Brilliantly said. It ends thusly, but you should read every word-
Now that death has taken him, we should examine our own sins. Liberals should ask why their crusade for freedom and equality found itself with such a captain, and what his legacy says about their cause. Conservatives should ask how their crusade for faith and family and community ended up so Hefnerian itself — with a conservative news network that seems to have been run on Playboy Mansion principles and a conservative party that just elected a playboy as our president.
You can find these questions being asked, but they are counterpoints and minor themes. That this should be the case, that only prudish Christiansand spoilsport feminists are willing to say that the man was obviously wicked and destructive, is itself a reminder that the rot Hugh Hefner spread goes very, very deep.
No one can be a better churchman than one who has never been a heretic – Jerome
P.J. Williams, “The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House.” Early Christianity 8 (2017): 277-81. Should you be interested, contact me privately and I will be glad to share my copy of the essay. Here’s what Peter asserts, in part-
The overall conception of the edition has been to combine eclecticism with a radical documentary approach, defined as allowing the Greek documents themselves to play as significant a role as possible in the guiding of an eclectic edition.
Our edition is not intended to rival the Nestle-Aland edition, which will generally have a fuller apparatus and an array of information on manuscripts, citations, and cross-references for which we offer no counterpart. Nevertheless we believe that this edition is sufficiently different in its conception and in the information it provides that it should be an essential part of the Neutestamentler’s reference library. For study of the orality or poetics of the NewTestament we believe our edition should be the starting point.
The textual apparatus is quite intelligently and elegantly done. Here’s Mark 16:9ff. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it-
The font is beautiful and the new paragraph layout style is genius:
So let’s hear Christians speak out against immoral politicians as much as they do false teachers.
The result is a bastardized pseudo-theology and pseudo-christianity not even fit for a dog. Indeed, a dog has a clearer moral center than Hood.
Arrived in the mail today in a quite lovely box. Photos below. And for more on the project see here.
Some persons are so ignorant of themselves and so stupid and foolish that they make themselves laughing stocks to those who see them [for what they are] because of their gesture or gait or dress or conversation. — Jerome
If all sinners are punished alike, it is unjust for one to be slain while another is admonished by his comrade’s death. — St Jerome