Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Robert Jenson
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 invokes it, both of which he...
Brad Litttlejohn
Rebecca Konyndyk Deyoung. Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. 157 pp. $9.99/£8.99 In 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 Glittering Vices...
Simon Gathercole
Richard Hays, Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness . Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014. 240 pages $29.99/£19.99 I had the pleasure of hearing much of the present book in its oral form as the Hulsean Lectures in Cambridge, which Professor Hays delivered in...
David Luy
Carl R. Trueman. Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom . Theologians of the Christian Life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 224pp. $14.99/£11.99 It is not immediately obvious to many Christians that Martin Luther has much that is interesting or helpful to say about the Christian life. Indeed...
Blair Smith
James V. Brownson, Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships . Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013. 312pp. $24.99/£15.99 Revolutions don't happen overnight. They build. What we witnessed in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26 of this year - the full legal...
Matthew Levering
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/£10.99 In this extraordinary book, Peter Leithart's starting point comes from New Testament revelation about God: namely, the indwelling of one divine...
Matthew Tuininga
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...
Alan Noble
Andy Crouch. Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power . IVP Books, 2013. 288pp. $19.99/£15.99 Underneath 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...
Louis Markos
Jerry Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things that Matter Most . Michigan: Brazos, 2015. 240 pp. $19.99 Although two and a half centuries of Enlightenment naturalism have eaten away at the western world's faith in the afterlife, the question of our eternal destiny has certainly...
Paul Helm Articles
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) is a very good read...