Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

A Foundation on Which to Build

Christians have different forms of Christianity. I was eating dinner with a Catholic friend over a decade ago, and he was telling me how he believes that Christianity is about God changing him.  On another occasion, I had dinner with … Continue reading

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“Before Religion” by Brent Nongbri

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
Brent Nongbri. Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015, 288pp., $25.00  (paperback). Within the field of history, modern scholars tend to project religion backwards into a…

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Book Review: Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias, eds., “What Does the Scripture Say?” (LNTS 470) – Part 2.1

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Evans Craig A. and H. Daniel Zacharias, eds., “What Does the Scripture Say?”: Studies in the Function of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Volume 2: The Letters and Liturgical Traditions. LNTS 470; Studies in…

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Book Review: Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias, eds., “What Does the Scripture Say?” (LNTS 469) – Part 1.2

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Evans Craig A. and H. Daniel Zacharias, eds., “What Does the Scripture Say?”: Studies in the Function of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Volume 1, The Synoptic Gospels. LNTS 469; Studies in Scripture in…

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Why did Jesus have to die?

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Book Review (part 8: The Apologists as Sources) – ‘Neither Jew nor Greek’ by James D.G. Dunn

Originally posted on The Dustin Martyr Blog:
This post is a continuation of my recap/summary of James Dunn’s newest volume Neither Jew nor Greek. In chapter 40 Dunn is outlining the sources regarding the second century data, an important period for the…

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