The next “mention” of Hermann Detering was subtle. It was hidden as a link in the last sentence — But that leads us to a new set of questions about dates and identities that will have to be addressed another time — of the post When did Peter first see the resurrected Jesus?
In May, 2011 I posted:
A point I made in the main post was supplemented in the comments with further detail.
In January 2012 I included Hermann Detering as a scholar who proposed a different view from the one I was posting:
In the same month and year we looked at the relationship between Detering, Couchoud’s and Parvus’s views:
A day later we continued the same discussion:
February 2012 we discussed John the Baptist and included Hermann Detering’s views:
July 2012 Detering was listed as presenting a significant explanation that was ignored by a “hostile witness”:
August 2012, we pointed out a significant point about Marcion’s editions of Paul’s letters that had been pointed out by Hermann Detering:
I included a Hermann Detering title in an “interesting books” list, November 2012:
September 2013, Roger Parvus acknowledged his debt to Hermann Detering:
April 2014, Hermann Detering was added to the team of witnesses refuting aspersions cast by Maurice Casey:
June, 2014, I was able to link Hermann Detering’s view of a passage in Romans to an early attempt to refute the Christ Myth theory:
February 2015, an occasion to revise the same point:
March 2015: Notes on a Facebook post by Hermann Detering about a “coming out” clergyman
A link to Rene Salm’s translation of a review by Hermann Detering, May 2016
Another link to a translation of Rene Salm’s page of another review by Hermann Detering: June 2016
A few days later another link to Rene Salm’s site in which Hermann Detering argues strongly against Richard Carrier:
October 2017, our first signs of what appears to have been Hermann Detering’s last major work:
April 2018, continuing after a tense wait . . .
August 2018, a commentary by Rene Salm on “The Gnostic Meaning of the Exodus and the Beginning of the Joshua/Jesus Cult” —
September 2018, an updated revision of one of his works:
October 2018 I discovered Hermann Detering along with Parvus and Price had not been alone on a critical point:
Same month, another commentary by Rene Salm:
Later in October 2018, Detering is listed with 12 other witnesses standing against another facile claim:
Last mention, November 2018, a month after he died, it appears
And in case you missed it, earlier today:
I corresponded from time to time with him. He once sent me a book and I returned the favour with a token gift. He was always a part of my thinking on any biblical or Christian origin question. And of course through our personal correspondence I often wondered and thought about what he was like, and, from all I could tell, I liked him a lot. I’ll miss him.