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by MrMacSon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

I'm reaching out to Rüpke, so I'm putting this conversation on hold until I get confirmation from the person himself. I don't care to play games of "who is interpreting vague statements best" when the author is stilling living and can be contacted. The issue isn't "who is interpreting vague stateme...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

1) Rüpke's comments on there being no early narratives and this not being a mistake is not a comment in favor of mythicism, that just requires you to seriously project the idea on him. I'm not ''seriously' projecting 'the idea' on him. That's a misrepresentation of what I said. I merely used his st...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

I still think it would be unsafe based on any of those to make any conclusions about Rüpke's view of the historicity of Jesus. None of those challenge the historicity. - "the historicity" is a loaded phrase. Generally/widely (ie. beyond discussion of Pantheon or of Rüpke's possible personal views)....
by MrMacSon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

1. Perhaps I will include those, since we may impart mythicism on a post-facto basis. Yes, that's a good way of framing it ie. they "may impart mythicism on a post-facto basis." Not that many people are likely to read them, or, if they do, as imparting mythicism (it would be interesting if others p...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

... I've been working to document academic mythicist material, as well as responses to it by other academics. Though my mythicist book (work in progress) has been kindly shared here, I thought I would share the bibliography I've been developing, which lists numerous peer reviewed works on both side...
by MrMacSon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

https://cmepshansen9.wixsite.com/mysite/my-blog I've been digging up and exposing sex offenders in Biblical studies and compiling a list of them. I have received numerous emails, aid, and support from academics worldwide in doing this. Yes, you've clearly compiled a list. In what way have you been ...
by MrMacSon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 115
Views: 1720

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

2) I would argue sex offenders and abusers are undesirable for any academic society, group, university, or to associate with. While you make (sic) [may(?)] dislike this, it is necessary and frankly my work doing this has been heralded by numerous academics for bringing awareness to the systemic sex...
by MrMacSon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 27
Views: 6470

Re: Joseph/Serapis, Pt 3

... I would like to comment on Galimberti's suggestion that the account in the Historia Augusta derives from a life of Hadrian attributed to Phlegon. I doubt if this 'life of Hadrian' attributed to Phlegon ever existed. I doubt if the claim in the Historia Augusta So desirous of a wide-spread reput...
by MrMacSon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 27
Views: 6470

Re: Joseph/Serapis, Pt 3

Strictly speaking, the Serapis/Christ syncretism is a bit off-topic from the topic of Serapis/Joseph. I'm not sure it is off-topic, and if it could be viewed or deemed as such, it's not far off-topic. From the OP - D. N. Boswell ... wrote a blog covering the apparent syncretism of Osiris/Serapis, a...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2207

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

Thomas Brodie has proposed one component of the passion narrative - Luke 23:50 - 24:53 - is a reshaping of Judges 19, a gruesome passion account of the fate of a woman, via a forlorn journey from Bethlehem past Jerusalem to Ephraim, that was to awaken all Israel to the horror of sin (Judges 19:30; t...