New Show 6/18/08! Dennis R. MacDonald!

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New Show 6/18/08! Dennis R. MacDonald!

This week, Dennis R. MacDonald will appear on the show to discuss some of his new projects and the historical Jesus, along with how the Gospel authors utilized Homeric epic as models for their construction of their narratives of Jesus.  He has written many books, including my personal favorites, The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark and Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?, both of which are excellent. (And you can purchase them using the link to our Amazon story to the left) Eye-wink

Tune in at 8pm EST in our stickam room to hear this compelling scholar discuss these books, Jesus, and more! 

Now is the time to ask any questions you have for Dennis here and the best of which will be asked on the show.

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What time's the taping?  If

What time's the taping?  If it's in the morning or early afternoon, I can join you.

 

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It has to be a live

It has to be a live recording, as he lives on the west coast.


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Here is an online article by

Here is an online article by Dennis on the allusion to Elpenor in the Odyssey to Eutychus in Luke-Acts: http://www.atheistalliance.org/jhc/articles/Mcdonald.htm

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Q: How did Dennis chose his focus?

From the article linked above: "If the story of Elpenor lies behind that of Eutychus, it would add support to those who suggest that Acts ought not be read as an historical record but as an historical novel." Is that why Dennis is interested in linking Homer and the New Testament - to show that the NT should be read as historical fiction rather than fact?