Genesis, creation, and two very different portraits of God (or, you can’t pin God down)

Marc Zvi Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Literature at Brandeis University, and also one of my co-authors on The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, recently posted some thoughts at TheTorah.com on the two creation stories in Genesis and how each portrays God differently. I think this will be [Read More...]

Are All Critical Biblical Scholars Godless Atheists Conspiring to Undermine Your Faith?

Glad you asked. I say no, as do Marc Brettler (Brandeis University) and Dan Harrington (Boston College). Together we wrote a book that looks at how faith and critical biblical scholarship can co-exist. The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously. It can now be ordered on Amazon This book originated in a symposium [Read More...]

Can Critical Scholarship and Faith Co-exist?

The answer is yes, and I’ve got the book to prove it. Well, actually, I don’t have it yet, and neither do you. The book is not coming out until October (Oxford University Press). But at least I have the cover. I also have the PDF page proofs, but I won’t let you people get your mitts [Read More...]


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