Book Reviews

We want you to be able to stay up to date with the latest scholarship. To help you with this, we will be publishing book reviews on an ongoing basis. Here are our most recent book reviews.

 

Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness: Exploring Missiology Through the Lens of Disability Studies

Benjamin T. Conner. Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness: Exploring Missiology Through the Lens of Disability Studies. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2018, 160 pp. $24.

Reviewed by Wayne Hancock

 

 

 

 

Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle

Paula Fredriksen, Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 336 pp. $35.00.

Reviewed by M. John-Patrick O’Connor

 

 

 

 

The Whole Church Sings

Robin A. Leaver. The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017, 206 pp. $22.

Reviewed by Nicholas Hopman

 

 

 

 

Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church

James Calvin Davis. Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017, 240 pp. $25.00.

Reviewed by Naomi Ketchens

 

 

 

 

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology

James K.A. Smith. Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017, 256 pp. $22.99.

Reviewed by Michael Nichols

 

 

 

 

The New Testament: A Translation

David Bentley Hart. The New Testament: A Translation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017, 616 pp. $35.00.

Reviewed by Matthew A. Smith

 

 

 

 

The Grammar of Messianism

Matthew V. Novenson. The Grammar of Messianism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017, 384 pp. $74.00.

Reviewed by Nathan C. Johnson

 

 

 

Thinking Theologically and Writing Theologically

Thinking Theologically. Edited by Eric D. Barreto. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015, 100 pp. $14.00.

Writing Theologically. Edited by Eric D. Barreto. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015, 157 pp. $14.00

Reviewed by Melissa A. Martin

 

 

 

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present. Edited by Jeremy Morris. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017, 424 pp. $142.50.

Reviewed by Matt Rucker

 

 

 

 

The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Theology

Swain, Scott R. The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic Press, 2013, 258 pp. $38.00

Reviewed by Brandon Watson

 

 

 

 

On Biblical Poetry

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp. On Biblical Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 575 pp. $74.00.

Reviewed by Aron Tillema

 

 

 

 

 

Delivered From the Elements of the World: Atonement, Justification, Mission

Peter J. Leithart. Delivered From the Elements of the World: Atonement, Justification, Mission. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016, 368 pp. $27.00.

Reviewed by Andrew Song

 

 

 

 

Ambition: Essays by Members of The Chrysostom Society

Edited by Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker. Ambition: Essays by Members of The Chrysostom Society. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2015, 142 pp. $16.80.

Reviewed by Aaron Morrison

 

 

 

 

Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

Gilles Emery, O.P., and Matthew Levering, eds. Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 336 pp. $110.00.

Reviewed by Luke Zerra

 

 

 

 

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

Richard B. Hays. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2016, 524 pp. $47.48.

Reviewed by Daniel Hasbun

 

 

 

 

Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality

Philip G. Ziegler, ed. Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016, 215 pp. $122.00.

Reviewed by Theron Clay Mock III

 

 

 

 

Sanctify Them in the Truth: Holiness Exemplified

Stanley Hauerwas. Sanctify Them in the Truth: Holiness Exemplified. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016, 276 pp. $32.99.

Reviewed by Matt Smith

 

 

 

 

The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom

Lee Beach. The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015, pp. 240. $25 (paperback).

Reviewed by Kelsey L. Lambright

 

 

 

 

Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Belden C. Lane. Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. pp. 288. $24.95 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Rachel McKinley Cheney

 

 

 

 

Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Christian B. Miller, et. al. eds. Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. pp. 720. $74.00 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Tasha Striker

 

 

 

 

Religion in Hip-Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Monica Miller, Anthony B. Pinn, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, eds. Religion in Hip-Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. pp. 296 $34.95 (paperback).

Reviewed by Gregory Rapier

 

 

 

 

Opera Omnia Vol. III: Christianity, Part One: The Christian Tradition

Raimon Panikkar. Opera Omnia Vol. III: Christianity, Part One: The Christian Tradition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis. 2015. pp. 370. $90.00 (cloth).

Reviewed by John M. Allison

 

 

 

 

The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability

Archie J. Spencer. The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015. pp. 445. $28.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Michael Reed

 

 

 

God without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology. Volume I: God and the Works of God

John Webster. God without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology. Volume I: God and the Works of God. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015. pp. 240. $120.00 (hardback).

Reviewed by Kevin Vollrath

 

 

 

Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human

Michael Banner. Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 240. $35.00.

Reviewed by Stephanie Mota Thurston

 

 

 
 

Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology

Kimlyn Bender. Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014, pp. 389. $40.00 (paperback).

Reviewed by Max Heidelberger

 

 

 

 

Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation

Walter Brueggemann, Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation, ed. Davis Hankins. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014, pp. 439. $59.95 (hardback).

Reviewed by Marcus A. Hong

 

 

 

 

God Without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology. Volume II: Virtue and Intellect

John Webster. God Without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology. Volume II: Virtue and Intellect. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016, 187 pp. $112.00 (hardback).

Reviewed by Alex Siemers