Archive for April, 2009

30
Apr
09

RBL Highlights: 4/30/09

Alright, after this one I’m really taking a break… promise. 😉

William S. Campbell, Peter S. Hawkins, and Brenda Deen Schildgen, eds.
Medieval Readings of Romans
Reviewed by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton

Adrian Curtis
Oxford Bible Atlas
Reviewed by George Athas

Lois M. Farag
St. Cyril of Alexandria, a New Testament Exegete: His Commentary on the Gospel of John
Reviewed by Hennie Stander

Terence E. Fretheim
Abraham: Trials of Family and Faith
Reviewed by Hallvard Hagelia

Susan Haber; edited by Adele Reinhartz
“They Shall Purify Themselves”: Essays on Purity in Early Judaism
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Justin K. Hardin
Galatians and the Imperial Cult: A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul’s Letter
Reviewed by Mark D. Nanos

Susan R. Holman, ed.
Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society
Reviewed by Preston M. Sprinkle

Henry Ansgar Kelly
Satan: A Biography
Reviewed by James A. Metzger

Dale B. Martin
Pedagogy of the Bible: An Analysis and Proposal
Reviewed by Renate Viveen Hood

Kenneth Schenck
Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Settings of the Sacrifice
Reviewed by Jason A. Whitlark

F. Scott Spencer
The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
Reviewed by Gregory E. Sterling

30
Apr
09

Hilarious!

Alright… I know that I just announced a brief hiatus from blogging, but this comic (courtesy of one of my students; thanks, Lindsey!) was too funny to ignore:


30
Apr
09

"I shall return."

The now-familiar words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, which he uttered as he evacuated the Philippine Islands in March 1942 in the wake of a Japanese invasion, only to fulfill his vow three years later…

And I’m sure that if Gen. MacArthur were alive today, and were a biblioblogger, and were inundated with all of the work and other craziness surrounding the finals period, he would repeat the exact same phrase, promising to resume his blogging duties as soon as the semester came to an end.

So, while I’m taking a temporary hiatus from blogging over the next few days as I finish everything up, don’t forget about me… because I shall return (and it definitely won’t take three years)!

23
Apr
09

New Testament Notes: Week 14 (Wednesday)

Some brief notes on the development of early Christian eschatological expectations:

RELC 122 Notes: 4/23

21
Apr
09

Coming to UVA: John M. Perkins

This just in:

Activist, pastor and bestselling author John M. Perkins,
founder of the Voice of Calvary Ministries, will present two lectures at the
University of Virginia.

Perkins will engage in a conversation with U.Va. religious studies professor
Charles Marsh, director of the Project on Lived Theology, on Wednesday,
April 22 at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Hall auditorium.

On Thursday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, Perkins will give a seminar,
“American Evangelicalism and the Practices of Peace,” at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church’s parish hall, 1700 University Ave.

Perkins is a sharecropper’s son who grew up in New Hebron, Miss. amidst dire
poverty. Fleeing to California at age 17 after his older brother’s murder at
the hands of a small-town marshal, he vowed never to return to the South.
But after a religious experience in 1960, Perkins returned to Mendenhall,
Miss. to develop a ministry in poor rural communities. While in Mississippi,
his support and leadership in civil rights demonstrations resulted in
repeated harassment, beatings and imprisonment.

Perkins is the author of “A Quiet Revolution: Restoring At-Risk Communities”
and “Let Justice Roll Down,” a memoir of his childhood in the segregated
South and his call to racial reconciliation and community building.

Perkins has been a regular speaker at the annual Urbana Youth Leadership
Conferences, and he has served on the boards of Bread for the World, the
National Black Evangelical Association and Koinonia Partners in Americus,
Ga. His writings on faith, racial reconciliation and poverty have appeared
in Sojourners, Christianity Today and Urban Family. In 1989, Perkins founded
the Christian Community Development Association, the organizational
infrastructure of the faith-based community-building movement, which now
includes 8,000 individual members, 500 member organizations and sites in
more than 100 cities.

These lectures are part of the 2009 Spring Institute on Lived Theology:
American Evangelicalism and the Practices of Peace: The Lived Theology of
John M. Perkins, which is sponsored by the Project on Lived Theology.

For information on the Project on Lived Theology, visit
www.livedtheology.org. For information, call 434-924-6743 or e-mail
livedtheology@virginia.edu.

Media Contact

Dan Heuchert
Media Relations
(434) 924-6857
danh@virginia.edu

20
Apr
09

Vigen Guroian on NPR

UVA’s own Vigen Guroian recently appeared on NPR’s Speaking of Faith. Check it out here.

17
Apr
09

Summer Project: Eusebius of Caesarea’s Ecclesiastical History

This week I splurged a bit, and allocated a portion of my forthcoming tax refund to a book purchase: Loeb Classical Library’s two-volume edition of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Ecclesiastical History. While I’ve had these on my wish list for some time, I was especially inspired by a recent conversation with Prof. Harry Gamble–who noted that few courses, even at the graduate level, systematically examine the work in its entirety. I’m planning to read through it this summer. Anyone want to join me? 😉




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