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Dating the Gospels (letter)

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 Contents - Jul 2004AD2000 July 2004 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Separation of Church and State? - Michael Gilchrist
Liturgy: New improved English Mass translation nears completion - Michael Gilchhrist
Feminist 'rituals': no substitute for prayer - Joanna Bogle
News: The Church Around the World
Pastoral Letter: The secular challenges to our faith: how to respond - Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
Eucharistic Adoration: heart of evangelisation - Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain: 'Sure, it's a bit of a hill' - Paul Russell
Letters: Synod (letter) - Lance Eccles
Letters: Courageous lead (letter) - Tom King
Letters: Ineffective system (letter) - John Mulholland
Letters: Catholic schools (letter) - George Simpson
Letters: Dating the Gospels (letter) - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Informative talk (letter) - Frank Bourke
Letters: Gay lobby (letter) - Alan A. Hoysted
Letters: Abusive letters - Maureen Federico
Letters: Christian models (letter) - Brett Powell
Letters: Christians the most vilified group (letter) - Arnold Jago
Letters: Disappointment (letter) - Cathy Cleary
Letters: The Passion of the Christ (letter) - June Forester
Letters: Parish concerns (letter) - Peter Gilet
Letters: No kneelers (letter)
Letters: The power of one (letter) - Brian Harris
Letters: Sacred Heart (letter) - V. Mulligan
Letters: CD response (letter) - Melanie and Christopher Duluk
Books: Flee To the Fields - The Founding Papers of the Catholic Land Movement - Peter Chojnowski (reviewer)
Books: An Essay on the Restoration of Property, by Hilaire Belloc - John Ballantyne (reviewer)
Books: Ethics and the National Economy, by Heinrich Pesch - John Williamson (reviewer)
Redemptionis Sacramentum (Sacrament of Redemption) abridged version - Fr M. Durham
Books: More new titles for 2004 from AD Books
Reflection: No time to pray? Try contemplation - Fr Leo J. Trese

I was pleased to see Paul H. Smith's letter (June AD2000) citing Thiede's The Jesus Papyrus in which the author establishes that the Gospel of St Matthew was written before 66AD.

In my view the Gospels should be dated as follows: Matthew before 42, during the 12 years the Apostles remained in Jerusalem; Mark in 46, being a record of the preaching of St Peter when he was in Rome, 42-46, having brought with him the Gospel of St Matthew and using this as his text; Luke in 53, that is, before 2 Corinthians, which was written in 56 and refers to Luke as "the brother whose praise is in all the churches for his gospel" (8:18); and John in 65 - Robinson argues for a date before 70, and Klaus Berger of Heidelberg has argued for 65 in a substantial monograph.

For a detailed analysis, one could quote Wenham and Carmignac for the Synoptics, and Robinson for all four.

In a word, the tide has begun to turn.

FR G.H. DUGGAN SM
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 17 No 6 (July 2004), p. 13

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