Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Peter Leithart
Paul Griffiths, Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures . Texas, Baylor, 2014. 431 pp. $68.99 Paul Griffiths's Decreation is systematic theology in grand, classical style. Eschewing the notion of "eschatology" because of its ambiguity and (one suspects) its modernity, Griffiths probes the...
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...
Brad Litttlejohn
Franciscus Junius. The Mosaic Polity . Translated by Todd M. Rester. Edited by Andrew M. McGinnis. Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law. Grand Rapids: Christian's Library Press, 2015. $14.95 Everybody knows that when the Protestant Reformers set out to clean house in the dirty...
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...
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...
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...