Tag: Biblical studies

Christian Humanist Profiles 167: Introducing Medieval Interpretation

Perhaps no era of biblical interpretation is less appreciated than the Middle Ages. After all, weren’t the medievals at best just perpetuators of patristic readings, and at worst the most unbounded and fantastic of allegorists? If the scholars of the Middle Ages are recovered these days, it is usually for their mystically- or philosophically-inflected theologies,…

Two Cheers for the Guild: Some Follow-up on Academic Biblical Studies

Super-listener Chen Bu Lei posed some good questions and concerns about my Christian Humanist Profiles interview with Daniel Kirk about his recent book A Man Attested by God, and I realized as I read them on Facebook that he was digging into some questions bigger than a Facebook comment.  So here I am. As listeners…

Christian Humanist Profiles 107: A Man Attested by God

Download this Episode At the core of the Christian’s confession we encounter the claim “Jesus is Lord.” It’s a bold claim, perhaps even confrontational, and for the faithful it’s the beginning of a conversation, not the end of it.  Does “Lord” mean the same thing when we’re talking about God and when we talk about…