Who should you turn to if you need to understand important biblical concepts? The potato head brothers, of course. So, here they are explaining Markan priority and what it means for biblical studies.
- Andrew Perriman offers some reflections on Anthony Thiselton’s Hermeneutics of Doctrine and the way it is helping him reconsider the legitimacy of doctrine in relationship to biblical interpretation. On a similar note, Justin Taylor discusses Vern Poythress’s view on the matter and offers links to a couple of further resources.
- Paul Alexander explains why the Gospel of John needs to be an equal partner with the Synoptics in constructing our understanding of the historical Jesus and the impact this would have on standard methodological principles. (HT Jim West)
- Jason Goroncy offers a lengthy excerpt from Rowan William’s recent address on the topic of forgiveness.
- Brian LePort offers a roundup of recent posts on the role of women in the church.
- And, a church in Brazil has gotten permission to move forward with its $200m replica of Solomon’s temple.
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.