Daily Archives: 13 Nov 2017

Roy Moore Was Kicked out of a Gadsden Mall for Harrassing Young Girls

Roy Moore had been banned from a mall in Gadsden, Alabama, because he badgered teen girls, residents of the town, including lawyers and cops, say: nyer.cm/H7BvOQN 

Die schweizerische Reformation: Ein Handbuch

Die Reformation ist eines der grossen Ereignisse der Schweizer Geschichte. Die neuen religiösen Auffassungen lösen heftige soziale Konflikte aus, die die Vertrauensbasis zwischen den katholischen und protestantischen Orten erschüttern und den Zusammenhalt der Eidgenossenschaft infrage stellen. Der starke Einfluss des Humanismus, die ausgewogenen Machtverhältnisse in den Städten und die religiöse Autonomie vieler Landgemeinden – das alles zusammen gibt der Reformation in der Schweiz ein unverwechselbares Profil.

Das Handbuch zeichnet detailliert die Ausbreitung der reformatorischen Bewegung in den Städten Zürich, Bern, Basel, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen und in den ländlichen Gebieten wie Graubünden, Appenzell und der französischsprachigen Schweiz, aber auch die gescheiterten Reformationen oder die Täuferbewegung nach. Es zeigt, wie sich im Lauf des 16. Jahrhunderts aus einer diffusen Bewegung eine disziplinierte Gruppe von Kirchen mit definierten Glaubenssätzen und eigenständiger Kultur entwickelt hat, und erkundet die Langzeitfolgen der Reformation auf die schweizerische Gesellschaft, auf die religiöse Kultur wie die Alltagskultur, auf Bildung, Gemeinwesen und Politik.  Mit Beiträgen von Irena Backus, Jan-Andrea Bernhard, Erich Bryner, Amy Nelson Burnett, Emidio Campi, Bruce Gordon, Kaspar von Greyerz, Sundar Henny, Karin Maag, Thomas Maissen, Martin Sallmann, Regula Schmid und Andrea Strübind.

The publisher has graciously provided a review copy.  More in due course.

Another Woman Has Come Forward With A Story of Roy Moore’s Molestations

@AP — BREAKING: Second woman accuses Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct when she was a minor.

The dam is bursting and Roy Moore and all those who stand beside him will be drowned in the deluge.  Child molesters never just molest once.  Anyone who pays attention should realize that.  Just ask the victims of Jerry Sandusky and all the other predators out there.

53 Pastors in Alabama Have Signed Letters Supporting A Pedophile, And Denying Christ

And make no mistake, publicly supporting a pedophile is also the public denial of Christ.  Why?  Because the public endorsement of sin is the public repudiation of God.  I wouldn’t want to be any of these heretics on judgment day, because here’s what awaits them-

‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven.  But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.  (Matt. 10:32-33)

Those ‘Pastors’ are, to a man, political opportunists who have sold their souls to a political party.  They are doomed.  No sir, I wouldn’t want to be any one of them.

LXX Scholar Interview – Dr. Ben Wright

Very much worth your time.

Septuaginta &c.

Today I have another opportunity to feature an interview with a well-established Septuagint scholar. If you don’t already know, this is part of a larger running series of interviews that can be found here. This interview is with Dr. Benjamin G. Wright, who is University Distinguished Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Wright is well known among Septuagint scholars for many things, most recently his work on Aristeas, Sirach, and also as the co-editor of the New English Translation of the Septuagint (OUP 2007).

Now for the interview:

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Quote of the Day

As you have done, so will it be done to you: your deeds will recoil on your own head. (Obad. 1:15)

Facebook Theology That Makes me Sigh

Apparently someone at Unvirtuous Abbey isn’t very informed concerning the Gospel accounts of the Sermon on the Mount (it only occurs in Matthew.  In Luke it’s set on a plain, and in Mark and John it doesn’t even occur).  Step it up, humorists.


Speaking of the Synod of Dort…

bogermanThe Synod was opened and closed with great solemnity, and held one hundred and fifty-four formal sessions, besides a larger number of conferences.  The expenses were borne by the States-General on a very liberal scale, and exceeded 100, 000 guilders.  The sessions were public, and crowded by spectators. John Bogerman, pastor at Leuwarden, was elected President; Festus Hommius, pastor in Leyden, first Secretary—both strict Calvinists. The former had translated Beza’s tract on the punishment of heretics into Dutch; the latter prepared a new Latin version of the Belgic Confession. The whole Dutch delegation was orthodox. Only three delegates from the provincial Synod of Utrecht were Remonstrants, but these had to yield their seats to the three orthodox members elected by the minority in that province. Gomarus represented supralapsarian Calvinism, but the great majority were infralapsarians or sublapsarians.  Thus the fate of the Arminians was decided beforehand.*

As it should have been.  You can read a great deal of first hand material as mentioned here.

*The Creeds of Christendom, with a History and Critical Notes: The History of Creeds (Vol. 1, p. 513).

Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae (1618–1619)

If you’re interested in the happenings at Dort- this series of  volumes will be important to you: Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae (1618–1619)

The Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619 was one of the most important church councils in the history of the reformed tradition. International delegates from all over Europe served as important participants and played a significant role in the evaluation of Remonstrant doctrine and in the formation of the canons. The Synod made important pronouncements on issues like Sunday observance, catechism instruction, and theological education.Given the continuing worldwide historical significance of the Synod’s canons and church order, the absence of a critical scholarly edition of the majority of documents composed at the time of the Synod is remarkable. The Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek in Emden, being a leading research center for the history and theology of Reformed Protestantism, has taken the initiative to edit the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619. The edition is organized as a RefoRC project with the participation of several institutions and scholars in Europe and North-America.

Forthcoming volumes:

  • Vol. II: Preliminaries to the Synod, ca. 1000 pp. / The Pro-Acta Sessions / Procedural Debates with the Remonstrants
  • Vol. III: Deliberations after the Expulsion of the Remonstrants, ca. 975 pp. / The Canons of Dordt and its Formation
  • Vol. IV: Remonstrant Doctrinal Documents, ca. 1000 pp.
  • Vol. V: The Judgments of the Nineteen Delegations on the Five Remonstrant Articles, ca. 850 pp.
  • Vol. VI: Other Discipline Cases, ca. 900 pp. / The Post-Acta Sessions / Immediate Aftermath of the Synod
  • Vol. VII: Remonstrant Reports on the Synod, ca. 1100 pp.Vol. VIII: Journals and Reports of Foreign Delegates on the Synod, ca. 990 pp.
  • Vol. IX: Journals and Reports of Dutch Delegates on the Synod, ca. 800 pp. / Contemporary Letters about the Synod

The Newest Issue of Zwingliana

Zwingliana vol. 44 has appeared. Interested readers may view the Table of Contents as well as the abstracts at http://www.zwingliana.ch/index.php/zwa/issue/current.  At the same time Zwingliana 41 (2014) went online in full text and can be accessed at http://www.zwingliana.ch/index.php/zwa/issue/view/213.