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The Apostle Paul Stanley E. Porter A respected New Testament scholar’s comprehensive study of Paul’s life, thought, and letters


Revelation (thntc) John Christopher Thomas and Frank D. Macchia A major new exegetical-cum-theological commentary on the book of Revelation


A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit Anthony C. Thiselton Concise introduction to the Holy Spirit from biblical, theological, and contemporary perspectives


Today When You Hear His Voice Gregory W. Lee Groundbreaking insights into Scripture through Augustine, Calvin, and the Epistle to the Hebrews


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Wisdom’s Feast Barbara E. Reid An inviting guide to feminist interpretation of the Scriptures


Christian Practical Wisdom Dorothy C. Bass et al Creative, richly collaborative work on what Christian practical wisdom is and why it matters


Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally A brilliant study of relationality in Western theology and culture


Selected Writings Henry Chadwick Choice essays by an internationally renowned church historian of the twentieth century


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The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures D. A. Carson, editor

The Apocalyptic Imagination

Spirit Hermeneutics

An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

Craig S. Keener Foreword by Amos Yong

Third Edition


“A very useful guide to the Jewish apocalypses and related literature. . . . One will not find a better or more up-to-date survey of this material, which expresses a way of thinking that was so influential on formative Christianity, than in Collins’s book.”

James Beilby, Kirsten Birkett, Henri A. G. Blocher, Craig L. Blomberg, D. A. Carson, Graham A. Cole, Stephen G. Dempster, Daniel M. Doriani, Simon Gathercole, David Gibson, Ida Glaser, Paul Helm, Charles E. Hill, Peter F. Jensen, Robert Kolb, Anthony N. S. Lane, Te-Li Lau, Richard Lints, V. Philips Long, Thomas H. McCall, Douglas J. Moo, Andrew David Naselli, Harold Netland, Osvaldo Padilla, Michael C. Rea, Bradley N. Seeman, Alex G. Smith, R. Scott Smith, Rodney L. Stiling, Glenn S. Sunshine, Timothy C. Tennent, Mark D. Thompson, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Bruce K. Waltke, Barry G. Webb, Peter J. Williams, John D. Woodbridge. D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and president of The Gospel Coalition. He has written or edited more than fifty other books, including Christ and Culture Revisited, The Intolerance of Tolerance, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary volume on John.

One of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written, The Apocalyptic Imagination by John J. Collins has served for over thirty years as a helpful, relevant, comprehensive survey of the apocalyptic literary genre. After an initial overview of things apocalyptic, Collins proceeds to deal with individual apocalyptic texts — the early Enoch literature, the book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and others — concluding with an examination of apocalypticism in early Christianity. Collins has updated this third edition throughout to account for the recent profusion of studies germane to ancient Jewish apocalypticism, and he has also substantially revised and updated the bibliography.

Praise for earlier editions

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“For those wanting what the cover promises — an introduction to Jewish apocalyptic literature — there is no book that could provide a better survey for students, or for scholars who are venturing outside their field of expertise.” — Simon J. Gathercole in Dead Sea Discoveries

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. His many other books include Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy (see page 2); Beyond the Qumran Community; and The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism.

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“While this is not the first book on pentecostal hermeneutics, it is by far the most comprehensively articulated and registers authoritatively why it is essential to attend to pentecostal hermeneutics in the wider arena of biblical and theological hermeneutics. . . . Craig Keener is here a gentle and effective teacher.” — Amos Yong from the foreword

“Keener has written a compelling guide to reading Scripture experientially, eschatologically, and missionally. Keener resources the Pentecostal tradition, including its global breadth, to guide readers on how to draw from the Spirit, how to develop disciplined reading habits, how to understand debates about interpretation, and how to dutifully get the most out of the text. This book is nothing less than hermeneutics with holy fire!” — Michael F. Bird Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

Craig S. Keener is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. His many other books include The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary and The Historical Jesus of the Gospels.

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How do we hear the Spirit’s voice in Scripture? Once we have done responsible exegesis, how may we expect the Spirit to apply the text to our lives and communities? In Spirit Hermeneutics biblical scholar Craig Keener addresses these questions, carefully articulating how the experience of the Spirit that empowered the church on the day of Pentecost can — and should — dynamically shape our reading of Scripture today. Keener considers what Spirit-guided interpretation means, explores implications of an epistemology of Word and Spirit for biblical hermeneutics, and shows how Scripture itself models an experiential appropriation of its message, a way of reading with faith. Bridging the Word-Spirit gap between academic and experiential Christian approaches, Keener’s Spirit Hermeneutics narrates a way of reading the Bible that is faithful both to the Spiritinspired biblical text and to the experience of the Spirit among believers.


John J. Collins


In The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures thirty-seven first-rate evangelical scholars present a thorough study of biblical authority and a full range of issues connected to it. Recognizing that Scripture and its authority are now being both challenged and defended with renewed vigor, editor D. A. Carson assigned the topics that these select scholars address in the book. After an introduction by Carson to the many facets of the current discussion, the contributors present robust essays on relevant historical, biblical, theological, philosophical, epistemological, and comparative-religions topics. To conclude, Carson answers a number of frequently asked questions about the nature of Scripture, cross-referencing these FAQs to the preceding chapters. This comprehensive volume by a team of recognized experts will be the go-to reference on the nature and authority of the Bible for years to come.

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1 Samuel as Christian Scripture

Women of War, Women of Woe

Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy

A Theological Commentary

Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters

On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

Marion Ann Taylor and Christiana de Groot

A highly regarded expert on the Jewish apocalyptic tradition, John J. Collins has written extensively on the subject. Nineteen of his essays written over the last fifteen years, including previously unpublished contributions, are brought together for the first time in this volume. With thematic essays organized in five sections, Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy complements and enriches Collins’s well-known book The Apocalyptic Imagination.



Stephen B. Chapman


This work by Stephen Chapman offers a robustly theological and explicitly Christian reading of 1 Samuel. Chapman’s commentary reveals the theological drama at the heart of that biblical book as it probes the tension between civil religion and vital religious faith through the characters of Saul and David. “Many people talk about theological interpretation of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, but Stephen Chapman does it — with style and a beautiful pen — and makes it look easy. Rarely have I been so moved, informed, and delighted as I was in reading this book. . . . Absolutely stunning.” — Brent A. Strawn Emory University

“The account of David’s rise to kingship has long been a theme of contemporary biblical scholarship, but the results of recent work have been rather thin on the theological side. This work is a major course correction on that front. Chapman helps the reader ponder anew the theological and literary issues that lay at the heart of Israel’s transition to kingship in general and the reign and legacy of David in particular.” — Gary A. Anderson University of Notre Dame

“Informed by astonishingly wide learning, Chapman has produced a sophisticated theological reading of 1 Samuel that is deeply attuned to the literary dimensions of the text but also responsible to the highest canons of historical-critical scholarship. Scholars, clergy, and lay readers alike will find their reading of 1 Samuel immensely enriched by Chapman’s thoughtprovoking and highly engaging book.” — Joel S. Kaminsky Smith College

Stephen B. Chapman is associate professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School, director of graduate studies in religion at Duke University, and an ordained American Baptist minister.

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The stories of such women as Rahab, Deborah, Jael, Delilah, Jephthah’s daughter, and the Levite’s concubine raised thorny questions for nineteenth-century female biblical interpreters. Could a Victorian woman use her intelligence to negotiate like Rahab? Was the seemingly well-educated Deborah an appropriate role model? Or did Jephthah’s daughter more correctly model a pious woman’s life as she submitted to her father’s vow? This unique volume gathers select writings by thirty-five nineteenth-century women on the stories of several women in Joshua and Judges. Recovering and analyzing neglected works from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others, Women of War, Women of Woe illuminates the biblical text, recovers a neglected chapter of reception history, and helps us understand and apply Scripture in our present context. “The time has now passed when anyone who claims to be a student of biblical studies or historical theology or women’s or religious history can ignore the writings of women on The Bible. We are all indebted to Taylor and de Groot for their pioneering work in creating this much-needed, indeed essential, collection.” — Timothy Larsen author of A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

“This superb anthology is an excellent introduction to nineteenth-century women’s astonishingly diverse perspectives on the Bible, gender roles, war and violence, morality, and social issues. . . . Perfect for college and seminary classes.” — Joy A. Schroeder author of Deborah’s Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

Marion Ann Taylor is Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Christiana de Groot is Professor of Religion at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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John J. Collins

“No scholar has shaped our understanding of apocalyptic literature more than John J. Collins. This superb new collection covers a wide range of texts and topics, all handled in magisterial fashion. Lucidly argued and meticulously researched, each essay offers a plethora of valuable insights and stimulating interpretations. Highly recommended for biblical scholars, and an absolute must for every specialist of early Judaism.” — Lorenzo DiTommaso Concordia University, Montréal

“Brilliant. . . . Collins’s leading scholarship is always adorned with clarity and creativity. The essays gathered here, including several previously unpublished, provide his assessment of the field since the 1970s, dealing lucidly with the major issues, including pseudepigraphy, ethics, and politics. This will become a milestone collection on apocalyptic studies.” — Michael E. Stone Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Collins has made Second Temple Judaism accessible like few other scholars, offering an authoritative voice that often determines the course of ideas and scholarship in the field. These essays not only provide a marvelous summary of the field at large but also establish a trajectory for future study. An indispensable volume for the student of early apocalyptic literature.” — Matthias Henze Rice University

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. His many other books include The Apocalyptic Imagination (see page 1), Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview, and The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature.

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Paul, Apostle of Liberty

The Apostle Paul

Paul and the Gift

Second Edition

His Life, Thought, and Letters

John M. G. Barclay

Richard N. Longenecker Foreword by Douglas A. Campbell

— from Douglas A. Campbell’s foreword Richard N. Longenecker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His many other books include The Christology of Early Jewish Christianity, Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period, New Testament Social Ethics for Today, Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter, and the New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Romans (see page 12).

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“Stan Porter’s new work on Paul and his letters represents scholarship at its best. Porter assesses the evidence independently and from a fresh perspective. For instance, he accepts all thirteen letters as authentic and also maintains that Paul knew the historical Jesus. As we would expect, Porter is fully conversant with scholarship on Paul. At the same time, the book is clearly written. A tremendous resource for scholars, teachers, pastors, and students.”

“What else can possibly be said about ‘grace’ in the letters of Paul? Quite a lot, as it turns out. John Barclay reveals just how little we have grasped the multitude of ways in which grace — ‘the gift’ — was parsed among Paul’s contemporaries. . . . A musthave, must-read, must-ponder book!” — Beverly Roberts Gaventa Baylor University

“In this exceptional book, John Barclay places Paul in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman ideas about divine and human giving, arguing that — contrary to popular belief — Paul does not teach that grace is ‘free’ or ‘unconditional.’ Rather, divine grace is incongruous, given without regard for conventional criteria of status and worth, thereby questioning the legitimacy of those criteria. This hermeneutically sophisticated work opens up a range of new perspectives on key themes of Pauline theology, beyond the entrenched positions that so often characterize the debate in this area.” — Francis Watson Durham University

“Represents a watershed in Pauline studies.” — Stephen Westerholm McMaster University

“You need not be a prophet to predict that this study will serve the efforts of understanding Paul’s theology as a bright and far-shining lighthouse for many years.” — Michael Wolter

— Thomas R. Schreiner

University of Bonn

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. His many other books include John, His Gospel, and Jesus (see page 4) and Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism (see page 5).

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“The republication of Richard Longenecker’s Paul, Apostle of Liberty is potentially a very important moment for modern Pauline studies. . . . This book is, if nothing else, an analysis of truly impressive breadth and sophistication, while it is still more incredible to think of all the debates that it anticipated by decades. . . . It is more and more apparent to me on reflection what a tour de force this sustained explanation of Paul’s thinking is, and hence my enthusiasm for its republication. It deserves to be much more widely known than it currently is.”

In this comprehensive introduction to the apostle Paul, Stanley Porter devotes serious consideration both to the background and major contours of Paul’s thought and to the unique contributions of each of his letters. Porter begins by introducing the Pauline tradition and outlining the basics of Paul’s life, the chronology of his ministry, and his several imprisonments. Porter then discusses the background to Paul’s thought, examines some of the major themes of his writings, and treats issues concerning the Pauline epistles, such as pseudonymity and the formation of the Pauline canon. Finally, Porter delves into all thirteen of Paul’s letters individually, placing them within their historical contexts and examining critical issues relating to the content and interpretation of each letter. Porter considers the letters according to their possible order of composition, beginning with Galatians and ending with the Pastoral Epistles, and analyzes them using epistolary structure based on other letters of the time. The result is a thorough, balanced treatment of one of the most important figures in Christianity.

An epochal book in Pauline studies, John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift presents a strikingly fresh theological reading of grace in Paul’s writings, studying it in view of ancient notions of “gift” and shining new light on Paul’s relationship to Second Temple Judaism.


Paul’s teachings are vital to the Christian gospel, so the turbulent, long-running debate over how to interpret Paul’s message is crucially important. Richard Longenecker’s Paul, Apostle of Liberty has long stood — and still stands — as a significant, constructive, evangelical study of Paul’s theology, especially of the creative tension between law and liberty that runs throughout his thought. When this book was originally published in 1964, Longenecker presciently anticipated several subsequent debates, addressing many questions that such scholars as E. P. Sanders and Richard Hays raised years later. This second edition of Paul, Apostle of Liberty includes a substantial foreword by Douglas Campbell and a lengthy addendum by Longenecker discussing the major developments in Paul studies over the past fifty years.

Stanley E. Porter

“If you are at all interested in Paul, block out two days, switch off your electronic devices, and digest this book.” — Simon Gathercole University of Cambridge

John M. G. Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University. His previous books include Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews and Obeying the Truth: Paul’s Ethics in Galatians.

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Jesus and the Last Supper

John, His Gospel, and Jesus

The Woman, the Hour, and the Garden

Brant Pitre

In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice

A Study of Imagery in the Gospel of John

“This beautifully written work confirms Brant Pitre’s eminence as a scholar of the very first rank. . . . Focusing on the Last Supper, Pitre develops such themes as the new bread of the presence, the new manna, the new Passover, the messianic banquet, and the kingdom of God in often surprising but utterly persuasive ways. Catholic participation in the Jesus quest has hereby finally borne its hoped-for fruit, with enormous implications for all Christians. Pitre should win the Ratzinger Prize for this book alone.”

Stanley E. Porter

— Craig L. Blomberg Denver Seminary

— Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary

“Pitre’s contribution is provocative in the best sense of the word. At every turn readers will find new observations worth pondering and new arguments worth weighing. In particular, the numerous intertextual claims should generate much productive discussion, as should Pitre’s challenging approach to dating the Last Supper. No one will come away from this volume without having learned much.”

Addison Hodges Hart

“These studies by Stanley Porter help to rehabilitate the Fourth Gospel when compared with the Synoptics. There is evidence that it is earlier, more unified, more historical, and more in line with mainstream early Christian theology than is often granted. This book is a welcome addition to the growing number of works treating John from this positive perspective.”

“Stanley Porter’s studies on the Gospel of John are rich with grammatical, textual, and exegetical insights. Readers will especially appreciate how he integrates John’s prologue, the ‘I am’ statements, and chapter 21 into the Gospel as a whole, in welcome contrast to scholarship that historically has tended to interpret these elements as in various ways alien or supplemental. Porter is a keen critic and master interpreter. Scholars as well as students have much to learn from him.” — Craig A. Evans

— Dale C. Allison Jr. Princeton Theological Seminary

Acadia Divinity College

“This dramatic new rereading of the evidence for the Last Supper will be a pivotally important work on the Last Supper and also an important contribution to historical Jesus research. . . . Offers a brilliant new synthesis of the data.” — Craig S. Keener

“Refusing to relegate the Johannine Gospel to the product of a backwater, sectarian community, Porter restores it to its rightful place at the table — at the center of Gospel and Jesus studies alike. This book will make waves; it is good.” — Paul N. Anderson George Fox University

Asbury Theological Seminary

“Nothing less than a blueprint for resurrecting Jesus studies in the twenty-first century.” — Anthony Le Donne United Theological Seminary, Dayton

“You’ll never look at the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist, or Mass the same way after reading this brilliant study. A sumptuous feast of exegesis and theology!” — Michael F. Bird Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College

Brant Pitre is professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also the author of Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of Exile and Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.

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“Porter has given us a rare book, neither an introduction nor a commentary, probing and precise but not technical. . . . Leads readers on a rewarding exploration of the Gospel, while marking paths for further thought and future explorers.”

