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A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146
Psalm 146

A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146

According to Mark Water, ed., The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs (Alresford: John Hunt, 2001), 908–9, when James Hannington (1847–1885), bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, wanted to travel to Uganda, “he found himself reading words from Psalm 146[:9], ‘The Lord preserveth the strangers’” and “took this to be … Continue reading

Master of Theology (ThM) in Egypt
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Theology

Master of Theology (ThM) in Egypt

  From fall 2014 onwards, the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo offers the following master programs: Master of Theology (ThM) This is a one year full-time or two year part-time program of 36 credits. It is an advanced program both for Egyptian and for international students. Applicants should already hold a Master of Divinity or … Continue reading

Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism
Herman Bavinck / Theology

Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism

September 4 and 5, 2014, a conference will be held on Neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Gerrit Berkouwer et al) and Roman Catholicism. The meeting will take place in Rome and is organized by the Archive and Documentation Centre, the Historical Documentation Centre at VU University, New College at University of Edinburgh, and Kampen Theological … Continue reading

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World
Atheists in Egypt / Egypt

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World

The following list is intended for research purposes, not to promote atheism. Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome. Adib, Mounir. “While Atheism in Egypt Rises, Backlash Ensues.” Egypt Independent, September 30, 2013. http://‌www.egyptindependent.com/news/while-atheism-egypt-rises-backlash-ensues. Alalawi, Hadya. “Atheists in Egypt Say They Struggle to Have Their Views Heard.” BBC News World, February 11, 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-26129199. … Continue reading

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt
Christians in Egypt / Egypt

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt

“In my lifetime I have never seen such openness to Christians in Egypt” and “we do not want to align ourselves uncritically with hatred or discrimination towards any human beings”—these are two sentences from the message that Ramez Atallah, director of the Bible Society of Egypt, wrote on January 29, 2014: The Turning of the … Continue reading

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck
Books / Herman Bavinck / Theology

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck

Bristley, Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck offers among others an overview of Bavinck’s life and work, a Bavinck bibliography, and an overview of secondary literature, both in English and in Dutch. Bristley has updated J. Veenhof’s older bibliography of Bavinck’s works (published in Bremmer, Herman Bavinck als dogmaticus, 425–46; additions in Bremmer, Herman … Continue reading