A review of Mary Rakow
The lines between sacred history and contemporary life are wonderfully, miraculously blurred.
Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism
A review of Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Katharine Bushnell was a reforming whirlwind who left the mission field to campaign for temperance and against the sex trade.
History, Hermeneutics, and Ideology
A review of Will Stalder
The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.
For the Bible to belong not only to the church or the academy but to the people, a guidebook is needed. Harvey Cox provides one.
Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Robert Gregg traces five scriptural stories as they were later understood by commentators—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.
Mark Achtemeier and I once faced off at General Assembly over gay ordination. Sixteen years later, he preached at my ordination.
C. L. Seow explores how the book of Job might have been understood by its original writers and audiences, and how we might look at it now.
Parables aren’t too helpful, are they? Here’s what would be helpful: six steps to better discipleship. Or the three secrets of the kingdom of God, spelled out in an acrostic.
If only Jesus’ teachings were as simplistic as they are often portrayed.
John's prologue as midrash
Is John 1 a midrash on the creation story and the song of creative Wisdom? If so, its writer has infused it with profoundest joy.
The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel, by Robert Alter
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