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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.

Current Events Write-Up: Middle East Interests, Gorsuch’s Non-Existent Fascist Club, Betsy DeVos, and Coal

Time for my weekly Current-Events Write-Up, in which I link to news and opinion pieces and comment on them. The Middle East Townhall: ‘Middle East Conflict’ Describes More Than Just Israeli-Palestinian Dispute, by Jonah Goldberg. This part interested me: “Republican … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
The Real Lincoln:  A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo Thomas DiLorenzo wouldn’t recognize the real Lincoln if he showed up in a top hat…

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Review: The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education, Christopher Gehrz, ed. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Summary: The contributors to this volume consider the “usable past” in Pietist thought and practice that might serve in the…

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Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, a two-volume work edited by Stanley Porter & Sean Adams, is a useful multi-author resource on major figures and developments in the history of biblical studies. …

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Lee-Barnewall–egalitarian usefulness

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am continuing to write about Michelle Lee- Barnewall’s Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian. She talks about the women’s suffrage movement as one of the social reform movements that grew out of 19th century activism. However, she does…

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Trump, Big Government, the Export-Import Bank, and the Washington Swamp

Originally posted on International Liberty:
I’ve written many times that Washington is both a corrupt city and a corrupting city. My point is that decent people go into government and all too often wind up losing their ethical values as…

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Book Write-Up: All She Ever Wanted, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  All She Ever Wanted.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2005.  See here to buy the book. Why this book didn’t win a Christy Award, I have no idea!  It is my favorite Lynn Austin book that I have read … Continue reading

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