Gospels and Other Ancient Texts in the Blogosphere

There have been several interesting posts related to the study of the Gospels in recent days.

Mike Kok blogged about the old form critical view of the Gospels as sui generis.

Tim Lewis mentioned an article by Kyle R. Hughes (available online) about the possibility that the Pericope Adulterae could be from the L source. That suggestion could fit nicely with Dennis MacDonald’s view of the Synoptic problem.

Mike Kok also drew attention to a new blog, Gospel Renegades. It features three Classicists blogging about the Gospel of Mark in particular.

Joshua Paul Smith continues blogging through his thesis on the Gospel of Luke.

Adela Yarbro Collins reflects on her career as a New Testament scholar.

Larry Behrendt begins to review Reza Aslan’s book about Jesus, Zealot.

Rick Sumner interacted with my own recent contribution to Pooh studies.

Joel Watts has begun blogging about Francis Watson’s recent book offering a canonical approach to the Gospels.

Also of interest:

Larry Hurtado blogged about a conference he attended on the subject of Scripture in early Christianity.

Tim Gombis continues exploring the possibility that Philemon and Onesimus were literally brothers.

Michael Homan mentioned the Galilee Prehistory Project.

Chris Heard blogged about idea-based learning.

The STEP online Bible was released.

AWOL shared lectures by André Lemaire.

Tony Burke continues to introduce presenters from the Christian apocrypha conference.

John Byron blogged about monks and Bedouin working to preserve manuscripts.

RJS discusses Adam and evolution.

Connor Wood asks (is this contrary or unrelated to other recent studies about a surge in liberal and progressive religiosity?) about mainline Protestantism dying. (See also Kim Fabricius’ funny reworkings of the Apostles’ Creed – including for liberals.)

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  • Mike Kok

    Thanks James for the link

  • x x

    I’m a reasonably well-informed amateur, but ‘the L source’ is a new one on me. Care to post about it?

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

      The source of Luke’s unique material.

      • x x

        Duh! That should have clicked with me. Thanks.

        • Kyle

          Thanks James and “x x” for the interest in my article. Regarding L, here’s a very quick intro blog post on it, with a couple references: http://taarcheia.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/in-laymans-terms-l/

          • http://jamesdowden.wordpress.com/ James Dowden

            Interesting article. I’ve put a few preliminary thoughts over on my blog, rather than infest a comment thread with excessively long comments.