By Ben Witherington The final chapter of Child’s review attends to the phenomenon known as post-modern interpretation of the Bible. He focuses on providing a critique of W. Brueggemann, sometimes a very strong critique— “to confuse the divine Spirit with human imaginative creativity is to introduce a serious distortion into the entire theological …read more
Monthly Archives: March 2016
By T. Michael W. Halcomb Hi Friends, I just wanted to share that my paper for the 2016 SBL Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX) was accepted. I’m excited to be part of the prestigious Synoptic Gospels section. Here’s the title and abstract:Can I Get an “Amen”?: The Rhetorical Function of “Amen” in the SynopticsAlthough “Amen” …read more
By Richard Carrier We are growing and multiplying!
We have split into two blog networks with a common cause. And both are adding many new bloggers. The new independent network The Orbit will focus even more on feminism and social justice (as well as activism). Though we will still do a lot of that …read more
By Joel H. Some stories in the Bible were meant to be history, others fiction. But modernity has obscured the original distinction between the two kinds of biblical writing, depriving readers of the depth of the text.
One way to understand the difference between history and fiction in the Bible is through the Old …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 Morality5. Taste Buds of the Righteous MindNow chapter 7: “The Moral Foundations of Politics”1. Care/HarmIn this chapter, Haidt takes the five moral taste buds (so far) and …read more
By William Varner I have worked through enough of this volume to offer a positive recommendation. Porter has complained that most commentaries are composed of comments on other commentaries. This is an observation that I echo as well. He has succeeded, in my opinion, in avoiding that pitfall. As would be expected, Porter …read more
By Andy Naselli I think Doug Wilson wins this three-way debate: “Should Churches Display the American Flag in Their Sanctuaries?” Christianity Today 56, no. 7 (2012): 82.
(Direct links to CT often don’t work unless you subscribe to CT. If that’s the case for you for the above link, just Google the title to …read more