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

Originally posted on Clarissa's Blog:
Folks, all of these debates about policy are fun but beyond the point. The only real issue is, who can beat Trump? Isn’t that the most important thing, honestly? We all know it’s not…

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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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