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Article of the Week (Part 2 of 2): “‘The Jews’ in the Gospel of John by H. J. de Jonge

17 February 2007 Articles

H. J. de Jonge’s “‘The Jews’ in the Gospel of John” has a few issues that need to be dealt with. Style At the risk of going ad hominem, I must berate de Jonge’s style, especially in the opening paragraphs. I’m not sure if he needed to reach some kind of minimum length requirement, but […]

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Article of the Week (Part 1 of 2): “‘The Jews’ in the Gospel of John” by H. J. de Jonge

12 February 2007 Articles

Given the recent post on the availability of some works form Leiden/Brill. I have decided that it would be a good idea to read some H. J. de Jonge. The article is downloadable in PDF format here: “‘The Jews’ in the Gospel of John” by H. J. de Jonge Happy reading! I’ll be back on […]

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Waxing Theological on Jesus and Apocalyptic

9 February 2007 Articles

For this leap, I’ll use a 1992 article by David B. Batstone as a springboard: In sum, apocalyptic was a dynamic medium of spiritual power and life in the social world of Jesus…It offered a way of looking at the world that rejected the dominant powers as the ultimate point of reference for the world […]

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Article of the Week (2 of 2): “Jesus, Apocalyptic, and World Transformation” by David B. Batstone

9 February 2007 Articles

At the risk of looking like some kind of liberation theologian, I wanted to look at Batstone’s article primarily to learn a little about apocalyptic. I was surprised to find that Batstone did a decent job of making generalizations about the statue of New Testament scholarship at the time of his writing (1992). Additionally, he […]

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Article of the Week (1 of 2): “Jesus, Apocalyptic, and World Transformation” by David B. Batstone

5 February 2007 Articles

This week’s article of the week is totally unfamiliar to me. So, we’ll learn together. Feel free to pick up your copy from this link: Theology Today – Vol 49, No.3 – October 1992 – ARTICLE – Jesus, Apocalyptic, and World Transformation I’ll get back to you with my opinion on Friday (5 Feb 2007).

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Waxing Theological on Jesus’ Self-Understanding

2 February 2007 Articles

In this week’s Article of the Week, N. T. Wright made this simple, but important, point: To the suggestion…that it might be yet another projection of Synoptic or Johannine Christology back on to Jesus, I make the response I made in [Jesus and the Victory of God]…what was thinkable for the early Jewish church must […]

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Article of the Week (Part II): “Jesus’ Self-Understanding” by N. T. Wright

2 February 2007 Articles

I love any article that has four introductions. In all seriousness, N. T. Wright’s 2002 article “Jesus’ Self-Understanding” is both beautiful and flawed. The Flaws Let’s get the dirt out of the way, and then move on to the good stuff. Those who study Christology tend to study what later writers said about Jesus, and […]

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Article of the Week (Part I): “Jesus’ Self-Understanding” by N. T. Wright

31 January 2007 Articles

I decided that it would be a good idea to take advantage of the web/blogosphere and do some free reading! No trips to the library; no jaunts to the bookstore; no late nights at Amazon.com! Each week I’ll post an article. Usually it will be available for free via the internet. You’ll have a couple […]

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