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The Protest is Over

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Robert Atwood replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion The Witch of Endor and Luke's Chasm
"Frank wrote: Is the Witch of Endor one of those “Jewish myths” that Paul referenced in Titus 1:14, or did it really happen as written?  If you think it did, where do you come down on the unbridgeable chasm mentioned in…"
30 minutes ago
Lawrence F. Vincent commented on Tyrone Flanagan's blog post The daring life and faith of Miriam eesha Joseph
"Hi Tyrone. You wrote: The belief in the perpetual virginity of Mary is, I believe, one of the many myths that have grown up around her that distort her life. It is NO myth brother and the cause for all confusions and controversies lies in the…"
2 hours ago
Addai replied to Frank P. Spinella Jr.'s discussion The Witch of Endor and Luke's Chasm
"Yes there has been some differences of Christian opinion on the issue. I don't see it as a Jewish myth.   I would list notions like "the Serpent Seed" doctrine, and some proto Kabbalistic notions, maybe even some things…"
19 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
""There is something odd about the global warming debate — or the climate change debate, as we are now expected to call it, since global warming has for the time being come to a halt. I have never shied away from controversy, nor —…"
20 hours ago
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"Yes I've been doing my reading on stuff like that last night.   Actually t seems lots of folks try use the Ridge to justify globally warming.   i.e. One researcher melted most of the polar ice cap in his simulation and got…"
21 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Context
"One of the words that my mind was trying to locate in the previous post when I was discussing the characteristics of conservative Christianity was "resentment" in Nietzsche's sense."
23 hours ago
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Context
"I think a good answer to your question runs beyond my current historical understanding of the situations you mention.  I have some notion of the intellectual climate in Alexandria, but my knowledge of the climate in Antioch is sketchy at…"
23 hours ago
Frank P. Spinella Jr. posted a discussion

The Witch of Endor and Luke's Chasm

Did the story recounted in 1 Sam. 28 really happen?  Wherever you come down on this, you’re going to be in good company.  Smelik, “The Witch of Endor: I Samuel 28 in Rabbinic and Christian Exegesis Till 800 A.D,” Vigiliae Christianae, Vol.33 No. 2 (Jun., 1979), has done the survey:  Justin Martyr, Origen, Ambrose, and Augustine, among others, argued that Samuel did appear to Saul, while Tertullian, Eustathius of Antioch, Ephrem, Gregory of Nyssa, Evagrius Ponticus, Jerome, and Ambrosiaster,…See More
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Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Context
"In the early centuries of the Christian era, Alexandria became a hotbed of allegorical interpretation of Scripture, as Philo’s earlier musings were taken to heart and built upon by Clement, Origen and others.  The literalist…"
yesterday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"Given that the Ridiculously resilient ridge seems to be playing a large evidential role in debunking global warming, I thought this video might be useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nzwJg4Ebzo#t=34 It indicates that one effect of arctic…"
yesterday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"Lord Nigel lawson lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0QTkYjwtFA"
yesterday
Addai commented on Tyrone Flanagan's blog post Where Does Jesus Live? (Not where you might think)
"I liked your article a lot.   A good editorial for the Church at large.    Not a lot to add.  I do relate a lot of this kind of thing to the parable about the wine skins.  "
yesterday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"I would also add another point that I forgot Back when I was an psych under grad taking experimental design class.   The instructor mentioned the early psych research where researchers actually were trying to study Fruedian…"
Saturday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"Addai, there are no persons "like" me, only me.   "
Saturday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"On the issue of Anthropogenic Global warming there is plenty of reason to be against it. 1) The Social Construction elements are a good one.      People like to use "follow the money" only when talking about…"
Saturday
Robert Atwood replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Context
"Hi Frank, Thank you for calling me on my bold assertions.  Too often I find myself in the role of Stormcrow Láthspell.  My own framework is similar to something written by John Lukacs: Religious history, especially in our democratic…"
Saturday
Addai replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"To clarify the self confirming process that was aimed at the original notion of the Ridiculously resilient ridge that might be "the hand of God". so to speak. But one caveat, I believe that is part of human nature, "the human…"
Saturday
Frank P. Spinella Jr. replied to Robert Atwood's discussion Context
"Robert, what particular "theological framework" today "ignore[s] things that are plainly said in the ordinary language of the Scriptures?"  (I suspect that "ignore" wasn't quite what you meant, so much as…"
Saturday
Tyrone Flanagan replied to Addai's discussion Rabbi Cahn, "The Harbinger"
"Dear Addai,  Both posts are listed on the home page of theologica in the left margins.  Theologica uses the internet explorer browser, and both of these are recent posts.  Tyrone Flanagan"
Friday
Robert Atwood replied to Addai's discussion The Weather and God's Approval?
"Addai, I fear I have been too grumpy with you recently.  The reason does not lie with you. A number of years ago I was working with a group that was endeavoring to help religious refugees from the Soviet Union,  One evening I received a…"
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The Witch of Endor and Luke's Chasm

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 30 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Did the story recounted in 1 Sam. 28 really happen?  Wherever you come down on this, you’re going to be in good company.  Smelik, “The Witch of Endor: I Samuel 28 in Rabbinic and Christian Exegesis…Continue

The Weather and God's Approval?

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai 20 hours ago. 40 Replies

In the OT there are a number of passages and situations where God withholds rain from countries and causes droughts and famines especially to show his disapproval toward those nations sin and…Continue

Context

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood 23 hours ago. 7 Replies

I sometimes think that when I write about “context” not everyone is on the same page.  In ordinary language a given knowledge-ascribing sentence can express different propositions in different…Continue

Rabbi Cahn, "The Harbinger"

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Tyrone Flanagan on Friday. 17 Replies

I'm a little loathe to bring up apocalyptic writers and such.    We've probably all seen our fair share of Hal Lindsey's come up to the plate, strike out, only to continue writing books and making…Continue

Paul's authority

Started by Jim Zeirke in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood on Wednesday. 26 Replies

I've been thinking about this issue for the last few days:  Do we assign the same authority to Paul's letters that we do to Jesus' words in the Gospels?  Specifically, Jesus instituted several…Continue

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Thought for the Day

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Nov 17. 2 Replies

 [Emil] Cioran ... intensifies the Sartrean theme that ‘hell is other people’ by rendering it into a virtue: he asserts that ‘we are here to make each other wretched, and that to rebel against this…Continue

Luke's Historical Research and the Inerrancy Hypothesis

Started by Frank P. Spinella Jr. in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Nov 16. 19 Replies

The prologue to Luke's gospel refers, in Luke 1:3, to his "investigating everything carefully from the very first" (NRSV).  The oral and written accounts of decades-old events that he gathered before…Continue

Crusader Kings 2

Started by Addai in Theology (General). Last reply by Addai Nov 13. 1 Reply

I've had a lot of fun playing this PC game the past year or so and would recommend it to anyone that likes strategy games or even "role playing games and for anyone interested there's a review link…Continue

Puzzled about Paul

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Nov 13. 33 Replies

I am afraid that I have been around academic theology so long that the notion that there is a definite cleavage between the teaching of Paul and Jesus seems to be my own de facto view.  It is,…Continue

'Tis only a scratch

Started by Robert Atwood in Theology (General). Last reply by Robert Atwood Nov 8. 2 Replies

While researching another subject I am working on (2nd Temple Judaism) I came across an interesting claim that the factor by which scholars currently judge whether a document among the Dead Sea…Continue

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