Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Couple of Interesting Series in the Blogosphere

Resurrection Dogmatics, Chris Peterson's 'blog, has his promised assessment of E P Sanders up and running in a series, now up to three parts:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV


Germane to his discussion of Sanders' treatment of sayings traditions is a somewhat more obscure essay by Sanders in Jesus Two Thousand Years Later (ed J H Charlesworth and W P Weaver), entitled How Do We Know What We Know About Jesus. Therein, Sanders focusses almost exclusively on how he treats, and what he thinks can be learned, from sayings traditions. It's interesting to see him tackle the subject, since he generally shuns it in his work. He also provides an interesting references to another ancient narrative that seems to draw from a decontextualized sayings tradition, Plutarch's Life of Phocion. I might offer more on this later (the wife and I are soon off to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, so I won't have a chance to do so until later).

A second interesting series is going on over at Michael Pahl's The Stuff of the Earth, where he is taking a look at the evidence for Jesus' historicity.

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

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