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Bibil Identifier bibil:219749
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Seeing What is There in Spite of Ourselves: George Tyrrell, John Dominic Crossan, and Robert Frost on Faces in Deep Wells
Author Poirier, John C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 4, Issue: 2)
Undefined link The Birth of Christianity: discovering what happened in the years immediately after the execution of Jesus
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 127-138 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract John Dominic Crossan recently used Robert Frost's poem `For Once, Then, Something' to illustrate (and partially refute) the familiar charge that historical Jesus scholars have seen a reflection of their own faces looking down into the depths of a well rather than any sort of purchase on the historical Jesus. In so doing, Crossan has misunderstood both Frost's poem and the intention behind the original wellgazer metaphor as coined by George Tyrrell. Although there is little indication that Crossan has applied his newly honed `interactivism' at any point in his work, the problems with the epistemology that he renders are too great to ignore. This article also notes problems with epistemologies advanced by other historical Jesus scholars.
DOI 10.1177/1476869006064870
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
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