New PDF release: The Dionysian Gospel: The Fourth Gospel and Euripides

By Dennis R. MacDonald

MacDonald observes that the Fourth Gospel sounds subject matters right to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), now not least as he was once depicted in Euripides’s play The Bacchae. A divine determine, offspring of a divine father and human mom, takes on flesh to stay between mortals, yet is rejected by way of his personal; miraculously presents wine; contains girls as his shut devotees; dies a violent death—and returns to existence. The Johannine Evangelist not just imitated Euripides yet anticipated his readers to acknowledge Jesus as more than Dionysos.

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By Dennis R. MacDonald

MacDonald observes that the Fourth Gospel sounds subject matters right to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), now not least as he was once depicted in Euripides’s play The Bacchae. A divine determine, offspring of a divine father and human mom, takes on flesh to stay between mortals, yet is rejected by way of his personal; miraculously presents wine; contains girls as his shut devotees; dies a violent death—and returns to existence. The Johannine Evangelist not just imitated Euripides yet anticipated his readers to acknowledge Jesus as more than Dionysos.

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