Mark H. Mann

Mark H. Mann is the director of the Wesleyan Center, Point Loma Press, and Honors Program at Point Loma Nazarene University. Mark received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Nazarene College and went on to earn both an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies (2004) from Boston University. Mann previously served at Colgate University where he was both chaplain and professor. Mann has previous experience in editing, student development and staff ministry at the local church level.

  • The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 1

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    The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 1 | Mark H. Mann

        Origen of Alexandria is one of most fascinating and important figures of the ancient world, not to mention the history of the Christian Church, and easily one of the... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 8
  • Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference

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    Nazarenes Exploring Origins Conference | Mark H. Mann

    As people came together, they actually listened to one another, which is not always common in the controversial topics we were exploring—origins, evolution, and biblical inter... Read More >

    Basics
  • Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 2

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    Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 2 | Mark H. Mann

    Augustine had a great deal to say about those chapters in Genesis that are especially controversial within Christianity today. Read More >

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  • Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 1

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    Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 1 | Mark H. Mann

    For Augustine, a literal interpretation meant allowing Scripture to speak for itself by attending to the intentions of the author. Read More >

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  • The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 2

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    The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 2 | Mark H. Mann

    In opposition to pagan philosophies of the time, Origen affirmed the doctrine of creation ex nihilo, the goodness of creation, and the important role of the Divine Logos. Read More >

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  • Irenaeus and Two Books Theology

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    Irenaeus and Two Books Theology | Mark H. Mann

    The universe is, for Irenaeus, a canvas upon which God has chosen to draw the very beauty of God's own glory, and God will not complete the masterpiece until Christ's final coming. Read More >

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  • Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 1

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    Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 1 | Mark H. Mann

    Justin’s “Dialogue with Trypho” provides an appropriate starting point for assessing Justin’s contribution to the development of the Two Books Theory.  Read More >

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  • The Church Fathers and Two Books Theology: Introduction

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    The Church Fathers and Two Books Theology: Introduction | Mark H. Mann

    Mark Mann explores what many of the great Christian theologians and saints of the Church have said about how God speaks in and through God’s other great book: Nature, or Creatio... Read More >

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  • Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 2

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    Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 2 | Mark H. Mann

    Tracing the history of Two Books Theology means understanding how Christian theologians from the very beginnings of the Church have understood God’s self-revelation. Read More >

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  • Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 6

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    Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 6 | Mark H. Mann

    Nor do Christians, using scientific tools, need to buy into Satan’s lie that a universe that appears to function in an orderly, natural way came into being by itself.  Read More >

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  • Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 5

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    Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 5 | Mark H. Mann

      As I see it, there is a deep sense of confusion about the true nature of science—among both Christians and non-Christians alike. Read More >

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  • Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 4

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    Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 4 | Mark H. Mann

      We find scripture filled with metaphor, simile, hyperbole, irony, and numerous other literary forms that make it problematic to apply a plain reading to the entire Bible. Read More >

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  • Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World!

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    Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! | Mark H. Mann

      The assumed divide between secular and Christian knowledge essentially undermines the pursuit of a middle ground where the two can be ‘integrated’. Read More >

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