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Marcion on the Elbe

Accusations of anti-Judaism are flying in Germany. In a 2013 essay, “Die Kirche und das Alte Testament” (The Church and the Old Testament), Notger Slenczka, a Protestant theologian at the Humboldt University of Berlin, argued that the Old Testament “should not have canonical validity in the . . . . Continue Reading »

Man, Lion, Calf, and Eagle

The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesusby francis watsonbaker academic, 224 pages, $24.99 Ever since the pathbreaking work of Brevard Childs in the 1970s, what has come to be called “canon criticism” (as distinct from source criticism and form . . . . Continue Reading »

All Things to All People

Paul as a Problem in History and Culture: The Apostle and His Critics through the Centuriesby patrick graybaker, 274 pages, $32.99 Albert Schweitzer once remarked that the quest for the historical Jesus revealed more about the questers than it did about Jesus: They saw in the historical figure . . . . Continue Reading »

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