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Political Affections

Article by   September 2014
Joshua Hordern. Political Affections. Civic Participation and Moral Theology. Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. x + 312 pp. $99.00/₤64.99How might theology contribute to reflection upon the recognized democratic deficit of western political societies? How might... continue

Calvin on the Christian Life

Article by   August 2014
Michael Horton, Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 271 pp. $19.99/£12.99Crossway Books are doing the church a great service with their wonderful series on theologians on the Christian life. The epigram--'gaining wisdom... continue

The Great and Holy War

Article by   August 2014
Philip Jenkins, The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade. New York: HarperCollins, 2014. 448 pp. Hardcover. $22.99/ £18.99One hundred years ago this month marked the onset of what was then known only as "The Great... continue

Theology for International Law

Article by   August 2014
Esther D. Reed, Theology for International Law. London and New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013. 350pp. $26.99/£19.99The big issue which this book addresses is: what does theology have to say to those who argue that international relations are nothing more... continue

The German Roots of Nineteenth Century American Theology

Article by   July 2014
Annette G. Aubert. The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, 402 pp. $74.00.  In this volume, a revision of her doctoral dissertation at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), Annette Aubert aims to recover the central... continue

Amazing Grace

Article by   July 2014
Eric Metaxas. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 320 pp. Paperback. $10.99/£7.99In a time when genuine heroes are scarce, a book on William Wilberforce is always welcome. Eric Metaxas wrote Amazing... continue

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Article by   July 2014
Thomas Piketty. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. 696 pp. Hardcover. $24.99/£24.99To say that Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has become a sensation would be a... continue

Holy Communion

Article by   July 2014
Hughes Oliphant Old, Holy Communion: In the Piety of the Reformed Church. Powder Springs: Tolle Lege Press, 2013. Hardback. 919 pp. $39.95Introduction When I was in seminary I was introduced to what is perhaps the standard taxonomy of the different views... continue

The Rise of Liberal Religion

Article by   June 2014
Matthew S. Hedstrom. The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century. Oxford, 2013.288  pp. $39.99/£29.99Reformed Christians pride themselves in being well informed of major eras in the development of Christian theology. They can articulate... continue

One with Christ

Article by   June 2014
Marcus Peter Johnson, One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 256 pp. $19.99/£12.99Though I am not a Calvin scholar, there are few theologians who have influenced me as much, and consistently help me more than the... continue

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