By Ben Witherington The Basilica at Catholic University does not have frescoes, nor does it have ordinary painted domes as this first picture will show. There is as well an interesting use of traditional Christian symbols, for instance this is the famous depiction of the seraphim with six wings, covering up. This same …read more
Monthly Archives: November 2015
By Accordance Bible Software We are thrilled to present fourteen (14) completely new releases in time for the Annual Meetings of the ETS and AAR/SBL. Each one comes at a special introductory price. All the introductory sale prices listed below are good through Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (11:59 PM EST) and …read more
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About the NIDNTTE
A standard reference work for …read more
By Stephen Bedard I will confess that I am frustrated with the response of many to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere. Much of my interactions have been with Christians and so that is the audience I’m going to focus on.
In the United States, as a result of the terrorist attacks, …read more
By James F. McGrath For those interested in Judaism, Mandaeism, Late Antiquity, ancient magic, Aramaic, and any number of other topics, there are two sessions at AAR this year that you ought not to miss. One is the Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity session, about which I’ll include details further below. But the other …read more
By Gavin R This is the first part of a review of Hyam Maccoby’s 1986 book Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity.Maccoby sets out his intentions in the Preface.I have used the rabbinical evidence to establish… that Paul, whom the New Testament wishes to portray as having been a trained Pharisee, never …read more
By Scott Fritzsche During the festival of Hanukkah, it is common and customary to make and eat doughnuts (sufganiyah) which are fried and filled with jelly or custard, as well as other fried foods, to commemorate and remember the miracle of the temple oil. The details and history of the miracle can be …read more
By Neil Godfrey Did you know that the “New Atheists and their online acolytes” have “a long list” of historical ideas that are “wildly wrong”? If this situation has been causing you sleepless nights then you will be relieved to learn that Tim O’Neill has started a new blog to bring these dimwits …read more
By Morris Proctor Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
Over the past few weeks I have received basically the same question from several Logos users so I thought …read more
By Brandon Rappuhn You may have noticed that we recently launched the Confessional Documents References Dataset in Logos Now 6.7. It forms the backbone for the Confessional Documents section in the Passage Guide. This section finds where all of your creedal church documents and commentaries on church documents mention the passage you are …read more
By Joel L. Watts From Logos, Unlock the heritage of the Wesleyan tradition with a personal library of both classic and modern Methodist, Holiness, Wesleyan, and Nazarene writers and theologians. With resources focusing on four main areas of study: biblical studies, theology, preaching and ministry, and classic works, the Methodist & Wesleyan Library Builder …read more
By Stephen Bedard The problem of evil and suffering is one of the most common objections to Christianity. Is suffering a good argument against the existence of God? In this video, William Lane Craig addresses this question.
The post Why Would God Allow Suffering? appeared first on Stephen J. Bedard. …read more
By Scot McKnight From Daughter of the Reformation — by Rachel Miller: Last week, Doug Wilson wrote a provocative post, A Theology of Slut Walks, where he attempts to Newspeak (Dougspeak?) his way through defending a rapist while claiming not he’s not actually defending a rapist. Without getting into the twisted logic of …read more
By jps Life has settled down a bit, so I’m getting some time to read again, consequently, I think I’ll start posting some Tozer. Let’s start with some excerpts from The Dangers of a Shallow Faith. So, my Christian friend, if you are settling back, snuggling into your foam rubber chair and …read more
By jps Any ideology is always in dialogue with, and thus shaped and constrained by, the voices it is suppressing, manipulating, echoing. In other words, ideologies exist only in concrete historical forms and in specific relations to other ideologies. Similarly, people do not simply acquire beliefs or attitudes imposed on them by …read more
By Joel L. Watts Torrance notes that God the Father is referred to as “Father” in two different ways. The first, the transcendent one, is based upon God as Creator. This is my favorite attribute of God, and the one which theology first takes shape. …(W)e think of God the Father as the eternal …read more
By Mason Slater Renowned scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling textbook The Drama of Scripture, writes in his main area of expertise–hermeneutics–to help seminarians pursue a lifetime of biblical interpretation.
Integrating the latest research in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, this substantive hermeneutics textbook is robustly theological in its approach, takes philosophical hermeneutics …read more
By Tommy Wasserman Today, the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) launched their new and vastly improved website at CSNTM.org. Here are some of the features that are announced on the vastly improved website now and in the coming weeks:New Manuscripts – We will be adding 10-20 new manuscripts to …read more
By James Tabor A version of this article was originally published on Dr. James Tabor’s popular Taborblog, a site that discusses and reports on “‘All things biblical’ from the Hebrew Bible to Early Christianity in the Roman World and Beyond.” Bible History Daily republished the article with the consent of the author. Visit …read more
By Lindsay As noted in the opening post, a difficulty in interpreting Mark 13 is that some verses appear to refer to the near future and others to the distant future. Stein maintained this tension by switching back and forth from near future to distant. Wright and France attempted to resolve this …read more
By Brian LePort This weekend I finished Dale C. Allison, Jr.’s Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010). It’s a big book (588 pages if you include all the back material; 462 if you ignore the bibliography and indexes) and thoroughly documented. Allison focuses upon doing the historian’s task …read more
By James F. McGrath John Loftus summarized a list provided by Sean Carroll of six arguments that are used by science denialists:The six arguments used by science denialists aim to:1) Cast doubt on science.2) Question the motives and integrity of scientists.3) Magnify disagreements between scientists, especially to cite gadflies as authorities.4) Exaggerate the potential …read more
By Scot McKnight The major debate about the apostle Paul shifted in the 21st Century from a debate between the “old” and the “new” perspective of Paul to the new perspective vs. the apocalyptic Paul. In saying that, the tussle ends up being between NT Wright (a version of the NPP) and Lou …read more
By Jacob J. Prahlow Magnum opus remains a term best reserved for the crowning achievement of a scholar’s life and work, the pinnacle at the top of decades of research, writing, and sharpening arguments. These great works comprehensively examine and engage their field of work and, at their best, even redefine the field for …read more
By Ian Paul As we approach Advent, we are coming into the new Liturgical Year, and in the lectionary we will be in Year C. This is the year when we focus on continuous reading of Luke’s gospel, though as in other years there are significant contributions from John.
I have just been teaching …read more