Bock

On Heresy Hunting Nov 8

The SBL forum graciously allowed me to respond to the article in the last forum by Tony Burke entitled heresy hunting. My response can be found at:

 http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?articleId=791

The SBL forum graciously allowed me to respond to the article in the last forum by Tony Burke entitled heresy hunting. My response can be found at:

 http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?articleId=791

I will not spend much time commenting here as everything I wish to say is there.  Between the two pieces one can see where this discussion stands and how it is framed depending on one’s position.

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    Thomas

    Nice response
    I read your response with interest. I think it was a fair, level-headed refutation of many of Burke’s claims, in which he engaged in the same method that he condemns the ancient heresiologists for using. I will be interested to see what his response is. I hope that he can get beyond diatribe and engage the real issues.

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    Wade M. Nye

    Heresy Hunters
    I have just read the articles in question of heresies I have only one question. Why? Why is all this wonderful brain power used to discuss an issue long dead? How does it advance the Kingdom of God in our land? The world either ridicules Christ’s church or ignores us. Our reputation is undermined by a Media that gets its cues from us. We are are divided, become arbitraters of public morality, quarrel, compete for members, and our neighbors have no idea of what the euaggelion is. Negative comment? Maybe, but I’m a retired pastor and missionary praying for the unity of Christ. On line I see disputations of the most esoteric nature and it makes me feel sad, and a little hopeless for Christ’s kingdom, not in the world, but in our western world which possesses 90 per cent of educated clergy, yet is the only area of the globe where Christianity is not growing.

    WMN

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    Ari

    I am glad you responded. I
    I am glad you responded. I came across Burke’s article and was rather astounded as to how he treated your work. I found ‘Missing Gospels’ far more balanced that Burke suggests nor does it reflect third grade scholarly apologetics.

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