Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Margaret Barker on the web

I stumbled across her webpage today: http://www.margaretbarker.com/index.html

While I find some of her arguments quite unpersuasive and even odd, she is a biblical scholar of considerable reckoning. With a writing style that reminds me a little of Martin Hengel, she consistently makes delightfully creative links between different literature, primary texts she knows extremely well. Have a look at her numerous papers, made available online on the above-mentioned webpage under the 'Papers' tab. I'll order her Temple Theology (SPCK, 2004) in the next few days.


At 7/29/2008 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's well named.

At 7/29/2008 9:39 AM, Anonymous Terry said...

She's consistently insightful.

At 7/29/2008 6:53 PM, Anonymous Chris Donato said...

Some things odd, to be sure. But she's also been captivated by the cosmogony of the ancient Hebrews, which I do think can elucidate certain aspects of theology (temple, new covenant, creation, etc.).

At 7/30/2008 11:21 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Terry and Chris, I have to agree with you both. My disagreements have to do with her notions concerning God and Christology.

At 7/30/2008 11:40 PM, Anonymous andrew bourne said...

If you have heard her lecture you will believe every word she says, she is a highly charismatic lecturer. It is only when you leave her presence and read her work separately that is when you have to ask questions As a person she is truly a lady.


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