I am reading the Study Quran. Discussion of individual verses is thorough, academically sober, and informative. Here is the discussion of a verse concerning men’s roles vis-à-vis their wives and families. It is refreshingly free of political correctness. First the translation… Read More ›
Belief in an afterlife is basically absent from the Old Testament. The Qur’an suggests a reason why.
Marcus J. Borg, an American New Testament scholar and theologian, in his last book ponders the strange absence of the afterlife in the Jewish Bible: ‘In the Old Testament, which is more than two-thirds of the Christian Bible, belief in… Read More ›
Recently a major new book on the Bible was published by one of the world’s leading scholars, John Barton. I highly recommend it as the best single volume available for the general reader. There are so many golden nuggets of… Read More ›
Another old article by Eric bin Kisam that deserves to be republished: Scriptures are not just text of revelation which one must understand within the border of sacred theological paradigm but it can also be approached as a collective memory of a… Read More ›
On the historical reliability of the Gospel of John by Professor Christopher Tuckett of Oxford University
For interested readers here is a balanced assessment of the historical reliability of the Gospel of John by one of the worlds most respected New Testament scholars. His view is probably shared by the overwhelming majority of specialists in the… Read More ›
This fascinating post just uploaded on Facebook by Bart D Ehrman (an American New Testament scholar) discusses the problem of forgeries in the Bible and being seen as an “enemy” of the Christian faith. _____________________________________________ This will be a very… Read More ›