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by Secret Alias
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 44
Views: 833

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

But the German-thing is not completely without merits. Nietzsche for instance noted that Christianity (or 'God') was dead specifically because of the German theological POV. That making religion rational 'killed' it for his audience. There are many ways that the study of early Christianity could hav...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 44
Views: 833

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

And KK is typically German in this respect (I admit that my knowledge of Germans dates back to my parents1 having little in the way of meaningful contact with modern Germans but the idea is still compatible with certain cultural characteristics being embedded in a people, in their worldview). Grand ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 44
Views: 833

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

Not that anyone wants to hear what I say, but I am intimately familiar with Against Marcion. Even with all of Irenaeus/Tertullian's efforts to construct a Luke-based antithesis against Marcion it is very evident that the Marcionite gospel opening does not conform to Luke. Baarda notices the parallel...
by Secret Alias
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Cult of Kobe Bryant
Replies: 1
Views: 36

The Cult of Kobe Bryant

I love Kobe. His Italian was good. He was a cool guy. But my God, what's up with the cult of Kobe that is cropping everyone on Facebook? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2hmdl1hy87Q4jbu5a5s-WcjFKEwTvJCz2LLsIty3hpycAdAAoCdLZruKGaYRdj628gn7KQ=s85 http://i7.tagstat.com/p1/p/aTZhS1R_yPVBmd_bTBxy7c98UDe...
by Secret Alias
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 44
Views: 833

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

We should also look to examples where later editors also 'correct' strange readings. We should expect such corrections happened all the time. We only catch them in extraordinary circumstances such as: So he says, On account of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our li...
by Secret Alias
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On Epiphanius's Claim to Have Written the Pragmateia on Marcion's Canon
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: On Epiphanius's Claim to Have Written the Pragmateia on Marcion's Canon

On the Origenist application of Matt 18:19 to two bodies of scripture - Commentary on Matthew 14: Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them. Matthew 18:19 The word symphony is strictly applied to the harmonies of ...
by Secret Alias
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 44
Views: 833

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

So do we or you imagine the four had a life before Irenaeus individually or collectively? INDIVIDUALLY? COLLECTIVELY? For instance, Irenaeus uses Papias to introduce Matthew to his audience but Papias's Matthew isn't Irenaeus's Matthew. Secret Mark isn't canonical Mark. Marcion is said to be Luke bu...
by Secret Alias
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On Epiphanius's Claim to Have Written the Pragmateia on Marcion's Canon
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: On Epiphanius's Claim to Have Written the Pragmateia on Marcion's Canon

So to repeat. Basil is acknowledged to have been one of Epiphanius's 'informants' for the Panarion. I argue the short letter came from Basil months before his death in 377 CE. The Panarion was published shortly thereafter with a massively expanded - thrice expanded - 'pragmateia.' Epiphanius decided...