Acts of Thomas Review Published

My review of Attridge's translation of the Acts of Thomas has been published in Review of Biblical Literature. As you will see on sites like Amazon.com, as well as in my review, this offers a scholarly translation plus some introduction and comments for a very affordable price.   [Read more...]

Jesus and the Historian’s Craft

Tim O’Neill has posted part 1 and part 2 of an online article which is getting a lot of discussion: “An Atheist Historian Examines the Evidence for Jesus.” He does a really good job not just of explaining what the positive evidence is for there having been a historical Jesus, but why mythicist counterarguments are unpersuasive, [Read More...]

Argumentum a Recensiones Amazon

I have encountered what may be a relatively new fallacy, but is a logical fallacy nevertheless. A commenter attempted to argue that the Intelligent Design book Darwin’s Doubt is weighty because it has more 5-star reviews on Amazon.com than 1-star reviews. That is pretty surprising, to be sure, even given the inevitable turnout of the [Read More...]

Reviews of Religion and Science Fiction

There are several recent reviews of the volume I edited, Religion and Science Fiction, partly due to its re-release in the UK by Lutterworth Press. And so I thought I should mention and link to the reviews here. Some of them require a subscription in order to read more than a snippet of them, alas, and so [Read More...]

More Recommendations from Gabriel McKee

I linked a few days ago to recommendations from Gabriel McKee and myself which were recently published in Christian Century. Now Gabriel has posted some additional reviews on his blog, which he wrote for the issue, but for which there wasn’t space in the magazine. Click through to read them! [Read more...]

CC Recommends Science Fiction

The Christian Century has released its issue with recommendations for Christmas gifts. This year they had a science fiction category, and Gabriel McKee and I wrote the recommendations. Click through to read them! Fuller reviews of Shada and Existence can be found in separate posts on my blog. [Read more...]

Review of The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity by David Brakke

My review of The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity by David Brakke has appeared in Review of Biblical Literature and can be read online. [Read more...]


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