Category Archives: Book Review

A Great and Remarkable Analogy: The Onto-Typology of Jonathan Edwards

Edwards proposed that natural types in all of creation served as a communication or language of God, pointing to the antitypes of divine truths. These types are shown to exist all the way down to the cellular and molecular levels of nature. … Continue reading

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(In)Visibility: Reflections upon Visibility and Transcendence in Theology, Philosophy and the Arts

The content of the book reconsiders the relation between visibility and transcendence. The focus is especially on the contribution to this issue from the theological tradition in protestant Europe between the 16th and the 21st Centuries. In the book a … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Creation: A Constructive Kuyperian Approach

Apart from the doctrine of God, no doctrine is as comprehensive as that of creation. It is woven throughout the entire fabric of Christian theology. It goes to the deepest roots of reality and leaves no area of life untouched. Across … Continue reading

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The Origins of New Testament Theology

A Dialogue with Hans Dieter Betz Edited by Rainer Hirsch-Luipold and Robert Matthew Calhoun In contrast to studies of New Testament theology that ask or assume what it is, this volume investigates where it comes from. In a dialogue with … Continue reading

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Living under the Evil Pope

In Living under the Evil Pope, Martina Mampieri presents the Hebrew Chronicle of Pope Paul IV, written in the second half of the sixteenth century by the Italian Jewish moneylender Benjamin Neḥemiah ben Elnathan (alias Guglielmo di Diodato) from Civitanova Marche. The … Continue reading

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Why Read the Bible in the Original Languages?

What an utterly exceptional little book, with a message that every single student in Seminary or graduate school considering ministry or teaching in a college or grad program must, simply must, hear and heed. A comparison of multiple translations of … Continue reading

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Volkskirche

Die Arbeit liefert eine Begriffsgeschichte des wohl wichtigsten Identitätskonzepts für den deutschen Protestantismus im 20. Jahrhundert: die Volkskirche. Mit diesem Begriff nahmen die deutschen Protestanten Bestimmungen vor in ihrem Verhältnis zum jeweiligen Staat sowie zur sie umgebenden Gesellschaft. Zugleich bietet … Continue reading

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Kurze Grammatik des Biblischen Hebräisch

Diese kurze Grammatik führt systematisch in die Schrift- und Lautlehre sowie die Formen- und Satzlehre des Biblischen Hebräisch ein. Zahlreiche Schautafeln und Paradigmen erschließen die hebräische Sprache des Alten Testaments übersichtlich. Merksätze helfen, auch das scheinbar Komplizierte zu verstehen und … Continue reading

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NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition

This new edition of the NIV study Bible arrived some weeks back for review from Biblegateway.  As a proud member of the #BibleGatewayBloggerGrid, I’m appreciative of being included as a #BibleGatewayPartner. I was provided this review copy with the understanding … Continue reading

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Ein Gott, der straft und tötet? Zwölf Fragen zum Gottesbild des Alten Testaments

This is fascinating.  The issue of Theodicy has been an interest of mine for a very long time, and this volume fits the bill perfectly in addressing it. Das Buch ist so angelegt, dass das Thema in fünf Themenkreisen – … Continue reading

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Johann Jakob Wettstein’s Principles for New Testament Textual Criticism

In Johann Jakob Wettstein’s Principles for New Testament Textual Criticism Silvia Castelli investigates the genesis, development, and legacy of Wettstein’s criteria for evaluating New Testament variant readings. Wettstein’s guidelines, the Animadversiones et cautiones, are the first well-organized essay on New Testament text-critical methodology, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Meeter Center Conversation Features an Author Whose Book I’ve Reviewed

You can read my review of this volume here. It’s great to hear the author talk about the book herself.

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Emder Synode 1571

Eine ausführliche Einführung informiert über Vorgeschichte, Verlauf und Wirkungen dieser Zusammenkunft niederländischer Flüchtlingsgemeinden und benennt die wichtigsten dort angesprochenen Themen. Damals erwies sich die Hafenstadt Emden als günstig gelegener Versammlungsort. Die dort gefassten Beschlüsse waren eine Antwort auf die herausfordernde … Continue reading

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#ICYMI- Luther at Leipzig

On the five-hundredth anniversary of the 1519 debate between Martin Luther and John Eck at Leipzig, Luther at Leipzig offers an extensive treatment of this pivotal Reformation event in its historical and theological context. The Leipzig Debate not only revealed growing … Continue reading

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Navigating Tough Texts: A Guide to Problem Passages in the New Testament

While the core message of the New Testament is clear, there are often puzzling, alarming, or confusing things we encounter when we get into the details of the text. Murray J. Harris, veteran scholar and translator, is an ideal guide … Continue reading

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When Did Eve Sin? The Fall and Biblical Historiography

When responding to the serpent’s temptation to eat the forbidden fruit, Eve says that one “must not touch it” (Gen 3:2–3). In this, Eve appears to embellish upon God’s clear command that one must not eat from the tree (Gen … Continue reading

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The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

A-J has a new book out that is fantastic. Esteemed Bible scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Old Testament stories referenced in the New Testament to explore how Christians, Jews, … Continue reading

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The Synod of Dort: Historical, Theological, and Experiential Perspectives

This volume seeks to shed light on various aspects of the Synod of Dort in order to inform the contemporary reader of its proper historical and theological context and its experiential emphases. Some leading scholars of post-Reformation Reformed thought and … Continue reading

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Die Aarauer Konferenz (1897–1939)

Aarau als Brennpunkt neuerer Theologiegeschichte: So kennt man die Hauptstadt des Aargaus gar nicht. Doch fand hier von 1897 bis 1939 im Frühling jeweils die «Christliche Studentenkonferenz» statt, ein Stück frühe, zeitweise sehr erfolgreiche evangelische Akademikerarbeit in der Schweiz. Studierende … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Mark, Scripture Journal

Available from Hendrickson and sent for review.  Here is a photo of it in my hand to give a sense of the size.  They are smallish volumes: A Greek Scripture Journal for the Gospel of Mark is a unique book that … Continue reading

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