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Two Books on Scripture

Article by   January 2015
Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy and The Question of Canon are two very worthwhile books on different aspects of Scripture, the first doctrinal and the second historical.J. Merrick & Stephen M. Garrett. Gen. eds, Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy (Grand... continue

John Henry Newman: A Biography

Article by   January 2015
Ian Ker. John Henry Newman: A Biography. 1988. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Due to his beatification by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, there is a renewed interest in the life and thought of John Henry Newman. Among Protestants... continue

The Hole in our Holiness

Article by   December 2014
Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in our Holiness. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2014. Paperback. 160 pages. $11.99/₤7.99Personalities, Polemics, and ProgressWhen one's theological diet consists entirely of blog posts for meals and tweets about blog posts for snacks, it can be easy to... continue

Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat

Article by   December 2014
James D. Bratt. Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat. Library of Religious Biography. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. 455 pages. $24.99/₤19.99Abraham Kuyper must be one of the most quoted figures in Evangelical churches, and it is usually the same quote: "There... continue

Interstellar

Article by   December 2014
At the end of one of Christopher Nolan's most memorable films, The Prestige, one of the duelling magicians, Robert Angier, lies dying, and reproaches his rival, "You never understood why we did this. The audience knows the truth: the world... continue

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

Article by   December 2014
Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak. The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014. 201 pp. $18.00.Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak have provided Christians with an interesting... continue

Blood: A Critique of Christianity

Article by   December 2014
Gil Anidjar, Blood: A Critique of Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. xvii + 441pp. $36.99/₤24.99Gil Anidjar's book is, as the subtitle indicates, a critique of Christianity: not some aspect of Christianity, or an inquiry into some part of Christian history,... continue

Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1541

Article by   December 2014
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated from the first French Edition by Robert White. Edinburgh and Carlisle, Pa., Banner of Truth Trust, 2014, pp. xxxvi + 882.Not only is there the much-publicized question of Calvin and the Calvinists,... continue

Gratitude: An Intellectual History

Article by   November 2014
Peter J. Leithart, Gratitude: An Intellectual History (Baylor University Press, 2014), 340 pages. $49.95/₤29.99The latest book from the prolific Peter Leithart is another installment of what we have come to expect: an accessibly written synthesis of specialist research advancing a... continue

Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal

Article by   November 2014
Alister E. McGrath. Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. XIV, 246 pp. $99.95/£45.99The needs and purposes of scholarship, along with the peculiarities of the history of theology, have resulted in a hodge-podge collection of secondary literature on 20th... continue

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