Monthly Archives: March 2008

Reflections on Teaching Gnosticism V: Blade Runner

For our penultimate class in Gnosticism we took a bit of a break and watched Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2008). For those in-the-know, Blade Runner is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of … Continue reading

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The Apocryphal Jesus on Film

I have been trying to catch up on some news items I’ve been sitting on for a while. I’ll begin with some information on three apocrypha-related films. The first is “The Messiah,” an Iranian movie that looks at the life … Continue reading

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The Christ Files

“The Christ Files,” a four-part documentary on the Historical Jesus to air in the Australia beginning March 21, begins with an episode titled “Gnostics and Romans.” A 2-disc DVD will be released on the same day. The documentary is based … Continue reading

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The Contributions of the Christian Apocrypha to the Study of the Historical Jesus

As mentioned in my previous post, the Wedgewood Baptist Church have sent me some questions to answer regarding the Christian Apocrypha. Here is another one (and I'd be interested to see what other scholars think of the question): Could you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Teaching Gnosticism IV: The Gospel of Thomas

This week's Gnosticism lecture focused on the so-called School of Thomas. Our discussion looked at evidence for dating the text (whether early or late) and the implications this has for its study. As a way to present some of this … Continue reading

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Panel on Secret Mark

Chris Zeichmann over at Thoughts on Antiquity (HERE) has posted a summary of a panel discussion of Secret Mark that took place at Claremont Graduate School last week (February 28). Among the panelists were Marvin Meyer, John Dart, Birger Pearson, … Continue reading

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