Re: [Synoptic-L] Dungan's *History*
>At 02:39 PM 7/3/99 -0500, David Barrett Peabody wrote:I quoted this summation from your response to one of my deepest
>>The distinctions you draw here between the FH and AH are, of course, true
>>and I am certain that Dungan is aware of them, in spite of the apparent
>>error on p. 378 and the ambiguity of the phrase, "this perspective," in the
>>section from pp. 384-385 that you have quoted.
concerns about Dungan's HISTORY. I thank you for the explanation,
but I am still disturbed by the lack of attention that is given
to the Farrer Hypothesis in a book presenting itself as a history
of the Synoptic Problem.
To me, his treatment of the Farrer Hypothesis is disturbing in
terms of both quantity and quality. There are only four brief
mentions of the Farrer Hypothesis, none of them explaining the
structure of the hypothesis and all of them incorrectly or
misleadingly equating the hypothesis with the traditional
Farmer's 35-year old SYNOPTIC PROBLEM suffers from none of
Dungan's flaws. It is appropriately proportioned and gives a
thorough discussion of the history of the Synoptic Problem and
the various solutions that have been proposed. In fact,
Farmer's own brief treatment of Farrer on pages 196-7 is
superior, because it is both explanatory and accurate.
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
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