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Re: [GTh] Thomas' Unbelief in GJn

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  • Christopher Skinner
    Mike, I am not the least bit chastised. Don t worry about that. I have thick skin. I ll respond when I have the chance. Chris ... [Non-text portions of this
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 10, 2009
      Mike,

      I am not the least bit chastised. Don't worry about that. I have thick skin.

      I'll respond when I have the chance.

      Chris




      On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Michael Grondin <mwgrondin@...>wrote:

      >
      >
      > It now seems to me that the last sentence of the next-to-
      > last paragraph of my previous note was in the nature of
      > scolding. That's never a good idea, and I wish to apologize
      > for it to Chris and the general membership. As I said in my
      > amazon review, I believe Chris' book to be an important
      > work which cannot be ignored. It may even in time become
      > a classic. But it has its shortcomings (whether or not I've so
      > far sucessfully identified any), as does any writing, including
      > my own, of course, but also that of Riley, other NT scholars, and
      > even (gasp!) the books and letters of the Bible. With respect to
      > Riley, his book (which is also an important one) ignores general
      > Johannine characterization, so that he has almost no "control group"
      > against which to measure his evaluation of the Thomas character,
      > and Chris of course picks up on that major shortcoming. For that
      > I applaud him, since the ignoring of contrary or potentially contrary
      > evidence is pretty much anathema to my own training in philosophy
      > and especially logic, where it's not so important what the conclusion
      > of an argument is, as whether the argument is sound and complete.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Mike
      >
      >
      >


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