First-Century Copy of Mark?

from The Bart Ehrman Blog On February 1 I had a public debate in Chapel Hill with Daniel Wallace, a conservative evangelical Christian New Testament scholar who teaches at that bastion of conservative dispensationalist theology, Dallas Theological Seminary. I have known Dan for over thirty years, since we were […]

MDI Book Recommendation

Islam and the Destiny of Man Charles le Gai Eaton ‘Considered essential by those seeking to understand Islam.’ Sunday Telegraph Islam & the Destiny of Man is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a unique point of view. The author was brought up as an agnostic and […]

Book Review: In the Shadow of the Sword

Though we do not recommend the book reviewed here, this review by an Arabist from SOAS gives us an interesting insight into how historians can spin yarns about Islamic history which fit very comfortably into their Western orientalist mindset. In today’s London Evening Standard: In the Shadow of the Sword: the battle for global empire and the […]

CS Lewis on the Penal Substitution Theory

CS Lewis in his classic Mere Christianity wrote: ‘The one most people have heard is the one I mentioned before–the one about our being let off because Christ had volunteered to bear a punishment instead of us. Now on the face of it that is an absurd theory. If God was prepared […]