Thursday, September 20, 2012

Upcoming conference on historical Jesus

Speaking of how difficult it is to recover the historical Jesus, there is a conference on October 4 and 5 put together to critique the "Third Quest of the Historical Jesus". 

Here is information about the conference and the LINK to details about registration and how to do it. 

United Theological Seminary and The University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) are co-hosting a two-day conference to critique the assumptions and methods of the so called "Third Quest of the Historical Jesus" on October 4 and 5, 2012.   The conference will be held at Southpark United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Road, Dayton, OH 45409.

Bringing together world-class authors and speakers, this conference will discuss "authenticity" and "criteria" as these concepts have been traditionally understood and employed in New Testament studies. 
Speakers include Dale C. Allison Jr., Mark Goodacre, Chris Keith, Anthony Le Donne, Loren Stuckenbruck, Jens Shroeter, Barry Swartz, Dagmar Winter, and Rafael Rodrígue.

It is my understanding that the conference will focus on Keith and Le Donne's newest book: Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity.  

You can read more about this on Keith and Le Donne's new blog: The Jesus Blog HERE. 

It should be a great conference.   


Jared Calaway said...

It is a good book too. I am just finishing it.

Anthony Le Donne said...

Thank you for providing these links April. We are really quite excited about the roster of participants we've assembled. It should be a very lively conversation!


VC said...

You should consider a book I have recently discovered about the New Testament Era. In his book,Cover-Up: How the Church Silenced Jesus's True Heirs , Lawrence Goudge proposes that the Jewish followers of Jesus preserved the beliefs and practices of the original apostles: Peter, James and John. Therefore, the true heretics were those who created the new religion of the dying God (anathema to Peter James and John). Cover-Up: How the Church Silenced Jesus's True Heirs exposes the church's hypocrisy in first silencing those who truly followed Jesus and then exterminating them, just as they did the Cathars.  I found it here

Kohanloo, Betty said...
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Kohanloo, Betty said...

There are numerous old Yeshu mentioned in Judaic literature, ie. Yeshu ben Pandera who was a king of Judah. I believe yeshu, was a title stemming from rabbis, or gnostics that were concerned with Jewish eschatology, mainly diaspora, who's interests were in the revival of the dead Tsadikim. This was a big conflict in the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Temple and Rabbinical periods. Still remains evident in the Mishnah, and Maimonides. Hence Yeshu was a title of teacher, rabbi, preacher.