A couple of new things…

In the last couple of days, a couple of things caught my attention that I thought were worth sharing.

First, Christianity Today did an interview with Dr. Gary Anderson about his new book Sin: A History.  This book considers the various biblical metaphors for sin and how these were received in both Jewish and early Christian traditions.

Second, RBL published a summary of John Oswalt’s book The Bible Among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? .  The reviewer doesn’t really weigh in on the book, thus it wasn’t really a review per se, but does seem to summarize Oswalt’s approach pretty thoroughly.

Well, those were some things I noticed.  This post is neither a recommendation nor a critique of either, just a chance to point our Reformed Readers toward more reading!

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Andrew

2 thoughts on “A couple of new things…”

    1. Kyle, I hate to say it, but no, I haven’t yet read it. I’ve been wanting to … I just haven’t the extra money to spend on that particular volume.

      I did write a post, just reflecting on how the title seemed to weigh in on the recent discussions of the word “myth” and its relevance (if any) to OT studies:

      https://reformedreader.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/deconstructing-a-title/

      Anyway, Oswalt seems like a good scholar, I’m just not sure that this book is going to contribute anything constructive to biblical studies. It sounds more like an apologetics book. The review/summary on the RBL list seems to confirm that. Granted apologetics books can be important, a book on better understanding the how different genres (even mythic ones) convey meaning sounds more interesting to me.

      Ok … that’s all I have to say about that! [grin]

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