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Mack, Burton L.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 193 publications in 7 languages and 6,644 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BS2555.2, 226.066
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Burton L Mack
The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins by Burton L Mack( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full account of the lost gospel of Jesus' original followers, revealing him to be a Jewish Socrates who was mythologized into the New Testament Christ. Compiled by his followers during his lifetime, the Book of Q (from Quelle, German for source) became the prime foundation for the New Testament gospels. Once lost, it has been reconstructed through a century of scholarship. In presenting his own translation, Burton Mack explains how the text of Q was determined and explores the implications of the discovery that Jesus was transformed into the dying and rising messianic savior of Christianity by the New Testament gospels." "Instead of telling a dramatic story about Jesus' life as the Christian gospels do, the Book of Q contained only his sayings. The first followers of Jesus focused not upon his life and destiny, but on the social experiment called for by his teachings. Their book collected his proverbs, aphorisms, and parables to offer instruction in living authentically in the midst of a most confusing time." "In The Lost Gospel, Burton Mack puts forth the first popular translation of Q as scholarly consensus has reconstructed it; shows that Jesus' life story as presented in the New Testament gospels was fictionalized for theological purposes; reveals Jesus to be a countercultural teacher and leader - subsequently mythologized into the Christ of the New Testament; depicts Jesus' followers not as Christians, but as disciples of a wise, antiestablishment teacher; they did not believe him to be the son of God, believe that he rose from the dead, or gather to worship in his name and concludes that Christianity is a mythologized religion (like Buddhism and other religions) rooted in a historical figure and teachings that in reality are quite remote from conventional beliefs."--Jacket
Who wrote the New Testament? : the making of the Christian myth by Burton L Mack( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Christian myth
A myth of innocence : Mark and Christian origins by Burton L Mack( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and the New Testament by Burton L Mack( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Korean and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and the Hebrew epic : Ben Sira's Hymn in praise of the fathers by Burton L Mack( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian myth : origins, logic, and legacy by Burton L Mack( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now nearly a century since the book known in English as The Quest of the Historical Jesus initiated successive waves of reassessment of the figure who is arguable by the most influential in two millennia of Western civilization. Beyond the traditional religious view of Jesus as son of God and savior, recent decades have seen him depicted as peasant teacher, revolutionary leader, mystic and visionary, miracle-working prophet. The Christian Myth rejects these various portrayals as being not only based on a priori assumptions about Jesus and therefore contradictory of one another, but also as untrue to the many images of Jesus produced by the early Christians. In short, "the quest" has proven to be a failure." "This failure stems in large part from taking the canonical gospels as history, and ignoring the pre-gospel and extra-gospel accounts from the earliest layers of Jesus stories and sayings. Those layers disclose a widespread and variegated mythmaking process in the earliest schools and communities of Jesus' followers that was generated by social, economic, even geographical "interests." What is needed, Burton Mack suggests, is a systematic analysis of those interests which is not driven by either personal ("meeting Jesus") or theological ("building Church") motives, but which seeks to redescribe and understand the cultural and anthropological modalities whereby Christian myths and rituals were first conceived and agreed upon."--Jacket
Nourished with peace : studies in Hellenistic Judaism in memory of Samuel Sandmel = [Sefer zikaron li-Shemuʼel Sandmehl]( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagining Christian origins : a colloquium honoring Burton L. Mack( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genuine possibility of reimagining how Christianity began has now come into view. Based within the fields of discourse that have come forth in the last forty years, this book proposes ways that the study of Christian origins can paint subtle and complex pictures of the first centuries of Christianity. Taking as inspiration the work of Burton L. Mack - upon whose sixty-fifth birthday, this volume is issued - Reimagining Christian Origins provides an introduction to and an analysis of the emerging methodologies of the field and presents nineteen new examples of scholars at work in this field. The book is divided into four parts: (1) Reimagining the Social Formation of Early Christian Communities, (2) Reimagining the Galilean Movements, (3) Reimagining the Emergence of Christian Myth, and (4) Reimagining Christianity in the Mediterranean World
Patterns of persuasion in the Gospels by Burton L Mack( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logos und Sophia; Untersuchungen zur Weisheitstheologie im hellenistischen Judentum by Burton L Mack( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and the Christian nation : a social theory of religion by Burton L Mack( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book on a social theory of religion and culture. A survey of the meanings of the term religion from Columbus to Jonathan Z. Smith sets the pace. Examples are taken from ethnography, the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman age, and Christendom in order to develop the concepts of "imagined world," "social formation," "mythic grammar," and "cultural mentality." What has been learned from the study of other peoples and their religions about the function of myths and rituals is then applied to an analysis of the Christian myth-ritual system and its social logic. The odd combinations of myt
Christian mentality : the entanglements of power, violence, and fear by Burton L Mack( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Christian mentality, a matter of some consequence for the way we think about our communities, others, and the nation. This book focuses on the social issues under discussion in the United States, a discussion that reveals an uncertainty about the reasons that have been taken for granted in forming our policies and practices as a nation
Wer schrieb das Neue Testament? : die Erfindung des christlichen Mythos by Burton L Mack( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesus summit : the historical Jesus & contemporary faith( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purpose of summit is to support public discussion of prior research on the historical Jesus and to explore with the viewer the implications of that research for contemporary faith and practice
Innocence and power in the Christian imagination by Burton L Mack( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes and arguments : the Chreia in antiquity and early Christianity by Burton L Mack( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent origins : Walter Burkert, René Girard & Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formation by René Girard( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De verloren woorden van Jezus : het boek Q en de oorsprong van het christendom by Burton L Mack( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie en vertaling van het boek Q, één van de hypothetische bronnen voor de evangeliën, met uitvoerige toelichting en verantwoording
Ushinawareta fukuinsho by Burton L Mack( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who wrote the New Testament? by Burton L Mack( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lost gospel : the book of Q & Christian origins
Alternative Names
Burton L. Mack biblista statunitense

Mack, Burton Lee

Mack, Burton Lee 1931-

막, 버튼 L. 1931-

バートン・L・マック

マック, バ-トン L. 1931-

マック, バートン・L

Languages
English (141)

German (18)

Japanese (4)

Korean (4)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

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Who wrote the New Testament? : the making of the Christian mythA myth of innocence : Mark and Christian originsThe Christian myth : origins, logic, and legacyReimagining Christian origins : a colloquium honoring Burton L. MackPatterns of persuasion in the GospelsMyth and the Christian nation : a social theory of religionChristian mentality : the entanglements of power, violence, and fearViolent origins : Walter Burkert, René Girard & Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formationWho wrote the New Testament?