Re: [Synoptic-L] Re: [XTalk] Was the Young Man a Therapeutae?
> This is far too short. Sometimes I wonder if a fast means ofcommunication
> like the internet is suitable for our work. Exegetes ought to do theirwork
> slowly and carefully analyzing each passage within the composition as awhole.
> It is difficult to summarize earlier work..Thank you for this. It was useful. I have a couple of points to look at more
> Still, I hope that you have gained a little insight into my thinking.
closely. I have one more quick question. In your opinion was proto-Mark
likely used by Matthew and/or Luke or just by Mark?
About the internet - I think the internet can compliment more traditional
communication. I've read authors who speculate that paradigm shifts are the
result of a sort of "critical mass". The analogy is made to slime molds.
These single cell creatures group together when conditions get tough, and
can move together to a different location, then disband under good
conditions. The only difference is the strength of the trail each cell
leaves behind for other cells to follow.
Once the trails are strong enough, spontaneous clustering occurs. This is
just a long way of saying that the most brilliant research in the world is
useless, if no one, or only a handful of people are aware of it. Groups are
almost always better at problem solving than even the most specialized
individual. Obviously this format can not cover material at the depth of a
PhD thesis, or a book. But it can still communicate important points, and if
necessary other sources can be referenced.
Ph.D. Management Science candidate
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