Daily Archives: August 4, 2015

Book Write-Up: Talking Doctrine—-Mormons & Evangelicals in Conversation

Richard J. Mouw and Robert L. Millet, ed.  Talking Doctrine: Mormons & Evangelicals in Conversation.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Mormonism and evangelicalism have not always had a positive relationship, to put it mildly.  … Continue reading

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Calvin’s No! to the Thomists and Scholastics Among Us: Grace is Jesus

Originally posted on The Evangelical Calvinist:
I was reminded recently, as a result of interaction with an ardent Thomist/Scholastic theologian, how entrenched that approach is still present within the lives of many Christian thinkers even of today. Well, John Calvin…

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Diversity and the Emergence of “Orthodoxy” in Early Christianity

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
I continue to see some scholars stating as unquestioned fact that “orthodoxy” and “heresy” really only emerged after Constantine, that only with the power of imperial coercion could these categories operate, and that…

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Cook-protecting innocent life

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The sixth commandment forbids murder.  By Stephen Cook’s reckoning in Reading Deuteronomy,  chapters  19-21 of Deuteronomy all unpack the meaning of that commandment.  They are laws about protecting innocent life. This works for the laws in…

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Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters

Charles Halton ed. Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015. 176 pp. $16.99. In contemporary evangelicalism there’s hardly a biblical/theological topic more divisive than that of origins. The various topics under…

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