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Books

Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament

Constantine’s act of “calling himself a Christian and pouring in that flood of wealth and power on the church,” John Wesley charged in 1787, “was productive of more evil to the church than all the ten persecutions put together.” Judging by Constantine’s Bible, David L.

BookMarks

“And now a few words from our president.” The countless opportunities that the president of a seminary has to make himself heard could produce nothing more than pleasant chatter.

The Man Everybody Knew

Most people know Bruce Fairchild Barton as the author of the 1925 best seller The Man Nobody Knows, which portrays Jesus as a first-rate executive who knew he was destined for greatness. H. L.

Power, Faith, and Fantasy

Prior to the Allied campaign in North Africa, GIs were issued handbooks designed to prepare them for the strange new lands in which they would fight: “Don’t refer to the people as heathen, they are very religious.

God's justice

Woody Allen famously pointed out that the problem is not that God doesn’t exist, but that he is an underachiever. The philosophical tendency for at least the past three centuries has been to assume that the human estimation of God is more significant than the divine estimation of humanity.