Showing posts with label bibliography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bibliography. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How Many Books Published in the Last Five Years Mention the Secret Gospel of Mark?

The answer, according to Google Books, is 1,590. Looks like my ultimate list of recent works discussing or even mentioning Morton Smith and his discovery will not be completed today nor anytime in the foreseeable future.

Among the amount there are gems to be found. At present time the very first hit is Albert Baumgarten's Elias Bickerman As a Historian of the Jews: A Twentieth Century Tale (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 131. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck) which devotes a whole sub-chapter to Morton Smith, regarding his friendship with Elias J. Bickerman, a colleague at Columbia. From page 205 onwards:

Smith's insight is revealed in a story told by Moshe Idel. When Idel came to New York to the Jewish Theological Seminary to deliver the lectures later published as Kabbalah New Perspectives (1988) there was an old man who sat in the audience at every talk, taking careful notes. At the last lecture, this man approached Idel and said that he had enjoyed the talks, but thought that the material could be organized differently. He then presented Idel with an outline of the topics completely redone. Idel saw the merits of this alternative way of arranging his subject and adopted it for the book. The old man, of course, was Morton Smith. (206)

[NOTE: The following section was edited after Baumgarten pointed out in the comments below that I had managed to seriously misrepresent his argument concerning Bickerman's faith. For details and my puny excuses, cf. the comments.]

Baumgarten goes on to discuss Smith's "loss of faith" and describes it as "[t]he key to understanding Smith's life, as well as his work as a scholar". (206) Smith's letter to Mrs. Hans Lewy (January 3, 1946) and his article Psychiatric Practice and Christian Dogma (Journal of Pastoral Care 3 (1949), 12-20) indicate to Baumgarten that Smith was undergoing a "personal crisis" regarding his faith. (207) The end result was summarised by Theodore Gaster, another Columbia colleague of Smith, by these words:

Morton Smith is like a little boy whose goal in life is to write curse words all over the altar in church, and then get caught. (209)

But how to combine this characterisation with the facts that 1) Smith never left priesthood but remained on an indefinite leave from clerical duties by the sanction of his bishop, 2) in the beginning of the 1970s replied to the bishop that he did not wish to leave priesthood since he preferred to keep his options open in case he changed his mind (again), 3) retired as a priest when he reached the age of retirement in the 1980s, and as Allan Pantuck noted here, 4) "when Smith died, he still had in his briefcase a card from the Diocese of Maryland identifying him as a priest of the Diocese".

Whatever we make of the character of Morton Smith, I have the feeling that it was far more nuanced than the simple accounts we have used to hearing suggest.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Select Bibliography (2005-) for Clement's Letter to Theodore

For works published before 2005 cf. Scott G. Brown's Mark's Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith's Controversial Discovery. ESCJ 15. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

NOTE: an on-going project. Errors and omissions can be recorded on the comments below.

Other bibliographies:

* Wieland Willker's The Secret Gospel of Mark Homepage records the most important new works.

* Peter Jeffery's Reactions to: follows the reception of his book The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Monographs and articles

2005

Brown, Scott G.
-Mark's Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith's Controversial Discovery. ESCJ 15. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Carlson, Stephen C.
-The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

Foster, Paul
-Secret Mark: Its Discovery and the State of Research. The Expository Times 117, 46-52. Available online at http://ext.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/117/2/46

Gundry, Robert H.
-The Old Is Better: New Testament Essays in Support of Traditional Interpretations. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 178. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Mitchell, Margaret M.
-Patristic Counter-Evidence to the Claim that 'The Gospels Were Written for All Christians'. NTS 51, 36-79.

Rau, Eckhard
-Zwischen Gemeindechristentum und christlicher Gnosis: Das geheimen Markusevangelium und das Geheimnis des Reiches Gottes. NTS 51, 482-504.

Viklund, Roger
-Den Jesus som aldrig funnits: en kritisk granskning av Bibelns Jesus och kristendomens uppkomst. Röbäck: Vimi.