Was Jesus ever married? Yes, indeed, says Addison Hodges Hart — but not in the way that recent sensationalist writers have claimed. In this book Hart opens an illuminating window into John’s Gospel as he explores its rich, poetic imagery, particularly the metaphorical significance of “the Woman.” Inspired by the writings of early church fathers and medieval theologians, Hart presents the Gospel of John as an incarnational, sacramental text and shows that it is primarily a revelation of salvation, deeply mystical and intended to lead its readers into a living relationship with the one who is the Bridegroom of his people. “The best books are short and deep, and this is just such a book. . . . With the help of Christian art and poetry Addison Hodges Hart shows that ‘woman’ is an icon of the gathered community, which leads to the bold conclusion that Christ is indeed married and has taken a bride, the church. This is a book for meditation, to be read slowly with the text of the Gospel in hand.” — Robert Louis Wilken University of Virginia

“Hart gives us not only a wonderful study of several key themes in the Gospel of John but also a very accessible reading of Scripture in company with the ancient church. . . . Here we have a contemporary example of how to read the Scriptures on their own terms, not just for the sake of gaining thoughts and ideas but for a life-giving encounter with the one to whom they bear witness.”

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— Rodney A. Whitacre

McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. His many other books include Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory, Fundamentals of New Testament Greek, and Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism (see page 5).

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Addison Hodges Hart is a retired pastor and college chaplain presently living in Norway. He is also the author of The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd: Finding Christ on the Buddha’s Path; Taking Jesus at His Word: What Jesus Really Said in the Sermon on the Mount; and The Yoke of Jesus: A School for the Soul in Solitude.

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The Offering of the Gentiles

Not with Wisdom of Words

Paul’s Collection for Jerusalem in Its Chronological, Cultural, and Cultic Contexts

Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

Foreword by Beverly Roberts Gaventa

“Erudite and convincing, this book is the new touchpoint for future research on Paul’s collection for the Jerusalem church.” — Richard S. Ascaugh in Religious Studies Review “A tightly argued, well-written, and thorough study of Paul’s collection. . . . What is so refreshing about Downs’s work is his skillful ability to engage in historical and sociocultural work as well as providing a significant theological interpretation of Paul’s religious rhetoric.” — Joshua W. Jipp in Themelios “David Downs’s book on the place of the collection in Paul’s letters will make it exceedingly difficult to maintain [the common] bifurcation between Paul’s spiritual message and his physical concerns. . . . The Offering of the Gentiles is a challenge to all readers of Paul to understand the holistic character of his message.” — Beverly Roberts Gaventa (from foreword)

Many texts in the New Testament do more than simply explain the main tenets of the Christian faith; they invite believers to imagine and experience their theological claims. In Not with Wisdom of Words Gary Selby shows how biblical authors used poetic, imaginative language to inspire their audiences to experience a heightened sense of God’s presence.

“Because of the complexity of the field of textual criticism, most introductions are either too detailed or too basic. This exceptional volume by Stanley Porter and Andrew Pitts provides a welcome balance between these two extremes, introducing students to all the critical issues without overloading them with unnecessary detail. It also covers topics that most introductions overlook, such as the development of the New Testament canon and modern English translations. For anyone looking for a balanced, thorough, and yet readable introduction to textual criticism, this is it.” — Michael J. Kruger

— Vernon K. Robbins

Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

Emory University

“Not with Wisdom of Words makes an important contribution to biblical criticism, especially for those interested in how the Bible creates a spiritual experience in readers. Selby broadens the scope of rhetorical criticism, showing that Paul goes beyond rational argument to use poetic mimesis in selected passages, thereby changing the audience and creating a kairotic opening that may occasion a numinous experience.” — Dale L. Sullivan North Dakota State University

“Gary Selby is well-read in classical rhetoric and the New Testament. . . . This work offers much-needed recognition of the dramatic and imaginative world of Paul’s rhetoric.” — Anthony C. Thiselton University of Nottingham

David J. Downs is associate professor of New Testament studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

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Asbury Theological Seminary

“Focusing on units of poetic rhetoric in the New Testament that activate the holistic nature of faith, Selby exhibits rhetorical interpretation that considers more how texts transform rather than what they mean. By visioning, performing, rhapsodizing, uniting, encountering, and activating exchange in community, New Testament texts fill human consciousness with visual images, emotions, dispositions, and convictions that habitually (or “liturgically”) compel the hearer to participate in nurturing, loving ways even in contexts of despair. An excellent contribution on the forefront of rhetorical interpretation.”

Gary S. Selby holds the Carl P. Miller Chair of Communication at Pepperdine University and serves as director of the Pepperdine Center for Faith and Learning. He is also the author of Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom.

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“This very readable textbook provides a helpful and balanced introduction to text criticism aimed at just the right level for beginning students. It is clear, introduces multiple views, gives good reasons for the approaches it favors, and — an unexpected bonus — offers in two relevant chapters useful, concise introductions to canon formation and translation theory.” — Craig S. Keener


For the apostle Paul, the monetary fund that he organized among his Gentile congregations for the Jewish-Christian community in Jerusalem was clearly an important endeavor; discussion of it occupies several prominent passages in his letters. In this book David Downs carefully investigates that offering from historical, sociocultural, and theological standpoints. Downs first pieces together a chronological account of Paul’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Jerusalem church. He then examines the sociocultural context of the collection, including gift-giving practices in the ancient Mediterranean world relating to benefaction and care for the poor. Finally, Downs explores how Paul framed this contribution rhetorically as a religious offering consecrated to God.

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts

Gary S. Selby


David J. Downs

Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism

“Newcomers to the Greek New Testament will find this guide a useful introduction explaining how the establishing of the text is undertaken. It also gives insight into the treasures awaiting a perceptive user concerning textual variants found in the manuscript tradition.” — J. K. Elliott University of Leeds

“In this book Stanley Porter and Andrew Pitts take interested students by the hand and introduce them to the essentials of New Testament textual criticism. . . . A very useful tool.” — Thomas J. Kraus University of Zurich

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. His many previous books include Fundamentals of New Testament Greek (with Matthew Brook O’Donnell and Jeffrey T. Reed), a companion to this volume. Andrew W. Pitts is adjunct professor of biblical studies at Hope International University, Fullerton, California.

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Discovering Biblical Texts



Copublished with SPCK, this new series aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and student-friendly introductions to the books of the Bible — their structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception.


Discovering Genesis

Discovering Matthew

Content, Interpretation, Reception

Content, Interpretation, Reception

Iain Provan

Ian Boxall “Boxall has packed a lot of information into his book with a tight but limpid writing style, and a remarkable evenhandedness characterizes his discussion of disputed points. It would be hard to recommend, or even to imagine, a better contemporary introduction to the Gospel according to Matthew.” — Robert H. Gundry

Drawing on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and readercentered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of understanding, Iain Provan’s Discovering Genesis encourages students to dig deeply into the theological and historical questions raised by the text. It provides a critical assessment of key interpreters and interpretive debates, focusing especially on the reception history of the biblical text, a subject of growing interest to students and scholars of the Bible. “Iain Provan has made a significant contribution to our ongoing interpretation of Genesis. Readers will find this a fresh and suggestive entry into the book of Genesis.” — Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary

“A welcome and masterful presentation of how Genesis has been interpreted through the ages. Be prepared to have your mind stimulated by expanded views of hermeneutics and a close reading of the text.” — John Walton

Westmont College

“A wide-ranging and insightful discussion of Matthew’s Gospel that engages contemporary interpretations as well as those from across the ages. The result is a rich tapestry of readings that elaborate this complex, tensive Gospel.” — Warren Carter Brite Divinity School

Wheaton College

Iain Provan is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ian Boxall is associate professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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Discovering John

Discovering Romans

Content, Interpretation, Reception

Content, Interpretation, Reception

Ruth B. Edwards

Anthony C. Thiselton “Anthony Thiselton has provided perhaps the easiest and quickest access to the issues in the letter to the Romans and to the relevant scholarship and trends concerning the letter. Few people have the ability to demonstrate the contribution and relevance of the tradition of Romans interpreters throughout the church’s history the way Thiselton can.” — Klyne Snodgrass North Park Theological Seminary

“Good scholarship, deep theology, and alertness to the issues that occupy us today. . . . Thiselton’s rich, multifaceted engagement with Paul’s most influential letter is a tour de force.” — David F. Ford

“Ruth Edwards here masterfully surveys the burgeoning secondary literature in Johannine studies, concisely yet with remarkable thoroughness. Readers will be impressed with her command of Johannine scholarship and will find this work one of the most helpful resources of its kind.” — Craig S. Keener Asbury Theological Seminary

University of Cambridge

“Demonstrating once more the erudition, the clarity of expression, and the rich insight that have characterized the whole of his academic career, Anthony Thiselton here provides an accessible and engaging guide to Paul’s great epistle to the Romans and to the ways it has been read through the course of Christian history.” — Murray Rae

“With clarity, lightness of touch, and scholarly balance, Edwards engages with the complex debates generated by the Gospel of John. No issue is sidestepped. . . . A treasure for both scholar and student.” — Francis J. Moloney Australian Catholic University

University of Otago

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England.

Ruth B. Edwards is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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Peter — False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew

Reading Sacred Scripture The Bible in the Contemporary World Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation

Hermeneutical Ventures

Robert H. Gundry

Stephen Westerholm and Martin Westerholm

Richard Bauckham

“In this highly controversial work on Peter, Robert Gundry’s intellectual gifts and remarkable powers of analysis are displayed to an even higher degree than in his previous publications. . . . One need not agree with Gundry’s conclusions to acknowledge that the penetrating exegesis presented here and the nature of the argumentation as a whole demand serious reflection and engagement. Those who pay close attention to this brief but unusually weighty book will not be able to read Matthew in quite the same way that they did before.” — Moisés Silva author of Biblical Words and Their Meaning

“If Bob Gundry is known for anything, it is for his dogged pursuit of the meaning of Scripture. Here he once again provides fresh, penetrating analysis — in the present case, leading to an unsettling conclusion. Provocative, as he can often be, Gundry is never boring but always instructive and well worth a careful reading.” — Donald A. Hagner Fuller Theological Seminary

Robert H. Gundry is scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. His other books include A Survey of the New Testament (now in its fifth edition), Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross, and Matthew: A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church under Persecution.

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— John Webster University of St. Andrews

“Over the sweep of Christian history, how did twelve of the most influential commentators on Scripture — ranging from Irenaeus to Bonhoeffer — approach the interpretive task? Stephen and Martin Westerholm pay learned attention to this intriguing, important question in Reading Sacred Scripture. . . . There is much wisdom in this informed book, which instructively weds biblical interpretation with spiritual formation. I warmly and enthusiastically commend it.” — Todd D. Still Truett Seminary, Baylor University

“In this marvelous book the Westerholms emphasize that God speaks to us through Scripture and calls us to obedient faith in his living and active word. They proceed to show how twelve brilliant theologians across the centuries have understood the nature and truth of God’s scriptural speech. What is most striking here is how different — in personality, emphases, tools, and theology — these twelve theologians are! Yet they all demonstrably enrich our faith and exegesis today, most wondrously turning our dull academic sense of the ‘history of exegesis’ into a lived encounter with friends and mentors in Christ.” — Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary

Stephen Westerholm is professor of early Christianity at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Among his previous books are Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme and Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics. Martin Westerholm is lecturer in systematic theology at Durham University, England, and author of The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality.

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A crucial responsibility for Christian interpreters of Scripture, says Richard Bauckham, is to understand our contemporary context and to explore the Bible’s relevance to it in ways that reflect serious critical engagement with that context. In this book Bauckham models how this task can be carried out. Bauckham calls for our reading of Scripture to lead us to greater engagement with critical issues in today’s world, including globalization, environmental degradation, and widespread poverty. He works to bring biblical texts to bear on these contemporary realities through the Bible’s metanarrative of God and the world, according to which God’s purpose takes effect in the blessing and salvation and fulfillment of the world as his cherished creation. “The work of a master theologian, these magnificent essays are a joy to read. They combine judicious balance, practical relevance, and theological wisdom. . . . A superb collection that amply repays study.”


University of Toronto

“These theologically astute studies of some major interpreters of the Bible, classical and modern, are written with easy grace, clarity, and erudition lightly worn. This volume provides a fine account of Christian thought on the nature and reading of Scripture.”


“Peter, long thought to be ‘prince of the apostles’ and one of the heroes of the Gospel of Matthew, is shown here to be neither. This extraordinarily closely argued volume by Robert Gundry offers a compelling case that Matthew constructs the figure of Peter as a failed disciple and an apostate. . . . A courageous book that will require scholars to reassess how the Peter of Matthew came to be, in Gundry’s words, ‘airbrushed’ and turned into a model disciple and central figure in ecclesiastical memory.” — John S. Kloppenborg

— Anthony C. Thiselton University of Nottingham

“Here Bauckham shows the breadth of his concerns, from the classical theological topics of freedom and hope to Christianity’s conversation with Buddhism and modern secular culture. He is unafraid to point to the inadequacies of some aspects of traditional theology, while at the same time he offers a strong, distinctively biblical, Christian critique of contemporary culture. . . . These essays are lucid and mercifully free of technical jargon, suitable for experts and lay theologians alike.” — Ellen F. Davis Duke Divinity School

Richard Bauckham is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and a fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His previous books include Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony and The Bible in Politics: How to Read the Bible Politically.

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A Covenant with Death

The Samaritans

Death in the Iron Age II and Its Rhetorical Uses in Proto-Isaiah

A Profile

Divine Honours for the Caesars

Reinhard Pummer

The First Christians’ Responses

Christopher B. Hays



Foreword by Matthew J. Suriano


Death is one of the major themes of First Isaiah, although it has not generally been recognized as such. In this work Christopher Hays offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isaiah 5–38 in light of ancient beliefs about death. What especially distinguishes Hays’s study is its holistic approach, as he brilliantly synthesizes both literary and archaeological evidence, resulting in new insights. “A masterful and fascinating overview of death in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ugarit, and Judah. . . . Christopher Hays offers a thorough discussion of ancient Near Eastern conceptions and imagery of the underworld and its deities, the afterlife, burials, and mourning. Students as well as scholars will benefit from the rich synthesis that this work provides.” — Bernd U. Schipper Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

“Hays’s holistic perspective and readable prose effectively move biblical scholarship out of safe territorial boxes and into the real world of hybridization and cross-pollination. This book belongs on the bookshelf of any contextualizing scholar.” — Kara Cooney University of California, Los Angeles

“The appearance of this accessible and affordable volume is a welcome event in biblical studies and an important advancement in the ongoing work on death in the ancient world.” — Matthew J. Suriano (from foreword) Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland

Christopher B. Hays is D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East.

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“Reinhard Pummer is the world’s leading expert on all things Samaritan. In this marvelously detailed yet highly accessible volume, he presents not only the Samaritans’ religion, literature, history, and material culture but also their life today. This is an important book for scholars, students, and general readers — a real cause for celebration!” — Steven Fine Yeshiva University

“There is no better introduction to the history, religion, and culture of the Samaritans than this impressive book, the product of half a century of research by the leading Samaritanologist of our time, Reinhard Pummer. Written in a clear style, it reflects in all respects the present state of our knowledge of this fascinating branch of Israelite religion and culture.” — Pieter W. van der Horst Utrecht University

“Pummer has done us all a great service by producing such a well-informed analysis of the identity, history, and religion of the Samaritans.” — Gary N. Knoppers University of Notre Dame

“This book provides not only ‘a concise biographical and character sketch of the community as it developed throughout the centuries’ but also a major instrument of guidance for all who seek to take a journey through the vast realm of Samaritanism.” — Abraham Tal Tel-Aviv University

“Pummer distills his many years of Samaritan study and research in a clear, focused writing style to profile and illuminate the history, culture, and literature of this unique community from its origins to its existence in the Holy Land today.” — Robert T. Anderson Michigan State University

Reinhard Pummer is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Among his other books are The Samaritans in Flavius Josephus and Early Christian Authors on Samaritans and Samaritanism.

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Bruce W. Winter Though the first century AD saw the striking rise and expansion of Christianity throughout the vast Roman Empire, ancient historians have shown that an even stronger imperial cult spread far more rapidly at the same time. How did the early Jesus-followers cope with the all-pervasive culture of emperor worship? In this authoritative study Bruce Winter explores the varied responses of first-century Christians to imperial requirements to render divine honours to the Caesars. Winter first examines the significant primary evidence of emperor worship, particularly analysing numerous inscriptions in public places and temples that attributed divine titles to the emperors, and he then looks at specific New Testament evidence in light of his findings. “This volume presents Winter’s careful re-evaluation of the extraordinarily rapid spread of social pressure among both Gentiles and Jews, across the firstcentury Greek East, publicly to honour living Roman emperors as divine beings. His geographically and chronologically focused approach especially reveals a diverse range of responses to this phenomenon both among the Jews and among the first Christians whose primary allegiance was to Jesus as Messiah. By analysing the primary, non-literary sources and building on the scholarship of other ancient historians, this study advances the field in particular and important ways.” — Andrew D. Clarke University of Aberdeen

“Takes account of much important new research on emperor worship and will be required reading for ancient historians as well as for students of the New Testament.” — Stephen Mitchell University of Exeter

Bruce W. Winter is the former warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and a respected authority on the historical background to the New Testament. A photo archive supplementing this book can be viewed at

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Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity Susan J. Wendel and David M. Miller

Ridley College

Helen K. Bond and Larry W. Hurtado, editor

Christianity in the Making, volume 3

Long overshadowed by the apostle Paul, Peter has received increased scholarly attention of late. Building on that resurgence of interest, nineteen internationally prominent scholars of early Christian history examine and reassess the historical Peter and his significance, offering a comprehensive view of Peter through analysis both of New Testament texts and of noncanonical literature.

