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by DCHindley
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vinzent on Ignatius
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Vinzent on Ignatius

Generally, ancient letters are quite short and rarely go over one page (Seneca, Ep. 45.13; Cicero, Fam. 11.25.2). https://books.google.com/books?id=miAzDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA57&dq=letters+are+usually+short+ancient&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRqtPC9YXYAhVM2IMKHdw6CpcQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=letters%20are%20usually%...
by DCHindley
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vinzent on Ignatius
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Vinzent on Ignatius

http://markusvinzent.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-many-recensions-of-letters-of.html Looks to be an interesting book. He also seems to believe the short recension is the precursor to the middle and long, and even then it's not the original. Ignatius ("Iggy" as his friends called him in grade school) is...
by DCHindley
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Peter and the searching of the scriptures.
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Peter and the searching of the scriptures.

But isn't the first suggesting that the prophets had attempted to express things that later Christians came to believe had been predicted about Jesus? Yes, I think so. And I think the second is saying much the same thing. The way you are phrasing the question makes me wonder what you are driving at...
by DCHindley
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Peter and the searching of the scriptures.
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Peter and the searching of the scriptures.

These two texts remind me of each other: 1 Peter 1.10-12: 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferin...
by DCHindley
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?

Thanks for this [DCH]. You did not answer the question though. Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment? Most churches and mosques are run by men who impose dress codes and decide on what the punishment will be for infractions. In Islam, to the point of Honor Ki...
by DCHindley
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?

Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment? I ask this question, because forcing people to do so, seems to go against the notions of freedom, liberty, equality and fraternity. It is an insult to our fiduciary duty to each other and is responsible for many honor ki...
by DCHindley
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: At the Core of Most Heresies is Platonism
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: At the Core of Most Heresies is Platonism

It seems that Plato provided the basis for most philosophical speculation about the "principal beings" that govern the nature of the universe. These principals were the One (encompassing Mind, Ideas, etc.), the Creator (demiurgos, master craftsman), and possibly Unformed Matter (which the craftsman ...
by DCHindley
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Capernaum had to be "his own town" in Mc 2:1 (even before Nazaret)
Replies: 24
Views: 367

Re: Why Capernaum had to be "his own town" in Mc 2:1 (even before Nazaret)

G, I think you are making far more of these two things than can really be warranted. Point #1 (that people called Capernaum Jesus' "hometown") is just an element in a in a literary source. Point #2 (that the Gnostic Heracleon thought that Capernaum was "code" for the heavens of the Demiurge (a creat...
by DCHindley
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Capernaum had to be "his own town" in Mc 2:1 (even before Nazaret)
Replies: 24
Views: 367

Re: Why Capernaum had to be "his own town" in Mc 2:1 (even before Nazaret)

Everyone has a "home town" that is, where they currently live or often grew up, but where you live, or grew up, does not have to be where you were born. I was "born" in Willoughby, Ohio, USA (well, at a hospital in Euclid, Ohio), but grew up in both Willoughby (8 yrs) and Euclid (8 yrs), and have al...
by DCHindley
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the centurion at the cross the 'first Christian'?
Replies: 43
Views: 648

Re: Is the centurion at the cross the 'first Christian'?

I think this is just a case of the Centurion expressing something that the author of Mark took to be ironic. What the original meaning/context of his supposed statement (however the author of Mark came to know of it) was supposed to be we will never know. We just know that the author of that part of...