Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions Conference

Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions Conference August 6, 2015

Tony Burke mentioned that the website for the upcoming York Christian Apocrypha Symposium has been updated. Click through for details about the papers that I and other presenters – who include Bart Ehrman, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Mark Goodacre, Carrie Schroeder, and Stanley Porter – will be giving.

The title of my paper is: “Slow Scholarship: Do Bloggers Rush in Where Jesus’ Wife Would Fear To Tread?” Click through for an abstract.


York Christian Apocrypha Symposium

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  • Ian

    Interesting, it looks like it will be a fascinating symposium.

    The mention of Ehrman’s book on forgery made me wonder what sense of continuity / discontinuity there is in academic work on early Christian writings. Is there a sense that much of the canonical NT is just a form of ‘early apocrypha’. Or is there a distinction in the ways and forums in which NT and apocryphal texts are discussed?

    • Academics using a secular approach try to ignore any divide between the NT and subsequent texts. In practice, however, many of us have ended up more familiar with the NT texts than the others, and that influences us in more ways than we are probably aware of.