Disambiguation: Legend, Myth, and More

John Henry and Paul Bunyan fight the Axis

How are legend and myth different? Doctrine and dogma? Religion and superstition? Let’s clarify some of these fundamental terms. [Read more...]

Oral Tradition and the Game of Telephone: A.N. Sherwin-White’s Famous Quote

Telephone and the gospels

The Jesus story spread widely in the decades after his death, and only then was it written down. How much was it changed by the accretion of legend? William Lane Craig assures us that this is not a problem, but his bold claim that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. [Read more...]