Friday, May 12, 2006

Dunderberg on John and Thomas

Just out from Oxford University Press is this interesting looking piece:

The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?
Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas
Ismo Dunderberg

* Examines critically various early Christian texts and makes them fruitful for the study of the New Testament

* Assesses current theories about these texts, and also makes new suggestions

27 April 2006 | £45.00 | Hardback | 272 pages
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OUP have generously made available a really lengthy sample (PDF):

Sample Chapter: The Beloved Disciple in Context and Conclusion

Update (7 June): I received a note this morning that this title is now available on Oxford Scholarship On-line. Those with subscriptions to this (including many universities) will now be able to read the whole thing on-line. I, for one, am looking forward to it.


Whit said...

Is this a respose to some of Elaine Pagels' work? I think she had some stuff on the competition/correction in John of Thomas (example - doubting Thomas in John as a story countering the Gospel of Thomas). Are there other works that Dunerberg is engaging?

Mark Goodacre said...

Yes, Pagels is clearly in focus here. She was in part dependent on Gregory Riley's work, Resurrection Reconsidered. I don't know that there is anything else much, though I think that Charlesworth suggests Thomas is the beloved disciple in John, if I remember rightly.