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by perseusomega9
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

In the Acts of Paul, Paul is wandering around in the wilderness and stumbles upon a talking lion who Paul promptly baptizes. At the conclusion of the story Paul is thrown to lions in the Colleseum and lo and behold he is protected by the very same lion. One good turn deserves another. Aesop - the L...
by perseusomega9
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

It's funny you mention MacDonald, because he places the pastorals in opposition to Paul/Thecla stories, whether written or oral, and he leans oral. His thesis also places them in 2nd century Rome as the catholic church was making the new religion acceptable to Roman sensibilities with respect to fam...
by perseusomega9
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

And how does that dating explore the literary themes between the Paul/Thecla stories vs. the pastorals with respect to the larger Roman society?
by perseusomega9
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

Perhaps you could specify which 'Gnostic Gospels' & which 'Acts' you are referring to? All of them. http://www.mountainman.com.au/essenes/Author_Gnostic_Gospels_and_Acts_Index.htm If your argument isn't over the dating of the 'canonical' writings, where do you date the Paul and Thecla stories with ...
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommend me some good books on liturgical history
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Recommend me some good books on liturgical history

I come from an Eastern Orthodox background and have always found their services to be absolutely stunning. I'm looking for some good recommendations on books that discuss liturgical development, especially as it relates to the church combining different aspects of worship from competing sects into ...
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommend me some good books on liturgical history
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Recommend me some good books on liturgical history

Thanks Andrew, that looks like it's an industry standard.
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?
Replies: 876
Views: 378095

Re: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?

I was trying to be diplomatic...
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?
Replies: 876
Views: 378095

Re: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?

toejam wrote:^Why is that?
Probably because Dr. Price would handle an exchange professionally with mutual respect. I can't tell you how many times Price has recommend such and such author even when he diagrees with their conclusions on his Bible Geek podcasts.
by perseusomega9
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommend me some good books on liturgical history
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Recommend me some good books on liturgical history

I come from an Eastern Orthodox background and have always found their services to be absolutely stunning. I'm looking for some good recommendations on books that discuss liturgical development, especially as it relates to the church combining different aspects of worship from competing sects into t...
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Original Form of the Ascension of Isaiah
Replies: 106
Views: 62499

Re: Original Form of the Ascension of Isaiah

and he came down from heaven and appeared as a new born child in Bethlehem. and it seems they said that the said heretic said That Blessed Mary was thick, as if she were pregnant And later the said boy appeared to the side of her and it was thought that her thickness had been dissolved it was said ...