Jesus and the Early Church

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Danmark wrote: [Replying to post 81 by liamconnor]

What are your academic credentials that justify your attempts to issues orders about how to debate here and how to "do history?"
For the record, I have high school qualifications. I have never been to college. However, in my youth, I was a child prodigy who often read materials intended for those well above my physical age. In high school, I read Gibbons's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (not as part of a classroom curriculum, but simply because it was a big book I noticed one day in the library, it covered a topic I was fascinated in at the time and I took the sight of big books to be personal challenges). Of course Gibbons is 1700s and is outdated by today's standards, but this should show that I am not unfamiliar with the world of ancient Greece and Rome, as a certain someone on this thread impugns.
I may not have the benefit of a full formal education on the subject, never having had someone else actually teach me about ancient Greece and Rome, but I do know a fair bit about the topic, through my own self-study.
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rikuoamero wrote:
Danmark wrote: [Replying to post 81 by liamconnor]

What are your academic credentials that justify your attempts to issues orders about how to debate here and how to "do history?"
For the record, I have high school qualifications. I have never been to college. However, in my youth, I was a child prodigy who often read materials intended for those well above my physical age. In high school, I read Gibbons's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (not as part of a classroom curriculum, but simply because it was a big book I noticed one day in the library, it covered a topic I was fascinated in at the time and I took the sight of big books to be personal challenges). Of course Gibbons is 1700s and is outdated by today's standards, but this should show that I am not unfamiliar with the world of ancient Greece and Rome, as a certain someone on this thread impugns.
I may not have the benefit of a full formal education on the subject, never having had someone else actually teach me about ancient Greece and Rome, but I do know a fair bit about the topic, through my own self-study.
You are quite right to point out by implication that formal academic qualifications are not the only credentials for historical analysis and academic pursuit in general. You're also educated well enough to refrain from issuing orders to others about how to "do history" and how to debate.

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liamconnor wrote: What boggles my mind is the lack of historical imagination that a comment like yours betrays. It is like you don't even care about what happened.
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liamconnor wrote: The term Paul uses in Galatians 1:18 ("Then, three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days" NAS) is ἱστο�έω pronounced historeo, from which is derived our term "History". It has the connotation of "inquire, investigate, search".
Taken in context with his claim that he did not go straight to Jerusalem after his conversion but lived in Arabia for three years, as well as the fact that he keeps the list of other apostles he met short, it is clear that Paul's purpose is to establish that his "gospel of the uncircumcision" was "committed" to him independently of "James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars".

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