Re: [Synoptic-L] Pierre-Antoine Bernheim ?
I have a paragraph in a review of his book from 1998:
Another key first century figure is the subject of Pierre-Antoine
Bernheim's James, Brother of Jesus, a fine antidote to the recent
excesses of Eisenmann (to whom Bernheim never refers). Bernheim's
study, translated from the French by John Bowden, is balanced,
carefully researched and lucidly presented. Its scope, too, is broad.
There is a fine chapter on first century Judaism (Chapter 3, 'What is
a Jew?') and there are studies of the historical Jesus (Chapter 5, 'A
Famous Brother'), Paul's letters and Acts (Chapters 6-8) and the
epistle of James (Chapter 9). In a way, the scope of the book makes
its author's point forcefully, that this is a figure not only worthy
of study in his own right but also essential for anyone attempting to
understand Christian origins.
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:38:57 +0200, Emmanuel Fritsch
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> Some weeks ago, we have seen here, in France (and Germany : Arte is a
> common French-German program), a great TV report about beginnings of
> Christianism. More than twenty scholars -christian and jewish- were
> interviewed by a pair of journalists, who had yet leaded a similar
> report on Jesus some years ago. They also wrote books.
> The global message of those journalists is that christianism is
> antisemit from the beginning. Responsability of jews in first christian
> prosecution are systematically elluded (for instance : when a witness
> speaks about jews annoying christians, the authors translate : jews
> annoying judeo-christians - the treatment of Etienne's martyrdom is
> close to contorsionism).
> The report has bean a quite impressive success for such a kind of
> entertainment. It has been applauded as an "antidote" of Gibson's film
> that french TV and papers have massively described as an antisemite film.
> Some interviewed scholars are famous, and some less, but one looks
> particularly strange. His name is : Pierre-Antoine Bernheim. His
> accreditations : "Noésis fondation" and "Cercle Voltaire de l'Ecole
> Biblique hors-les-murs". He is said to work in London.
> Have you ever heard abour him ? Have you ever heard about both instituts ?
> read a book of him ? Or a review of one of his books ? He published :
> Brother of Jesus" - SCM Press, 1997.
> Thanks in advance for all information you may have.
> PS : If you read french and are interested by that story, you may find the
> presentation of the report :
> and all interviewed scholars :
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