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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New from JBM

The Guild of Biblical Minimalists journal, Journal of Biblical Minimalism, has a review of John Carroll, The Existential Jesus (2007) now available. The review is by Antonius (Fat Nancy) Mokbel and contains language rarely used in book reviews. Most memorably that involving a thumb and a bath.

4 Comments:

Blogger Fred Herman Anderson said...

I get the distinct impression that Fat Nancy does not like this book. :-)

October 21, 2008

 
Blogger Geoff Hudson said...

Never mind about listening, widely read literalist biblical scholars talk thus.

October 21, 2008

 
Anonymous steph said...

could you be more explicit James? :-)

October 21, 2008

 
Blogger Geoff Hudson said...

These days they use cameras - no need to resort to the extreme form of Australian yoga from down under.

The imagery is one that should stick in relation to literalistic biblical scholars who are well read and experts in languages.

My old literalistic IVF commentary illustrates very well an attempt to explain the death of Agrippa I. This was using a camera that go through a worm hole in time. About "he was eaten by worms" (Acts 12:23), the commentator wrote: "a medical colleague diagnoses his malady as a hydatid cyst." Ouch!

October 22, 2008

 

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