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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

Whose Augustine? Which City?

Article by   June 2015
Michael J.S. Bruno. Political Augustinianism: Modern Interpretations of Augustine's Political Thought. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014. 224pp. $28.99/£24.99We should not lose sight of how remarkable it is that a fifth-century north African bishop continues to be read in political theory courses... continue

Exodus and Liberation

Article by   June 2015
John Coffey, Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. $34.99/£24.99On Saturday March 10, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil... continue

Newton on the Christian Life

Article by   May 2015
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. $14.79I imagine many will think this book tells an important yet familiar tale of a repentant man who writes an enduring, widely appealing hymn. Though... continue

Disunity in Christ

Article by   May 2015
Christena Cleveland, Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2013. $13.99/£9.99Christena Cleveland's Disunity in Christ is an important read for those who--in an increasingly pluralistic yet no less segregated society--call church their... continue

The Human Being: A Theological Anthropology

Article by   May 2015
Hans Schwarz, The Human Being: A Theological Anthropology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. $24.99After years of relative neglect, theological anthropology has been on the rise lately. In the last few years alone, we've seen books like Michael Welker's The Depth of... continue

The Dynamics of Biblical Mystery

Article by   May 2015
G.K. Beale and Benjamin Gladd. Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014. 392 pp. $27.00.The current interest in Christ-centered preaching owes many of its finer products to the redemptive historical method and this... continue

Basil of Caesarea

Article by   April 2015
Stephen M. Hildebrand, Basil of Caesarea. Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. 224 pp. $24.99J.I. Packer once likened the English Puritans to the giant redwood trees of California, that not only astound by their... continue

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