Archive for May 2013

Pope Francis, Atheists, and the Evangelical Spirit

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Some interest has been generated in online news media by Pope Francis’s recent homily in which he affirmed that atheists can accomplish some good in the created order, which provides a “meeting place” for them and religious believers. The Pope went on to say that atheists have been redeemed by Jesus Christ. I immediately took this […]

Apostolic Succession and Historical Inquiry: Some Preliminary Remarks

May 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Included in the May 2013 issue of First Things is Ephraim Radner’s review of Candida Moss’s book, The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (HarperOne). I found Moss’s arguments against the historicity of early Christian martyrologies to be particularly familiar and interesting in the light of some recent discussion over at Jason […]