Old Testament (or, Hebrew Bible) introductions generally work book by book to cover the basics and the controversies wrapped up with each biblical book. This unique introduction to the OT works thematically instead. The authors come from various traditions (Judaism, Christianity,…
The first edition of John Collins’ Apocalyptic Imagination was published more than 30 years ago. The second edition was published seventeen years ago. The third edition updates this time-tested textbook to take account of the last seventeen years of scholarship, which has shown immense interest in apocalyptic literature and its relevance for New Testament interpretation….
In the last half of the 20th century, many consider Alvin Plantinga to be the most important philosopher of religion. His work in the area of epistemology has been widely read and widely engaged by both Christian and non-Christian philosophers alike. In his magnum opus Warranted Christian Belief (hereafter WCB), which is the third book….
The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John Sailhamer (IVP, 2009, 632 pp.) was the most stimulating and insightful book on the Bible that I read in the decade of 2000-2010. Sailhamer boldly went where most fear to tread in his proposal about the textual composition of the Pentateuch and the entire Hebrew Bible – as well as their implications for a theology of the OT. He argues for a two stage composition of the….
The philosophy of science plays into many issues in biblical studies. Current models of scientific inquiry impinge on issues such as the historicity of Adam, the age of the earth, evolution, and genealogical information. Organizations such as BioLogos are trying to bridge the disciplines of science and biblical studies….
John Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. He recently published the blockbuster Paul and the Gift, probably the most publicized book of 2015. This new book, Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews, collects essays written by Barclay over the last 20 years….
If Adam was historical, what are the ramifications of the Fall? That’s the question of a new collaborative effort from John MacArthur and the Master’s College faculty, edited by Abner Chou….
In 1967, The Cambridge History of Late Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy was published. Since then, numerous critical editions and studies of philosophers in this period have appeared, and historians of antiquity have now shifted from speaking of an early medieval period….
The NT was born in a Hellenistic and Jewish environment, but no matter how Jewish it was, it cannot escape its Hellenic influence. Moreover, the entire Western world owes its origins to Greek scholarship in various fields including philosophy, literature,…