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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 11:10 AM
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7. that feeling of the numinous, the intuitive, the sacred, is one of the most
important feelings in the human experience.

Focusing on that, instead of debating whether Mary was a virgin (which arose because the Greek-speaking authors of the gospels mis-interpreted a Hebrew word for "young girl" as "virgin"), is a worthwhile activity.
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  -TYT: Interview w/ Bart Ehrman on the origins of the new testament ProfessorPlum  Jun-04-09 08:59 AM   #0 
  - I wish they had discussed the book of Revelations  destes   Jun-04-09 09:37 AM   #1 
  - There's a really good book on that.  knitter4democracy   Jun-04-09 09:41 AM   #3 
  - Pharmacological answer  izquierdista   Jun-04-09 10:36 AM   #5 
  - Oddly, Ehrman's books present the (well-argued) case that Paul, Jesus, and  ProfessorPlum   Jun-04-09 11:13 AM   #8 
  - Nothing new there.  knitter4democracy   Jun-04-09 09:40 AM   #2 
  - Sixty Years  Sander   Jun-04-09 09:59 AM   #4 
  - that feeling of the numinous, the intuitive, the sacred, is one of the most  ProfessorPlum   Jun-04-09 11:10 AM   #7 
  - A more serious problem is that Paul didn't actually witness anything in the Gospels.  grantcart   Jun-09-09 08:06 PM   #15 
  - K&R! To the best threads you go!  Hyper_Eye   Jun-04-09 11:08 AM   #6 
  - Ehrman has always impressed me as do the well thought out and cogent  arthritisR_US   Jun-04-09 12:24 PM   #9 
  - Hmmm  rockstar7   Jun-04-09 01:49 PM   #10 
  - Well, it *should* be a problem IMO  ihavenobias   Jun-04-09 02:09 PM   #11 
  - Erdman was very conservative and went to Princeton Theological Seminary  grantcart   Jun-09-09 08:02 PM   #14 
  - K&R  Seldona   Jun-04-09 03:38 PM   #12 
  - Kick n/t  ihavenobias   Jun-04-09 09:49 PM   #13 

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