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by DCHindley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The closing chapters of 1 Clement
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: The closing chapters of 1 Clement

Hi all, I notice that the Roberts-Donaldson translation of 1 Clement (found on EarlyChristianWritings.com ) concludes at chapter 59, whereas Lightfoot and Hoole's goes all the way to chapter 65. I think I recall reading somewhere that some have proposed the final 5 chapters are a later interpolatio...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Three different reasons to kill Jesus (if you are one of the 'Rulers of this Age')
Replies: 32
Views: 349

Re: Three different reasons to kill Jesus (if you are one of the 'Rulers of this Age')

In the classic sense, demons were spiritual beings under direction of the creator God the same as angels. The demons were the "elementals" commanded by angels, doing the heavy work like cause or heal sicknesses, control weather, etc., and angels were in turn under the command of the creator God, dir...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

In the introduction to Dieter T. Roth's article, "Marcion’s Gospel and Luke: The History of Research in Current Debate" (JBL 127, no. 3, 2008, pp 513–527), he says: [513]The issue of the relationship between Luke and Marcion’s Gospel has been revived recently in several discussions of Marcion and Lu...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

It's a funny case, as you [as an amateur] probably wouldn't know from [Trobish's] published articles that you can easily download, but he gave this lecture/sermon hybrid in some church three years ago, where he gets very clear on his thoughts regarding this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm...
by DCHindley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

The other point of contention is, of course, [Rüpke's] adaptation of what is described as Markus Vinzent's ideas about the origin of Christianity. It's really hard to judge a book from reviews, so I won't. However, though the "Marcion first" hypothesis is definitely not the leading hypothesis of Ch...
by DCHindley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

Other important recent work on these same figures, for example by Dieter Roth and Markus Bockmuehl, which undercuts the most sensational reconstructions, is damned to the oblivion of missing bibliography. -- I'm not sure Dieter Roth and Markus Bockmuehl offer reconstructions of early Christian orig...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

I'm not sure if you were referring to me or to JohnT, but I will cite one of the less glowing reviews: ... Early Christianity winds in and out of the last chapters of the book. But, unless it is your professional obligation to stay current with the latest one-­upmanship of hypercriticism in the fiel...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 32
Views: 598

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

If Jörg Rüpke any or any myticist has any real evidence other than wishful thinking I would like to see it. To try to connect Mithraism to the origin of Christianity is just absurd, nay dishonest. :roll: Prof. Rüpke is one of the worldwide leading experts on ancient Roman religion, which means I wo...
by DCHindley
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Suspicions about the centurion...
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Suspicions about the centurion...

["Irenaeus 1.24:] Wherefore he did not himself suffer death, but Simon, a certain man of Cyrene, being compelled, bore the cross in his stead; so that this latter being transfigured by him, that he might be thought to be Jesus, was crucified, through ignorance and error, while Jesus himself receive...
by DCHindley
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Why Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?

That is a good question. I cannot offer my uniquely wrong POV as I have not developed one (yet). I would think that as early christians went looking for proof texts for their brand of "peshers" to explain just how Jesus came to die and what that meant for the end-age, they came upon these other, pre...