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The Roots Of Christian Anti-Semitism In The Apostolic Fathers

Among the more serious issues that the Apostolic Fathers bring up is the matter of Christian anti-Semitism.  There is no doubt that the New Testament has some harshly critical things to say about some Jews.  For example, repeatedly in Acts, … 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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Mysteries Of The Bible: Three Days And Three Nights

Yesterday while I was at services in my usual congregation, I was asked by one of my fellow brethren to help him with a question a Quaker had asked him concerning the expression “three days and three nights” in Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Epistemology: A Beginner’s Guide

Epistemology:  A Beginner’s Guide, by Robert M. Martin This is a book that it is easier to respect than to like.  I do not necessarily consider it of vital importance for me to actively enjoy reading a book if I … Continue reading

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A Middle Ground Between Two Extremes: Examining The False Dilemma Of The Epistle To Diognetus Towards Judaism

Although the Epistle To Diognetus is an exceedingly obscure work [1], not cited by any ancient authorities and properly belonging to the collection of early Christian apologetic works, it is a work that is worth examining in somewhat close detail … Continue reading

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A Brief Review Of The Argumentation Of The Epistle To Diognetus

In looking at the Epistle To Diognetus as an early example of Christian apologetics [1], it is worthwhile to spend at least a little bit of time looking at the sort of arguments that Mathetes made on behalf of Christianity … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Dualism And The Didache And Epistle Of Barnabas

There is a curious connection between the Didache [1] and the Epistle of Barnabas relating to the issue of dualism.  Although neither the Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas are particularly well known as works, there are notable ways in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Commentary On John

Commentary On John, by Origen Adamantius I was looking forward to reading this book in order to discuss Origen’s thoughts on subordinationism, which I plan on discussing separately, but I must admit being somewhat disappointed that this 200 page commentary … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Incarnation

On The Incarnation, by Athanasius of Alexandria If you know something about 4th century Post-Nicene Christian history, the odds are you know something of Athanasius [1].  He wrote a collection of canonical books that, for example, happens to be the … Continue reading

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Makes No Sense At All

Almost alone among the major thinkers of psychology in the psychoanalytic school, I can read the works of Viktor Frankl with pleasure [1].  Why is this?  Among that school of thinkers there was a variety of speculations about where man’s … Continue reading

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