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by andrewcriddle
Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Clementines Explain the Early Appeal of Christianity
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: The Clementines Explain the Early Appeal of Christianity

There is an interesting/puzzling section in the Clementing Homilies, the discussion between Clement and Appion, (Homilies 4-6) which may come from a non-Christian Jewish source. It has Clement say (Homily 4) On this account I betook myself to the holy God and law of the Jews, putting my faith in the...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Springtime for Tiberius
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Springtime for Tiberius

One of the problems here is that scholars are undecided whether the underlying Clementine text originally had Barnabas in Rome or Barnabas in Egypt. IMVHO I agree with you that Barnabas originally met Clement in Egypt (as in Homilies) and the Recognitions changed this to a meeting in Rome. However I...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 19, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9326

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

Read each one of those passages carefully. The passage from Sanhedrin, for example, is about which acts lead to punishment by death outside the temple. It does not allow nonpriests into the temple. What about here? San. 82b-83a: ... if the priest performs any of these sacrificial rites outside the ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the text (probably gnostic), where Jesus likens the first heaven or aeon to the sun, and this world is a candle
Replies: 8
Views: 1663

Re: What is the text (probably gnostic), where Jesus likens the first heaven or aeon to the sun, and this world is a can

I thought it was the Pistis Sophia but I can't find it anywhere. He goes on to say the the second heaven or aeon is unimaginably more glorious than the first. I'm just wondering whether this is a vague memory of the sections seven heavens and through the seven heavens of The Gospel of Jesus: In Sea...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9326

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

In the sense that it was written by Jude, the brother of James Ummm. You are stark raving mad. How did we get so many loony tunes at one forum? Really. I would love to hear why this mid-second century letter which bears a striking resemblance to Irenaeus's attacks against the Marcosians is 'genuine...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity
Replies: 90
Views: 11094

Re: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity

To Andrew. I managed to get a copy of Daiber's article. While he suspects that there were a series of rewrites (as is always the case with religious documents) - some Islamic, some Christian - he writes: Dennoch brauchen wir nicht auszuschliessen, dass cler Bericht einen historischen Kern hat. 50 h...
by andrewcriddle
Tue May 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus
Replies: 20
Views: 4126

Re: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus

Compiling a list of Christian sects or heresies seems to go back to Justin Martyr who explicitly compared Christian heresies to Philosophical schools. Dialogue with Trypho There are, therefore, and there were many, my friends, who, coming forward in the name of Jesus, taught both to speak and act i...
by andrewcriddle
Tue May 01, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Trinity Develop from Aristotelianism
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: Did the Trinity Develop from Aristotelianism

There seem to be parallels to the thought of the 4th century CE philosopher Themistius.
See Aristotle Reinterpreted

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus
Replies: 20
Views: 4126

Re: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus

Compiling a list of Christian sects or heresies seems to go back to Justin Martyr who explicitly compared Christian heresies to Philosophical schools. Dialogue with Trypho There are, therefore, and there were many, my friends, who, coming forward in the name of Jesus, taught both to speak and act im...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus
Replies: 20
Views: 4126

Re: Aristotelian Terminology in Irenaeus

One should probably compare Irenaeus to Hippolytus Against all Heresies where the drawing of parallels between Christian heretics and Greek philosophers is much more thoroughgoing.

Andrew Criddle