Re: [XTalk] Render to God: Biblical Justice and Imperial Tribute
- Ernest Pennells wrote:
> .......the portrait of Jesus befriending tax collectors isErnie,
> politically charged in harmony with "Render to Caesar." The target of
> criticism is not Rome, but a corrupt priesthood.
The portrait of Jesus befriending tax collectors, along with the editorial
context of the "Render to Caesar" saying, were surely both part of Mark's
systematic attempt to curry favour with Rome. Thus it seems to me that they
can be explained quite easily without invoking the priesthood, corrupt or
Web site: http://homepage.virgin.net/ron.price/index.htm
- Hi Ernie,
On Oct 25, 2005, at 10:29 AM, Ernest Pennells wrote:
> [Gordon Raynal]
>> If this afternoon someone digging around Capernaum finds a box with
> diary ... even then ...<
> A fair sample of "extreme" within a forum of historical enquiry :-}
I entirely accept your smile. I don't mind being called radical cuz
I'm from that hippie generation:)! But just for some brief fun back:
A.) If one assesses the fundamental nature of a piece of literature to
be fictional, then there's nothing "radical" about reading it as
B.) There's nothing radical about a historical methodology that seeks
more sources than just the internal writings of a group about it's hero
figure to be able to judge the historicity of stories told:)!
But hey, I'm happy to be "radical;)!"