My friend and I have been writing for an apologetic endeavor we hope to publish in the not too distant future, so I’ve been trying to read as much as I can on a variety of topics that I think will assist my efforts. I’ve found these helpful and challenging. Just thought I’d share.
1. Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, by Robert Bowman & J. Ed Komoszewski. This book can be of use to the non-technical or the technical reader. It is a very well written defense of the Deity of Christ that uncovered some proofs that I had not previously considered. Good stuff!
2. “Symmetries of Equivalence: Logos and Theos in John 1:1-2,” in Kerux, by James T. Dennison, Jr.. Dennison explores some subtle structural aspects of John 1:1-2 and demonstrates that the verses aim to give emphasis to the Jesus’ essential equality to the Father.
II. Biblical Epistemology
1. “The Knowledge of God in Romans 1:18-23,” in JETS 43/4 (December 2000), 695–707, by Richard Alan Young. This essay attempts to flesh out the meaning of general revelation according to Romans 1. While I don’t agree with the author’s conclusion, I find his work illuminating in a number of ways.
2.The Scriptures, by Thomas Watson. Watson is just brilliant. His defense of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura is very helpful.
3. “The Gospel of the Memra: Jewish Binitarianism and the Prologue to John,” in The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 94, No. 3 (Jul., 2001), pp. 243-284, by Daniel Boyarin. This essay examines John’s prologue and its relation to Jewish Binitarianism. Interesting, if nothing more ;)
1. “All or Nothing? Nature in Chinese Thought and the Apophatic Occident,” in Comparative Philosophy Volume 5, No. 2 (2014): 4-24, by William Franke. This essay is helpful in demonstrating the natural end of materialism once it is unfettered from Christian suppositions, viz. mystical monism/pantheism.
til next time.