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Re: [SBS] Nate Ramsayer's "The New Testament" Wed Night U Lectures

From: Dean
Sent on: Friday, June 18, 2010 11:53 AM
Hi All,

It sounds like I left just when SBS got really good and interesting.? Good to hear it is still alive and kicking.

Well, I thought I would chirp in on Dale's question.? Since the genealogy of the Bible is from the Old Testimate, then it can easily said that both Islam and Judaism have an equally detailed genealogy, since the all share it (Islam traces itself to Abraham and follow his son Ishmael instead of Issac).? Since these are the three dominate religions in Western civilization, we have to look to the eastern religions, most of which came out of South East Asia.? In Buddhism, it is a practical path to enlightenment, there are certain things you must do.? But also, because you don't pass things down to your offspring, you keep them when you are reincarnated, it is less about genealogy and more about finding who/what you got reincarnated as.? The legitamacy of the Dali Lama is not determined by who his parents are, but who he was in a previous life.? Buddhism also has the Dharma lineages, which is an account of the teaching of Buddhism being passed down from one master to the next over the centuries.? It varies from branch to branch because different styles of Buddhism are slightly different, and value or have different teachings.? Again, it is not hereditary, but rather a history of the keepers of the text and masters in order.? Hindu also believes in reincarnation, which in my opinion, would tend to take some of the importance out of genealogy as legitimate heir, does keep a department on genealogy maintained by the priests.? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_genealogy_registers_at_Haridwar.?? I don't know much about Taoism or Zen, but I would guess they are likewise in placing less emphasis on your actual kin, and more on the history of the ideas.

But if you want the really detailed records for genealogy in modern religions, LDS is the tops.? If John is still around, you might ask him for more info.? My understanding is that this matches up with the Hindu priests genealogy records, and The Dharma lineages are closest to the Bible as far as genealogy of the faith.

Hope all is going well for all in the group,
Dean

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 5:04 AM, dale bergfalk <[address removed]> wrote:
Frank,
I don't know if this goes out to all SBS but I have?a follow up to my question to Nate last meeting.??I asked if other creation stories had a genealogy which are?similar to the Bible.? Nate was quick to answer yes, to establish their right to the crown they did trace their roots.? My question really was,?is there another genealogy of the scope?of the?Bible, which?goes from the time of Christ?through David,?Abraham and on to Adam.? In my limited research I have been unable to find something similar.? My interest is driven by the discussion of which story was the original.? If the Bible copied another account I would believe that there would be a genealogy there as well.?
Frank, can you pass this along for me as I find this discussion fascinating.
Dale

--- On Wed, 6/16/10, Frank Burton <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Frank Burton <[address removed]>
Subject: [SBS] Nate Ramsayer's "The New Testament" Wed Night U Lectures
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:13 PM


Although not part of our formal biweekly Tuesday night SBS Meetups, SBS wanted to tell you about a parallel lecture series we recommend!

Nate Ramsayer, prior to his departure for grad school in Boston, will be teaching five free lectures on The New Testament through the Experimental College of the Twin Cities (www.excotc.org).

Nate's course will be FREE.

It will begin Wednesday, June 23rd and go through Wednesday, July 21st (5 Wednesday nights), from 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held on the University of Minnesota campus (East Bank) in Ford Hall, room 150 (the building on the Mall, at its SE corner on the north side of Washington Ave. SE.)

Pay-parking is available (at an hourly pay rate) in the Washington Ave Parking Ramp, one block east of Ford Hall (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/FordH/)

SBS endorses Nate's class -- so if you'd like to learn more academic details about The New Testament, check out Nate's Lecture Series!




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