Wednesday, September 19, 2007

RBL Review of Peter Jeffery

As noted by Mark Goodacre and Stephen Carlson, there is an extraordinarily lengthy RBL review (almost 50 pages instead of the usual 3-4) of Peter Jeffery's indictment of Morton Smith:

Peter Jeffery
The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled
Reviewed by Scott Brown

Brown protests too much in the space of 47 pages (has there ever been an RBL review even a fraction this long?), with overstatements noted by Stephen, and I think the review sinks his ship even further. The cases made by Stephen Carlson and Peter Jeffery are so conclusive, in my view, and need virtually no defending at this point. (See my reviews of Carlson and Brown and Jeffery.) Someone in Brown's awkward position can either concede defeat or go on fighting, and it's clear by now that he isn't going to have the grace to do the former.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you know what Churchill said:

Never, never give in. Never, never, never, never–-in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.”


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