Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bauckham-Ireneaus on the age of Jesus

I am almost finished with Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.  With the holiday weekend activities coming on (Labor Day in the USA), I do not quite feel up to summing it all up yet.  So today’s post is a … Continue reading

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Bauckham-an eyewitness author of John

When you google Richard Bauckham and the Beloved Disciple you see that Bauckham has written a book about the Beloved Disciple and some articles. I think the book is made up of a bunch of articles pulled together. So he … Continue reading

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Bauckham-memory and anecdotes

I am reading through Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eye Witnesses. He has a long chapter about memory. His position is that the gospels are much more based on eyewitness testimony than critics have credited. They are not anonymous documents … Continue reading

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Bauckham-oral performance and my speculation about Joanna

Richard Bauckham, in Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, has three chapters about the oral transmission of the stories about the words and ministry of Jesus. He outlines three approaches to this. First and most common even today is the form critical … Continue reading

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Atheists misunderstanding faith

Here is a link to a book review at Slate.  The review is of Nick Spencer’s Atheists:The Origin of the Species.  The “species” of the title is atheists.  The book is a kind of history of atheism.  And the review … Continue reading

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Bauckham-Papias on Mark, Matthew (and John)

I am reading and reacting to Rickard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. Bauckham has argued that eyewitnesses like Peter stand behind the New Testament gospels and give us some assurance of their reliability. He has impressively argued that Mark’s gospel … Continue reading

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Bauckham-protective anonymity

I continue my August reading project.  I am writing about Richard Bauckham’s book, Jesus and the Eyewitness. There are some odd things about Mark’s story of Jesus’ passion.  These include several anonymous people.  Bauckham has argued that the named and … Continue reading

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