Category Archives: Anti-CA Apologetic

Burridge Reviews “Jesus Tried and True”

The latest Review of Biblical Literature features a review of Jesus Tried and True: Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus (Wipf & Stock, 2013) by H.H. Drake Williams III (read the review HERE). Drake’s book … Continue reading

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Simon Gathercole on the Differences Between Canonical and Noncanonical Gospels

Steve Walton, administrator of the Acts and More blog, provides a summary of Simon Gathercole’s plenary paper from the British New Testament Conference (Sept. 4-6, 2014): “Jesus, the Apostolic Gospel and the Gospels.” I can’t say much about the paper … Continue reading

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Secret Scriptures Revealed: Thoughts on Writing for Non-Specialists, Part 4

The final chapter of SSR is titled “Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation about the Christian Apocrypha.” It is a distillation of my previous work on the conflict between liberal scholarship on the Christian Apocrypha and its apologetic critics, a conflict occasioned … Continue reading

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The Ehrman Project

Those interested in the work of Bart Ehrman (either supporters or detractors) may find interesting a new site called The Ehrman Project. The site describes itself as: As a scholar, professor, and author, Dr. Bart Ehrman has undeniable influence over … Continue reading

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Why I Study the Christian Apocrypha

I have been working recently on an introduction to a book on the Christian Apocrypha aimed at a popular audience. The introduction contains a short autobiographical section on what attracted me to study the Christian Apocrypha. I thought it might … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Forgotten Scriptures

Acadia Divinity College's Lee Martin MacDonald, author of The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority (1995; 2nd ed. Hendrickson, 2007) and co-editor of The Canon Debate (Hendrickson 2002), has recently released Forgotten Scriptures: The Selection and Rejection of Early … Continue reading

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On “The Heresy of Orthodoxy,” Part Four

In this final post of my critique of Andreas J. Köstenberger’s and Michael J. Kruger’s The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped our Understanding of Early Christianity (Wheaton, ILL: Crossway, 2010) I focus on K&K’s … Continue reading

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On “The Heresy of Orthodoxy,” Part Three

I resume my critique of the Andreas J. Köstenberger’s and Michael J. Kruger’s The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped our Understanding of Early Christianity (Wheaton, ILL: Crossway, 2010) with the final chapter of the … Continue reading

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On “The Heresy of Orthodoxy,” Part Two

This is the second in a series of posts on Andreas J. Köstenberger’s and Michael J. Kruger’s recent book, The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped our Understanding of Early Christianity (Wheaton, ILL: Crossway, 2010). … Continue reading

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On “The Heresy of Orthodoxy”, Part One

This is the first in a series of posts on Andreas J. Köstenberger's and Michael J. Kruger’s recent book, The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped our Understanding of Early Christianity (Wheaton, ILL: Crossway, 2010). … Continue reading

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More Anti-CA Apologetic from Darrell Bock?

Darrell Bock, author of The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the truth Behind Alternative Christianities (2006), has a new book out this month entitled Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News (you can read the promotional blurb HERE). … Continue reading

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Full Article on “Heresy Hunting” Published in SR

The short article I wrote for the JBL Forum a few years ago entitled "Heresy Hunting in the New Millennium" (read it HERE and some reactions and discussion HERE) has now appeared in its original longer form in the latest … Continue reading

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Yet Another “Heresy Hunting” Response

The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature begins tomorrow and I have been so busy working on my presentation on the Syriac tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas that I have neglected the ongoing discussion of … Continue reading

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New Responses to Heresy Hunting

There are an additional three more blog postings relating to my Heresy Hunting article to bring to your attention: Rob Bowman’s response to my last post on Women in the Gospel of Thomas, Darrell L. Bock’s response to the original … Continue reading

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Women in the Gospel of Thomas (a response to Rob Bowman)

Rob Bowman has posted another response to my Heresy Hunting in the New Millennium article, this time focusing on the apparent “misogyny” of Gos. Thom. 114. Just to recap the discussion, I stated previously that assessments of the logion as … Continue reading

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