(with apologies for cross postings)
XTalk ONLINE SEMINAR WITH DALE ALLISON
The moderators of the XTalk Discussion List
are pleased to announce that Dale Allison,
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of _Jesus of
Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet_ (Philadelphia: Fortress), _The
Jesus Tradition in Q_ (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press
International), "Matthew," in _The Oxford Bible Commentary_,
edited by John Barton and John Mudimann (Oxford: Oxford
University Press), _An Exegetical and Critical Commentary on
the Gospel according to St. Matthew_ (with W. D. Davies). and
numerous other works (click here for full list of
has agreed to conduct a two week Online Seminar with XTalk members and
other interested parties on the ideas and arguments set out in the
drafts of three chapters of his forthcoming book _Secularizing Jesus_,
which are entitled respectively "Jesus and Hell", Ideology and
Apocalyptic", and "Jesus and His Audiences" and are available in PDF
The Seminar, to be carried out under the auspices of XTalk and its
moderators, will begin on Monday, March 24th, and will run until
Saturday, April 5th, 2003.
So as to be managed effectively, the Seminar will be conducted on a
subscription only basis (for instructions on subscribing, see below),
and all posts submitted by Seminar members will be subject to selection
by the Seminar's moderators. Posts selected as best suited to further
the discussion will be answered by Professor Allison on a daily basis.
The messages from Seminar List members and the replies of Professor
Allison will be posted regularly to the Seminar's Home page
and will be publicly accessible at
However, only Seminar subscribers will have the privilege of posting
The focus of the Seminar are the thesis set out by Professor Allison in
the online articles listed above.
Accordingly, a major prerequisite for anyone wishing to participate in
the Seminar **is one's familiarity with the content of, and ideas
discussed within, these articles**.
To apply for membership in the Seminar, send a blank e-mail message to:
PLEASE NOTE that while applications for membership in the Seminar are
being accepted immediately, posts to Professor Allison ARE NOT.
Nothing should be sent in to the Seminar itself until the eve of its
opening day on Monday, March 24th.
Questions or comments about the Seminar may be sent to the following
Yours sincerely (and on behalf of the entire XTalk administrative
Co-moderator and List Owner of XTalk and the Allison-Seminar
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60626
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