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August 15th, 2012

A Round Table Discussion with Michael Licona on the Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach

by Max Andrews

In the most recent issue of the Southeastern Theological Review Danny Akin, Craig Blomberg, Paul Copan, Michael Kruger, Michael Licona, and Charles Quarles had a published discussion on Michael Licona’s Historiographical Approach to the Resurrection of Jesus. The article surveys the real issues at hand and presents a refreshing dialogue of the scholarly issues Licona tackles in his most recent book. If you don’t have the book it’s a must for your personal library. If you don’t have it consider yourself uneducated (too harsh?).  You’ll also notice yours truly cited by Paul Copan in footnote 9 on page 79.

Here’s the appropriate citation and link to view the article:

Danny Akin, Craig Blomberg, Paul Copan, Michael Kruger, Michael Licona, and Charles Quarles, “A Round Table Discussion with Michael Licona on the Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.” Southeastern Theological Review 3 no. 1 (Summer 2012): 71-98.

August 15th, 2012

Word of the Week Wednesday: Flavor (Particle Physics)

by Max Andrews

Word of the Week: Flavor (particle physics)

Definition: The property that makes the distinction between one quark and anthers. Quarks come in six flavors: up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom.

More about the term: The term is sometimes extended to describe different flavors of a lepton; in that case, the varieties are electron, electron neutrino, muon, muon neutrino, tau, and tau neutrino. For more about the term and related information please see John Gribbin’s Q is for Quantum (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998), 141.