[John_Lit] Re: Thomas the Beloved Disciple
>Thank you for your comments, Leonard. I was afraid my remarks on Luke-Acts' view of Jesus and Paul might take us a bit too far from
> [Jeff writes:]
> Paul, I do not want to spend too much time arguing Luke-Acts stuff in a
> Johnannine Lit group, but it seems to me that if you really want
> to argue for "Luke's" care in distinguishing Johannine and Petrine
> voices/traditions from one another, you will also have to deal with
> the issue of Paul's portrayal in Acts. That is to say, if Luke is so
> careful in distinguishing John's voice from Peter's voice, why
> does his "Paul" sound and act so differently from the Paul of Paul's
> letters? Here there is much more material to work with than just a
> few words, and here Paul's voice sounds more like "Luke" than like Paul.>>
> I hesitate to intervene here, since Paul himself has graciously conceded a
> measure of validity to your remarks. I must say, however, that I find them a
> bit exaggerated, . . . I do not think however that the net
> result of taking into account Luke's handling of Paul in Acts has the effect
> of significantly weakening the argument of P. Anderson regarding the
> Johannine flavor of one of the remarks attributed to the apostles Peter and
> John in Acts 4:19-20. There may be other arguments that do so, but not this
> one, as far as I am concerned.
> It is of course of much greater relevance what Luke does with Matthew's
> Jesus. And here too I think (mutatis mutandis) you exaggerate.
Johannine Lit, and I fear that they have. So I will just let your statements stand, without further elaboration on my part. I think
your observations are certainly worth exploring--but probably in a different venue than this one.
- Paul Anderson wrote:
> Thanks, Jeff, I knew it sounded familiar. By the way, what have theBook reviews have been very positive. A few seminary/graduate courses have picked it up as a text, as well. It is a bit ironic, that I,
> responses been on Reading with a Passion?
having found _dogs_ (!) roaming in the johannine passion narrative should chide you for finding someone so innocuous as the apostle John
lurking in Luke-Acts!
- firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>It is a bit ironic, that I,Well put, Jeff, and remember, as Bakhtin says, we ourselves are involved
>having found _dogs_ (!) roaming in the johannine passion narrative
>should chide you for finding someone so innocuous as the apostle John
>lurking in Luke-Acts!
in the making of meaning. I'm just glad to know you still feel some
historical-critical issues are worth engaging.
Paul N. Anderson
Associate Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies
George Fox University
Newberg, OR 97132