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  • Mike Grondin
    Early Christian Books in Egypt, Roger S. Bagnall, Princeton Univ. Press, 2009 (The author is a papyrologist. Nothing specific to GTh, but some interesting
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 12, 2011
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      Early Christian Books in Egypt, Roger S. Bagnall, Princeton Univ. Press, 2009
      (The author is a papyrologist. Nothing specific to GTh, but some interesting
      general observations about dating, etc.)
       
       
      (There's also a review in German, for those who read it.)
       
      M. Grondin
    • Bob Schacht
      ... I read the English review with interest. Bagnall doesn t like all those early dates for Christian papyri. IIRC, he doesn t believe there s anything known
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 13, 2011
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        At 11:33 PM 10/12/2011, Mike Grondin wrote:


        Early Christian Books in Egypt, Roger S. Bagnall, Princeton Univ. Press, 2009
        (The author is a papyrologist. Nothing specific to GTh, but some interesting
        general observations about dating, etc.)
         
        http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7755 (book blurb)
        http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/7755_8457.pdf (review)
         
        (There's also a review in German, for those who read it.)

        I read the English review with interest. Bagnall doesn't like all those early dates for Christian papyri. IIRC, he doesn't believe there's anything known before the third century. But his review of papyrology (not just Christian) seems to be quite thorough, so it ought to be a useful book for those interested in textual criticism.

        Bob Schacht
        Northern Arizona University

         
        M. Grondin


      • sarban
        Hi Mike If Roger Bagnall is correct in wishing to date early Christian papyri a few decades later than the current consensus then this could be relevant for
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 18, 2011
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          Hi Mike
           
          If Roger Bagnall is correct in wishing to date early Christian papyri a few decades later than the current consensus then this could be relevant for the origins of the Gospel of Thomas.
           
          A few years ago Nicholas Perrin argued that the Gospel of Thonas was based on Tatian's Diatessaron,
           
          This was very difficult to reconcile with a/ the generally accepted dating of the Diatessaron and b/ the generally accepted dating of the Greek papyri of Thomas from Oxyrhynchus.
           
          If these papyri are actually later, ie none dating from before 225 CE, then Perrin's idea would be much more plausible.
           
          Andrew Criddle
           
           
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          Early Christian Books in Egypt, Roger S. Bagnall, Princeton Univ. Press, 2009
          (The author is a papyrologist. Nothing specific to GTh, but some interesting
          general observations about dating, etc.)
           
           
          (There's also a review in German, for those who read it.)
           
          M. Grondin

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