What Are They Saying About Q?

What Are They Saying About Q?

by Benedict Viviano


View All Available Formats & Editions


In this book, distinguished professor and author Benedict Viviano, OP, presents a valuable survey of scholarly research on Q, from the German Logien-Quelle, “the sayings source.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809148394
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Pages: 111
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Now retired, Benedict Viviano, OP, a New Testament scholar and author, was on the faculty of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, the Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem, and the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. He was vice president of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies in Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

List of Abbreviations xi

1 Introduction 1

What Is Q? 1

Genre 3

Q Summarized 4

Problems Posed by the Contents of Q 6

2 The Discovery and Reception of Q in Germany 10

The First Mention of Q? 11

Schleiermacher 12

Strauss, Weisse, and Holtzmann 14

Von Harnack 15

Siegfried Schulz 18

Text Study: Q on Christology 21

Excursus on the Possible Authenticity of Matthew 11:27 25

3 The Reception of Q in the British Isles 32

Streeter 33

Burkitt and Manson 36

The Anti-Q Backlash: Farrer, Goulder, Goodacre, and Watson 39

Pro-Q Support Continues: Tuckett, Catchpole, and the Oxford Symposium 48

Text Study: A Marcan-Q Overlap on Discipleship 51

4 The Catholic Reception of the Q Postulate 56

The Political Background 56

The French Catholic Reception of Q: Lagrange, Loisy, and De Solages 57

The German Catholic Reception of Q: Schmid, Wikenhauser, and Hoffmann 62

Sancta Mater Ecdesia: Precursor to Vatican II's Dei Verbum 63

The Flemish Belgian Reception of Q: Neirynck 64

Schillebeeckx 65

Text Study: Judgment and Wisdom in Q 68

5 The Study of Q in North America 71

J. M. Robinson 71

Excursus on the Gospel of Thomas 73

Kloppenborg 74

The International Q Project 76

U.S. Catholics: Brown, Fitzmyer, and Meier 78

U.S. Protestants: Davies, Allison, and Perrin 80

Mack and Fleddermann 81

Recent Developments 82

Text Study: Q's Final Verses 85

Conclusion 86

Notes 89

Select Bibliography 99

Index of Names 105

Index of Scripture, Q, and Ancient Texts 109

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews