The New Testament is constantly being re-interpreted from a variety of perspectives. From feminists, to socialists, to traditionalists; there's even a version as seen through the prism of Star Wars...
If the Bible is a divine book, why does it look so human? Inspiration and Incarnation, the controversial book that dared to ask and answer that question, now has a website. And while the book was written in 2005, its author, Peter Enns, continues to draw new detractors.
In October, I delivered a lecture at the annual Ritz Lectures at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The text for that lecture, “The Cosmic Waters: An Historian’s Perspective of Christian Ecumenical Discussions,” appears at my author blog (brandonwithrow.com). As Bertram Cooper says to Don Draper on the AMC show Mad Men, “You’re going to need a
The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians by Heikki Räisänen Fortress, 2010 432 pages (paperback) Available Amazon.com When I’m teaching a class on ancient Christianity, I spend a significant amount of time covering the culture and context out of which Christian beliefs developed. What did the Greeks contribute to the
The final part of my two-part series “Copernicus, Interrupted” is now up at Biologos.org. The series looks at the delay in the reception of Copernican heliocentrism and compares it to the delay evangelicals have in accepting evolution. You can read part 1 here. Today, Protestant students in the classroom may not know Copernicus’ name
Part one of my two-part post “Copernicus, Interrupted” is up at Biologos.org. In this post I compare the similarities between seventeenth- and eighteenth-century evangelical resistance to Copernican heliocentrism to that of evangelical resistance to evolution today. The similarities are very interesting. Copernicus’s basic conclusion may be accepted today, but it was a long time
Part 2 of my two-part series on Augustine and Genesis (“Augustine, Genesis, and “Removing the Mystical Veil”) is now up at Biologos. It is now standard practice for any study on the history of Genesis 1 to note Augustine’s view—that creation was instantaneous. Some see this as a clear precedent for rejecting literal creation
Part one of my two-part series on the affect of Augustine’s worldview on his reading of Genesis is up at Biologos (“Augustine, Genesis, and “Removing the Mystical Veil”: Part I“). My previous posts on Origen of Alexandria (“Origen on the Species“) examined Origen in much the same way. Augustine’s approach to the Bible, then,