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A Brief Review of Jesus Against the Scribal Elite, by Chris Keith

Could Jesus read and write? It is a provocative question that not many people seriously consider, and yet is also plagued with assumptions, both in the affirmative and the negative. 570 more words

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Response to “Does God Exist?” Debate Between Hitchens and Craig PART TWO

In my last post, I pointed out what I thought were the flaws in Craig’s teleological argument. A simple Wikipedia search reveals many of the troubles with standard versions of this argument but, to his credit, Craig tried to work around these by adding science and deductive reasoning. 3,067 more words


Goosing Anthony Le Donne

Anthony Le Donne, one of the most important advocates of social memory studies in historical Jesus and New Testament studies, likes being goosed by ‘a good Johannine parenthetical statement’ 826 more words

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Book Review: Sean Freyne, The Jesus Movement

Freyne, Sean. The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. 495 pp. Pb; $35.00.  Link to Eerdmans

Sean Freyne was the Emeritus Professor of Theology in Trinity College (Dublin) until his death in August of 2013. 1,632 more words


Inauthenticity: The Case of John’s Gospel

Following on from the ‘criteria of authenticity’ post and writing about the historical Jesus

In recent years the use of John’s Gospel for historical Jesus studies has had some learned and mainstream advocates, especially Richard Bauckham and Paul Anderson (via the John, Jesus and History Project). 1,038 more words

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Marginalia Interview on the Bible and Politics and the Historical Jesus

…with Timothy Michael Law interviewing for Marginalia and which is, some ungenerous critics might say, produced more professionally than some interviews. Topics include Bible in English and American politics and the historical Jesus. 56 more words

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