extracanonical love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being outside of the canon of Scripture: referring usually to books not included in the present canon or list of sacred books, but contemporaneous with them.


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  • The discussion that has been sparked off in the blogosphere focuses on many interesting topics including oral vs. written transmission, the historical Jesus, form criticism, and extracanonical early Christian literature.

    DeConick Discussion

  • The argument about Jesus being buried in a trench grave mentions an extracanonical Gospel, but is based primarily on the evidence for burial in a tomb normally having been something for the wealthy and the honored.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • The extracanonical portrait of James fasting and anticipating seeing Jesus after the crucifixion also needs to be considered.

    Review of Did The Resurrection Happen? A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew

  • But the texts both canonical and extracanonical that he discusses are key ones, and the interpretative possibilities he raises are interesting and provocative.

    Review of Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the God of Israel

  • If we don't distinguish between earlier and later, then why should we not trust the extracanonical Gospels and Acts from significantly later?

    Self-Critical Faith

  • Bartlett, DeConick undertook experiments to assess the ability of student volunteers to retain an extracanonical saying, parable and miracle story in four different situations: oral to oral, oral to written, written to oral, and written to written.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • By the time we reach the era of the extracanonical acts of the apostles and martyrs, Jesus is himself referred to as "the only true God", showing evidence of yet another Christological option that was explored by the early Church, that form of modalism that regarded God the Father as the very same "person" that became incarnate, regarding Jesus and the Father as simply "modes" of existence of the same single God.

    Jesus the Mystic in the Gospel of John

  • At The Golden Rule there was a response about the irrelevance of distinctions such as orthodoxy and heresy, canonical and extracanonical, when it comes to historical study.

    Biblical Studies Carnival 41

  • But there are also extracanonical texts in which dead patriarchs e.g.

    Britons and the Resurrection

  • Ken Schenck shares some New Testament intersections with extracanonical literature.

    Around the Blogosphere


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