The culmination of James Dunn’s magisterial Christianity in the Making trilogy, Neither Jew nor Greek covers the period after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE through the second century, when the stillnew Jesus movement firmed up its distinctive identity markers and the structures on which it would establish its growing appeal in the following decades and centuries.

A Contested Identity

“This rich collection of essays makes a significant contribution to the growing interest in the ‘after-life’ as well as the ‘real life’ of the founding figures of the Jesus movement and of early Christianity. The breadth of topics and the variety of scholarly perspectives hint at the lively conversations that lie behind the essays. Readers will find here much stimulation to probe further into the figure of Peter.” — Judith Lieu University of Cambridge

Contents Torah Ethics in Early Judaism Entering a Synagogue with Paul: First-Century Torah Observance  Anders Runesson The Meaning and Function of the Law in Philo and Josephus  John W. Martens Torah Ethics and the New Testament Jesus, the Eschatological Perfection of Torah, and the imitatio Dei in Matthew  Wesley G. Olmstead Torah, Jesus, and the Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Mark  S. A. Cummins Reading Law as Prophecy: Torah Ethics in Acts  David M. Miller Reproach and Revelation: Ethics in John 11:1-44  Adele Reinhartz The Law of the Laws: James, Wisdom, and the Law  Scot McKnight Questions about Nomos, Answers about Christos: Romans 10:4 in Context  Beverly Roberts Gaventa Paul, Abraham’s Gentile “Offspring,” and the Torah  Terence L. Donaldson The Conversion of the Imagination: Scripture and Eschatology in 1 Corinthians  Richard B. Hays Beyond the New Testament Torah Obedience and Early Christian Ethical Practices in Justin Martyr  Susan J. Wendel The Law, God, and the Logos: Clement and the Alexandrian Tradition  Peter Widdicombe Canonical Paul and the Law  Stephen Westerholm

Susan J. Wendel is associate professor of New Testament at Briercrest College and Seminary, Caronport, Saskatchewan. David M. Miller is associate professor of New Testament and Early Judaism at Briercrest College and Seminary.

Contributors Sean A. Adams, Timothy D. Barnes, Markus Bockmuehl, Helen K. Bond, Finn Damgaard, Paul Foster, Seán Freyne, Paul A. Hartog, Larry W. Hurtado, Peter Lampe, Jonathan W. Lo, John R. Markley, Tobias Nicklas, Matthew V. Novenson, Paul Parvis, William Rutherford, Todd D. Still, Jason S. Sturdevant, Margaret H. Williams. Helen K. Bond is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. Her previous books include The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed. Larry W. Hurtado is professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. Among his many previous books are The Earliest Christian Artifacts, Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity, and How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?

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James D. G. Dunn

“Here we have on full display the distilled fruits of decades of research and engagement by a mature scholar of the first rank. Dunn engages a vast range of secondary and primary literature in a way that only a senior scholar can do, synthesizing the best insights, critically and meticulously evaluating all sources and hypotheses, and producing a masterpiece of erudition foundational for future work on the subject.” — Craig S. Keener


“This book is an incisive treatment of a matter that is of considerable historical, theological, and ethical importance.” — Brian S. Rosner

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Thirteen experts here explore the relationship between the Mosaic law and early Christian ethics, examining early Christian appropriation of the Torah and looking at ways in which the law continued to serve as an ethical reference point for Christ-believers — whether or not they thought Torah observance was essential. Posing a unified set of questions to a diverse range of texts, this volume will stimulate new thinking about a complex phenomenon commonly overlooked by scholars and church leaders alike.

Peter in Early Christianity

Asbury Theological Seminary

“Awe-inspiring in scope and majestic in execution. Like a peerless master taking his craft to new heights, Dunn accomplishes his task with the clarity of thought and expression that have been hallmarks of his long-standing career.” — Bruce Longenecker Baylor University

“In concluding his magnum opus, James Dunn offers a powerful account of how the earliest Jesus tradition and its various renderings by Jesus’ first Jewish followers came to shape and be shaped by the movement that developed from 70 to 200 CE. Students and scholars alike will find much to appreciate, argue with, and learn from.” — J. R. Daniel Kirk Fuller Theological Seminary

James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today. His many other books include The Oral Gospel Tradition; Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels; The Theology of Paul the Apostle; and Jesus Remembered and Beginning from Jerusalem, volumes 1 and 2 of Christianity in the Making.

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The New International Commentary on the Old Testament

The Forms of the Old Testament Literature

Robert L. Hubbard Jr., series editor

Rolf P. Knierim, Gene M. Tucker, Marvin A. Sweeney, series editors

The Book of Zechariah

Isaiah 40–66


Mark J. Boda


Marvin A. Sweeney

Over the centuries, the prophetic book of Zechariah has suffered from accusations of obscurity and has frustrated readers seeking to unlock its treasures. This work by Mark Boda provides insightful commentary on Zechariah, with great sensitivity to its historical, literary, and theological dimensions. Including a fresh translation of Zechariah from the original Hebrew, Boda delivers deep and thorough reflection on a toooften-neglected book of the Old Testament. “The book of Zechariah fascinates us and informs us about the postexilic Judean community’s relationship with God. Mark Boda, a master of this time period and this genre, opens up the book to readers today. His commentary is clear and profound, informative and illuminating. Everyone who studies Zechariah must read Boda’s work, which makes an important contribution to scholarship and to the church.” — Tremper Longman III Westmont College

“In this substantial commentary Boda brings to a climax his many years of detailed study of Zechariah, deploying his considerable scholarly strengths in a comprehensive yet clear manner. . . . This volume will serve for many years as a standard resource for scholars and laypeople alike.” — H. G. M. Williamson University of Oxford

“A major and comprehensive commentary on Zechariah. It is replete with a fresh translation, detailed philological and text-critical notes, and commentary using a variety of critical perspectives, with particular attention to intertextual issues. . . . Anyone interested in the book of Zechariah will need to consult this volume.” — David L. Petersen Candler School of Theology

Marvin Sweeney’s Isaiah 40–66 is the nineteenth published volume in The Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL), a long-standing series that provides a form-critical analysis of the books and units in the Hebrew Bible. Building on his earlier FOTL volume, Isaiah 1–39, Sweeney here presents his analysis of Isaiah 40–66 within both the synchronic literary form of Isaiah and the diachronic history of its composition. In keeping with the methodology and goals of the FOTL series, Sweeney’s Isaiah 40–66 offers detailed examinations of the formal structure of the chapters covered; the genres that function within these chapters; the literary, historical, and social settings of the text; and the overall interpretation of Isaiah 40–66 and its constituent textual units. Including a substantial glossary of the genres and formulas discussed, this commentary will be a useful resource to anyone wishing to engage more deeply with this central book in the Hebrew Bible. Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and professor of Tanak (Bible) at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. His previous books include the FOTL volume on Isaiah 1–39 and Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible.

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“This fine exposition of Zechariah represents a most welcome addition to commentary on this book. Mark Boda has a great eye both for the detail of the text and for its intertextuality.” — Iain Provan Regent College

Mark J. Boda is professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College and professor in the Faculty of Theology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. His other books include the NIV Application Commentary volume on Haggai and Zechariah.

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The Bible in Medieval Tradition H. Lawrence Bond†, Philip D. W. Krey, Ian Christopher Levy, and Thomas Ryan, series editors

Joy A. Schroeder, translator and editor In this volume Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts — most previously unavailable in English — from seven noteworthy biblical interpreters who commented on Genesis between the ninth and fifteenth centuries: Remigius of Auxerre, Rupert of Deutz, Hildegard of Bingen, Andrew of Saint Victor, Peter Comestor, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian. “A compendium of medieval interpretations of the book of Genesis could hardly select better representatives than the seven writers who appear here. Joy Schroeder’s original translations are equally admirable for presenting not just a variety of writers but also distinct exegetical genres as well as comments on every chapter of the Bible’s first book. . . . Well done!” — John L. Thompson

J. Gordon McConville and Craig Bartholomew, series editors



Bo H. Lim and Daniel Castelo

Ernest Lucas

In this commentary Old Testament scholar Bo Lim and theologian Daniel Castelo work together to help the church recover, read, and proclaim the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context. Though the book of Hosea is rich with imagery and metaphor that can be difficult to interpret, Lim and Castelo show that, with its focus on corporate and structural sin, Hosea contains a critically important message for today’s church.

In this erudite yet accessible commentary Ernest Lucas elucidates the book of Proverbs both exegetically and thematically. Explicating the text in light of its ancient Near Eastern context, Lucas also shows the relevance of Proverbs for the twenty-first century, speaking as it does to such issues as character formation, gender relations, wealth and poverty, interpersonal communication, science and religion, and care for the environment. Lucas uniquely identifies “proverbial clusters” in his critical exegesis of the biblical text and uses them as the basis for interpreting individual proverbs. Several substantial theological essays at the end of the book illuminate major ethical, pastoral, and spiritual themes in Proverbs. Ably unpacking the rich wisdom embedded in the book of Proverbs, Lucas’s accessible theological commentary is perfect for pastors, teachers, and students.

“Lim and Castelo have written an up-to-date commentary with a compelling combination of critical alertness and theological sensibility. Probing the deep prophetic claims of the book of Hosea that draw us into the mysterious fidelity of God, they offer their commentary in readable essays that are not cluttered by the usual minutiae of most commentaries. This is a welcome read!” — Walter Brueggemann

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Columbia Theological Seminary

“Offers readers a richly rewarding encounter with the ‘cloud of witnesses’ who made up the world of medieval biblical commentators.” — Deborah L. Goodwin

— Boyd Taylor Coolman

“This skillful collaboration is a model of how thoughtful, balanced, and rigorous scholarship may serve the theological enterprise. The challenges of reading and understanding Hosea are formidable, but one gains from this fruitful pairing of biblical scholar and theologian an informative, lucid, and theologically profound guide to the prophetic book. Whether one is looking for exegetical help or seeking to understand Hosea’s contemporary voice, this commentary will prove indispensable.” — Michael Legaspi

Boston College

Pennsylvania State University

Gustavus Adolphus College

“Accompanied by Schroeder’s concise though comprehensive historical contextualization, these elegant translations of representative, though less familiar, medieval interpretations of Genesis are most welcome.”

“Delightful. . . . Including monastic and scholastic exegetes alike, this is a welcome anthology for anyone with an interest in medieval exegesis.” — Frans van Liere Calvin College

Joy A. Schroeder is professor of church history at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, professor of religion at Capital University, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both schools in Columbus, Ohio.

Bo H. Lim is associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary. Daniel Castelo is associate professor of dogmatic and constructive theology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary.

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“A deep and valuable education in biblical wisdom. Lucas has a readable style that will engage students, pastors, and scholars. He bears his impressive scholarship on Proverbs lightly and serves it up winsomely. I especially welcome the essays on the theology and ethics of wisdom that conclude the book. They merit a wide variety of readers — whoever wishes to make the wisdom of Proverbs their own.” — Raymond C. Van Leeuwen Eastern University

Ernest C. Lucas is vice principal emeritus of Bristol Baptist College and an honorary research fellow in theology and religious studies at the University of Bristol. A former research biochemist, he has also written commentaries on Daniel and Ezekiel and a textbook on the Psalms and wisdom literature.

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I. Howard Marshall and Donald A. Hagner, series editors


The Epistle to the Romans Richard N. Longenecker “With characteristic care, thoroughness, and insight, Richard Longenecker delivers what he promises: appreciative interaction with the interpretation of Romans over the centuries; critical, exegetical, and pastorally sensitive analysis of the text; and contextual reflections on this most influential of Paul’s letters in contemporary terms. All serious students of Paul would do well to read this commentary; it will become a standard resource and guide for many years to come.” — Susan Eastman Duke Divinity School

“Paul’s letter to the Romans is like Mount Everest in its grandeur and beauty. How fitting it is, then, for one of the deans of New Testament scholarship, Richard Longenecker, to present his interpretation of the letter in this magisterial commentary. All the virtues of Longenecker’s work are evident here: in-depth exegesis, careful evaluation of the literary and historical setting of the letter, and consideration of the letter’s message for readers today. Interpreters of Romans are indebted to Longenecker and will want to consult his work regularly.” — Thomas R. Schreiner Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“In every generation two or three commentaries on Romans appear that define the discussion for years to come. This commentary by Richard Longenecker is just such a work. . . . I enthusiastically recommend Longenecker’s work for those who want to engage Romans seriously on an exegetical and theological level.” — Frank J. Matera Catholic University of America

Richard N. Longenecker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His many other books include Paul, Apostle of Liberty (see page 3); the Word Biblical Commentary volume on Galatians; and Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter.

The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary Joel B. Green and Max Turner, series editors

1 & 2 Thessalonians


Andy Johnson

John Christopher Thomas and Frank D. Macchia

In this commentary Andy Johnson engages with the developing interpretive framework of missional hermeneutics to present a theological interpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians that aims to help the church participate more fully in the life and mission of the triune God. After a verse-byverse commentary, Johnson closely examines the theology of the two epistles, focusing especially on the topics of eschatology, holiness, and election in light of his missional reading of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In his exegetical and theological analyses, Johnson considers canonical concerns, doctrinal commitments, ecclesial practices, proposals from contemporary systematic theology, and insights gleaned from the field of neuroscience regarding personal and community formation, all of which help to clarify and enrich readers’ understanding of various passages. “Andy Johnson has written an extraordinary commentary on the Thessalonian letters from the perspective of their missional dynamic and purpose. It is at once exegetically perceptive, theologically rich, and missionally insightful. Johnson’s volume will assist all who read it both to better understand this early Pauline correspondence and, if they so desire, to participate more fully in the mission of the Triune God to which these texts bear eloquent witness. A landmark contribution to the commentary genre.” — Michael J. Gorman St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore

“This is a welcome addition to recent literature on Revelation. It offers a multidimensional perspective on the book that gives special attention to its literary character and theological dimensions. By bringing the perspectives of a biblical scholar and a systematic theologian together, the commentary serves as an invitation for others to join in the dialogue about the interpretation and significance of Revelation’s visionary text.” — Craig Koester Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

“An evocative, provocative theological commentary of first rank. Thomas’s fine commentary is informed not only by his fluent reading of the sacred text and its many interpreters but also by his deep commitment to God’s people. Macchia’s complementary theological reflections are remarkable for their breadth and incisiveness in reading the church’s Scripture and tradition. Theirs is an intellectual achievement for the academy and a magisterial gift to the church.” — Robert W. Wall

Andy Johnson is professor of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, and coeditor (with Kent E. Brower) of Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament.

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John Christopher Thomas is Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, and director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, Bangor, Wales. Frank D. Macchia is professor of systematic and Pentecostal theology at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California, and associate director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University.

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The book of Revelation is perhaps the most theologically complex and literarily sophisticated — and also the most sensual — document in the New Testament. In this commentary John Christopher Thomas’s literary and exegetical analysis makes the challenging text of Revelation more accessible and easier to understand. Frank Macchia follows up with sustained theological essays on the book’s most significant themes, accenting especially the underappreciated place of the Holy Spirit in the theology of Revelation.

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A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit Bible, Doctrine, Experience Anthony C. Thiselton

“A lucid introduction to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit by one of the leading biblical exegetes and theologians of our time. . . . The magisterial way in which Thiselton integrates engagement not only with the biblical and theological material but also with the current issues and debates in the church makes this resource invaluable for students and interested laypeople alike. Very highly recommended!” — Alan J. Torrance University of St. Andrews

“Anthony Thiselton’s gifts of clarity and conciseness are on display in his Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit. This volume captures the moment in current hermeneutical discussions and offers thoughtful reflections on the global church. Thiselton’s excellent summary of biblical texts on the Holy Spirit grounds his first-rate review of the church’s theological reflection down through the centuries. . . . Solid exegesis and fresh insights.” — Lynn H. Cohick Wheaton College

“This wonderful book on the Holy Spirit is concise yet expansive in its range of issues and its choice of dialogue partners. Ideal for use in the classroom, but also sure to be of interest to the pastor and the scholar. A rare accomplishment.” — Frank D. Macchia Vanguard University

Spirit and Salvation

Anthony C. Thiselton

A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World

“Learned and judicious, this one-volume systematic theology combines the breadth and depth of Thiselton’s earlier work in biblical studies, hermeneutics, and Christian doctrine with his years of classroom teaching, resulting in a work that is accessible and eminently readable. His evenhanded and charitable approach will commend this book to a wide audience. I highly recommend it.” — Oliver D. Crisp

Volume 4

Fuller Theological Seminary

“Anthony Thiselton’s Systematic Theology guides its readers through the elements of Christian doctrine — their biblical grounds, their philosophical dimensions, and their historical forms — with learning, clarity of mind, and authority.” — John Webster University of St. Andrews

“A wonderfully concise systematic theology that covers all the classic theological topics. . . . From as broad an interdisciplinary perspective as possible, it engages biblical exegesis and major thinkers through the centuries, mindful throughout of practical implications for Christian discipleship and devotion.” — Lois Malcolm

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen This fourth volume in Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen’s ambitious five-volume systematic theology develops a constructive Christian pneumatology and soteriology in dialogue with the diverse global Christian tradition and with other major living faiths — Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Kärkkäinen constructs a wide and deep theology of the Holy Spirit, examining creation and the sciences, cosmic powers and beings, the concepts of spirits in other religions, and the Spirit’s place in society and politics. He also goes beyond traditional ways of understanding salvation — election, forgiveness, justification, sanctification, and glorification — and includes discussions of Spirit-baptism, healing and restoration, reconciliation, liberation, and peacebuilding, carefully comparing Christian perspectives with the salvific views of other religions.


