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book notes and reviews

Exodus: Gods and Kings–unless you’re a biased blasphemer, the movie is utterly historically plausible

Posted by PeteEnns on December 17, 2014 in book notes and reviews Old Testament 80 Comments

I just saw Exodus: Gods and Kings, preparing myself for 2’20” of absolute nonsense, judging by most of the reviews I’ve read. But I honestly don’t know what all the fuss was about. I found the movie to be amazingly accurate, or at least plausible and possibly accurate. The critics are wrong. First, I think

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experience teaches us to be radically undogmatic

Posted by PeteEnns on November 3, 2014 in book notes and reviews Christian faith and life 8 Comments

As Gadamer puts it, “The truth of experience always contains an orientation towards new experiences.  The perfection of this experience, the perfect form of what we call ‘experienced,’ does not consist in the fact that someone already knows everything and knows better than anyone else. “Rather the experienced person proves to be, on the contrary, someone who is radically undogmatic; who, because of

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what is “safe” and “not safe” to think? (part 3 of Bovell’s review of The Lost World of Scripture)

Posted by PeteEnns on February 10, 2014 in book notes and reviews Evangelicalism guest posts 49 Comments

Today’s post is the third and final part of Carlos Bovell’s review of  The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority (previous post here). Inerrantists are indebted to Walton and Sandy for the time and care they took in their new book Lost World to explain why the doctrine of inerrancy needs to

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can speech act theory rehabilitate inerrancy? (part 2 of Carlos Bovell’s review of The Lost World of Scripture)

Posted by PeteEnns on January 31, 2014 in book notes and reviews Evangelicalism guest posts

Today, Carlos Bovell continues his review of The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority by John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy (part 1 is here). Bovell is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He is the author of Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger

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Review of The Lost World of Scripture (Walton and Sandy) by Carlos Bovell

Posted by PeteEnns on January 20, 2014 in book notes and reviews Evangelicalism guest posts

Today’s post is the first part of a book review by Carlos Bovell, who has been a guest here numerous times (most recently here). Carlos is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He is the author of Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals (2007), By Good and Necessary Consequence: A

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