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Check out NT Wright’s May 5th Pepperdine Lecture on the topic of “Cruciformed: Living in Light of the Jesus Story” – This is the first lecture in the series. Presumably more will be published on Youtube soon.

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Thanks to Fuller Studios for producing this engagement between Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms.

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University of Cambridge professor, Simon Gathercole, is soon to give his second lecture at Lanier Theological Library.  On May 7, 2016 from 7.00 to 9.00 pm Simon will offer a lecture entitled:

“The Journeys of Jesus and Jewish Geography”

The Gospels in the New Testament contain a remarkable amount of geographical information, especially in the quantity of references to areas, towns and villages that Jesus (and John the Baptist) visited. Are these genuine or fictitious?  Some Jesus skeptics have doubted the existence of places like Nazareth and Capernaum.  Even many New Testament scholars are unaware of the evidence for Gospel sites. Strikingly, however, a huge proportion of the place-names in the Gospels are paralleled in Jewish literature outside the New Testament, even down to some of the small villages.  This illustrated lecture will examine the historical evidence, some already known, some presented for the first time, for the places in…

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A colleague here at HBU, David Davis, has produced a helpful reader of key texts on images:

From Icons to Idols: Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England

The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the
Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image
devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced
iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their
war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an accessible, important edition
of primary sources on this critical aspect of the Reformation in England. e
documents in this collection track the image debate across the sixteenth and early
seventeenth centuries, highlighting the complexities and diversity of arguments
and positions held by both Protestants and Catholics. e documents also
demonstrate the variety of individuals who engaged in the debate over images.
Included here are bishops and theologians, printers and inquisitors, cardinals and
artists, suggesting that the question of idolatry was no mere academic exercise.

Part 1: The Early Reformation | 15
Document 1
John Ryckes, The Image of Love | 19
(London, 1525)
Document 2
William Tyndale, An Answer unto Sir Thomas More’s Dialogue | 24
(London, 1532)
Document 3
Martin Bucer, A Treatise Declaring and Showing that Images
Are Not to be Suffered in Churches | 35
(London, 1535)
Document 4
Woodcut title-page, The Great Bible | 43
(London, 1539)
Document 5
John Calvin, The Sermons of M. John Calvin upon the Fifth Book of Moses
called Deuteronomy | 47
(London, 1583)
Document 6
Roger Edgeworth, Sermons, Very Fruitful, Godly, and Learned | 56
(London, 1557)
Document 7
John Hooper, A Declaration of the Holy Ten Commandments | 64
(London, 1549)

Part 2: The Elizabethan Reformation | 71
Document 8
Woodcut of Ezekiel’s Vision of Heaven, Geneva Bible | 74
(Geneva, 1560)
Document 9
Woodcut of Isaiah’s Vision of Heaven, Bishops Bible | 77
(London, 1568)
Document 10
Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, The Allegory of Iconoclasm | 79
(London, 1566–1568)
Document 11
Heinrich Bullinger, Fifty Godly Sermons | 82
(London, 1577)
Document 12
John Jewel, “Homily Against the Peril of Idolatry
and Superfluous Decking of Churches” | 89
(London, 1571)
Document 13
John Martiall, A Treatise of the Cross | 98
(Antwerp, 1564)
Document 14
Nicholas Sander, A Treatise of the Images of Christ | 109
(Louvain, 1567)
Document 15
Peter Vermigli, The Common Places of the Most Famous and Renowned
Divine Doctor Peter Martyr | 118
(London, 1583)
Document 16
Gregory Martin, A Discovery of the Manifold Corruptions of the Holy Scripture
by the Heretics of Our Days | 135
(Rheims, 1582)

Part 3: The Post-Reformation | 145
Document 17
William Perkins Two Documents | 147
Document 18
William Bishop, A Reformation of a Catholic Deformed | 161
(English Secret Press, 1604)
Document 19
Robert Bellarmine, An Ample Declaration of the Christian Doctrine | 169
(English Secret Press, 1604)
Document 20
John Heigham, The Touchstone of the Reformed Gospel | 174
(St. Omer’s Press, 1652)
Document 21
Richard Montagu, A Gag for the New Gospel?: No, a New Gag for an Old
Goose | 179
(London, 1624)
Document 22
Anonymous, “Controversii et compendium Becari” | 188
(1625)

Nijay provides a good list of new stuff coming out.

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Reading

So, someone on social media asked me for my personal reading list for new books for 2016. Some of these are tentative release dates. If you know of books coming out that you think I would like, leave a comment – always willing to add! (NB: I am esp looking for books on Matthew, Jesus studies, NT Ethics, Philippians, 1-2 Thessalonians, Galatians, Pauline Theology, and earliest Christian history)

February
Sampley, J.P. Walking in Love: Moral Progress and Spiritual Growth with the Apostle Paul (Fortress)
March
Thiessen, M. Paul and the Gentile Problem (Oxford) – Anyone know a journal that would want me to review this?
Westfall, C. and B Dyer, The Bible and Social Justice (W&S)
 
April
Longenecker, Lost Letter of Pergamum 2.0 (Baker) – blog review coming soon!
Watson, F. The Fourfold Gospel (Baker)
May
Boccaccini, G. and C.A. Segovia, Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a…

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A Word in Edgewise

Joseph Shulam will be offering a lecture and discussions this coming weekend at the Lanier Theological Library (April 1-2, 2016).  His topic will be “Who is Paul and Who were his opponents?”

Here is a link to the website.  Join us for another good weekend, courtesy of Mark and Becky Lanier.

http://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/event/4216-lecture-by-joseph-shulam/

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Do come out to hear Edith Humphrey this November. I’ve been asked to be a respondent, so I’m looking forward to a good discussion.

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Institute for Biblical Research Annual Lecture

Friday, November 18
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Institute for Biblical Research, Incorporated (IBR) is an organization of evangelical Christian scholars with specialties in Old and New Testament and in ancillary disciplines. Its vision is to foster excellence in the pursuit of Biblical Studies within a faith environment. The achievement of this goal is sought primarily by organizing annual conferences, conducting seminars and workshops, and by sponsoring academic publications in the various fields of biblical research. IBR’s conferences, seminars and workshops are open to the public and its publications are available for purchase.

Annual Lecture to be delivered by Edith M. Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Reclaiming Paul’s R’s: Apostolic Atonement By Way of the Eastern Fathers

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