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Next up in our Faculty Book Giveaway is the co-authored book by John Meade, The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis published by Oxford University Press. In this one book are all the earliest lists that show which books early Christians acknowledged as canonical. See the description below and read more about…

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Phoenix Seminary faculty publications on a shelf

First up in our Faculty Book Giveaway is a book co-edited by our own Wayne Grudem. It’s a substantial critique of theistic evolution with contributions from theologians, Biblical scholars, scientists, and philosophers. See below for details on how to enter and for more info on the book. Enter to Win a Rafflecopter giveaway About the…

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Phoenix Seminary faculty publications on a shelf

With the weather warming up, it’s time for vacations, cookouts, and making summer reading lists. Whether you’re in seminary or not, summer is a great time to catch up on books that you wanted to read but just couldn’t find the time. At Phoenix Seminary, we want to help with our Faculty Book Giveaway. Over…

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On April 19th from 7–9 PM, join us as we celebrate the published work of Dr. Brian Arnold and Dr. Peter Gurry. We want to celebrate them and their achievements, even as they present to us on the significance of their books. Dr. Arnold will present “The Need for Cyprian Today” and Dr. Gurry will present…

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Rembrandt painting

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges (repr. CUA Press, 1998) is a classic of which the seminarian should be aware. I draw attention to a few of the salient points made by Sertillanges in hopes that the reader will pursue matters further by reading the whole book. Its preliminary chapters…

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Selection of Simeon in the Temple, by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1631

Luke has given us three prayers for Advent—the Magnificat, the Benedictus, and the Nunc Dimittis. This meditation focuses on the third; I intend to offer context for the focus (kavanah) we bring to the prayer. This section in Luke’s birth narrative of Jesus has four chiastic subunits: A         Piety of Parents (2:21–24) B          Simeon’s Piety…

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Yesterday, the popular Christian author, speaker, and founder of Ligonier Ministries, R. C. Sproul, passed into glory. Posted here is a note of gratitude for his life and ministry from Wayne Grudem. R. C. Sproul was a tireless, ever-courageous defender of the inerrancy of the Bible and the unfathomable greatness of our sovereign God. He had…

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“What is a biblical canon list,” you ask? It is an ancient list of biblical books usually drafted by a church father or synod to specify those books churches recognized as authoritative for doctrine. For example, St. Gregory of Nazianzus drafted a canon list of books (381–90 AD) that promoted piety on the one hand and defended from…

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Theistic evolution is the view that God did not directly act in the world to create plants, animals, or human beings, but instead that He simply created inanimate matter at the beginning of the universe and then allowed completely naturalistic mechanisms such as random mutation and natural selection to produce all forms of life, including…

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