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by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Re: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?

Remember also the portrait of Peregrinus Proteus. Some question where or not Lucian is reporting an actual Christian because of his philosophical rooting. I tend to think it is a generally accurate portrait.
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?

I've been wondering about this. The standard understanding is 'no' because philosophers weren't believers in Christ. But when you start going through the list of names there is something of a philosophical foundation to Christianity. Justin Martyr = philosopher Clement of Alexandria = philosopher Or...
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha

The Jewish notion of reincarnation is tied to the same root = 'circle/cycle' of rebirths etc.
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha

No.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: GLGL ⟶ Golgotha

Wheel/circle
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Migration of MSS from Ancient Monasteries (Egypt to Mar Saba back to Egypt)
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: On the Migration of MSS from Ancient Monasteries (Egypt to Mar Saba back to Egypt)

I also note, beyond the movement of manuscripts from Egypt to Mar Saba back to Egypt (Sinai) the breaking up of leaves of paper which would account for the brevity of to Theodore quite nicely. That doesn't mean THIS IS WHY Mar Saba 65 takes its particular form. I am not a dogmatic religious person w...
by Secret Alias
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Migration of MSS from Ancient Monasteries (Egypt to Mar Saba back to Egypt)
Replies: 1
Views: 173

On the Migration of MSS from Ancient Monasteries (Egypt to Mar Saba back to Egypt)

From Roger Pearse today https://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2021/09/09/two-pages-of-lost-ancient-text-the-orphic-rhapsodies-found-in-sinai-palimpsest/ The ancient manuscript of the Hieroi Logoi from which these sheets come was written in Egypt in the 5-6th century AD. But in the 10th century it was ...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "him who judges justly" is allegory of the demiurge: Pilate
Replies: 51
Views: 14996

Re: "him who judges justly" is allegory of the demiurge: Pilate

Is there an argument in print that Marcion thought the Demiurge was Pilate?