All tagged Fortress Press
At somewhere over 50 books reviewed, after starting in the March timeframe, the sheer number of pages and topics are staggering. Admittedly, these are my Top 5. They are controversial, thought provoking, and utterly excellent for what I needed this year.
The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History is a surprisingly accessible volume that is brimming with scholastic insight. Even laymen will be capable of understanding Peterson’s arguments and enjoy his insights into the history of Israel.
Election of the Lesser Son: Paul’s Lament-Midrash in Romans 9-11 is incredibly valuable as a theological work as well as a commentary on these important chapters of Paul’s writing. Pastors, students, and theologically minded laymen will benefit greatly from Wallace’s work.
This was a hectic month with some pretty awesome reading from some excellent publishers. There were multiple kid's books reviewed as well. Those are not included here. I commend to you the book review page. There you will find all kinds of awesome stuff. Enjoy regardless.
“Art can be redemptive because of its eyes to see the sorrow of the world and its ears to hear the cry of creation.”
“The necessity of children for communal survival in the ancient world stand in contrast with the compulsory restriction of children’s value to the emotional realm that has come to dominate modern Western culture.” (154)
In the end, Deviant Calvinism isn’t that deviant at all. Whether or not it is Scripturally deviant remains an entirely other matter.
July is not yet done. But I won't be producing any more book reviews this month. So here was my month of reviews. A couple Bibles, a couple theology books and a whole lot of page turning.
Reading Theologically prompts laymen, pastors and especially seminary students to read texts of all types in the most beneficial manner both for the church and themselves.
A People’s History contains important and challenging insights alongside thoughtful, probing application for the church’s future making this volume, and series, a must read.
A People’s History may present some “biased, disrespectful—even subversive” (8) content but is valuable to conservative laymen and pastors seeking a new perspective on the many topics covered. The book therefore is to be recommended for an alternative look at church history.
By describing so succinctly the arguments of Barth against the soteriological and covenantal view, McMaken has ably navigated Barth’s hermeneutics and theology so that they may be a starting point for future investigations of baptism.
Christian faith in this way is tied to Christian prayer. Christian prayer is "cry[ing] to him day and night."
JinHyok Kim presents a starting point for analyzing Barth’s theology in light of a complete pneumatology. It is up to the church to invest in the study of the Holy Spirit and improve on His doctrine
Saving Karl Barth is a significant work in the modern discussion on Barth. Though it returns to support a traditional interpretation of Barth’s theology, it finds itself fighting the same battles along the same battle lines that Barth and Balthasar experienced. The book is a valued glance at the theologies of both men, as well as their attempts to reform the traditions of their respective churches.