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The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Mark Ward is on page 68 of 236 of Mapping the Origins Debate: Really helpful so far.
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A Change of Heart by Thomas C. Oden
" Alex, great review. What's your own answer to the two questions you raise in the final paragraph? What's the "norma normans"? "
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The Challenge of Bible Translation by Glen G. Scorgie
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A Change of Heart by Thomas C. Oden
""A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir" by Thomas C. Oden is an enthralling account of the life of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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“Mastery” is an inappropriate image for depicting epistemological success; knowledge is an exercise not of power but of virtue.”
Myron Bradley Penner, Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views

“The scholarship of Christian academics isn’t recognized as scholarship at all unless it conforms to the prevailing rules of scholarship in the academic disciplines. This forces Christian scholars to accommodate and blend in; even when their work is excellent, it isn’t identified as Christian.”
Greg Forster, Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It

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“rationality has less to do with following scholarly procedures and more to do with becoming a saint.”
Myron Bradley Penner, Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views

“To sustain moral behavior, people need more than simply a list of rules. They need to be people who have a comprehensive view of the universe—a religion, or an ideology that functions like a religion—that stands behind those rules. Only such a comprehensive view can explain the rules (supplying answers to the crucial “ethical content questions” mentioned above), organize the rules (so we know how to handle difficult ethical judgments), justify the rules (making them seem plausible, and therefore worthy of obedience), and sacralize the rules (making them sacred and truly moral, rather than merely prudent advice). Without a comprehensive view of the universe, no body of ethical rules remains coherent for long.”
Greg Forster, Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It

Ben Witherington III
“If a seminary or Christian college has a wise provost or dean or department chair, he or she will realize that they need some faculty who are master teachers but publish little, and some scholars who can both teach and publish, and some who would be better just being research professors. It takes a variety of faculty to make up a good school. But alas, even in schools that have such administrators, promotion and sabbaticals are often based on publications or planned publications, not just on reviews of one’s classroom performances. Thus, some scholars who find research and writing a huge cross to bear are forced to carry that cross all the way to Golgotha Publishing House in order to get promoted. It really ought not to be that way at a Christian school, where the main goal should be “training students or budding clergy in the way that they should go.”
Ben Witherington III, Is there a Doctor in the House?: An Insider's Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar

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