Daily Archives: February 21, 2019

announcement: Suzanne McCarthy’s book — BLT

Suzanne McCarthy wrote a book that is being published posthumously: Valiant or Virtuous? Gender Bias in Bible Translation Would those of you who knew her, interacted with her, and/or appreciated how she addressed matters of biblical egalitarianism be interested in … Continue reading

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Trying to Choose My Candidate

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Review: The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth, Michael Mandelbaum. New York: Oxford University Press, (Forthcoming, March 1,) 2019. Summary: Develops the thesis that 1989-2014 represented a singular period of widespread peace marked by absence…

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Examining the Cartesian Method, the Kantian Paradigm & Otto’s Category of “the Holy.”

Originally posted on Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy:
The Cartesian Method Rene Descartes (1596-1650), often recognized as the first of the modern philosophers, proposed a particular epistemological framework within Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) and Principles of…

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A leap to monotheism

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I do not have time to do another post on my reading project today.  But here is something I want to call your attention to.  James K. Hoffmeier makes what I think is a very good…

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Church Write-Up: Ethnocentrism, Assimilation, Potential Crumbling, and Theodicy in Reference to the Joseph Story

At the LCMS Bible study, the pastor talked about the story of Joseph. Here are some items: A. The Egyptians thought highly of themselves. Of course, the Pharaoh believed that he was a god, but, according to the pastor, the … Continue reading

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