Het tweede hoofdstuk van Gnosis in de Oudheid van prof.dr. Roelof van den Broek gaat over de overlevering van de gnostische literatuur. Voor kennis over de gnosis zijn we namelijk vrijwel geheel afhankelijk van literaire bronnen.
Verder lezen Roelof van den Broek over gnosis in de oudheid (2-3/6)
Volgens één van mijn docenten is de inleiding in de gnosis die het bovenstaande boek van prof.dr. Roelof van den Broek bevat, van uitstekende kwaliteit. Het lijkt mij daarom een goed idee om de visie van Van den Broek op de gnosis te bespreken.
Verder lezen Roelof van den Broek over gnosis in de oudheid (1/6)
On the website of the Christian Century, a mainline Protestant magazine, you can read an interesting article of James F. McGrath: ‘Fringe view. The world of Jesus mythicism.’ One quote as foretaste:
One of the poignant ironies about mythicism is its popularity among those who style themselves as freethinkers. Such individuals usually have no trouble criticizing apologists for young Earth creationism or other fringe viewpoints, spotting their weak arguments and taking them to task for rejecting mainstream science. Yet mythicists adopt many of the same weak modes of argumentation that they otherwise criticize.
Jesus mythicism serves as a cautionary tale. It is possible to think critically about a great many subjects and yet to shield one area from scrutiny. People tend to be selectively critical.
I would like to draw your attention to the lecture of dr. Johannes Magliano-Tromp about Reconstructing the First Century Synagogue, which he has published on his weblog:
Today I stumbled upon a nice project called Bibledex. “Bibledex is a project by the University of Nottingham’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies in conjunction with video journalist Brady Haran. The videos are by no means comprehensive – rather they’re a curious assortment of academic insights into what is probably the most famous collection of books in history. Brady, who is not a scholar, produces similar video projects about Chemistry and Physics. Filming with various biblical scholars and theological experts, he hopes the same “outsider’s perspective” comes across in Bibledex.”
Click here for the website Bibledex.com. Here follows one of the videos, the one on Matthew: