theology

The Old Testament Is Literature Too

July 27, 2010

For Literary Scholars, the bible is a kind of omni-sourcebook. That is, the influence of the bible on Western Literature over the last 1000 years cannot be overestimated. It is omni-present hovering at least in the background and often in the mid or foreground as authors respond to it, revisioning passages and images, either rejecting […]

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Call for Papers – Theology, Aesthetics and Culture: Conversations with the Work of David W Brown

June 22, 2010

Call for short papers This conference invites short papers from interdisciplinary perspectives that include but are not limited to theological, historical, biblical, philosophical, and literary engagements with the themes listed below. While the plenary sessions of this conference will provide engagements with David Brown’s five volumes, short papers need not directly refer to this work. […]

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Ralph McInerny on Natural theology and his Father Dowling mystery novels

June 5, 2010

Today I want to share an interview with Ralph McInerny on natural theology and his mystery novels. This is volume 52 of the free Mars Hill Audio bonus tracks ! Here is the full list of free interviews. Dr Thomas Hibbs describes the late Professor Ralph McInerney (1929-2010) in a First Things tribute published in […]

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The Basics: Literature and Theology Journals and Indexes

March 11, 2010

This is the first post in a new series titled The Basics.  The Basics is going to explore the basics of working in the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Theology. It will simultaneously provide sources from Literature and Religion, the Bible and Literature, and resources for exploring issues and themes of faith in literature, pop […]

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Reminder: Call for papers for Theology and the Arts Conference

February 15, 2010

You only have a couple of days left to get your abstract in for the Society for the Study of Theology conference to be held from the 12-14 April 2010 at Manchester University. The Society for the Study of Theology announced the theme of Theology and the Arts for their upcoming annual conference earlier this […]

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The coded meaning of the 12 days of Christmas?

December 19, 2009

At a Christmas party the other night a rowdy rendition of the Twelve days of christmas broke out, with a particular emphasis on (who knows why) five Golden Rings. After a discussion I remembered that I’d seen an interpretation of this song as a mnemonic of sort for foundational Christian theological ideas. Wikipedia doesn’t agree […]

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Some thoughts on the relationship between experience and belief

December 9, 2009

I’ve been thinking about Schleiermacher and Tilloch lately and thus meditating on the relationship between experience and belief, and the possibility of natural theology. On a similar theme, Vol. 82 of the Mars Hill audio series is James K. A. Smith discussing the relationship between experience and belief, between ideas and cultural events. Subscribers to […]

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A Series on How to Get Accepted to a Theology/Religion PhD Program

November 17, 2009

John over at Vita Brevis has written a series of posts on How to Get Accepted to a Theology/Religion PhD Program I don’t agree with all of his thoughts but he does offer some helpful insights and would be a good starting point for those going through the application process for Theology/Religion PhD programs.

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Guest Post: Rose Bexar on “Standing on the Promises,” Sitting on the Premises Dr. Rose Bexar

November 13, 2009

Once again, I hand over the post to Dr. Rose Bexar and the 6th and final part of her series “On Listening Critically.” Other parts can be read at their original posts:Part 1: Taking Stock of a New Fandom, Part 2: Animals are for Eating, and Other Timeless TruthsPart 3: Listen to the BandPart 4: […]

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Guest Post: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?

November 12, 2009

Once again, I hand over the post to Dr. Rose Bexar and the 5th part of her series “On Listening Critically.” Other parts can be read at their original posts: Part 1: Taking Stock of a New Fandom, Part 2: Animals are for Eating, and Other Timeless TruthsPart 3: Listen to the BandPart 4: Sounds […]

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