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Online Seminar With Dale Allison

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    (with apologies for cross postings) SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT XTalk ONLINE SEMINAR WITH DALE ALLISON The moderators of the XTalk Discussion List
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2003
      (with apologies for cross postings)


      The moderators of the XTalk Discussion List
      (http://ntgateway.com/xtalk/) 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
      format at:




      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
      e-mail address:


      Yours sincerely (and on behalf of the entire XTalk administrative

      Jeffrey Gibson
      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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