At 09:51 PM 10/8/98 -0400, Rod Mullen wrote:
>Query for the cognoscenti: would anyone care to share an opinion about G.
>M. Hahneman, THE MURATORIAN FRAGMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CANON
>(Oxford: Clarendon, 1992), in which he suggests redating the Muratorian
>Canon to the Fourth Century? I'll reserve my own comments for now. Thanks,
My review of the book is in CBQ 56 (1994) 594-5. The last lines of it read:
"H. has rightly highlighted the problematic character of the traditional
dating, but nothing he has presented eliminates it or requires a later
dating. His own case for a fourth-century date is just as problematic; in
support of it he offers many possibilities and some probabilities, but
nothing more certain than the case for the traditional date. The book, well
written and engagingly presented, leaves this reviewer skeptical of all
dates sugested for the MC, but of H.'s more than of the traditional one."