Monday, November 29, 2010

John 17 commentary

I've placed the first three chapters in Dropbox, which makes them easier to download.

John 17-1

John 17-2

John 17-3

Commentary on John 17.3

Can be found at:

Web page source


Scribd source

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some Responses to the New Atheists

Berlinski, D. The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions (2009)
Eagleton, T. Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate
Flew, A. There is No A God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind (2008)
Hart, D. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies  (2010)
Hedges, C. When Atheism Becomes Religion
Haught, J. God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
McGrath, A. The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine (2010)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two new books on the Temple in the NT

N Perrin, Jesus the Temple (Baker, 2010)
T. Gray, Temple in the Gospel of Mark (Baker, 2010)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Commentary on John 17

I’m starting a detailed study of Christ’s intercessory prayer in John 17.  I’ll be occasionally posting my commentary on the topic.  Here is my commentary on John 17:1.
A pdf file can be downloaded from:
John 17:1 commentary (site 1)
John 17:1 commentary (site 2)

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Book notice

A very nice new book on one of the most important temple complexes in ancient Egypt traces the importance of the site through over 3000 years.

David O'Connor, Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (Thames and Hudson, 2009).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Temple and Cross

Here is a preliminary draft of an paper on the temple origins of cross symbolism that I'm working on as part of a larger project.
PDFs can be found at two sites:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Boethius on celestial ascent and deification

Boethius' {480-524} famous Consolation of Philosophy includes several passages describing the ascent of the soul to God, resulting in its deification.  These can be found in 3.9 (poem), 4.1 (poem).  He discusses deification in  3.10.22-25 and 4.3.  His perspective is that of a Neoplatonic Christian.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Book Notice

Mark Glickman, Sacred Treasure, the Cairo Genizah (2010)
On the story of the creation, discovery, and publication of the great medieval Jewish archive from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo from the 11th century.