Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Short Introduction to LXX Lexicography

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John of Damascus on the Creator and the Creation

Who is God? John of Damascus answers: Therefore, we believe in one God: one principle, without beginning, uncreated, unbegotten, indestructible and immortal, eternal, unlimited, uncircumscribed, unbounded, infinite in power, simple, uncompounded, incorporeal, unchanging, unaffected, unchangeable, inalterate, invisible, source of goodness … Continue reading

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The One Story of God’s Infinite Love

A fascinating summary by David Bentley Hart of the drama of divine love in the theology of Robert Jenson: God’s “present” is not something that can be abstracted from the particular historical identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Here is where … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Future, and the Land

.An In ancient Judaism the kingdom of David/Israel was seen as the material expression of YHWH’s kingdom on earth. What’s more, because of this, both idyllic and restorative conceptions can easily coexist. I assert, therefore, that a more robust understanding … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Jesus Tradition

. The assumption that Luke’s story [of the Prodigal Son] must be independent of Matthew’s overlooks the dynamic, generative nature of the Jesus tradition in its written embodiments. The dynamic of tradition would also be lost if we concluded that Luke … Continue reading

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Successes in Nonviolent Action

A fantastic excerpt from the introduction to Ron Sider’s new book, “Nonviolent Action”— What good would it do for three kayaks, three canoes, and a rubber dinghy to paddle into the path of a Pakistani steamship? For a tiny fishing … Continue reading

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Nonviolence in Early Christianity

. I have tried to show that in order to understand the fullness of the arguments of the earliest Christians against war and service in the legions of the empire we need to understand their socioreligious context, as well as … Continue reading

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