Marcus J. Borg Thomas Moore
- Title: The Lost Gospel Q: The Original Sayings of Jesus
- Author: Marcus J. Borg Thomas Moore
- ISBN: 9781569751893
- Page: 472
- Format: Paperback
The image of the historical Jesus takes form in the words of the Gospel Q The Lost Gospel Q represents the very first Gospel, older than the traditional Gospels and written by Jesus contemporaries It preserves Jesus original words the Sermon on the Mount, Beatitudes, the Lord s Prayer, parables, and his counsel for a compassionate life The original of the Gospel Q wThe image of the historical Jesus takes form in the words of the Gospel Q The Lost Gospel Q represents the very first Gospel, older than the traditional Gospels and written by Jesus contemporaries It preserves Jesus original words the Sermon on the Mount, Beatitudes, the Lord s Prayer, parables, and his counsel for a compassionate life The original of the Gospel Q was lost for 2,000 years, but for the past 150 years historians and theologians have been digging through the many layers of the New Testament to uncover the original Gospel.
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From the introduction by Thomas Moore: “The haunting, inspiring and challenging words of Jesus have now been with us for two thousand years. During all that time they have been used to moralize, instruct, defend and condemn as well as to lead and guide. As scholars have pointed out for over a century, the four Gospels are riddled with the interpretations, biases and agendas of their editors. Amid the clutter of age-old conflicting readings, it often seems difficult to hear an original voice an [...]
I'm obviously the wrong audience for this. The lack of context for Jesus' sayings did not aid my understanding or enlighten me. In addition, Thomas Moore's very beautiful introduction contradicted Marcus Borg's preface. Some of what Jesus is reported to have said is inspiring, and some of it does not mesh with what my soul says. Thus, I am a heathen.
If you are one that focuses your Christianity on the words of Jesus, this is a must read. Borg is the best in taking scholarly information and making them accessible and meaningful. This book helped me on my way.
I am a big Marcus Borg fan, so I had a project to read all the books that he had had a hand in. Borg was "consulting editor" in this project and wrote the preface. I had gotten the book and had it on my shelf when the opportunity came along to dig into it. In short, the opportunity was a desire to find a scripture passage that summed up for me what it would mean to follow Jesus. My idea was to read through he gospels, looking for his sayings--what he instructed to those who would follow him. The [...]
"Q" sounds like a really odd title, particularly for something attributable as a "gospel," but there's a reason. When studying the "synoptic problem" (the relationships between the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke) in the 1800s, a German scholar noted material that was common to Matthew and Luke but did not appear in Mark, and speculated that this came from a lost source, which was noted as "Q" for "Quelle" (German for "source").Here's what "Q" is not: It is not unsubstantiated extra [...]
It seems an act of supreme hubris to assign stars or to write a critical review for this book.I will say that it is a triumph of philology, though. In the early 19th century, German Bible scholars determined that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke had both been drawn from the Book of Mark (now accepted as the oldest of the four New Testament Gospels) and from a second, unknown source. By comparing Matthew and Luke, scholars were able to tease out the passages that came from this second source, whic [...]
This is a well edited "dynamic equivalence" translation of the lost gospel Q.
Okay, the Gospel of Mark is the earliest of the good news. The Gospel's Matthew and Luke obviously are based upon this story, however they add extra stuff. Of that extra stuff, there are things that occur in both Luke and Matthew, but also things that occur only in Luke or Matthew. Anyway, some German hermeneutical theologians figured out that this meant there was another gospel that's been lost, a source gospel (Q stands for "Quelle", the German word for "source". So basically they went backwar [...]
This is an excellent attempt to present the Gospel Q as it would be in its historical context. The Lost Gospel Q was most likely used by Matthew and Luke as well, holding a major place in biblical history (which I hope one day is found). Borg offers commentary on some of the sayings of Jesus, also providing excellent scholarship with regards to the many meaningful sayings of Jesus, including parables and important stories used in the other Gospels. This an a very short read for Borg that I speci [...]
Contrary to what the title might lead you to think, this book doesn't offer any "lost" sayings of Jesus. Everything is taken straight from the first and third gospels, "Q" being the name given to the hypothesized source of the material which appears in both Matthew and Luke but not in Mark.(By the way, I don't know why this site has the author listed as Ray Riegert. It's actually Marcus Borg.)
This book was never found or discovered but was instead projected from later writings that theoretically used this as a source. It is similar to the Gospel of Thomas, and in fact a lot of the sayings are the same. Both books are collections of things that Jesus was reported to have said: parables and stories as quoted by his followers. It is not that long of a book and a lot of the sayings are familiar from the synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
I thought this was a very interesting book. I am very interested in the way that the Bible was put together and the fact that there are lots of other documents that were written about Jesus besides the ones we have in the Bible. I think it is interesting to read other things about the teachings of Jesus.
This small volume is claimed to be one of the sources for the gospels Matthew and Luke, whose authors also incorporated much of Mark to elaborate their own story. Q is just the sayings of Jesus; it does not include any of the Passion narrative, nor does it include the myth of the Resurrection. Fairly interesting if intended for the layperson.
I expected to get more information on how these sayings were adopted/identified, however this book contains just the sayings. Just as it says in the title. If you were interested in the sayings of Jesus based on "Q" (one source for the gospels of Matthew and Luke as most scholars believe), this would be a good introduction. Very simply written.
I was very disappointed in this book. While I expected many new insights from Marcus Borg (my favorite theologian) and Thomas Moore it was basically a collection of quotes from Jesus found in the gospels. Many of these quotes felt very judgmental, disapproving and down right mean not the Jesus I know.
A slim and very small (physical dimensions wise) book, even smaller that the redacted New Testament by Thomas Jefferson. I appreciated the non-contextual approach; they just explained some Aramaic and Greek words and left out the situations in Matthew and Luke. Can be read in less than an hour, but will surely be referred to again and again.
Lost gospel and original gospel are terms used in the introduction, yet this Q gospel exsists entirely within the known texts, not independantly. Some scholars reject Q as ever being an independant resource. Apparently "Q" is simply conjecture at this point.
I am a fan of Borg so his input was appreciated. THe idea of Q is comprehensible to me and while I'm interested in the scholarship behind the pursuit I am most enlightened by the sayings themselves. Small and simple book which attempts to make the work publicly accessible.
This is a very quick read, as it primarily is simply what these/most? scholars think that q was/is. There is not a whole lot of theorizing as to what is or is not. This is not a shortcoming of the book, but the buyer/reader should be aware.
Worthwhile read, even though I don't agree with any of it. Especially worthwhile for anyone wanting to participate in "textual criticism".
Didn't make it thru this book - maybe later
I expected the book to be little bit more informative on how the scholars pulled the says of Jesus to construct "Q," but it was a quick, interesting, and fast reading-
haven't read yet. just wanted to grab the title from luke. Thanks -mendron!
This version of the Q gospel offers a dynamic equivalence construction. It is parsimonious with its commentary, but this volume's format and language suggest its use as a handy personal companion.
I've always wanted to get my hands on Q and I finally did and was thrilled to read through and will, no doubt, read it again.
Very good if you are intrested in knowing what jesus said that made up the four gospels!
An interesting theory about a book of sayings before the new testament was assembled.
hypothesis of source of Jesus' sayings used in writing Matthew and Luke etc. Interesting yet biased. subtly demeans the Gospels
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