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Learning From Jesus’ Wife: What Does Forgery Have To Do With The Digital Humanities?, James F. Mcgrath Jun 2019

Learning From Jesus’ Wife: What Does Forgery Have To Do With The Digital Humanities?, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

McGrath’s chapter on the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife sets aside as settled the question of the papyrus’ authenticity, and explores instead what we can learn about the Digital Humanities and scholarly interaction in a digital era from the way the discussions and investigations of that work unfolded, and how issues that arose were handled. As news of purported new finds can spread around the globe instantaneously facilitated by current technology and social media, how can academics utilize similar technology to evaluate authenticity, but even more importantly, inform the broader public about the importance of provenance, and the need ...


The Enigma Of Jesus In The Gospel Of John, Daniel Reynaud Oct 2016

The Enigma Of Jesus In The Gospel Of John, Daniel Reynaud

Daniel Reynaud

The Jesus presented in John’s Gospel is mysterious and enigmatic. Frequently he makes ambiguous statements which are misunderstood, only becoming clear after certain incidents have occurred. The mysterious Jesus of this Gospel points consistently to a God who knows the future and foreshadows it in language which is enigmatic at the time of utterance, but becomes transparent once future events have come to pass. These statements act not as predictors of the future, but as reassurance for His followers that He can be trusted with the future.


Jesus And The Money Changers (John 2:13-16), James F. Mcgrath Apr 2016

Jesus And The Money Changers (John 2:13-16), James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

Dr. James F. McGrath's Contribution to Bible Odyssey, a Society of Biblical Literature initiative.


The Aggressive Exegesis Of Ann Coulter, A. Thornhill Oct 2015

The Aggressive Exegesis Of Ann Coulter, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


Anti-Social Media: Communal Transformation And The Barriers Of Technology, A. Thornhill Sep 2015

Anti-Social Media: Communal Transformation And The Barriers Of Technology, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

In light of the proliferation of social media consumption in the West and across the world, this paper considers the implications for communal participation and transformation, particularly for the Christian community. The paper argues that God intends for our formation as human beings in general, and as Christians in particular, to occur primarily in the context of interdependent relationships with others, and particularly within our faith family.


The Jewish Nature Of The First Century Church, Barry D. Fike Sep 2015

The Jewish Nature Of The First Century Church, Barry D. Fike

Barry D. Fike

“When men realized that the teaching of God was no heritage that one accepts passively but rather a heritage that has to be won, they began to see this relationship to the Bible as a religious obligation. It became a supreme commandment to “study”, to explore the Scriptures. To explore means to consider the Bible as a challenge rather than a gift…..The duty to “explore” requires further rethinking: each end becomes a new beginning and each solution a new problem…Once Today’s Church is fully aware of the vast importance of learning, it too will realize that it ...


The Impeccability And Humanity Of Jesus, A. Thornhill Apr 2015

The Impeccability And Humanity Of Jesus, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Rivers Of Paradise: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, And Muhammad As Religious Founders, David Freedman, Michael Mcclymond, Deborah Sommer Apr 2014

Book Review: The Rivers Of Paradise: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, And Muhammad As Religious Founders, David Freedman, Michael Mcclymond, Deborah Sommer

Deborah A. Sommer

In his introduction to Rivers of Paradise, David Noel Freedman explains how the book finds a guiding metaphor in a passage from Genesis (2:10–14) that relates how a river emerges from Eden and splits into four different rivers that flow to different parts of the world. He associates these five rivers with five “great personality religions of the world,” which are traditions “originating in and centering around the person, the life and experience, of a single individual—as it happens all of them men” (p. 2). These “founding fathers” are Moses, the Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad, in ...


Hermann Cohen And The Jewish Jesus, Robert Erlewine Dec 2013

Hermann Cohen And The Jewish Jesus, Robert Erlewine

Robert Erlewine

There is a distinguished German Protestant tradition that understands Jesus, that is, his thoughts and consciousness, as essentially Greek rather than Jewish. Included in this tradition are such luminaries as Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Adolf von Harnack. Hermann Cohen is not the first Jewish thinker to oppose this notion and insist upon Jesus’s Jewishness.1 However, his account of the Jewish Jesus, particularly as it is developed in his two major treatises on philosophy of religion, Der Begriff der Religion im System der Philosophie [The Concept of Religion in the System of Philosophy] and Religion of Reason Out ...


Christ's Wounds, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Jun 2013

Christ's Wounds, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 23, 2013: Zec 12:10-11,13:1; Ps 63; Gal 3:26-29; Lk 9:18-24.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Jesus: The Way Beyond Violence, Lawrence E. Frizzell Mar 2013

Jesus: The Way Beyond Violence, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for Passion Sunday, March 24, 2013: Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14-23:56.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Jesus As Servant And Teacher, Lawrence E. Frizzell Jan 2013

Jesus As Servant And Teacher, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Baptism of the Lord, January 13, 2013: Is 42:1-7; Ps 29; Acts 10:34-38; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Jesus As Servant And Teacher, Lawrence E. Frizzell Jan 2013

Jesus As Servant And Teacher, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Baptism of the Lord, January 13, 2013: Is 42:1-7; Ps 29; Acts 10:34-38; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell Dec 2012

Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Solemnity of the Mother of God, January 1, 2013: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


"Them" In John 19:16, Keith L. Yoder Dec 2012

"Them" In John 19:16, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

The Synoptic gospels Mark and Matthew both state that Pilate’s soldiers crucified Jesus. John 19:16, however, goes beyond Mark and Matthew by leading the reader to identify Jesus’ executioners as the Jews rather than the soldiers.


