The Marcion Problem: Select Bibliography

Marcion of Sinope
Marcion of Sinope

Over the past several months, I have been running a series entitled “The Marcion Problem,” where I have been examining Marcion of Sinope’s influence on the development of the New Testament canon. In light of yesterday’s final post in this particular series, I felt it worthwhile to post my select bibliography from this project. As I am currently revising a version of this series for a paper, any additional resources on Marcion would be appreciated.

The Marcion Problem: Select Bibliography

Barton, John. Holy Writings Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity. Westminster John Knox Press: Louisville, 1997. Print.

Blackman, E.C. Marcion and His Influence. S.P.C.K.: London, 1948. Print.

Burkett, F.C. The Exordium of Marcion’s Antithesis. Journal of Theological Studies. Vol. 30. 1929. Electronic.

Dungan, David L. Constantine’s Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament. Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 2007. Print.

Ehrman, Bart D. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2003. Print.

–. Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2003. Print.

–. The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament. Oxford University Press: New York, 1993. Print.

Eusebius. The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine. Translated by G.A. Williamson. Revised and edited by Andrew Louth. Penguin Books: London, 1989. Print.

Heckel, Theo K. Vom Evangelum des Markus zum viergestaltigen Evangelium. WUNT 120; Tubingen: Mohr-Siekech, 1999. Print.

Hill, Charles E. “What Papias said about John (and Luke): A ‘New’ Papian Fragment,” JTS 49(1998): 582-629, esp. 616-7. Print.

Hinson, E. Glenn. The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages. Abingdon Press; Nashville, 1996. Print.

Hippolytus. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novation, Appendix. Translated and edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. 1950. Electronic.

Hoffman, R. Joseph. Marcion: On the Restitution of Christianity: An Essay on the Development of Radical Paulinist Theology in the Second Century. Edited Carl A. Raschke. American Academy of Religion Academy Series. Scholars Press: Chico, CA, 1984. Print.

Hurtado, Larry W. “The New Testament in the Second Century: Text, Collections and Canon.” Transmissions and Reception: New Testament Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies. Editors J.W. Childers and D.C. Parker. “Texts and Studies, Third Series,” 4; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgian Press, 2006. 3-27. Print.

Irenaeus of Lyons. Edited by Unger, Dominic. St. Ireneaus Against Heresies. Paulist Press. 1992.

Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Doctrines, Fifth Edition. Continuum: London, 2009. Print.

Knox, John. Marcion and the New Testament: An Essay in the Early History of the Canon. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1942. Print.

MacCulloch, Diarmaid. A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. Penguin Books: London, 2010. Print.

McDonald, Lee Martin. The Biblical Canon: Its Origen, Transmission, and Authority. Hendrickson Publishers: Peabody, MA, 2007. Print.

Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origins, Development, and Significance. Claraendon Press: Oxford, 1997. Print.

–. The New Testament: Its Origins, Background, and Content. Abingdon Press: Nashville, 1965. Print. 274.

Noble, Paul R. Book Review. The Spirit and the Letter: Studies in the Biblical Canon. Journal of Theological Studies. Vol. 49. April 1998. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1998. Electronic.

Price, Robert M. The Pre-Nicene New Testament: Fifty-Four Formative Texts. Signature Books: Salt Lake City, 2006. Print.

Sanders, James A. From Sacred Story to Sacred Text: Canon as Paradigm. Fortress Press: Philadelphia, 1987. Print.

Tertullian. The Five Books Against Marcion. Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. The Anti-Marcion Writings of Tertullian. Edited by Paul A. Boer, Sr. Veritas Splendor Publications: 2012. Print. 102-511.

–. The Prescription Against Heresies. Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. The Anti-Marcion Writings of Tertullian. Edited by Paul A. Boer, Sr. Veritas Splendor Publications: 2012. Print. 51-101.

Trobisch, David. Die Entstehung der Paulusbriefsammlung: Studien zu den Anfangen christlicher Publizistik. NTOA 10; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1989. Print.

Tyson, Joseph B. Marcion and Luke-Acts: A Defining Struggle. University of South Carolina Press: Columbia, 2006. Print.

Von Campenhausen, Hans. The Formation of the Christian Bible. Translated by J.A. Baker. Fortress Press: Philadelphia, 1972. Print.

Von Harnack, Adolf. Marcion: The Gospel of the Alien God. Translated by John E. Steely and Lyle D. Bierma. Labyrinth Press: Durham, 1990. Print.

–. The Origin of the New Testament and the Most Important Consequences of the New Creation. London, 1925. Print.

Wand, J.W.C. A History of the Early Church to A.D. 500. Routledge: London, 1994. Print.

Wilson, Robert Smith. Marcion: A Study of a Second-Century Heretic. James Clark & Company Publishing: London, 1980. Reprint.

Zahn, Theodore. Geschichte des neutestementlichen Kanons. Leipzig, 1888-1892. Print.


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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