New Book Arrivals
The Case Against Q by Mark Goodacre.
Questioning Q: A Multidimensional Critique edited by Goodacre and Nicolas Perrin with a foreward by N.T. Wright
Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People by E.P. Sanders.
The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gosepls by Luke Timothy Johnson.
As you can tell, my frustration with certain scholarly treatments of "Q" has finally led me to read the definitive case(s) against its existence by Goodacre and others. I don't know if they'll be able to fully convince me of their case, but we shall see. In the meantime, as I am taking a break from Meier's momumental work on the Historical Jesus and have started reading Luke Timothy Johnson's short work. I'm already half way through with it and will give a review soon.
Also, I have just finished paying off my truck (what a relief!). Instead of saving that money this month like I probably ought to, I am debating on buying one of two things. Christian Books has a wonderful sale going on on both the entire set of the Early Church Fathers ($230 dollars for a 38 volume set!) and Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics (the entire 14 volume set for $360 dollars). The Church Dogmatics is unfortunately paperback, but I think that I could live with that. This is a tough decision. The easy solution would be to get both.