Anthony Thiselton’s scholarly book The Holy Spirit — In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today was published to wide acclaim in 2013 and received a 2014 Christianity Today Book Award. This shorter volume makes Thiselton’s vast biblical-theological knowledge and brilliant insight more accessible to more readers.

Systematic Theology

Luther Seminary

“Practical, devotional, and systematic. . . . A volume grounded in biblical exegesis, interacting with historical figures, and interdisciplinary in orientation. This wide-ranging work throughout will surprise even those familiar with systematic theology.” — Wolfgang Vondey Regent University School of Divinity

“This important and beautiful work will prove helpful to the novice even as it delivers delightful surprises to the adept. . . . May well be classified as an enduring masterpiece that draws universal admiration in the contemporary gallery of theological literature.” — Malcolm B. Yarnell III Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Praise for previous volumes “Extraordinary. . . . Kärkkäinen’s awareness of contemporary issues and vast learning make this volume a necessity for any scholar or Christian leader.” — Choice “With awe and admiration readers of this comprehensive and lucid book will no doubt link its author’s name with Thomas, Calvin, Barth, Moltmann, and other theological luminaries. After the completion of Kärkkäinen’s five-volume project, theology will not be the same.” — Peter Phan Georgetown University

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England. His many other books include two acclaimed commentaries on 1 Corinthians, The Hermeneutics of Doctrine, and The Holy Spirit — In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today.

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England, and the author of numerous other books, including Hermeneutics: An Introduction and The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology.

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki. His other books include Christ and Reconciliation, Trinity and Revelation, and Creation and Humanity, which together comprise the first three volumes of A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World.

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Heavenly Bodies

Jesus as Healer

Incarnation, the Gaze, and Embodiment in Christian Theology

A Gospel for the Body


Ola Sigurdson


Does Christianity scorn our bodies? Friedrich Nietzsche thought so — and many others since him have thought the same. But, says Ola Sigurdson, Christianity understood properly in fact affirms human embodiment. Presenting his constructive contributions to theology in relation to both historical and contemporary conceptions of the body, Sigurdson begins by investigating the anthropological implications of the doctrine of the incarnation. He then delves into the concept of the gaze and discusses a specifically Christian “gaze of faith” that focuses on God embodied in Jesus. Finally, he brings everything together into a contemporary Christian theology of embodiment. This profound engagement with the whole history of Christian life and thought not only elucidates the spectrum of Christian perspectives on the body but also models a way of thinking historically and systematically that other theologians will find stimulating and challenging. “Sigurdson’s impressive study offers compelling insights into our attempts to relate to our own complex embodiment as persons, communities, churches, and humanity. Viewing the body as the medium of communication for God’s presence, Sigurdson presents a critical and superbly readable reexamination of Christian experiences and concepts of the body — human, divine, and incarnate.” — Werner G. Jeanrond University of Oxford

Ola Sigurdson is professor of systematic theology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes Healings and miracles play a prominent role in the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry. In the Western Christian tradition, however, Jesus’ works of healing tend to be downplayed and understood as little more than a demonstration of his divine power. In this book Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes draw on both contemporary systematic theology and New Testament scholarship to challenge and investigate the reasons for that oversight. “Henriksen and Sandnes have here brought spiritual healing from out of the shadows of modern medicine and theology into the center of Jesus’ ministry and the Christian gospel. . . . Miracle and healing are redefined, God’s gracious activity across religions is affirmed, and the gospel is shown to be truly incarnated. This is a rich and challenging book that advances the conversation for students, practitioners, and academics.” — Graham Twelftree London School of Theology

“This book is an example of fine scholarship at its very best: two erudite scholars from different disciplines — New Testament studies and philosophical theology — combine their talents in a joint work on Jesus’ healing ministry and its significance for contemporary theology.” — Celia Deane-Drummond University of Notre Dame

Jan-Olav Henriksen is professor of systematic theology and philosophy of religion at Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway. Among his other books are Life, Love, and Hope: God and Human Experience and Desire, Gift, and Recognition: Christology and Postmodern Philosophy. Karl Olav Sandnes is professor of New Testament at Norwegian School of Theology. His other books include The Gospel ‘According to Homer and Virgil’ and The Challenge of Homer: School, Pagan Poets and Early Christianity.

The Theological Anthropology of David Kelsey Responses to Eccentric Existence Gene Outka, editor David Kelsey’s two-volume masterwork, Eccentric Existence: A Theological Anthropology, has been recognized as a major achievement, the culmination of decades of probing theological thought about what it means to be a human being in relationship with God. Ten distinguished scholars respond to and interact with Eccentric Existence in this book, celebrating both Kelsey and his landmark study with essays on theological anthropology as it relates to the Bible, Catholic tradition, theological education, and other subjects. Contents Editor’s Preface  Gene Outka Methodological Choices in Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence  John E. Thiel A Response to Eccentric Existence  Charles M. Wood Humanity Before God; Thinking Through Scripture: Theological Anthropology and the Bible  David F. Ford Eccentric Existence and the Catholic Tradition  Cyril O’Regan Eccentric Ecclesiology  Amy Plantinga Pauw A Trinitarian Grammar of Sin  Joy Ann McDougall For God’s Own Sake: Eccentric Existence and the Theological Education Debate  Barbara G. Wheeler and Edwin Chr. van Driel From Narrative to Performance?  Shannon Craigo-Snell David H. Kelsey Publications and Presentations

Gene Outka is Dwight Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Yale University and author of several books, including Agape: An Ethical Analysis and God and the Moral Life: Conversations in the Augustinian Tradition.

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Time and the Word

Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God

Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures

Gregory W. Lee

Ephraim Radner

What vision of biblical authority arises from Scripture’s own use of Scripture? This question has received surprisingly little attention from theologians seeking to develop a comprehensive doctrine of Scripture. Today When You Hear His Voice by Gregory W. Lee fills this gap by listening attentively to the Epistle to the Hebrews. Lee illuminates the unique way that Hebrews appropriates Old Testament texts as he considers the theological relationship between salvation history and scriptural interpretation. He illustrates these dynamics through extended treatments of Augustine and Calvin, whose contrasting perspectives on the covenants, Israel, and the literal and figural senses provide theological categories for appreciating Hebrews’s innovative presentation of Scripture as God’s direct address in the contemporary moment.

The first significant theological account of the foundations and methods of the figural reading of Scripture, Ephraim Radner’s Time and the Word reintroduces contemporary scholars to a traditional approach to biblical interpretation that dates back to Jewish practice from before the time of Jesus. Figural interpretation continued in prominence through the early church, the Middle Ages, and into the early modern period before being forcefully rejected with the rise of historical criticism. Embracing “spiritual,” “allegorical,” and “prophetical” ways of understanding the Bible, figural reading once offered a broad approach to reading Scripture — an approach that Radner here engages through a foundational theological lens. Radner first uncovers the theological presuppositions of figural reading, historically and philosophically, focusing especially on the Christian understanding of time and the divine. He then moves from the theoretical to the concrete, looking at examples of how figural reading of the Bible gives rise to specific doctrinal claims about God and informs Christian teaching and preaching.

“Greg Lee here makes a significant integrative contribution to discussions about the theological interpretation of Scripture by comparing and contrasting three Christian readings of the Old Testament: Augustine, Calvin, and the Epistle to the Hebrews. The result is an important proposal about biblical authority and interpretation that carries considerable ecumenical and interdisciplinary promise. Lee’s suggestion regarding the literal sense allows Protestants to lie down with Roman Catholics, and systematic theologians with biblical exegetes.” — Kevin Vanhoozer Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Operating within the assumptions of the Christian faith, Gregory Lee expounds the content, the character, the authority, and the functions of Scripture in such ways as to furnish in one magnificent volume both a history of biblical interpretation and an incisive systematic theology.” — Geoffrey Wainwright Duke Divinity School

“What a marvelous idea to retrieve the Epistle to the Hebrews’s contribution to the relationship of Scripture and tradition, Old and New Testaments, Israel and church, and the diverse covenants by means of a theological dialogue involving Augustine and Calvin! . . . This audacious book operates on many levels — Lee’s criticisms of Augustine will in themselves provoke fruitful debate — but its most enduring contribution will surely be its eye-opening insistence that the church must relearn from Hebrews how to hear God’s scriptural voice.” — Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary

Gregory W. Lee is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College and senior fellow for the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.


Today When You Hear His Voice

“Time and the Word reflects the hard-won realization that the church’s very life depends on the figural interpretation of the Bible. Radner offers a substantive theological account of Scripture that is both creatively traditional and truly new, and which serves as a welcome corrective to much Protestant hermeneutics and modern biblical criticism. . . . An important response to the pressing question of what it means to read, interpret, preach, and pray with the Christian Scriptures faithfully.” — Christopher A. Beeley Yale Divinity School

“Who is more qualified than Ephraim Radner to reclaim the patristic practice of figural interpretation for today’s church? Radner recognizes that the first task in doing so is to reset criticism’s discourse, which typically treats figural reading as an artifact of antiquity and assumes it an inappropriate approach to scripture for the modern-minded. . . . This is a highly original, intellectually rigorous, fearless book written by a scholar of the church for the academy.” — Robert W. Wall Seattle Pacific University and Seminary

Ephraim Radner is professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and an ordained Anglican priest active in ecumenical affairs. His other books include The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West and A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church.

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The Crucifixion

Conor Cunningham, series editor


Ecce Homo


On the Divine Unity of Christ

A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies

Aaron Riches

Edward T. Oakes, SJ

Foreword by Rowan Williams

Foreword by Robert Barron

Paul’s apostolic proclamation of “one Lord Jesus Christ” in 1 Corinthians lies at the very heart of Christian belief. It forms the starting point of the Christological declaration in the Nicene Creed and is the basis of every subsequent statement of the church on the person and work of Jesus. In Ecce Homo Aaron Riches argues that this basic proclamation of Christ’s divine unity is the only legitimate starting point for Christology.

Few topics in theology are as complex and multifaceted as grace: over the course of centuries, many seemingly arbitrary distinctions and arcane debates have arisen around it. Edward Oakes, however, argues that all of these distinctions and debates are ultimately motivated by one central question: What are God’s intentions for the world? In this book Oakes examines various issues relating to grace and points them back to that central question, illuminating and explaining what is really at stake in these debates. Maintaining that controversies clarify issues, especially those as convoluted as that of nature and grace, Oakes works through six central historical debates on the topic, including sin and justification, evolution and original sin, and free will and predestination.

“Ecce Homo by Aaron Riches fulfills a need for a readable, philosophically well-informed Christology. Perceiving that the great temptation of modern Christians is to imagine Jesus as so very nice that he was just about God, Riches shows how the Christian tradition has envisaged Jesus as so profoundly divine that he was able to enter human nature and transform it. . . . This book is a milestone for Christology in the twenty-first century.” — Francesca Murphy University of Notre Dame

“This book, in a way that is all too rare today, unites genuinely historical and theological study. Contemporary scholarship tends to separate the man Jesus from the divine Word and, consequently, to banish the divine from the created realm. Aaron Riches shows us, instead, how to understand — boldly, coherently, and consistently — the paradox of the one Lord Jesus Christ. . . . An insightful, stimulating, and often provocative presentation of the person of Christ for today.” — John Behr St. Vladimir’s Seminary, New York

“By far the most novel, scholarly, and consequent contribution to Christology of recent times.” — John Milbank University of Nottingham

Aaron Riches is a joint faculty member of the Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein and the Instituto de Teología Lumen Gentium in Granada, Spain, where he teaches theology at the Seminario Mayor San Cecilio.

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Fleming Rutledge “This is a work of a lifetime that could only be written by someone who has lived a life determined by the cross.” — Stanley Hauerwas

“Deeply cultured, brilliant, and witty, Edward Oakes was an irreplaceable theologian. Reading Oakes, I always think that this is what it would have been like had Chesterton written the works of von Balthasar. . . . Specialists and nonspecialists alike will relish this fitting last testament to grace from the pen of one of America’s greatest Jesuits.” — Matthew Levering author of Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth

“Fr. Edward Oakes will be remembered as one of the finest American Catholic theologians of his generation. With this book he has given the church and contemporary theology a final offering — a work as daring as it is faithful, as provocative as it is irenic, as creative as it is traditional. A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary theology.” — Aaron Riches author of Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ

Edward T. Oakes, SJ (1948–2013) was associate professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, and a longtime member of Catholics and Evangelicals Together.

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Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

Duke Divinity School

“In this amazingly complex but clear book Fleming Rutledge goes deftly where few seem willing to go — to the variety of imaginations shaping early Christian explorations of the significance of Jesus’ death. She is one of the few theologians who not only preach inclusivism but practice it by inviting all points of view into the discussion.” — Scot McKnight author of The Jesus Creed

“To those who think they want a maximally mellow God who overlooks our faults and accepts us just as we are, Rutledge’s challenge is to ‘get real.’ Twentieth-century atrocities bear witness: there is something drastically wrong with the human condition, which only God can fix. Setting things right calls for crucifixion, not only Christ’s but also ours. Rutledge has given us a very Pauline book, full of information and observations to provoke clergy to preach the cross to their congregations.” — Marilyn McCord Adams Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

“Before we can get to the glorious resurrection, we must take full account of the tragic necessity of the cross. . . . Penetrating and unflinching in its insistence on Jesus Christ, condemned, crucified, dead, and buried, this book powerfully demonstrates that the crucifixion of the Son of God is good news of cosmic and comprehensive scope.” — Leanne Van Dyk Columbia Theological Seminary

“This book is a gift to all of us who pray for a genuine revival of crucicentric preaching and cruciform discipleship!” — Richard J. Mouw Fuller Theological Seminary

Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest widely recognized in North America and the UK as a lecturer, preacher, and teacher of other preachers. Her published sermon collections, most recently And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching the Old Testament, have received acclaim across denominational lines.

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Wisdom’s Feast An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures Barbara E. Reid

Prophetic Christianity

Majority World Theology

Bruce Ellis Benson, Malinda Elizabeth Berry, and Peter Goodwin Heltzel, series editors

Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K. K. Yeo, series editors

Embracing the Other The Transformative Spirit of Love

“This is the best available user-friendly guide for reading the Bible from a feminist perspective, helpful for study groups, individuals, or anyone seriously interested in reading the Bible inclusively. From creation stories to Gospel women to images of new life, there is clear and reliable interpretation here.”

“A prolific and rising Asian American feminist theologian, Grace Ji-Sun Kim has written another exciting book from the perspective of Asian American women suffering multiple oppressions from both the white American culture and their own Asian traditions. A compelling blend of biography, sociology, anthropology, political economy, and readable liberation theology, Kim’s Embracing the Other deserves a serious hearing from many.” — Anselm K. Min

— Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ Brite Divinity School

“Attentive to issues of gender, race, ability, and class, aware of the earth and all who inhabit it, historically informed and pastorally relevant, Reid’s volume provides essential sustenance.” — Amy-Jill Levine Vanderbilt University

Barbara E. Reid is vice president, academic dean, and professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. Her previous books include Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretation through Latina and Feminist Eyes.

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Grace Ji-Sun Kim “A bold, original, and insightful challenge to prophetically confront the sins of racism and sexism through the life-giving power of the Spirit. Kim’s Embracing the Other is an important Korean American contribution to the spiritual revitalization of North American churches. . . . I highly recommend it.” — Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Harvard Divinity School

“Grace Ji-Sun Kim continues to offer us insightful and original work that makes a difference in both the church and the academy, a rare accomplishment in the scholarly world. This book shows the growing impact of her fresh voice — prophetic, priestly, and practical.” — Dwight N. Hopkins University of Chicago

“This significant, must-read book offers a revitalizing Christian theology of the Spirit in and for our highly racialized and genderized world.” — Namsoon Kang Brite Divinity School

Claremont Graduate University

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion and a regular blogger on The Huffington Post. Her other books include The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology; The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology; and Contemplations from the Heart: Spiritual Reflections on Family, Community, and the Divine.

