Presentation in NYC, August 10

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Here are some of the details of the lecture.

TitleSpoken by the Prophets: How Interpretation of Jewish Scripture Created the Character of Jesus.

Topic: Hawkins will discuss the conflict between historical Jesus scholarship versus the use of literary criticism and how a better, more probable explanation can be given for the existence of the legend of Jesus.  Offering a new interpretation of the Gospels, Hawkins will explain how the Gospels are not representations of a unique form of Greco-Judaic biography that came about sui generis; instead, the Gospels better express the genre of the Jewish Fiction novel. Hawkins will show this by presenting cases in the Gospel narratives where literary allusions take place not only between the Gospels and the Old Testament, but between the Gospels and Greco-Roman literature. The question of 'why' fictions were written, 'where' the character of Jesus fits in, and 'why' this genre strains the case for a historical Jesus will all be discussed.

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the "Twilight Zone" kicks

the "Twilight Zone" kicks the Bibles ass ....

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really wish i could be there

really wish i could be there but i'm already committed to seeing lori lipman brown down here in va on the 10th. 

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Kick some ass, Rook!  I

Kick some ass, Rook!  I know you'll be great.

 

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Good luck, Rook.  Hope you

Good luck, Rook.  Hope you get a crowd that is interested and can give you effective feedback.

"I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions."
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Sunday

Me & my wife will be there. Looking forward to it.

where will the event take

where will the event take place?

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great time

Hey Rook...we had a great time...interesting stuff. Thanks for coming to NYC dude...My burger was awesome too.

 

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Rich Woods wrote:Hey

Rich Woods wrote:

Hey Rook...we had a great time...interesting stuff. Thanks for coming to NYC dude...My burger was awesome too.

Glad you had a good time.  It was great meeting you both.  (I didn't like my burger)

Thanks again!

Rook

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Next time...

Damn, I actually was in New York at the time, too bad I didn't see this sooner.  Oh well, hope to catch you at the AAI Convention (I'll be the one with the 'Melbourne, Australia' badge),  --Mike