Last Summer, a special event was held at Durham University in which a number of prominent Protestant and Catholic theologians came together to (kindly) debate grace. The event was titled, “Reading Paul Today: Grace and Gift for Protestant and Catholic Theology,” and was sponsored by Durham’s Center for Catholic Studies. The impetus for this gathering was John M. G. Barclay’s paradigm-shifting work on charis, or grace, in Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans).[Read more…]
There are a number of ways of answering this question. I see the task of a biblical scholar as different from a systematic theologian, but as systematic theologians are taken up with reflection on the doctrine of God, this can’t be done without a deep engagement with scripture.[Read more…]
Apologies for missing last week; the AAR/SBL jobs site was down for maintenance, and we didn’t want to miss posting any opportunities. Jobs from the past two weeks include positions from Durham to Norway, Canada to Ireland. Happy hunting.[Read more…]
With the launch of Logos 8 come several new features that will appeal to biblical scholars. These features range from various ways to visually work the biblical text to building your own morphological queries.
by Ryan Lytton
*Editor’s note: I recently approached Ryan Lytton (author of the second most viewed post in the history of theLAB) asking him to conduct an interview with Fuller Seminary regarding their upcoming move to Pomona. He responded by getting two interviews, the first one with Amos Yong, and the second with Christopher B. Hays. In this first post, Amos Yong, who is Professor of Theology and Mission at Fuller discusses family life as an academic, Fuller’s move to Pomona, and the need for research into the global phenomenon of Pentecostalism. [Read more…]
This week has seen over 30 new postings in the lead-up to SBL in Denver, with jobs on offer from New York to Singapore, Indiana to Chile. Happy Hunting. [Read more…]
The last few weeks saw numerous job offerings in all subdisciplines at institutions around the world, from South Africa to Belgium, Denver to Latvia. [Read more…]
by Ryan Lytton
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Proverbs 4:5.
Wisdom and understanding are everywhere available but are nevertheless ostensibly rarely found. A student of the Word must be diligent in their search but there are least two problems in their way. [Read more…]
Photos by Tavis Bohlinger
One of the advantages to living in the UK is the ease with which one can get from London to Manchester, Oxford to Edinburgh, or, in my case last week, from Durham to Aberdeen. I found out on very short notice that Philip Ziegler, personal chair in dogmatics at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, was holding a symposium in which other scholars at Aberdeen engaged critically, and constructively, with his recent book, Militant Grace: The Apocalyptic Turn and the Future of Christian Theology (Baker Academic, 2018).
I had actually just finished reading the book and thoroughly enjoyed it (Ziegler writes with striking prose), but I was left with some nagging questions. So I booked a last-minute ticket up to Aberdeen last Thursday and settled in for the 5-hour train ride, much of it along the stunningly rugged coast of Scotland. Good thing I have a Kindle. [Read more…]
by Kevin J. Vanhoozer | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
There’s a word for describing the latest cultural fad of bringing back styles, fashions, or designs from the recent past: “retro.” Vinyl records are popular once again despite the superior digital technology. Retro restaurants stake their business on the appeal to a new generation of, say, self-consciously identifying with everything 1980s. As sociocultural commentators point out, however, such retro homage is “half-longing, half-ironic.”1 [Read more…]