50 Ways to Leave Jesus’ Wife

The title is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that Peter Kirby had a round-up of 50 blogs abuzz about the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife fragment. I’m grateful that my previous round-up was one of the ones he chose to include.

Among recent scholarly posts, see those by Brice JonesApril DeConick, Christian Askeland, Larry Hurtado, Mark Goodacre, Jim Davila, Anthony LeDonne, and Francis Watson (hosted by Mark Goodacre). And of course, still see the articles in the recent issue of Harvard Theological Review.

The Huffington Post has an article, as does Science 2.0 and Archaeological News Tumblr. See also the posts by the following additional bloggers: Mike Bird, Chris KeithGordon Hudson, Hemant Mehta, and J. K. Doyle.

See also this post on Jesus’ homelessness, which is only related because it adds to the range of things that might have followed after Jesus said “My wife…”

  • arcseconds

    There seems to be a certain amount of self-referential round-up explosion here: your post is a round-up that points to a roundup that points to your previous roundup, and you also link to your previous round-up, and Mark Goodacre’s post is also a round-up which points to your round-up…

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      I have not found the time to do more than link to others, for the most part, and there are a couple of others who have done likewise. But most of the scholarly bloggers who have linked elsewhere have also commented on what they have linked to.

      In other words, my own round-ups have been pretty disappointing (except, I hope, for the titles). But others in general have been much less so, I think.

      • arcseconds

        I’m not complaining, it’s just a whimsical observation… I’m kind of picturing a scenario where ’50 posts about exciting topic X’ is just a node in a complete graph of round-ups with no actual content anywhere :-)

        I will admit to a bemused eye-roll as the first link I clicked on was Goodacre’s round-up.

        I’m a bit disappointed the others seem to have actual content :)

        Brice Jones’s post is interesting. I kind of feel there’s something somewhat embarrassing about the whole phenomenon myself.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

          It might also be fun to do a BuzzFeed version and figure out what gifs could go along with links to the 50 blog posts…


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