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by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: IgnMagn 10:3
Replies: 7
Views: 13304

Re: IgnMagn 10:3

It is inconsistent to name the name of Christ Jesus, and to live after the manner of the Jews. For Christianity did not believe upon Judaism, but Judaism upon Christianity, so that every tongue which believed might be gathered together unto God. ατοπον εστιν Ιησουν Χριστον λαλειν και Ιουδαιζειν. ο ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

Re-reading the Acts of Paul it may be possible to see it as based only on Paul's letters if you include the Pastorals.

In principle there might be a similar argument for Canonical Acts but it is unlikely IMO that the author of Canonical Acts had access to the Pastorals.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

Although knowledge of canonical Acts by the author of the Acts of Paul is IMO true, some scholars question it. Without knowledge of canonical Acts then yes the Acts of Paul would require a lost source for Paul's life. Why? I think a lot of the mythicist argument about the invention of Jesus is unte...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

Either Acts is earlier or the author had other sources for Paul's life. Nonsense. Would you say the same thing about the Acts of Paul? IF the author of the Acts of Paul knew canonical Acts, then I would see no need for another source. (The author clearly knew the letters of Paul). Although knowledg...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

To explore the other half of that dichotomy, what sources would he need? One possibility is that the 'we' sections of Acts are from a contemporary account of Paul's travels to which the author of Acts had access. Why is something like that needed? Because of geographical verisimilitude? Basically y...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

I think it would be very difficult for a 2nd century writer to produce a account of Paul's life as plausible as the one in Acts with no other sources whatever than the letters of Paul. Either Acts is earlier or the author had other sources for Paul's life. Andrew Criddle To explore the other half o...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 62624

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

chapter 15 on internal evidence is clearly Pauline. Care to elaborate on this point? Romans 15:1-13 continues the argument of chapter 14. An ending at 14:23 is far too abrupt. Romans 15:14-32 is closely related too Romans 1:8-13 in theory this could be imitation by a later writer but it would be a ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report
Replies: 35
Views: 49072

Re: Westar finally releases Acts Seminar Report

I think it would be very difficult for a 2nd century writer to produce a account of Paul's life as plausible as the one in Acts with no other sources whatever than the letters of Paul.

Either Acts is earlier or the author had other sources for Paul's life.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 62624

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

Andrew, you know what I am stuck on? The length of the letters and the two dimensional thinking of scholars. In a nutshell it comes down to this: 1. The letters are too long and 2. The only reason scholars accept the individual length of the Catholic epistles is because they come in a set of too lo...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Textual Criticism of Romans 16
Replies: 47
Views: 62624

Re: Textual Criticism of Romans 16

The following is based on reading Gamble's Textual History of the Letter to the Romans but on many points I differ from Gamble. I am far from certain I'm right but I think the argument is interesting. I'll present a number of claims briefly and try to expand on them in response to criticism. a/ Ther...