The Doctrine of God in the Majority World Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K. K. Yeo, editors “Christian theology follows Christian mission. Wherever the gospel goes, it needs to engage questions that arise from its latest cultural encounters. Now that most of the world’s Christians live outside of the faith’s former strongholds in Europe and European settlements, Christian thinking has much new work to do. . . . Kudos to the authors and editors for presenting this work.” — Joel Carpenter Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity


Woman Wisdom in Proverbs 9 invites any who want to learn her ways to come and eat at her table — an image for the rich and satisfying teaching that she offers. In this book Barbara Reid invites readers to this feast, drawing on women’s wisdom to provide a smorgasbord of new perspectives on familiar biblical passages. Reid begins by presenting feminist methods of biblical interpretation and explaining why they are important, giving attention not only to gender perspectives but also to race, class, and culture as determinative factors in how one understands the biblical text. She provides a definition of feminism, a description of moving from a patriarchal mindset to a feminist one, and a seven-step process for interpreting the Bible from a feminist perspective. The core of the book consists of Reid’s fresh, readable feminist interpretations of selected Old and New Testament texts. Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.

The Trinity among the Nations

“Imagine a book in which theologians from various continents and cultural-linguistic contexts share testimonies and compare notes about the Trinity. Imagine further that these theologians dare to consider the meaning of Trinity from such diverse perspectives as Native American, Chinese Confucian, Latin American liberationist, African traditional, and feministmaternal. Congratulations — you have found such a book! Highly recommended.” — Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen Fuller Theological Seminary

Contributors Atsuhiro Asano, Gerald Bray, Antonio González, Samuel Waje Kunhiyop, Natee Tanchanpongs, C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Zi Wang, Randy S. Woodley, K. K. Yeo. Gene L. Green is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Stephen T. Pardue is assistant professor of theology at Asia Graduate School of Theology in the Philippines. K. K. Yeo is Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians

The Emergence of Personhood

The Revelatory Body

Oliver D. Crisp

A Quantum Leap?

Luke Timothy Johnson

Though Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely regarded as America’s most important theologian, very few people are actually familiar with his theology. In this book Oliver Crisp helpfully elucidates key themes in Edwards’s thought. Treating Edwards as a constructive theologian with serious philosophical interests, Crisp explains Edwards’s thinking on such matters as the Trinity, creation, original sin, free will, and preaching. Crisp underscores the innovative nature of Edwards’s work by bringing his thought into dialogue with other major Christian theologians such as Anselm and Arminius. What emerges from Crisp’s Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians is a complex, multifaceted picture of Edwards as a highly original, significant thinker who sometimes pressed at the very limits of orthodoxy and whose theological thought remains strikingly relevant today. “Oliver Crisp is leading the way among constructive theologians who are engaging Jonathan Edwards as a serious interlocutor. This book showcases Crisp at his finest, never parroting Edwards’s teaching but, rather, following his model of occasional, contextual, and critical adaptation of the insights of the past in relation to the challenges we face in the present. Edwards still has much to offer even the most contemporary theologians.” — Douglas A. Sweeney

Theology as Inductive Art

Malcolm Jeeves, editor Foreword by Desmond Tutu “Behind the surface noises of power, politics, and money, every generation urgently needs to grapple with the great intellectual and practical puzzles: What makes us human, and what does it take to create a wise and flourishing human society? In this book internationally acclaimed scholars explore insights from theology, biblical studies, and philosophy, as well as the relevant sciences, in the exhilarating effort to tackle these questions from as many angles as possible. This book is both weighty and provocative. It offers no easy answers, but much food for thought — thought that might just lead to action.” — N. T. Wright University of St. Andrews

“A must-read collection of essays that deftly circumnavigates some of the barriers to discourse between C. P. Snow’s two cultures and opens up a space for sincere and engaged dialogue.” — Agustín Fuentes University of Notre Dame

“Who are we? What does it mean to be human? Are humans special? If so, what makes us special? These are some of the most important questions we can ask. The Emergence of Personhood, written by experts from a range of disciplines, is the best book I know on the subject. It deserves to be widely read by scientists, theologians, and the general public.” — Colin Humphreys

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

University of Cambridge

“This welcome volume brings together the most important essays on Jonathan Edwards by the most important of his interpreters in this generation. Crisp defines and tackles pressing issues in Edwards studies in an expert and game-changing way.” — Kenneth P. Minkema Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University

Oliver D. Crisp is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation and Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology.

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Contributors Francisco J. Ayala, Justin L. Barrett, Roy F. Baumeister, Warren S. Brown, Richard W. Byrne, Matthew J. Jarvinen, Malcolm Jeeves, Timothy O’Connor, Lynn K. Paul, Colin Renfrew, Ian Tattersall, Anthony C. Thiselton, Alan J. Torrance, Adam Zeman. Malcolm Jeeves is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His previous books include From Cells to Souls — and Beyond and Rethinking Human Nature, both companions to this volume.

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“Fully conversant with the rich, thick theological tradition, Luke Timothy Johnson has probed deeply into Scripture and has made exquisite connections between Scripture and the lived reality of the human body. This book in a most accessible way exhibits Johnson’s deep learning, the largeness of his spirit, and the generosity of his theological sensibility. . . . To write such a book requires a lifetime of awareness, to the great benefit of readers.” — Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary

“By turns personal and scholarly, Johnson’s winsome book invites readers to ponder the work of the living God in common experiences of bodily life. Here is biblical and theological reflection that discovers the revelatory in the ordinary!” — Amy Plantinga Pauw Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“This beautiful book focuses like a laser on a theology of the body in the concrete. Laced with deep knowledge of Scripture and salted with personal experience, it argues that the movement of God’s Spirit is expressed not only grandly in public events but also simply through events of the body. The human body — at play, in pain or pleasure, at work, being exceptional, aging — is a locus of divine revelation, and theology would do well to begin from that place. . . . Truly a gift from a wise elder.” — Elizabeth Johnson Fordham University

“The arena in which God is preeminently revealed in the world is not some disembodied ‘spiritual’ experience but ordinary, everyday human bodily experience. That is Luke Johnson’s bold and fresh theme in this graceful, passionate, plainly readable, down-to-earth book. He keeps the discussion concrete by exploring that theme in a chapter each on the ambiguous mix of joy and suffering in bodily experiences of play, pain, passion, work, and aging. This is a book for all of life’s seasons.” — David Kelsey Yale Divinity School

Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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The Intolerable God Kant’s Theological Journey Christopher J. Insole

“A rare, fresh, and masterful account of Kant’s theological development that engages the imagination and achieves lucidity without trampling over nuance. Christopher Insole has no interest in dominating his reader, writes with unpretentious grace, and never fails in charity. A model of Christian scholarship, this is a very fine book indeed.” — Nigel Biggar University of Oxford

“This is an astonishingly good book. How unfortunate for Kant not to have had Christopher Insole around during his lifetime! . . . Insole affords us the kind of fresh and startlingly new comprehension that will surprise and delight both seasoned Kant scholars and new explorers.” — Mark A. McIntosh Loyola University Chicago

Christopher J. Insole is professor of philosophical theology and ethics at Durham University, England. Among his previous books is Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem.

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C. Stephen Evans and Paul Martens, series editors

Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity George B. Connell Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) famously critiqued Christendom — especially the religious monoculture of his native Denmark. But what would he make of the dizzying diversity of religious life today? In this book George Connell uses Kierkegaard’s thought to explore pressing questions that contemporary religious diversity poses. “George Connell’s long engagements with the problem of religious pluralism and with the writings of Kierkegaard come together fruitfully here. . . . A work of mature scholarship, filled with challenging and illuminating insights.” — Merold Westphal Fordham University

“This book is a game-changer in Kierkegaard studies. Connell argues with clarity and rigor that Kierkegaard’s thought is instructive for addressing religious diversity in the contemporary world. Avoiding mere abstraction, Connell courageously models the engagement that he calls for by setting Kierkegaard into dialogue with Confucius and by looking at Kierkegaard’s reading of the Akedah in light of 9/11. Anyone who attempts to think about Kierkegaard’s social relevance will need to go through this book to do so.”

Recently released Knowledge and Christian Belief Alvin Plantinga “Plantinga’s Warranted Christian Belief is a landmark book on the rationality of Christian belief. . . . This splendid shorter rendering of that book’s proposals makes them accessible to general readers and to students outside the field of philosophy. All the hallmarks of Plantinga’s humility and brilliance are on display here; no one can read this book without being spiritually refreshed and intellectually challenged.” — William J. Abraham 978-0-8028-7204-3 / 141 pages / $16.00 [£11.99]


The thought of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) is often regarded as having caused a crisis for theology and religion because it sets the limits of knowledge to what can be derived from experience. In The Intolerable God Christopher Insole challenges that assumption and argues that Kant believed in God but struggled intensely with theological questions. Drawing on a new wave of Kant research and texts from all periods of Kant’s thought — including some texts not previously translated — Insole recounts the drama of Kant’s intellectual and theological journey. He focuses on Kant’s lifelong concern with God, freedom, and happiness, relating these topics to Kant’s theory of knowledge and his shifting views about what metaphysics can achieve. Though Kant was, in the end, unable to accept central claims of the Christian faith, Insole here shows that he earnestly wrestled with issues that are still deeply unsettling for believers and doubters alike.

Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker

Sex Difference in Christian Theology Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God Megan K. DeFranza “DeFranza’s sensitive and pastorally aware work brings intersex into lively conversation with Roman Catholic and Evangelical texts on human sex and theological anthropology. She reminds us that aspects of sex difference and human nature will always remain mysterious, and that such mystery is theologically significant, even as she does crucial work to demystify an underexplored area pastorally and practically. An important book.” — Susannah Cornwall 978-0-8028-6982-1 / 327 pages / $24.00 [£17.99]

— J. Aaron Simmons Furman University

“Makes a persuasive case that Kierkegaard’s meditations on paradox, particularity, uncertainty, and anxiety can inform Christian thinking on religious diversity in constructive ways. This is a much-needed exploration of an important topic.” — Carl S. Hughes Texas Lutheran University

George B. Connell is professor of philosophy and division chair of humanities at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and president of the Søren Kierkegaard Society.

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The Work of Theology Stanley Hauerwas “The church needs Hauerwas’s prophetic witness. His theology is courageous, challenging, and a source of hope when many ecclesial leaders seem to be despairing.” — The Christian Century “Stanley Hauerwas writes unputdownable theology — because he believes in a God who will never put us down until it’s clear how our story comes out.” — Samuel Wells 978-0-8028-7190-9 / 304 pages / $28.00 [£20.99]

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New issue of a theological classic The Gospel and Our Culture Series


Redemption Accomplished and Applied


John R. Franke, series editor

Called to Witness Doing Missional Theology

John Murray

Darrell L. Guder

Foreword by Carl R. Trueman Originally published in 1955 and reprinted dozens of times over the years, John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied systematically explains the two sides of redemption — its accomplishment through Christ’s atonement and its application to the lives of believers. In this theological classic Murray first explores the necessity, nature, perfection, and extent of the atonement. He then goes on to expound the biblical teaching about calling, regeneration, faith and repentance, justification, adoption, sanctification, perseverance, union with Christ, and glorification. Concise, precise, and accessible, Murray’s classic doctrinal study, enhanced with a new foreword by Carl Trueman, will now reach and benefit a new generation of readers. “This book is a miniature masterpiece of theology, dealing reverently on every page with matters of great theological significance. Whether you end the book by agreeing or disagreeing with its author, you will have found your own thinking on these issues sharpened and clarified.” — Carl R. Trueman from the foreword

“Among the voices in the contemporary missional church movement, Darrell Guder is the grand master of the ‘missional theology’ undergirding the conversation. . . . This volume gathers up the essays by which he has prodded, provoked, nudged, and stirred the theological academy toward rooting itself in the fundamental, coursealtering recognition of the mission of God and the missional nature of the church. A must-read for all who care about enriching the missional identity and practice of the church.” — George R. Hunsberger Western Theological Seminary

“Darrell Guder’s Called to Witness displays the qualities that have distinguished his writings over the past two decades. He consistently addresses themes essential to the renewal of the post-Christendom church and does so with clarity, conviction, and first-rate scholarship. His keen understanding of the disabling Christendom legacy that confronts the church in the West is reflected in the salient themes he addresses.” — Wilbert R. Shenk Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

“This book offers the profound gleanings of a scholar who has devoted his life to exploring the depths of missional theology.” — M. Craig Barnes Princeton Theological Seminary

John Murray (1898–1975) was born in Scotland and educated in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Princeton. He spent most of his distinguished career teaching systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

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“Called to Witness belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in missional theology. Father of the concept of ‘missional church,’ Darrell Guder is the leading missional theologian of his generation, and this volume presents the full range of his mature thought.” — Dana L. Robert Boston University School of Theology

Darrell L. Guder is Henry Winters Luce Professor Emeritus of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. His other books include Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America and The Continuing Conversion of the Church.

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For the Love of All Creatures The Story of Grace in Genesis William Greenway “For the Love of All Creatures illuminates the earliest stories of Genesis from the perspective of philosophical theology, contrasting them with two other classic creation accounts — the Enuma Elish from ancient Babylonia and Thomas Hobbes’s early modern book Leviathan. Greenway unveils the power of Genesis to convey both the idyllic majesty of the created realm and the depth of evil and suffering that suffuses actual life on earth.” — Patricia K. Tull author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis

“Bringing theology, philosophy, and ethics to bear in this book, William Greenway opens up the Genesis stories in profound ways. Be prepared for fresh and compelling insights into how Genesis 1–11 shapes — or should shape — our life and our thinking about the world of which we are an intimate part. Greenway has written what is by far the most interesting and important book on this oft-studied biblical text that I have read in a long time.” — Patrick D. Miller Princeton Theological Seminary

“Greenway shows that love for all creatures lies at the very center of our primeval narrative tradition. If this point sinks into the heart of the church, animals in the United States may get a fighting chance to have their dignity respected.” — Charles C. Camosy author of For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action

“Reflective, scholarly, imaginative, and insightful. A tour de force in exploring animal theology.” — Andrew Linzey author of Animal Theology and Creatures of the Same God

William Greenway is associate professor of philosophical theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A founding member of the Animals and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, he is also the author of A Reasonable Belief: Why God and Faith Make Sense.

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Christian Practical Wisdom

Calling in Today’s World

The Riddle of Life

Voices from Eight Faith Perspectives

J. H. Bavinck

What It Is, Why It Matters

Kathleen A. Cahalan and Douglas J. Schuurman, editors

Translated by Bert Hielema

“A beautifully written and much-needed exploration of Christian practical wisdom from a trusted group of theological educators. These five friends narrate their own imaginative, embodied attempts to live attuned to the presence of God and the needs of their neighbors and help us imagine how we might recover Christian practical wisdom in ways large and small in our own lives. . . . This is a challenging, graceful call to live wisely with and for each other.” — Stephanie Paulsell Harvard Divinity School

“What do dancing, imagining, and collaborating have to do with ‘gaining a heart of wisdom’ in what Charles Taylor calls ‘a secular age’? This creative and compelling case for Christian practical wisdom practices what it preaches. The authors ‘show’ and ‘tell’ how a more holistic kind of knowing — beyond academic expertise — is essential to an authentic and living theology.” — Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung Calvin College

Dorothy C. Bass is director emerita of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith. Kathleen A. Cahalan is professor of theology at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt University. James R. Nieman is president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Christian B. Scharen is vice president of applied research at Auburn Theological Seminary, New York.

Contents Preface  Kathleen A. Cahalan and Douglas J. Schuurman 1. Hineini (Here I Am): Jewish Reflections on Calling Amy Eilberg 2. Called to Follow: Vocation in the Catholic Tradition  Kathleen A. Cahalan 3. To Follow Christ, to Live in the World: Calling in a Protestant Key  Douglas J. Schuurman 4. Divine Summons, Human Submission: The Idea of Calling in Islam  John Kelsay 5. Worship, the Public Good, and Self-Fulfillment: Hindu Perspectives on Calling  Anantanand Rambachan 6. The Calling of No-Calling: Vocation in Nikaya and Mahayana Buddhism  Mark Unno 7. The Cultivation, Calling, and Loss of the Self: Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation  Mark Berkson 8. Vocation without the Supernatural: Calling in Secular Traditions  Edward Langerak

Kathleen A. Cahalan is professor of theology at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota, and coauthor of Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters (see at left). Douglas J. Schuurman is professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, and the author of Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life.

“Who are we? Why are we here? What does it all mean? Bavinck’s Riddle of Life is an apologetic for the Christian faith in today’s world that is not so much an argument as it is concrete, experience-based, persuasive poetry drawing the reader into an exciting journey of discovery and meaning. A perfect gift for college-age students or others wrestling with the deepest questions of life.” — John Bolt Calvin Theological Seminary

“A winsome, clear, concise, and compelling presentation of the basis for the Christian faith. . . . Persons of all ages and cultures who are asking deep questions about the significance and purpose of life will find this book accessible, very contemporary, and meaningful.” — Charles Van Engen


In this richly collaborative work, five distinguished scholars examine the oft-neglected embodied practical wisdom that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living. After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors tell why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.

