Calvinism and Liberalism

I was reading a very interesting book on Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great American jurist. He grew up in Boston during the later half of the 19th century. This was the time when New England rejected the Christian Faith. The book observed how New England was founded by the Puritans who espoused Calvinism. From thereContinue reading “Calvinism and Liberalism”

The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 2

Book Eight: The Polity of the Jews According to Moses Eusebius moves to the establishment of the Hebrew nation my Moses. At first, he digresses to discuss the providence of God in the translation of the Hebrew oracles into Greek (p. 358).  After this digression, he argues that laws of Israel were written on twoContinue reading “The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 2”

The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 1

During the transition from paganism to Christianity in the Roman empire, Eusebius of Caesarea became a significant player in controversies at that time. He took part in the debate over the deity of Christ and engaged extensively with pagan philosophies during his life time.  Several of his works survive till modern time, displaying his meticulousContinue reading “The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 1”

Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2

Book III: The Interpreter’s Approach to Metaphorical Language (Chpts. 1-4) Besides textual issues, the passage may be ambiguous because of incorrect punctuation or pronunciation. To determine which punctuation or pronunciation is correct, the interpreter must consult the rule of faith and the church. But if the passage is still ambiguous, he should consult the contextContinue reading “Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2”

Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 1

Augustine wrote his book On Christian Doctrine (or better translated: On Christian Instruction) as a manual for a Christian teacher. As such, the English title may be a bit misleading, because it is not about the doctrines of the Christian faith. Rather, it is an overview of hermeneutics and homiletics (to use modern terminology). InContinue reading “Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 1”

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoffer’s Theology This week, we explore the theology of Bonhoeffer in a paper written by my friend Jonathon Davis. Jonathon is working on his PhD in Theology from Bob Jones University. He has been a long time friend and a fellow sufferer in academia. He wrote this paper for a class that we were bothContinue reading “Bonhoeffer”