Protestants and Biblical Criticism

I am trying to finish up edits on a chapter I am writing for a book tentatively titled, The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, due out next year with Oxford University Press. The idea for the book came out of a symposium I participated in at the University of Pennsylvania […]

Audio: The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today

Click on the link below to listen to an audio recording of the 14th annual Silvers Visiting Scholar Program held on October 25, 2010, entitled, “The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today: Can the Bible be read both Critically and Religiously? Jewish, Catholic and Protestant Perspectives,” with Marc Brettler (Brandeis University), Peter Enns (BioLogos Foundation), […]

Can the Bible be Read both Critically and Religiously: A Protestant Perspective

Last night (October 25, 2010), I participated in a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania on the challenge of reading the bible critically and religiously from the point of view of three faith traditions: Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. Marc Brettler of Brandies University gave a Jewish perspective, Dan Harrington of Boston College gave […]

Reminder: Faith and Higher Criticism at Penn, October 25

A reminder for those who might be interested, I am speaking on a panel with Marc Brettler and Dan Harrington on faith and higher criticism from Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant perspectives. Here is the original post, complete with flyer.

The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today

I will be one of three presenters at a symposium titled “The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today: Can the Bible Be Read Both Critically and Religiously?” on October 25 at the University of Pennsylvania. I will be representing a Protestant view, along with two other scholars who will present a Catholic and Jewish perspective. […]

The Bible and Critical Scholarship


Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, and the Flood, Parts 2 and 3

The final two parts (two and three) of my three-part discussion of the biblical flood vis-a-vis Mesopotamian literature is now up on the BioLogos website. Hint, yes I think the Mesopotamian literature is very important for understanding the theology of the biblical story  🙂

Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, and the Flood

Here is this week’s BioLogos post where we look at the similarities between these Mesopotamian and the biblical flood story.

Genesis 2-9 and Atrahasis

Here is this week’s post at BioLogos, this one on the well-known similarities between Israel’s second creation story and the Atrahasis Epic. As we saw with last week’s post on Genesis 1 and Enuma Elish, Genesis 2-9 and Atrahasis breathe the same air. They share ancient Mesopotamian ways of talking about origins. This is a clear indication […]

Genesis 1 and Enuma Elish

Here is this week’s blog post at BioLogos on a perennial topic: the relationship between Genesis 1 and the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish. Both stories are distinct yet they clearly breath the same ancient air when it comes to describing origins.