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  1. it’s absurd that they would host such an event given the fact that ‘certain donors’ are happy to force a good, good scholar out for the very issues doubtless to be addressed! hypocrisy!

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    1. Hypocrisy – indeed.

      Look at the conference – and the fact that they used him to build the conference. Boycott them

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  2. doug

    i hate bullies. i just bought his book.

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  3. Chris Keith

    Dear Friends,
    As Anthony Le Donne’s colleague, co-editor, and co-organizer for the conference, let me say that I’m as destroyed as anyone at the unexpected dismissal of him. One of the first things we decided, however, was that the conference would no longer be on LCU’s campus. We are currently seeking an alternative host site.
    clk

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    1. Dr. Keith,

      I currently attend United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Perhaps there?

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    2. I recommend Duke Divinity as there will be a seminar on the Historical Jesus at the time of the proposed conference.

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  4. Just Sayin'

    Move it to Regent College, Vancouver. They have free speech up in Canada.

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    1. I’ve emailed our Academic dean asking him to look into it… but….

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  5. Andrew

    The article doesn’t tell us why Le Donne was fired, only that it supposedly has something to do with his historical Jesus book. What is so shocking about the book? I haven’t read it.

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        1. Yes. If you go further back, you’ll find Peter Enns who was fired, and a recent Calvinist theologian fired because he questioned Genesis 1

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  6. Damon

    The cynical pathos in this post is damnable, especially considering its source. I might suggest that the blind criticism, poorly-founded accusations, soapbox emotion, and blatant pride found herein be replaced by humility, grace, and a posture of seeking understanding. Did you call the university’s administration to let it speak for itself? Perhaps if you would have, you could have learned that the conference would no longer be held at LCU, and this post suggesting a “boycott” of the event would not even be necessary.

    – An undergraduate student at LCU who is deeply concerned about the firing, an advocate for the pursuit of truth, and friend and former TA of Anthony Le Donne

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    1. Damon, perhaps you’d check the date on this post. This post was done before they announced that it was going to be moved.

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      1. Damon

        I realize that, but if perhaps you had contacted someone at the university seeking better understanding of the situation and expressed your concerns about the conference being held there given the firing you might have been notified that LCU wouldn’t be hosting the conference any longer. Perhaps you’d noticed that Dr. Keith’s comment was submitted on the same day of the post’s publishing, the words of which suggest that the decision had been made to move the conference prior to his posting the comment. My point is that the information might have been available, and you might have received it had you been willing to be open-minded.

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