Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'Brethren Life & Thought' offers new study resource.

The current issue of "Brethren Life & Thought" (Summer 2008, Vol. 53, No. 3) should have arrived in subscriber mailboxes recently. With this issue, the journal is introducing a new study resource. "Brethren Life & Thought" is a quarterly journal published in the interest of the Church of the Brethren by the Brethren Journal Association.

Study questions for each article in the current issue are available on the "Brethren Life & Thought" website, go to The current issue features two articles interpreting the theological concept of atonement, one by Thomas Finger, visiting professor of theology at Bethany Theological Seminary, the second by Kate Eisenbise, graduate student at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. Finger’s article, "Atonement, Ethics, Society, and Violence" defines atonement as "at-one-ment" or reconciliation with God. Eisenbise offers a friendly critique of Mennonite scholar J. Denny Weaver’s "narrative Christus Victor" model of atonement. Both provide for thoughtful discussion at this time of Lent.

The Brethren Journal Association and "Brethren Life & Thought" remain committed to providing an open forum for ideas and discussion related to the faith, history, and practices of the Church of the Brethren. For information about subscriptions or how to purchase single issues, go to or contact

-- Karen Garrett is a student at Bethany Theological Seminary.

Source: 3/11/2009 Newsline

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