Thomas Aquinas and the gospels

Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) was an Italian Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church. He was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. The Catholic Church reveres Thomas Aquinas as a saint and as… Read More ›

The Christian dilemma

  Numbers 31 (NRSV) War against Midian 31 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Avenge the Israelites on the Midianites; afterward you shall be gathered to your people.” 3 So Moses said to the people, “Arm some of your number for the war, so that they may… Read More ›

A case of Gospel inflation

A Christian minister asked a really interesting question on Twitter: he notes ‘that Jesus is portrayed as referring to God as Father roughly 170 times while the OT does only about 11’. What are we to make of this, he asks?… Read More ›

The God Julius Caesar

Reblogged from Professor Bart Ehrman’s Blog I mentioned in a previous post the scarcely-remembered-these-days Diogenes Poliorcetes (Diogenes, the Conqueror of Cities), who was acclaimed as a divine being by a hymn-writer (and others) in Athens because he liberated them from their… Read More ›