature of the Jesus tradition was also dynamic