Re: [XTalk] Re: "Discontinuity"
- With regard to some of the items classed as "discontinuous"
I am not sure that discontinuity is the best term
for analysing the problematic criterion.
In its early stages what happened was that
form critics identified passages which belong
to a transitional stratum, which goes beyond
what it owes to Judaism, but without containing
formulations which are arrived at in early Christianity.
One could class this material as "transitional" though
that term was not, as far as I am aware, used in the
works which kicked off this kind of analysis of
Identifying passages or parts of passages which belong
to the transitional phase does seem to me to be
a viable and worthwhile way of proceeding.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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