You either love Barth or you hate him. But whatever your view of his work (and life), he is a theological tour de force to be reckoned with, arguably the most prolific and creative theologian of the 20th century.
Craig Bartholomew, H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College, was recently interviewed by Faithlife TV, where he laid down the gauntlet for Christian academics. His message: make your research speak to today’s context.
In other words, when it comes to the question of who your work is for, the church takes priority over (though not to the exclusion of) the academy.
Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity
The St. Andrews Symposium is never one to be missed. This conference always draw in an excellent mix of scholars of all ranks, and there are plentiful opportunities for postgrads to present papers and network as well.
Even if you’re not based in the UK, do consider going, as this conference draws a strong international crowd that includes scholars from the USA, EU, Israel, and more.
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Whenever I am faced with the decision of whether or not to buy a new book, I employ a tried-and-tested method. I ask myself the following question:
“Is this book a game-changer?”
Notice that I used the present tense. I don’t ask, “was.” I want to spend my hard-earned money on books that changed the direction of study in a particular sub-discipline of biblical studies, and that continue to exert an influence. [Read more…]
Our Logos Mobile Education crew met up with Kevin Vanhoozer near Chicago to discuss a new project he’d been working on: A Reforming Catholic Confession. The 500th year of the Reformation, it turns out, is an appropriate time to pause and examine the Church’s doctrinal identity.
Hear what Dr. Vanhoozer, along with a broad range of collaborating Christian thinkers and leaders, has in mind for this moment in Church history in this video interview from Logos Mobile Education.
Here are the latest job adverts for academic posts in biblical studies and theology worldwide, and related jobs in history and classics, presented by theLAB:
Michael Bird has just released a new book (surprise!), Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology. As the subtitle makes explicit, the book confronts adoptionism, which is the idea that Early Christianity believed Jesus was adopted into his role as the Son of God, rather than being such from time eternal.
I sat down with Mike recently to get a brief overview of the book, which I am pleased to present exclusively here on theLAB.
5 Resources You Need to Succeed in Seminary
When I began seminary 7 years ago, I was ignorant of the tools that would help me succeed in the classroom, the pulpit, and now postgraduate studies.
Logos’ Back-to-School Sale includes dozens of discounted resources, all hand-selected by scholars and pros at Logos who’ve been there and done that.
Here are five products that I highly recommend to ensure you make it through another grueling year of seminary, or that you could recommend to your students. They’re all available for 20% off through September 15. [Read more…]
theLAB is pleased to present this week’s listing of newly advertised academic posts in biblical studies and theology, including relevant jobs in philosophy and history. [Read more…]