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With the Book of Exodus we bid adieu to the Patriarchal period and are thrown into the misery of slavery and hopelessness. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are long dead. 1,568 more words
A few years ago, I was teaching a class on hermeneutics while I was struggling through my antiviral therapy for Hepatitis C. In that class, we would spend part of the class going through the hermeneutical rules we had learned and attempt to apply them to difficult texts. 1,135 more words
For a recent term paper I needed to catalogue the contents of the 24 extant Greek manuscripts (pre-7th century) of the Shepherd of Hermas. I’ve written here about… 332 more words
Unyielding despair. This is the conclusion of many great thinkers, when they consider the meaning of life, or rather its end result.
William Provine says, “Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. 1,401 more words
Predestination. A topic of immense popularity among Christian circles. This topic has been studied, debated for or against, supported by some, and ridiculed by many. I am not here trying to argue for predestination, nor to trample it. 774 more words