American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some … Continue reading American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

Advertisements

Re: The Incoherence of Knowingly Eating from the Tree of Knowledge for the First Time

In The Incoherence of Knowingly Eating from the Tree of Knowledge for the First Time Jonathan M.S. Pearce claims to have found an incoherence in the story of Adam and Eve. I contend that he reads things into the narrative in order to arrive at this conclusion. The biblical narrative is frequently brief and we … Continue reading Re: The Incoherence of Knowingly Eating from the Tree of Knowledge for the First Time

Book Recommendation: Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser

Thomist philosopher Edward Feser's Five Proofs of the Existence of God is being added to the recommended readings page. In this book he makes five arguments for God's existence and provides relevant background knowledge as he works through the proofs. He also argues that we can know some of the attributes of God. Objections to … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser

Commentary on Numbers 36

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the heads of the family groups of the Gileadites, the descendant of Machir, the descendant of Manasseh, who were from the Josephite families, approached and spoke before Moses and the leaders who were the heads of the Israelite families. 2 They said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the … Continue reading Commentary on Numbers 36

The (Proto-)Masoretic Text: A Ten-Part Series by Emanuel Tov

The (Proto-)Masoretic Text: A Ten-Part Series by Emanuel Tov Part 1: The Bible and the Masoretic Text The First Century C.E. The Medieval Masoretic Text The Masoretes and the Codices The Contents of MT The consonantal framework Para-textual elements Vocalization Accentuation The Masorah Part 2: Judean Desert Texts Outside Qumran Examples of Surviving Proto-MT Texts … Continue reading The (Proto-)Masoretic Text: A Ten-Part Series by Emanuel Tov

Commentary on Numbers 35

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the Moabite plains by the Jordan near Jericho. He said: 2 "Instruct the Israelites to give the Levites towns to live in from the inheritance the Israelites will possess. You must also give the Levites grazing land around the towns. This passage avoids saying … Continue reading Commentary on Numbers 35

Science. It Works. #9

Scientific peer review: an ineffective and unworthy institution by Les Hatton and Gregory Warr Given the entirely appropriate degree of respect that science has for data, the ongoing discussion of peer review is often surprisingly data-free and underlain by the implicit assumption that peer review – although in need of improvement – is indispensable. The … Continue reading Science. It Works. #9