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ArchaeologyChristian OriginsEarly ChristianityGospelsGreco-RomanNew TestamentRoman Empire
October 11, 2021

“Roman” Soldiers in Pre-War Palestine? The Local Supply of Soldiers in New Testament Times

Thanks in large part to Jesus-movies and swords-and-sandals cinematic epics (e.g., Ben-Hur, Masada, Spartacus), there is a widespread perception that distinctively Roman soldiers infested Palestine during the…
Academic IssuesEthicsModern IssuesSexual Abusers
October 3, 2021

The Ethics of Citation: Sexual Abusers in Biblical Studies

The Ethics of Citation: Sexual Abusers in Biblical StudiesOn September 24, 2021, a panel of biblical scholars, Dr. Meredith Warren, Dr. Stephen Young, Emily Schmidt (MTS), and…
Apostle PaulChristian OriginsEarly ChristianityGreco-RomanHistorical PaulNew Testament
October 1, 2021

Who Founded the Churches in Galatia? An Unpopular Opinion

The Epistle to the Galatians is one of the most emotionally intense Pauline letters in the New Testament, rivaled perhaps only by parts of 2 Corinthians. The…
Apostle PaulChristian OriginsEarly ChristianityHistorical PaulNew Testament
September 20, 2021

The Historical Paul: The Paul of History or Faith?

   Dr. Cavan Concannon, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California For more on Dr. Concannon, go to his personal website: http://www.cavanconcannon.com
Christian OriginsEarly ChristianityGospelsGreco-RomanLivestream EventNew Testament
September 19, 2021

Live stream Event with Robyn Walsh (Recording)

Live Stream Event, Sept. 17 Did you miss our live stream event with Dr. Robyn Walsh this past Friday (Sept. 17th)? Don't worry, we've got the recording…
Academic IssuesChristian OriginsEarly ChristianityMethodologyModern IssuesNew TestamentReligious Studies
September 15, 2021

The Signal-Man

There was always something decidedly Dickensian about J.Z. Smith. I did not know the man, so I am not referring to any perceived eccentricities. I have no…