Notes on Continuation: the “Jesus’ Wife” Saga and Parish Studies

In this post, I’m combining two posts into one, both having “continuation” as a theme.  It’s simply easier than posting twice.  So, if you like one topic but not the other, I ask for your patience.

Although it seems quite likely, at this point, that the fragment is a forgery (see my previous posts to some good, scholarly assessments), the saga continues.  The hype had been so intense initially, that a documentary has been delayed and now Dr. Karen King has agreed to allow testing on the fragment.  If you’re interested in this topic, please continue to follow it here:

http://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/gospel-of-jesus-wife-fragment.html

I’m impressed with the press this is getting and glad to see good, steady scholarship at work.

On another topic of continuation, we have the book The Orthodox Christian World, which I reviewed very briefly on this site and which we are now using in our adult education meetings on Wednesday evenings (first and third Wednesdays of he month @ Caribou Coffee).  Dr. Adam DeVille has offered a preliminary assessment here:

http://www.easternchristianbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-orthodox-christian-world-i.html

In full disclosure, I am mentioned (with overly kind words), but I highlight this book not to highlight my own chapter but rather because I think it will be of interest and enlightenment to us to follow Adam’s assessments as we choose and discuss chapters for our own edification and education.

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