Review of Introducin...

 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...

Review of Losing the...

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...

Review of The Lost W...

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...

Review of Cicero and...

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...

Review of The Future...

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...

Review of Struggles ...

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...

Review of the Oxford...

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...

Review of Shenoute o...

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:...

Review of John, Jesu...

Horsley, Richard and Tom Thatcher John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel. Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, 2013. 207 pages. Paperback. $20.00. In John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel, Thatcher and Horsley argue for a fresh reading of John’s Gospel. They contend that John presented Jesus as one...

Review of An Anci...

Tzamalikos, P. An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation: A Critical Edition of the Scholia in Apocalypsin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 464 + xix pages. £120. This beautiful folio volume contains the critical edition of a portion of Codex 573 of the Meteora monastery of...

Review of For the Gl...

Block, Daniel I. For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2014. 432 pages. Hardcover. Retail: $34.99. In the spring semester of 2011, I had the privilege of attending a course at Wheaton College, IL that Dr. Daniel Block taught based...