Around St. Patrick’s Blogosphere

Around St. Patrick’s Blogosphere March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For the occasion, Irenic Thoughts has pointed out that the text of Patrick’s Confession is available online. Indigenous Stranger has a version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate.

3 Quarks Daily points to a New York Times article that is relevant to some of us New Testament scholars, since it is (more or less) about why some of the best parables would also have been the hardest to remember.

There’s a new book available for pre-order on Amazon: Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn for His 70th Birthday (Library of New Testament Studies). It will feature, among other things, a chapter by me on oral tradition, the Gospels and the historical Jesus. Stephen Carlson mentions another forthcoming book, on Q.

RJS at Jesus Creed has been reading Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives by Peter Bouteneff. After sharing some snippets from and details about the book, the question is posed starkly: “If we allow scripture to teach us how to view scripture isn’t the obvious conclusion that much of the modern evangelical approach to the Bible is dead wrong?”

Vridar has been doing a series on the Testimonium Flavianum, the passage in our extant manuscripts of Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews that mentions Jesus.

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