Daily Archives: 24 Aug 2017

Yet Another Reason to Disdain Man United…

And Zlatan-

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The knowledge of all that is most excellent in human life is said to be communicated to us through the Spirit of God—John Calvin So true. John Calvin, the father of Presbyterian theology, was a master intellect (and had a … Continue reading

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Martin Luthers theologische Grundbegriffe: Von »Abendmahl« bis »Zweifel«

Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine Auswahl der wichtigsten theologischen Grundbegriffe Luthers, dargeboten anhand von Zitaten, die in der Weimarer Ausgabe nachgewiesen werden. Das Wörterbuch möchte die Theologie Luthers am Leitfaden ihrer Grundbegriffe darstellen. Diese sollen in Luthers eigenen Aussagen zur Sprache … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Impatient Unkind Envious Boastful Arrogant Rude Self-serving Angry Resentful Celebrate no man who lives in total opposition to 1 Cor 13. — Aaron New

Posted in Theology

Free 30 Day Trial Access to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, and Other Important Volumes

Test EBR Online, HBR, JBR, ZAW, ZNW and SBR yourself and activate your 30 days of free online trial.  Your access token: ebr0197820.  How to get access: degruyter.com/accesstoken Additionally, you can find additional information here, including brief ‘reviews’ of certain articles. Other article reviews from Volume … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Reception History

Jesus Handbuch

The Guide to Jesus provides an outline of current international Jesus research. It presents interpretations of the figure of Jesus in the history of Christianity from its beginnings until the first decades of the twenty-first century. Furthermore, the activity, teaching, … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies, the Academy and the Pew: Public talk by Dr Jim West

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
Earlier this year, due to ill health, we sadly had to cancel a public talk by Dr Jim West on the relationship between the academic study of the…

Posted in Modern Culture

Anti-semitism in Art and Society on the Eve of the Reformation

THIS is a fascinating essay with fascinating illustrations. It brilliantly describes the historical context of the anti-semitism common in Europe on the eve of the Reformation and puts Luther’s views in their wider Sitz im Leben.

Posted in Church History

The Massacre

St Bartholomew’s that is…. Before dawn on the morning of August 24, 1572, church bells tolled in the Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois quarter of Paris. Just moments earlier, soldiers under the command of Henri, duke of Guise, had overcome resistance and assassinated the … Continue reading

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