Was Rudolf Bultmann's impact on biblical studies generally positive or generally negative?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Question: What Happened to Joseph? - Le Donne
I find it odd that Mark betrays no knowledge of Joseph, but that Jesus' father plays important roles in Matthew and Luke. The Fourth Gospel, at least, mentions Joseph. Moreover, what happened to him? Why is Mary orbiting the various stories of Jesus' public career, but Joseph isn't?
I've heard a few speculations, but I could use some help from the Church historians among us to find out what the historical conversation has been on this topic.