Flotsam and jetsam (6/8)
- Jesus Creed reviews Marilynne Robinson’s new book, An Absence of Mind. If she isn’t already, she really should be on your “must read” list. And there’s a review of John Stott‘s new The Radical Disciple over at ERB.
- NPR did a story today about a group of Italian women, all of whom are or have been priests’ lovers, who wrote a letter to the Pope asking that clerical celibacy be reconsidered.
- After an earlier post in which he pointed out the similarities between the Genesis creation account and other creation myths like Gilgamesh and Atrahasis, Peter Enns now looks at the theological distinctives of the Genesis account.
- Ben Myers posted his thoughts and resources from a talk that he recently gave on “God and evil.” The resources are interestingly diverse and he concludes: “A Christian response to evil is not theodicy, but struggle – the struggle of taking God’s side against the world’s disorder, and of refusing to treat evil as an acceptable part of a larger harmonious vision.”
- James McGrath offers a roundup of posts related to the recent discussion of diversity and unity in the early church.
- Justin Taylor notes three new introductions to the Reformation.
- And, they think they’ve discovered a gladiator graveyard in northern England.
Posted on June 8, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged Atrahasis, clerical celibacy, Creation, creation myths, Genesis, Gilgamesh, John Stott, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Enns, priesthood, problem of evil, reformation, suffering, theodicy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.