Answer Some Questions, Win a Book!

Want to win a free copy of Francis Schaeffer’s book, A Christian Manifesto? Click here to take a blog survey. (If the popup link above doesn’t work, try this link.) You must take the survey...

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King James Quiz!

A few weeks ago a fundamentalist pastor I deeply respect told his congregation that the King James Version is an “impediment to many if not most of the Lord’s people in really understanding many passages...

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What Is Original Sin?

Alan Jacobs, in his new book Original Sin, lists “five distinct beliefs” which make up an Augustinian anthropology (or a belief in original sin): You must believe that everyone behaves in ways that we usually...

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Original Sin

“Original Sin: A Cultural History” (Alan Jacobs) I just finished Original Sin, an excellent book by Wheaton English professor Alan Jacobs (heretofore of Books and Culture and First Things fame). It’s obviously appropriate to argue...

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The Edwards Center at Yale

Background reading for my dissertation has focused much upon Jonathan Edwards and his Religious Affections. Yale has placed the entire work—the second volume in its own august series—online, including the lengthy introduction by John E....

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The Books of the Bible For Sale

I just bought another case of The Books of the Bible, a special Bible edition which I’ve discussed here on the blog before. My first case sold out fast, and I didn’t even want it...

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