The First Dionysian Gospel: Imitational and Redactional Layers in Luke and John [chapter]

Mark G. Bilby
2018 Zenodo  
In this chapter, Bilby describes how his doubts about mimesis were overcome by the numerous, dense parallels between Euripides' Bacchae and John. His primary objection is that MacDonald presumes the dependence of John (in three versions) on Luke-Acts (in a single version). Bilby instead provides an alternative, groundbreaking reconstruction of the Synoptic Problem. He shows that the rise of a Marcionite (or proto-Marcionite) exclusive Paulinism and Pliny the Younger's anti-Bacchanalian trials
more » ... Christians are historical, redactional-mimetic pivot points between the first and second editions of both John and Luke. Dionysian appropriations in the first editions of John and Luke are corrected and outdone by Socratic (counter-Dionysian) appropriations and the rehabilitation of Peter in the second editions of John and Luke.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3745622 fatcat:n7mkhmgwvfdphjsv63b4hydmde