Crick also questioned the authenticity of another piece, “A Hanging.”
A political activist who has previously published letters by prisoners has confirmed the authenticity of the letter.
At the same time, lightness and charm became uncool; darkness and so-called “authenticity” took over.
“Rather than pretending, transparency and authenticity have a way of making you feel better,” she added.
He told the media they were “jerks” (a sure sign of authenticity, to say nothing of good taste; we are jerks).
If the letter was preserved the seal was kept attached to it in order to attest its authenticity.
Later editors have dropped them out for lack of authenticity.
The credit of suggesting this crushing argument against the authenticity of the letter belongs to Dr. Deiters.
She would track down the most minute speck of hearsay, to get authenticity.
The author of Supernatural Religion has made a point of this reading in arguing against the authenticity of the fourth Gospel.