If you’ve ever wanted to study the Bible in an academic context, now’s your chance to do it at no cost. The first Bible course will be made available on Coursera from Emory University and Jacob Wright. What’s great about this one is the combination of political and biblical-theological concerns. Americans are especially attuned to […]
I’ll be tag-teaming with James Crossley at the Birmingham conference (see the Call for Papers). Will this be the baddest duo since Outkast retired?
This is a superb comment by Hartmut Gese from his 1977 article, ”Das biblische Schriftverständnis.” Man muß darauf hinweisen, daß die reformatorische Kirche mit ihrer Aussonderung der Apokryphen einer Gesamtsicht biblischer Tradition keinen Dienst geleistet hat … Seit den historischen Entdeckungen des 19. Jh. und vollends nach der Qumrans haben wir keinen wissenschaftlichen Grund mehr, die […]
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Let the good times roll. Amy-Jill Levine at Vanderbilt reviews WGSG in this month’s CHOICE Magazine.
Excerpting very nice praise found in the London Review of Books today for my book, which you can find here: Law thus brilliantly turns accepted wisdom about the nature of biblical text on its head. [He is] aware that good history is a solvent for lazy and often harmful promulgations…[He writes] with an implicit moral purpose. […]
I’m honored and excited to be invited to participate in a symposium on Ocho de Mayo at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca on Isaiah and the Beginnings of Christian Theology. Natalio Fernández Marcos and I will be the two guest lecturers. These are the same kind folks that will be organizing the Spanish translation of […]
Another gem of the Open Access movement is the Propylaeum-DOK (Digital Repository for Classical Studies) from the University Library of Heidelberg. Description below, link here. You can also sign up for a RSS subscription to get updates sent to you. It’s worth searching, although at present they have only 2,006 publications. ART-DOK is the full-text server […]
Mischa Hooker at Loyola Chicago has compiled an index of materials available from Google Books. I was impressed with the range of material from the ANE to medieval and Reformation exegesis, but then I discovered he also has numerous Latin and Greek resources. The main, mega-index page is here. Dr Hooker deserves a huge thank […]