What’s in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament. By Ben Witherington III. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009. Pp. 195. Read a Sample. Christianbook.com/academic $24.99. Bryan R. Dyer, Ph.D. Candidate McMaster Divinity College Hamilton, ON. Ben Witherington has for the greater part of the last twenty years been refining and applying [...]
Category Archive for 'Biblical Socio-Historical Studies'
I am pleased announce that we are going to begin a new feature here on the Christianbook.com Academic Blog called a “read in”. What’s a “Read In”? A “read in” consists of a community of people who want to engage a subject presented by a particular book. They agree to read the book and participate [...]
Christian involvement in politics has always been a complicated, messy, and at times murderous affair. It was no different in Ancient Israel. Though Americans like to believe we can separate politics and faith, history shows us that America has not succeeded in this endeavor. All laws are political laws, and all laws are generated from [...]
Anyone who follows biblical studies closely is well aware that one, if not the fastest growing and most important fields is how the New Testament uses the Old Testament. But as with most scholarly emphasis, the non-academic Bible reader probably knows little if anything about the fascinating reality of the Bible within the Bible. Granted, [...]
John Ronning. The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2010. Pp. 315. Christianbook.com/academic $19.99. Matthew: (Blogger): John, before we dive into the into the content of your book, can you could tell us a few things about yourself? Matthew: Where do you teach? John Ronning: Well I have just taken, as of January, [...]