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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    ... I, for one, would be very interested in knowing not only what it is you think is the obvious but the criteria or methodology you have employed in order
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      Elmer Smalling wrote:

      > As I read the positings and the arguments on this and similar Bible Scholar
      > lists, I can't help think how these various theses flash, ebb, and fall over
      > the months or years (like Form Criticism itself), leaving rubble in the
      > academic pathway. Synoptic studies seem to have become a very long chess
      > game where the audience have gone home.
      >
      > It seems we are too bound to Aristotelian roots tinged by modern existential
      > monotony and trappings of Scholasticism (not to mention literary tenure) to
      > the degree that we continue to attempt to deconstruct the obvious. We should
      > probably be going into the voluminous and recently opened archives of
      > papyrus (Wien, Paris) with the hopes of eliminating much argument and
      > derived workmanship.
      >

      I, for one, would be very interested in knowing not only what it is you think is
      "the obvious" but the criteria or methodology you have employed in order to
      determine that whatever you take "the obvious" to be, it is indeed what you say
      it is.

      Yours,

      Jeffrey Gibson
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      Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
      7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
      Chicago, Illinois 60626
      e-mail jgibson000@...
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