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by Irish1975
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch.9, Reactions to Strauss]
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch.9, Reactions to Strauss]

The expressions of obscurantism and apocalyptic dualism in points 4 and 8 reflect an essentially permanent reflex response of conservative Christianity. People think exactly this way in 2021, even though no liberals today think like Strauss (much less Hegel). Century after century, the Biblical worl...
by Irish1975
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch.9, Reactions to Strauss]
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch.9, Reactions to Strauss]

Albert Schweitzer’s Quest of the Historical Jesus (1st ed., tr. Montgomery, 1910) is accessible here on Early Christian Writings. Links to earlier posts on: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapters 4 & 5 Chapter 6 Chapters 7 & 8 Chapter 9 1. An enormous controversy erupted in Germany over Der ...
by Irish1975
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]

Examining Strauss, who seems to have created (in practice if not in theory) the idea of the “purely historical” Jesus, it cannot be emphasized enough that his work was in no way that of a “historian” such as Jesus scholars today pretend to be. There were the young Hegelians on one side, and the stat...
by Irish1975
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]

I am suspicious about Schweitzer's back and forth inconsistency, evident in points 15 and 17, about whether Strauss can be recruited in support of the former's "eschatological interpretation." I am finding this tendency towards equivocation and having it both ways to be a persistent flaw o...
by Irish1975
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]

Besides her translations, there's also Mary Ann Evans/George Elliott's notable essay 'Evangelical Teaching" criticizing a contemporary biblical apologist (Dr. Cummings], which Christopher Hitchens included in The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever (2007). Hitchens conclud...
by Irish1975
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]

In the late fall of 1835 at the age of twenty-seven, his masterpiece The Life of Jesus Critically Examined (Das Leben Jesu kritische bearbeitet) was published in two volumes, which made him at once the most controversial figure in Germany. http://people.bu.edu/wwildman/bce/strauss.htm#:~:text=In%20...
by Irish1975
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 7. & 8, David Strauss]

Albert Schweitzer’s Quest of the Historical Jesus (1st ed., tr. Montgomery, 1910) is accessible here on Early Christian Writings. Links to earlier posts on: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapters 4 & 5 Chapter 6 ( Reminder : I am not offering my own assessments, but attempting to summarize the c...
by Irish1975
Sun May 30, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's letters
Replies: 78
Views: 1871

Re: Dating Paul's letters

Devil's advocate: what in Paul is guaranteed to demonstrate that Mark relies on him? Honestly “Guaranteed to demonstrate” is way too strong. 1) The preaching of the dying(crucified?)-and-rising Savior-Messiah, with specific reference to Isaiah 53 2) Baptism interpreted according to that motif (“Bap...