Sometimes you just need four concise points to deliver a compelling message. Paul Sloan does that for us in this week’s edition of “What makes a good biblical scholar or theologian?” [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…]
Words by Justin Allison, Photos by Tavis Bohlinger*
On June 18th and 19th, students, staff, and local attendees gathered in Durham for an international conference entitled “Closing the Gap: Best Practices for Integrating Historical and Theological Exegesis.” The aim was to host a conversation on the practice of theological interpretation, as opposed to the more abundant theoretical reflections upon that task. [Read more…]
Persistence. Dealing with failure and rejection are inherent parts of the academic game, be it in journal submissions, book proposals, conference papers, job applications, grant applications, fellowships, awards, or promotion. [Read more…]
This is short notice, but if you can make it out to Jerusalem in less than two weeks’ time, you’ll enjoy the privilege of attending BHLaP 2018 (that acronym stands for Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology).* The event, convened by Edit Doron and Robert Holmstedt, will feature 18 scholars from around Israel, and a half dozen from Canada. [Read more…]
A good biblical scholar is discerning. This discernment is exercised at key points in the research process. First, a good scholar chooses worthwhile research projects to invest time in. Time is a limited commodity, so choosing the right project is paramount. [Read more…]
This week’s job adverts include teaching posts from Canada to the UK, Washington to New York.
Dean, College of Ministry, Northwest University, WA
The David E. Garland Chair in Preaching, Baylor University, TX
The Paul W. Powell Chair in Preaching, Baylor University, TX
Professor of Canon Law, St John Vianney Theological Seminary, CO
Open Rank in Christian Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary, KY
Assistant or Associate Professor of Worship Arts, Trinity Western University, Canada
Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion and Biblical Studies, Claflin University, SC
Assistant Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, NY
Assistant Professor of Religion (4 positions, various subdisciplines), Villanova University, PA
Postdocs (2 posts), Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway
Kirby Laing PhD Studentship in Biblical Studies, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Please send further job postings to email@example.com for inclusion in next week’s Academic Jobs.
A New Cave, an Old Controversy: Dramatic New Discovery in Israel will Re-Ignite Debates
The last Dead Sea Scrolls cave, linked to the ruins on the marl shelf at the mouth of Wadi Qumran, was discovered in 1956, bringing the total number of caves to eleven — eleven caves containing the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, ceramic jars, and a number of other artifacts. [Read more…]