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Noah

Article by   April 2014
Before beginning this review, I should make a confession.  Prior to Noah, I had never seen a Darren Aronofsky film before. Not Pi, not Requiem for a Dream, not Black Swan--none of them (though several of  his films are high... continue

Four Views on The Role of Works at the Final Judgment

Article by   April 2014
Four Views on The Role of Works at the Final Judgment. Counterpoints: Bible and Theology. Edited by Alan P. Stanley. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. 234 pp. $17.99. This book, edited by Alan Stanley, addresses four major views on the role of... continue

The Experience of God

Article by   March 2014
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

Article by   March 2014
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

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

Article by   March 2014
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

Reconsidering Calvin

Article by   March 2014
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

Housewife Theologian and Extravagant Grace

Article by   February 2014
Aimee Byrd. Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary (P&R, 2013), $12.99.Barbara Duguid. Extravagant Grace: God's Glory Displayed in Our Weakness (P&R, 2013), $12.99.As a pastor I am always keen to commend good books written by women. Two recent... continue

Godly Republicanism

Article by   February 2014
Michael P. Winship. Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013, 339 pp. $45.00/£32.00Michael Winship's Godly Republicanism offers an engaging, meticulously-researched tale of the religious zealots whose conscientious scruples helped give birth... continue

Antinomianism: Reformed Theology's Unwelcome Guest?

Article by   February 2014
"You Just Might Be an Antinomian" A review of Mark Jones' Antinomianism: Reformed Theology's Unwelcome Guest? Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2013, 176pp, $15.00/£11.00 It's refreshing to read a book whose author has done his homework. Antinomianism is such a book, characterized both by... continue

The Case for the Psalms: Why They are Essential

Article by   February 2014
N. T. Wright, The Case for the Psalms: Why They are Essential. New York: HarperOne, 2013, 208 ppThere was a bit of hesitation when I was asked to write a review of N. T. Wright's book on the Psalms. People... continue
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