Talk:Gospel of Marcion

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Certain portions of the article, particularly in the last paragraph, seemed excessively informal or stylistically awkward, and I felt that they unnecessarily championed Marcion's views and that of his supporters. If they are correct they will stand on their own; in the meantime, to quote Jack Webb, "I just want to get the facts, ma'am."

"For an example of evidence that may support this view, compare Luke 5:39 to Luke 5:36-38..." (The reader may not know Luke by heart. Could these quotes be intered in full? --Wetman 05:22, 15 August 2006 (UTC)



"Marcion deleted 5:39 from his Gospel"
Actually I think he used the Backspace key. This should probably be changed to "removed" or "excluded." Cabbruzz (talk) 17:53, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

"Deleted" isn't just a computing term. I think the word works fine here. Evercat (talk) 00:44, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
I think 'omitted' is the correct term, given the context. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.56.85.147 (talk) 12:28, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

This article contained a link to the Centre for Marcionite Research Library Website (which contains a full copy of the gospel hyperlinked to the sources used for reconstruction). That website is part of GeoCities, and so is due to go offline tomorrow when GeoCities closes. I have fixed the link so that it now points to a mirror of the website and will continue to work when GeoCities closes.149.254.58.10 (talk) 19:49, 25 October 2009 (UTC)


Marcion as pre-dating Luke[edit]

There are a lot of references for this possibility here —Preceding unsigned comment added by St.Trond (talkcontribs) 17:24, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Marcion as editor of Luke[edit]

I have removed the faulty argument that his editing of Luke seems more likely 'because he also edited the Pauline letters'. In fact Marcion is the first to ever use the letters and there is even a school of criticism which believes that Marcion actually produced these letters in Paul's name. They believe this because there is no clear evidence of the letters existing before Marcion [no one seems to mention them or cite them] and because their unedited contents matches the theology of Marcion perfectly. So there is no proof that it wasn't actually Marcion who had the letters in their most original form. --Brithnoth (talk) 09:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Marcion and Acts[edit]

The author of Luke is generally believed to be the author of Acts. What is the significance of that idea if Marcion wrote Luke? Would the theory be that Marcion wrote Acts or would the theory be that Luke and Acts didn't have the same author?--Davefoc (talk) 15:19, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

He didn't write Luke. Luke wrote Luke. He merely edited Luke to suit his theology. Laurel Lodged (talk) 17:47, 8 September 2012 (UTC)