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Burton L. Mack, in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 207, says the letters attributed to Peter and Jude have been described together as the catholic epistles (from katholikos, general), because they are addressed to Christians in general, not to a particular congregation. Mack also says they can be discussed together (and with 1 Peter) as ‘Petrine’ ...


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As defined by Wikipedia, Atonement (in the Christian sense) refers to the forgiving or pardoning of sin in general and original sin in particular through the death and resurrection of Jesus, enabling the reconciliation between God and his creation. This concept of atonement is at the heart of modern Christian theology. Both GThomas and the hypothetical 'Q' ...


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The Beloved Disciple as an eyewitness John's Gospel says that the Beloved Disciple was an eyewitness to the mission of Jesus, so the most direct evidence that the Beloved Disciple was not this Gospel's author would be that the Fourth Gospel could not have been written by an eyewitness, or even based on the testimony of an eyewitness. In fact, Raymond E. ...


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Leon Kass' statements that "the second story is not just a magnified version of the human portions of the first", that "it is utterly distinct and independent", and that "we must scrupulously avoid reading into the second story any facts or notions taken from the first, and vice versa" are quite foolhardy. For if Kass would apply the same rules to ...



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