Sep 1, 2012

Free Logos Book for September: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

The free Logos Book for September is Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts. You can also enter to win the 14 volume The Works of Isaac Watts . Go the Logos' Free Book of Month page to enter and download your free book today!

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.

April D. DeConick
Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter
Reviewed by Alicia D. Myers

Carol J. Dempsey and Elayne J. Shapiro
Reading the Bible, Transforming Conflict
Reviewed by Jacobus Kok

Rowan A. Greer
Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on the Minor Pauline Epistles
Reviewed by Hennie Stander

Thomas W. Mann
The Book of the Former Prophets
Reviewed by David G. Firth

Helen Moore and Julian Reid, eds.
Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible
Reviewed by David G. Burke

Stanley E. Porter and Jason C. Robinson
Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory
Reviewed by Oda Wischmeyer

Christopher W. Skinner
What Are They Saying about the Gospel of Thomas?
Reviewed by Thomas Bergholz
Reviewed by Ian Brown

Richard C. Steiner
Biblical Translation in the Making: The Evolution and Impact of Saadia Gaon's Tafsr
Reviewed by Rachel Adelman

Aug 31, 2012

What is the Opposite of Faith?

Jake Belder has a really good post discussing the question. "What is the opposite of faith?" here.

Aug 30, 2012

A Problem with Academic Writing

"Modern academics are not celebrated for the clarity and felicity of their writing. One of the most important lessons a postgraduate student can learn—and if he doesn’t learn it soon, he’s doomed—is that academics generally do not write books and articles for the purpose of expressing their ideas as clearly as possible for the benefit of people who don’t already understand and agree with them. Academics don’t write to be read; they write to be published. Typically, the only people who actually read academic books and articles are other academics, who only read them to know what they need to reference in their own books and articles. And that’s not reading; that’s trawling."

From Barton Swarm in his review of Helen Sword's Stylish Academic Writing. Read the rest of this review here.

The Historical Context of Romans

Ken Berding has a good post here on the historical context of the Epistle to the Romans.

Witherington on a Hypothetical Fictional Gospel

Ben Witherington posts a link to an interview related to what the Gospels would look like if they were fictional. Witherington's link takes you to the Christian Meets World site where there are other helpful links and a link to a podcast of the interview.

Aug 29, 2012

Storytelling Tips

David Slagle has some good advice for telling stories here.

HT: Tim Challies

Aug 28, 2012

Typology and David's Rise to Power

James Hamilton has posted a link to his article “The Typology of David’s Rise to Power: Messianic Patterns in the Book of Samuel” from a recent issue of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 16:2 (2012). See also his explanatory post here.

Aug 26, 2012

Miriam's Sin and Judgment

You can read a Jewish take on Miriam's sin and subsequent judgment found in Numbers 12 here. I am not sure that I buy the explanation, but I found it interesting.