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by Peter Kirby
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 113
Views: 9238

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

Is a first-century provenance for any Christian source or record beyond dispute? No. But talking about "beyond dispute" is asking for a negative outcome. Without a firmly dated manuscript in the first century, we can dispute the provenance of any literary text as being something other tha...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 91
Views: 11051

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

StephenGoranson wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:44 am His joke, though, is not by Clement, as has been shown by Andrew and by multiple others. Typing out bibliography, again, will not matter to anyone committed to be oblivious.
So do it for the rest of the lurkers. Otherwise you just sound dogmatic and committed, yourself.
by Peter Kirby
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My own remarks on Secret Mark
Replies: 37
Views: 1762

Re: My own remarks on Secret Mark

brewskiMarc wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:31 pm Greetings all. I used to hang out here long ago but have been lost in the wilderness. My recent curiosity over the current prevailing opinion among scholars about Secret Mark has led me back.
Welcome back!
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Kings Of Osrhoene; Why Ptolemy Menneus Was Philip Epiphanes, And Christian Origins
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Kings Of Osrhoene; Why Ptolemy Menneus Was Philip Epiphanes, And Christian Origins

yakovzutolmai wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:55 am Hello,
Being new, I want to thank the site and its members for existing. I have not found anywhere on the internet so far where these subjects provoke enough interest for discussion. I hope I can be a decent member.
Welcome to the forum!

And a very interesting first post! Thank you.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

bbyrd009 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:06 pm Isn’t the American public showing the sixth largest secularization, per the graph?
The graph shows a slightly different date range (2007-2019 in the graph, ending in 2017 in the paragraph).

You should read the article if you want more clarification.
by Peter Kirby
Sun May 30, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's letters
Replies: 88
Views: 5447

Re: Dating Paul's letters

What are the reasons for dating Paul's "genuine" letters pre-70 CE? From a previous discussion: https://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=155 1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who se...
by Peter Kirby
Wed May 26, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

The corrected dataset contains numerous small changes, mostly of less than one percent. The largest of these changes involves responses to the question “Do you believe in God?” As recently as 1999, only 4 percent of the U.S. public said that they did not believe in God, but in the 2011 WVS survey t...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory
Replies: 46
Views: 2550

Re: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory

I believe you're correct in affirming that the phrase in 1 Corinthians is ambiguous. Drpge claims that it is not ambiguous. What makes it unambiguous? seeing it from the POV of a set of 2nd century texts that talk continually and unambiguously about demonic archons in the air, particularly the orig...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 63
Views: 4060

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

There is a long section of Luke that is almost entirely absent from Mark, starting from Luke 9:51. The comments of Tertullian and especially Epiphanius tend to imply that the text contained the section... in that they cover the section. Peter, I have never heard this before. Can you cite the places...