Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

Did the Ancients Interpret Their Cosmologies Literally?

The blogosphere is abuzz with discussion about Kevin deYoung’s post, 10 Reasons to Believe in a Historical Adam.  James McGrath responded to deYoung’s post, as did Joel Watts. Charles Halton has an excellent response to deYoung, and Charles links to … Continue reading

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Names, Appeals to Eyewitnesses, and Whether It Matters

I’m continuing my way through Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. There were a lot of arguments that I encountered in this book for the Gospels containing eyewitness testimony: 1.  When a Gospel mentions the … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Civil Rights 8

For my write-up today on Dean Kotlowski’s Nixon’s Civil Rights, I’ll use as my starting-point what Kotlowski says on pages 75-76: “While many observers cheered the vice president as the administration’s resident civil rights advocate, Nixon had not earned a … Continue reading

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