Paula Fredriksen is Professor of Scripture at Boston University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her latest work When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation Fredriksen writes: ‘The Paul of history stands… Read More ›
The Issue of Worship One of the key questions in the debate about the divinity of Jesus has been whether he is worshiped in a way that “principal agents” of God are not (see Hurtado, How on Earth Did Jesus… Read More ›
The Devil carries Jesus [ie God Himself!] up to a mountain to tempt him with an earthly kingdom (Luke 4:5–8; Matthew 4:8–10)
~ Missal, France c.1470-75; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 425, fol. 48r.
The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge is a Church of England priest, biblical scholar and the former Dean of King’s College London. He writes: ‘To modern eyes, it is almost inevitable that theologians of the early Church will appear to… Read More ›
In relation to Monotheism considered as such, Judaism stabilized but “confiscated” the Message; Christianity universalised but “altered” it; Islam in turn restored it by stabilizing and universalising it. ~ Frithjof Schuon, Christianity/Islam: Perspectives on Esoteric Ecumenism, page 195
Christ said, “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you”; this causes no difficulty if we take “Father” to mean God and if as Christ said the Father is “greater than the Son”. But… Read More ›
Pew Research Center: Americans are divided on the extent to which the country’s laws should reflect Bible teachings.
Americans are divided on the extent to which the country’s laws should reflect Bible teachings. Roughly half of U.S. adults say the Bible should influence U.S. laws either a great deal (23%) or some (26%), and more than a quarter… Read More ›
Many Christians ‘forget’ this important fact. This lists former mosques (Arabic: masajid) and Islamic places of worship in Al-Andalus states in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. It lists some but by no means all of them. The term… Read More ›
The Biblical teaching on the role of women is ignored by nearly all Christians today. The zeitgeist rules supreme.
William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English, influenced by the work of… Read More ›
The UK Advertising Standards Authority upheld four complaints against him relating to his claims of being able to offer miraculous healing to the disabled. source