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Remembering Adolf Schlatter on the Day He Died

Adolf Schlatter died on the 19th of May in the Year of Our Lord, 1938.  I love Schlatter.  His work is impeccable (yes, literally without sin) and his influence abiding. I am unashamed to say that I think him one … Continue reading

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Schlatter’s Most Influential Essay

ATHEISTIC METHODS IN THEOLOGY All attempts to illumine clearly the point at which the theological conflict among us arises render a commendable service. So it is fitting to welcome the contribution by Paul Jager in Die Christliche Welt 25 ( … Continue reading

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On The Anniversary of Schlatter’s Birth

Enjoy all of this.  And do put into practice the sage advice of the good man who remarked in a discussion of exegesis: ‘Scientific study is first of all seeing, second, seeing, third, seeing and over and over again seeing.’

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In Memoriam Adolf Schlatter (a Day Late)

Adolf Schlatter died on the 19th of May in the Year of Our Lord, 1938.  I love Schlatter.  His work is impeccable (yes, literally without sin) and his influence abiding. I am unashamed to say that I think him one … Continue reading

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Adolf Schlatter: Virtually Unread in the English Speaking World

Tragically, as this fascinating post leads us to understand. In part Here are few of the brilliantly insightful things he [Schlatter] wrote: -It is absolutely clear: there can be no talk of man’s but only of God’s righteousness. Man is … Continue reading

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Atheists as Hermeneuts: An Observation

For myself, there are two suppositions and one consequence of those two suppositions which lead me to the assertion that self avowed atheists cannot correctly interpret the biblical text. Supposition 1) atheists deny the existence of God and accordingly God’s … Continue reading

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Adolf Schlatter is Still Worth Remembering

Adolph Schlatter died on the 19th of May, 1938.  I am unashamed to say that I think him one of the smartest exegetes of the 19th or 20th centuries.  He knew the text and it shows on every page of … Continue reading

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Listen to Adolf

Adolf Schlatter wrote Wir erlangen das Heil durch die Erfüllung unseres Dienstes. Listen to Adolf.

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McNutt on Grundmann, Schlatter, and Heschel and the Aryan Jesus

From Cambridge U. Press- The most recent issue of Harvard Theological Review includes an intriguing article by James E. McNutt:  A Very Damning Truth: Walter Grundmann, Adolf Schlatter, and Susannah Heschel’s The Aryan Jesus McNutt examines Susannah Heschel’s work and … Continue reading

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Great Quotes from Adolf Schlatter

Pretty cool-

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It’s Adolf Schlatter’s Birthday!

That profoundly gifted exegete and theologian Adolf Schlatter was born on the 16th of August in 1852. His productivity was second to none as he published commentaries on every book of the New Testament (some for general readers and some … Continue reading

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I’m Glad I’m Not Alone In Remembering Schlatter Today

The folk at Logos have too- As the world spiraled toward a second World War, Adolf Schlatter knew his time on earth was coming to a close. Schlatter had stood behind the lectern of some of Europe’s most prestigious universities, … Continue reading

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Adolf Schlatter’s ‘Faith’ In the New Testament

Logos is apparently considering undertaking a translation of Adolf Schlatter’s classic ‘Glaube im Neuen Testament‘.  This book has, astonishingly, never been rendered into English (a fact that continues to appall).  So I hope they do.  It’s brilliant.  Even the opening … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation

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A Schlatter Slideshow

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On The Anniversary of the Birth of Adolf Schlatter

That profoundly gifted exegete and theologian Adolf Schlatter was born on the 16th of August in 1852.   His productivity was second to none as he published commentaries on every book of the New Testament (some for general readers and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Adolf Schlatter

He was a brilliant exegete, a knowledgeable historian, a systematician, and a generalist.  And he died on the 19th of May in 1938.  He wrote tons of very, very useful stuff.  Unfortunately the vast majority is inaccessible to non-German readers. … Continue reading

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