David Curtis Steinmetz, one of the leading church historians of our time, died this past November at age 79 on Thanksgiving evening.
CHR Comment: Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School writes about an influential mentor for church historians in America. Steinmetz focused his studies on the history of biblical interpretation, taking his work to the heart of what happened in the Reformation and connecting it to the ongoing life of the church, where every service and sermon must grapple with the meaning and application of Scripture.
Source: In Honor of David Steinmetz | Timothy George | First Things
“It’s going to be the biggest timber-frame building in the world. And I think people will come to see it just from the perspective of even the architecture and the engineering.”
CHR Comment: The Creation Museum folks are building a second site to be located in Williamstown, KY. Spokesman Ken Ham describes the character of the park. The ark will be the largest timber framed building in the world.
Source: Controversial Noah’s Ark Theme Park Slated To Open July 2016
This interview provides an introduction to how a modern liberal theologian goes about reading and studying the Bible, including a number of his presuppositions.
How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox – On Faith & Culture.
Four volumes are now available in this new series, which draws texts from early Christian writers to prepare a commentary. The Patte review on this page is from a critical scholar, who finds this historical approach unappealing. Church historians should find this series and the Ancient Christian Commentary series very helpful for exploring the history of biblical interpretation, which drives theology.
Review of Biblical Literature.