Thursday, February 22, 2007

Derek Tidball on Vox Evangelica

I now have access to the entire run of Vox Evangelica which is now listed here. In the final edition Derek Tidball gives an excellent retrospective on the series:

Derek J. Tidball, "Editorial Note: Vox Evangelica 1962-1997," Vox Evangelica 27 (1997): 6.

F.F. Bruce on Biblical Exegesis at Qumran

The following monograph is now on-line in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, Biblical Exegesis in the Qumran Texts. London: The Tyndale Press, 1960. Pbk. pp.88.

F.F. Bruce looks at the "pesher" exegesis used at Qumran and explores how this helps us to understand how the early church interpreted the OT. My thanks to the late Professor Bruce's daughter for her kind permission to reproduce this important study.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

F.F. Bruce on Biblical Inspiration

As promised, I have just uploaded the first of many articles from the Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, M.A., "What Do We Mean By Biblical Inspiration?" Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute 78 (1946): 121-139.

The format is unusual as it is a lecture, followed by oral and written responses and then a conclusion by the author.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute to be available on-line

I have received permission from the editor of Faith and Thought to place articles from the Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute on-line. The journal ran from 1867 to 1957 when it changed its name to Faith and Thought, which is still published. I will also be producing and hosting a complete index to the series - in development here. F.F. Bruce was a frequent contributor to the journal over the years, but I await arrival of a complete index before beginning the process of contacting individual authors (or their executors) for permission to reproduce their articles on-line.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Vox Evangelica Volume 5 (1967) now on-line

The following articles are now available in PDF:

Geoffrey W. Grogan, "The Experience of Salvation in the Old and New Testamentx," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 4-26.

I don't know of many articles on this subject, so this should be useful.

H. Dermot McDonald, "The Idea of Creation in Historical Perspective," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 27-48.

I wish I had know about this article when I did my research on the early church's doctrine of creation.

Harold W. Rowdon, "Edinburgh 1910, Evangelicals and the Ecumentical Movement," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 49-71.

This is a very interesting article for those studying the history of evangelicalism, missions and the ecumenical movement.

Donald Guthrie, "The Importance of Signs in the Fourth Gospel," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 72-83.

Review articles:

H. Dermot McDonald, "John Hick's Evil and the God of Love, MacMillan," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 84-87.

Geoffrey W. Grogan, "H. Richard Niebuhr's Schleiermacher on Christ and Religion, S.C.M.," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 88-91.

J. Clement Connell, "Jesus of Nazareth, Savious and Lord (edited by Carl F. Henry), Eerdmans," Vox Evangelica 5 (1967): 92-96.

God help needy Christian charities

Charles Moore has written a superb article on why Christian Charities are being denied public funding for their social programmes here and it has provoked a great deal of comment, if the feedback section is anything to go by. How should Christians respond? Perhaps we should not support any charity that does not have a clear Christian ethos.

Friday, February 02, 2007

New scholarly resource on the Second Temple Jewish literature preserved in the Slavic Milieux

The site is developed by the scholars from the Theology Department at Marquette University (Milwaukee, USA). The resource provides original manuscripts, translations, and extensive bibliographies to the following pseudepigraphical materials preserved in Slavonic language:

Slavonic Life of Adam and Eve
Adam Octipartite
2 Enoch
Sataniel Text
Apocalypse of Abraham
Testament of Abraham
The Ladder of Jacob
Joseph and Aseneth
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Testament of Job
Life of Moses
Apocryphal Fragments about David, Solomon, and Elijah
Ascension of Isaiah
3 Baruch
4 Baruch
Pseudo-Danielic Fragments
Apocalypse of Zosimus
Ahiqar
The Word of the Blessed Zerubabel
The Josippon
Palaea Historica
Interpretive Palaea
Palaea Chronographica
and some other materials

This information courtesy of:
Andrei Orlov
Theology department
Marquette University
USA