Theology Archive

3 for Thursday: Three Reasons History is Not Theology

When a church historian sets out to tell you what God is doing during the Protestant Reformation, he or she stops being an historian.

Consider No Evil: Academic Freedom and Religious Higher Education

If you've wondered why theology plays such a prominent role in guiding and policing Christian higher education, then check out my new book, "Consider No Evil."

Will “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Sanitize Moses?

Evangelicals often want biblical movies that closely follow the text, but if "Exodus: Gods and Kings" does that, then this movie becomes unfit for families.

3 for Thursday: Three 15th-Century Depictions of the Terror of Hell

Three 15th-century depictions of the terror of hell show that fear is a powerful motivator and that hell has been a powerful factor in that for a long time.

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.

3 for Thursday: 3 Religion Surveys on Bigotry, the Bible, and Born-Again Cheaters

There seems to be no shortages of religion surveys, studies, and polls lately. For this week's 3 for Thursday, we look at a few numbers that might leave you dazed and confused, ranging from issues of bigotry to which religious group is most-likely to have affair.

The World You Want or the World You’ve Got: A Review of The Cave and the Light

In the "The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization," Arthur Herman (author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World) introduces the hell out of Plato and Aristotle.

Ascension Thursday is a Reminder that the Bible is Not A Science Text

For many Christians, today is Ascension Thursday, which marks the day Christ ascended into the heavens. For many, it is also a reminder that the Bible isn't a science text.
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