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by Giuseppe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New mythicist book: «Jesus of the books»
Replies: 0
Views: 32

New mythicist book: «Jesus of the books»

http://www.vividpublishing.com.au/jesusofthebooks/ I like and share this particular certainty of the author: I believe absence of (any) evidence is (good) evidence of absence. We humans act on this principle all the time. The legal profession, medicine and other fields, indeed society as a whole, op...
by Giuseppe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Earl Doherty
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Earl Doherty

It seems (surprisingly!) that for you the reading of the his books is not sufficient (sic) to qualify him as a great scholar, ignored unjustly from the guild. Even his translation of Hebrews 8:4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest as rather: if he had been on earth, he would not have been ...
by Giuseppe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The generational prophecy.
Replies: 60
Views: 460

Re: The generational prophecy.

Giuseppe: The marcionite Jesus ''predicted'' only the destruction of Jerusalem and the ''time of the gentiles''. Not the coming of the Kingdom of God on this earth within the lifetime of the (false) apostles. The page you are using is outdated, and you evidently did not read that link I gave to Pet...
by Giuseppe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The generational prophecy.
Replies: 60
Views: 460

Re: The generational prophecy.

Curiously, the failed prophecy is not found in Marcion. You will need to be more specific about what you mean: http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1765&start=20#p39329 . I mean more precisely this: Zahn omits: [when he shall come in his own glory, and in the glory of his Father's and...
by Giuseppe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The generational prophecy.
Replies: 60
Views: 460

Re: The generational prophecy.

Curiously, the failed prophecy is not found in Marcion.
by Giuseppe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The generational prophecy.
Replies: 60
Views: 460

Re: The generational prophecy.

It think that the failed prophecy is attributed to Jesus so that the apostles - or, at least, ''some of the apostles'' - become virtually, by ''logical'' need (given the fact that Jesus can't be wrong), secret witnesses of the Magic Event. So Paul is not the unique apostle to claim secret revelation...
by Giuseppe
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The more marcionite thing of the entire New Testament
Replies: 0
Views: 31

The more marcionite thing of the entire New Testament

Surely it's to consider the original Mark 8:27-33 as the following: Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” Peter answered, “ The people say that you are the Christ .” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him...
by Giuseppe
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode

The New Testament preserves a story about Paul addressing an Athenian audience (Acts 17:22-31). Paul's speech is usually dismissed by church historians as a figment of Luke's imagination. But I question whether we should be so quick to throw away Paul's speech as a mere invention of the author of A...
by Giuseppe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode

I will quote it from the book "the gnostic new age" tomorrow.
by Giuseppe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Acts 17:16-34 as anti-marcionite episode


The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
All that emphasis on the link God/world is too anti-marcionite.