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[Synoptic-L] 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
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      (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 publications)
      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 messages.

      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 staff),

      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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