Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Senate is expected to take up debate today. DFL leaders say they have the votes to pass it, and Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign it.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Of course, this is all fantasy -- both the modern assertion of persecution and the invocation of the ancient world. Christians are not being "persecuted" today for their beliefs, and the Romans actually didn't systematically persecute Christians very much -- least of all for their beliefs.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I also mentioned that I read Ehrman's monograph in part because it intersects with my own work on the ancient novels: in brief, I'm studying the intersection of deception and narrative story-telling within the Greek and Roman novels of later antiquity, and it is here that I found a minor quibble in Ehrman's concluding chapter.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
If you then decided, through genuine curiosity that you might later label unfortunate folly, to look into who this scholar is, you no doubt discovered his website, where he not only criticizes any published account that differs from the view presented in his book, but also responds to virtually every published review of it. Most scholars do not do this; if they have a beef with a given review or article, they submit a rebuttal to the publication in question, which will then publish it if warranted. Sometimes there are even rejoinders to said rebuttals, and so on. But in fact, it appears Gagnon has not been involved in any scholarly publication in a number of years, unless his online CV is in need of serious updating.