Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hegel and the Development of Doctrine

In the 1807 “Preface” to the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel writes, “The more conventional opinion…does not comprehend the diversity of philosophical systems as the progressive unfolding of truth, but rather sees in it simple disagreements. The bud disappears in the bursting-forth of … Continue reading

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Solomon, or Jesus?

In City of God 17.8, Augustine makes an interesting observation: on the face of the biblical narrative, Solomon appears not to be the heir referred to in the LORD’s covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7. Notice that the LORD specifies … Continue reading

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The New Jonah

As C. Kavin Rowe and Richard Hays have shown (among others), NT writers sometimes tell us readers that Jesus is the LORD God, and sometimes show us. The story of Jesus’ quelling the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4) … Continue reading

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Paul and John the Baptist

In his speech to King Agrippa, Paul describes how, immediately after his call by the Jesus, he began to preach, first to Jews and then to Gentiles, “that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for … Continue reading

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Isaiah and Micah on Jerusalem’s Inviolability

Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries, both prophesying in the late 8th and early 7th centuries, during the reigns of Jotham, Achaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (cf. Isa 1:1, Micah 1:1). Interestingly, these two seem to have had quite different … Continue reading

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