ReligionProf Podcast Episode 9 with Anthony Le Donne

ReligionProf Podcast Episode 9 with Anthony Le Donne October 24, 2018

New Testament scholar Anthony Le Donne visited the campus of Butler University recently to make a guest appearance in my class on the historical Jesus, focusing on the question of whether Jesus was married. We also sat down to record an episode for the ReligionProf Podcast – and by the end of the usual time limit on an episode, we found we weren’t yet done, and so we recorded a second episode as well! You’ll have to wait until next week for that one, but I guarantee you that there is enough in each episode to provide sufficient food for thought to last you more than a week, even if it will also leave you eager for more.

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  • John MacDonald

    I really enjoyed learning from Dr. Le Donne on this week’s podcast. I wonder if perhaps his method of triangulating within a horizon of massive propaganda might be misused in cases such as Moses where, like Jesus, we have earlier and later sources, both canonical an non-canonical? Does this give us further insight into the use of Dr. Le Donne’s method with Jesus? After all, OT minimalists will go so far as to say Moses may have not existed? This is not to say it is a question as to whether Jesus existed, but rather can we gain insight about how historical reconstructions of him might result in false-positives?

    • This is a great question – how far away can we get from an individual and still be able to triangulate, or for that matter, know that we are not trying to triangulate on a mirage?