Re: [Synoptic-L] Nickle
- At 11:12 AM 1/7/03 -0500, Stephen C. Carlson wrote:
>On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 10:34:37 -0000 Mark Goodacre <M.S.Goodacre@...>Oh well, Nickle did cite Farmer's SYNOPTIC PROBLEM after all.
>> Happy New Year to all. I'm just working through Keith F. Nickle,
>> _The Synoptic Gospels: An Introduction_ (Revised and Expanded
>> Edition; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001). I'm disappointed,
>> though not surprised, to see that its treatment of the Synoptic
>> Problem is a bit confused:
>> "Although most scholars today assume the priority of Mark, the thesis
>> of Matthean priority (Augustine's solution) is occasionally proposed"
>> (p. 90, with footnote 24 which cites first Farmer and then Butler).
>While misrepresentation of other's views is unfortunately not uncommon in this
>field, Farmer was an Augustinian for a brief period of time. If Nickle cited
>Farmer's "Skeleton in the Closet" article, then it might be technically
>correct but out-of-date in light of his SYNOPTIC PROBLEM.
>I suppose the real problem here may be Nickle's wording. Augustine's solutionStephen Carlson
>is only one species in the genus of Matthean priority, and it would be
>misleading to imply that they are the same.
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