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January 27th, 2014 by Joel Watts

Dale Allison on the rise of mythicism

I know I just posted about this, but Allison’s interview includes this snippet:

One more observation on the recent resurgence of the mythical point of view. It may be driven in part by the internet. In the past, most of the gatekeepers of the discipline—acquisitions editors—wouldn’t have been interested in the topic. The internet, for better and worse, has changed this. It’s now possible for a movement to make itself felt independently of the big publishers.

via The Christian Agnostic: Interview: Dale Allison on the existence of Jesus.

This is not limited to mythicism, by the way…

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “Dale Allison on the rise of mythicism”
  1. Dare I say it but I think mythicism deserves a fairer hearing than what it gets at the moment. Saying this, I am not a mythicist.

    • Scholarly endeavors must have hearings, indeed; however, I find that most mythicists use what amounts to presuppositional apologetics and go round and round and round.

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