Podcast

#38—N.T. Wright on Paul and His Recent Interpreters [MIPodcast]

When N.T. Wright was composing a massive 1600+ page treatment of the apostle Paul he wanted to begin with an overview of how scholars have interpreted Paul over the years. It quickly became apparent that the topic could fill its own book, and Paul and His Recent Interpreters was born. In this episode Wright explains how various historical figures understood Paul. Along the way we see how […]

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#37—Climate change and Christianity, with Willis Jenkins [MIPodcast]

Willis Jenkins wanted to inspire Christians to exercise faith in God as well as in contemporary science—science which suggests humans are damaging the earth God created. So he did like any good academic does; he wrote a book called Ecologies of Grace, which explores how being saved […]

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#36—Part 2: Early Christian interpreters of the Bible and the scholars who interpret them, with Peter Martens [MIPodcast]

There’s an old saying that goes “the essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity.” Sometimes scholars bring clarity by making things less clear. This is true in most academic pursuits, but it matters especially in biblical scholarship which deals with sacred texts. Peter Martens explores the task of Bible interpreters, religious, scholarly, and scholarly-religious, […]

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#35—Part 1: Early Christian interpreters of the Bible and the scholars who interpret them, with Peter Martens [MIPodcast]

For centuries Christians have gathered to worship God and study the Bible. But this same text that has unified the faithful has also been the source of much discord. One of the most exciting—though by no means uncontroversial—academic developments during the past century has been the renaissance of interest in early Christian biblical scholarship. Earlier this year […]

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