Every so often a book comes along that simply changes things. We, of course, only know the book has changed things are a considerable amount of reflection given to it, and its argument found accurately critical of the status quo, while also pushing the conversation on to new ground. The first book I ever read [...]
Category Archive for 'Theological interpretation'
Before we jump into today’s post previewing God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment, I would like to announce that I am currently interviewing author James Hamilton, and will be posting the interview on Christmas Eve. But until then…let’s take a brief look at his new book. Christmas is not a time that we (yes, Christians) [...]
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, [...]
Before digging into the Hauerwas interview, we should note that for those of you waiting for the winners in our contest to win a free copy of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years you can find them here. In the final installment of our Spring interview series, which has included interviews with Jim Belcher, Bonhoeffer [...]
Karl Barth, in the opening pages to his Doctrine of Creation (CD III.1) makes it clear that the Christian’s confession of faith in God as the Creator is exclusively an articulus fidei, and therefore something which is not knowable to the human mind (005). It is a “free act of God” and those acts can [...]
Participatory Biblical Exegesis: A Theology of Biblical Interpretation. By Matthew Levering. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press, 2008. Pp. 310. ISBN 0-2680-3408-7. $25.00. It is common knowledge among scholars that in order to understand the “Bible in its own right” or as Kant said, “just like any other book” required its detachment from the church’s [...]