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by neilgodfrey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

The reports and purported evidence for Hitler's suicide also come to us via his bitterest enemies. Actually this was only true in the initial, that the Soviets reported it. However several survivors from the bunker gave first hand accounts in the months and years after the War. There stories confli...
by neilgodfrey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

Peter Kirby wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 pm
I assume Andrew is referring to the "Nero reference" in Suetonius.
My mind had gone awol -- it was thinking of the expulsion of Jews from Rome under Claudius.
by neilgodfrey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

The article accepts that the references to Christians in the time of Nero in Suetonius and Tacitus are both authentic (in the sense that Suetonius and Tacitus both wrote the passages). If so this prima-facie implies that there was a group named Christians (or Chrestians ) in Nero's Rome. It is unli...
by neilgodfrey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

Moss writes: Most of the historical evidence for Nero persecuting Christians comes to us from the writings of the Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote between 115-120 CE, at least fifty years after the events he was describing. Moss sounds as if she thinks 50 years after the purported events robs the...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Fake News: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

Moss writes: Most of the historical evidence for Nero persecuting Christians comes to us from the writings of the Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote between 115-120 CE, at least fifty years after the events he was describing. Moss sounds as if she thinks 50 years after the purported events robs the ...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Bar Kochba's Temple?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Bar Kochba's Temple?

It's an interesting question and I came to the uncertain conclusion that we would learn more about the sympathies and interests of anyone who believed the debatable evidence decided the matter either way than we would learn about what actually happened.
by neilgodfrey
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What makes a writing "Fiction" versus "History"?
Replies: 235
Views: 5389

Re: What makes a writing "Fiction" versus "History"?

All bolded emphasis is mine.... I was hoping to further the discussion of the characteristics that make something "fiction" versus "historical explanation." To illustrate the complexity of a historical narrative, here is a summary of Hayden V. White's elements of historical representation . . . (Tab...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Could Acts be a Montanist work?
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Could Acts be a Montanist work?

Mogens Muller argues that Luke introduced a new format for the nature and activity of the holy spirit as a tool to enable him to join the work of the church (Acts) to the work of Jesus (Gospel of Luke). So the HS spoke this and that and directed servants to do certain things to demonstrate that the ...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Do Christians Think the Psalms Are Prophetic?
Replies: 45
Views: 739

Re: Why Do Christians Think the Psalms Are Prophetic?

I wasn't attacking your interpretation. I was arguing that they were narcissistic No we cannot say they were narcissistic. Every person is the centre of their own universe and in that sense the universe does revolve around each of us. Ditto for groups with whom persons identify. It can't be any oth...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Do Christians Think the Psalms Are Prophetic?
Replies: 45
Views: 739

Re: Why Do Christians Think the Psalms Are Prophetic?

So in other words the ancient were uncontrolled narcissists. They thought the world revolved around them and if something couldn't be adapted to their egocentric worldview it was ignored or put to the side. No, Mr (Invisible Secret) Huller. If you are seriously interpreting the above comments that ...