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More than one way to read the Qur’an

The purpose of the book is to demonstrate various ways North American Muslim scholars read and interpret the Qur’an. The prevailing image of Muslims in the media tends to be one of exotic but backward people from far away. Islam … Continue reading

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Learning as Revelation

Christians have long accepted the proposition that God acts in and through history. The idea that God acts in history suggests that history itself is, in principle, a legitimate source of revelation. On one hand, this is a dangerous idea. … Continue reading

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Epistemological Question

Wanted: help with contemporary epistemology! I think that the popular “correspondence” theory of truth has been more or less abandoned in thoughtful circles these days, replaced by things like “coherence” theories, assessed by criteria like “comprehensiveness.” I think I understand … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 5

Notes on chapters 5 & 6 of The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, by Roger Stronstad: Chapter 5, “The Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles – The Charismatic Community in Mission” Stronstad analyzes the book of Acts as … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 4

Notes on Chapter 4 of Roger Stronstad’s The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, “the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – the Charismatic Community” – the Pentecost narrative has the same function in Acts as the infancy-inauguration narrative has in the gospel … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 3

Chapter 3 of Roger Stronstad’s Charismatic Theology of St. Luke focuses on highlighting Luke’s treatment of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Luke, and how that positions Jesus as a charismatically-empowered figure, who will then charismatically empower the church. … Continue reading

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Stronstad on Luke’s Charismatic Theology

As part of this month’s study of Acts, I’m reading The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke:Trajectories in the Old Testament to Luke-Acts (2nd Edition), by Roger Stronstad. In the first chapter, he makes the methodological claim that In order to … Continue reading

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