Friday, August 28, 2009

James VanderKam

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, by James VanderKam and Peter Flint, came in the mail yesterday via Half.com. James VanderKam is a Calvin College grad and now a professor in the Theology Department at Notre Dame. Here is ND's bio of Dr. VanderKam. I have started the book, and it already appears to be a comprehensive and well-written overview of the subject. (Here is Amazon's bibliography of Dr. VanderKam's books.)

Are you surprised by the Notre Dame/Calvin College connection? The sister of a friend of mine is on the Calvin College faculty and has done some visiting professor time at Notre Dame. There is a very important Wheaton College connection to ND as well: Mark Noll is on the faculty at ND. I fear that our older brothers in the Roman Church are more open to those kinds of connections than some of the younger of us are.

2 comments:

Sean said...

afaik, the most famous Calvin to ND connection is Alvin Plantinga

Paul said...

Thanks, Sean. Didn't know this. Here is the wiki link to Dr. Plantinga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Plantinga