Monday, November 26, 2007

Christian Origins SBL Bauckham Thread

The strange thing about e-lists is that they can lie dormant for months and then spring into life quite unexpectedly. The Christian Origins e-list is a case in point. It has been buzzing for the last 48 hours with a fascinating discussion of the Synoptic Gospels section which reviewed Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses at the SBL Annual Meeting last week. On one level, I am gratified that a session I organized has resulted in such an interesting discussion. On another level, it is difficult to know quite what to make of some of the comments in the thread, so I encourage you to read it, and perhaps contribute too. The discussion features several of the participants on the panel including James Crossley and John Kloppenborg, and Jeff Peterson, who was presiding. Begin with Crossley's message, What is to be done? and follow the thread from there.

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