God is a Consuming Fire

Read Nahum 1:1-6 … Just as love has two closely related aspects (cf. John 3:16; Heb. 12:7), when the jealousy of God comes into play so does the result – a side of God that is described as being “a consuming fire” (Deut. 4:24; Heb. 12:29). In other words, when humanity goes against God’s will, … Continue reading God is a Consuming Fire

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New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate

Professor Gerhard F. Hasel has produced New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate; of course, being written and published in 1978, the idea of “current” may not apply without further considerations of the debated topics of 2018. Even with that consideration, Hasel has given us an overview of the issues in New Testament … Continue reading New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate

An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic

In An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic, Dr. Paul J. Achtemeier undertakes an examination of a hermeneutical method that has grown out of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the existential theology of Rudolf Bultmann. Achtemeier notes that exegesis and hermeneutics have often become blended and interchanged, but hermeneutics has reemerged as a consideration that … Continue reading An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic