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Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Results Are In for JSOR

Westar is having its Spring Meeting this weekend in Santa Rosa. When that wraps up I will work it out with Char to host a Jesus Seminar on the Road in Elizabethton.

The top choice in the poll I posted on the sidebar is
Competing Early Christian Voices.

Here is a description of a JSOR on that theme coming up in Michigan.

In the beginning, orthodoxy was but one of many diverse movements tracing their origins in some way to Jesus of Nazareth. Initially these groups used a Greek form of the Hebrew Bible as their scripture, but that collection proved inadequate to their needs. So they eventually reduced their new visions of faith to writing. Beginning in the fourth century, some self-proclaimed orthodox representatives selected certain religious texts to serve their communities, texts which, centuries later, would become “divinely inspired scripture.” Other texts, from movements competing with orthodoxy, they libeled as “heretical,” or “not genuine.”

The workshop will look at some of the so-called “heretical” texts and competing religious visions that survived from that early period, such as Thunder, Perfect Mind; The Gospel of Thomas; The Treatise on the Resurrection; The Gospel of Mary; The Aprocryphon of John; The Gospel of Judas; The Testimony of Truth; and The Apocalypse of Peter.

Keep it here for details!
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