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Art, Truth and The Da Vinci Code —Separating Fact From Fiction

The Da Vinci Code‘s action begins in the Louvre in Paris, when one of the book’s central characters performs a riveting re-enactment of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing, “Vitruvian Man.” Most people have seen the sketch…

Trinity Talk, Again

Abstract: The doctrine of the Trinity has, in the past couple of decades, reclaimed its central place in Christian God talk. Theologians are now using it to render every doctrine more explicitly Christian, and to sharpen…

The State of the Doctrine of the Trinity in Evangelical Theology

[In this article I attempted to name the most important trends in evangelical Trintarianism, and make some guesses about how they would develop in coming years. Much of the reportage and analysis is still worth reading,…

Review of Anatolios’ AthanasiusThe Coherence of his Thought

As the title indicates, this book describes the theology of Athanasius of Alexandria as a coherent system. What may be surprising to many readers is that a book-length treatment of Athanasian theology does not already exist….

Review of Hunt’s What Are They Saying About the Trinity?

Anne Hunt is a Roman Catholic theologian who teaches at Yarra Theological Union in Melboume, Australia. This brief book on the Trinity is part of Paulist Press’ popular What Are They Saying About … ? series,…

Review of Gunton’s The Triune Creator and Coffey’s Deus Trinitas

If anyone has written prolifically enough on the Trinity to declare with some credibility that the subject is temporarily overexploited and in need of a moratorium, it would be one of these two prolific authors. Both…

Entangled in the TrinityEconomic and Immanent Trinity in Recent Theology

There is a noteworthy line in John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 16, where the poet extols the Son of God for freely sharing the benefits of salvation while at the same time retaining “his jointure in the…

R.W. Moss, The Rev. W. B. Pope, D.D.: Theologian and Saint

This 126-page book, not available digitally as far as I know, is the fullest biography of Pope yet. It has eight chapters, covering Pope’s youth, student years, family life, Wesleyan ministry, position as theological tutor, preaching,…

The Writings of William Burt Pope (1822-1903)An Online Guide to his Publications

This page is a guide to what William Burt Pope published, with links to resource entries on each of his individual works.

Chronology of William Burt Pope

Early Life and Education (1822-1842) 1822: Born 19 Feb, Horton, Nova Scotia 1823: Family moves to St. Vincent, West Indies (missionary assignment) 1826: Brother dies 1827: Family moves to Turnchapel, Plymouth (village school and secondary school…

I, II, and III Johnin The International Illustrated Commentary on the New Testament, by American and English Scholars of Various Evangelical Denominations, ed Philip Schaff

A rare instance –perhaps the only instance?– of Pope engaging Scripture in a traditional commentary format. Pope considered I John to be the crowning statement of biblical revelation, and here at the end of his career…

1889 printing of A Compendium of Christian Theology, 2nd Edition, Revised and EnlargedBeing Analytical Outlines of a Course of Theological Study, Biblical, Dogmatic, Historical

This 1889 American printing is the final one during Pope’s lifetime. It is still the 2nd edition (there was no 3rd), but I believe it has a few silent alterations. I have not yet done a…

The Inward Witnessand Other Discourses

Seventeen chapters, 296 pages. “Most of these Discourses were officially delivered, as they severally show, on important occasions; and their publication is in a certain sense matter of duty. A few have been added in deference…

“William Burt Pope, D.D.” in Methodist Worthies

A substantial biographical entry (14 pages) published during Pope’s lifetime. Stevenson provides a fuller account of Pope’s 20 years of church ministry than any other source. There are a few loose statements that are hard to…

A Higher Catechism of Theology

389pp. Much to say about this book! Pope’s Higher Catechism was translated into Welsh in 1905 as Uch-Holwyddorydd Diwinyddol.

Ezra and Nehemiahfrom An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers by Various Authors

Only late in life did Pope undertake to write any traditional verse-by-verse Bible commentary, and this 1883 work on Ezra and Nehemiah is his only extended, running interaction with Old Testament text. Ellicott’s multi-author commentary has…

“The Education and Special Training of Ministers in Theological Schools”

This essay, which runs about 11 pages, was delivered to the Oecumenical Methodist Conference in London in 1881. Pope delivered it on Wednesday, September 14, during the session on education. The Proceedings of the meeting (published…

Methodist Doctrine

In this essay published in 1881, Pope sketched the ways in which Methodist doctrine stood in strong continuity with the great tradition of classic Christian theology, and also drew out the unique contribution Methodism had to…