Daily Archives: January 6, 2015

When Do Contemporary or Early Sources Matter in Ancient History?

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
One of the most misunderstood methodological issues that surrounds debates over the historical Jesus is the relevance of contemporary or early written sources to reconstructing a reliable biography of Jesus’ life. Very often comparisons are made to…

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Book Write-Up: Language for God in Patristic Tradition

Mark Sheridan.  Language for God in Patristic Tradition: Wrestling with Biblical Anthropomorphism.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. Among church fathers, particularly those adhering to the Alexandrian tradition of biblical interpretation, there was a sense that the Bible contained deeper, allegorical, … Continue reading

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