Author Archives: Alastair Roberts

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Book 2

We started reading through Augustine’s Confessions together a few weeks ago. This week we discuss the second book, especially Augustine’s discussion of his theft from the pear tree. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions—2/10/2017-12/10/2017

Here are some of my answers to questions from the last week or so on Curious Cat. Do you think Jesus cleansed the temple twice? [Answer] What role does logic play in developing theology? … [Answer] [Follow-up] When is it … Continue reading

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Video: What is Masculinity?

I have a new video following on from my earlier video on The Challenges of Gender in the 21st Century. Within it, I offer some prefatory remarks on the subject of masculinity.

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Podcast: Translating Genesis 1-11, with Samuel Bray and John Hobbins

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek and I were joined by John Hobbins and Samuel Bray, who have just produced a ‘new old translation’ of Genesis 1-11. The translation itself is great, but the notes and commentary upon it … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Vineyard of Israel

I have just posted a reflection on Isaiah 5, Psalm 80, and Matthew 21 over on Political Theology Today. Within it I explore the significance of the prophetic vine parables and the vantage point that they can provide us upon … Continue reading

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Hugh Hefner and the Logic of Porn

I’ve just written a piece for the Calvinist International on the subject of Hugh Hefner and the logic of porn. Within it I argue, along with a 2003 piece by Read Mercer Schuchardt, that porn leads to the feminization of … Continue reading

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Yet More Answers to Questions

Even more answers from my Curious Cat account: How would you describe your theological method, in terms of moving from text to theology? [Answer] The first thing called holy in the Bible is neither a person nor a place, but … Continue reading

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