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by cantonin_01
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Marcians" in the Dialogue with Trypho
Replies: 1
Views: 3804

"Marcians" in the Dialogue with Trypho

I'm sorry but is it certain that "Marcians" is supposed to refer to Marcionites? Possible arguments in favor: (1) his statement that the heretics are named after their founder, (2) he would have otherwise failed to mention Marcion in this book after again mentioning Simon as in 1 Apology. ...
by cantonin_01
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus as a Christian from Birth
Replies: 0
Views: 5227

Irenaeus as a Christian from Birth

In several encyclopedias I have now read something to the effect that "Irenaeus is unique among the late second century writers because unlike them, he was actually born into a Christian family and raised as a Christian." I would like to know whether anyone concurs with this statement, whi...
by cantonin_01
Thu May 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 11901

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

A discourse of Pseudo-Cyril (of Jerusalem) mentions that he burned or ordered a monk to burn the Gospel of the Hebrews. He was really catty about it too, if I may say. “Oh, so there are FIVE gospels now?”
by cantonin_01
Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Discourse on the Star, and 119 AD Matthew
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Re: Discourse on the Star, and 119 AD Matthew

whats odd is here Anna is Joseph's first wife, i thought she was supposed to be Mary's mother? Maybe the mention of an Anna in Luke as an old lady is an alternative view of her squashing any connection with Joseph On that, Bacon says that the writer was influenced by Epiphanius, "whose early c...
by cantonin_01
Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My PERSONAL classification of Mythicists & Jesus Agnostics
Replies: 8
Views: 6070

Re: My PERSONAL classification of Mythicists & Jesus Agnostics

Maybe I’m misunderstanding the graph, but I believe Mr. Rylands should be in the Paul Didn’t Write the Epistles / Proto-Gnostics Did section.
by cantonin_01
Fri May 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Discourse on the Star, and 119 AD Matthew
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Discourse on the Star, and 119 AD Matthew

Advance warning; this is highly speculative. But in the pseudo-Eusebius "Discourse on the Star" (possibly from the fifth century AD or of course later; MS. is supposedly sixth century), material from the Gospel of Matthew is associated with the year 119 AD and I take this as a clue for dat...
by cantonin_01
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rationalist Presses
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

Re: Rationalist Presses

That's not to speak ill of these men, but it does serve to point out that academics have this notion about themselves, that they and only they are singular qualified to discuss and speculate on such matters and no one has a right to encroach upon their private industries. Yes, it very much reminds ...
by cantonin_01
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rationalist Presses
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

Rationalist Presses

I was given a thrashing on Twitter by someone who informed me that mythicism and hypercriticism (e.g. late dates, no genuine NT writings) were effectively refuted in the latter 20th century, but were in fact “mainstream” in the early 20th, and this was due to the influence of “Rationalist presses.” ...
by cantonin_01
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Acts of Paul and the Acts of Paul
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Re: The Acts of Paul and the Acts of Paul

Thank you. It would indeed seem that the Pastorals and their itinerary draw on the Acts of Paul that we have today; things like the tribulations that he faced in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch. But I think that your ongoing investigation into the relationship between the principle letters and Acts is ...
by cantonin_01
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Acts of Paul and the Acts of Paul
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

The Acts of Paul and the Acts of Paul

I had a question as to whether there were two "Acts of Paul". The radical critics including L. Gordon Rylands said that some of the biographical information about Paul that can be found in, e.g., Rom 15 and 1 Cor 16, was likely drawn from an Acts of Paul, which was also the same document t...