Inquisitive Minds Podcast Critical Thinking on History, Religion, Politics and Culture

February 2, 2015  
The idea that the gospel writers imitated ancient classical texts has been explored by several authors. D.R. MacDonald has written a book explaining how the New Testament gospels were the product of mimesis, and that Homer's Iliad and Odyssey served as foundational texts from which the writers build their own stories of Jesus. In the podcast we explore mimetic criticism and offer an assessment of MacDonald's hypothesis and criteria used in the study of ancient religious texts.

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