Serbian Academics Dupe Romanian Magazine

If scholarly publications in the English-speaking world can be duped (think the Sokal hoax) into publishing a spoof as a serious article, how much more, one might think, could this happen in Eastern Europe? Now we know, as a group of Serbian academics sokaled (if that isn't a word, it should be) a Romanian periodical. [Read More...]

Erwin Schrödinger Cat and Karen King’s Article

Karen King’s article on the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” for Harvard Theological Review is providing a real-life illustration of the famous thought experiment about Schrödinger’s cat. It seems that King’s HTR article exists in two superimposed states. In one reality inhabited by some bloggers, the article has been rejected. In another reality inhabited by other [Read More...]

Are Reports of the Death of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Greatly Exaggerated?

More and more people, including scholars, seem to be increasingly confident that the Coptic papyrus fragment referred to as the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is a modern forgery or fake. See for instance the blog post by Alin Suciu and Hugo Lundhaug. Craig Evans is among those saying that the Harvard Theological Review has decided not [Read More...]


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