a softer, gentler version of one of my books is juuuuust about to come out

Oxford University Press is about to release the paperback version of The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, which I co-wrote with Marc Zvi Brettler and the late Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. The volume is identical to the hardcover original (2012), except for a brief preface and dedication to Dr. Harrington. The other [Read More...]

Dan Harrington, S.J., on Reading the Bible as a Roman Catholic Biblical Scholar

Dr. Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament at Boston College recently posted at Huffington Post some reflections on the ancient practice of lectio divina (“divine” or “sacred reading”). This post picks up on Harrington’s chapter in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously co-author with me and Marc Brettler (Brandeis [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...]