The Pokey Finger of God

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Second and Third Derivations

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Second and Third Derivations · christianity, history

Since discovery of PRF Brown’s site[1], I have burned a good many hours both reading and thinking. It’s clear that the “Eusebian Fiction Postulate”[2] has forced me to re-examine what I thought I understood about early church history. I have been relatively pleased, so far, to find that it seems to make more sense, given […]

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The Culture Under the Veneer

September 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Culture Under the Veneer · christianity, culture, history, media

Early Christianity and Greek Paideia by Werner Jaeger As my friend Steve Wallace would say as the ultimate compliment for any book, “It’s a thin book.” He felt that most books were unnecessarily thick, as if each author enjoyed reading their own words more than simply making a point. Thin books had to get to […]

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