[Excavating-Q] Common Sayings Tradition
- Greetings...I am working on a document for Westar regarding
Crossan's Common Sayings Tradition and would like to hear
your thoughts on CST as the (a?) source for Q (and Thomas).
[I hope this is in line with the intention of this dialogue!]
Dr. Dean Pielstick
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- on 11/2/00 6:26 AM, Dean Pielstick at Dean.Pielstick@... wrote to
> Greetings...I am working on a document for Westar regardingFor clarification, CST is the material common to Q/GThomas which Crossan
> Crossan's Common Sayings Tradition and would like to hear
> your thoughts on CST as the (a?) source for Q (and Thomas).
> [I hope this is in line with the intention of this dialogue!]
> Thanks. ...Dean
> Dr. Dean Pielstick
uses for the Birth of Christianity, having adopted it from Stephen
Patterson. I happen to be reading both BoC and Patterson's The Gospel of
Thomas and Jesus at the moment and I think that CST could be an interesting
topic for this list.
Assuming that the independence/autonomy/non-dependence of the Gospel of
Thomas is accepted, then the Q/Gthomas material is an easy way to get at
early Jesus sayings. But this is only true if you hold the 2DH. If you
adhere to the GH then Matthew/Gthom is the most original material; if you
are a Farrerite then Mark/GThom is is the most important; for neither the GH
nor FH there is no necessary distinction between the importance of Q/GThom
Anyway, all this led me to think of a Common Sayings Tradition which depends
neither on the priority or posteriority of Mark, nor the existence or
non-existence of Q. It's simply this: the material common to the triple
tradition and GThom is early regardless of any synoptic source theory.
Would Triple-tradition/GThom be an excellent inventory of early Jesus
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