Another feature in gospel studies that is often raised is the idea that the authors who are associated with the gospels did not really write the gospels that they are associated with. The claim is …Continue Reading
With No Scripture in Place, What Controlled Doctrine in the 1st Century?
Another statement that comes up in the alternative Christianity model is “we don’t have a functioning New Testament till the mid-2nd century or late-2nd century at the earliest.” That claim is actually true. By that …Continue Reading
On Quirinius’ Census
Another good historical problem Dr. Ehrman raises is the issue of Quirinius’ census. Quirinius is the governor who is associated with the change-over from Archaleus being removed as the ruler of Judaea to the appointment …Continue Reading
The Issue of Oral Tradition
Another key topic that comes up in relation to the gospels is the issue of oral tradition. Dr. Ehrman’s “Jesus, Interrupted” portrays oral tradition as someone told someone a story about Jesus, who told the …Continue Reading
Disagreements Over Jesus and Christology in the Early Church
Another element that Dr. Ehrman brings up is the idea of whether an exalted picture of Jesus existed in the 1st century. The claim is that the Nicene Creeds and other creeds that elevate Jesus …Continue Reading
Are the Differences between the Gospels Necessarily Contradictions?
Weren’t There Just Varieties and Alternatives of Early Christianity with No Real Orthodoxy?
On the Chronology of Jesus’ Last Week
Gnostic Christianity – one of the major alternative Christian movements of the 2nd Century – claims to have a presence in the 1st Century. But there are major historical problems in trying to trace it …Continue Reading