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The Birth of Christian HistoryMemory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts$
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Eve-Marie Becker

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300165098

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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(p.154) Epilogue
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The Birth of Christian History
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Eve-Marie Becker

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0004

This concluding chapter contains some final reflections on history-writing as well as on the gospel writers themselves. It notes that the conception of history engendered in part by Mark and Luke constitutes a coherent framework within which to perceive the elements of time and history and, moreover, to demythologize the future. The chapter also dwells on the anonymity of Luke and Mark, especially in comparison to the more well-known Greco-Roman historians, yet it argues that their very anonymity as writers, however, may prove to have been their greatest strength: without a care for either the opportunities or the pitfalls that haunt the mainstream historian in his quest for fame and fortune, Mark and Luke managed to conceptualize narratives of “good news.”

Keywords:   history-writing, gospel writers, Mark, Luke, history, time, anonymity, good news

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