COMPLETE [RELIGION/BIBLE] The Literature and History of New Testament Times, by J. Gresham Machen-mas

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InTheDesert
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Post by InTheDesert » October 27th, 2021, 10:20 am

The Literature and History of New Testament Times, by J. Gresham Machen (1881 - 1937)

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There is a tendency in the modern Church to neglect the study of Bible history. Such neglect will inevitably result in a loss of power. The gospel is a record of something that has happened, and uncertainty about the gospel is fatal weakness. Furthermore the historical study of the apostolic age—that age when divine revelation established the great principles of the Church's life—is the best corrective for a thousand vagaries. Much can be learned from modern pedagogy; but after all what is absolutely fundamental, both for teacher and for student, is an orderly acquaintance with the Bible facts.

The Teacher's Manual, therefore, is intended not merely to offer suggestions as to methods of teaching, but primarily to supplement the teacher's knowledge. A teacher who knows only what he actually imparts to the class is inevitably dull. The true teacher brings forth out of his treasure things new and old. (Summary by Introduction)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43685

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Last edited by InTheDesert on October 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by InTheDesert » October 27th, 2021, 10:23 am

Well, I launched this one without botching the template.

I'll BC this and DPL it. I think the short sections, accessible style, general subject and Gutenberg text will mean this project will get off the ground much faster than the other one I just launched so they can exist in parallel - this one fast, the other one slow.

Question for an MC: Each chapter ends with a short list of references. Would it be possible to skip them? For example:
"In the Library.—Hastings, "Dictionary of the Bible," extra volume: Ramsay, article on "Religion of Greece," pp. 109-156, especially pp. 135-156. Milligan, "Selections from the Greek Papyri," (with translations). Deissmann, "The Philology of the Greek Bible," pp. 1-63, 144-147. Ramsay, "The Cities of St. Paul," pp. 1-47. Browning, "Cleon," (vol. iv, pp. 115-122 of the Riverside Edition.)"

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 27th, 2021, 5:07 pm

ITD,

I'd be happy to MC this one for you as well.

The end of chapter references seem to me akin to footnotes listing sources. That makes them optional at BC's discretion.

MaryAnn

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Post by InTheDesert » October 27th, 2021, 6:52 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 5:07 pm
ITD,

I'd be happy to MC this one for you as well.

The end of chapter references seem to me akin to footnotes listing sources. That makes them optional at BC's discretion.

MaryAnn
Thanks MaryAnn, I think this one is set up and ready to go.

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Post by mleigh » October 28th, 2021, 8:47 am

Could I have the following two chapters?

10. The First Persecution
31. The Jesus of the Gospels

Thanks,

M

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Post by InTheDesert » October 28th, 2021, 6:23 pm

mleigh wrote:
October 28th, 2021, 8:47 am
Could I have the following two chapters?

10. The First Persecution
31. The Jesus of the Gospels

Thanks,

M
They are yours.

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Post by MKinge » October 31st, 2021, 5:33 am

May I have section 2 & 3 please?

The Roman background & the Greek background

Many thanks :D

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Post by InTheDesert » October 31st, 2021, 5:42 am

MKinge wrote:
October 31st, 2021, 5:33 am
May I have section 2 & 3 please?

The Roman background & the Greek background

Many thanks :D
Certainly. Assigned!

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Post by MKinge » October 31st, 2021, 6:10 am

InTheDesert wrote:
October 31st, 2021, 5:42 am
MKinge wrote:
October 31st, 2021, 5:33 am
May I have section 2 & 3 please?

The Roman background & the Greek background

Many thanks :D
Certainly. Assigned!
Lovely thank you!

Are we reading the "in the library" footnotes at the end aswell?
:D

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Post by InTheDesert » October 31st, 2021, 6:22 am

MKinge wrote:
October 31st, 2021, 6:10 am
Are we reading the "in the library" footnotes at the end aswell?
:D
Nope, you can skip them.

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Post by mahimavirmani » November 1st, 2021, 12:46 pm

Hello,

Can I claim Section 12 , The conversion of Paul please .I am a new volunteer and not sure if I can claim directly for recording.

I am well versed with the New Testament books, parables and epistles and found this interesting. Please let me know.

Thanks
M

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Post by InTheDesert » November 1st, 2021, 5:49 pm

mahimavirmani wrote:
November 1st, 2021, 12:46 pm
Hello,

Can I claim Section 12 , The conversion of Paul please .I am a new volunteer and not sure if I can claim directly for recording.

I am well versed with the New Testament books, parables and epistles and found this interesting. Please let me know.

Thanks
M
Sure. Looks you passed your microphone checks so you are good to go. I'll add you to the catalogue. Would you like you name to be listed as mahimavirmani, Mahima or something else?

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Post by mahimavirmani » November 1st, 2021, 5:54 pm

That sounds really exciting, May I request you to list my name as Mahi pls.

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Post by InTheDesert » November 1st, 2021, 5:57 pm

mahimavirmani wrote:
November 1st, 2021, 5:54 pm
That sounds really exciting, May I request you to list my name as Mahi pls.
Assigned!

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Post by mahimavirmani » November 1st, 2021, 7:03 pm

Thanks ITD. . Will reach out if I have any questions as I start recording.

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