*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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Open Preview See a Problem? He was no moralist, no Greek mystic, no Apocalyptic enthusiast, but a religious character, nay, one of the few pronouncedly typical religious characters whom we know in the early Church before Augustine.

Withney Just rated it it was amazing Dec 07, The numerous contradictions which arise as soon as one attempts to reduce Marcion’s propositions to a system, and the fact that his disciples tried all possible conceptions of the doctrine of principles, and defined the relation of the two Gods very differently, are the clearest proof that Marcion was a religious character, that he had in general nothing to do with principles, but with living beings whose power he felt, and that what he ultimately saw in the Marcio was not an explanation of the world, but redemption from the world, 10 –redemption from a world, which even in the best that it can offer, has nothing that can reach the height of the blessing bestowed in Christ.

Jan 20, Vince Ciaramella rated it it was ok.

Harnack’s Marcion: Galatians » Peter Kirby

Marcion had some really great ideas and also tons of crazy ones. AngelusNovus rated it it was amazing Jun 28, But it is an event worthy of note for the work to appear in English, where the complexities and nuances of Harnack’s presentation are now opened up to a wider readership. But the distinction found here is not the decisive one.


The Jesus Seminar folks fascinate me.

Jerome, Commentary on Galatians: We need not stop to enquire about the details, but it is certain that the creator of the world formerly knew nothing of the existence of the good God, that he is in the end completely powerless against him, that he is overcome by him, and that history in its issue with regard to man, is determined solely by its relation to the good God.

It is interesting to read over Harnack’s shoulder, so to speak, venturing to apply more recent theoretical tools to his discussion.

Adolf Harnack. Marcion: Das Evangelium vom fremden Gott

Yet to him systematic speculation about the final causes of the contrast actually observed, was harnac, no means the main thing. Jamie rated it it was amazing Jun 29, This much, however, is unmistakable, that Marcion succeeded in placing the greatness and uniqueness of redemption through Christ in the clearest light and in beholding this redemption in the person of Christ, but chiefly in his death upon the cross.

He formed no such system, but he has given a clearly outlined conception, based on historic documents, of Christianity as the religion which redeems the world. Dave Fernandes marked it as to-read Apr 29, Berger would say he is trying to assimilate Marcion to the plausibility structure, the cognitive universe, of the implied reader.

Adolf von Harnack

Where else could we do that? For this task he did not appeal to a divine revelation, any special instruction, nor to a pneumatic assistance [ Because Marcion elevated a better God above the god of creation, and consequently robbed the Christian God of his honour, he appeared to be worse than a heathen Sentent.


Edward Smith marked it as to-read Mar 07, Must it not have seemed an inconceivable inconsistency, if he had clung to the special national relation of Christianity to the Jewish people, and if he had taught a view of history in which for paedagogic reasons indeed, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort had appeared as one so entirely different? Even with the regret table omission of the extensive appendices of the original, the book still offers a feast.

Because he deprived Christianity of mrcion apologetic proof the proof from antiquity he seemed to be a heathen and a Jew at the same time see my Texte u. The antinomianism of Marcion was ultimately based on the strength of his religious feeling, on his personal religion as contrasted with all statutory religion That was also its basis in the case of the prophets and of Paul, only the statutory religion which was felt to be a burden and a fetter was different in each case.

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The community of exegetes decline his paradigm because it marion more texts outstanding as “anomalous data” than the paradigm it sought to replace.

Mark Buckley added it Oct 19, Jennifer Chou marked it as to-read Dec 14, Mzrcion from ” https: Kalina Bahchevanova marked it as to-read Sep 11, The church responded, and it helped to clarify what the actual New Testament was. Those writings to which he owed his religious convictions, viz. The differences in the texts below highlight the Marcionite view that Jesus did not follow the Prophets and that the earth is evil.