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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

    Martin Goodman, Jeremy Cohen, and David Sorkin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies new edition (Oxford University Press, 2005) 1056 pages. What would you like to know about the Jewish people? Whatever it may be, there is a high probability that you will find information about it in The Oxford Handbook of […]

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Veli-Matti Karkkainen: The Doctrine of God

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: The Doctrine of God

  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction. A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Survey (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 315 pages. The Doctrine of God is one in a series of books published in recent years by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, a Finnish-born theologian who currently teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. As the subtitle suggests, […]

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Amos Yong: Discerning the Spirit(s)

Amos Yong: Discerning the Spirit(s)

  Amos Yong, Discerning the Spirit(s): A Pentecostal-Charismatic Contribution to Christian Theology of Religions, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 20 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), 392 pages. Amos Yong is a leading Pentecostal/charismatic theologian. This book helps explain why. There are a number of reasons why I think pastors, church leaders, missionaries, teachers, […]

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David Martin: Pentecostalism

David Martin: Pentecostalism

  David Martin, Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2002), 197+xviii pages, ISBN 9780631231219. How is Pentecostalism shaping the world? David Martin’s thesis is the sociological argument that Pentecostalism functions to advance modernism through the process of secularization. Secularization does not mean a loss of faith, but a reconfiguration of faith in […]

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Cornelius G. Hunter: Darwin's Proof, reviewed by Amos Yong

Cornelius G. Hunter: Darwin’s Proof, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Cornelius G. Hunter, Darwin’s Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003), 168 pages, ISBN 9781587430565. The volume under review is a sequel to Hunter’s Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil (Brazos Press, 2001). The central thesis of the former book is that the theory—rather than fact—of evolution […]

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James K. A. Smith: Speech and Theology

James K. A. Smith: Speech and Theology

  James K. A. Smith, Speech and Theology: Language and the Logic of the Incarnation, Radical Orthodoxy Series (London and New York: Routledge, 2002), 186 pages, ISBN 9780415276962. The book is more complex than its title suggests. Speech and theology is a splendid inquiry into the question: how we can speak about God. More precisely, […]

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Armand Nicholi: The Question of God

Armand Nicholi: The Question of God

  Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life (New York, NY: Free Press, 2002), 295 pages, ISBN 9780743247856. On Easter Sunday, 1886, Sigmund Freud began private practice in the area of neuropathology in Vienna, the first step in the […]

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Frederic Baue: The Spiritual Society

Frederic Baue: The Spiritual Society

  Frederic W. Baue, The Spiritual Society: What Lurks Beyond Postmodernism? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2001), 192 pages, ISBN 9781581342536. The Spiritual Society by Frederic Baue is a timely book. It addresses the contemporary worldview that has been frequently described with the elusive term “postmodernism.” The author, formally trained in theology and English literature, observes […]

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Veli-Matti Karkkainen's An Introduction to Ecclesiology, reviewed by Amos Yong

Veli-Matti Karkkainen’s An Introduction to Ecclesiology, reviewed by Amos Yong

An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, Ill., 2002), 238 pages, ISBN 9780830826889. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is a Finnish Pentecostal who teaches systematic theology both in Europe and at Fuller Theological Seminary. He brings to his writing his vast ecumenical and extensive missionary experiences of worldwide Christianity. And […]

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Darrell Bock: Purpose-Directed Theology

Darrell Bock: Purpose-Directed Theology

  Darrell L. Bock, Purpose-Directed Theology: Getting Our Priorities Right in Evangelical Controversies (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 114 pages. Darrell Bock’s Purpose-Directed Theology calls for a biblically grounded, theologically focused and culturally engaged evangelicalism. This work seeks to address both theological scholarship and a wider evangelical public. The back cover of the book […]

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Does God Know Your Next Move?: Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders debate openness theology

Does God Know Your Next Move?: Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders debate openness theology

“Does God Know Your Next Move?: Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders debate openness theology” Christianity Today (May 21, 2001 and June 11, 2001). Pp. 38-45 (May 21) and 50-56 (June 11). There is a growing debate in theological circles that is challenging doctrines long held by evangelical Christians. The debate is over something called […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Works Cited

Praying in the Spirit: Works Cited

Works Cited Throughout the Praying in the Spirit Series by Robert W. Graves, the following works were cited.   Adams, Moody. Jesus Never Spoke in Tongues. Baker, La.: Moody Adams Evangelistic Association, 1974. Agrimson, J. Elmo, ed. Gifts of the Spirit and the Body of Christ: Perspectives on the Charismatic Movement. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, […]

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Nancy Pearcey: We’re not in Kansas Anymore

Nancy Pearcey: We’re not in Kansas Anymore

  Nancy Pearcey, “We’re not in Kansas Anymore: Why secular scientists and media can’t admit that Darwinism might be wrong” Christianity Today (May 22, 2000), pages 42-49. The Associated Press voted that the Kansas controversy was the top story of 1999. And what a controversy it was. A straight-A sophomore put up her hand in […]

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The Evidence Against the New Creationism

The Evidence Against the New Creationism

“The Science Pages: The Evidence Against the New Creationism,” Books & Culture, September/October 1999, Vol. 5, No. 5, Pp. 30-32. Books and Culture is a periodical published by the Christianity Today Inc. group that keeps watch on what is taking place in American secular and religious culture by commentating on what is being published in […]

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