Podcast about the New Testament and Christian Origins. Condensed comment from an academic perspective for everyone interested in historical approaches to the New Testament. By Mark Goodacre, Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University.
NT Pod 96 is a conversation with Dagmar Winter and Chris Keith about the use of criteria in Historical Jesus research. It was recorded "live" in April 2020 and this slightly edited version is 55 minutes long:
Featuring calls from Alicia Costello, CJ Schmidt, Michael Strickland, Hugo Mendez, Jacob Sparks, and Jose Corea, and chat questions from Kelly Victor, Fiona Thompson, Krista Fauria, Carl Tapps and Andrew Doole.
The topics covered were (in order):
Matthean Priority & Marcan Priority
John’s knowledge of the Synoptics
Acts 15 and Galatians 2
Patristic evidence for Matthean Priority
Resurrection accounts: differences between Paul and Mark
The Q hypothesis: how many of my students are persuaded by it?
TV drama and documentary: Jesus: His Life (History), The Passion (BBC, HBO)
Women & gender in early Christianity; Mary Magdalene
The walking, talking cross in the Gospel of Peter.
People mentioned: Ian Mills, Laura Robinson, Douglas Campbell, Ed Sanders, Mark Matson, Barbara Shellard, Alan Garrow, Morton Smith, Ken Olson, Frank Deasy, Nigel Stafford-Clark.
The lecture featured in this episode was originally part of a series of ten lectures entitled "Who Was Jesus?" delivered at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, in July 2016. I am grateful to the Biblical Archaeology Society for permission to rebroadcast it here.