- We have already heard good things about Stephen Carlson's forthcoming
Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark</a>. Today in the mail
Baylor University Press was kind enough to send along an uncorrected
proof so I could take a look at it. Thanks Tina!
I've made my way into it a bit and I must confess that I love
it! Stephen is an engaging writer with a fine style and a fine
ability to clearly communicate. I won't give away the pony with
extended quotations and the like- but I will say that his chapter on
"Uncovering Literary Fakes" is simply must reading. Must
reading. Especially in these days of fraud and forgery and
I would also note that several members of the Crosstalk list are
mentioned in the preface- notably Goodacre and Gibson and Poirier.
I hope that the publisher takes plenty of copies to Philadelpha- I
will need to replace the gray covered uncorrected proof I have for a
shiny covered autographed edition. Stephen, if you don't have a pen
with you I will let you borrow one so you can sign my copy when I
pick it up there.
I heartily, and even enthusiastically, recommend this book.
D. Jim West
http://biblical-studies.blogspot.com Biblical Theology Weblog
http://web.infoave.net/~jwest Biblical Studies Resources
- Stephen Goranson wrote:
>...though scholars who still wish to defendYes.
>the ms as genuine (18th-c.) surely should be
>heard, at the moment, the chances of
>vindicating "Secret Mark" appear to me almost
I finished reading the galley. I don't think there
will be many defenders of Clement's letter after
Carlson's book becomes widely read. If there are,
there's a big problem in academia.
Loren Rosson III
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