Category Archives: Ignatius

Jesus the Literate, Slavery, Had Adam and Eve Done It Right

1. M. Bar-Ilan, “Writing in Ancient Israel. Part Two: Scribes and Books in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Period,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder … Continue reading

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Martyrs Atoning for the Church?

Source: Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1910) 83. “Origen went so far as to ascribe to the sufferings of the martyrs an atoning value for others, an efficacy like … Continue reading

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A Christian Studying Judaism

Source: Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1910) 39. “The Talmud is the slow growth of several centuries. It is a chaos of Jewish learning, wisdom, and folly, a continent … Continue reading

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Glorifying Death?

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 145-146. “What [Nicolas Malabranche (1638-1715)] found most objectionable in Seneca’s Stoicism was the arrogance of the claim that it is possible to be happy in this life. For Malabranche the … Continue reading

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An Open CGI

I’m home in Indiana right now, and one of my traditions when I’m here is to peruse old issues of the Journal. The Journal is a newspaper that has articles by various people in the Armstrongite movement, though I believe … Continue reading

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Temporal Referents: A Decent Sabbatarian Argument

Today, I want to wrestle with a Sabbatarian, pro-holy day argument that is somewhat hard to gainsay. Even though I’ve been arguing against Sabbatarianism for the past couple of days, I acknowledge that it can make decent arguments every now … Continue reading

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