Re: [John_Lit] Another View of Klassen
- Martin Edwards wrote:
> Klassen's rehabilitation of Judas comes from a reading, solidly withinInteresting. But note what the Braun's remark that Klassen's work is grounded
> the practices of biblical scholarship, that considers the gospels as
> products of a lengthy period of Christian storytelling that was as
> much driven by theological and social urgencies as by concerns for
> historical accuracy... The book is scholarly, but readable for almost
> anyone. While there is much that is unnerving, the book is always
> constructively unsettling.
in approaches to the Gospels that he did not invent and that were in place and
were being used on the Gospels long before Klassen put pen to paper, does to
your claim about no one before Klassen having ever engaged in the sort of
critical work on the Gospels and the Judas tradition that Klassen has carried
out in his book on Judas.
Jeffrey B. Gibson