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Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology: Fall 2012 Colloquium

The Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology: Fall 2012 Colloquium takes places tomorrow October 19, 2012 at Leonard Hall, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

The topic of the day is "Scripture and the 'Rule of Faith': The Relationship of Fundamental Scriptural and Theological Norms in the Early Church and Beyond." The line of speakers includes:
The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr
Dr. D. Jeffrey Bingham
Dr. Mark Elliott
Rev. Dr. Christopher Seitz

For more information see the Wycliffe College website.

Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity Conference

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The Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity Conference organized by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne and hosted by United Theological Seminary and the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, took place on October 4 and 5. It was a great conference. I am always a fan of smaller conferences where there is more interaction and discussion on a single topic and the related issues.

The core of the conference were presentations by the contributors to the volume edited by Keith and Le Donne and bearing the same title as the conference. Each paper was an argument against the basic premise of each of the criteria of authenticity as they have been used in historical Jesus studies. You can read the book to get the details and you can read Mark Goodacre's blog for the play by play (Oct 4 and 5).


There is a question as to what the demise of the criteria of authenticity means for historical Jesus study and whether their demise is eminent. While many of the presenters highlighted the gigan…