BORN IN THE SECOND CENTURY continues its New Testament Journey with the second part of the series on Luke's gospel. Host Chris Palmero examines the traditional views on Luke's date, responds to them, and provides his own thoughts on this self-evidently late text.
Anyone who listens to this episode can learn about how fundamentalists and mainstream theologians have determined the date of Luke's gospel, about the absurdity of the "80 to 90 AD" date range in which it's commonly placed, about the major anachronisms found within its pages, and about the likely process by which its title was assigned.
Opening reading: Joseph Smith's fake cover story from 1832 about the beginnings of the Mormon faith shows how difficult it can be to pin down the Day One origins of any religion. Also featured in the episode are readings from Alfred Loisy (on the late date of Luke's gospel), Luke's prologue, and the New York Times (on the discovery of Luke's skeleton).
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00:48 - Reading: JOSEPH SMITH, Unpublished History.
15:06 - OPENING Remarks.
22:21 - EXCURSUS on Late Dates for the Gospels.
31:43- Date of Luke according to FUNDAMENTALISTS.
38:33 - RESPONSE to the Fundamentalists.
55:17 - LATER Date of Luke according to Conventional Theologians.
59:18 - RESPONSE to their Arguments.
1:06:42 - EARLIER Date of Luke according to Conventional Theologians.
1:10:24 - RESPONSE to their Arguments.
1:15:51 - Theologians' General Arguments for an ANTE-Second Century Date.
1:22:11 - The Date of Luke according to BORN IN THE SECOND CENTURY.
1:32:52 - Luke's Use of JOSEPHUS.
1:42:19 - ANACHRONISMS in Luke.
1:53:04 - On the AUTHORSHIP of Luke.
2:01:06 - Reading: THE NEW YORK TIMES: Article about Luke's Skeleton.
2:03:10 - CLOSING Remarks.