Dennis MacDonald, New Testament professor at Claremont School of Theology, is on to talk about his book Mythologizing Jesus: From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero. Get ready to talk about the New Testament and Greek literature, and maybe even preach it, too.
Dennis talks about the use of Greek literature and myth by the early Church, the similarities and differences between the New Testament narratives and Greek literature, and why the early Church would have written stories about Jesus in this way.
Plus, Tripp and Dennis talk about sourcing Mark and the other Synoptic Gospels, Mark’s innovation and its affect on the life of the church, how it is more mythologizing than biography, and what Nietzsche might have to say about all of this.
#TheologyBeerCamp Summer Edition is coming to Denver and Oklahoma City this August. Head over to theologybeercamp.com to get your tickets. You won’t want to miss Tripp and Peter Rollins dueling in the process vs. radical theology battle of the summer. Plus, we might convince Pete to sing karaoke…
We will be starting a new High Gravity class for the Homebrewed Community Members: The Theology Nerd’s Guide to Reading the Bible. Current members will have access to the class, and non-members will be able to purchase the class soon. But the best way to get the class is to become a monthly Homebrewed Community Member. You will get access to all of the past High Gravity courses, #EPICReads, exclusive bonus content, and a network of other theology nerds to help you brew your own faith. Just visit homebrewedcommunity.com to sign up.