Jesus the Logician Backup

Nervous because it looks like the page is getting hacked and in the hopes of making sure I keep these excellent links, I am backing up Joe Carter’s Jesus the Logician project here at the Bible Archive. Mind you this is not the repository for said articles.  If you have new submissions you can send them to Joe Carter.  It was sparked by Dallas Willard’s article here (with a pdf here). The abstract from said article is as follows with the backup of Joe Carter’s collection from the blogosphere after the jump:

ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of great intellectual power: as Lord of universities and research institutes, of the creative disciplines and scholarship. The Gospel accounts of how he actually worked, however, challenge this intellectually marginal image of him and help us to see him at home in the best of academic and scholarly settings of today, where many of us are called to be his apprentices.

Matthew

  • 4:1-10 — RazorsKiss
  • 7:7-11 — A Physicist’s Perspective
  • 9:2-7 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • 9:9-13 — Citizen Z
  • 9:14-17 — Citizen Z
  • 10:40-42 — Parableman
  • 12:1-8 — Rebecca Writes
  • 12:22-29 — The Wardrobe Door
  • 18:12-14 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • 21:23-27 — Parableman
  • 21:28-32 — Parableman
  • 22:15-22 — The Wardrobe Door
  • 22:23-34 — Parableman
  • Mark

  • 2: 1-12 — Citizen Z
  • 2:3-12 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • 2:13-17 — Citizen Z
  • 2:18-22 — Citizen Z
  • 7:1-23 — Parableman
  • 11:27-33 — Parableman
  • 12:18-27 — Parableman
  • Luke

  • 4:14-32 — The Crusty Curmudgeon
  • 5:18-25 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • 5:33-38 — Citizen Z
  • 6:1-5 — Rebecca Writes
  • 7:36-50 — The Wardrobe Door
  • 11:5-11 — A Physicist’s Perspective
  • 13:10-17 — Rebecca Writes
  • 20:1-8 — Parableman
  • 20:27-40 — Parableman
  • 21:1-4 — ParablemanJohn
  • John 1:1 — Jollyblogger
  • 3:14-18 — The Bible Archive
  • 4:21-24 — Philosophical Poetry
  • 5:18-47 — The Bible Archive
  • 6:63-65 — The Bible Archive
  • 8:3-11 — …in the outer…
  • 9:1-3 — Parableman
  • 10 — The Bible Archive
  • 14:8-11 — The Wardrobe Door
  • 15 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • 18:33-38 — Allthings2all
  • Logical and Rhetorical Forms Index

    Figures of Reasoning

    A Fortiori — “To the stronger,” or “even more so. ” We are bound to accept an a fortiori claim because of our prior acceptance of a weaker application of the same reasoning or truth.

  • Matthew 18:12-14 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • Luke 13:10-17 — Rebecca Writes
  • Luke 15 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • John 18:33-38 — Allthings2all
  • Mt. 7:7-11 and Luke 11:5-11 — A Physicist’s Perspective
  • Luke 6:1-5 — Rebecca Writes
  • Aetiologia — A figure of reasoning by which one attributes a cause for a statement or claim made.

  • John 18:33-38 — Allthings2all
  • Anthypophora — A figure of reasoning in which one asks and then immediately answers one’s own questions.

  • Luke 4:14-32 — The Crusty Curmudgeon
  • Mark 2:18-22 — Citizen Z
  • Luke 15 — The Greatest PursuitsAppeal to Authority
  • Wittenberg Gate, “Jesus the Logician: Appeals to Authority”
  • Appeal to Evidence

  • John 5:18-47 — The Bible Archive
  • Anacephalaeosis — A recapitulation of the facts.

  • John 6:63-65 — The Bible Archive
  • Apophasis — The rejection of several reasons why a thing should or should not be done and affirming a single one, considered most valid.

    Argument from Analogy

  • 21:28-32 — ParablemanCommoratio — Dwelling on or returning to one’s strongest argument.

    Contrarium — Juxtaposing two opposing statements in such a way as to prove the one from the other.

    Dirimens copulatio — A figure by which one balances one statement with a contrary, qualifying statement.

    Enthymeme — The informal method of reasoning typical of rhetorical discourse. A truncated syllogism.

  • Mark 2: 1-12 — Citizen Z
  • Matthew 10:40-42 — Parableman
  • Expeditio — After enumerating all possibilities by which something could have occurred, the speaker eliminates all but one.

    False Dilemma

  • Mark 12:18-27; Matt 22:23-34; Luke 20:27-40 — Parableman
  • John 9:1-3 — Parableman
  • 8:3-11 — …in the outer…
  • Non-contradiction

  • Jollyblogger, “Jesus and the Law of Non-Contradiction”
  • Paromologia — Admitting a weaker point in order to make a stronger one.
  • Mark 12:18-27; Matt 22:23-34; Luke 20:27-40 — Parableman
  • Mark 2:13-17 — Citizen ZProecthesis — When, in conclusion, a justifying reason is provided.

    Prosapodosis — Providing a reason for each division of a statement, the reasons usually following the statement in parallel fashion.

    Ratiocinatio — Reasoning (typically with oneself) by asking questions.

    Reductio ad absurdum — is a type of logical argument where we assume a claim for the sake of argument, arrive at an absurd result, and then conclude the original assumption must have been wrong, since it gave us this absurd result.

  • Mark 12:18-27; Matt 22:23-34; Luke 20:27-40 — Parableman
  • Sorites — A chain of claims and reasons which build upon one another. Concatenated enthymemes.

  • Matthew 9:2-7, Mark 2:3-12, Luke 5:18-25 — The Greatest Pursuits
  • Mark 2:18-22 — Citizen ZSyllogismus –The use of a remark or an image which calls upon the audience to draw an obvious conclusion.
  • John 3:14-18 — The Bible Archive
  • Figures of Ethos

    Anamnesis — Calling to memory past matters. More specifically, citing a past author from memory. Anamnesis helps to establish ethos, since it conveys the idea that the speaker is knowledgeable of the received wisdom from the past.

  • Matthew 4:1-10 — RazorsKiss
  • Antithesis

  • Matthew 22:15-22 — The Wardrobe DoorElenchus
  • Matthew 12:22-29 — The Wardrobe Door
  • Erotema

  • John 14:8-11 — The Wardrobe Door
  • Procatalepsis

  • Luke 7:36-50 — The Wardrobe Door
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