The concept of “vocation” or “calling” is a distinctively Christian concern, grounded in the longheld belief that we find our meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in God. But what about religions other than Christianity? What does it mean for someone from another faith tradition to understand calling or vocation? In this book contributors with expertise in Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, and secular humanism explore the idea of calling in these various faith traditions. The contributors search their respective traditions’ sacred texts, key figures, practices, and concepts for wisdom on the meaning of vocation. By seeking comparative insights from diverse faith traditions, say Kathleen Cahalan and Douglas Schuurman, we can all enhance our efforts to build a better, more humane world.

In the spirit of C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, eminent Calvinist thinker J. H. Bavinck’s Riddle of Life offers a compact and compelling treatise on Christian belief, starting with the eternal questions that haunt every conscious human being: Why are we here? Where do we come from? What is our destiny? How should we live? Bavinck goes on to explore essential topics including sin, salvation, and Jesus the Redeemer; faith and idolatry; God’s great plan for creation; and the ultimate purpose behind our lives. This lucid new translation of a classic text will make Bavinck’s profound reflections on faith and the meaning of human life accessible to a new generation of seekers.


Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, James R. Nieman, and Christian B. Scharen

Fuller Theological Seminary

J. H. Bavinck (1895–1964) was the premier twentieth-century missiologist in the Dutch Calvinist tradition. A prolific author, he worked both as a pastor and as a professor in the Netherlands and Indonesia. His other books include Between the Beginning and the End: A Radical Kingdom Vision; selections from his writings can also be found in The J. H. Bavinck Reader.

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How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education — If We Let It


Aging Matters

Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self

Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life

Kenda Creasy Dean and Christy Lang Hearlson, editors

Chuck DeGroat

R. Paul Stevens

I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions. As a therapist, Chuck DeGroat hears that line all the time. “I hear it from students and software developers,” he says. “I hear it from spiritual leaders and coffee baristas. And I hear it from my own inner self.” We all feel that nasty pull to and fro, the frantic busyness that exhausts us and threatens to undo us. And we all think we know the solution — more downtime, more relaxation, more rest. And we’re all wrong. As DeGroat himself has discovered, the real solution to what pulls us apart is wholeheartedness, a way of living and being that can transform us from the inside out. And that’s what readers of this book will discover too.

Vocational discernment, says Paul Stevens, is a lifelong process — one that takes on even more significance in later life. In this book Stevens argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life’s end. Stevens delves into matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. He reframes retirement as a time of continued calling and productivity and points to biblical wisdom that can help us redefine aging as an extraordinarily fruitful season of life.

Foreword by Craig Dykstra Since 1993, nearly fifty theological seminaries have created opportunities for high school students to participate in on-campus High School Theology Programs (HSTPs) that invite them to engage in serious biblical and theological study. Many of the young participants go on to become pastoral or lay leaders in their churches. In this book thirteen contributors — most of whom have created or led one of these innovative theology programs — investigate what has made them so successful. “ATTENTION, seminary presidents and divinity school professors, senior pastors and denominational leaders: READ THIS BOOK! Read it not because it offers the secret of institutional survival (it doesn’t) but because of the hope it speaks for the work of theological education and the ministry of the church in the world. Having learned from years of experimentation within seminary-embedded youth theology programs, these authors offer crucial resources to renew and to expand our theological and pedagogical imagination.” — Jeffrey Conklin-Miller Duke Divinity School

“A deep, evocative, challenging book that has much to say to anyone who ministers to the young church or is concerned about the future of the church. . . . I enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who wants to deeply reconsider our prevailing youth ministry methodologies.” — Frank Mercadante

“Here’s what I’m learning personally about wholeness. It can’t be managed. It can’t be scheduled. It can’t be attained in seven easy steps or three key disciplines. . . . We learn wholeness, more often than not, when our boundaries are shattered, when our disciplines fail us, when our theologies stump us, when our supposedly wise choices betray us. We learn by un-learning, by stumbling and falling into the very thing we attempted to gain on our own terms. This, I believe, is the deep wisdom of my Christian tradition.” — from the introduction “Blends psychology, theology, and poetry in a way that embraces the wisdom of both ancient and contemporary spiritual teachers.” — Micha Boyett author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer

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Contributors Elizabeth W. Corrie, Kenda Creasy Dean, Katherine M. Douglass, Fred Edie, Christy Lang Hearlson, David Horn, Andrew Brubacher Kaethler, Jeffrey Kaster, Anabel Proffitt, Judy Steers, Brent A. Strawn, Anne Streaty Wimberly, Jacquie Church Young. Kenda Creasy Dean is the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Seminary. Christy Lang Hearlson is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and a PhD candidate at Princeton Seminary.

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“Chuck DeGroat has a deep commitment to living a life of wholeness. . . . There is life in his words.” — John Ortberg author of All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

Chuck DeGroat is an experienced Christian counselor, a pastor, and associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He’s also the author of Toughest People to Love: How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life — Including Yourself.

“Paul Stevens has spent a writing lifetime in shaping the Christian imagination into embracing the ordinary areas of life. Aging Matters may well be his most important work — important because we are living longer than ever and finding ourselves with fewer resources to live well and wisely. This book is a brilliantly crafted, prayerfully shaped witness for living to the glory of God.” — Eugene H. Peterson author of The Message

“Stevens’s understanding of aging as a calling provides a foundation for imaginative, generous reflection on the gifts and the tasks of later life. With candor regarding the temptations and limits that come with age, he offers an invigorating vision of final years lived generously and purposefully. The study guides following each chapter make this a valuable handbook to share with friends and partners in faith.” — Marilyn McEntyre author of A Faithful Farewell

R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. His previous books include Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture and (with Alvin Ung) Taking Your Soul to Work: Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace.

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Politics for a Pilgrim Church

Political Trauma and Healing

A Thomistic Theory of Civic Virtue

Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World

Thomas J. Bushlack

Mark G. Brett

“Thomas Bushlack’s account of the civic virtues provides a much-needed bridge between classical Thomism and the moral challenges and values of democracy and civic engagement. . . . This book is an important contribution to Thomistic ethics, but it also offers a great deal to anyone who cares about justice, the public sphere, or the social witness of the church.” — Jean Porter

How can Scripture address the crucial justice issues of our time? In this book Mark Brett offers a careful reading of biblical texts that speak to such pressing public issues as the legacies of colonialism, the demands of asylum seekers, the challenges of climate change, and the shaping of redemptive economies. Brett argues that the Hebrew Bible can be read as a series of reflections on political trauma and healing — the long saga of successive ancient empires violently asserting their sovereignty over Israel and of the Israelites forced to live out new pathways toward restoration. Brett retrieves the prophetic voice of Scripture and applies it to our contemporary world, addressing current justice issues in a relevant, constructive, compelling manner.

“A serious attempt to help a church with one foot in this world and one foot in the next to achieve balance. . . . Bushlack connects his work on Aquinas with a sensitive and holistic reading of Vatican II’s ecclesiology and thereby points a way beyond a church consumed by culture wars.” — William Cavanaugh DePaul University

“Various retrievals of Aquinas have been a hallmark of modern Catholic thought, especially in discussions of natural law, virtue, and the common good. But the relation of these many Thomisms to resurgent ecumenical interest in political theology has been largely implicit. With clarity and charity, Bushlack’s elegant book corrects this surprising neglect by advancing a Thomistic account of civic virtue within democratic polities. Politics for a Pilgrim Church is a needed book for today.” — Eric Gregory Princeton University

“This lively and compelling development of Vatican II’s image of the pilgrim church couldn’t come at a better time. Bushlack’s ecclesially centered virtue ethics moves beyond stale polarities by creatively integrating an ethic of witness with an ethic of political responsibility. A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Christian social ethics.” — Stephen J. Pope Boston College

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“Mark Brett addresses himself to the tricky, complex work of restorative justice that is to be accomplished through dialogic engagement. He brings to this task immense learning and personal engagement; the realities of colonial history and the prospect of postcolonial well-being permeate his study. This work is nothing less than a tour de force.” — Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary

“In impressive interdisciplinary fashion, Brett argues that the Christian Scripture can constructively engage today’s postcolonial and ecological realities. The Priestly tradition and other like-minded imaginaries, he contends, reflect an anti-imperial perspective among the diverse voices within the Hebrew Bible and provide faith communities with the theological tools for humble participation in the public square. . . . A remarkable work!” — M. Daniel Carroll R. Wheaton College

Originally published in 2003, Kingdom Ethics is the leading Christian ethics textbook of the twenty-first century. Solidly rooted in Scripture — especially Jesus’s teachings in the Sermon on the Mount — the book has offered many students, pastors, and other readers a comprehensive and challenging framework for Christian ethical thought. This substantially revised edition of Kingdom Ethics features enhanced and updated treatments of all major contemporary ethical issues. David Gushee’s revisions include updated data and examples, a more global perspective, more gender-inclusive language, a clearer focus on methodology, discussion questions added to every chapter, and a sizable new glossary.


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Kingdom Ethics

“A more-than-worthy successor to the first edition of Kingdom Ethics and a wonderful contribution to the community of Jesus’s disciples. . . . In this new edition Gushee sharpens the argument and intensifies the prophetic voice. The result is an even more powerful work that forms readers in Christlikeness in community and empowers the disciple community and its leaders to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.” — Jonathan R. Wilson Carey Theological College

“Freshly conceived, newly organized, carefully explicit about both method and the complexity of concrete moral judgments, this book exemplifies what we all want evangelical Christian ethics to be — centered on Jesus, deeply grounded in Scripture, and attentive to emerging issues and new concerns as God’s people seek to discern the shape of a life lived in faithful response to the in-breaking kingdom.” — Sondra Wheeler Wesley Theological Seminary

Thomas J. Bushlack is assistant professor of Christian ethics at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he is also part of the Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation.

Mark G. Brett is professor of Old Testament at Whitley College, University of Divinity, Melbourne. He is also the author of Decolonizing God: The Bible in the Tides of Empire and Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity.

David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Glen H. Stassen (1936–2014) served as the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

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Field Hospital The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World




William T. Cavanaugh


“William Cavanaugh’s adoption of Pope Francis’s stirring metaphor of the church as field hospital is apt for his own theological work, which he continues here in a vein reminiscent of the doctors in M*A*S*H — unblinking, subversive, mordantly witty, and always deeply humane. He clearly diagnoses the pathologies of consumerism and violence that afflict our culture and takes his scalpel to the myths and idolatries that undergird them. . . . In this book’s interconnected interventions Cavanaugh once again displays the insight, acuity, and compassion that make him one of the leading theologians of these times.” — William A. Barbieri Catholic University of America

“Political theology at its best. Field Hospital confirms Cavanaugh as one of the most lucid, innovative, and interesting theological voices of our time. He has that rare ability to take complicated philosophical arguments and ideas and present them in simple and clear ways for both an academic and a general audience.” — Emmanuel Katongole Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

“Richly instructive. . . . Bill Cavanaugh intrepidly goes where few theologians dare to go, and his questions and answers remain resolutely theological against the strongest temptations to bow to the accepted discourses of our age. Those seeking to understand the perspectives that inspire Caritas in Veritate and Evangelii Gaudium need search no further: this is the book to read.” — Matthew Levering Mundelein Seminary

William T. Cavanaugh is director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His other books include Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire and The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict.

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At the Altar of Wall Street Teaching and Christian Imagination The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy Scott W. Gustafson In this provocative book Scott Gustafson argues that economics functions in our current global culture as religions have functioned in other cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, sacraments, and mission of Economics to show how the Economy is our de facto God. Discussing such topics as debt, economic terrorism, globalization, and money as the Economy’s sacrament, Gustafson’s At the Altar of Wall Street encompasses a broad sweep of history, philosophy, culture studies, economic ideas, and religion in its trenchant analysis. “It is daily becoming more clear that consumer capitalism is not just an economic system. It is a fully developed culture and, as Gustafson shows in this skillfully researched book, a full-blown religion. Replete with its own rituals, doctrines, sacraments, and theology, Economics has become the most powerful alternative to Christianity, all the more threatening because few people recognize its spiritual pretensions. No one who reads this extraordinary account will be able to think about religion or economics in the same way again.” — Harvey Cox Harvard Divinity School author of The Secular City

“In this intriguing book Scott Gustafson applies a new theological lens to American public life. Religion has always addressed political and economic affairs, but now, as he explains, economics actually is our religion. Gustafson shows that much conventional wisdom about the workings of American society is based on ‘secular’ economic myth and illusion, and he insightfully explores how religion today has put on an economic disguise.” — Robert H. Nelson Independent Institute author of Economics as Religion

Scott W. Gustafson has served as a seminary professor and a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor for over thirty years; he is currently an independent stock-market investor in Herndon, Virginia.

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David I. Smith and Susan M. Felch with Barbara M. Carvill, Kurt C. Schaefer, Timothy H. Steele, and John D. Witvliet This book offers an energizing Christian vision for the art of teaching. Experienced teachers themselves, the authors creatively use three metaphors — journeys and pilgrimages, gardens and wilderness, buildings and walls — to illuminate a fresh vision of teaching and learning. Stretching beyond familiar clichés, they infuse these metaphors with rich biblical echoes and theological resonances that will inform and inspire Christian teachers everywhere. “Imagine this, teachers, and experience it through reading this book: Set aside, for a moment, the fast pace and quantitative judgments that shape so much of contemporary education. Encounter biblical texts, poems, and works of art that help you to see what you do every day with new eyes. Hear down-to-earth stories from other teachers. Let your imagination of what it means to teach and to learn deepen and expand. Find renewal in the indispensable, beautiful, and difficult vocation to which God has called you.” — Dorothy Bass Valparaiso University

“Wending my way through this text, I found myself invited and equipped to cultivate a hermeneutic of wonder as a bracing, life-giving complement to the hermeneutic of suspicion that tends to dominate so much of the landscape in higher education today.” — Karen E. Eifler University of Portland

“I have never read anything quite like this delightful book. The authors both nourish your soul and draw you along the path toward teaching excellence. . . . Every kind of Christian teacher will find this book life-giving.” — Perry L. Glanzer Baylor University

David I. Smith is director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning and director of graduate studies in education at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Susan M. Felch is director of the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and professor of English at Calvin College.

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Commonwealth and Covenant Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality Marcia Pally

Marcia Pally teaches at New York University in Multilingual Multicultural Studies and at Fordham University and is a guest professor in the theology department at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is also the author of The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good, among other works on religion, culture, and politics.

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Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson

This volume puts forth a distinctive Lutheran take on the intersection of law and religion in our society today. On Secular Governance gathers the collaborative reflections of legal and theological scholars on a range of subjects — women’s issues, property law and the environment, immigration reform, human trafficking, church-state questions, and more — all addressed from uniquely Lutheran points of view. “What Ronald Duty and Marie Failinger have accomplished has never been done before! Until now, Lutherans have remained largely absent from the vigorous, interdisciplinary field of law and religion. Together for the first time, Lutheran authorities in the fields of secular law and Christian theology explore how classic Lutheran themes offer wisdom for contemporary legal questions. This volume will surely kindle future engagement.” — Gary Simpson Luther Seminary

“The political theology of Martin Luther continues to have a tremendous effect on the political imagination of the West. At last we have a volume that examines pressing issues at the intersection of law and morality — religious freedom, racism, climate change, restorative justice — through the realistic and creative lens of Lutheran thought. The insights provided by this distinguished interdisciplinary group of authors are of broad and ecumenical relevance.” — Cathleen Kaveny Boston College

Contributors Svend Andersen, Robert Benne, Ibrahim Bitrus, James M. Childs Jr., Wanda Deifelt, Ronald W. Duty, Marie A. Failinger, Mary Gaebler, Patrick R. Keifert, Morten Kjaer, Susan R. Martyn, Richard J. Perry Jr., Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., Kirsi Stjerna, John R. Stumme, Victor Thasiah, W. Bradley Wendel.

