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February 23, 2009

A review of Ivan Panin's Biblical Numerics

Ivan Panin, 1855-1942

Ivan Panin, 1855-1942

A review of Ivan Panin’s Biblical Numerics (pdf)

by Peter W. Dunn

I originally wrote this essay in circa 1990 because my then pastor (PAOC) would often bring up the numeric scheme of Ivan Panin as numerical proof of divine inspiration of th Bible. After reading the paper, he at least didn’t talk about biblical numerics around me any more.

External Links:

The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated,” by Ivan Panin

“A mathematical challenge” (pdf) by Winkie Pratney (rev. 1998).

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The Signature of God by Grant Jeffrey, a review

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The Signature of God by Grant Jeffrey

A Book Review by Peter W. Dunn (c) 1997

Some months ago I promised that if someone gave me a copy of Jeffrey’s Signature of God, I would review his Hebrew Coding. I have since received the book from one of my students and will here present some of my initial findings.
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February 18, 2009

A review of Ronald A. N. Kydd, Charismatic Gifts in the in the Early Church

Review of Ronald A. N. Kydd, Charismatic Gifts in the in the Early Church: An Exploration into the Gifts of the Spirit during the First Three Centuries of the Christian Church (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1984) (pdf).

This is the only primer to the subject, when I last checked.  It is a readable book but not without faults.  There is another short review at endued.wordpress.comRonald Kydd is a former professor at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, and is now an Anglican minister and teaches at Tyndale Seminary.  I’ve never met him.

Reclaiming the Bible for the Church, Book Review

Review of Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson, eds. Reclaiming the Bible for the Church. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1995 (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996).
by Peter W. Dunn

The Anglican Church, as many denominations, is experiencing a crisis of biblical authority. Let us consider the debate over homosexuality: There are those who would promote the acceptance and blessing of homosexuality, saying that the Biblical prohibitions of same-sex relations are based on an antiquated world-view, that the Bible must not be taken literally, or even that the Bible actually promotes homosexuality (Jesus also had a beloved disciple!).
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