*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Marcion was critical in the emergence of the Catholic Church. Harnack presents Marcion’s historical significance. Adolf Harnack () was a German theologian, scholar and historian. on Marcion called Marcion, das Evangelium vom fremden Gott (Marcion and the . The outlines of Harnack’s landmark monograph on Marcion are well known from summaries and discussions of it as well as through the German original. But it is.

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His disciples who had theoretical interests in the matter, no doubt noted the contradictions. Jesus, the Gospels, and the Church: This contrast seemed to demand a metaphysical basis, and its actual solution seemed to forbid such a foundation.

Billy Todd added it Jun 27, harnacm But the distinction found here is not the decisive one. Return to Book Page. To ask harnwck readers questions about Marcionplease sign up.

About Adolf von Harnack. The position which the Pauline Epistles occupy in the history of the world is, however, described by the fact that every tendency in the Church which was unwilling to introduce into Christianity the power of Greek mysticism, and was yet no longer influenced by the early Christian eschatology, learned from the Pauline Epistles a Christianity which, as a religion, was peculiarly vigorous.

Marcion: The Gospel of the Alien God

It was only after the failure of his attempts at reform that magcion founded churches of his own, in which brotherly equality, freedom from all ceremonies, and strict evangelical discipline were to rule.

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Hoffmann has shown how unjust it is to count Marcion as an anti-Semite. Rhonda Grossley added it Sep 14, The implied notion that Paul as a Jew had served the beggerly elements of this world would make new sense. The Gospel of the Alien God as an author. Markus Dialogue II, 19 twice: The just god appears at the end of history, not as an independent being, hostile to the good God, but as one subordinate to him, 24 so that some scholars, such as Neander, have attempted to claim for Marcion a doctrine of one principle, and to deny that he ever held the complete independence of the creator of the world, the creator of the world being simply an angel of the good God.


Edward Smith marked it as to-read Mar 07, Greg rated it really liked it Jul 14, Even so, it’s interesting to see how those who got it wrong help to point us in the right direction. And yet this innovation was partly caused by a religious conviction, mrcion origin of which must be sought not in marcioh, but on Old Testament and Christian soil.

The Greek, whose mind was filled with certain fundamental features of the Pauline Gospel law and gracewho was therefore convinced that in all respects the truth was there, and who on that account took pains to comprehend the real sense of Paul’s statements, could hardly reach any other results than those of Marcion.

One was at liberty to think of him merely as a sorry chapter in the history ahrnack heresy. Marilynn Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 14, A new reformation was therefore necessary. Marcion felt himself entrusted with this commission, and the church which he gathered recognized this vocation of his to be the reformer. Just imagine that the Epistle had first existed in a Marcionite draft.

Epiphanius [ PanarionBook I, part 42, verse Perhaps the Gnostics inherited and interpreted much more than they created. P69 and f13HTR 98p.


Adolf von Harnack

Steely and Lyle D. They can’t bear the idea that the miracles happened.

In Marcion’s case, he transfers from periphery to centrality several texts such as Paul’s reference to “the God of this world” 2 Corinthians 4: Others reverted to the common dualism, God of the spirit and god of matter. Marcion, like Paul, felt that the religious’ value of a statutory law with commandments and ceremonies, was very different from that of a uniform law of love.

But his attempt to resuscitate Paulinism is the first great proof that the conditions under which this Christianity originated do not repeat themselves, and that therefore Paulinism itself must receive a new construction if one desires to make it the basis of a Church.

In this conviction he founded a Church: Preview — Marcion by Adolf von Harnack. Facebook Twitter Email Print. I don’t think I’d read it again but I’ll keep it for reference. What would Harnack have been able to reveal with the aid of the paradigm-conceptuality of Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?

Harnack can be understood as laboring mightily to bring his readers to view Marcion as standing in continuity with the Lutheran tradition.

Fields is theological librarian and curator of the Meeter Center at Calvin College. Matthew rated it it was amazing Dec 28, This inference may certainly be drawn with little trouble, as the result of various considerations, but it is forbidden by reliable testimony.

He couldn’t countenance the God of the Old Testament, and he couldn’t bear the Jewishness of the new faith.