Over at Per Caritatem, Cynthia Nielsen has begun an introduction to the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer. For as many as I have read, Cynthia’s posts are perennially interesting and clearly conceived. Not surprisingly, this series’ beginning very much continues that pattern, and I am sure this series’ future posts will also be quite worthwhile reading.
Clayboy has this month’s Biblical Studies Carnival organized mostly into straight, topical lists and hopes to provide subsequently some additional reflections “on whither the [ballooning] Carnival might go in future years.”
Despite a self-enforced blogging hiatus to complete an ETS paper that was almost itself three things that were never satisfied and four that never said enough (cf. Prov 30:15b), New Testament Interpretation rose 17 spaces in November to slot 134 from the drop to 151 that it had seen the previous month at the front of the hiatus. Thanks to everyone for their interest even during the break. I trust this post will constitute a return to a more active NTI.
In this month’s listing, Jim West (of course?) takes the number one spot again for the eighth straight month. He does “prophetically” wonder whether the “music of the spheres” might just be understood as playing his tune, but I suppose we may need to wait another month for that.
The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include the following:
New Testament and Cognate Studies
- Brevard Childs, The Church’s Guide for Reading Paul: The Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus, reviewed by Paul E. Trainor
- Desta Heliso, Pistis and the Righteous One: A Study of Romans 1:17 against the Background of Scripture and Second Temple Jewish Literature, reviewed by Lars Kierspel
- Martin Mosse, The Three Gospels: New Testament History Introduced by the Synoptic Problem, reviewed by Pheme Perkins
- Charles Puskas, The Conclusion of Luke-Acts: The Significance of Acts 28:16–31, reviewed by Deborah Thompson Prince
- Huub van de Sandt and Jürgen Zangenberg, eds., Matthew, James, and Didache: Three Related Documents in Their Jewish and Christian Settings, reviewed by William Varner
- Robert Stein, Mark, reviewed by Joel F. Williams
- Alan Thompson, One Lord, One People: The Unity of the Church in Acts in Its Literary Setting, reviewed by Bobby Kelly
Jewish Scripture and Cognate Studies
- Rein Bos, We Have Heard That God Is with You: Preaching the Old Testament, reviewed by Jordan M. Scheetz
- Billie Jean Collins, The Hittites and Their World, reviewed by Dirk Paul Mielke
- Jörg Lanckau, Der Herr der Träume: Eine Studie zur Funktion des Traumes in der Josefsgeschichte der Hebräischen Bibel, reviewed by Bart J. Koet
- Nicola Laneri, ed., Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean, reviewed by Aren Maeir
- Pekka Lindqvist, Sin at Sinai: Early Judaism Encounters Exodus 32, reviewed by James N. Rhodes
- Werner Schmidt, Das Buch Jeremia: Kapitel 1–20, reviewed by Wilhelm J. Wessels
- Herman J. Selderhuis, Calvin’s Theology of the Psalms, reviewed by Randall McKinion
- Andrew Sloane, At Home in a Strange Land: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics, reviewed by Andrew Davies
As young scientists routinely obtain, through education, their introduction into mature, scientific communities, young scientific communities may require some time to mature and develop their communities’ paradigms (Kuhn 11). During this early phase, nascent scientific communities typically involve different schools of thought that seek “relevant” facts somewhat individualistically according to whatever paradigms they find most influential from other areas of thought (Kuhn 15–17). Typically, one of these “pre-paradigm schools” will triumph over the others at some point and usher in a community’s paradigmatic period (Kuhn 17–18). The precise point of transition from nascent to mature scientific community is seldom easily identifiable, but neither is this transition completely obscured because of the notable advances achieved in the move from the pre-paradigm period into the paradigm period. Instead, a general, historical period can typically be identified in which this transition occurred for any given, mature field (cf. Kuhn 21–22).
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