Keith Reich (PhD in Religion, Baylor University, 2010) has been writing an intersting blog series on the authorship of the Gospels, over on his academic blog Know Thyself (Γνῶθι Σεαυτόν in Greek). Among the topics discussed are the internal anonymity of the Gospels, when their manuscripts received their titles, and the 2nd century patristic evidence of the Gospels’ authorship. Parts one, two, three, and four of his series have already been written, and Reich plans to say more.
This subject is obviously of great interest to me, since my dissertation topic is on ancient authorship, and I particularly plan to evaluate the authorial traditions of the Gospels in light of the publication and authorial practices of other Mediterranean literature during that time period. I recently did a review of Michael Kok’s new book on authorship of Mark, and I appreciate Reich’s recent contributions to this topic, as well.