Monday, August 21, 2006

'Bye bye' form criticism?

I’ve been busy reading Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses tonight as I want to get some questions to him before too long.

Let me just say this: if Bauckham is right I think we can say bye-bye to form-criticism and its key assumptions. This would have considerable consequences for historical Jesus research!

I do look forward to sharing more about this book when the time comes.

On the comatosal front, I mentioned a few days ago something about the modern tendency in German scholarship to read evpistolh. Cristou/ in 2 Cor 3:3 as an objective genitive. However, as I’ve discovered, this is not new to our Wiener guzzling exegetical freinds. Already in 1969 Mathias Rissi, in his monograph, Studien zum zweiten Korintherbrief, argues that the Corinthian church is a letter of recommendation precisely because Christ, not Paul, is its content. Thus evpistolh. Cristou/, so the argument goes, is an objective genitive in 2 Cor 3:3.


At 8/22/2006 2:00 AM, Anonymous Al said...

I have pre-ordered a copy of the book. Hopefully I will receive it and be able to finish it off before term restarts in St. Andrews. Then I can ask any questions that I have to Bauckham in person.

At 8/23/2006 1:51 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Lucky you! I did enjoy my days in St Andrews; we shall have to visit again sometime.

At 8/23/2006 7:31 PM, Anonymous byron smith said...

Such a shame that Bauckham is retiring. :-(

At 8/24/2006 2:01 PM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

"This would have considerable consequences for historical Jesus research" -- yeah, that's an understatement!


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