Mark A. Chancey teaches at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Textbook case: Bible class in public school
When asked about the Bible course at the local public high school, a West Texas minister told the Abilene Reporter News, “My hope is the end result is they read their Bible and start asking ...
November 14, 2006
Paul and the law: E. P. Sanders's retrieval of Judaism
The Jews of Jesus’ time, the preacher intoned, were slavishly devoted to the practices of their ancestors. They studied scripture but did not apply it....
June 13, 2006
Creators of a Bible curriculum used in 1,000 U.S. public schools claim that "The Bible in History and Literature" is a nonsectarian course, when the truth is that it presents a distinct theological perspective. Discussions of science are based on nonscientific literature; archaeological findings "prove" the Bible’s complete historical accuracy. One chapter describes the U.S. as a historically Christian nation and suggests that it needs to reclaim that heritage.
August 22, 2005
The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited
In 1996, shortly before his death, John Howard Yoder grouped ten essays based on papers he had written in the preceding three decades into w...
June 13, 2005
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