Category Archives: Bible

Book Review: The New Testament In The Apostolic Fathers

The New Testament In The Apostolic Fathers, by a Committee Of The Oxford Society Of Historical Theology By and large, I found this to be an immensely fascinating book.  As I have been pondering the relationship between the Apostolic Fathers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Redeeming How We Talk

Redeeming How We Talk:  Discover How Communication Fuels Our Growth, Shapes Our Relationships, And Changes Our Lives, by Ken Wytsma and A.J. Swoboda [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are … Continue reading

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Book Review: High King Of Heaven

High King Of Heaven:  Theological And Practical Perspectives On The Person And Work Of Jesus, edited by John Macarthur [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When one reads … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible In A Disenchanted Age

The Bile In A Disenchanted Age:  The Enduring Possibility Of Christian Faith, by R.W.L. Moberly This book tries very hard to find a middle space between the disenchantment of faith due to corrosive social trends and a desire to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible And The Believer

The Bible And The Believer:  How To Read The Bible Critically And Religiously, by Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, & Daniel J. Harrington Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  A Jew, a Jesuit, and a Protestant critical scholar … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beginning Of Politics

The Beginning Of Politics:  Power In The Biblical Book Of Samuel, by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes This book is a stellar example of what happens when someone gets biblical, historial, and political analysis right.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: In God’s Shadow

In God’s Shadow:  Politics In The Hebrew Bible, by Michael Walzer This book has an essential difficulty, and it is notable that the author is aware of it but unable to entirely transcend it.  That difficulty is that the Bible … Continue reading

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The Exercise Of Authority In 1 Clement

When we are seeking to understand the past as a way of justifying how things ought to work, we often find that what we are looking at is far more complex than we may first thought.  We have already seen … Continue reading

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Bitten By Your Bad Reputation: Echoes Of 1 Corinthians In 1 Clement

It is our contemporary understanding of grace that when something is forgiven that one simply never brings it up again [1].  Indeed, this idea is so firmly planted within the contemporary mind that for someone to bring up past faults, … Continue reading

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The Legend Of The Phoenix In The Epistle Of 1 Clement

Many contemporaries are aware of the legend of the phoenix.  Fans of the Harry Potter series will note that J.K. Rowling integrated this legend into her novels in a variety of ways, with having both Harry Potter and Tom Riddle … Continue reading

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