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Separating the Two Swords

Separating the Two Swords

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Sarah Mortimer on the Reformation and political thought The theological revolution begun by Martin Luther in 1517 not only challenged the authority of the Catholic Church, it also overturned contemporary ideas about politics and government.

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Reading the Bible with Authority

Reading the Bible with Authority

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Bruce Gordon on the problem of who says? Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the Reformation was how it made the Bible available in the languages of lay people, an achievement iconically represented by Luther’s

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Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

G. Sujin Pak on the significance of theology for the Protestant reformers Martin Luther’s reformation was theological through and through. At its very heart were questions of theology. To claim this is not to

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The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

Alex Adam October 26, 2017 0

Samuel Loncar on the intellectual revolution of the modern age The Protestant Reformation, like any historical event, is a construction of memory. Memory, in turn, shapes identity. We are what we remember, but more

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Bringing God’s Word to the People

Bringing God’s Word to the People

Alex Adam October 13, 2017 0

David Lyle Jeffrey on Translating the Bible in the Reformation The extraordinary popular excitement produced by the first printed vernacular translations of the Bible can seem rather a distant imagination for us today. It

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Systematic Theology and Biblical Criticism

Systematic Theology and Biblical Criticism

MRB June 22, 2017 0

Brad East on Ephraim Radner’s Time and the Word Should the Bible be read like any other book? Such a question was not asked and could not have been asked until quite late in the

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MRBlog | Is Hillary Clinton a Heretic?

MRBlog | Is Hillary Clinton a Heretic?

Thomas J. Whitley November 4, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Hillary Clinton is a heretic. Or, at least this is what CNN’s Religion Editor Daniel Burke would have you believe. To be fair, Burke did not explicitly label Clinton

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First Impressions # 95: Eva Mroczek on the Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

First Impressions # 95: Eva Mroczek on the Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Joseph Ryan Kelly October 25, 2016 0

There was no such thing as the Bible when ancient Jewish literature was composed. With a more expansive view of sources, we can glimpse our way into a completely different picture of how ancient

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Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation July 5, 2016 0

In this month’s episode we talk with Frances Flannery, co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?, about how politicians use the Bible and how biblical scholars

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MRBlog | The Emoji Bible and Bourgeois Legitimation

MRBlog | The Emoji Bible and Bourgeois Legitimation

Thomas J. Whitley June 3, 2016 0

By Thomas J. Whitley Not many things related to the Bible get me excited these days. It’s not that the Bible’s not interesting, quite the opposite (Exhibit A). And it’s not that really smart

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