Re: [GTh] Carlson on GThomas
- Fellow Thomas scholars,
Thanks for all your interest in this project, which
Mike and I discussed as a way of not only promoting
this mailing list but experimenting with genre to
see what it's full potential is. I've been very
heartened by Mike's success with his innovative Regular
Contributor Program and I wanted to support his efforts
by sharing some work I'm doing the gospel of Thomas --
a document that I have been find fascinating precisely
because of the discussion here and previously on Crosstalk.
I'll start off tomorrow with an introductory excerpt
that constitutes a brief description of the paper and
where it's positioned in the discourse on the gospel of
Thomas. I'll also mention what I hope we might be able
to achieve by discussing about it, though one of the
nice things about mailing lists is that discussions
can take a life of their own.
On Monday, I'll have the first substantial excerpt from
Stephen C. Carlson
Ph.D. student, Religion, Duke University
Author of The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark (Baylor, 2005)
- A new and important blog has had some very complimentary
things to say the last several days. The blog is 'gospels.net'
and is run by my long-time internet friend Andrew Bernhard.
Actually, Andrew started his blog in January, but up until April
30th had been occupied with creating a basic library, which is
why I had put off adding his blog to my links. On April 30th,
however, Andrew's blog was unexpectedly listed as #22 in the
top 50 biblioblogs for April, causing him (as he wrote to me)
to accelerate his schedule for blog development. Consequently,
I've now added gospels.net to my blog links, positioned along
with DeConick's and Redman's blogs as those having strong
Thomas content. This is not only because of the aforementioned
entries relative to Carlson on GThomas, but more basically
because gospels.net is described as "an online resource dedicated
to the Gospel of Thomas and other early Christian Gospels", which
indicates ongoing strong Thomas content.