Foreword by Andy Crouch The world is going to hell. This is how Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson begin this arresting book, which explores the prevalence of apocalypse — cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios — in contemporary entertainment. Smart, sharp, and addictively well-written, How to Survive the Apocalypse examines a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argues that such apocalyptic stories reveal much about us and about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties. “Who said the apocalypse couldn’t be fun? I binge-read this book. Wilkinson and Joustra take up some of the most important questions of our day in a fresh way. They give us a guide to the cultural and political terrain we must navigate together, providing encouragement to faithful Christians to enter the public square with confidence and purpose.” — Michael Wear founder of Public Square Strategies LLC


Center of Theological Inquiry

Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World

Ronald W. Duty and Marie A. Failinger, editors


“Has the West lost its pizzazz and gravitas? asks Marcia Pally at the start of Commonwealth and Covenant. Not if we read this magisterial study of relationality in Western theology and culture, brimming as it is with her signature brio and erudition as a leading thinker on religion and society. With an original and compelling thesis as her lantern, Pally lights up not only the history of ideas with dazzling insight but also our present parlous state with hopeful remedy.” — William Storrar

Lutheran Perspectives on Contemporary Legal Issues

How to Survive the Apocalypse


In Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally argues that in order to address current socioeconomic problems, we need not more economic formulas but rather a better understanding of how the world is set up — an ontology of how we and the world work. Without this, good proposals that arise lack political will and go unimplemented. Pally describes our basic setup as “separability-amid-situatedness” or “distinction-amidrelation.” Though we are all unique individuals, we become our singular selves through our relations and responsibilities to the people and environments around us. Pally argues that our culture’s overemphasis on “separability” — individualism run amok — results in greed, adversarial and deceitful political discourse and chicanery, resource grabbing, broken relationships, and anomie. Maintaining that separability and situatedness can and must be considered together in public policy, Pally draws on intellectual history, philosophy, and — especially — historic Christian and Jewish theologies of relationality to construct a new framework for addressing present economic and political ills.

On Secular Governance

“An exceptional piece of theologically rigorous, culturally perceptive criticism. With Charles Taylor’s monumental book A Secular Age as a guide, Joustra and Wilkinson show how narratives of dystopian apocalypse in contemporary films and television reveal deep philosophical, theological, and existential truths about today’s world.” — Brett McCracken film critic, author of Gray Matters and Hipster Christianity

Robert Joustra is director of the Centre for Christian Scholarship and assistant professor of international studies at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario.

Ronald W. Duty is the retired assistant director for Studies in Church and Society, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago.

Alissa Wilkinson is assistant professor of English and humanities at The King’s College, New York City, and critic-at-large for Christianity Today.

Marie A. Failinger is professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Church at Worship Lester Ruth, Carrie Steenwyk, and John D. Witvliet, series editors




Lifting Hearts to the Lord


Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva Karin Maag, editor The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history — case studies that can inform and enrich worship practices today. In Lifting Hearts to the Lord Karin Maag brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin’s Geneva. Enhanced with Maag’s introductions and numerous marginal notes, this volume covers the period from 1541 to 1564, capturing both Calvin’s signal contribution to Reformation worship and the voices of ordinary Genevans as they navigated — and fought about — changes in their worship. “This volume demonstrates Karin Maag’s formidable skills as both an expert scholar of the Reformation and a thoughtful teacher. . . . The overviews and documents provided here will provoke lively discussion about the difficulties of religious reform in early modern Europe and the related challenges that various Christian communities and congregations face in the twenty-first century.” — Karen E. Spierling

Trim new edition of a modern evangelical classic

Recently released

The Challenge of Preaching

An Exploration of Liturgical Theology Nicholas Wolterstorff

John Stott Abridged and updated by Greg Scharf Internationally esteemed as an expository preacher and evangelical spokesman, John Stott edified thousands of Christian preachers and listeners during his lifetime, and his writings continue to speak to readers around the world. This book abridges and revises the text of Stott’s Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, first published in 1982, and updates it for our twenty-first-century context. “It is hard to improve upon a classic, but Greg Scharf has done it here. With due respect to his mentor and without losing the taste of the original, he has added flavor to Stott’s text and enhanced its appeal for a new generation of preachers.” — Alistair Begg senior pastor of Parkside Church, Cleveland

“I know of no book that better unites pastoral practice and preaching advice than John Stott’s original Between Two Worlds. Inevitably the analogies and allusions of such a classic become dated, so I welcome this updated and retitled version that, under the expert hand of Greg Scharf, is designed to make Stott’s wisdom and heart reach the next generation of biblical preachers.” — Bryan Chapell author of Christ-Centered Preaching

“Every preacher should read this book!”

The God We Worship

“In this timely study Wolterstorff brings his sharp philosophical and theological mind to bear on specific liturgical texts and explores how the church, in enacting the liturgy, hands on its implicit understanding of God. . . . A crucial text for any serious study of liturgical theology.” — Bryan Spinks “For many years, Nicholas Wolterstorff has helped us penetrate the character of worship, combining the acuity of a philosopher and the wisdom of a lifelong practitioner. Now he brings all this to a head in a superbly written study. . . . Those familiar with Wolterstorff will not be disappointed; newcomers will be greatly stimulated and refreshed. All will be made to think at the deepest levels about this supremely important question: Just who is the God Christians worship?” — Jeremy Begbie “This is the rare kind of book that can simultaneously challenge common assumptions about theological method, make bold theological claims about the character of God, correct readings of significant theologians in the history of the church, and inspire a deeper liturgical spirituality of wonder, expectation, and hope.” — John D. Witvliet “In his usual graceful way Wolterstorff leads the reader to see what is implicit in Christian liturgy. . . . A major contribution to liturgical theology.” — William Dyrness

— Rick Warren

Denison University

author of The Purpose-Driven Life

“A superb resource. . . . The texts, meticulously selected and elegantly translated, illuminate the complex character and powerful meaning of the earliest Reformed liturgy. In addition, the accompanying materials — historical explanations, perceptive observations, pertinent questions, timelines, maps, and illustrations — deftly establish the setting for Calvin’s great project to recapture authentic Christian worship.” — Raymond A. Mentzer

John Stott (1911–2011) was rector emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and founder of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His many other books include Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, and The Radical Disciple.

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Karin Maag is director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies and professor of history at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Greg Scharf is professor of pastoral theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

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Catholic Theological Formation Series Christopher J. Thompson, series editor

On Earth as It Is in Heaven David Vincent Meconi, SJ, editor

Contributors and Topics Robert Louis Wilken on honoring centipedes and toads — and all of God’s created works Christopher J. Thompson on not reducing creatures to “resources” solely to be “used” Steven A. Long on understanding the created order as a participation in the divine, eternal law Marie George on human stewardship of creation as both kingship and kinship Matthew Levering on “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” — a good idea? Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, on sustainability from a Franciscan perspective John A. Cuddeback on land use and household stewardship Faith Pawl on animal flourishing and suffering Paul M. Blowers on evolutionary theory and the promise of restoration for all creation Christopher A. Franks on Job, poverty, gratitude, and “a gentle life” Jonathan J. Sanford on how Aristotle and Maritain illuminate our obligation to care for creation Paige E. Hochschild on contemplating rather than dominating nature, building on Augustine and George Grant Chris Killheffer on how monastic sources help us rethink gluttony and its remedies David Vincent Meconi, SJ, on the wonderful, awe-filled interrelationship between creatures and their Creator Esther Mary Nickel, RSM, on the liturgy as the space in which all creation is consecrated before the cross of Christ

Lyra Pitstick Pope John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) both held Hans Urs von Balthasar in high regard. Many assume that their praise of Balthasar indicates approval of his controversial theology of Holy Saturday, but this book by Lyra Pitstick shows that conclusion to be far from accurate. Pitstick looks at what John Paul II, Ratzinger, and Balthasar have in fact said regarding the creedal affirmation that Christ “descended into hell,” and she shows that there are radical differences in their views. She then addresses a number of important questions that follow from these differences. This careful, concise exploration of what three of the twentieth century’s most famous Catholic theologians had to say about Christ’s descent into hell provides an accessible take on a difficult point of theological debate. “The truth that Christ ‘descended into hell’ to crush the powers of evil and to lead into heaven those who had died longing for Him is weak in the consciousness of many modern Western Christians, and into this vacuum have come theologies of the descent such as Balthasar’s. . . . Lyra Pitstick’s work is extraordinarily timely, since she firmly lays to rest any claims that, on this issue, Balthasar had the agreement of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Her work is both accurate and supportive of authentic devotion.” — Richard Conrad, OP Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford

“Pitstick’s work is an excellent exercise of theological method, faithful to Christian revelation as transmitted by the Magisterium and elaborated in a clear, critical, systematic way.” — Manfred Hauke University of Lugano, Switzerland

David Vincent Meconi is associate professor of historical theology at Saint Louis University.

Lyra Pitstick holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. She won a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for her previous book on Balthasar, Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ’s Descent into Hell.

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What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? Jack Mulder Jr. “User-friendly, clear, orthodox, honest, personal, and winsome. Free of scholarly baloney, rhetorical tricks, or argumentative intimidation, this is a very good book to introduce Catholicism to open-minded inquirers, especially evangelical Protestants.” — Peter Kreeft “This is one of the most surprising and unique books I’ve encountered in recent years. It is the meditation of a convert but is not at all defensive or apologetic. Jack Mulder is a man who appreciates his past as he relishes his present. He has produced a book that in its breadth and depth — and its pure delight in God’s astonishing ways — evokes Augustine. It inspires and instructs, just as it builds bridges instead of walls.” — Scott Hahn 978-0-8028-7266-1 / 238 pages / $20.00 [£14.99]

Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom


With the 2015 publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, many people of faith have found themselves challenged to seek new ways of addressing serious ecological questions — issues essential to the flourishing of all creatures and not just human beings. In this volume fifteen select scholars consider pressing contemporary environmental concerns through the lens of Catholic theology.

John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger, and Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Theology of Holy Saturday


Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation

Christ’s Descent into Hell Recently released

A New Translation, Redaction History, and Interpretation of Dignitatis Humanae

David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. “In addition to a superb new annotated translation, the commentaries on Dignitatis Humanae by Schindler and Healy will allow many of its readers for the first time to understand the fullest intention of the Church’s modern teaching on religious liberty.” — Patrick J. Deneen 978-0-8028-7155-8 / 491 pages / $45.00 [£29.99]

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Mystery and Sacrament of Love A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New Evangelization

Torn Asunder

Seeking Shalom

Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins

The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews

Margaret Harper McCarthy, editor

Philip A. Cunningham



Marc Cardinal Ouellet


This book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. The result is a timely unsettling of old “settled” questions concerning divorce.

Translated by Michelle K. Borras and Adrian J. Walker “A magisterial panorama of Church teaching on marriage and the family. . . . In a culture that easily bypasses serious reflection on marriage, Cardinal Ouellet uses a new key — that of nuptial trinitarian anthropology — to open up for readers a fresh and penetrating perspective on his subject, thereby presenting the Church with new pastoral insights, deep academic perception, and great ecclesial wisdom.” — Eamon Martin Archbishop of Armagh

“Rich in substance and comprehensive in scope, Cardinal Ouellet’s superb study of the theology and sacramentality of marriage is perfect for addressing today’s most urgent issues in Catholic life. . . . An invaluable resource in recovering a faithful understanding of marriage, family, and the new evangelization.” — Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap. Archbishop of Philadelphia

“If you are searching for a clear way to connect the theology of John Paul II with the new tasks for the Church put forth by Pope Francis, then this book is a must-read. You will most likely be surprised at how closely the two programs converge.” — Peter Casarella University of Notre Dame

“To peruse this book is to enter an architectural marvel wherein one sees trinitarian Love descending and touching earth and the lives of individuals, especially those called to matrimony. I recommend it with enthusiasm.” — Terrence Prendergast, SJ Archbishop of Ottawa

Marc Cardinal Ouellet is Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Formerly Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, he is also the author of Divine Likeness: Toward a Trinitarian Anthropology of the Family.

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Contents Introduction  Margaret Harper McCarthy The “Homelessness” of Divorce  Lisa Lickona The Tragedy of Divorce for Children  Paul Sullins Biological Effects of Divorce on Children  Vicki Thorn Children of Divorce: Conflicts and Healing  Richard P. Fitzgibbons Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith? Challenging the Churches to Confront the Impact of Family Change  Elizabeth Marquardt, Amy Ziettlow, and Charles E. Stokes The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being: Divorce as an Ontological Wound  Andrew Root The Child as the Guardian of Being  Antonio López United We Divide: The Convergence of Law, Politics, Theology, and Daily Life in the Production of No-Fault Divorce  Ryan C. MacPherson Un-tying the Knot in the “Pursuit of Happiness”  Sr. M. Maximilia Um Love Endures All Things: The Role of Forgiveness in Marriage  Andrew J. Sodergren Sacrifice and Happiness: Approaching an Authentic Therapeutic Response to Married Couples in Distress  Margaret R. Laracy Hedging One’s Bets: Courting Divorce  Margaret Harper McCarthy Killed by the Dragon: The Effects of Contraception on Courtship and Marriage  Gintautas Vaitoska “To Be Fond of Dancing Was a Certain Step towards Falling in Love”: Re-Learning Courtship from Jane Austen  Elizabeth Kantor As the Nation Goes, So Goes the Family: Liberal Political Theory and the Decline of Marriage  Jeanne Heffernan Schindler More Than Mere Will: The Grounds of Fidelity Nathan Schlueter

“Philip Cunningham is the leading American Catholic scholar in the study of Christian-Jewish relations. In this book he charts ways forward and reasserts the importance of a partnership, a chevruta, between Christians and Jews in their joint mission to seek peace, wholeness, and health between and among their faith communities. His Seeking Shalom will quickly become an essential text for anyone interested in understanding Christian-Jewish relations. I highly recommend it.” — Edward Kessler Woolf Institute, Cambridge

“On the fiftieth anniversary of the Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate, Cunningham here provides a broad overview of where we are coming from and where the way of ChristianJewish relations may lead. His work is theologically and ecumenically sensitive as well as solidly grounded in current biblical scholarship. . . . A must-read for anyone interested in the present and future of Christian-Jewish dialogue.” — Joseph Sievers Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

“Cunningham’s Seeking Shalom is sound and comprehensive, innovative and concise, and easy to read. Theology at its best.” — Christian M. Rutishauser, SJ Provinzial der Schweizer Jesuiten, Zürich

“This masterful book lights our way in showing how a community can leave behind the inherited hatred, triumphalism, and disrespect that bring God’s name into disrepute.” — Rabbi Irving Greenberg author of For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity

Margaret Harper McCarthy is assistant professor of theological anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

Philip A. Cunningham is professor of theology and director of the Institute for JewishCatholic Relations, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. His other books include Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships.

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A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays

Yet One More Spring

Selected Writings

A Critical Study of Joy Davidman

Henry Chadwick

David Bentley Hart

Don W. King

Edited and introduced by William G. Rusch

“David Bentley Hart is without doubt today’s most brilliant essayist, polemicist, and fabulist. This is a book of marvelous, inventive, and often very wise literary performances. Every item is worth reading for the pleasure of the language, the provocation of Hart’s uncompromising convictions, and the instruction that comes from his vast learning. . . . I am bewitched. Hart is without peer!” — R. R. Reno First Things

“David Bentley Hart is the most consistently interesting and provocative theologian at the moment writing in English. What he provokes is thought, and these short pieces provoke more of that than do most tomes.” — Paul J. Griffiths Duke Divinity School

“This collection glitters with theological, philosophical, literary, and historical insights, masterfully combined by a sage of the early twenty-first century.” — Brad S. Gregory Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox theologian, philosopher, and cultural commentator. A regular contributor to First Things, Hart has also written The Beauty of the Infinite, In the Aftermath, and Atheist Delusions, which was awarded the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize in Theology.

Foreword by Rowan Williams

The first comprehensive study of a gifted but largely overlooked American writer, Yet One More Spring critically examines the literary works of Joy Davidman (1915–1960), including her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Significantly, Don King’s study draws on a cache of previously unknown Davidman manuscripts. “Renowned as a scholar of my stepfather C. S. Lewis’s work, Don King has long been fascinated and intrigued by my mother’s writings. . . . An amazing portrait of a complex, extremely intelligent, deeply emotional, strong and courageous, yet emotionally fragile woman creeps out of the pages of this book.” — Douglas Gresham son of Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis

“This important new study of Joy Davidman’s writings is knowledgeable, informative, and most welcome. Of particular value is Don King’s pioneering discussion of Davidman’s recently unearthed sonnet sequence, a series of passionate, self-lacerating poems whose discovery is causing a major reassessment of her literary — and possibly even her personal — reputation.” — Michael Ward

This anthology gathers choice writings by one of the twentieth century’s premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick’s considerable contributions to a fuller understanding of the early church were unpublished or not circulated widely during his lifetime, but here they are compiled in a convenient, accessible form. As relevant for the study of early Christianity today as when they were first written, Chadwick’s essays remain a valuable resource for better understanding the church both past and present. “It is no exaggeration to say that this volume’s impeccably edited chapters represent ‘the very best of the very best’ of Anglican patristics scholarship in the present era. Bishops, councils, monastics, liturgy, preaching, exegesis, papacy, ecumenism, and so very much more are all comprised in these over-300 pages of precise writing. Indeed, hardly anyone in the English-speaking world can now presume to write or teach about the early church without consulting the contents of this volume.” — J. Robert Wright


Why has Don Juan become so passé of late? What’s the trouble with Ayn Rand? How did the Doge of Venice come to venerate the counterfeit remains of Siddhartha Gautama? Why does the Bentley family’s collection of ancestral relics include a bronzed human thumb? And what, exactly, is the story behind Great Uncle Aloysius, who was born a Quaker but died a pagan? This collection of occasional essays brings us David Bentley Hart at his finest: startlingly clear and deliciously abstruse, coolly wise and burningly witty, fresh and timeless, mystical and concrete — often all at once. Hart’s incisive blend of philosophy, moral theology, and cultural criticism, together with his flair for both the well-told story and the well-turned phrase, is sure to delight.

