Daily Archives: 7 Jan 2019

Friends Don’t Let Ignorant Friends Anywhere Near the Bible

Signs of the Times

Oh He’s Read 30 Books… Some of them Several Times….

A guy who reads 30 books is obviously qualified to make important pronouncements about what men and women want out of life… right?

Yes, a bodybuilding steroid driven misogynist who reads 30 books is clearly an expert and deserves to be taken seriously when he tweets:

What a prat.

#SOTS19 – Dinner

Via Viv Rowett, official photog of the conference.

#SOTS19 – The Dining Hall

With thanks to Viv Rowett for the photo!  Fitzwilliam College has gone all out!

#SOTS19

Follow the Winter Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study (meeting this week at Cambridge) at #sots19 on the twitter.

Another Zwingli Film Poster

The First Anabaptist To Face Execution

On this day in 1527 the notorious Felix Manz was taken to the lake, in Zurich, and dropped to the bottom.  It was the government’s way of saying ‘alright, if you want water, we’ll give you water Felix’.  The deed was recorded in art-

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That’s Mr Manz, being put in the boat- chained.  The decision of the Council was reached after a good deal of debate, and a good deal of pleading from Zwingli to Manz that he amend his ways before the government took matters into its own hands.

There’s an interesting historical footnote to the affair here, which you ought to read.  It has to do with an apology by the authorities of Zurich in 2004 given to the descendants of the Anabaptists for their poor treatment.

There’s also a very fine essay by Gottfried Locher in Zwingliana titled Felix Manz’ Abschiedsworte an seine Mitbrüder vor der Hinrichtung 1527: Spiritualität und Theologie. Die Echtheit des Liedes «Bey Christo will ich bleiben».‘  Enjoy.