Book Reviews: God and humanity questions in view

Book Reviews: God and humanity questions in view

Divine Humanity, David Brown SCM, pb, £50.00 ‘Kenosis’ is a term used to describe the idea that in the incarnation God the Son accepted the limitations of human existence and ceased to exercise divine powers. A real change took place as Christ exchanged equality with God to live as human being. In this stimulating and […]

Book Reviews: Original Christian worship

Book Reviews: Original Christian worship

Reconstructing Early Christian Worship Paul F Bradshaw SPCK, pb, £16.99 This scholarly book consists of nine essays on the early development of Christian worship. It includes three chapters on the Eucharist, three chapters on baptism, and three chapters on prayer. Almost all are revised versions of essays available elsewhere, often in relatively inaccessible publications, so […]

Book Reviews: A sense of the end times

Book Reviews: A sense of the end times

  Heaven on Earth, Richard Landes OUP, hb, £22.50 “Although millennialism has always proven wrong in its apocalyptic expectations, it has rarely proved inconsequential or unproductive,” Richard Landes tells us in this fascinating survey of millennialism and apocalyptic beliefs. One of Lande’s major themes is that historians have too often ignored the importance of millennialism. […]

Looking afresh at the Trinity

Looking afresh at the Trinity

An Introduction to the Trinity, Declan Marmion and Rick Van Nieuwenhove CUP, pb, £16.99 If theologians rediscovered the doctrine of the Trinity in the second half of the 20th century this discovery has probably still to influence the thinking of ordinary Christians, many of whom have been described as holding a set of beliefs designated […]

Book Review: Inside Story. The life of John Stott

Book Review: Inside Story. The life of John Stott

Inside Story. The life of John Stott Roger Steer IVP, pb, £9.99 There have been lots of worthy tributes of John Stott, a man of God whose influence was felt throughout the latter half of the 20th century and resonating around the world. I am sure there will be much synthesis and analysis of his […]

Book Review: Imaginative Apologetics,

Book Review: Imaginative Apologetics,

Imaginative Apologetics, Andrew Davison (ed) SCM, pb, £19.99 Apologetics passed out of fashion in theology many years ago because it was associated with an appeal to reason that appeared to suggest there were canons of rationality to which claims to theological truth (and any other kind of truth claim) had to conform. With the passing […]

Book Review-Life Change

Book Review-Life Change

There are few stories more interesting to read than the stories of people who undergo a transformation in their lives. In his book ‘Life Change,’ Mark Elsdon-Dew shares the stories of fifteen men who connected with God during their most vulnerable moments and changed their lives for the better. Some of the stories are shocking […]

Book Reviews: Orthodoxy

Book Reviews: Orthodoxy

Richard Baukham is well known for pointing New Testament studies in a new direction by arguing for the importance of eye-witness testimony behind the gospels in his book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. He retired from his chair at St Andrew’s to concentrate on writing and has just produced a short account of the life of […]

Book Review: Freedom and Order

Book Review: Freedom and Order

Freedom and Order, Nick Spencer Hodder, hb, £16.99 “It is beyond serious doubt that the Bible has been central to our national politics since the earliest days,” claims Nick Spencer and it is a claim he goes on to vindicate in a stimulating survey of the influence of the Bible on political life in Britain. […]

Book Review: Jesus, Paul and the People of God

Jesus, Paul and the People of God, Nicholas Perrin and Richard B Hays SPCK, pb, £19.99 Bishop Tom Wright’s influence on contemporary theology has been immense, extending far beyond New Testament studies. In 2010 the proceedings of the Wheaton Theology Conference were devoted to examining Wright’s views on the historical Jesus and his writings on […]

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