Sunday, July 27, 2008

John N. Oswalt on the Myth of the Dragon

The following article is now on-line in PDF:

John N. Oswalt, "The Myth of the Dragon and Old Testament Faith," Evangelical Quarterly 49.3 (Jul.-Sept. 1977): 163-172.

My thanks to Dr Oswalt for his kind permission to reproduce this article, which provides an interesting discussion of certain elements of the OT that are often attributed to influence of the folklore of Israel's neighbours.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Help Requested with "The Harvester" Journal

I would like to ask your help in locating copies of the journal The Harvester. While searching for articles by F F Bruce published in this journal I was unable to locate a full set anywhere in the British Library system. Significantly both the Brethren Archive at the John Rylands Library University of Manchester and Tyndale House Library in Cambridge both lack a complete set. Leaving aside my own plans to digitise some of these articles, it is important that a this material be available to those wishing to read it and that it not be lost.

It maybe that you - or someone you know - might have some issues of The Harvester that you no longer have use for that you would be prepared to donate. I am happy to co-ordinate any donations and to forward them to the libraries mentioned above and distribute any spare copies to UK Bible Colleges. Let me know if you can help with this. If you live outside of the UK, you might want to donate spare copies you have to a library in your own country.

I've had little time to blog recently due to the summer harvest on my allotment and family commitments. I am planning to visit the Tyndale Library on 15th August to gather some more material to work on.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Gospel Coalition Publishes Themelios Vol. 33.1

As mentioned in a previous post The Gospel Coalition has acquired the journal Themelios and the first on-line issue has just been published in both iPaper and PDF. Here is the Table of Contents:

Carl Trueman, "MINORITY REPORT: Why Should Thoughtful Evangelicals Read the Medieval Mystics?" Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 2-4.

Paul Hartog, "Blondel Remembered: His Philosophical Analysis of the "Quest for the Historical Jesus"," Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 5-15.

Kirk R. MacGregor, "Nonviolence in the Ancient Church and Christian Obedience," Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 16-28.

Dane C. Ortlund, "Truthfulness in Usefulness: Stanley Fish and American Literary Pragmatism," Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 29-38.

Peter Sanlon, "An Augustinian Mindset," Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 39-45.

Keith Ferdinando, “Mission: A Problem of Definition,” Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 46-59.

Joe Coffey, “PASTORAL PENS√ČES: How a Mega-Church is Rediscovering the Gospel,” Themelios 33.1 (May 2008): 60-62.