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Excavating Q: The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel

Excavating Q: The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel


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In this tour de force, the author offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of Q, the collection of Jesus' sayings long hypothesized as the source for the canonical gospels of Matthew and Luke. Part I deals with the methods for studying Q, their presuppositions, and a survey of current research. Part II addresses more theological and theoretical issues relevant to the Synoptic Problem, Q as a document, its redaction, and its social setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800626013
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

John S. Kloppenborg Verbin is Professor of New Testament at the University of St. Michael's College and the Toronto School of Theology. His publications include The Formation of Q (1987), Q Parallels: Synopsis, Critical Notes, and Concordance (1988), editor, The Shape of Q (1994), Conflict and Invention: Literary, Rhetorical, and Social Studies on the Sayings Gospel Q 1995), and Excavating Q: The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel (Fortress Press, 2000). He is also co-director of the International Q Project and the co-editor of The Critical Edition of Q (Hermeneia Supplements; Fortress Press, 2000).

Table of Contents

List of Figures



Part I: Text and History

Q and the Synoptic Problem

The Character and Reconstruction of Q

The Composition and Genre of the Sayings Gospel Q

The Q Document and the Q People

Reading Q in the Galilee

Part II: Theology and Ideology

The Jesus of History and the History of Dogma:

Theological Currents in the Synoptic Problem

Putting Q on the Map

Making Difference

Social Characterizations in Theological Perspective



Sites and Geographical Features


Works Cited

Index of Authors

Index of Ancient Texts

Index of Subjects

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