Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Fashion Theology . Robert Covolo. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2020. 216 pp. Robert Covolo (PhD. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), a theologian specializing in cultural topics and Reformed studies, has written a book with an intriguing title . In this landmark study, Covolo investigates the...
A Workman Not Ashamed: Essays in Honor of Albert N. Martin . Edited by David Charles and Rob Ventura. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2021. Before I present my review, I want to thank David Charles and Rob Ventura, who out of their love and esteem, took the time to coedit a festschrift for Albert...
Michael T. Jahosky, The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-Earth (Wipf & Stock, 2020), 238 pp. During the first half of the twentieth century, a brave cadre of poet-critics, most hailing from the American South, rose up to save poetry, and the language of poetry, from the...
Guy Prentiss Waters, Nicholas J. Reid, and John R. Muether, eds., Covenant Theology: Biblical, Theological, and Historical Perspectives (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020). This volume begins with a clear assertion: “Covenant theology is Reformed theology” (23). While other theological traditions have...
John Currid, The Case for Biblical Archaeology (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2020). Paperback. 288 pp. John Currid’s latest work does what the title advertises: The book provides an introduction to, motivation for, and even inspiration for would-be specialists in various fields of Biblical Studies to...
Greg Lanier, Is Jesus Truly God? How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020). Pp. 144. $16.99, paper. The biblical teaching on Christ's divinity comes not from a handful of proof texts, but from a multifaceted portrait of the preexistent, authoritative, glorious Son of...
Prolegomena: A Defense of the Scholastic Method , by Jordan Cooper, The Weidner Institute, 2020, 332 Pages, $21.60. Christians—East and West, Protestant and Roman Catholic—have gone to work recovering the doctrinal resources of their traditions. The common heritage of patristic and medieval...
Note: This article was originally published on reformation21 in August of 2005. Gilead , by Marilynne Robinson (New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2004) Carrying biblical overtones and set in the rural Iowa town of Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize...
In case you've not already noticed the massive problem of internet pornography, consider one small statistic: In 2019, the internet’s largest porn site (Pornhub) received 42 billion visits. That’s billion with a “b,” and all the trends suggest that this number will only grow. This overwhelming...
Herman Bavinck, The Wonderful Works of God: Instruction in the Christian Religion according to the Reformed Confession (Westminster Seminary Press 2019). 549pp. Hardcover. $30.00. It is a fascinating time in Anglophone Bavinck studies. There is a flood of Bavinck’s own words being put into English...