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Dominus Mortis

Article by   September 2015
David J. Luy.  Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ.  Fortress, 2014. 266 pp. $24.99/£24.99  Professor Luy's book has a mostly polemical scope: refuting an interpretation of Luther's Christology and deploring  a strain of systematics that... continue


Article by   August 2015
Rebecca Konyndyk Deyoung. Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. 157 pp. $9.99/£8.99In her wonderful new book Vainglory: the Forgotten Vice, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, builds on the important work that she began in... continue

Luther on the Christian Life

Article by   August 2015
Carl R. Trueman. Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom. Theologians of the Christian Life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 224pp. $14.99/£11.99It is not immediately obvious to many Christians that Martin Luther has much that is interesting or helpful to say about... continue

Bible, Gender & Sexuality

Article by   July 2015
James V. Brownson, Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013. 312pp. $24.99/£15.99Revolutions don't happen overnight. They build. What we witnessed in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26 of this year - the... continue

Traces of the Trinity

Article by   July 2015
Peter J. Leithart, Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015. ix + 165 pp. $15.99/£10.99In this extraordinary book, Peter Leithart's starting point comes from New Testament revelation about God: namely,... continue

Mississippi Praying

Article by   July 2015
Carolyn Renée Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 303 pages. $55.00 ($26.99 on Kindle).Carolyn Renée Dupont's Mississippi Praying, is a thoroughly stimulating analysis of the ways in which... continue

Playing God

Article by   July 2015
Andy Crouch. Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power. IVP Books, 2013. 288pp. $19.99/£15.99Underneath the spiritual artifice and social media antics and tribal rhetoric, nearly every major conflict that preoccupies Christianity in America today concerns the relationship between power and... continue

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Article by   June 2015
Jerry Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things that Matter Most. Michigan: Brazos, 2015. 240 pp. $19.99Although two and a half centuries of Enlightenment naturalism have eaten away at the western world's faith in the afterlife, the question of our... continue

John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet

Article by   June 2015
Jon Balserak, John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xiv + 208pp.Jon Balserak's new monograph on Calvin as a prophet, a sequel to his Establishing the Remnant Church, Calvin's Lectures on the Minor Prophets, 1556-1559, (Brill, 2011)... continue

Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland

Article by   June 2015
Aaron Clay Denlinger (ed.), Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology 1560-1775. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015. $130.00/£70.00The last three decades have witnessed a radical reappraisal of post-Reformation Reformed theology. The work of Richard A. Muller and those who have... continue

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