9780300242638-0300242638-How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (Synkrisis)

How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (Synkrisis)

ISBN-13: 9780300242638
ISBN-10: 0300242638
Author: Litwa, M. David
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300242638
ISBN-10: 0300242638
Author: Litwa, M. David
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Litwa, M. David wrote How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (Synkrisis) comprising 312 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300242638 and 9780300242638. Since then How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (Synkrisis) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A compelling comparison of the gospels and Greco-Roman mythology which shows that the gospels were not perceived as myths, but as historical records

Did the early Christians believe their myths? Like most ancient—and modern—people, early Christians made efforts to present their myths in the most believable ways.

In this eye-opening work, M. David Litwa explores how and why what later became the four canonical gospels take on a historical cast that remains vitally important for many Christians today. Offering an in-depth comparison with other Greco-Roman stories that have been shaped to seem like history, Litwa shows how the evangelists responded to the pressures of Greco-Roman literary culture by using well-known historiographical tropes such as the mention of famous rulers and kings, geographical notices, the introduction of eyewitnesses, vivid presentation, alternative reports, and so on. In this way, the evangelists deliberately shaped myths about Jesus into historical discourse to maximize their believability for ancient audiences.
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