Category Archives: Quals

Identity Markers in 2nd-Century Christianity: The Acts of John

The Acts of John is different from the other documents I’m reading for this exam in some important ways. Most importantly, its obvious docetism sets it apart from other second-century Christian literature, an era from which few texts have survived, … Continue reading

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Identity Markers in 2nd-Century Christianity: The Apostolic Letters

The letters of Clement of Rome, Ignatius, and Polycarp

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Human Son of Man v. Apocalyptic Son of Man

In the Gospels Jesus uses the phrase “Son of Man” in both a present and a future sense. So, for example, in Matthew 8:20 he says, “Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere … Continue reading

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Son of Man part 1

One of the questions on one of my quals is going to be on the Son of Man issue. Basically, throughout the Gospels the phrase “Son of Man” keeps cropping up. Jesus is the only person who uses the phrase … Continue reading

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Bultmann!

  Since it’s the holidays and the library is closed until next week, I can only work on the books I actually own, so today it’s Rudolf Bultmann’s seminal¬†History of the Synoptic Tradition.¬†I’m using the 1963 edition translated by John … Continue reading

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