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…

Dale C. Allison Jr. – The Jesus Criteria Conference #jesuscriteria


This is an autobiographical paper. I did not get Morna Hooker’s take on the historical Jesus from her commentary on Mark, but…

Sorry, but I had to finish my editing. One thing… Allison is convinced that Paul is making use of a real Jesus Tradition.