[Excavating-Q] From "Formation" to "Excavating"
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My question is a general one. To what extent has your
thinking on Q changed or developed between the publication of
_Formation of Q_ in 1987 and the publication of _Excavating
Q_ this year? While there are clear differences in content,
strategy, aim and intended audience between the two books,
are there any substantial areas where you have actually
changed your views?
I wonder if I might link this to a brief related question
connected with stratigraphy. You engage, especially in the
footnotes, with scholars like Richard Horsley, John J. Collins
and Howard Clark Kee who you feel have misunderstood and /
or misrepresented your stratigraphical approach to Q. I felt
that there was perhaps less engagement with more recent
critiques like those of Christopher Tuckett, Dale Allison and
especially Alan Kirk (though all are of course mentioned). I
wonder whether the critiques of any of those three have given
you pause for thought?
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
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