RE: [Synoptic-L] New Studies in the Synoptic Problem
- To: Synoptic
In Response To: Mark Matson on Foster et al
On: Synoptic Problem
MARK: I would be interested as any of you process this huge book how you
think this advances the discussion?
BRUCE: I guess my first question, as one who cannot come up with the huge
price, is whether the huge book *attempts* to advance discussion. Or is it
simply one more summary; yet another status quaestionis? There has been a
lot of the latter going around lately; the genre seems to be keeping the
European book trade afloat. But I would be interested to know if any of
these contributions ends with, or includes, a new proposal or a new (and
purportedly decisive) argument for a previous proposal.
For example, I seem to recall that Foster some years ago came down against
the existence of M (as usually conceived). Does that small conclusion stand,
or is it left open once again?
E Bruce Brooks
University of Massachusetts at Amherst