Category Archives: Journal

Fall 2020: Creeds and Confessions

Creeds and confessions of faith describe an assortment of doctrinal claims that Christian traditions affirm, and usually two major questions emerge when discussing their usage. One is whether they are functionally different from each other, and if so, how? This … Continue reading

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Fall 2019: The Book of Revelation

The Apocalypse, or Revelation, of Jesus Christ is the most enigmatic book in the New Testament. Its cryptic imagery, other-worldly symbolism, and dramatic visions often create an interpretive quagmire that biblical scholars and theologians have attempted to navigate for centuries. … Continue reading

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Spring 2019: Early Christian Studies

The Apocalypse, or Revelation, of Jesus Christ is known for being the most enigmatic book in the New Testament. Its cryptic imagery, other-worldly symbolism, and visionary drama often contribute to an interpretive quagmire that biblical scholars and theologians alike have … Continue reading

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Fall 2018: Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Studies

For the last few decades, a significant portion of biblical scholarship has been invested in research that shows how Jewish literature of the 2nd temple era contributes to the historical/cultural backdrop of the New Testament. In many cases, such endeavors … Continue reading

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Spring 2018: The Christian Faith, Scripture, and the Public Square

Evangelicals are well aware of the concept known as the “naked” public square. This phrase describes the ethos of our current cultural climate, which harbors an antagonistic and even hostile attitude toward religious influences in society. So much so that … Continue reading

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Fall 2017: The Theological Interpretation of Scripture

By Everett Berry, Editor A significant debate has steadily developed for quite some time within the ranks of Christian scholarship. It pertains to how biblical scholars and theologians can find methodological harmony between the exegetical task of interpreting Scripture and … Continue reading

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Spring 2017: The Baptist Tradition and Ecumenism

By Everett Berry, Editor Since the Reformation, one of the most significant challenges that Baptists and all other Christian traditions have faced is determining the validity of ecumenical cooperation, and then if it is considered desirable, how exactly should it … Continue reading

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Fall 2016: Open Theme on Biblical and Theological Studies

By Everett Berry, Editor From time to time, CTR provides academic forums that are not devoted to one theme. The reason for this is so contributors can provide specialized essays on a broad spectrum of topics. This Fall 2016 edition … Continue reading

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CTR 13/2 (Spring 2016): Studies in the Synoptic Gospels

The theme for our Spring 2016 edition of CTR pertains to studies on the Synoptic Gospels. Each article is written by a New Testament scholar who engages an assortment of exegetical and theological issues that are part of the vast … Continue reading

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CTR 13/1 (Fall 2015): Issues in Christology

The person of Christ is a mainstay doctrine at the very heart of the Christian faith. That is why there is never any shortage of research, debate, and dialogue about what Scripture says concerning Jesus of Nazareth. In fact, today there … Continue reading

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