Katherine Weber of the Christian Post asked me some questions this week about the recent revelation that the Gospel of Judas had been authenticated by a number of means. See http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/08/17656331-scholars-reveal-how-they-scrambled-to-authenticate-gospel-of-judas for the news report, and http://www.christianpost.com/news/gospel-of-judas-free-of-forgeries-but-still-fake-heretical-says-new-testament-scholar-93781/ for Katherine’s article (published 11 April 2013). Below are her questions and my responses. This will also be published in the Christian […]
News on the Christian Renaissance Apologia Conference coming up on April 12–13: I’ve mentioned this apologetics conference a couple of times on this site, but I thought I’d give a lot more information on it this go-around. First, a word about Christian Renaissance. This is a new concept in apologetics. In fact, it’s much more […]
Just released from the giant publishing firm, Houghton Miflin Harcourt: A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, edited by Hal Taussig. The advertisement from HMH distributed widely via email last week was not shy in its claims for the 600-page volume. The subject line read, “It […]
Here is a big event coming up in April. It is a new kind of apologetics conference in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex. If you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself to go! Visit the website to find out more information.
The New Perspective on Paul (NPP) has argued that Paul didn’t really disagree with Judaism in terms of what it meant to be justified by God, but rather disagreed on whether Gentiles were included in that justification. NPPers have charged the ‘old perspective’ folks (viz., the Reformers) with misreading the Judaism of Paul’s day. At […]