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- Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology by David W. Congdon : December 1, 2015
Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology (Series: Cascade Companions) by David W. Congdon is a concise introduction to the person and work of Rudolf Bultmann. It summarizes the loci of Bultmann’s theological program in less than 2o0 pages, making it a valuable resource on Bultmann by a scholar who is […]
- N.T. Wright on Unscholary Scholars and Sachkritik (Material Criticism) : November 13, 2015
In N.T. Wright’s newly published book, Paul and His Recent Interpreters: Some Contemporary Debates, he provides a fascinating critique of Sachkritik (material criticism) and those scholars who use it. Sachkritik is the german word for material criticism (or subject criticism), which is the attempt by scholars to separate the subject (Sache) from the form […]
- 15 Theology Books Defining My Autobiography : January 15, 2015
I’ve read over 500 theology books in the last ten years. (Some people read these many books every year!) Of all these books, there are fifteen books that stand apart as guideposts in my journey of exploration in theology. I don’t recommend all of these books today, but these books […]
- N.T. Wright backtracks on the New Perspective on Paul : December 26, 2014
Paul and the Faithfulness of God by N.T. Wright
N.T. Wright’s latest and longest installment in his Christian Origins and the Question of God series is Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and this book contains a fascinating backtracking on the New Perspective on Paul.
In this following quotation, N.T. Wright admits that the Old Perspective […]
- Karl Barth against the Quest of the Historical Jesus : December 17, 2014
Composite of Jesus portraits (source: wikipedia)
The Quest for the Historical Jesus that has captivated the world for the past two centuries and, perhaps, was at its pinnacle after the publication in 1906 of Albert Schweitzer’s Quest of the Historical Jesus and is still going strong as evidenced by famous publications such as N.T. Wright’s Jesus and the […]
- Albert Schweitzer epitomizes D.F. Strauss’ Life of Jesus : November 26, 2014
Albert Schweitzer [source: wikipedia]Albert Schweitzer loved David Friedrich Strauss, and that’s no understatement! In Schweitzer’s infamous book, The Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede [online text], there are three whole chapters dedicated to introducting D.F. Strauss (Ch. 7), summarizing his Life of Jesus and […]
- D. F. Strauss’ Life of Jesus, Critically Examined : November 20, 2014
David Friedrich Strauss (1808 – 1874)[source: wikpedia]The post-Enlightenment period exhausted printing presses with volumes titled, “The Life of Jesus”, which used the historical-critical method to uncover the historical Jesus from the exalted Jesus proclaimed by the Church. The landmark and most famous Life of Jesus was David Friedrich Strauss’s Das Leben […]
- N.T. Wright and Universal Redemption : January 7, 2014
N.T. Wright came to Seattle in November 2013 for his “Case for the Psalms” book tour. I was able to ask N.T. Wright about Universal Redemption in the Q&A section after the talk. I asked him, “Is there a hope for all people, animals, plants and stars, that is more […]
- Top Ten Theology Books That Have Influenced Me (2011) : March 7, 2011
(The top ten books that have influenced me the most by reading them in order of most influential to least influential.)1. "Institutes of the Christian Religion" by John Calvin.If you only read one book outside the bible in your entire life, this should...
- Ten Theologians That Have Influenced Me (2011) : February 22, 2011
Here is my "Top Ten List of Most Influential Theologians." I'll quickly stress that the following theologians have influenced me the most, and only contains books that I've read too. I've excluded authors, if I've only read one of their books too. Some...