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Book Review: Who We Are And How We Got Here

Who We Are And How We Got Here:  Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, by David Reich Although I am by no means fond of the evolutionary worldview of the author, a worldview that is shared … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plato’s Shadow

Plato’s Shadow:  The Hellenizing Of Christianity, by Gary Petty I did not find out about this book until after I had already written a very lengthy discussion about something this author shows some interest in, namely the Hellenization of biblical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eternity’s Account: Rulers (Eternity’s Account #4)

Eternity’s Account:  Rulers (Eternity’s Account #4), by Julie Bryson & Catherine Sharpe [This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] At first, upon reading this 350 page or so fantasy … Continue reading

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Book Review: An English Translation Of The So-Called Second Epistle Of Clement To The Corinthians

An English Translation Of The So-Called Second Epistle Of Clement To The Corinthians, edited by the Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge Most of the writings that one will find about the book of Second Clement are far from complementary about … Continue reading

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Book Review: S. Clement Of Rome

S. Clement Of Rome:  The Two Epistles To The Corinthians, A Revised Text With Introduction And Notes, by J.B. Lightfoot On the plus side, this book does have a very excellent version of the first and second epistles of Clement … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Second Epistle Of Clement To The Corinthians

The Second Epistle Of Clement To The Corinthians, edited by T.W. Crafer The difficulty of finding a good English translation of Second Clement [1] will lead the writer into some investigations of other texts, as was the case for me.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fragments Of Papias

The Fragments Of Papias, by Papias of Hierapolis Once upon a time there was a bishop in Asia Minor who was personally familiar with people who had known the Apostles as well as the Apostle John himself, and he was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible As History

The Bible As History, by Werner Keller This is a book I might not have read had I not challenged myself to read a large quantity of books originally written in German and translated into English.  This is the last … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife, by Eric Hornung There are at least two kinds of people who might theoretically be interested in a book like this.  Some of us are at least familiar with the general outlines of … Continue reading

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Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Read The Apostolic Fathers

As we come to the conclusion of our brief examination of the Apostolic Fathers, I would like to briefly discuss thirteen reasons why you should read the Apostolic Fathers.  Some of these are likely to be recapitulations of previous comments, … Continue reading

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