Agamben cites Rudolf Sohm ( Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty , 9), who argued that “the primitive church [was] a charismatic community, within which no properly juridical organization was . . . . Continue Reading »


Did Jesus make atonement on the cross? Not exactly, says David Moffitt in Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Supplements to Novum Testamentum) . According to the . . . . Continue Reading »


Advent seems to be about the shame of God, but this is nothing new. Long before the incarnation, God risked shame. He chose elderly Abraham and his barren wife – strangers and aliens, without . . . . Continue Reading »

Better city

Hebrews 11:16 is arranged chiastically: A. Now a better they seek, that is, a heavenly B. therefore not ashamed of them (Gr. ouk epaischunetai autous ) C. God (Gr. ho theos ) C’. God (Gr. theos . . . . Continue Reading »