A Shapeshifting Jesus: The Earliest Harmonization of the Endings of the New Testament Gospels

Sorting through the New Testament gospels accounts of the “sightings” of Jesus is incredibly complex. I have done my best to lay them out for comparison and interpretation in several posts on this blog, including “How Faith in Jesus’s Resurrection Originated and Developed: A New/Old Hypothesis.” One thing that any…

Religious News Service Obituary: Religion Historian Jonathan Z. Smith Dies

Religion News Service http://religionnews.com/2018/01/02/religion-historian-jonathan-z-smith-dies/ OBITUARY Religion historian Jonathan Z. Smith dies By Yonat Shimron | January 2, 2018 Religion historian Jonathan Z. Smith from a video series. Images courtesy of YouTube (RNS) — Jonathan Z. Smith, a historian and theorist of religion widely admired for his analytic rigor in…

Remembering Jonathan Z. Smith

Quintessential JZ Smith…if you never had the pleasure of hearing him…his Plenary Address to the American Academy of Religion in 2010. https://vimeo.com/20286150 You can read an informal fascinating interview with Mr. Smith (as Chicago professors are called–no titles please!) published in The Chicago Maroon in 2008 here. Don’t miss this one!…