Roger Pearse at the Thoughts on Antiquity blog has posted about an ongoing project to catalog and translate all references to speaking in tongues in the church fathers, undertaken by Charles Sullivan, a “patristic enthusiast.” Dr. Sullivan then plans on publishing A History of the Gift of Tongues as a work reflecting the results of his 20 years of labor! I am sure that this work will be a welcome resource among Pentecostal scholars (and those interested in such phenomenon in the early church).
Recently three lectures by Ben Witherington, titled “What Have They Done with Jesus?”, were given at the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The lectures are based on his book (subtitled Beyond Strange Theories and Bad History—Why We Can Trust the Bible).
From the seminary web site:
Two thousand years after his birth, Jesus is still making headlines. From best-selling books to television specials and movies, Jesus’ life and works are being discussed by Christians and non-Christians alike. However, the Jesus being discussed often looks very little like the Jesus of traditional Christianity. How should thoughtful Christians respond to these radical portrayals of Jesus?
The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, presented a series of lectures on the theme What Have They Done with Jesus?, featuring noted biblical scholar and Charlotte native Dr. Ben Witherington III, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary.
- First Lecture, What Have They Done With Jesus?
- Second Lecture, The Talpiot Tomb – The Family Tomb of Jesus?
- Third Lecture, The Jesus History and the Pseudo-Christ of Gnosticism.
Listen to the lectures HERE.
HT: Kar Yong at “homilia of a budding NT scholar” (a GCTS alumnus).