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Shadow Boxing: The Missionary Encounter with Christian Theology in World Religions

Shadow Boxing: The Missionary Encounter with Christian Theology in World Religions

Missionary-scholar Jim Harries investigates whether the term “world religion” is a Western construct and points us toward a new way of sharing the story of Jesus that is free of this stricture.   Abstract Globalised Western hegemony has resulted in the obscurest parts of the world having a contrived front to present to Western visitors […]

Darren Sarisky: Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation

Darren Sarisky: Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation

Darren Sarisky, Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation: Modern Readings (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), 490 pages. Darren Sarisky received his PhD from King’s College Aberdeen, UK, and he currently holds a position as Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK where he also teaches Christian Doctrine. Presently, there is an upheaval over theological […]

Gregg Allison: Roman Catholic Theology and Practice

Gregg Allison: Roman Catholic Theology and Practice

Gregg R. Allison, Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014), 493 pages. Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society, book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, an elder […]

Introducing the Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology

Introducing the Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology

PneumaReview.com editor Raul Mock asked Robert Menzies to tell us about himself and the new Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology (ACPT). I have provided below what I hope might be a useful introduction to the ACPT website and myself, including a blurb on my recent book on speaking in tongues. The Asian Center for Pentecostal […]

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop: African Christian Theology

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop: African Christian Theology

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop, African Christian Theology (Hippo Books/Zondervan, 2012), 250 pages, ISBN 9789966003164. Theology as a reflection on God and his creatures is eternal, but some of the questions we ask and our discourse about God are rooted in our experiences, cultural beliefs and worldview. Therefore our understanding of theology is also rooted in our […]

The theology and influence of Karl Barth: an interview with Terry Cross

The theology and influence of Karl Barth: an interview with Terry Cross

Karl Barth was an influential Swiss Reformed theologian that lived from 1886 to 1968. Featured on postage stamps and the cover of Time (April 20, 1962), today we would call him a rock star among theologians. A strong critic of those Christians who supported the Nazis, Barth is best known for his involvement in the […]

An Affirmative Pentecostal Theology of the Miraculous

An Affirmative Pentecostal Theology of the Miraculous

  Introduction I am personally fully persuaded that the Pentecostal/Charismatic movements have been raised up by God in manifestation of the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit through the Lord Jesus Christ. However, I have noticed two reflex reactions that often occur when the subject of miracles is raised. Either a defensive stance or a […]

Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 287 pages. It is well established that knowledge without application is fruitless. Additionally, it is well understood that one can know of a subject, but not really know it. […]

Why Study Theology with William Kay

Why Study Theology with William Kay

Dr. William K Kay offered a brief 10 minute interview concerning the question, “Why study theology?” He addresses this question as an unabashed Pentecostal scholar of Pentecostalism and offers some helpful trajectories for conceiving of the reason to study theology. From the University of Nottingham: Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, […]

Highlights from Black Theology and Leadership Institute 2014

Highlights from Black Theology and Leadership Institute 2014

  Candace Laughinghouse sent these highlights with her report of the 2014 annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton.   From right to left: Worship in the chapel. In the midst of a great conversation within my cohort for the week. Me and Prof. Dr. John W. Kinney – Dean of the Samuel DeWitt […]

The 2014 Black Theology and Leadership Institute

The 2014 Black Theology and Leadership Institute

  This summer, I was selected to attend the annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Yolanda Pierce – the Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Studies and Literature and Liaison with the Princeton University Center for African American Studies – has managed to create a think-tank of […]

The Theology of Amos Yong and the New Face of Pentecostal Scholarship

The Theology of Amos Yong and the New Face of Pentecostal Scholarship

  Wolfgang Vondey and Martin William Mittelstadt, eds., The Theology of Amos Yong and the New Face of Pentecostal Scholarship: Passion for the Spirit, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies 14 (Leiden: Brill, 2013), vi + 270 pages. Amos Yong has contributed an amazing amount to Pentecostal theology. In fact, it is hard to understand how […]

Mapping Modern Theology

Mapping Modern Theology

  Kelly Kapic and Bruce McCormack, eds., Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic and Historical Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), x + 421 pages, ISBN 9780801035357. Most books on contemporary theology trace key themes in theology or focus on the contributions of influential theologians. While these approaches are helpful, it can be easy to miss […]

Philip Esler: New Testament Theology

Philip Esler: New Testament Theology

  Philip F. Esler, New Testament Theology: Communion and Community (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005). The title of Philip Esler’s New Testament Theology is ill-chosen. Although the book provides a good introduction to a number of aspects that qualify the task of writing a New Testament theology, the book itself is not a New Testament theology by […]

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