Aesop and the Gospel Hero Cult

(Κέλσος) – Matthew W. Ferguson:

I am not the first to make a comparison between the Gospels and novelistic biographies, since a number of scholars have also noted similar parallels between the Gospels and the Life of Aesop. Most notably, this comparison has been made by Lawrence Wills in The Quest of the Historical Gospel, in a chapter titled “The Life of Aesop and the Hero Cult Paradigm in the Gospel Tradition” …

adversusapologetica…2015/11/16/lawrence-wills

Lawrence M. Wills: The Quest of the Historical Gospel: Mark, John and the Origins of the Gospel Genre

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