Relation and Ontology in Paul’s Chris(t)ology

I thought this was a particularly important statement in Benjamin Edsall’s review of Chris Tilling’s book, Paul’s Divine Christology: Tilling objects, rightly, to getting hung up on ontological questions in Paul’s Christology, and he spends the majority of the book discussing the Christ-relation and arguing that it has certain important structural parallels with a “typical” Jewish God-relation. Nonetheless, [Read More...]

Joel Watts has Hated Zwingli for More Than a Century

The image above first came to my attention on Allan Bevere's blog. But today the publisher E. J. Brill shared it on Facebook, adding the detail that it is supposed to be the preface to the 1830 book Zwingli’s Letters and Treatises by Joel Watts. The message of this “Peeface” for us today? Proofread. Carefully. [Read More...]

Evidence from Ancient Texts

How do we know things about the past? Whether in history or in the natural sciences, it involves working with surviving data and using deductive reasoning and logical inference. Dennis Venema has been blogging about “Genomes as Ancient Texts.” In the latest installment, he provides diagrams illustrating how scientists deduce that two organisms are related [Read More...]


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