On 29 Jul 99, at 8:11, Maluflen@...
> I should probably reflect on this a bit further before asking the
> following question (but the weather in Boston is hostile to such an
> undertaking): Mark, I am just curious as to why you say that the thesis of
> Lucan authorship does not do Goulder's thesis any good.
If the author of the gospel was as well travelled as the implied author
of the we passages in Acts, then it becomes even more strange that
Luke has, on Goulder's hypothesis, so little knowledge of any Jesus
tradition independent of Mark and Matthew. Such a figure would
surely have talked to Paul and others about Jesus, would he not? I
once heard someone put this to Michael Goulder in a day school and
his answer, which seemed weak to me, was that we do not know that
Luke was thinking about writing a gospel as early as the 60s.
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
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