Review of Dunn’s Book, Jesus and the Spirit

I recently read James D.G. Dunn’s book entitled Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament, published in 1975. It was his second book. Jimmy, as his friends call him, went on to become one of the premier New Testament (NT) scholars in the world and perhaps the foremost scholar on Christology, largely due to his book published in 1980 entitled Christology in the Making (short title), published in 1 … [Read more...]

Review of a Scholarly Book About Angels

Title: Angels of Light, Powers of Darkness: Thinking Biblically About Angels, Satan & PrincipalitiesAuthor: Stephen F. Noll; Publisher: InterVarsity; Publication Date: 1998; Pages: 255Reviewer: Kermit Zarley. Bible quotations are from the NRSV unless otherwise noted. The subject of angels, and especially Satan, went out of vogue in the western world with Enlightenment. But in our present age of post-modernity, angels and heaven are having a serious comeback. It’s partly d … [Read more...]

Review of Dunn’s Book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?

James D.G. Dunn authored the important and accessible book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence (WJK, 2010, 176 pp., paperback). He is a leading New Testament scholar and generally regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Christology. That's mostly due to his more dense book, Christology in the Making (1980/1996).Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? is a rather provocative book for a moderately-conservative, evangelical scholar of Dunn’s stature. In his … [Read more...]

Comment on The Restitution of Jesus Christ

A buyer of my RJC book just now emailed me saying, "I have been advised by David Burke that your book The Restitution of Jesus Christ "is the most comprehensive Unitarian apologetic available; you will not find a better one." Australian David Burke is a leading pastor-teacher and sort of a spokesperson of the Christadelphian Church denomination worldwide.Although I don't call myself a unitarian, partly because of the historical use of that term, I agree a lot with the original Socinians and e … [Read more...]


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