By Ben Witherington J. Knabenbauer was a conservative Catholic commentator of the second half of the 19th century who did a good job of interacting with the church fathers, and having a balanced approach to the exegetical and theological substance of Isaiah. He argues well for the literary coherence of Is. 1-39 and …read more
Monthly Archives: March 2016
By Brian Small I just became aware of this book which came out last month:Jeff Fisher. A Christoscopic Reading of Scripture: Johannes Oecolampadius on Hebrews. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.Synopsis: “The focus of this study is on Oecolampadius’s 1534 commentary on the biblical book of Hebrews, which derived from his theology lectures at the …read more
By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from The Priority of Christ, by Bishop Robert Barron.
The dense physicality of the risen Jesus (sarka kai oseta, flesh and bones) indicates that the whole drama of salvation has to do with real, embodied human beings.
There is nothing in authentic Christianity of the Platonic- Gnostic …read more
By Steve Bricker Continuing my posts of patristic texts coinciding with this Sunday’s Psalm study.Blessed is everyone who fears the Lᴏʀᴅ, who walks in his ways! (Ps 128:1)His words, blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, reveal that those who with troubled mind are apprehensive of the world’s dangers …read more
By Ken Schenck My summaries of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind continue. I’ve blogged on:1. Introduction2. Intuitive Dogs and Rational Tails3. Elephants Rule4. Three Domains of MoralityLet me continue with chapter 6: “Taste Buds of the Righteous Mind.” 1. The “three domains” of previous chapters seem quite generative for describing various ethical strands …read more
By Ian Paul This guest post by Andrew Goddard is a review of Andrew Atherstone & John Maiden (eds), Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century (The Boydell Press, 2014).
Evangelicals in the Church of England are often remarkably confused and ignorant about their recent past. The wider church knows even …read more