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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpg"Mark's story [i.e. the Gospel of Mark] is most likely Mark's fiction . . . .The gospel was indeed Mark's creation, a narrative that brought together two distinctively different types of written material representative of two major types of early sectarian movements.  One stream was that of movements in Palestine and southern Syria that cultivated the memory of Jesus as a founder-teacher.  The other was that of congregations in northern Syria, Asia Minor and Greece wherein the death and resurrection of Jesus were regarded as founding events . . . . Mark fabricated his story."

OK, you know how this works . . .  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please no google searches or cheating.  The whole point is to make a guess, not look up an answer! 

Reader Comments (25)

Someone who has never read the Gospel of Mark?

Either that, or someone who thinks that Mark is a genius and was able to merge the two bits so coherently as to make it as if there was a continuous flowing story that always has Jerusalem and Calvary getting closer.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSi Hollett
It's a really scary thing that this guy works at a theological school.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T. Meche III
My guess would be John Dominic Crossan.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKen Rapoza
Torn between Crossan and Spong.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobert W
A very bitter man.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStan McCullars
I'm gonna go with Bart Ehrman
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrett
Sounds Dawkins- or Hitchins-esqe. But it could also be a very liberal theologian. So I'll guess Rudolf Bultmann.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKBennett
Robert H. Gundry
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
> Torn between Crossan and Spong.

Yup. One of those guys.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
The Jesus Seminar's "Official Guide The Gospels"
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterds
I'm going with Randal Helms in "Gospel Fictions."
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharles Baldanza
Crossan or Spong
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator
Crossan or the Jesus Seminar. I would think Erhman but this is to concrete for him. He normal just says something is possible when coming to conclusion.
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKyle in WI
I cheated and looked up an answer, so I will not respond. However, I really appreciate these interesting quotations. My question is, "How can men that receive such training be unregenerate? How can they study so much truth and yet remain so blind?
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
How about James Dunn?
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Waddington
Brian Mc Laren, Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, Shane Clarborne, or some other psuedo biblical emergent type?
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C. Quillman
Who ever it is, we should start a ministry that puts all theses people on an island and be done with them..
July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason
Joe: we have a phrase--perhaps you do, too?--"There's none so blind as them that will not see."
July 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Walker
Brian McLaren, me thinks!
July 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBill

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