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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 […]

Jon Ruthven: What's Wrong with Protestant Theology?

Jon Ruthven: What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology?

  Jon Mark Ruthven, What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology? Tradition vs. Biblical Emphasis (Tulsa: Word and Spirit Press, 2013), 314 pages, ISBN 9780981952642. Books on Christian theology are often written by academic types: persons of seminary and university training, but with only marginal pastoral experience. This is not true of this work. Dr. Ruthven is […]

The Spirit of Augustine's Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

Chad Tyler Gerber, The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology: Contextualizing Augustine’s Pneumatology (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012), 221 pages, ISBN 9781409424376. Chad Tyler Gerber is Assistant Professor of Theology at Walsh University, USA. This book is part of the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. The series focuses on major theologians from […]

Andrew J. Schmutzer

A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 2, by Andrew J. Schmutzer

An excerpt from The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer. From Pneuma Review Fall 2013. The Long Journey Home A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem Part 2  by Andrew J. Schmutzer The Relational Ecosystem: Sexuality Amid Consequences Christian theology […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire as Parody of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology, by William De Arteaga

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire as Parody of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology, by William De Arteaga

Introduction The thesis of John MacArthur’s new book, Strange Fire is that Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement, are heretical movements that must be rebuked and eliminated from the church. 1 Everything to do with these movements is fraudulent, inauthentic or a misrepresentation of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Strange Fire continues his war on […]

A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 1

A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 1

  Editorial Introduction Please join us for a short series reprinting chapters from The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused. Beginning a conversation about sexual abuse is uncomfortable, but we feel strongly that this topic is something the church needs to address. We believe the testimonies of authentic recovery can help […]

The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

In this chapter from his book, Pentecostal Theology: A Theology of Encounter, British Pentecostal scholar Keith Warrington asks, how do you define what the core beliefs of Pentecostal theology are?   Introduction Clark observes that Pentecostal theology ‘is researched at the researcher’s peril’1 while Ma observes that it is ‘simply impossible’ to clearly identify what […]

Robert Calhoun's Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert Calhoun’s Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert L. Calhoun, Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011), 508 pages, ISBN 9781556354946. Robert Calhoun was a well beloved lecturer at Yale Divinity School until his retirement in 1965. Before he retired, he planned to have his lectures in the area of historical […]

Diogenes Allen: Theology for a Troubled Believer

Diogenes Allen: Theology for a Troubled Believer

Diogenes Allen, Theology for a Troubled Believer: An Introduction to the Christian Faith (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), 223 pages, ISBN 9780664223229. When I was first offered the opportunity to review Diogenes Allen’s new book, Theology for a Troubled Believer, I immediately welcomed the opportunity. While in graduate school, I had the great […]

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 1, The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009), xxxii + 226 pages. George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 2, Luke and Acts, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, […]

Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?

Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?

  This chapter is from Paul L. King’s book Only Believe: Examining the Origins and Development of Classic and Contemporary Word of Faith Theologies.   Several years ago I read St. John of the Cross on mortification of self and at the same time read Robert Schuller on self-esteem. I learned from both, even though […]

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

  Adam Sparks, One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2010), 325 pages, ISBN 9781606083451. In this book Reformed theologian Adam Sparks attempts to contribute to the theology of religions conversation by offering a critique of some of the […]

Everyday Theology

Everyday Theology

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman, eds., Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 285 pages, ISBN 9780801031670. Everyday Theology deals with the daily encounters that influence people’s thoughts, those multitudes of encounters that no theologian can afford to ignore. The book considers popular […]

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