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We have a Book called ‘The Book’

Father John Behr

Patristic expert, Dr. John Behr (PhD, Oxford), tells the story of how he came to the Orthodox faith.  After discussing some of the differences between the Orthodox and Protestant faiths, he proposes that one difference is the problem: “we have a book called ‘The Bible’ (‘the Book’).  The fact that we divide it into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament, means that we miss something fundamental.

To listen to the podcast (14 minutes) click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

Reading Scripture Allegorically

Father John Behr

Patristic expert, Father John Behr, likes to be provocative. Here is a recent conversation (15 minutes) I had with him which began with a provocative statement: “Unless we are reading Scripture allegorically, we are not reading it as Scripture.” You may not agree with his answer but he will certainly get you thinking. This is part two of a podcast we did together. When we met, Father Behr was in transition. moving from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York–a post he held for 25 years–to becoming Professor of Patristics at the University of Aberdeen. He ends the podcast making some recommendations about how a person might go about reading the Church Fathers.

To hear the podcast (15 min) click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

We Have a Book Called ‘The Bible’

Last year I had the chance to meet Dr. John Behr (PhD, Oxford). He is a rock star among scholars. He is known around the world as an expert in the Church Fathers. In this episode of “The Stone Chapel” he tells the story of how he came to the Orthodox faith.  After discussing some of the differences between the Orthodox and Protestant faiths, he proposes that one difference is the problem: “we have a book called ‘The Bible’ (‘the Book’).  The fact that we divide it into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament, means that we miss something fundamental. This is part one of a two part conversation.

Father John Behr

To hear the podcast click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

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