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Re: [XTalk] Re: leeedgartyler Re; refuting bad apologetics

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  • Ken Olson
    Whoops! I mean Meier of course, not Meyer. My dyselxia must be acting up. Best, Ken Kenneth A. Olson MA, History, University of Maryland PhD Student,
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 26, 2007
      Whoops! I mean "Meier" of course, not "Meyer." My dyselxia must be acting
      up.

      Best,

      Ken

      Kenneth A. Olson
      MA, History, University of Maryland
      PhD Student, Religion, Duke University

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      From: "Ken Olson" <kenolson101@...>
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      Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 12:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [XTalk] Re: leeedgartyler Re; refuting bad apologetics


      > Darrell,
      >
      > I'm intrigued by what you've said about miracle traditions, but I'd like
      > to ask for some clarifications.
      >
      >>> He laos has long chapters
      > on both the modern and ancient approaches to miracles where he
      > questions how much of the guild handles these areas and where he
      > presents very nuanced statement about parallels including those about
      > Apollonius (I believe these are chapters 16-17 in volume 2).<<
      >
      > I'm familiar with what Meyer says, but what exactly is the particular
      > nuance to which you wish to draw attention?
      >
      >>> Eric Eve of Oxford has also done careful study in this regard and argues
      > that the way Jesus' miracles are presented are virtually unique in
      > the literature in terms fo the directness of the depiction of
      > authority represented. So this discussion is much more nuanced in
      > some of the literature than simply pitting testimony versus "just say
      > so" stories.<<
      >
      > Again, I'm not clear on the distinction you are drawing between testimony
      > and "just say so" stories. Are we talking about ancient sources or modern
      > scholarship on them? Are these terms parts of a system of classification,
      > and if so, could you explain what you mean by each of the terms? What
      > gets classified under them?
      >
      > Best wishes,
      >
      > Ken
      >
      > Kenneth A. Olson
      > MA, History, University of Maryland
      > PhD Student, Religion, Duke University
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