Thinking Religion: Is There An Original New Testament?


Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with a discussion of presidential politics and religion, metaphysics in the public sphere, ISIS and the antiquities black market, and whether we can recover lost texts.

This Week’s Topics

  • Is it bad to have the Bible as the official state book?
  • Presidential politics and religion… who gets it right and wrong?
  • What are metaphysics and what do they have to do with our day to day faith (and politics)?
  • Who were the Sea Peoples?
  • How does ISIS profit from the illegal sale of antiquities?
  • Is the idea of religious textual transmission and translation really a big deal?
  • How could the same Greek make different English?
  • Is there an original New Testament?

Show Notes

This Week in Beards

Religion In The News

Ancient Religion

Thought Piece: Sacred Text Translation and Transmission

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