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Seeking a Historically Sensitive Story of Christianity

How do we tell a historically sensitive story of Christian origins? Is it possible to capture the story in a way that honors the many directions Christianity might have taken, and not just the dominant...

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Fall 2014 National Meeting Reporting (Westar@AARSBL)

Whether you are attending the Westar Fall 2014 national meeting November 21–25 in San Diego, or simply looking for reports on the proceedings, you can find an overview of resources below. For details...

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Redeeming Gnosticism? Scholars Weigh the Pros and Cons

A mixture of long-time supporters of Westar, new and inquiring members of the public, students, and faculty gathered in the ballroom of the San Diego Convention Center Friday, November 21st, 2014, at...

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How Has Biblical Studies Research Opened New Questions about God?

At the turn of the nineteenth century, theology and biblical studies parted ways. Theology committed itself to the exploration of matters of faith, while biblical studies dedicated itself to history...

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Restoring Books Excluded from the New Testament

Why were certain books excluded from the New Testament? “The stunning truth is that we have hardly any evidence of the process of how the canon was made. By and large, we don’t even have evidence for...

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Christian Martyrs: Neither Uniform Nor Legion

Christianity has long been celebrated as the religion that triumphed over Rome—and hence, the world—by the blood of its many martyrs, people who died because they were unwilling to compromise with...

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Young Leader in Religion Q&A: Toni Reynolds

This is the first of hopefully several interviews with members of the new Young Leaders in Religion group. In this post I'd like to introduce you to Toni Reynolds, coordinator for the upcoming A New...

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Indigenous Communities and Non-Traditional Christian Texts

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Translating Baptism

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Asking Attorney General Sessions — And Us — To Think More About Romans 13

The post Asking Attorney General Sessions — And Us — To Think More About Romans 13 appeared first on Westar Institute.

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Seeking a Historically Sensitive Story of Christianity

How do we tell a historically sensitive story of Christian origins? Is it possible to capture the story in a way that honors the many directions Christianity might have taken, and not just the dominant...

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Redeeming Gnosticism? Scholars Weigh the Pros and Cons

A mixture of long-time supporters of Westar, new and inquiring members of the public, students, and faculty gathered in the ballroom of the San Diego Convention Center Friday, November 21st, 2014, at...

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How Has Biblical Studies Research Opened New Questions about God?

At the turn of the nineteenth century, theology and biblical studies parted ways. Theology committed itself to the exploration of matters of faith, while biblical studies dedicated itself to history...

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Restoring Books Excluded from the New Testament

Why were certain books excluded from the New Testament? “The stunning truth is that we have hardly any evidence of the process of how the canon was made. By and large, we don’t even have evidence for...

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Christian Martyrs: Neither Uniform Nor Legion

Christianity has long been celebrated as the religion that triumphed over Rome—and hence, the world—by the blood of its many martyrs, people who died because they were unwilling to compromise with...

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Indigenous Communities and Non-Traditional Christian Texts

The post Indigenous Communities and Non-Traditional Christian Texts appeared first on Westar Institute.

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Translating Baptism

The post Translating Baptism appeared first on Westar Institute.

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Asking Attorney General Sessions — And Us — To Think More About Romans 13

The post Asking Attorney General Sessions — And Us — To Think More About Romans 13 appeared first on Westar Institute.

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