Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book Review: Uneasy in Babylon

Still uploading some old articles and reviews. Today I uploaded my book review of Barry Hankins, Uneasy in Babylon from Faith & Mission, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Spring 2004): 91-93. You can read the review on academia.edu here. I also recorded a spoken word version of the review and posted it to sermonaudio.com (listen here). This is another work reflective of my time in SBC life. This book was much talked about in SBC circles in that time. The Spring 2003 issue of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology was dedicated to responding to Hankins' book under the theme "Theology, Culture, and the SBC." You can find an archive of this entire issue of the SBJT here. Included is a rejoinder by Hankins (find it here).

BTW, I also uploaded to academia.edu my review of C. H. Pappas, In Defense of the Authenticity of 1 John 5:7 from Puritan Reformed Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2016): 281-84 (read it here). The audio of this review has been up for a while (listen here). I was prompted to put this up after getting a friendly email from Pastor Pappas this morning.



Noah said...

Thank you for this.

I'm taking a course in textual criticism this fall. I will definitely include this review in my thinking.

Jeffrey T. Riddle said...

Hi Noah. I'm assuming you mean the Pappas book on the CJ. As I note in my review, this book has some issues on the scholarship side, but it is one of few modern works dedicated to defending the CJ. For those who advocate for the TR, this is among the more difficult to defend but I still believe it is defensible.

Best wishes in your text class. Will this be at Puritan? Be interested to know who's teaching it and what the textbooks will be. JTR