Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

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Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by MrMacSon » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:19 pm

Link to a scan of a translation (by Joan Ferro, for the Hibbert Journal) of

a Thesis delivered to the Sixth International Congress on the History of Religions, at Brussells, September 1935, by Paul-Louis Couchoud

by the title - 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?' -
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Re: Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by Ben C. Smith » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:54 am

Thanks for the link, MrMacSon.
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Re: Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by gmx » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:14 am

I haven't had a chance to read it carefully yet, but the following stood out as being somewhat illogical:
This has in itself a certain striking significance. When
an author wishes to re-model a text so as to conform to a
given doctrine it is not often that he can accomplish his task
with nothing but a pair of scissors to help him.
It seems odd that the relationship of gMarcion to gLuke is collectively a uni-directional addition/subtraction, depending upon your perspective of the direction of the dependency. It would seem logical that if one document is a doctinally-inspired reimagining of the other, then it would take both additions and subtractions to complete the transition. It is odd that either party believed they could satisfy their doctrinal purposed by only adding to, or by only removing, what the previous author had produced.

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Re: Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by Aleph One » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:44 am

+1 from me too, MrMacSon. Nice find!

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Re: Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by Michael BG » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:24 pm

I thought I would read this Couchoud article before working my way through the Klinghardt one, but I just hate his style. In the examples I have so far looked at, at no time has he considered that the Lucan version agrees with Mark or Matthew against Marcion. I think it is a good idea to read it with your Gospel Parallels by your side so you can compare the Lucan text with Mark and Matthew.

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Re: Couchoud's 'Is Marcion's Gospel One of the Synoptics?'

Post by Adam » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:17 am

Excellent methodological advice.

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