Category Archives: Books

Two New Books from TVZ

This one. And this one.

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Eschatologie und Wirklichkeit Jesu Christi: Zum Werk von Thomas F. Torrance

Viele biblische Texte sprechen davon, dass Gott unsere Welt auf eine fundamentale Weise neu schaffen wird. Wie ist das zu verstehen? T.F. Torrance, einer der meistrezipierten englischsprachigen Theologen des 20. Jahrhunderts, sagt: Wenn wir Jesus Christus als eine reale Größe … Continue reading

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Against those who Think Doctrine Outmoded-

As the Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ was Himself a Teacher, so also His disciples carry on a teaching ministry. We cannot think of the Christian Church without teaching, any more than we can think of a circle without … Continue reading

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Our Commentary Sale Continues

The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries in modern history written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk .  Everyone needs a commentary on the Bible that they can understand … Continue reading

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Calvinus frater in Domino: Papers of the Twelfth International Congress on Calvin Research

The 16th century Reformer John Calvin is an outstanding personality. That’s why the international Calvin Congress convenes every four years to share insights in the theology and context of his person. Whether it is about the relation between Christianity and … Continue reading

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Studien zur Septuaginta und zum hellenistischen Judentum

This volume presents selected studies by Robert Hanhart, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaft. These studies deal with the origin, history and the translation technique of the Septuagint in the context of Hellenistic Judaism. … Continue reading

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Books and What They Cost: An Observation

Theological books may well be expensive, but theological ignorance is costly.  Indeed, it is deadly.

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Renaissance und Bibelhumanismus

Als im Jahr 1516 die neue Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments, das Novum Instrumentum des Erasmus von Rotterdam erschien, war dies ein herausragendes Ereignis mit weitreichenden Konsequenzen und Wirkungen. Sowohl die Reformation des 16. Jahrhunderts mit ihrer zentralen Stellung der biblischen … Continue reading

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Mohr is Having a Sale

And it’s a doozie!

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Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

Bible scholar Christian Brady, an expert on Old Testament lament, was as prepared as a person could be for the death of a child—which is to say, not nearly well enough. When his eight-year-old son died suddenly from a fast-moving … Continue reading

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Die Botschaft des Neuen Testaments

V&R have announced a new series of volumes on the New Testament that you may be interested in: Die Auslegungen der Reihe „Die Botschaft des Neuen Testaments“ sind auf dem heutigen Stand der Exegese, die Autor/innen kommentieren die neutestamentlichen Bücher … Continue reading

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Petrusliteratur und Petrusarchäologie: Römische Begegnungen

Peter was a central figure of emerging Christianity that has shaped an important branch of early Christian literature and has been linked to an early and equally important local tradition in Rome. However, both lines of the reception of Peter … Continue reading

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Septuaginta. Band 3,1 Numeri (2nd Ed.)

A review copy of this newly published work arrived some months back and having made use of it I can offer the following remarks concerning the edition. First, the earlier edition of the LXX book of Numbers was published in … Continue reading

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Der Fall Servet und die Kontroverse um die ­Freiheit des Glaubens und Gewissens

This new book arrived today and I’m very excited about it.  My review will appear, in due course, in Zwingliana.  When it’s published I’ll point it out. Der Fall Servet markiert einen Wendepunkt im humanistischen Denken der Neuzeit: Die Verurteilung und … Continue reading

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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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What Does ‘Related Texts’ Mean?

I mean one could argue that the entire NT is collection of related texts.  So is this an intermediate ‘Biblical Greek’ reader that contains the entire New Testament?

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How Prophecy Works

There is a longstanding scholarly debate on the nature of prophecy in ancient Israel. Until now, no study has based itself on the semantics of the Hebrew lexeme nābîʾ (“prophet”). This investigation by William L. Kelly discusses the nature and function of … Continue reading

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The Challenge of History: Readings in Modern Theology

The advent of the modern, historical, and critical methods of reading Scripture is one of the most significant events in the last five hundred years of Christian history and theology. New questions arose in the course of that history that … Continue reading

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I Love this Footnote

And kudos to the editor who allowed it!  Via Kara Schlichting on the twitter-

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Free Books from Brown Judaic Studies

Behind the Essenes: History and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philip R. Davies Essays on Biblical Method and Translation, Edward Greenstein Goodenough on the Beginnings of Christianity, A. T. Kraabel, editor.

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