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by JoeWallack
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Closing Of Errancywiki And Merger With Messianic Apologetic
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Closing Of Errancywiki And Merger With Messianic Apologetic

JW : A few weeks ago I saw Mel Gibson's Jesus' movie (forgot the name), re-read The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ and meditated on the traditional moral authority of the Church (especially its handling of male children). For the first time I understood how a mythical story of Jesus suff...
by JoeWallack
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Eusebius A Truth Challenged Advocate For Jesus? - The Argument Resurrected
Replies: 17
Views: 15582

The Tale Wagging The Dogma

We now return you to your regularly scheduled polemics: JW : 1) Perhaps the most famous accusation: Is it okay to Lie for Jesus? Praeparatio Evangelica 12.31 The Formation of the New Testament Canon (2000) "That it is necessary sometimes to use falsehood as a medicine for those who need such an appr...
by JoeWallack
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joan Taylor's Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence (1998)
Replies: 17
Views: 16050

The Universe Is Rarely So Lazy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3xbjxv-6ss So few Christian women witnesses, so much time... JW : Great post Ken. let's go all the way: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/25023.htm Life of Constantine (Book III) ... Chapter 30. Constantine's Letter to Macarius respecting the Building of the Church of...
by JoeWallack
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "The Simontic Problem". "Mark's" Negative Casting of Peter
Replies: 144
Views: 106818

Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do

JW : A common literary technique is to emphasize something by placing it at the end of some connected part of the writing. The clearest example of this in GMark is at the very end. No one in Jesus' supposed time was promoting his supposed resurrection. The rest of GMark is laced with such examples....
by JoeWallack
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Eusebius A Truth Challenged Advocate For Jesus? - The Argument Resurrected
Replies: 17
Views: 15582

When It Absolutely Positively Needs To Be There (in the historical record)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled polemics: JW : 1) Perhaps the most famous accusation: Is it okay to Lie for Jesus? Praeparatio Evangelica 12.31 The Formation of the New Testament Canon (2000) "That it is necessary sometimes to use falsehood as a medicine for those who need such an appr...
by JoeWallack
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joan Taylor's Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence (1998)
Replies: 17
Views: 16050

Ken and Barbie (Like, I'm Sure)

Joe Wallack wrote: It's easy to trade ad hoc arguments. Not so easy to put together scientific criteria in an undiscipline that often avoids them. In every revolution there is one man with a vision. Be that man. Joe, Is your point that I should write a section on methodology in which I outline what...
by JoeWallack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Proposal that the Longer Ending of Mark is Dependent on the Gospel of Luke
Replies: 42
Views: 24826

Where's Waldogma?

JW : "Mark's" Jesus would be sore amazed that this Thread has gone this far and no one has pointed out that all of the LE parallels to the Gospels and Acts as Dr. Carrier does in his award winning article: Content Betrays Knowledge of the New Testament 16:9b Jesus appears (a) to Mary Magdalene (b) ...
by JoeWallack
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 117
Views: 78102

Missing The Mark

This Bitch is running wild JW : We need to put this Thread on a leash: 1) What distinguishes the Gospels from each other is the relative claim of historical witness to a resurrected Jesus. GMark is at the extreme, no named historical witness to a resurrected Jesus. Subsequent Gospels used GMark as ...
by JoeWallack
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joan Taylor's Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence (1998)
Replies: 17
Views: 16050

Son Of Ehrman

Joe Wallack wrote: On a micro level you are doing a great (and respectful) job dealing with her specifics, seriously considering, contradicting and restraining incredulous impulse. But on a macro level you are just futzing around appearing to accept (or at least not giving it the criticism it deser...
by JoeWallack
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joan Taylor's Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence (1998)
Replies: 17
Views: 16050

Say It Ain't So Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbao-JjRoM Now, one could argue the actual argument Taylor (as well as Biddle, Morris, and Murphy-O'Connor) is making is form of abduction or “argument-to-best-explanation.” They are looking at the fact that the tomb now in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was identi...