Fr. Gary Selin, “Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations” (Catholic UP, 2016)
One of the particular markers of the Latin rite of the Catholic Church is priestly celibacy. How did this discipline develop there? Why did it develop? What does it mean? Since it is a discipline that can be changed, should… Read More
David W. Stowe, “Song of Exile: The Enduring Mystery of Psalm 137” (Oxford UP, 2016)
On today’s program we will be speaking with David W. Stowe about his recent book Song of Exile: The Enduring Mystery of Psalm 137 (Oxford University Press, 2016). Song of Exile weaves together the 2,500-year history of one of the… Read More
Jack M. Sasson, “From the Mari Archives: An Anthology of Old Babylonian Letters” (Eisenbrauns, 2015)
For over 40 years, Jack M. Sasson has been studying and commenting on the cuneiform archives from Mari on the Euphrates River, especially those from the age of Hammurabi of Babylon. Among Mari’s wealth of documents, some of the most… Read More
Eva Mroczek, “The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity” (Oxford UP, 2016)
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed a world of early Jewish writing larger than the Bible, from multiple versions of biblical texts to revealed books not found in our canon. Despite this diversity, the way we read Second… Read More
Andrew T. Abernethy, “The Book of Isaiah and Gods Kingdom: A Thematic-theological Approach” (InterVarsity Press 2016)
As with the other major prophets, the Book of Isaiah can be intimidating–its sheer length, its seemingly disjointed organization, its varied and distant historical context. While a few passages are familiar, like Isaiah’s call in ch. 6, the prince of… Read More
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