The Weekly Hit List: July 13, 2012

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed by Comment Magazine.

“Smith’s argument, however, is not simply critical. He offers a positive, even if tentative, plan for rightly dividing the word of truth.

While his main argument is that ‘pervasive interpretive pluralism’ violates the expectations that biblicism itself sets up, Smith appears also to think that biblicism helps generate (or at least exacerbate) interpretive pluralism.

Thus, his positive account functions, in part, to rein in some of biblicism’s more egregious results.”


Quick Hits:

God and Charles Dickens by Gary L. Colledge was discussed in the WORLD Magazine article “Victorian Culture Warrior.”

Stanley Hauerwas speaks on healthcare and dying in this The Work Of The People video.

James K. A. Smith, author of Letters to a Young Calvinist, was interviewed on Australia’s ABC Radio National.

Ben Witherington III wrote an article for Christianity Today on God’s grace and the gravity of sin: “‘Behavior Doesn’t Interrupt Your Relationship with Christ’: A Recipe for Disaster.”

Brian LePort has continued to write a series of posts on the “historicity” of Adam, comparing The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? by C. John Collins.
Jesus’ understanding of Adam: the options” is the latest post in this series.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

For a limited time, the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series (a 16-volume set) is 40% off from Logos Bible Software.

July ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these ebooks are at least 50% off (and, in most cases, 70% or more):

A Cross-Shattered Church by Stanley Hauerwas
Good News for Anxious Christians by Phillip Cary
Testing Scripture by John Polkinghorne
Power Failure by Albert Borgmann
Is the Reformation Over? by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
Transforming Conversion by Gordon T. Smith

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