2006

Allerton, John
-The Secret Gospel of Mark and the Sexual Orientation of Jesus. Faith and Freedom: A Journal of Progressive Religion 59, 108-113.

Aubert, Jean-Jacques
-Christianisme antique, droit romain et homosexualité. In Michael Groneberg (ed.), Der Mann als sexuelles Wesen. L'homme – créature sexuelle: Zur Normierung männlicher Erotik. La normation de l'érotisme masculin. Ethik und politische Philosophie 13. Freiburg: Academic Press Fribourg, 103-125.

Brown, Scott G.
-Factualizing the Folklore: Stephen Carlson's Case Against Morton Smith. Harvard Theological Review 99, 291-327.
-The Question of Motive in the Case Against Morton Smith. JBL 125, 351-383.
-Reply to Stephen Carlson. The Expository Times 117:4, 144-149. Available online at http://ext.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/117/4/144

Carlson, Stephen C.
-Reply to Scott Brown. The Expository Times 117:5, 185-188.

Conner, Robert
-Jesus the Sorcerer: Exorcist, Prophet of the Apocalypse. Oxford: Mandrake.

Esler, Philip F. & Piper, Ronald A.
-Lazarus, Mary and Martha: A Social-Scientific and Theological Reading of John. London: SCM.

Humphrey, Hugh M.
-From Q to "Secret" Mark: A Composition History of the Earliest Narrative Theology. London: T&T Clark.

2007

Brown, Scott G.
-An essay review of Peter Jeffery, The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]. Available online at http://bookreviews.org/pdf/5627_5944.pdf

Collins, Adela Yarbro
-Mark: A Commentary. Hermeneia – A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Craig, William Lane
-Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors. Nashville: Broadman & Holman.

Jeffery, Peter
-The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Martin, Annick
-À propos de la lettre attribuée à Clément d'Alexandrie sur l'évangile secret de Marc. In Louis Painchaud & Paul-Hubert Poirier (ed.), Colloque international "L'Évangile selon Thomas et les textes de Nag Hammadi". Volume 8 of Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi: Section "Etudes". Sainte-Foy, Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 277-300.

Perkins, Pheme
-Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Piovanelli, Pierluigi
-L'évangile secret de Marc trente trois ans après, entre potentialités exégétiques et difficultés techniques. Revue Biblique 114, 52-72, 237-254.

Russo, Nicholas V.
-A Note on the Role of Secret Mark in the Search for the Origins of Lent. Studia Liturgica 37, 181-197.

Strobel, Lee
-The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

2008

Black, David Alan
-Mark 16:8 as the Conclusion to the Second Gospel. In David Alan Black (ed.), Perspectives on the Ending of Mark: Four Views. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, ?-?.

Brown, Scott G.
-The Letter to Theodore: Stephen Carlson’s Case against Clement’s Authorship. JECS 16:4, 535-572.

Jay, Jeff
-A New Look at the Epistolary Framework of the Secret Gospel of Mark. JECS 16:4, 573-597.

Klauck, Hans-Josef
-Die apokryphe Bibel: Ein anderer Zugang zum frühen Christentum. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, Correspondence 1945-1982
-Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, Correspondence 1945-1982. Guy G. Stroumsa (ed.). Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture. Leiden: Brill.

Paananen, Timo S.
-Kuka kirjoitti Salaisen Markuksen evankeliumin? Osa 1: Morton Smith vs. Stephen C. Carlson. Vartija 121:3, 83-97.
-Kuka kirjoitti Salaisen Markuksen evankeliumin? Osa 2: Morton Smith vs. Peter Jeffery. Vartija 121:4, 123-132.

Pantuck, Allan J. & Brown, Scott G.
-Morton Smith as M. Madiotes: Stephen Carlson's Attribution of Secret Mark to a Bald Swindler. JSHJ 6, 106-125.

Pearson, Birger A.
-The Secret Gospel of Mark: A 20th Century Forgery. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 4 Article 6, 1-14.

