Re: [Synoptic-L] Smith's "Clement"
Re: [Synoptic-L] Smith's "Clement"on 22/10/04 7:47 AM, Dennis H White at dwhite@... wrote:
Has this list discussed
Donald Harman Akenson's
treatment of Dr. Smith's
Akenson's SURPASSING WONDER,
The University Of Chicago Press, 2001;
Note 32, pp. 595-597 and
Oxford University Press, 2000;
Akenson considers "Secret Mark" as a
joke or prank, and that "MortonSmith
(who died in the early 1990s) has to be
the most likely prankster, and he could
only have enjoyed watching the most
powerful figures in the liberal wing of
the Quest establishment--Harvard, the
Q Project, the Jesus Semonar being
their intellectual bases--take the bait"
If one accepts Akenson's evaluation of
"Secret Mark," then permitting "Secret
Mark" to set on the shelf, gathering dust
and book mold would be appropriate.
Dennis Henry White
Eureka, SD (USA)
I once wrote Smith that he and I were the only people in the world who *knew* he didn't forge that letter: he because he didn't, and I because the only possible motivation for this project would be to provide a solution to the Synoptic Problem, so the forger would be delighted when someone finally noticed, and here Smith didn't get it.
His waspish crammed postcards were delightful.
Long Beach CA