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by arnoldo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is John Mark?
Replies: 84
Views: 1362

Re: Who is John Mark?

While I've heard of John Mark, I've never thought about him before, and now I'm curious to see what there is to see about him and let the chips fall where they may. As far as the NT goes, it looks like he is only mentioned in Acts, and as far as Acts goes I bring some presumptions to the table. For...
by arnoldo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "Mark", just as Apollos, learned in paulinism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1401

Re: Was "Mark", just as Apollos, learned in paulinism?

Giuseppe wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:40 am
It is clear here, per above, that the followers of Apollos claimed, as such, to be not of this world, i.e. not of the creator of this world, of the evil demiurge. .
THE DEMIURGE.
by arnoldo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 114
Views: 172659

Re: Grateful Dead

4279gr0nE7w Look out, 'cause here comes some free advice Walk in the sunshine Watch for the bright sign Be all the things you're able to be You got to listen to the heavens You got to try and understand The greatness of their movement is just as small as it is grand Try not to hurry It's just not y...
by arnoldo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "Mark", just as Apollos, learned in paulinism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1401

Re: Was "Mark", just as Apollos, learned in paulinism?

Was Apollos learned in philoinism [sic]?
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by arnoldo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: 1 Clement

FWIW, the Shepherd of Hermas has a passage regarding a "Clement." Thou shalt therefore write two little books, and shalt send one to Clement, and one to Grapte. So Clement shall send to the foreign cities, for this is his duty; while Grapte shall instruct the widows and the orphans. But thou shalt r...
by arnoldo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE DEMIURGE
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: THE DEMIURGE

δημιουργός one who works for the people, a skilled workman, handicraftsman, of medical practitioners, of sculptors. in some Peloponnesian states, the name of a magistrate. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=δημιουργός&la=greek#lexicon This seems to be a form of cognitive dissonances with l...
by arnoldo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE DEMIURGE
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

THE DEMIURGE

Feeling an urge to learn more about the demiurge? Read this book.

O'Brien, C. Plotinus and the demise of the Demiurge. In The Demiurge in Ancient Thought: Secondary Gods and Divine Mediators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
by arnoldo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

Allegedly, Plotinus had something to say about the gnostics. The following synposis gives a good overview. Synopsis: Ch.1 Argument against the existence of more than one first principle and more than one nous. Why there must be so many and only so many intelligible entities—a consideration that perv...
by arnoldo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: An obscure passage from the Babylonian Talmud possibly about the gospel(s).
Replies: 7
Views: 4490

Re: An obscure passage from the Babylonian Talmud possibly about the gospel(s).

. . .Is there, for that matter, some gospel or other heretical book (from a Jewish point of view) which contains both the assertion, "I came neither to destroy nor to add to the law of Moses," . . Ben. Not sure, but this issue is addressed in the following passage FWIW. 1. [Celsus' Jewish critic]: ...