Throughout most of Christian history – even when there was a canon – people felt it was worth telling other stories around the edges and in between the scenes of the canon.
The Hebrew Bible as originally created "was meant to be heard, not read silently. By reading it aloud you will discover, even feel, its rhythm. This text demands performance."
This blew me away. This was a reminder, one of the things both as a Jew and somebody who works to end discriminatory thought and action, I thought this was a game-changer. An interview with Dr. Jennifer Stollman
Here’s a saying [of Jesus] that nobody else knows about! And if you can figure out this …or really understand what’s going on here, you will have a certain kind of power. An interview with Nicola Denzey Lewis.
The canon is not something that is happening in the second century. It becomes an issue particularly in the fourth century. Canon, before, simply meant “these are the top ten books in my group.” A discussion between Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Art Dewey.
Although Seth stories are told in a variety of versions in these religions, Seth is always good and often heroic. And in a number of these stories, his role as Savior takes on a divine status.
Norea is a powerful female character in both texts, which complement what we know about her but do not give a completely matching picture. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Dr. Shirley Paulson) Includes transcript!
I might actually call her [Eve] a female Christ figure. She’s violated like Christ on the cross. There is a healing or a resurrection that happens. An interview with Dr. Celene Lillie.