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 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.


Sean Meade said...

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

Paul Stokes said...

Thanks, Sean. Didn't know this. Here is the wiki link to Dr. Plantinga: