The smaller logo images around this site and elsewhere (e.g., Gravatar, Twitter) are provided by fair use courtesy of the British Library. The image is derived from the recto of folio 167 from the Lindisfarne Codex, an 8th–10th century illuminated Latin manuscript. Traditionally, the text is thought to have been copied by Eadfrith, bishop of Lindisfarne (d. ca. 721), with the supra-linear Old English glosses being added later by Aldred, provost of Chester-le-Street (fl. ca. 970; “Cotton MS Nero D IV”).
The pictured here is from Luke’s Gospel. In Luke 10:26a, Jesus initially responds to the lawyer’s question about gaining eternal life by asking him what the Law says. The text pictured here in the left-hand column captures Lindnisfarne’s Latin text of Jesus’ immediate follow up question: quomodo legis—”how do you read it?” (Luke 10:26b). Thus, especially with Aldred’s supra-linear gloss, the image seems fittingly to capture the essence of the purpose here—to focus on engagement with, within, and around the Judeo-Christian tradition in a contemporary setting.
My name is David Stark, and I am an Associate Professor and Director of Faulkner University Online. I hold a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Hermeneutics, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I serve on the peer-review boards for ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΑ and the Stone-Campbell Journal. I am also the New Testament and Theological Studies book review editor for the Stone-Campbell Journal and co-chair (with Paul Kissling) the “Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture” study group at the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.
My main research interests include Pauline studies and the broader reception-historical study of Jewish and Christian scripture. Other academic interests include excellence in academic writing, the use of technology in the academy, pedagogical development, and theological interpretation. For more information, please see my curriculum vitae, or connect with me via one of the methods under “Subscription” in the far right-hand sidebar of each page on this site. Naturally, the views expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person(s) or institution(s).
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- Kurt Aland, Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum, Westminster Bookstore, March 2010
- David Aune, Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity: Collected Essays, Westminster Bookstore, May 2011
- Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the God of Israel: God Crucified and Other Studies on the New Testament’s Christology of Divine Identity, Westminster Bookstore, March 2012
- G. K. Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New, Westminster Bookstore, March 2012
- Harvey Conn, ed., Inerrancy and Hermeneutic, Westminster Bookstore, May 2011
- Peter Craigie, Deuteronomy, Westminster Bookstore, November 2012
- Gordon Fee, Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Westminster Bookstore, March 2012
- Gordon Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study, Westminster Bookstore, March 2012
- Richard Hays, Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation, Westminster Bookstore, March 2012
- Michael Heiser, Supernatural, Lexham Press, October 2015
- Michael Heiser, The Unseen Realm, Lexham Press, October 2015
- William Holladay, ed., A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Westminster Bookstore, March 2010
- Tremper Longman III, ed., The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, February 2014
- Anthony Thiselton, The Hermeneutics of Doctrine, Westminster Bookstore, May 2011
- Jeffrey Tigay, Deuteronomy, Westminster Bookstore, November 2012
- Warren Trenchard, Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament, Westminster Bookstore, March 2010
- Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Westminster Bookstore, November 2012
- Miles Van Pelt and Gary Pratico, The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew, Westminster Bookstore, March 2010
- Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology, Westminster Bookstore, May 2011
- Ronald Williams, Williams’ Hebrew Syntax, 3rd ed., Westminster Bookstore, March 2010