At noon today, California time (2pm Central) I’ll be drinking fine scotch, while teaching the people about the literary weirdness of the New Testament, in Bible Study (or Taking the Bible Seriously as Fiction: A Read-Along). Please grab your bible, tune in, and read along with me. (The link to the video feed is the “Official Session Page,” down the right margin of the Lanyrd event page.) I will not be taking questions during the show. But any questions you do have, post them here, and I’ll get to them all eventually (but please heed my comments policy).
Here is a select reading list for anyone who wants to dive further into this kind of thing:
- Randel Helms, Gospel Fictions
- Thomas Brodie, The Birthing of the New Testament
- Richard Pervo, The Mystery of Acts
- Richard Carrier, On the Historicity of Jesus (forthcoming)
And for beginners in New Testament Studies: