*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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Hzrnack more than years later the same question emerged for the first time in scientific form, its solution had likewise to be first attempted from the Pauline Epistles, and maecion led at the outset to a one-sidedness similar to that of Marcion. 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.

Adolf Von Harnack: Marcion

David marked it as to-read Jul 25, To Marcion it was the sum of all that the past had described as a revelation of God: In the case of Paul, it was the pharisaic treatment of the law, and the deliverance was righteousness by faith. Adolf von Harnack Adolf Harnack was a German theologian, scholar and historian. He couldn’t countenance the Hrnack of the Old Testament, and he couldn’t bear the Harmack of the new faith.

Its reconstructed fragments now appear among the New Testament apocrypha. To ask other readers questions about Marcionmaarcion sign up. The innovations of Marcion are unmistakable. Essays in Honor of William R. But I wonder if sufficient recognition has been given to the importance of this piece of taxonomy.


The opponents of Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus all echo in verbatim fashion the jibes hurled at Allah’s last Prophet by the hecklers of Mecca.

But Apelles, the most important of Marcion’s disciples, returned to the creed of the one God mik arkeand conceived the creator of the world and Satan marcoin his angels, without departing from the fundamental thought of the master, but rather following suggestions which harnck himself had given.

Dave Fernandes marked it as to-read Apr 29, Marcion, we are told, is the only one in the early church who understood Paul, and even he misunderstood him.

Joshua marked it as to-read Apr 21, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Those who were married had to separate ere they could be received by baptism into the community.

Facebook Twitter Email Print. His acute sorting out of the similarities and differences between Marcionism and Gnosticism show that Marcion was by no means a Gnostic, nor even an heir of Gnosticism. Thierry Guitard marked it as to-read Mar 03, Where else could we do that? Andrew Schirmer rated it really liked it Nov 06, They learned much in opposing Marcion see Bk.

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Yet to him systematic speculation about the final causes of the contrast actually observed, was by no means the main thing. I don’t think I’d read it again but I’ll keep it for reference. Views Read Edit View history.

Adolf von Harnack

Marcion and the New Testament: Harnack traced the influence of Hellenistic philosophy on early Christian writing and called mqrcion Christians to question the authenticity of doctrines that arose in the early Christian church. Students of Paul and his reception in the second century a key feature of the Walter Bauer thesisof the history of the New Testament canon, and of the related phenomenon of Gnosticism should also avail marcon of a second look at the Harnack classic. Jesus, the Gospels, and the Church: Kalina Bahchevanova marked it as to-read Sep 11, I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


There can be no doubt that Marcion criticized tradition from a dogmatic stand-point. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A new reformation was therefore necessary. Would it be anti-Jewish to say it? To yield to the promptings of Divine grace is the only decisive distinction, and those just men will shew themselves less susceptible to the manifestation of the truly good than sinners.

Marcion: The Gospel of the Alien God

Megethius Dialogue I, Goodreads helps you keep track of books barnack want to read. Jonathan Moore rated it it was ok May 29, The Canon of the New Testament: More recent scholarship generally disagrees with Von Harnack’s opinion here about the Gnostic nature of Marcion.

Sep 23, Jacob O’connor rated it liked it. In this understanding, Marcion saw the attribution of this gospel to Luke the Evangelist as a fabrication, so he began what he saw hqrnack a restoration of the original gospel as given to Paul. Nothing in Marcion here needed to be changed.