Category Archives: History

Hector Avalos’ Critique of Patterns of Evidence (About the Historicity of the Exodus)

Patterns of Evidence is a 2015 documentary arguing that the biblical Exodus happened in history.  On the blog, Debunking Christianity, biblical scholar Hector Avalos extensively critiques the documentary.  I am sharing this for the information that Avalos presents. http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2016/01/patterns-of-poor-research-critique-of.html

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Book Write-Up: A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, by John M. Frame

John M. Frame.  A History of Western Philosophy and Theology.  Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. In A History of Western Philosophy and Theology, John Frame summarizes and critiques Western theological and philosophical views from … Continue reading

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Patterns of Evidence (the Exodus), Part 3: Ipuwer

Today, I was reading about the Admonitions of Ipuwer, which was discussed in the 2015 documentary Patterns of Evidence.  Patterns of Evidence argues that the biblical Exodus took place during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom Period.  The Admonitions of Ipuwer presents a … Continue reading

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Patterns of Evidence (the Exodus), Part I

I recently watched the 2015 documentary, Patterns of Evidence, which is about the historicity of the biblical Exodus.  See here for the trailer.  You can watch the movie on Netflix. Before I offer some thoughts about the documentary, I would … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Luther and Katharina, by Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund.  Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion.  New York: Waterbrook Press, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Martin Luther married a former nun, Katharina von Bora.  Luther and Katharina is historical fiction about their relationship … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: How God Used R.A. Torrey, by Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders, ed.  How God Used R.A. Torrey: A Short Biography As Told Through His Sermons.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. R.A. Torrey (1856-1928) worked with renowned evangelist D.L. Moody, and he also was instrumental … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Story of Monasticism, by Greg Peters

Greg Peters. The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. See here to purchase the book. Greg Peters is a Benedictine oblate, an Anglican pastor, and an academic who teaches medieval and … Continue reading

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