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Slow Scholarship: Do Bloggers Rush In Where Jesus’ Wife Would Fear To Tread?, James F. Mcgrath Oct 2018

Slow Scholarship: Do Bloggers Rush In Where Jesus’ Wife Would Fear To Tread?, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

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How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath Jul 2016

How Jesus Became God: One Scholar’S View, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

Dr. James McGrath's brief analysis of early Christology. Originally presented as a seminar paper at the University of Michigan, March 19, 2015.


Two Powers’ And Early Jewish And Christian Monotheism, James F. Mcgrath, Jerry Truex Mar 2010

Two Powers’ And Early Jewish And Christian Monotheism, James F. Mcgrath, Jerry Truex

James F. McGrath

Our understanding of early Judaism and its relationship to Christianity has been significantly advanced by Alan Segal’s formative work on the two powers heresy. This work demonstrated that belief in two heavenly powers was considered an intolerable heresy by the rabbis and that Christians were among those indicted. Furthermore, Segal argued that the two powers debate could be traced back to the first century, as evidenced by certain christological passages of the NT4 and by Philo's writings.


The Desert Of The Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard In The Matrix Films And Popular Culture, James F. Mcgrath Dec 2009

The Desert Of The Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard In The Matrix Films And Popular Culture, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

The movie The Matrix and its sequels draw explicitly on imagery from a number of sources, including in particular Buddhism, Christianity, and the writings of Jean Baudrillard. A perspective is offered on the perennial philosophical question ‘What is real?’, using language and symbols drawn from three seemingly incompatible world views. In doing so, these movies provide us with an insight into the way popular culture makes eclectic use of various streams of thought to fashion a new reality that is not unrelated to, and yet is nonetheless distinct from, its religious and philosophical undercurrents and underpinnings.


Review Of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming The Dead Sea Scrolls. The History Of Judaism, The Background Of Christianity, The Lost Library Of Qumran", James F. Mcgrath Sep 2009

Review Of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming The Dead Sea Scrolls. The History Of Judaism, The Background Of Christianity, The Lost Library Of Qumran", James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's review of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls. The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, The Lost Library of Qumran"


Review Of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming The Dead Sea Scrolls. The History Of Judaism, The Background Of Christianity, The Lost Library Of Qumran", James F. Mcgrath Sep 2009

Review Of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming The Dead Sea Scrolls. The History Of Judaism, The Background Of Christianity, The Lost Library Of Qumran", James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's review of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls. The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, The Lost Library of Qumran"


A Rebellious Son? Hugo Odeberg And The Interpretation Of John 5.18, James F. Mcgrath Feb 2009

A Rebellious Son? Hugo Odeberg And The Interpretation Of John 5.18, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

A solution to the difficult question of how to interpret John 5.18 appeared to have been provided with the publication of Hugo Odeberg's monumental work, The Fourth Gospel, published in 1929. Odeberg cited a rabbinic expression which characterized a rebellious son as one who 'makes himself equal with his father, and thus suggested that 'the Jews' are here making a similar accusation: they regard Jesus as rebelling against the divine authority. Subsequent scholarship for a long time cited Odeberg as a definitive demonstration of the background and meaning of John 5.18, and thus of the entire passage.


Conflicting Visions Of The Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard In The Matrix Films And Popular Culture, James Mcgrath Dec 2003

Conflicting Visions Of The Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard In The Matrix Films And Popular Culture, James Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's contribution to the proceedings of the first global conference of the Cyberworlds, Virtual Reality project, which took place from Monday 11 August - Wednesday 13 August 2003, in Prague, as part of the At the Interface conference series.