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The Priority of the Political: Politics Determines the Possibilities of Islam – by Mohammad H. Fadel

The Priority of the Political: Politics Determines the Possibilities of Islam – by Mohammad H. Fadel

Mohammad H. Fadel August 22, 2016 0

The second essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? Chapter 2 of “What is Islam?” is primarily a deconstructive project in which Ahmed criticizes two common approaches to the question of

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Renewing the Heart of Systematic Theology – By Brad East

Renewing the Heart of Systematic Theology – By Brad East

Brad East August 1, 2016 1

Brad East on Katherine Sonderegger’s Systematic Theology, vol. 1 Academics love stories of decline, especially about themselves. But academic theologians may love them most of all (owing, perhaps, to the lapsarian character of their

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MRBlog | DISPATCHES. NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion (pt. 3) by Sarah E. Rollens

MRBlog | DISPATCHES. NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion (pt. 3) by Sarah E. Rollens

Sarah Rollens June 20, 2016 0

By Sarah E. Rollens On July 17, the NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion at UVa wrapped up. I reported on the books and discussions during Week 1 here and

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The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

Ed Simon May 10, 2016 2

The fullest affirmation of God comes in His denial. A young, attractive blonde woman with a fashionable pixie haircut sits anxiously in the waiting room of her exclusive Upper West Side gynecologist’s office. She

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Modernity and Mineness – By Andrew Dole

Modernity and Mineness – By Andrew Dole

Andrew Dole April 11, 2016 0

Andrew Dole on Kevin Hector’s Theological Project of Modernism My life revolves around a variety of projects. Some are mostly under my control: there are books I want to write, home improvements in which

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First Impressions #78: Benjamin Sommer on Revelation and Authority in Judaism

First Impressions #78: Benjamin Sommer on Revelation and Authority in Judaism

Joseph Ryan Kelly March 28, 2016 0

Can the religious texts and traditions of Judaism be authoritative and sacred while also being human and sometimes fallible? Joseph Ryan Kelly talks with Benjamin D. Sommer about his new book, Revelation and Authority:

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God’s Recovery – By Gregory W. Lee

God’s Recovery – By Gregory W. Lee

Gregory W. Lee October 27, 2015 0

Gregory W. Lee on Khaled Anatolios’ Retrieving Nicaea Debates regarding the doctrine of the Trinity are often presented as a classic example of the divorce between the academic study of theology and the concrete

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MRBlog | Obama, Grace, and Theology in Action

MRBlog | Obama, Grace, and Theology in Action

Thomas J. Whitley June 29, 2015 0

By Thomas J. Whitley President Obama did not simply deliver the eulogy at Reverend and SC State Senator Clementa Pinckney’s funeral service. President Obama preached. His sermon had it all: hope, laughter, tears, singing,

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MRBlog | Evangelicals and the LGBTQ Question: What’s Really Going On?

MRBlog | Evangelicals and the LGBTQ Question: What’s Really Going On?

Greg Carey June 16, 2015 4

  By Greg Carey Recently we’ve seen one evangelical leader after another extend a full welcome to LGBTQ folk in the church’s life or speak out in favor of marriage equality. Two years ago

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Theology and the University: A Lover’s Quarrel – Jonathan D. Teubner

Theology and the University: A Lover’s Quarrel – Jonathan D. Teubner

Jonathan D. Teubner May 26, 2015 0

Jonathan D. Teubner on Johannes Zachhuber’s Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany “A professorship of theology should have no place in our institution,” Thomas Jefferson declared in a letter written to philosopher Thomas Cooper

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