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[John_Lit] Reminder: XTalk Sponsored Online Seminar with John Dominic Crossan

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    Just a reminder that the XTalk sponsored Online Seminar with Dom Crossan is to begin in less than a week s time (Feb. 11th). In the light of this, and
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2000
      Just a reminder that the XTalk sponsored Online Seminar with Dom Crossan is to begin in less than a week's time (Feb. 11th). In the light of this, and especially for the benefit of anyone who may not have seen the original announcement, I'm  enclosing it below ((with full apologies for cross postings and duplications)

      A full statement of the Seminar's policies and procedures (how it will be run, etc.) will be sent to all registered Seminar participants on or about Feb. 8th.

      Come join us if you haven't already.


      Jeffrey Gibson


      The moderators and staff advisors of the XTalk Discussion List (Historical Jesus and Christian Origins  -- http://www.xtalk.org) are pleased to announce that John Dominic Crossan, author of The Historical  Jesus, Who Killed Jesus?, The Birth of Christianity and founding member of the Jesus Seminar, has agreed to conduct a three week online Seminar with XTalk members and other interested parties on the topic of Materials and Methodology in Historical Jesus Research.

      The Seminar, to be carried out under the auspices of XTalk and its managers,  will begin on  Friday, February 11 and run Mondays through Fridays until Friday, March 3rd, 2000.

      So as to be managed effectively, the Seminar will be conducted on a subscription only basis, and any posts submitted by Seminar members will first be moderated before they are passed on to Professor Crossan. These moderated posts will be answered by Professor Crossan on a daily basis.

      The messages from Seminar List members and the replies of Professor Crossan will be posted regularly to the XTalk List, allowing XTalk members or List observers who are not subscribed to the Seminar to see the course of the exchanges. Non XTalk affiliated parties who are interested only in observing the give and take of the Seminar are urged to subscribe to the XTalk List or to read the daily postings on the public XTalk web page (http://www.egroups.com/group/crosstalk2/).

      Topics for discussion, and upon which questions may be raised, are those which are grounded in the issues of  how both the particular materials used and the methods employed by Historical Jesus scholars bear upon the conclusions they come to in their reconstructions of the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth.

      Since the discussion of these issues as set out in Professor Crossan's The Birth of Christianity will be the Seminar's initial focal point, a major prerequisite for anyone wishing to participate in the Seminar is one's familiarity with the contents and theses of this work.

      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 Crossan are not. Nothing should be sent in to the Seminar until its opening day, Friday, February 11, 2000.

      Questions or comments about the Seminar may be sent to the following e-mail address:  hjmaterialsmethodolgy-owner@...

      Yours sincerely (and on behalf of the entire XTalk administrative staff),

      Jeffrey Gibson
      Co-moderator and List Owner of XTalk and HJMaterials/Methodology
      Jeffrey B. Gibson
      7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
      Chicago, Illinois 60626
      e-mail jgibson000@...

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