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date: 27 November 2020

Messianic Secret. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The phrase was given currency by W. *Wrede, Der Messiasgeheimnis in den Evangelien (1901; Eng. tr., 1971) and designates a central issue in Gospel criticism. Wrede argued that Jesus' silencing of the demoniacs and the secrecy about His messianic identity in St ... ...

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