William Wrede Online

With thanks to Mark Goodacre for mentioning this:

William Wrede’s classic Das Messiasgeheimnis in den Evangelien; Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Verständnis des Markusevangeliums (1901) is now available online at archive.org:  Das Messiasgeheimnis in den Evangelien As usual with archive.org, you can download as PDF, read online in flipbook format and so on.   Also available on archive.org are Wrede’s Paulus and The Origin of the New Testament. The latter is also now available on Google Books in toto, including for download as a Google ebook, so you can even read it on your phone:  The Origin of the New Testament.

Of course you won’t want to read it on your Phone.  Phones are for talking people, look up the word phone!

Seriously, Wrede is must (w)reading for anyone doing work in the NT.

6 thoughts on “William Wrede Online

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 10 Feb 2011 at 3:13 pm

    So tell us Jim, what is Wrede’s great benefit? i.e. the focus, as you see it..


    • Jim 10 Feb 2011 at 3:30 pm

      simple, his debunking of the thick overlay of dogmatism hindering research into the life of jesus and his clarity of thought concerning mark’s purpose.


  2. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 10 Feb 2011 at 3:37 pm

    So what do you make of his “Paul”?


    • Jim 10 Feb 2011 at 3:45 pm

      dont care about paul. paul’s sorta boring. johannine lit is where the nt is interesting.


  3. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 10 Feb 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Sounds sort’a ‘Historical Jesus’ to me? I’m out there! The Church Catholic & Orthodox is where I go, with the Ecumenical Councils! Yeah, a “Churchman”! 🙂


  4. Mark Goodacre 10 Feb 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Haha; yes, I won’t be reading it on my phone, I don’t think. But nice to have it available for downloading and reading on screen.


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