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THE GOSPEL OF MARCION



"O Wonder Beyond Wonders,
Rapture, Power, and Amazement is it,
That one can say nothing at all
[ About the Gospel ]
Nor even conceive of it,
Nor even compare it to anything".

- Marcion of Sinope

A hypertext version of "The Gospel of the Lord" by James Hamlyn Hill (1891),based on the 1823 reconstruction by August Hahn. The version presented here is specially revised to also reflect the reconstruction done by Theodor Zahn (1888), from his work "Geschichte des n.t. Kanons", vol.II., which places in doubt some of the material which Hahn-Hill allowed into their reconstructions. In addition, the text has been hyperlinked to two of the major hostile witnesses utilized for its reconstruction, Tertullian's "Against Marcion" (Adversus Marcionem), Book IV, and Ephiphanius' Panarion sect.42, "Against the Marcionites" (Dindorfus' Greek text, presented via 15 .jpg files with a few English notes). The entirety of the Gospel of Marcion is divided into 6 sections.

  • SECTION I (Lk.3:1-7:50)
  • SECTION II(Lk.8:1-10:24)
  • SECTION III (Lk.10:25-13:17)
  • SECTION IV(Lk.13:18-17:37)
  • SECTION V (Lk.18:1-21:38)
  • SECTION VI (Lk.22:1-24:47)
  • Above: Marcion(left),with the Apostle John, to whom he "brought scriptures from the Pontic brethren..." (10th century miniature from the archives of the Cathedral St.Bravo in Ghent).



    Adolf von Harnack

  • AN OUTLINE OF THE GOSPEL OF MARCION, by Charles B. Waite.
  • THE GOSPELS OF MARCION AND OF LUKE COMPARED (w/tables), by Charles B. Waite.
  • AN OVERVIEW OF MARCION done by G.R.S. Mead.
  • MARCION by Adolf von Harnack, from "History of Dogma" (1901).
  • SINOPE: Some Thoughts Concerning Marcion's Geographical World ( David Anderson )
  • THE ANTITHESIS by Dr. Carroll R. Bierbower.
  • ANTITHESIS or "Contradictions" between the OT Diety and the New Testament God.
  • F.D KERSHNER: "MARCION", from Pioneers of Christian Thought (excerpt).
  • THE BOOK WE CALL HOLY
    by Gerard R. Patchen

    A RECONSTRUCTION OF MARCION'S TEXT TO THE GALATIANS
    by D.J.Mahar (PDF format)
    Hopefully this more recent attempt at reposting these files in the PDF format will prove more successful. The notes to Part II are somewhat dated (having been done about 5 years ago), and assume the existance of a historical Paul, not taking into account the thought-provoking possibility that Paul and Marcion might actually be one and the same individual.

  • I. GREEK-ENGLISH INTERLINEAR
  • II. ENGLISH TRANSLATION & NOTES

    An excellent reconstruction and translation of Marcion's text of Galatians by Dr. Hermann Detering, comprising of a Greek text (set side by side with the canonical version for convenient comparison), a German translation and copious notes, may be viewed through this link:

  • DER GALATERBRIEF IN SEINER URSPR√úNGLICHEN GESTALT

  • MARCION
    Possible Progenitor of Three Famous Christian Communities:
    Baptists, Catholics, Gnostics

    By Ray Embry
    Author of The Enigma About Divine Love and the Creation of Evil: The Lost Belief Among Early Christians About a God of Total Compassion


    The Feminine Gender of the Holy Spirit
    By Steve Santini, author of A Journey Unto Revelation's End


    MARCION'S PLACE IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY: A POLITICAL POWERPLAY

    By Dr.Michael Conley


    WAS JESUS VIRGIN BORN?

    By Carroll R. Bierbower, PHD, DD

    "Dear Fellow Christian..." ( On the Differences
    Between the Deities of the Old and New Testaments )

    By Carroll R. Bierbower, PHD, DD



    THE DIALOGUES OF ADAMANTIUS
    Against the Marcionites
    Section I (excerpts)

    Translated by D.J.Mahar (copyright April 2000)

    SECTION I



    Charles Wand Mitchell

    SAINT EPHRAIM, PROSE REFUTATIONS
    of Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan

    Translated by C.W. Mitchell (Williams and Norgate, 1912)

  • Introductory Essay: The System of Marcion
  • Third Discourse to Hypatius Against Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan (Part I)
  • Third Discourse to Hypatius Against Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan (Part II)
  • Against Marcion I
  • Against Marcion II
  • Against Marcion III


  • Joseph Turmel

    "THE MARCIONITE ORIGIN OF THE FOURTH GOSPEL"
    English Translation of Le Quatrieme Evangile (Reider,1925)
    by Henri Delafosse ( Joseph Turmel ).
    Translated by D.J. Mahar.

  • Part I: The First Redaction of the 4th Gospel / The Wedding Feast at Cana
  • A Survey of the Marcionite Doctrine / Origin of the 4th Gospel
  • Part II: The Second Redaction of the 4th Gospel / Carnal Body of Christ / The Bread of Life


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