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by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

@Martin Klatt and hi to Charles. too. I always look at that possibility, but the problem is that if the author had performance in mind he could leave out text that he intended the performers to convey by the visuals and ad hoc inspiration. Treatments are efficient representations of potential perfo...
by Paul the Uncertain
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Thanks to @Giuseppe, @Charles Wilson and @Martin Klatt for their participation in the thread and their insights. I think Neil's initial criticism was more elementary than some of the comments, though. Neil aimed at the first-impression representation level of the text. Is Jesus' supposed charisma na...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Jesus is better than Elijah (again: John the Baptist) since the called disciples follow him without going from their parents before. We are not told where the sons of Zebedee or Andrew spent the night. Simon Peter has his own house, and he's apparently hosting Jesus. I don't know where Andrew and P...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

I agree with Neil here but while he doesn't see the solution of the problem (He limits himself to signal it) I see also the solution. Well, that's cool, but before you sweat seeking a solution, perhaps it's wise to establish first that there is a problem. That's where I differ with Neil. There's no...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Fellow member here and blogger Neil Godfrey has faulted the Gospel according to Mark for its lack of realism in its portrayal of a human Jesus, compared with Matthew 's version. https://vridar.org/2019/07/08/the-mystery-of-the-amazing-jesus-in-the-gospel-of-mark/ https://vridar.org/2019/07/11/this-i...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier about being expert on the problem of historicity
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

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

Dr Carrier places himself ahead of Dr Price based partly upon disappointment with Price's performance against Professor Ehrman in a 2016 debate. For example Price, who has much more knowledge of the historiography of Jesus mythicism for example, I have found does not have as complete a knowledge of ...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What if Paul feared a minimal allusion to a historical Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: What if Paul feared a minimal allusion to a historical Jesus?

Perhaps not fear, but smarts. Here's what happens when a debater who alludes to a historical figure he never met goes up against an opponent who knew the figure well: https://youtu.be/yHtlbZpZUSs It is questionnable how closely Lloyd Bentsen actually did work with John Kennedy, but they surely knew ...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 52
Views: 8427

Re: Those stupid disciples!

Mark's Jesus is no Einstein himself, nor is there any reason why he should be. Mark is realistic; the smart learned people in his story have real jobs. Like their boss, the disciples display other virtues.
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat May 25, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: josephus there is a question about james
Replies: 8
Views: 3015

Re: josephus there is a question about james

Welcome to the forum, issemm . There are plenty of reasons to think that Josephus' original identification of the hapless James' wasn't James the Just, but his infrequent use of the word Christ doesn't loom large among them, IMO. Our manuscripts use the same words for James' brother as Matthew twice...
by Paul the Uncertain
Thu May 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme

And speaking of thanks to Giuseppe, Professor McGrath was grateful to hear of your finds (this and the other Soviet-era book you posted recently in a nearby thread). Well done.