2009

Grafton, Anthony
-Gospel Secrets: The Biblical Controversies of Morton Smith. The Nation. Available online at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/grafton/single

Hedrick, Charles W.
-An Amazing Discovery. BAR 35:6, 44-48, 86.

Henige, David
-Authorship Renounced. The 'Found' Source in the Historical Record. JSP 41, 31-55.

Jaffé, Dan
-Jésus sous la plume des historiens juifs du XXe siècle: Approche historique, perspectives historiographiques, analyses méthodologiques. Paris: Cerf.

Keener, Craig S.
-The Historical Jesus of the Gospels: Jesus in Historical Context. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Koester, Helmut
-Was Morton Smith a Great Thespian and I a Complete Fool? BAR 35:6, 54-58, 88.

Köstenberger, Andreas J.
-The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holdman.

Landry, David
-Noncanonical Texts: The Da Vinci Code and Beyond. Word & World 29, 367-379.

Meyer, Marvin
-Whom Did Jesus Love Most? Beloved Disciples in John and Other Gospels. In Tuomas Rasimus (ed.), The Legacy of John: Second-Century Reception of the Fourth Gospel. Leiden: Brill, 73-92.

Shanks, Hershel
-Morton Smith – Forger. BAR 35:6, 49-53, 86-88.
-Restoring a Dead Scholar's Reputation. BAR 35:6, 59-61, 90-92.

Solow, Andrew R. & Smith, Woollcott K.
-A Statistical Problem Concerning the Mar Saba Letter. The American Statistician 63, 254-257.

2010

Anastasopoulou, Venetia
-Experts Report Handwriting Examination. Available online at http://www.bib-arch.org/pdf/secret-mark-analysis.pdf

Beskow, Per
-Modern Mystifications of Jesus. In Delbert Burkett (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Jesus. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 458-474.

DuBois, Page
-Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Rau, Eckhard
-Das Geheimnis des Reiches Gottes: Die esoterische Rezeption der Lehre Jesu im geheimen Markusevangelium. In Jörg Frey & Jens Schröter (ed.), Jesus in apokryphen Evangelienüberlieferungen: Beiträge zu außerkanonischen Jesusüberlieferungen aus verschiedenen Sprach- und Kulturtraditionen. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 254. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, ?-?.
-Weder gefälscht noch authentisch? Überlegungen zum Status des geheimen Markusevangeliums als Quelle des antiken Christentums. In Jörg Frey & Jens Schröter (ed.), Jesus in apokryphen Evangelienüberlieferungen: Beiträge zu außerkanonischen Jesusüberlieferungen aus verschiedenen Sprach- und Kulturtraditionen. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 254. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, ?-?.

Schröter, Jens
-The Gospel of Mark. In David E. Aune (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament. Volume 28 of Blackwell Companions to Religion. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 272-295.

Watson, Francis
-Beyond Suspicion: On the Authorship of the Mar Saba Letter and the Secret Gospel of Mark. The Journal of Theological Studies 61, 128-170. Available online at http://jts.oxfordjournals.org.proxy.library.nd.edu/cgi/content/full/61/1/128

2011

Jeffery, Peter
-The Mystical Chorus of the Truth Itself: Liturgy and Mystery in Clement of Alexandria. In B. J. Groen & S. H. Teeples (ed.), Inquiries into Eastern Christian Worship: Acts of the Second International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Rome, 17-21 September 2008. Eastern Christian Studies 10. Leuven: Peeters. (not yet published)

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Online (unpublished) articles

2005

Smith, Kyle
-‘Mixed with Inventions’: Salt and Metaphor in Secret Mark. Available online at http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/Secret/SALT-PAPER.rtf

2006

Carlson, Stephen C.
-Brown on Morton Smith’s Motives in JBL. Available online at http://hypotyposeis.org/weblog/2006/07/brown-on-morton-smiths-motives-in-jbl.html

