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by andrewcriddle
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus Naked in the Gospel
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: Jesus Naked in the Gospel

Melito may be relevant here O frightful murder! O unheard of injustice! The Lord is disfigured and he is not deemed worthy of a cloak for his naked body, so that he might not be seen exposed. For this reason the stars turned and fled, and the day grew quite dark, in order to hide the naked person h...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 3956

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

In an episode of "Mythicist Milawaukee" last year, Robert M. Price and Christopher Hansen were guests. It's actually a very good discussion. https://youtu.be/PSJ64C7dk0k Along the way, in an exchange about modern examples of mythologized historical figures, Price brought up Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius's Alogi Chapter and Irenaeus. Again Please Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 496

Re: Epiphanius's Alogi Chapter and Irenaeus. Again Please Help!

What do you think the reason is for his omission of the statement in Armenian Irenaeus about being crucified under Claudius? No firm conclusion, but Jesus being crucified under Claudius is simply impossible to square away with the canonical chronology; thus, despite the window it may afford into th...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 3956

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

a/ I'm not sure it makes a difference. Horrible people deserve to be held accountable for being horrible people. b/ One's academic career is linked inexorably with citations, because how much they are cited determines their career's impact, as well as *how* they are cited. c/ Maybe "good" citation ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 3956

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

[ And Richard Pervo's research was obtained while expending himself on child exploitation. And I don't think it is doubtful. And the only undesirable affects I can see is that people would want to distance themselves from that researcher who was a pedophile... in which case I'm all for that. Pervo ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 3956

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

Because pedophiles should not be cited without noting who they are. Otherwise their legacy is protected and people don't learn about it. This would be like citing Mengele without noting his involvement in the Holocaust. But also, I'm primarily writing a history of scholarship on mythicism. People a...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 7181

Re: Joseph/Serapis, Pt 3

See Alessandro Galimberti "The pseudo-Hadrianic Epistle in the Historia Augusta and Hadrian's religious policy" in Hadrian and the Christians , Ed. Marco Rizzi [2010], pp.101-120, esp.116. Galimberti [2010], p.120 concludes this problematic epistle is a pastiche of otherwise accurate information on...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 7181

Re: Joseph/Serapis; "Egyptians" is the Confusion

Massey (1907) notes: “In the transition from the old Egyptian religion to the new cult of Christianity there was no factor of profounder importance than the worship of Serapis. As the Emperor Hadrian relates, in his well-known letter to Servianus, ‘those who worship Serapis are likewise Christians;...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 3225

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

I think we would have to assume that the text form of Luke known to Eusebius did not contain any appearances of Jesus at the tomb, but did contain at least some version of the Road to Emmaus story. To put that another way, I don't think there's any evidence that the text form of Luke known to Euseb...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Stylometric Analysis of the Mar Saba Letter
Replies: 8
Views: 1895

Re: A Stylometric Analysis of the Mar Saba Letter

This “strange” behavior of LC may be also theoretically explained by the fact the Clement may have been more prone to drawing only from his basic vocabulary when writing private letters. We need a number of further Clement’s letters to test the likelihood of this possibility. Even if this could exp...