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by Paul the Uncertain
Sat May 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

I'm uneasy about methodological naturalism in this sense. Is a critical historian required for example to deny apriori that the rather sinister theurgist Maximus of Ephesus predicted the death of the Emperor Valens ? After the general and multiform slaughter of all men, in which we shall be the vic...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat May 14, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

@ mlinssen Here is a live example of what a graduate student from a theology school has to remark What was the context here? What work was the grad student commenting upon, and how did they have an opportunity to comment upon it (in what appears to be a personal communication with the author)? A few...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri May 06, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'When Did Jesus Live?'
Replies: 29
Views: 1074

Re: 'When Did Jesus Live?'

Epiphanius mentions this group in his Panarion, a heresiological work, of course, but it seems unlikely that he would fabricate this group’s beliefs about Jesus’ life. No, he really didn't attribute a non-standard timeline to the group. At least G.R.S. Mead (the source of the garbled English transl...
by Paul the Uncertain
Mon May 02, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How mainstream is the claim that the 4 Canonical Gospels were Written during the 2nd Century CE?
Replies: 38
Views: 1596

Re: How mainstream is the claim that the 4 Canonical Gospels were Written during the 2nd Century CE?

I think Mark and Matthew are first century, but Luke-Acts and John I think are second century. Taking the Kirby date ranges at ECW as indicators of the mainstream, that position would be well within tolerances. Mark 65-80 Matthew 80-100 Luke 80-130 Acts 80-130 John 90-120 On a point arising, Carrie...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

Let's just be honest, Paul Snow: you know as well as I do what's gong on here. We may not agree about Christian origins and an awful lot else related to that, but we can be adult about it This place wouldn't exist except for disagreements about Christian origins (and parallel controversies on the o...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

You may look down at Wikipedia, for good reasons by the way although basically it is very democratic (with all the pros and cons) but for the love of Gawd let's not imitate the dumbing down of society at large by following American example there How different is it elsewhere English is spoken? In a...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

So let's dispense with calling someone historian when he presents historical research - or extend the favour to everyone who does At least in American English, we already do extend that favor. The term really doesn't mean anything grander in the US than what Dan posted early on in the thread. It is...
by Paul the Uncertain
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence

I take it you mean that the presence or absence of female witnesses doesn't weigh in on the alleged historicity, with which I would not agree: with all of Mark predominantly an overwhelmingly male story, the sudden appearance of women points to a deliberate change in the narrative, and as such poin...
by Paul the Uncertain
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence

@ mlinssen Tell you what - if you're going to discuss the authentic ending of gMark, then you should start a thread for that. Or, if you prefer, comments are enabled on any and all of the blog posts in question. Or both. Whether or not 16:8 is the last authentic verse of gMark, it is the last verse ...
by Paul the Uncertain
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: Dale Allison on the pious women at the tomb as historical evidence

@ mlinssen You're working towards your own assumptions here: there are plenty of male left who aren't disciples, and Joseph of Arimathea is one example there. So no, absolutely not does that leave women and children Great, so now we've come full circle again. Mark is satisfied with women and maybe a...