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by andrewcriddle
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

The text "whom he also designated apostles" (Luke 6:13, cf. Mt 10:2) seems critical in a discussion of Marcion. One of the few things that is (so we are told) known about Marcion is that he knew and affirmed only one true apostle: Paul. So why would he publish a gospel that made the bumbling twelve...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/AlexGraffito.svg/440px-AlexGraffito.svg.png "Alexamenos worships [his] God." On this forum we have discussed the Alexamenos graffito and some have suggested that it is not certainly referring to Christianity. However I was reading an article...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the goodness of Pilate
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: On the goodness of Pilate

He was buried in a tomb. After three days he rose again. The bull the Mithras sacrificed was turned into the moon, and I don't have the time to go over that significance in detail here. So quickly: Osiris=Bull=Moon, Osiris=Moon=3 day new moon phase. And there's also a second century mosaic that sho...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 27639

Re: Marcion's Gospel

That's too complicated Andrew. Can you simplify it a little more? Hippoltyus claims that Marcion's teaching does not derive from Paul or Mark. One possible explanation is that Hippolytus knew a tradition that Luke derives from Paul and Mark AND Hippolytus regarded Marcion's Gospel as a version of L...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 27639

Re: Marcion's Gospel

But why even mention that at all? Mentioning Paul sure, given the tradition of Markion and Paul, but why even bring up gMark unless their was a connection in the tradition? I made a suggestion of a possible explanation here Basically Hippolytus is arguing: i/ The Gospel tradition which Hippolytus, ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 17
Views: 2170

Re: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis

There is a discussion of the 8th century P Berlin 8313 here

FWIW it is clearly a Christian text which mention the traditional Egyptian gods long after their cults had disappeared.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 27639

Re: Marcion's Gospel

But why even mention that at all? Mentioning Paul sure, given the tradition of Markion and Paul, but why even bring up gMark unless their was a connection in the tradition? I made a suggestion of a possible explanation here Basically Hippolytus is arguing: i/ The Gospel tradition which Hippolytus, ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me More About this Homily?
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Can Anyone Tell Me More About this Homily?

Discussion here (In French) May be influenced by Amphilochius of Iconium (late 4th century), and Gregory of Nazianzus (late 4th century) Possible allusion to the Nicene creed. Andrew Criddle Edited to Add See also https://suciualin.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/vaillant-lhomelie-depiphane-sur-enseveli...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 27639

Re: Marcion's Gospel

But why even mention that at all? Mentioning Paul sure, given the tradition of Markion and Paul, but why even bring up gMark unless their was a connection in the tradition? I made a suggestion of a possible explanation here Basically Hippolytus is arguing: i/ The Gospel tradition which Hippolytus, ...