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by GakuseiDon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Jesus was euhemerized according to J. K. Watson
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Why Jesus was euhemerized according to J. K. Watson

Out of interest, does JK Watson actually use the word "euhemirized", or any variation? If so, how does he define it?
by GakuseiDon
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus Christ: demi-god
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Jesus Christ: demi-god

I think you need to define what "god" meant in ancient times. A Jesus who was raised by God and ascended to heaven was, in effect, god-like, in the sense that anyone in heaven could be prayed to, as an intermediary to God. Thus the Catholic saints are kind of like gods. But the Jesus of gMark was ne...
by GakuseiDon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and those who Cast Knuckle-bones
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: Paul and those who Cast Knuckle-bones

I think Paul is best understood in the wider world of, as Heidi Wendt described it, entrepreneurial “freelance religious experts”. What a wonderful expression! Her use of "entrepreneurial religions" and "freelance religious experts" expresses perfectly the religious atmosphere of that period accord...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Searching for a particular quote...
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Searching for a particular quote...

Which living scholar wrote somewhere that the criterion of embarrassment gives the an earlier tradition and not the historical nucleus, in absence of external evidence? I would like the quote precisely, thanks in advance. Maybe Mark Goodacre? https://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/criticizing-criter...
by GakuseiDon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Corinthians 15:12 : the best argument against a mythical Christ in Paul
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: 1 Corinthians 15:12 : the best argument against a mythical Christ in Paul

Frankly, I consider any historicist argument different from the following one as mere garbage. But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:12) If there is a point in all Paul that may be define...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: About the only historicist interpolation in Paul
Replies: 28
Views: 1610

Re: About the only historicist interpolation in Paul

Unfortunately, I don't find where Bernard quotes Doherty from: "Melchizedek was traditionally seen as part of pre-Abrahamic (thus Canaanite) dynasty of priest kings, a line that continued through David when he conquered Jerusalem, and thus Melchizedek's line became associated with the tribe of Juda...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: About the only historicist interpolation in Paul
Replies: 28
Views: 1610

Re: About the only historicist interpolation in Paul

Three is an apparent contradiction, here. If Jesus descended from Judah "according to flesh", how could he be a priest in the manner of Melkizedek, i.e.: Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever (He...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Re: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?

Your interpretation --- The “fullness of time” = Paul’s own time = a recent death of Jesus Christ My interpretation (we agree on the first two equivalents) --- The “fullness of time” = Paul’s own time = when Paul revealed the long-secret mystery of the salvific and redemptive death of Jesus Christ ...
by GakuseiDon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier about being expert on the problem of historicity
Replies: 28
Views: 5560

Re: Richard Carrier about being expert on the problem of historicity

See, GDon, if you believe really that Wells is a more serious threat against the historical Jesus than Doherty... No, I'm saying that Wells is a serious threat against Dr Carrier's mythicist theory, and I'm using the odds that Carrier himself provides to show that. We're still on step 1 of the thre...