Nicholas G. Piotrowski, “Matthew’s New David at the End of Exile: A Social-Rhetorical Study of Scriptural Quotations” (Brill, 2016)
Matthew’s gospel employs more than half of its Old Testament citations within the gospel’s prologue (Matt. 1-4). Although these texts lead Matthew’s story, many scholars have long assumed that the scriptural citations have nothing to do with their original OT… Read More
Bryan R. Dyer, “Suffering in the Face of Death: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Its Context of Situation” (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Suffering and death are two topics that are frequently referred to in the Epistle to the Hebrews, but have rarely been examined within scholarship on this New Testament book. Join us as we talk with Bryan Dyer about his own… Read More
Dan Barker, “God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction” (Sterling, 2016)
For those of us who pay close attention in Sunday school, a troubling dissimilarity may begin to appear between what we are told of God’s personality and what we learn of it from His actions. For example, we are told… Read More
James K. Lee, “Augustine and the Mystery of the Church” (Fortress Press, 2017)
When teaching the first half of world history, I always do a little section on Augustine. My focus is on how he was an important theologian who shaped Christian understandings of war and even influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,… Read More
Matthew S. Rindge, “Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream” (Baylor UP, 2016)
Material success and prosperity are the aspirational goal for many Americans. The myth of meritocracy embedded in this national ethos has made this dream a civil religion. In Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (Baylor University Press,… Read More
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