As the flurry of scholarship applying media studies to gospel research continues unabated, it grows all too easy to get lost in the torrent of specialized methodology and in-house terminology – some of which has yielded disputed degrees of interpretive payoff. Whether you deem topics like performance criticism, sound mapping, or book culture obfuscating or […]
In our latest video, Mark Goodacre discusses some important issues concerning the Gospel of Thomas.
In discussions of the New Testament Gospels, it is commonplace for scholars to affirm that Jesus is somehow the fulfillment of Israel. This is indeed an emphasis of the New Testament. However, much less often is there thought to be an Adamic Christology in the Gospels. For example, in an influential article (TDNT), Joachim Jeremias […]
Dr. David Dusenbury offers us some helpful thoughts on Pontius Pilate and the sentencing of Jesus in Luke-Acts.
“I will give to my called and my elect whomever they ask of me out of punishment, and I will give them a good baptism in the salvation of the so-called Acherusian Lake in the Elysium Field, a part of righteousness with my holy ones” (Apocalypse of Peter, Rainer Fragment). This scene of the post-mortem […]
This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. What have we learned over the past three score and ten? First, it has become increasingly recognized that we do not have a “library of the Essenes” in the way that it was previously understood. Not every scroll found in the […]
We had a chance to sit down with Professor Amy-Jill Levine and get her thoughts on Jesus and women. We began with one question, “Was Jesus egalitarian?” Please, leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Saint Ambrose’s biographer Paulinus of Milan relates that as an infant, a swarm of bees descended upon Ambrose. (Vita Ambrosii 3.3) For Paulinus, this classically allusive event presaged Ambrose’s honey-tongued persuasiveness as Bishop of Milan. (Neil McLynn, Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capitol, 1994, 33) While this essay will not attempt […]
In our final video of our series, Sarah Agnew retells the story of Luke’s birth narrative. *Technical difficulties led to minor rattling in the audio file. We apologise for this inconvenience.
In part 5 of “The Birth Narrative Through the Centuries”, Dr. Paul Parvis examines the birth narrative in the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew.