As we collect ever more evidence about times past and places afar, we find that there seem to have been no times or places when or where environmental edens existed (at least not since the original Eden).
As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, the U.S. finds itself in a mess of historic proportions. Our economic crisis was preceded by a near-universal collapse in judgment about the use of U.S. military force abroad. This mess is profoundly embarrassing because it is of our own making and therefore one that could have been avoided.
The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus
Dale C. Allison Jr.
No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims About Jesus
Susan R. Garrett
Original Sin: A Cultural History
Revelation: A Commentary (New Testament Library)
Brian K. Blount
The Gospel of John and Christian Theology
Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser, eds.
Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers
The Moral Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues (3rd edition)
Victor Paul Furnish
An Introduction to the Bible
Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin
I, II, and III John: A Commentary (New Testament Library)
Judith M. Lieu
Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Few biblical scholars at work today combine Allison’s extensive learning, personal modesty and refreshing honesty. In this study he attempts to reconcile his theological commitments and his historical reconstruction.
In a new book on Genesis, Gary A. Anderson focuses not on the textual origin of the story—the customary focus of historical-critical study—but on how the story has been received and retold, imaginatively and liturgically, in Jewish and Christian traditions.
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