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Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
by Bart D. Ehrman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars back to front argumentation, 17 Jan 2012
Ehrman is kind enough to list the 44-odd documents on which these 'lost Christianities' were based and the dates that modern scholarships places on them (pp xi - xv). Even taking the most conservative dating for the writing of the documents that were included in the New Testament - which places all bar Revelation within the first century AD (ie within 70 years of Christ's death and purported resurrection) only three of the 44 documents Ehrman lists can be deemed as having been conceivably written before or contemporaneously with the NT documents (and one is the Secret Gospel of Mark which even Ehrman concedes might have been written in 58 AD [so contemporaneous with several of Paul's writings], 1758 or even 1958!!). A further 30 were written during the 2nd century AD, 1 in the 3rd and 2 in each of the 4th and 5th centuries!!

Taking the argument commonly used against the validity of the New Testament documents, that time distance from the event is likely to skew the record, which documents are likely to be more correct? Those written in the mid- to late-2nd century and after (those that Ehrman wants us to treat as worthwhile), or the ones written in the mid- to late-1st century?
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English Teaching as Christian Mission
English Teaching as Christian Mission
by Donald B. Snow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.15

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English Teaching as Christian Mission, 12 May 2004
Don Snow deals with a very sensitive issue with considerable grace and aplomb. Whilst not agreeing with everything he says, I appreciate the work and thought that has gone into this review of the issue. This is a 'must-read' text for anyone interested in the link between Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the mission of the Christian Church.

The Snow Goose
The Snow Goose
Price: 6.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Music inspired by The Snow Goose, 12 May 2004
This review is from: The Snow Goose (Audio CD)
Even without the planned narration of this moving novel, Camel produce a stunning piece of work here. Listening to it again after a break of - perhaps - 25 years, I was reminded again just what majestic musicians the group were, both corporately and individually. It sent shivers down my spine, and brought back some fond memories.

Eternity in Their Hearts
Eternity in Their Hearts
by Don Richardson
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eternity in Their Hearts, 6 Jan 2003
Don Richardson has produced a very valuable survey of topics that are common to various world religions and cultures, thus making it easier to appreciate the universality of certain truths, and giving cultural keys to the spread of the Christian Gospel.

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