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Documents for the Study of the Gospels Paperback – Large Print, February 17, 1994
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David L. Dungan was distinguished professor of the humanities and emeritus professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville until his death in 2008. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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There is not much discussion: this book is pretty much just the texts. Each text has a brief introductory paragraph which is quite useful for understanding its role, but these introductions are very helpful.
I think this book would be an excellent read for anyone who is seriously studying the gospels. It is also be interesting to study these texts from a religious perspective. Some, such as the infancy gospel of Thomas, present a picture of Jesus which is provocative and even outrageous, and which many people, such as myself, would have strong disagreements with. However, they're still interesting to read. My favorite text in the collection is the (coptic) gospel of Thomas, which seems almost like a blend of some Buddhist ideas with Christianity.
At the very least, this book provides some interesting and provocative reading material to anyone interested in the gospels, for any reason.
what it basically is is a collection of writings around first century most of them non christian,
this is by far one of the best compendiums of first century texts gathered.