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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Gives Commencement Lecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Photos)

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The Spectacle didn’t stop with Christian Rome

The spectacle remained a threat to burgeoning Christian movement until the time of Eusebius. The ancient Christian rigorists, Tertullian in de Spectaculis and Novatian in a work by the same name, condemned the Spectacle as unchristian, citing the pag...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 14, 2016

(Drafting…or drifting?) Galatians and the Arena

Yeah… I’m still working. Just a draft. The idea is that the death of Jesus is “scene” in the realm of human sacrifice, in tune with the arena and other political suicides. Are the spectacle and the arena of metaphors it employ...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 10, 2016

(Draft) Church Fathers (Part 1)… (Jesus’ Suicide in Galatians)

Same rules as these posts. Early Christian Interpretation of Galatians, Apostolic Fathers to Augustine While Galatians has become somewhat of a staple in theological interpretation since the Reformation, thanks in large part to Martin Luther’s anch...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jan 12, 2016

(Draft) Proposal for… (Jesus’ Suicide in Galatians)

As with yesterday, this is a draft. Constructive, polite, and wonderful comments only. Proposal This volume proposes to draw out a model not yet properly offered. I will attempt to present the death of Jesus not as one who was sacrificed unwillingly;...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jan 6, 2016

(Draft) Introduction to… (Jesus’ Suicide in Galatians)

I’m going to post bits and pieces of my dissertation drafts. Not all is post. If you feel the need to destroy things, don’t comment. If you have questions, I’ll do my best to answer them. If you have constructive criticisms that...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jan 5, 2016

Quick thoughts, before I forget, on Galatians 2.20 and παραδίδωμι

ζῶ δὲ οὐκέτι ἐγώ, ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ ⸂υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ⸃ τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παρα...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 25, 2015

How a Computerized Voice Got Into a Doctoral Vocal Program

This past week I’ve had the good fortune of getting to work with some of the most brilliant minds in vocal pedagogy, including Dr. Johan Sundberg, one of the world’s leading vocal research scientists. One of my favorite moments of the wee...
by Molly's Music Blog on Jun 9, 2015

Death Rituals (Douglas Davies, video)

I need to save this for later. And I want to share. Professor Douglas Davies, Department of Theology and Religion, discusses the development of rituals in crematoria, and woodland and natural burials. The post Death Rituals (Douglas Davies, video) ap...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 30, 2015

what if Jesus died for God’s honor?

I realize this thesis has never been proposed before so bear with me… In reading through what Jarvis Williams calls “martyrdom theology” I come across Eleazar of 2 Maccabees: Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man advanced in...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 6, 2015

Suicide – A Defence by Simon Critchley

The post Suicide – A Defence by Simon Critchley appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. My books are now available on Amazon. Praying in God's Theater, Meditations On the Book of Revelation, Mimetic Criticism and the Gospel of Mark: Introd...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 4, 2015

Moving to Martyrdom

thoughts, unedited. Many of my commentators are helping me so thank you.  Martyrdom Self-inflicted death is not the only sort of chosen death mentioned in Scripture. Likewise, there is the death chosen in lieu of violating God’s law or as a witnes...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 4, 2015

Samson

notes. not edited. notes.  In attempting to decide whether or not to place him and his self-inflicted death as a devotio, I examined his status before death (explained in chapter ____ below) as well as the intent. The story of Samson, I maintain, do...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 1, 2015

Judas

I’ve written about Judas before, a while ago. These are more notes, however. I think we give Judas a bum rap.  Notably, there is the suicide of Judas (in Matthew’s account, at least), which must be — because of the nature of the story in t...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 30, 2015

Eleazar Avaran

Not done. Just notes. And notes make good blog posts. As we will see below, the Maccabean books provides the early Christians with a great wealth of material for theological reflection as well as understanding the role of martyrdom. The first self-in...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 28, 2015

Suicide in Jewish and Roman Thought (brief working draft)

I am working through some academic things, dissertation and the what not, and for the next few weeks, I am working on all things voluntary death. This includes suicide. Before you go off and suggest suicide is a moral crime and start citing bible ver...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 14, 2015

Suicide in Jewish and Roman Thought (brief working draft)

I am working through some academic things, dissertation and the what not, and for the next few weeks, I am working on all things voluntary death. This includes suicide. Before you go off and suggest suicide is a moral crime and start citing bible ver...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 14, 2015

Some writers on Galatians 3.13 and the curse

I am doing some work on Galatians 3.13 in early Christian writers. I’ve included Philo and the Epistle of Barnabas in here as well for various reasons. They, like Paul, are interpreting Deuteronomy 21.22. The others are interpreting Paul. St. A...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2015

Some writers on Galatians 3.13 and the curse

I am doing some work on Galatians 3.13 in early Christian writers. I’ve included Philo and the Epistle of Barnabas in here as well for various reasons. They, like Paul, are interpreting Deuteronomy 21.22. The others are interpreting Paul. St. A...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2015

Timeline of Galatians from St. Irenaeus to St. Jerome

Sorry for this, but I want to put it out there for a few reasons. It helps me in working through this dissertation thing so I don’t have to keep notes scattered around I’m asking for your help in finding anyone I have missed. I am writing...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 17, 2015


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