2007

Jeffery, Peter
-The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Reply to Scott G. Brown. (1) Available online at http://www.music.princeton.edu/~jeffery/replytobrown.pdf
-The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Reply to Scott G. Brown. (2) Available online at http://music.princeton.edu/~jeffery/Review%20of%20Biblical%20Literature-Jeffery%20reply%20to%20Brown.pdf

2008

Shandruk, Walter M.
-Carlson's Handwriting Analysis on Secret Mark. Available online at http://neonostalgia.com/weblog/?p=484
-Statistics and Hapax Legomena in the Mar Saba Letter. Available online at http://neonostalgia.com/weblog/?p=496

2009

Burgess, Matthew
-“Whatever Makes for Progress Towards Gnosis”: Esoterism and Spiritual Advancement in the Stromateis and the Letter to Theodore. Available online at http://sites.google.com/site/moreconfessionsofabiblejunkie/Home/ClementPaper-Final.pdf?attredirects=0

Capps, Donald
-The Diagnostic Question. A conference paper for “The Secret Gospel of Mark, Sex, Death,and Madness; The Psychodynamics of Morton Smith's Proposal," session 21-330 ("Psychology and Biblical Studies") at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans, November 21, 2009, 4:00-6:30 PM. Available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/capps.diagnostic_question.htm

Conner, Robert
-Magic in the New Testament – Chapter 12: A Letter to Theodore. Available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/36964375/A-Letter-to-Theodore

Jeffery, Peter
-The Secret Gospel of Mark Revisited. A conference paper for “The Secret Gospel of Mark, Sex, Death,and Madness; The Psychodynamics of Morton Smith's Proposal," session 21-330 ("Psychology and Biblical Studies") at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans, November 21, 2009, 4:00-6:30 PM. Available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/jeffery.morton_smith.pdf (Handout available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/jefferysblhandout.pdf)
-Secret Gospel: Response to the Panelists. A conference paper for “The Secret Gospel of Mark, Sex, Death,and Madness; The Psychodynamics of Morton Smith's Proposal," session 21-330 ("Psychology and Biblical Studies") at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans, November 21, 2009, 4:00-6:30 PM. Available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/jeffery.response.pdf

Jensen, Robin M.
-The Secret Gospel and Alexandrian Baptism: A Response to Peter Jeffery’s The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled. A conference paper for “The Secret Gospel of Mark, Sex, Death,and Madness; The Psychodynamics of Morton Smith's Proposal," session 21-330 ("Psychology and Biblical Studies") at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans, November 21, 2009, 4:00-6:30 PM. Available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/jensen.baptism.htm

Lawrence, Raymond J.
-Peter Jeffery’s The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery. A conference paper for “The Secret Gospel of Mark, Sex, Death,and Madness; The Psychodynamics of Morton Smith's Proposal," session 21-330 ("Psychology and Biblical Studies") at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans, November 21, 2009, 4:00-6:30 PM. Available online at http://psybibs.revdak.com/2009/lawrence.html

Morris, Lisa
-From History to Mystery: The Life and Teachings of the Historical Jesus. Self-published through Lulu at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/from-history-to-mystery-the-life-and-teachings-of-the-historical-jesus/6456850

Viklund, Roger
- One Thousand and One Untruths: How Reliable Is the Account of Secret Mark by Lee Strobel and Craig Evans? Available online a http://www.jesusgranskad.se/strobel2.htm
-Reclaiming Clement's Letter to Theodoros: An Examination of Carlson’s Handwriting Analysis. Available online at http://www.jesusgranskad.se/theodore.htm
-Den symboliskt utformade förlagan till Markusevangeliet – populärt benämnd Hemliga Markusevangeliet. Available online at http://www.jesusgranskad.se/hm1.htm
-Tremors, or Just an Optical Illusion? A Further Evaluation of Carlson’s Handwriting Analysis. Available online at http://www.jesusgranskad.se/theodore2.htm

2010

Brown, Scott G. & Pantuck, Allan J.
-Stephen Carlson's Questionable Questioned Document Examination. Available online at http://salainenevankelista.blogspot.com/2010/04/stephen-carlsons-questionable.html (blog edition) and http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/Secret/Pantuck-Brown-2010.pdf (pdf)

