NT Wright’s strength is his ability to tie things together and paint the big picture of the story of the Bible. And he does that here. Tackling the world of natural theology, he reintroduces modern scholarship to the world of Jesus and 1st Century Judaism.
A story of 4* brothers full of family dysfunction, tense relationships, jealousy, murder, philosophy, religion, law and culture. This book is what reading was meant to be.
A good contribution to the necessary and ongoing conversation of how race has determined the shape of the Christian church in the United States and what needs to happen to fix it.
The premise of the book is that within the tradition of art surrounding the resurrection of Christ there are two distinct types of resurrection images. One he calls the individual resurrection tradition, the other the universal resurrection tradition. The individual resurrection tradition most characterizes the Western Church and the universal resurrection tradition is represented in the East.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn is not an easy read. It is a mixture of fascinating summary paragraphs hidden in semi-insider language surrounding science. This is not so much a critique, this is a book on the philosophy and history of science, but a warning that it will take some work to read, especially if you aren’t a scientist.
A longstanding conversation in theology has to do with how we know things about God and how we describe what we “know” about God. One way this has been stated in theological circles is “all of our knowledge about God is analogical.” I have used the phrase: “all theology is analogy” many times in conversations. […]