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Biblical Studies Antivaxxers

Biblical studies aren’t taken as seriously as other disciplines because we’ve allowed people to think every opinion is of equal value. They aren’t. Opinions unformed by education in the subject are empty and without value. And those who hold them are, mutatis mutandis, antivaxxers. And just as dangerous.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

If It’s On Facebook, It’s Probably Misleading

So be very skeptical of facebook.  Use it, but limit what it knows of you and never trust it.  Ever.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against Facebook Inc. for making misleading disclosures regarding the risk of misuse of Facebook user data.  For more than two years, Facebook’s public disclosures presented the risk of misuse of user data as merely hypothetical when Facebook knew that a third-party developer had actually misused Facebook user data.  Public companies must identify and consider the material risks to their business and have procedures designed to make disclosures that are accurate in all material respects, including not continuing to describe a risk as hypothetical when it has in fact happened.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Wissenschaftliche Tagung: Gegeneinander glauben – miteinander forschen?

In der Zeit vom 3. bis zum 5. Oktober dieses Jahres findet in der Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek die Tagung Gegeneinander glauben – miteinander forschen? Paradigmenwechsel frühneuzeitlicher Wissenschaftskulturen statt.

Den Ausgangspunkt für diese Tagung, die in das Kooperationsprojekt „Konfessionskultur des Reformiertentums im Nord- und Ostseeraum“ zwischen unserer Einrichtung und dem Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz eingebettet ist, bildet das Verhältnis von frühneuzeitlicher Astronomie und Physik zur christlichen Religion im Allgemeinen und zu ihren konfessionsspezifischen Ausprägungen im Besonderen.

Etc.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Conferences, Refo500

 

30% Off Mohr Siebeck Titles Published Before 2017

Through ISD-

IN ASSOCIATION WITH MOHR SIEBECK, we are delighted to offer all Mohr Siebeck titles published in 2017 or earlier at a discount of 30%. This unique offer is available exclusively from ISD through the end of 2019 or while stocks last.

Take a look at their catalog. There may be something you would like to pick up. Or your library may be interested too.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Mohr

 

Breaking News: An Archaeological Discovery That May Change Everything!!!

Jerusalem:  DP –  Archaeologist Rob Farfella today announced at a packed press conference that he and his team of international archaeologists working for the Bradbury Archaological Referendum have discovered a parchment in Jerusalem that may indeed be ancient and may contain a series of laws that may date to the 10th century BCE and which may show that maybe some of the laws in the Hebrew Bible may be related potentially to laws that may have originated in Egypt or maybe Babylonia.

Farfella went on to describe the location of the artifact’s extraction as maybe a controlled dig or maybe a shop in Jerusalem’s Old City.  Photos of the artifact may be forthcoming, possibly and potentially, if the IAA gives the discoverers permission potentially.

Fortunately a photo of the image has been leaked by the excavation team:

The excavation team has dubbed this potentially important manuscript ‘Codex Farfellensis Imbecilicus’.

Reports from other sources indicate that there may be nothing at all to the claims being made in today’s presser by Farfella and BAR.  ‘Skepticism is always appropriate when it comes to the announcements of the importance of such trinkets’ said Cindy Tubors of Harvard U.

Other scholars may weigh in, maybe, said Tubors as she wandered off from the press conference to imbibe at the local tavern and lament the death of archaeological seriousness.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture, pseudo-archaeology

 

‘Basic Economy’….

‘Basic economy’ is just your way of telling @united @Delta @AmericanAir and the rest that you are happy to be bumped from your flight because someone else has bought a regular ticket.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 
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Signs of the Times

Via the twitter.

 
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Posted by on 31 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Carl Trueman on The YRR Rubbish That Produced the Likes of Josh Harris and Mark Driscoll and Other Pandering Heretics

Read it here.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Biblical Studies Volumes From ISD

The Bible for the Curious
A Brief Encounter
by Philip R. Davies

9781781797433 (Hardback) 9781781797440 (Paperback)

Hardback, 160 pages (6 Illus, 11 maps & charts)
Publication Date: November 2018
Regular Price Hardback: $67.95 / Special Offer Price: $55.00
Regular Price Paperback: $27.00 / Special Offer Price: $22.00
Description:

This book is for anyone curious about the Bible: what it is, and what modern research reveals about it. Unlike most textbooks, it has no footnotes, avoids technical discussion as much as possible, and makes no assumptions about religious belief. Its aim is to introduce the contents a way that engages readers critically, and to persuade them that in a modern secular society this collection of ancient writings can still contribute to the way we think about history, philosophy and politics. It is a challenge to both those who regard it as ‘word of God’ and those who dismiss it as obsolete or myth or irrelevant.

