Tag Archives: Maurice Casey

It’s Maurice Casey’s Birth-iversary

Today is the anniversary of Maurice Casey’s birth. Maurice Casey was one of the best known scholars of the New Testament presently (or more properly, recently) working in the United Kingdom. He was a tireless researcher who devoted his life … Continue reading

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Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths

Dom Mattos handed off a copy of this forthcoming volume (it should be out early in the New Year) to me at SBL and I’ve been (re) reading it (having seen it in an earlier incarnation thanks to its author). … Continue reading

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The Birth-iversary of Maurice Casey

Maurice Casey is celebrating his birth date today.  So, to Maurice- Happy Birthday!  Have many more in good health!!  (And watch for Maurice’s forthcoming book on the oh-so-tragically-ignorant mythicists). If you’d like to know more about Maurice, get hold of … Continue reading

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Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey

ISD have sent along for review this delightful volume: Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey, edited by James Crossley. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition is a collection of essays focused on … Continue reading

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Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths?

Maurice Casey’s book is slated to appear in the early days of 2014.  Here’s the info (or as the kids say, the 411) – Did Jesus exist? In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in public discussion of … Continue reading

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Thomas Thompson on ‘Competence and New Testament Scholarship’

Over at Bible and Interpretation Tom writes In his critique of my response to Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist? Maurice Casey alleges as the foremost mark of what he sees as my incompetence that I, at odds with all critical scholarship, presuppose … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Maurice Casey’s “Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths?”

There’s no web page set up for it yet- the cover comes courtesy of Steph Fisher.  This is one to read.  I know, I’ve read it.

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Opinions and Viewpoints

Following you’ll find a list of people whose opinions matter to me and whose viewpoints I value (though not in such a way that I’m willing to slavishly follow them).  I offer said listing in response to a question I … Continue reading

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Maurice Casey v. Thomas Thompson: The Clash of the Titans

Casey begins In a recent article in this journal, Thomas Thompson wrote what he described as ‘A Response to Bart Ehrman,’though the connection is not always obvious. The purpose of this response is not generally to defend Ehrman, but to point … Continue reading

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What’s Going On With Bart?

Bart Ehrman posted this bit in which he describes his experiences writing his latest book. Stephanie Fisher posted, or rather attempted to post a comment, which was bizarrely rejected by Bart because, in his words (in an email to Fisher), … Continue reading

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Who Were Those Demon-Filled Swine, Anyway?

Maurice Casey makes some interesting observations on the story of the Gadarene Demoniac- which I quote in full- The first aspect of the story that is untypical of Jesus, but widespread in stories of exorcism, is that, even after making … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Casey

Maurice Casey is, in my estimation, the best historical Jesus scholar presently working.  And today is his birthday.  His most recent volume, Jesus of Nazareth, is filled with insights and boiling over with authentic scholarship. To be sure, not everyone … Continue reading

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Maurice Casey’s ‘Jesus’ At the British New Testament Conference

They’ve had a panel discussion of Maurice Casey’s massive ‘Jesus’ at BNTC and, according to the tweeter from T&T Clark (though I’ve edited the tweets into complete sentences and corrected the grammar)- [There has been a] panel review of Maurice … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cold Case – Deserving of a Dilly?

Another tv ‘special’ by some guy who lacks any real knowledge of the subject, as Deane shows plainly, is set to air in NZ on Sunday. I especially appreciate Deane’s observation- … the list of biblical scholars demonstrates Bruce’s lack … Continue reading

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The End of the Colloquium- And A Birthday Greeting

Our colloquium with Professor Casey came to a conclusion today. You can still access the 10 excerpts from the book here and if you haven’t entered yet you can until midnight tonight and then the winner of the volume will … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Ten

This is the last entry in my ten part series of excerpts from Maurice Casey’s Jesus of Nazareth (the whole series can be accessed here). In the conclusion, Casey remarks, in part To fit Jesus into his original context within … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Nine

This is the ninth excerpt in what will be a series of ten (with the entire series of excerpts available here) from Maurice Casey’s about to arrive volume titled Jesus of Nazareth.  It is, I have to admit, a very … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Eight

  I have argued that the conflicts during Jesus’ ministry were quite sufficient for him to have expected to die. More than that, when he left Galilee to celebrate his final Passover with his disciples, he fully intended to die … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Four

From Maurice Casey’s forthcoming volume, amidst a discussion of women and their connection to the ministry of Jesus- All this evidence indicates that Jesus was emotionally and administratively more dependent on a small group of women than the Gospels tell … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Two

The second excerpt from Maurice Casey’s Jesus of Nazareth concerns the rise of the study of the Historical Jesus during the Nazi era. This is, for me, one of the most engaging and interesting parts of the book. But of … Continue reading

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