I Am The Light Of The World: An “I Am” Statement Of Jesus, David C. Taylor Jr Dec 2012

I Am The Light Of The World: An “I Am” Statement Of Jesus, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

The Gospel of John contains eight “I AM” statements of Jesus. “I AM” is the term God first used of Himself when speaking to Moses at the burning bush (Exodus 3:14). By using this statement, Jesus was aligning Himself with God. One specific use of the statement in John comes in chapter 8 verse 12. Jesus states that He is the light of the world. His claim showed and declared that He has come to take away darkness from the world and give them the light of life. The statement showed His power, and His Deity and His relationship ...


Jesus And The New Covenant, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Mar 2012

Jesus And The New Covenant, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle B liturgical readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 25, 2012: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Together Growing Fruitful Disciples: A Model For Discipleship (Co-Authored With Juvenal Balisasa), Kathleen Beagles Dec 2011

Together Growing Fruitful Disciples: A Model For Discipleship (Co-Authored With Juvenal Balisasa), Kathleen Beagles

Kathleen Beagles

No abstract provided.


The Resurrection Of Jesus And Spiritual (Trans)Formation, A. Thornhill Dec 2011

The Resurrection Of Jesus And Spiritual (Trans)Formation, A. Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

What does Paul envision as the basis for the spiritual (trans)formation of the believer? Several key passages in the Pauline epistles reveal that Paul envisions a vibrant connection between the resurrection of Jesus and the expected character qualities and behaviors of those who are in Christ. In examining this connection between resurrection and Christian maturation, three distinct, though interrelated, emphases may be identified: 1) identification with Jesus in his resurrection, 2) submission to the lordship of Jesus and the expectations of his kingdom, and 3) hope in the future resurrection of those who are “in Christ.” While these form ...


Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell Dec 2011

Gratitude And Expectations: To Jesus Through Mary, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle B liturgical readings for the Solemnity of the Mother of God, January 1, 2012: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Interpreting And Applying The Commandments, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Feb 2011

Interpreting And Applying The Commandments, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 13, 2011: Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Learning Lessons, Serving God And Others, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Jan 2011

Learning Lessons, Serving God And Others, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, January 16, 2011: Is 49:3-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate


Practical Spirituality In Isaiah 1:10-20, Paul Z. Gregor Dec 2010

Practical Spirituality In Isaiah 1:10-20, Paul Z. Gregor

Paul Z. Gregor

No abstract provided.


Healing And Reconciliation, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 2010

Healing And Reconciliation, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle A liturgical readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2010: Is 35:1-6, 10; Ps 146; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Study Of Ancient Scripture: A Modern Teaching Tool, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Oct 2010

Study Of Ancient Scripture: A Modern Teaching Tool, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 17, 2010: Ex 17:8-13, Ps 121, 2 Tim 3:14-4:2, Lk 18:1-8.

This article was previously published in The Catholic Advocate.


Review Of The Burial Of Jesus: History And Faith, By James F. Mcgrath, Brent A. R. Hege Jun 2010

Review Of The Burial Of Jesus: History And Faith, By James F. Mcgrath, Brent A. R. Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

Review of The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith, by James F. McGrath


Trials: Of Antigone And Jesus, William Robert Dec 2009

Trials: Of Antigone And Jesus, William Robert

William Robert

No abstract provided.


Judas Armed And Dangerous, Keith L. Yoder Dec 2009

Judas Armed And Dangerous, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

The portrayal of Judas in the arrest scene in the Gospel of John (Jn18:3) is surprisingly different from that in the Synoptics. Here Judas is presented as both leading the arrest party and bearing arms. John's version of Judas is thus negatively enhanced from that in Luke, which already moves away from Mark and Matthew.


Prologue As Legitimation: Christological Controversy And The Interpretation Of John 1:1-18, James F. Mcgrath Sep 2009

Prologue As Legitimation: Christological Controversy And The Interpretation Of John 1:1-18, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

Recent scholarship on the Fourth Gospel has suggested that this document was produced by a Christian community which was involved in an intense conflict with a local synagogue, the focus of which was christology. This study attempts to relate the Johannine prologue to this context, using Berger and Luckmann's model of legitimation . John's christological portrait of Jesus in the prologue is best understood in terms of the author's use of traditions and imagery which were authoritative to both him and his opponents, in order to defend the legitimacy of his and his community's beliefs. By looking ...


Review Of Barbara Thiering, "Jesus Of The Apocalypse. The Life Of Jesus After The Crucifixion”, James F. Mcgrath Sep 2009

Review Of Barbara Thiering, "Jesus Of The Apocalypse. The Life Of Jesus After The Crucifixion”, James F. Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

James McGrath's review of Barbara Thiering "Jesus of the Apocalypse. The Life of Jesus after the Crucixion."