Burton L. Mack

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sv:Burton L. Mack Burton L. Mack is a writer and John Wesley Professor in early Christianity at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. He is also active at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. Mack's concerns are to demythologize Jesus and reach the historical teacher. He is the author of the following books:

  • Wisdom and the Hebrew Epic: Ben Sira's Hymn in Praise of the Fathers (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) (1986)
  • A Myth of Innocence: Mark and Christian Origins Fortress Press (1988)
  • The Lost Gospel: The Book Q and Christian Origins Macmillan Co. (1966, paperback 1994). A reconstruction for the layman of the Q Gospel; historiography and its relation to belief. ISBN 0060653752
  • Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth HarperSan Francisco 1996. ISBN 0060655186 The gospels as fictional mythologies created by various communities.
  • Christian Origins and the Language of the Kingdom of God (with Michael L. Humphries)
  • The International Lost Gospel
  • Rhetoric and the New Testament
  • Patterns of Persuasion in the Gospels
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