In an engaging collection of brief reflections and vignettes, Dr. Richard Mouw, Professor of Faith and Public Life and former president at Fuller Theological Seminary, provides a rationale for and description of rigorous Christian intellectual inquiry today.
Robert Evans, Reception History, Tradition and Biblical Interpretation: Gadamer and Jauss in Current Practice. Library of New Testament Studies 510; Scriptural Traces: Critical Perspectives on the Reception and Influence of the Bible 4. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. ISBN: 9780567655400. Hardcover. Retail Price: £65.00. In Reception History, Tradition, and Biblical Interpretation, Robert Evans (University of Chester) utilizes […]
Louth, Andrew. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology. IVP Academic, 2013. 172 pgs. $16.00 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-8308-4045-8 For many years, the go-to book for a first taste of the rich history, liturgy and tradition of Orthodoxy has been Timothy Ware’s The Orthodox Church. For those ready for a new way to wade deeper into what Orthodox Christians believe, […]
Hindy Najman. Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 193 pgs. ₤60 (Hardback). ISBN 978-1-107-00618-8. Hindy Najman’s Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra offers a fresh and compelling reading of the apocalypse known as 4 Ezra. She approaches the text, […]
Walton, John H. and D. Brent Sandy. The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013. 320 pgs. $17. Paperback. 978-0-8308-4032-8. In this book about the different understandings of “text” in the ancient and modern worlds, Walton and Sandy suggest that modern readers of the Bible can benefit […]
Spencer Cole. Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome. Cambridge University Press, 2013. 208 pgs. ₤60 (Hardback). ISBN 978-1-107-03250-7. Spencer Cole’s Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome, marks a substantive contribution to the revolution that has taken place among Classicists and scholars of Greco-Roman religion. Following in the footsteps of Simon Price, […]
Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Matthew R. Malcolm. The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics. IVP Academic, 2013. 165 pgs. $14.40 (Paperback). The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics, is a collection of essays initially presented at a conference held at the University of Nottingham in honor of […]
Laura L. Brenneman and Brad D. Schantz, eds. Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence Across the Testaments. Studies in Peace and Scripture 12. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick Publications, 2014. xxiv + 376 pp. $44.00. Paperback.. The interplay between the concepts of peace and violence in the texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament holds together […]
Edited by William P. Brown. The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms. Oxford University Press, 2014. 661 pgs. $150.00 (Hardback). The recently released Oxford Handbook of the Psalms represents an impressive encyclopedia of Psalms scholarship. The volume includes ten sections (with an additional two appendices) produced by over forty experts in their respective disciplines. In the […]
Review of Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt by Ariel G. López
Ariel G. López. Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt. Transformation of the Classical Heritage Volume 50. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013. 237 pgs. Hardback. $81.92. ISBN: 9780520274839. Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty is the publication of López’s (revised) […]
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