Perhaps the most exciting and ambitious project of 2018 is the end-of-year release of Part 1 of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca on December 26, 2018. We talked to both Rick Brannan, the profoundly-expertised-Greek-guru-resident-scholar-guy at Faithlife/Logos, and Kyle Anderson, Content Production Manager at Faithlife, about the process of getting these volumes into a searchable format previously unrealized (his actual title is Information Architect and Team Manager, Content Innovation). There is a fascinating story here concerning the intersection of ancient texts with the Internet, and the importance of making significant works both utilitarian and delightful to end users. [Read more…]
We are thrilled this week to present an interview recently conducted with Steve Reece, Professor of Classical Languages at Saint Olaf College, on his recent book, Paul’s Large Letters: Paul’s Autographic Subscription in the Light of Ancient Epistolary Conventions. [Read more…]
Question: what theological issue has been debated amongst Christians for millennia without a clear winner? Of course, there are many. But one in particular has caused such heated disagreement throughout Church history that people have died for their convictions (and not always due to drowning): baptism. [Read more…]
We continue our LNTS 2016 interview series with Nijay Gupta, discussing a volume he co-edited with Kristian Bendoraitis entitled Matthew and Mark Across Perspectives: Essays in Honour of Stephen C. Barton and William R. Telford. [Read more…]
One thing that we’re thankful for here at the Academic Blog is the fact of God’s saving activity on behalf of ungodly sinners, otherwise known as justification. But this term, and the concept it conveys, have been the subject of intense debate for many years. [Read more…]
We continue our LNTS interview series with a stimulating conversation with Dorothea Bertschmann on her book, Bowing Before Christ – Nodding to the State? Dorothea discusses the power of the “political” Paul through examination of two theological powerhouses who have dominated the discussion. Her argument is a sublime petition for balance in the consideration and utilization of the apostle Paul in the church’s engagement with the worldly powers that be.
We had the great honor of interviewing Noam Neusner recently about his experiences growing up as the son of the most prolific author and scholar in history, Jacob Neusner. Noam offers here some sound advice and fascinating insight that every one of us should take to heart in our journey as scholars, parents, and friends. [Read more…]
by Ryan Lytton
*Editor’s note: This is the second of two Fuller Seminary interviews conducted by Ryan Lytton (the first interview was with Amos Yong). He recently had the opportunity to interview Christopher B. Hays, who is the D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Chair of the Old Testament Department at Fuller Theological Seminary in California.
In this interview, Hays discusses the importance of studying the ANE, current happenings at Fuller (the move from Pasadena to Pomona), and career advice for potential future academics. [Read more…]
Would you invite a complete stranger into your home? Would it make a difference what color their skin, the language they spoke (or didn’t), or the clothes on their back? How would your answers change if you knew the full depth of biblical teaching on the subject? Joshua Jipp set out to plumb the depths of the scriptural teaching on hospitality in his newest book, Saved by Faith and Hospitality (SFH). [Read more…]
We recently invited Dr. Mark Tietjen to contribute a series of articles on Søren Kierkegaard, to celebrate the soon-to-be released 26-volume Kierkegaard’s Writings on the Logos Digital Library. This is a monumental occasion, given that it has taken 50 years for Kierkegaard’s entire corpus of writings to be translated into English. In this first essay, Tietjen writes with graceful prose and keen insight into the meaning and implications of one of Kierkegaard’s most famous (and misused) ideas: the “leap of faith”. [Read more…]