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Who Wrote the Gospels? | 151AD-160AD

Paul and Patrick answer the question: Who Wrote the Gospels? While exploring Marcion of Sinope inspiring the idea of a New Testament canon.



To ring in the first new episode of 2021, Paul and Patrick are teaming up to tackle the question: Who wrote the gospels in the Christian New Testament? On the other side of this Christian biblical coin, who is Marcion of Sinope, and how did he influence the idea of creating a New Testament canon? Given how enormous this greater subject is, Patrick and Paul are working in tandem to properly deliver what it’s due.

Who Wrote the Four Gospels of the New Testament? The Nuts and Bolts

In the first segment, Paul delves into the nuts and bolts of the authorship for the New Testament gospels, their historicity, their origins, and the sources used in their creation. It is an attempt to piece together the many ongoing mysteries this unique historic puzzle represents, and discuss the many challenges in doing so.

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Despite how ubiquitous and well known the gospels are today, how often do we ask exactly who wrote them? The answers do not fail to intrigue and surprise.

Marcion of Sinope: A Misadventure That Help Originate a New Testament Canon

In the second segment, Patrick presents the history of Marcion of Sinope. Marcion was an Anatolian bishop who was a critical influence in originating the concept of a New Testament canon; as well as his at-times baffling misadventure in doing so.

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Marcion’s story is a fundamental case study when coming to an understanding of how the New Testament came to fruition.

How Will Future Historians View The Year 2020?

As mentioned in the previous episode, what do you think future historians will take the most interest in for the recently past 2020? In addition to the pandemic, what else do you believe will draw their interest?

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.