For more information, please click here.

 

Monotheismus, ein ganz leeres Wort?
Versuche zur Monotheismustheorie Erik Petersons

edited by Giancarlo Caronello

9783161530272

Paperback, 352 pages

Publication Date: November 2018

Regular Price: $55.00 / Special Offer Price: $44.00

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Series: Rom und Protestantismus – Schriften des Melanchthon-Zentrums in Rom, 3

Description:

The pros and cons of the category of monotheism have been debated intensively in recent research. This concerns a number of areas, such as biblical exegesis, the church history of late antiquity in particular, and systematic theology. Erik Peterson was one of the first to deal with this category in the twentieth century. His theory of monotheism is a critique of monotheism – not just of political monotheism, as the title of his famous book from 1935 states. Protestant and Catholic theologians from the fields of exegesis, dogmatics, patristics and canon law go in search of Peterson’s theories in this volume. ​(German Text)

For more information, please click here.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Biblical Studies Resources, Books

 

Ultimate My Eye…

There isn’t a single book by Emil Brunner in there.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Another Day, Another Shooting

This time in Mississippi

Four people have been shot, including a police officer at Walmart in Southaven.

Local 24 News has confirmed that two employees were shot and killed early Tuesday morning, one outside the store, the other inside.

According to Baptist DeSoto, the police officer who was shot, was hit in his bullet proof vest and was not injured.

The shooter was shot by an officer and is currently at Regional One, condition unknown.

A Walmart employee told Local 24 News that the shooter is a former employee who worked at the store for 25 years before recently being fired.

When the history of America is written 300 years from now the Second Amendment will be viewed with the same contempt with which we view pedophiles today.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Famous Quotes Attributed to Jesus But Which Come from Others

Via Brant’s facebook page.  And now you know.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Humor

 

The Disaster Lottery

Do you ever wonder how many people out there are hoping that something happens to them so they can sue and strike it rich? Literally hoping for disaster or difficulty just for the sake of easy $$$$?

I suspect there are lots of ‘disaster lottery’ hopefuls.  Hoping they slide on a wet floor or get hot coffee spilled on them or trip on a sidewalk or find themselves in an Uber crash or an airline loses their luggage or any number of potential suit worthy events.  Up to and including being shot or maimed.

For $$$$.

America’s latest ‘get rich’ scheme is the disaster lottery.  Proving once again the truth of scripture that ‘the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.’

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

His Name Is Rudolf, Not Rudolph

From time to time some copy editor or some book cover designer or some ignorant student will publish a book or write an essay about Bultmann and misspell his word- much to the shock, horror, and dismay of everyone who knows something about RKB.  So, for instance, an otherwise very fine book on Bultmann by John Webster, who knows better but who employed a printer who knew nothing is befouled by that simple senseless act.

Read the book.  Ignore the cover.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

An Offer from Mohr on the Anniversary of Bultmann’s Death

Mohr is offering two very important works on Bultmann for an extremely low price.

Bultmann-Paket
Konrad Hammann: Rudolf Bultmann – Eine Biographie. – Christof Landmesser: Bultmann Handbuch

Rudolf Bultmann (1884–1976) was instrumental in shaping the 20th century exegetical, theological and church discourses with his hermeneutics. As one of form criticism’s founders and a representative of dialectical theology, he took a critical stance towards liberal theological views in the 1920s and made the hermeneutic question on the conditions for comprehending biblical texts the focus of his scholarly work.

This set contains the Guide to Bultmann and Rudolf Bultmann – A Biography. As well as providing an excellent first introduction to understanding Bultmann, both volumes are also a reference work for experts and authorities on Bultmann.

Get it while you can.

 
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Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 in Books, Mohr

 

How A Pedophile Argues For His Pedophilia: The Case of Alan Dershowitz

And that, ladies and gents, is how a pedophile makes the case for his pedophilia.

 
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Posted by on 29 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 
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I Hear Ya, Little Man

 
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Posted by on 29 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

I’m Just Going to Leave This Here So You Can Ponder It…

Via Rainn Wilson on the twitter-

 
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Posted by on 29 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Piffle

I don’t need such a device as I AM such a device:

 
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Posted by on 29 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Who Is Joshua Harris?

I’d never heard of the guy till news reports started blaring out that he has decided he doesn’t like being a Christian anymore.

But he never was a Christian. Not according to St John anyway:

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. — 1 Jn 2:19

This is always the case with apostates. The problem with modern America is that people feel that anyone who calls themselves a Christian actually is. This is a mistake; it is an assertion lacking evidence or justification many times.

 
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Posted by on 29 Jul 2019 in Modern Culture