Category Archives: History

Book Write-Up: Maimonides, by Joel Kraemer

Joel L. Kraemer.  Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds.  Doubleday, 2008.  See here to buy the book. Moses ben Maimon, or Maimonides, was a twelfth century Jewish philosopher, leader, and physician.  I decided to read … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything: God in Mystery

I watched the 2014 movie, The Theory of Everything, last night.  The movie is about theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife (later ex-wife, but still friend), Jane.  It starts from the time when he was a … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two

Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel, ed.  Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two: Creation, Fall, and Salvation.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. In this second volume of Exploring Christian Theology, Nathan Holsteen, Michael Svigel, … Continue reading

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Kevin O’Kane’s Response to My Review of His Book

Recently, I reviewed Kevin O’Kane’s Instigators of the Apocalypse: How Those with False Interpretations of the Book of Revelation Influenced Wars and Revolutions in the History of Western Civilization (see here for my review).  O’Kane sent me a thoughtful response … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Instigators of the Apocalypse

Kevin Timothy O’Kane.  Instigators of the Apocalypse: How Those with False Interpretations of the Book of Revelation Influenced Wars and Revolutions in the History of Western Civilization.  Kevin Timothy O’Kane, 2014.  See here to buy the book. Kevin Timothy O’Kane … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Constantine, by David Potter

David Potter.  Constantine: The Emperor.  Oxford University Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book (and, surprisingly for an Oxford University Press book, you can get it for a low price). Constantine was a Roman emperor in the fourth century … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Scripture Way of Salvation

Kenneth J. Collins.  The Scripture Way of Salvation: The Heart of John Wesley’s Theology.  Nashville: Abington Press, 1997.  See here to buy the book. Kenneth J. Collins teaches Church History at Asbury Theological Seminary.  I found this book at the … Continue reading

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