Marilyn Glaim

"God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World"


If you could only read one book on the role of religion in the world today, God is Back would be the one to read. John Micklethwait, editor in chief of the Economist and his colleague, Adrian Wooldridge, Washington Bureau chief for the magazine, have continued their many years of writing collaboration on this their fifth book, in which they lay out their purpose as an "attempt to explain. . .

"Reading Judas": A Review


Should the New Testament canon as we know it be reconfigured to include some of the recently discovered gospels, including The Gospel of Judas? The authors of Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity, Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King, say no.

La caída en el pecado

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

“En la caída de Adán, todos pecamos”. Los niños norteamericanos puritanos del siglo XVII cantaban esta rima que aparecía en sus libros silabarios, como parte de su primera formación teológica. Los padres puritanos sabían que para salvar a sus hijos tenían que comenzar a romper la voluntad pecadora, que venía de Adán y, a continuación, formar el carácter para recibir la gracia de Dios que borra el pecado.

The Fall into Sin


“In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.” Seventeenth-century Puritan children in America chanted this rhyme from their alphabet books as part of their early theological training. Puritan parents knew that to save their children they had to begin to break the sinful will, which came from Adam, and then shape character to receive God’s sin-erasing grace.

Escuela sabática: Género y discipulado

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

Los discípulos originales eran hombres—casi todos jóvenes, y en su mayoría sin grandes responsabilidades familiares. Imagina por un momento esa cultura que restringía fuertemente las funciones de género, y piensa cómo se habría considerado a las mujeres si ellas hubieran tratado de convertirse en miembros del grupo de Los Doce. El ministerio de Cristo habría despertado aún más la sospecha y la ira de lo que ya lo hizo.

Gender and Discipleship


The original disciples were male—mostly young, mostly without strong family responsibilities. Imagine how women in this culture of highly restricted gender roles would have been viewed had they tried to become members of this group of twelve. Christ’s ministry would have stirred even more suspicion and anger than it already did.

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Sat, 10/25/2014 | Los Angeles Adventist Forum
October Adventist Forum
Ronald E. Osborn, Ph.D., A 2014-2016 Mellon Postdoctoral Fell ow in the Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley College (Boston), and a 2 015 Fullbright Scholar to Burma/Myanmar, Formerly an Adjunct Faculty Membe r in the Dept. of International Relations at USC, and in the Honors Progra m at UCLA. Topic: "Death Before the Fall?: A Conversation with Ronald Osbor n."

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