‘Secularism and Biblical Studies’ due out in September

I’ve known about this book edited by a colleague of mine, Roland Boer, for the better part of three years (publishing a collection of essays can take a long time) and have been anticipating it with unrelenting eagerness since my friend Thomas Thompson informed me of its status as ‘In Preparation’ some time ago. Boer’s recent collection joins the ranks, along with Hector Avalos and Robert M. Price, of an ongoing and pertinent debate in Biblical Studies over its usefulness, over the (in some cases) encroaching Evangelism that become widespread in the field in recent years, and whether secularizing the field has been helpful or a hindrance to the discussion (or for that matter, exegesis).   Consider picking up the volume; it is a must-read for anyone interesting in Biblical Studies and the modern academic environment.

Secularism and Biblical Studies due out September Yes, at long last the logjam at Equinox is beginning to shift, the constipation caused by too many books trying to get out the same hole is passing, and Secularism and Biblical Studies is about to hit the bookstands – in a couple of weeks. Contents Roland Boer: Introduction: Secularism and the Bible PART A: INITIAL ENGAGEMENT AT THE FORUM 1. Michael V. Fox: Scholarship and Faith in Bible Study 2. Jacques Berlinerblau: The Unspeakable in Biblical … Read More

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Quote of the Year: On The Scoundrelism of Anonymity (via Zwinglius Redivivus)

I was always a fan of Schopenhauer. The man was greatly under-appreciated in his day, and what a shame that such an intellectually lazy individual like Hegel was highly praised. H/T to Jim West for this one.

Quote of the Year: On The Scoundrelism of Anonymity “Anonymity, that shield for every kind of literary scoundrelism, must disappear. The pretext for its introduction into literary periodicals was that it protected honest critics from the wrath of authors and their patrons. But for every case of this kind there are a hundred cases where it serves merely to allow complete irresponsibility to reviewers who would be unable to defend what they write, or even to conceal the shame of those so venal and a … Read More

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