Category Archives: Reviews

Grammatiki Karla on Ancient Greek Popular Literature, Part 1: Language and Style

Seeing that I will be comparing the NT Gospels to the genre of Greek popular-novelistic biography in my Ph.D. dissertation, a major component of this project will be identifying the features and characteristics of “popular literature.” Fortunately, a new academic book on … Continue reading

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Ed Babinski Reviews Craig Keener, “Miracles,” on his Claims about Johann Blumhardt and David Strauss

Fellow blogger and author of Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists, Ed Babinski, on Scrivenings has also written a critical review of some of the material in Craig Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. In particular, Babinski has written about some … Continue reading

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Mind and Cosmos

Originally posted on A Measure of Faith:
Thomas Nagel’s “Mind & Cosmos”, published in 2012, is almost certainly the book that has garnered the most attention over the last couple years in the God debate; and it has thus become…

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Review of Craig Keener, “Miracles,” Continued: Why Is There a Greater Frequency of Miracles in the Gospels than in Greco-Roman Biographies and Historiography?

As we close the year 2015, I will be writing the third installment of my review of Craig Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts here on Κέλσος. After this part I will also probably take a break from writing this … Continue reading

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Review of Craig Keener, “Miracles,” Continued: Keener’s Complaints about the “Bias” of Biblical Scholars

As I stated in my previous post, I will be writing a multi-part review of Craig Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts here on Κέλσος. Since Keener’s two volumes are very long, and there are a lot of issues that … Continue reading

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Review of Craig Keener, “Miracles,” Part 1: What Evidence of Miracles Are Skeptics Searching for?

Over the last couple years I have been asked by multiple apologists and skeptics alike to take a look at Craig Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. Keener published his 1200+ pages, 2 volume set in 2011, … Continue reading

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SBL 2015: Bible, Myth, and Myth-Theory

Last month I attended the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in Atlanta where there was a special session (Bible, Myth, and Myth-Theory) dedicated to the research of NT scholar Dennis MacDonald. I have discussed MacDonald’s use of mimesis criticism in my post … Continue reading

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