Exploring Our Matrix
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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From today’s Speed Bump.
More serious discussion of apocalypticism and the expectation of the end of the world soon…
Dr. Mcgrath, where do you stand on the historical Jesus debate: Do you think Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet like Bart Ehrman, or do you side with Marcus Borg and J.D. Crossan and think he is a Jewish mystic/healer/prophet? and why?
Is it true like Ehrman said one of his books that most mainline scholarship believes he was an apocalyptic prophet, because I read in my Intro to the Bible book by John Barton that most do not think that and side with Borg Crossan and the Jesus Seminar…
I am on the apocalyptic side rather than the Jesus Seminar side of that divide.
An interesting (and recent) CNN article…
Hi James McGrath,
I appreciate this because my view of conditional futurism indicates that all apocalyptic doom is conditional, which could possibly be cheerful for everybody : -)
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