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Marcion the Making of a Heretic


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I chair an SBL group called “The Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity.”  This fall when we meet in San Antonio (November 2016), one of our sessions will be dedicated to a review of Judith Lieu’s new book, Marcion the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (Cambridge University Press, 2015).  Lieu offers one of the most comprehensive accounts of his controversial life and influence.  Marcion was the arch-heretic of his day. Most of what we know about Marcion comes from opponents such as Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian and Origen.

Marcion was one of the most prominent figures of the second century.  His teachings about God, Jesus, creation, and Scripture caused his detractors to define clearly what they considered the right teaching and practices ought to be.

If you are in San Antonio this fall, come and join us.

. Marcion Making of a Heretic


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