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Alister McGrath: Christian Theology

Alister McGrath: Christian Theology

  Alister E. McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction,third edition (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2001), 616 pages. Alister E. McGrath, The Christian Theology Reader,second edition (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2001), 707 pages. Alister McGrath, the Anglican Evangelical scholar who is based in Oxford University, is a prodigious author with an encyclopedic mind. He is well placed, […]

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: An Introduction to Theology of Religions

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: An Introduction to Theology of Religions

  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, An Introduction to Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical, & Contemporary Perspectives (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 372 pages. In a world where wars are waged over disagreements between world religions, widespread ignorance and indifference regarding theology of religions is an astounding and inexcusable reality. In this book Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen takes a bold […]

Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

As appearing in The Pneuma Review Winter 2007 Stanley J. Grenz, Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004), 289 pages. This book should be in every theological library. Stanley Grenz (1950-2005) offers a splendid account of the story of trinitarian thought in the twentieth century. The lucidly written volume […]

Review Essay, Keeping the Balance

Review Essay, Keeping the Balance

The introduction of this review essay appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of Pneuma Review. Phillip Duce and Daniel Strange, eds., Keeping the Balance (Intervarsity Press, 2001), 238 pages, 9780851114828. Approaching theological and religious studies at university-level can present Christians with some special challenges. Cherished beliefs will probably be called into question and deeply held […]

From the Editor's Desk: Doing Theology

From the Editor’s Desk: Doing Theology

We study God – theologize – to learn more about who He is and His way of walking out our lives. We study to become more like Messiah and do what He reveals to us. Therefore, theology that cannot be “done” has little value. We can frame this as a biblical imperative. As we love […]

Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

Mark L. Cartledge, Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives (Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Press, 2003), 271 + xiv pages. Theology. Charismatic spirituality. Sociology. Theories of knowledge and truth. Heady topics which Mark Cartledge has successfully integrated into one book, “Practical Theology,” one of the newest volumes in the continuing series “Studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 2

The Kingdom of God As Scripture’s Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 2

  Editors Introduction: This is part 2 of David Burns’ proposal that the Kingdom of God is the central unifying theme of Scripture. First published in two parts in the print version of Pneuma Review in 2001, we invite all readers to continue the conversation now that it has been brought online. Please leave your […]

The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 1

The Kingdom of God As Scripture’s Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 1

  Editors Introduction: David Burns’ proposal that the Kingdom of God is the central unifying theme of Scripture was published in two parts in the print version of Pneuma Review in 2001. Brought online in October 2014, we invite all readers to begin a conversation on the Last Days (eschatology) and approaches to biblical theology […]

Roger Stronstad: The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke

Roger Stronstad: The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke

  Roger Stronstad, The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke (Hendrickson, 1984), 83 pages. For many years Pentecostals have been known as doers of the Word, but not as theologians who write of it. Roger Stronstad is among a growing body of scholars seeking to change this and provide a solid theological basis, within an evangelical […]

Do Full-Gospel Ministers Need Theology? by Larry Taylor

Do Full-Gospel Ministers Need Theology? by Larry Taylor

Pastor, scholar, businessman Larry Taylor shows that there is no need to fear theology and answers that there is a great need for a Biblical theology today. Pascal, never known for his affection for the rationalism of his day, once said that faith “is captured by the heart.”1 He was referring to his belief that […]

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