In the Bible, Jesus sometimes appears explicitly to deny that he is divine. Texts include, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone (Mark 10:18), and “The son can do nothing of his own accord,… Read More ›
New Testament scholarship
This is a no holes barred academic discussion of the Quest for the historical Jesus by one of the leading historians in the field Dr Dale C. Allison. Allison is Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological… Read More ›
Why the commandment in Matthew 28:19 is likely to be unhistorical, according to a top Christian NT scholar
Raymond E Brown SS (1928 – 1998) was an American Catholic priest, and one of the most prominent biblical scholars of the 20th century.
Published in Christianity in Antiquity (CIA): The Bart Ehrman Blog In yesterday’s post I indicated that I really very much wish that we could have some of the writings produced by Paul’s opponents in Galatia. They believed that in order to be… Read More ›
Why the four gospels and the accounts in Acts may not be quite what they seem. Peter Enns (American Evangelical biblical scholar and theologian) explains why: Over at Mere Student, John Oliff posted on the Greek historian Thucydides’s (c.460-c.395 BC) take on the… Read More ›
Dale C. Allison Jr writes: ‘Some of my divinity students, who find themselves threatened by the discourse of the quest [for the historical Jesus], the chief categories of which derive not from Christian theology but from the modern study of… Read More ›
Earlier I posted about an academic work I am reading by two of America’s leading biblical scholars entitled: King and Messiah as Son of God, Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature by Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins… Read More ›
A sobering (if arguably unnecessarily skeptical) assessment of the state of Jesus studies in academia.
What Bible scholars really think about John’s gospel you will probably never hear from your pastor/minister/priest
It is a curious fact that what scholars think of the historical value of John’s gospel is a million miles from what the man in the pew thinks: J.D.G. Dunn, The Evidence for Jesus. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press ,1985, pp. 31-32…. Read More ›
A talk regarding Islamic perspectives on Jesus, and historical and contemporary debates about his nature and role. The talk also highlights the possibility of a shared Christological dialogue between the Abrahamic faiths. Dr Timothy Winter, also known as Shaykh Abdal… Read More ›