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RE: [GTh] Origen and Thomas 3: Methodology

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  • Stephen C. Carlson
    ... Great question, Judy. As we ll see in the next excerpt, Origen explicitly said that he read the source. Stephen -- Stephen C. Carlson Ph.D. student,
    Message 1 of 9 , May 11, 2009
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      On May 10, 2009 10:00 PM, Judy Redman <jredman@...> wrote:
      >Thanks for your postings. I am finding them interesting.
      >
      >As I read this your treatment of whether Origen had only heard about
      >Thomas or had actually read it, it occurred to me that one of the
      >possibilities was that he had had access to some of the oral traditions
      >in circulation which Thomas used, rather than having read Thomas. This
      >is because I am interested in the field, but so are quite a few other scholars.
      >
      >Of course, Origen actually names "According to Thomas", rather than simply
      >quoting material from it, so he is aware of the existence of the actual
      >document and certainly implies that he's read it, so it is highly unlikely
      >that he is quoting from orally traditions when he uses non-canonical Thomas
      >material. This may be worth mentioning in passing, or storing in your mind
      >in case someone asks. :-)

      Great question, Judy. As we'll see in the next excerpt, Origen explicitly
      said that he "read" the source.

      Stephen

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      Stephen C. Carlson
      Ph.D. student, Religion, Duke University
      Author of The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith's Invention of Secret Mark (Baylor, 2005)
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