About

Ken Brown

I am currently a Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, in Germany. Last year I taught Biblical Literature at Whitworth University, in Spokane, Washington, after having completed my dissertation at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen on the vision in Job 4 and its role in the development of the book of Job. I lived in Göttingen from 2010 to 2014, where I was part of The Sofja-Kovalevskaja Research Group, focused on early Jewish Monotheism. In 2010 I finished a Masters in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University (British Columbia, Canada), where I wrote my thesis on Temple Christology in the Gospel of John. This and my other academic writing can be found on academia.edu.

I’m afraid I have not found time to blog in a while – though I’ve often thought about returning to it – but for a time C. Orthodoxy was a place of lively conversations about the links between Christian faith and postmodern culture. Like all blogs, this one is a work of exploration and discovery, so there are few posts here – even my favorites – that I would write the same today as I did then. But by the same token, I would not be the person I am today if not for the conversations sparked on this blog. As my masthead suggests, I hope I am orthodox, but I have no finished system, just a passion for that beautiful yet indistinct line between heaven and earth.

For a fuller introduction, try How I became a Christian, or anything on the Featured Posts or Reviews pages. You can also follow me on Twitter and see my photostream on Flickr. And for those who wondered: C. Orthodoxy is pronounced like “See? Orthodoxy.” Or if you prefer, “See: Orthodoxy!?”

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All that is gold does not glitter;
not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither;
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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