Welcome to On Paul’s Theory of Resurrection: The Carrier-O’Connell Debate. Richard and Jake agreed to have four independent judges read and assess their debate upon its completion. Below those judges and their assessments will be presented, according to the The Rules We Followed, especially rules (7) and (8). Those judges present their assessments below.
Winner: Jake O’Connell
Average Score: ⌈0.25⌉ = 1
Meet the Judges
Dr. Instone-Brewer is a senior research fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament at Tyndale House (Cambridge), whose published books include Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible and Techniques and Assumptions in Jewish Exegesis Before 70 CE.
John P. Dickson:
Dr. Dickson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney), where he teaches Jewish and Christian origins. He is the author of a dozen books, including Mission Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities and Jesus: A Short Life.
Dr. Burke is an Assistant Professor at York University (Toronto, Canada), whose work includes the article “Heresy Hunting in the New Millennium,” the entry on “The Infancy Gospel of Thomas” in Paul Foster’s The Non-Canonical Gospels, and a forthcoming critical edition of The Infancy Gospel of Thomas for Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum.
Dr. MacDonald is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Claremont School of Theology (California), whose published books include Does the New Testament Imitate Homer? and Acts Of Andrew: Early Christian Apocrypha.