Daily Archives: 6 Nov 2012

Today With Zwingli: Good People, Don’t Fall For Eck’s Deceptions

On 6 November, 1524 Zwingli published Antwort an den Rat in Zürich über Johannes Ecks Schrift und betreffend den Anschlag der neun Orte in Frauenfeld. Its thesis is simple- Johannes Eck is a deceiver and what he says in his … Continue reading

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The Price of Peace, the Cost of War

Anyone who will not give a guilder for peace must eventually give ten or twenty guilders for war.  — Martin Luther

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What Benefit Discourse Analysis?

That question might well arise when interested persons hear of Steve Runge’s new project, the Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans. In the words of the author, The project provides a close reading of the Greek, engaging it on its own terms. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Das Neue Testament enthält die einzigen zuverlässigen Überlieferungen über das Auftreten Jesu wie über das grundlegende Werden der Kirche und ihrer Verkündigung. — Leonhard Goppelt

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Enter to Win A Copy of ‘The Theology of Martin Luther: A Critical Assessment’

You read that right.  The good folk at Fortress have sent along a copy of this brilliant book for me to give away.  So, tell me why you should be the lucky recipient.  As always, the most creative, humorous, witty, … Continue reading

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While America Votes, Israel Grabs More Palestinian Land

Israel’s Housing Ministry published tenders for the construction of 1,285 new housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ariel on Tuesday, in what left-wing activists said was an attempt to avoid American criticism of the move … Continue reading

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Today is the Day!

Emidio Campi will be at Union Theological Seminary in New York tonight presenting on ‘The Reformers and Islam’. You will WANT TO GO if you are nearby. Campi is stunningly brilliant and his work is top of the line. Date: … Continue reading

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The European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) Is on the Twitter

I’m a proud member of EABS (and have been since its inception) so I’m more than happy to pass along the happy news that EABS is now on the twitter.  Another way to stay informed and in touch (which, really, … Continue reading

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‘Prayer Changes Everything’… Um, No, It Doesn’t

People, even well meaning preachers and theologians, will sometimes repeat phrases that sound good but when thought over aren’t all that good, or true, after all. For example, people say, quite regularly- ‘prayer changes everything’, or in a variant form, … Continue reading

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On The Anniversary of Leonhard Goppelt’s Birth

On the 6th of November, 1911, New Testament exegete and Theologian Leonhard Goppelt was born.  His contributions to New Testament studies are impressive and cover everything from the use of the Old Testament by the New to commentary to New … Continue reading

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Hurtado Contra Crossley

On Diversity, Competence and Coherence in New Testament Studies: A Modest Response to Crossley’s “Immodest Proposal”, by Larry Hurtado appears in the latest issue of Relegere. Have a look if you’re so inclined.

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