Website On Religion - Topic: Bible -- N.T. -- Gospels and Acts - 15 results

"The Synoptic Problem concerns the literary relationship between the the first three gospels of the New Testament. This page is meant to be a survey of proposed solutions and a clearing-house for materials related to its resolution." Maintained by Stephen Carlson.
Based on a PBS Frontline special, this site offers information about the earliest Christians and the writing of the gospels. "This series tells the epic story of the rise of Christianity. The four hours explore the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we now know as Christianity. Drawing upon historical evidence, the series challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about Christian origins. Archaeological finds have yielded new understandings of Jesus' class and social status; fresh interpretations have transformed earlier ideas about the identity of the early Christians and their communities."
"These pages are an official gateway to the research of the Jesus Seminar of the Westar Institute & a bridge to Jesus scholarship elsewhere. Convened in 1985 by Robert W. Funk, the Jesus Seminar has become a lightning rod for international debate about the "historical Jesus" - that is, the real facts about the person to whom various Christian gospels refer. The Seminar's on-going project has been to evaluate the historical significance of every shred of evidence about Jesus from antiquity (about 30-200 CE). Over the past dozen years more than 100 scholars from North America & beyond have participated in its semi-annual meetings."
"Among the many Westar seminars and projects, the best-known is the Jesus Seminar. The Jesus Seminar, with more than two hundred participating scholars, has attempted to distinguish fact from fiction in the words and deeds ascribed to Jesus in the gospels. Westar's collaborative scholarly research also includes the Paul Seminar, which is investigating the letters attributed to Paul, and a Canon Seminar, which is reviewing the books assigned to the New Testament. A Creeds Seminar and an Acts Seminar are scheduled to begin deliberations in 1999."
"Marcus Borg, scholar, Christian, and author of Jesus: A New Vision and Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, uses the terms 'pre-Easter Jesus' to talk about the Jesus of history and 'post-Easter Jesus' to talk about the Christ of faith. You are invited to join in this exploration of Marcus Borg's portrait of Jesus and what it can mean for Christian life and faith." This well designed site leads the visitor step by step through various principles of biblical interpretation taught by Marcus Borg. It utilizes texts, images, and sound bites for a well rounded tour, and offers an opportunity for visitor feedback. Reading this feedback, which comes from around the world, is very revealing of many different points of view. Maintained by Cam Howard.