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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Several years ago, I participated in a very good online discussion of some of the Vatican II documents. The discussion was held via the Yahoo Groups list VaticanII-Doc. I had to drop out of the discussion after the first two … Continue reading
After a general quantitative and qualitative comparison of the twelve commentaries in hand, I looked into how some specific important words from these passages were interpreted. Generally, these words were examined by the commentators in terms of the Greek text. … Continue reading
The letter from the church of Rome to the church of Corinth, traditionally ascribed to Clement of Rome and referred to as First Clement, did not make it into the New Testament canon, although we do have an ancient manuscript … Continue reading
Four Views on the Apostle Paul by Michael F. Bird My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book of the recently popular “N Views on Topic X” form that I’ve read, and I think it’s a great … Continue reading
Phillip Long is doing another good series, this one on Background to the Gospels. The primary “background” for the Gospels is the Hebrew Bible. Anyone who approaches the Gospels without a knowledge of the history and culture of the Hebrew … Continue reading
I’ve recently noticed a problem with the conventions for certain honorifics, and I have a solution. Vowed religious women (aka nuns, sisters) are entitled to, and generally use, the honorific Sister [Sr.]. Persons who have earned doctoral degrees are entitled … Continue reading
My fall semester class on Early Church History started tonight. My prof is very enthusiastic: this is her favorite period of history and her favorite class to teach. So that should be fun! We have 12 people in the class, … Continue reading
The paper pretty much followed my original plans. In the final paper, which I titled Parsing Paul: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Commentary on Six Passages from Romans, I examined commentary on verses 3:20-30, 4:25, 5:5, 6:19-23, 8:30-33, and 10:3-9, in … Continue reading