Except for the excerpt from the back cover of The Secret Gospel, the quotations in this paragraph are from Jacob Neusner, “Time to Reexamine Smith’s Altogether-Too-Secret ‘Secret Gospel,’” in his, Are There Really Tannaitic Parallels to the Gospels? A Refutation of Morton Smith (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993), pp. 27–31; and Jacob Neusner and Noam M.M. Neusner, The Price of Excellence: Universities in Conflict during the Cold War Era (New York: Continuum, 1995), p. 78. An account of Smith’s public dissociation from Neusner can be found in Hershel Shanks, “Annual Meetings Offer Intellectual Bazaar and Moments of High Drama,” BAR 11:02.