Re: Thoughts of GosThom
- At 04:54 PM 10/1/98 -0400, Stevan Davies wrote:
>...What Mahlon and I are saying is that Thomas matches what a collectionWell, now, these "inauthentic" sayings interest me (for the moment). I can
>of sayings drawn from oral tradition would be, for it has the
>characteristics of primitiveness, lack-of-clear-redactional-material,
>absence of synoptic order, presence of a few authentic sayings not
>otherwise known, presence of inauthentic sayings. ...
understand inauthentic sayings as part of redactional material or editorial
reworking, but if its just a collection of sayings, why should there be any
inauthentic sayings? That is, if Thomas avoids editorial comment, why would
he make up a saying (which is, after all, an editorial comment inserted
into the mouth of a speaker.) Or are you just saying that Thomas was a
somewhat indiscriminate collector of sayings and
things-somebody-said-that-were-attributed-to-Jesus, and that Thomas didn't
know the difference? Please explain.
Robert M. Schacht
Northern Arizona University
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
(Where charity and love are [found], God is there)
9th century latin hymn
- Dear Rene:
I think it has a much simpler answer: Nobody cares what gender anybody is.
Why should they? You pick the most likely, that's all. I cannot imagine
that the distinction, if known would alter any item in the ongoing
At 07:49 AM 10/22/98 -0700, you wrote:
> This disembodied forum of cyberspace, where all is transmitted via____________________________________
>printed word, can lead to amusing curiosities such as myself
>being referred to lately on Crosstalk as "she" and even most recently
>"Renee" (contrary to the evidence!) when I am in fact quite happily
>male... :) No apologies are in order by anyone except myself for not
>putting "Mr." in front of the name.
> It just goes to show how easy it is for all of us to go beyond the
> I'll be posting more GTh-Synoptic parallel statistics in the next 24
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Michael T. MacDonell, Ph.D.
Doctoral Student in Biblical Studies
Trinity College and Seminary