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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday and Great Review to Anthony Le Donne!—Chris Keith

The Jesus Blog's very own Anthony Le Donne has a birthday today!  To celebrate the guy who introduced me to guacamole and is the only NT scholar (I know of) who's actually referenced dinosaur erotica in a published book review, let's quote from a recent review of his Jesus' Wife in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77.3 (2015): 558-60.  Here's reviewer Lorna Shoemaker:

"Le Donne has written a work that should find an appreciative reading among those interested in understanding some of the scholarly issues surrounding the enticing question of a married Jesus.  Relaxed, occasionally popular language and illustrations, and an effort to be clear yet succinct make the book inviting and accessible" (559-60).

Congrats to Anthony on a great book, and Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy birthday, and thanks for the great blog posts.

    - Jordan Ryan

  2. Thanks!


  3. Happy birthday to you and that other guy who has a birthday today. Barack somebody?

    1. Yes, indeed, President Obama and I share a birthday. Also on Aug 4: Louis Armstrong and Percy Shelley.