Viklund, Roger
-A Quest for Secret Mark’s Authenticity: A Chain is as Strong as its Weakest Link. Available online at http://www.jesusgranskad.se/quest.htm

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Book reviews

2005

Bethune, Brian
-Mark's Secret Gospel. Maclean's 118, 48-49. Available online at http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=20050516_105698_105698

Foster, Paul
-Books of the Month: Secret Mark is no Secret Anymore – Secret Mark: Uncovering a Hoax. The Expository Times 117:2, 64-68. Available online at http://ext.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/117/2/64

Kaestli, Jean-Daniel
-Rapport du secrétaire général sur l’année 2005-2006 (Assemblée générale de l’AELAC, Mont-Roland, Dole, vendredi 30 juin 2006 à 20 h. 30). Le Bulletin de l'AELAC 15-16, 13-18.

Pearse, Roger
-Review of The Gospel Hoax. Unpublished. Available online at http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/reviews/carlson_gospel_hoax.htm

Price, Robert M.
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel in The Journal of Higher Criticism 11, 155-159. Available online at http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/reviews/brown_mark_other_gospel.htm
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in The Journal of Higher Criticism 11, 153-155. Available online at http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/reviews/carlson_gospel_hoax.htm

Smith, Ben C.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax. Unpublished. Available online at http://www.textexcavation.com/secretmark.html

2006

Blomberg, Craig L.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in The Denver Journal 9. Available online at http://www.denverseminary.edu/article/the-gospel-hoax-morton-smiths-invention-of-secret-mark/

Chilton, Bruce
-Unmasking a False Gospel. The New York Sun (October 25, 2006). Available online at http://www.nysun.com/arts/unmasking-a-false-gospel/42197/

Gray, Patrick
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity 19, 51-52.

Holmes, Michael W.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Religious Studies Review 32, 123.

Kruger, Michael J.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49, 422-424.

Marshall, Chris
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practice 14, 41-42.

Taylor, Nicholas H.
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel in Journal for the Study of the New Testament 28, 136.

2007

Blomberg, Craig L.
-Review of Stephen Carlson, The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007). Available online at http://bookreviews.org/pdf/5707_6023.pdf

Cameron, Ron
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel in University of Toronto Quarterly 76, 293-295.

Chilton, Bruce
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Review of Rabbinic Judaism 10, 122-128.

Foster, Paul
-Secret Mark Again. The Expository Times 119, 50-51. Available online at http://ext.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/119/1/50

Harris, W. V.
-A Bible Fantasy. Times Literary Supplement No. 5455, 23. Available online at http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25371-2649536,00.html

Patterson, Dilys N.
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses
36, 352-353.

Shiell, William D.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Perspectives in Religious Studies 34, 111-116.

Tuckett, Christopher
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Journal of Theological Studies 58, 193-195.

Webb, Robert L.
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 5, 106.
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 5, 106.
-Review of The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 5, 216. Available online at http://jhj.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/5/2/205.pdf

2008

Le Boulluec, Alain
-Review of Mark's Other Gospel & The Gospel Hoax in Apocrypha 19, 308-313.

Jay, Jeff
-Review of The Gospel Hoax in The Journal of Religion 88, 98-99.

Johnson, Maxwell E.
-Review of The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled in Worship 82, 85-89.

Rousse-Lacordaire, Jérome
-Bulletin d'Histoire des Ésotérismes. Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 92, 849-850.

2009

Ellens, Harold J.
-Review of Peter Jeffery, The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]. Available online at http://bookreviews.org/pdf/5627_7785.pdf

Kelley, Nicole
-Review of The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled in Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 4, 114-117. Available online at http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/magic_ritual_and_witchcraft/v004/4.1.kelley.html

Price, Robert M.
-Review of The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled. Unpublished. Available online at http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/reviews/jeffery_secret_gospel.htm