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by andrewcriddle
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Nailed: 10 Christian myths that show Jesus never existed
Replies: 107
Views: 80621

Re: Nailed: 10 Christian myths that show Jesus never existed

Gday again, A comment on Myth 1 - Comparing Jesus resurrection to Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon - a popular internet meme lately - Fitzgerald says : First, we have Caesar's own account (not directly we don't - Caesar's account does not specifically refer to the Rubicon - but at one stage in his ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Christian Argument for Cheating on Your Wife
Replies: 13
Views: 13442

Re: The Christian Argument for Cheating on Your Wife

Hi Stephan It is a perennial tactic in religious polemic to claim that ethical teaching A , in reality, whatever its proponents claim, tends to promote dodgy moral behaviour B . This type of claim is mostly false but remains popular partly because it is sometimes genuinely true. It is very difficult...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary
Replies: 28
Views: 10357

Re: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary

On Papias, J.V.M. Sturdy writes ( Redrawing the Boundaries , p. 25): "Papias of Hierapolis is an important source for early traditions. Irenaeus says that he was a disciple of 'John' and afriend of Polycarp. He is now dated by many to c. 130 CE, but this is a quite recent development and not long a...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary
Replies: 28
Views: 10357

Re: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary

On Papias, J.V.M. Sturdy writes ( Redrawing the Boundaries , p. 25): "Papias of Hierapolis is an important source for early traditions. Irenaeus says that he was a disciple of 'John' and afriend of Polycarp. He is now dated by many to c. 130 CE, but this is a quite recent development and not long a...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jacob Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 15657

Re: Jacob Frank

An English translation of Frank's writing is available Words of the Lord
Caution really weird stuff.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Reconsidering the date of the Martyrdom of Polycarp
Replies: 13
Views: 12117

Re: Reconsidering the date of the Martyrdom of Polycarp

Or whether there was an original 2nd century text. One reason I think there probably was a 2nd century work is that Lucian in his account of Peregrinus Proteus seems to be influenced by it. (Those who think Pergrinus Proteus was Polycarp will obviously interpret the apparent allusions very differen...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary
Replies: 28
Views: 10357

Re: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary

Hi Peter If you shift the dates of the early bishops of Rome earlier you are going to have to shift other things, E.g. the careers of Marcion and his forerunner Cerdo which are linked by early sources to specific named bishops of Rome. It is not impossible to shift the early bishops even earlier but...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Reconsidering the date of the Martyrdom of Polycarp
Replies: 13
Views: 12117

Re: Reconsidering the date of the Martyrdom of Polycarp

The text of the surviving manuscripts of the Martyrdom has significant differences from the text quoted by Eusebius, I tend to regard the archetype behind both traditions as going back to the 2nd century. One problem is that important parts of the Martyrdom such as the dating information (who was pr...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary
Replies: 28
Views: 10357

Re: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary

Hi Peter I read with interest your posts about Hegesippus. Assuming that Eusebius' information about Hegesippus comes entirely from readings the works attributed to Hegesippus, it seems clear that Hegesippus must have referred to Anicetus as bishop of Rome. This would imply a date for his writing la...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 6942

Re: Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha

It is a fascinating discovery but it does seem possible that it is a pre-Buddhist shrine later taken over by Buddhists.

Andrew Criddle