Lecture One – The Fallen Shrine: Lisbon 1755 and the Triumph of Epicureanism
Lecture Two – The Questioned Book: Critical Scholarship and the Gospels
Lecture Three – The Shifting Sand: The Meanings of ‘History’
Lecture Four – The End of the World? Eschatology and Apocalyptic in Historical Perspective
On the way to a redesign of this whole site I’ve been creating, during lockdown, a database of theology on YouTube. It is still very much in process but it now has links to the almost 250 theologians you can see below and also on this webpage. You can use the sort and filter tools to find things easily. The “AV authored” field tells you how many YouTube videos I’ve found from them. Below and here is the key data from the database table with approaching 9,000 videos. It is able to be filtered and sorted by the visible fields which include the length of the videos either as an exact number or one of five categories. Although there are no tags (perhaps later…), by using the filter option the base is effectively searchable across the fields. For example you can: use key words in titles or descriptions (these are as they were posted on YouTube so sadly vary in their usefulness) such as names of biblical books, theological terms. This should enable you to find relevant videos related to, for example, euthanasia or Genesis without too much difficulty. combine filters to find, for example, all videos of Tom Wright…
Accepting the Bible as the authoritative revelation of the will of God, this project set out to make a hermeneutically sound and contextually valid investigation of the passages and pericopes related to polygamy. Linguistic, grammatical, theological, historical, and cultural contexts were taken into account in order to determine which interpretation of the texts under consideration proved to be the most reliable based on the weight of evidence. The writings of Ellen G. White were given serious consideration throughout this study. In addition, the many books, articles, and unpublished documents related to a biblical perspective on polygamy, as produced by Christians, Jews, and Muslims, were critically assessed and discussed. However, accepting the Bible as the final norm, none of these extra-biblical sources was given any authority over the text of Scripture itself. Following an examination of the original institution of marriage in Eden and the form of marriage evident at the flood, the following Old Testament passages were sequentially analyzed: Exod 21:7-11, Lev 18:18, Deut 17:17, Deut 21:15-17, Exod 22:16, 17 and Deut 22:28, 29, Deut 25:5-10, Gen 38, Ruth 4, and Ezek 23:1-49. The accounts of the marriages of the antediluvians, Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Moses, Gideon, Elkanah, David, Solomon, and Joash were examined. After a discussion of passages from Matt 19 and 22, Acts 15, 1 Cor 7, 1 Tim 3, and Titus 1, a synopsis of the principles arising from the research was made. Based on these biblical principles, missiological implications for a sound policy on polygamy were outlined.