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Kloppenborg (Univ. of Toronto; Excavating Q) is an international authority on the Q Gospel, a "sayings gospel" that is thought to be a source (from the German Quelle for source) for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. No copy of Q has been found, but scholars have re-created it through analysis of the three synoptic Gospels, looking for common elements and focusing on the sayings of Jesus. This book is a succinct introduction to Q, addressing questions about its composition and importance. As with the Gospel of Thomas or the Gospel of Judas, the existence of Q as a different kind of gospel points to "real diversity at the beginnings of the Jesus movement." A complete reconstruction of Q is included as well as notes and a bibliography. While Marcus Borg's The Lost Gospel Q provides a more popular introduction, and Burton Mack's The Lost Gospel contains more detail about structure and context, Kloppenborg's book offers the most accessible overview of Q and its importance. Recommended for public and academic libraries.