Chances are, if you are a person of faith who has ever been challenged or discouraged in that faith — who has taken the long road round to spiritual maturity — you’ll find something to relate to in this book. I did.
Almost as impressive as Fleming Rutledge’s book itself is the broad range of voices (twenty-two in all) who have enthusiastically endorsed it — from Larry Hurtado to Mark Galli, from Marilyn McCord Adams to Stanley Hauerwas.
There is a perception that the most striking feature of the first century A.D. was the speedy rise and expansion of Christianity. However, ancient historians have shown that in the same century an even stronger cultic movement spread far more rapidly both in the East and West of the vast Roman Empire. How would the first Christians cope with the requirement to give divine honours to the Julio-Claudian Caesars?
Our guest today is Stanley E. Porter, president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College. His new book is John, His Gospel, and Jesus: In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice.
Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
Back in March, when I wrote my first column on Charles Camosy’s Beyond the Abortion Wars, I had a hunch already that it would be an important book. I did not realize then, though, just how important it would be.