Found Christianities

BOOK REVIEWFound Christianities: Remaking the World of the Second Century CE by M. David Litwa 2022 About the AuthorDr. Litwa has broad interests in the fields of early Christianity, Hellenistic Judaism, ruler cult, classical mythology, and Greco-Roman religions. His career began with a monograph on deification (becoming god) as seen through the lens of the … Continue reading Found Christianities

The Oxford History of the Reformation

BOOK REVIEWThe Oxford History of the Reformationby Peter Marshall 2022 About the AuthorPeter Marshall, FBA was born and raised in the Orkney islands, and educated at the University of Oxford. Since 1994, he has taught at the University of Warwick, where he has been Professor of History since 2006. A leading specialist in the history … Continue reading The Oxford History of the Reformation

The Original New Testament

BOOK REVIEWThe Original New Testament: A Radical Reinterpretation and New Translation by Hugh J. Schonfield 2016 About the AuthorHugh Joseph Schonfield (1901 – 1988) was a British Bible scholar specialising in the New Testament and the early development of the Christian religion and church. He was born in London, and educated there at St Paul's … Continue reading The Original New Testament

The First Biography of Jesus

BOOK REVIEWThe First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark's Gospel by Helen K. Bond 2020 About the AuthorHelen K. Bond is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. About the BookWhat difference does it make to identify Mark's … Continue reading The First Biography of Jesus

The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible

BOOK REVIEWThe Skeptic's Annotated Bible by Steve Wells 2012 About the AuthorSteve Wells is the author of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible and Drunk with Blood: God's killings in the Bible. He also created and maintains the website and When he's not critiquing the "holy books", he can usually be found with a field … Continue reading The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible

The Lost Book of Moses

BOOK REVIEWThe Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay 2016 About the AuthorChanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for numerous magazines, newspapers, and wires. Born in Jerusalem, Tigay holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of … Continue reading The Lost Book of Moses

The Exodus

BOOK REVIEWThe Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters by Richard Elliott Friedman 2017 About the AuthorRICHARD ELLIOTT FRIEDMAN is one of the premier bible scholars in the country. He earned his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge, a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research … Continue reading The Exodus