March 2014 Archives

The Experience of God

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David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013, 365pp. + ix. $25.00/£18.99There is much to provoke, encourage, and worry about in David Bentley Hart's newest book. As it seems petty... continue

Jacob Arminius, Theologian of Grace

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Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall, Jacob Arminius, Theologian of Grace, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2012, 240pp. $24.99/£18.99Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall are well-trained scholars in historical theology, both receiving Ph.D. degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary after studying there with... continue

Embracing Religious Contradictions to Proclaim Christ Crucified: Tolerance and Coexistence

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Diversity. Respect. Tolerance. Coexistence. These are buzz-words for the twenty-first century. I remember the first time I saw a Coexist bumper sticker, around 2004 in Irvine, California. Coexist was spelled using symbols from various belief systems: a crescent moon for the C, a peace symbol for the o, male/female symbols were integrated into the e, the Star of David for the x, a Wiccan pentagram for the dot of the i, a yin-yang symbol for the s, and a cross for the t. I was mystified. I thought it was ingenious. I had never seen so many religions standing side by side to form a single word. continue

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

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George Marsden, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief. New York: Basic Books, 2014, pp. 264. $19.99/£14.99After World War II, a consensus about truth gave way to a consensus about the importance of... continue

Only Two Companies Hiring

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Of the Ten Tenets in a Covenantal approach to apologetics, we will focus, this month, on Tenet three. The Ten Tenets are these: 1. The faith that we are defending must begin with, and necessarily include, the Triune God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit -- who, as God, condescends to create and to redeem. 2. God's covenantal revelation is authoritative by virtue of what it is, and any Covenantal, Christian apologetic will necessarily stand on, and utilize, that authority in order to defend Christianity. continue

Reconsidering Calvin

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Randall C. Zachman, Reconsidering John Calvin. Current Issues in Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, viii + 212pp. $29.99/£18.99This elegant little book formed the content of the Warfield Lectures given at Princeton Theological Seminary in October 2009 in honour of... continue
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