Blog Archives

Flotsam and jetsam (7/22)

Flotsam and jetsam (7/21)

Flotsam and jetsam (6/7)

  • Evangelical Textual Criticism has added a Syriac NT bibliography to its list of resources.
  • Joel Watts reviews a new commentary on the Johannine literature. And last week Nijay Gupta asked his reader their opinion on the best commentary on John to use as a textbook for an exegesis class at an evangelical seminary. He posted the results and some comments here. Joel Watts also has a review of Seth Sanders’ The Invention of Hebrew: Traditions, which sounds like a fascinating discussion of how the Hebrew language contributed to structures of political authority in the ancient world.
  • Jason Goroncy is working through a series on William Stringfellow’s theology (part 1 and part 2).
  • The NYT has a piece on yesterday’s statement  by a synod of Catholic bishops decrying the violence in the middle east.
  • And, for those of you anxious for the beginning of the world cup, Scriptorium Daily offers a post on “How Soccer Explains the World

Flotsam and jetsam (5/26)

Historical Jesus sighting

As promised, Brian has posted some reflections on last night’s discussion between Marcus Borg and Paul Anderson on the subject of the origin of the Gospels. He led off with a post interacting with Borg’s tendency to claim a scholarly consensus for his positions, something Brian apparently finds a little annoying. And, he followed that up with a summary of Borg’s presentation. Brian does a nice job summarizing some things that he appreciated, while still concluding that Borg’s understanding of the historicity of the Gospels and the nature of the post-resurrection Jesus is just wrong. And, there will be a follow-up post summarizing Anderson’s counter-presentation, which emphasized particularly the historicity of the Johannine tradition.