[Advanced notice: Please see one correction in a comment below from David Bentley Hart.] Robert Louis Wilken Two of Robert Louis Wilken’s wonderful books blessed me a few years ago (The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God and The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity). For another project recently, … Continue reading What of Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse is Shared with Wilken’s The Myth of Christian Beginnings?
Author note: We are grateful to Dr. Opderbeck for this review. He is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School and also teaches in Seton Hall’s Department of Religion. In addition to his law degrees, he holds an MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the … Continue reading David Opderbeck on David Bentley Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse￼
[Note: I’m honored to have had this article shared here by David Bentley Hart (along with one other on this topic).] As far as I can tell, the most "infamous" passage in Tradition and Apocalypse (controversial and disappointing even with some of Hart’s most informed and appreciative readers1) has been Hart's summary of the original … Continue reading Reading Proto-Genesis and Paul with David Bentley Hart (and Moses)
[Note: I’m honored to have had this article shared here by David Bentley Hart (along with one other on this topic).] Gerald McDermott has published a review of Tradition and Apocalypse by David Bentley Hart that is riddled with lies of which McDermott must be aware. I think I counted over twenty books by Gerald … Continue reading McDermott’s Ignorant Slander
“‘Tradition’ …is the conviction that one has truly heard a call from the realm of the transcendent, but a call that must be heard again before its meaning can be grasped or its summons obeyed; and the labor of interpretation is the diligent practice of waiting attentively in the interval, for fear otherwise of forgetting … Continue reading David Bentley Hart’s Call to Inhabit Our Living Traditions