General Theological Seminary, New York City

author of The Narnia Code

“I was intrigued, enlightened, and at times frankly astonished by what I discovered in these pages. Part anthology, part biography, part literary analysis, Yet One More Spring is a comprehensive look at Joy Davidman’s literary legacy. Thought-provoking. Challenging. Satisfying. And long, long overdue.” — Diana Pavlac Glyer author of The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community

Don W. King is professor of English at Montreat College and editor of Christian Scholar’s Review. He is also the editor of Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition, and A Naked Tree, the first complete collection of Joy Davidman’s poetry, including forty-five love sonnets to C. S. Lewis.

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“Henry Chadwick represented for countless people the essence of a particular kind of Anglican identity — learned, irenic, but not bland. . . . My hope is that this book will make him better known to a new generation of students of early Christianity and of the endlessly fascinating thinking of Augustine and others. Chadwick remains one of those giants onto whose shoulders we lesser mortals of the scholarly world scramble to get a view.” — Rowan Williams from the foreword

Henry Chadwick (1920–2008) enjoyed international renown as one of the leading church historians of the twentieth century. Scholar, teacher, churchman, accomplished musician, and ecumenist, he held senior professorial appointments at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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Drawn Three Ways

George Bell, Bishop of Chichester

Nathan Söderblom

A. E. Harvey

Church, State, and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship

Jonas Jonson

Foreword by Rowan Williams

Andrew Chandler

Foreword by Olav Fykse Tveit

In this compelling memoir Anthony Harvey traces the three ways he has felt drawn throughout his life — to a ministry in the Anglican priesthood, to a profession in theological scholarship, and to his marriage and family. Harvey recounts his training of clergy in Canterbury, his time as canon of Westminster Abbey, his teaching and research at the University of Oxford, and his many exciting travels. He also candidly discusses the challenges presented by his marriage to an artist and writer whose spells of depression, along with the premature death of their daughter, placed great strain on both his family life and his public responsibilities. Throughout the book Harvey authentically narrates his inner tensions and conflicts, his own spiritual questioning, and his propensity toward a Christian stoicism.

“This is a masterly biography. Andrew Chandler has performed a great service in showing the profoundly significant part that George Bell played in the histories of the Church of England and of the ecumenical movements in the twentieth century. But it is also a study that integrates British and German history and looks toward the future of Europe and of world Christianity.”

Nathan Söderblom (1866–1931) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden and a pioneering force behind the modern ecumenical movement. A vocal advocate for peace and justice during and after World War I, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930 in recognition of his many contributions. This award-winning biography by Jonas Jonson tells who Söderblom was, how he thought, and what he did, placing his groundbreaking ecumenical work within its academic, ecclesial, and political contexts.




Memoir of a Ministry, a Profession, and a Marriage


“This disarmingly frank, elegantly written memoir by Anthony Harvey is both a personal account of his distinguished career in the church and a hymn of love to his late wife. Harvey frequently upbraids himself for having been ‘a gifted amateur’ rather than a single-minded academic; but classical scholarship, theology, the working ministry, and his circle of family and friends are all the richer for his having spread his talents widely and generously.” — David J. Goldberg The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London

“Anthony Harvey is one of the ablest priests of his generation. In this beautifully written memoir he gives us a vivid picture of both himself and the church he has tried to serve. Thankfully free of any selfaggrandizement or false humility, his book gives us a ruthlessly honest account of great personal struggle and fortitude.” — Richard Harries

— Ferdinand Schlingensiepen author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906–1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance

“Andrew Chandler has unrivalled knowledge of the work of George Bell, including his involvement with leading figures in the German resistance against Hitler. Drawing upon extensive archival research, Chandler has written what is surely the authoritative biography of the impressive and extraordinary bishop of Chichester, possibly the most distinctive English clergyman of the twentieth century.” — Ian Kershaw University of Sheffield

“No one is more qualified than Andrew Chandler to write a biography of George Bell. His elegant, concise, and sympathetic portrayal will be a huge help to those trying to form their own judgment on the life of one of the most prominent names in twentieth-century Anglicanism.” — Diarmaid MacCulloch University of Oxford

“In this new biography of an influential — and controversial — figure, Chandler demonstrates once again that no historian has a surer grasp of the history of the Church of England in the twentieth century. . . . Provides a remarkably comprehensive,  judicious, and vigorous account of one of the great prophetic bishops of twentieth-century Europe and of the worldwide Anglican Communion.”

Translated from Swedish by Norman A. Hjelm

“Archbishop Nathan Söderblom lived during a time of war and social unrest — a time of internationalization and the dawn of ecumenism — and he was instrumental in bringing about processes that are still vital to understanding church and society. Jonas Jonson’s excellent portrait of this remarkable, cosmopolitan Swede engages thought, nourishes dreams, and strengthens vocations.” — Antje Jackelén Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate of the Church of Sweden

“An outstanding biography of an extraordinary church leader. . . . Söderblom’s irenic spirit and deep commitment to a socially engaged church remain an inspiration in our era. This is a fine study of one of the great figures in the history of the ecumenical movement.” — Michael Kinnamon Seattle University

“The scholarship of the author and the skill of the translator make this study of Nathan Söderblom an essential resource in the English language for understanding the man and his times.” — William G. Rusch Yale Divinity School

— David Hein Hood College

former Bishop of Oxford

A. E. Harvey is Emeritus Canon of Westminster and former lecturer in theology at the University of Oxford. His other books include A Companion to the New Testament and Is Scripture Still Holy? Coming of Age with the New Testament.

Called to Serve

Andrew Chandler is Reader in Modern History at the University of Chichester.

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Jonas Jonson is bishop emeritus of the diocese of Strängnäs, Church of Sweden, and has been an active participant in both the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation for fifty years.

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A Short Life of Martin Luther Thomas Kaufmann Translated by Peter D. S. Krey and James D. Bratt

Thomas Kaufmann is professor of theology at the University of Göttingen.

978-0-8028-7153-4 / paperback / 150 pages $18.00 [£11.99] / August

James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller In their acclaimed, much-used Church History, James Bradley and Richard Muller lay out guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools for research and writing in the fields of church history and historical theology. Over the years, this book has helped countless students define their topics, locate relevant source materials, and write quality papers. This revised, expanded, and updated second edition includes discussion of Internet-based research, digitized texts, and the electronic forms of research tools. The greatly enlarged bibliography of study aids now includes many significant new resources that have become available since the first edition’s publication in 1995. Accessible and clear, this introduction will continue to benefit both students and experienced scholars in the field. Praise for the first edition “This is the most comprehensive and most lucidly written introduction to the methods of historical research and writing in the field of church history that I have seen. The authors are to be commended for engaging issues of faith and critical scholarship in ways that detract neither from personal commitment nor from historical rigor. . . . All in all, a magnificent achievement.” — Harry S. Stout “A reliable roadmap for all who would enter the scholarly labyrinth known as ‘church history.’ . . . All new practitioners of the discipline, not to mention old ones, could benefit from this book.” — Religious Studies Review James E. Bradley is Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor Emeritus and Senior Professor of Church History at Fuller Seminary. Richard A. Muller is P. J. Zondervan Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.

978-0-8028-7405-4 / paperback / 314 pages $30.00 [£21.99] / Available

KEMP The Story of John R. and Mabel Kempers, Founders of the Reformed Church in America Mission in Chiapas, Mexico “Employing a creative narrative style, Pablo Deiros has fashioned a fully documented biography into a compelling story of the lives and witness of John and Mabel Kempers. Kemp is a must-read for those who are interested in the intersection of the Christian church and the social revolution in Mexico during the twentieth century, the struggles of Maya cultures in Chiapas, the partnership of the Reformed Church and the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, and the transformative impact of the gospel of Jesus Christ among the people of Chiapas. . . . An inspiring and engaging history.” — Dennis N. Voskuil Van Raalte Institute, Hope College

“This is no hagiography and no ordinary biography; it comes alive as Pablo Deiros writes as if he were Kemp, fording a treacherous river, riding a tired mule, trusting it to stay on a narrow path, clinging to the side of a mountain, dealing with a difficult national colleague, and more. This story of adventure overflows with missiological principles and mission strategy that are as relevant today as they were when Kemp worked them out in the context of his pioneering mission in Chiapas, Mexico.”


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“Recognizing that Luther cannot be comprehended apart from his spiritual struggles and theological commitments on the one hand or his unique place in the chaotic world of sixteenth-century Germany on the other hand, Kaufmann has provided readers with a carefully crafted and readable narrative. A Short Life of Martin Luther will enlighten and challenge anyone seeking to better comprehend the person and work of Luther as we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The English translation of this work is a welcome addition to Reformation scholarship.” — John T. Pless

An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources

The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America


Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar who set the Protestant Reformation in motion with his famous Ninety-Five Theses, was a man of extremes on many fronts. He was both hated and honored, both reviled as a heretic and lauded as a latter-day apostle. He was both a quiet, solitary reader and interpreter of the Bible and the first media-star of history, using the printing press to reach many of his contemporaries and become the mostread theologian of the sixteenth century. Thomas Kaufmann’s concise biography highlights the two conflicting “natures” of Martin Luther, depicting Luther’s earthiness as well as his soaring theological contributions, his flaws as well as his greatness. Exploring the close correlation between Luther’s Reformation theology and his historical context, A Short Life of Martin Luther provides an accessible yet authoritative introduction to the colorful character who instigated the Protestant Reformation.

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“This book is more than a biography; it is the truly passionate story of two lives committed to the extension of God’s kingdom in Latin America. The seed they have sown has produced great fruit.” — Norberto Saracco Theological Institute FIET

Pablo A. Deiros is vice president of the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires, visiting professor of missions history at Fuller Theological Seminary, and an internationally recognized Latin American evangelical theologian.

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The Education of Gerald Ford

The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America

Blue Skies, Orange Wings

Hendrik Booraem V

Donald J. Bruggink, general editor

The Global Reach of Dutch Aviation in War and Peace, 1914–1945




Foreword by Donald Holloway


Gerald R. Ford (1913–2006), the thirty-eighth president of the United States, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and by all accounts modeled exemplary behavior. In this biography Hendrik Booraem carefully examines that image and the reputation that Ford earned during his early years, telling about Ford’s life up until his graduation from the University of Michigan in 1935. Based on in-depth research of numerous written sources — plus interviews with some twenty people who personally knew Ford — Booraem’s historical portrait offers fascinating insight into the early years of this president who sought to heal the nation at a very low point in its history. “No one knows more about Gerald Ford’s early years, or about the people, places, and experiences that shaped his character, than Rik Booraem. Here his formidable research skills combine with the narrative gifts of a born storyteller to bring us back to a Midwestern boyhood and a collegiate coming-of-age far more compelling than we would have guessed. This is ‘you are there’ history, vividly and credibly immersing us in another time and culture, the incubator of Ford’s values and the testing ground of his youthful ambitions. Highly recommended!” — Richard Norton Smith author of On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Hendrik Booraem V is a social and political historian who has made studying the early lives of American presidents a lifelong specialty. Among the other presidents he has written about are Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, James A. Garfield, and Calvin Coolidge.

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Liber A of the Collegiate Churches of New York Part 2 Francis J. Sypher Jr., editor and translator Liber A, Part 2, of the Collegiate Church archives contains 17th-century records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the City of New York, including baptisms from 1639 to 1697, with names of parents, children, and witnesses; names of members from 1649 to 1701; and names of brides and grooms in marriage intentions and marriages from 1639 to 1701. This volume is a companion to Liber A (2009), which contains texts of official Church documents. Part 2 of Liber A is presented with a full text of the records; explanatory notes and translations; a glossary; a detailed introduction about membership, baptism, and marriage in the church; and a comprehensive index (some 20,000 references) of personal and place names. These records portray the life of the church of the time and provide details about thousands of specific individuals and their families in New Amsterdam and British Colonial New York. “This invaluable trove of baptismal, membership, and marriage records from the 17th-century Dutch Reformed Church of New Netherland/New York will delight scholars, genealogists, and general readers alike. Formerly scattered in a half-dozen publications, these vital documents are at last available in one volume — expertly translated and edited by Francis J. Sypher Jr., with annotations and indexes added. Sypher’s masterful introduction provides a rich demographic, linguistic, and social context in which to set the colony’s early religious and community life.” — Patricia Updegraff Bonomi New York University

“Francis Sypher has continued his meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in Liber A, part two. . . . Researchers now have at hand a significant contribution to the ‘vital statistics’ of New Netherland and Dutch New York.” — Charles Gehring New Netherland Research Center

Ryan K. Noppen Forewords by Jan Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Klaas van der Tempel, Consul General of the Netherlands in Chicago This lavishly illustrated book offers the most comprehensive study ever of the early years of Dutch commercial and military aviation.

Through a wealth of photographs and illustrations and an informed narrative, Ryan Noppen documents the surprisingly strong role of Dutch aircraft, airmen, designers, and airlines in world aviation in the first half of the twentieth century. “A well-written, well-researched, and beautifully illustrated work detailing the astonishing aviation accomplishments of the Netherlands in the first half of the twentieth century. . . . This critical story has finally received the important scholarly attention it so richly deserves.” — F. Robert van der Linden Chairman of the Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

“Between 1914 and 1945, aviation changed a world at war and at peace, ushering in an age of speed and knitting the globe in a tighter pattern. When we think of that period, we tend to focus on the advancements made by the Germans, French, British, and Americans. Ryan Noppen reminds us of the singular achievements of the Dutch. His book is a pleasure to read, and the illustrations are glorious.” — Randy W. Roberts Department of History, Purdue University

Ryan K. Noppen is a military historian and aviation analyst who has worked as a subjectmatter expert for a defense firm on projects involving naval and aviation logistics.

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A Daily Spiritual Practice

A Faithful Farewell

A Pagan Notion?

Living Your Last Chapter with Love Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

Second Edition

Bruce K. Waltke

“These reflections on the approach of death, written in the first person, are faithful, biblical, and honest. They do not preach so much as share the apprehension and the hope common to us all. . . . This book will prove a faithful companion on what for many is a long journey.”

Does the Bible teach Christians to “find” God’s “special will” for their lives? No, it does not, says respected biblical scholar Bruce Waltke, contrary to much popular evangelical teaching. In this acclaimed book Waltke clearly distinguishes between pagan divination (“guessmancy”) and solid, Bible-based guidance as he distills from Scripture a six-point program to help guide Jesus followers on their life journey. This expanded and extensively rewritten second edition of Waltke’s Finding the Will of God incorporates the best insights from many other books on guidance that have appeared since the first edition came out (2002), and it includes an entirely new chapter on learning to protect one’s heart. This edition also features thoughtful questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.

Marilyn McEntyre In her What’s in a Phrase? — winner of the 2015 Christianity Today award in Spirituality — Marilyn McEntyre showed readers how brief scriptural phrases can evoke and invite. In Word by Word McEntyre invites readers to dwell with single words — remembering their biblical contexts, considering the personal associations they bring up, and allowing them to become a focus for prayer and meditation. With seven phrases, questions, or prompts for each of the fifteen words she considers, McEntyre guides readers in examining such words as “listen,” “receive,” “watch,” and “follow” from a different angle each day of the week. She draws on the spiritual practices of lectio divina and centering prayer as she encourages readers to allow these single words to help us pause and hear the voice of the Spirit. “I invite you to discover,” says McEntyre in her introduction, “how words may become little fountains of grace. How a single word may, if you hold it for a while, become a prayer.” Praise for Marilyn McEntyre “[McEntyre] sees deeply into the Christian life. She writes simply and nobly, but with an enormous weight of discernment and suggestion.” — Cornelius Plantinga Jr. author of Reading for Preaching

“Over the past few years, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre has written a remarkable series of books. . . . These books are fresh, concise, not quite fitting in familiar genres, informed by scholarly learning and literary study but not ‘academic.’ It must give her great joy to write just the sort of books she wants to write, and that joy is contagious.” — John Wilson in Books and Culture Marilyn McEntyre is a writer, professor of medical humanities at UC Berkeley, and former professor of English at Westmont College. She is also the author of A Faithful Farewell, A Long Letting Go, and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.

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— Richard Lischer “Quietly graceful and grace-filled. . . . This book will stay by my side as I and those dear to me move toward our own farewells.” — Margaret E. Mohrmann “McEntyre’s remarkable meditations on terminal illness manage to be both refreshingly frank and deeply faithful. . . . Startlingly real and profound in hope.” — Michael L. Lindvall 978-0-8028-7260-9 / 155 pages / $15.00 [£10.99]

A Long Letting Go Meditations on Losing Someone You Love Marilyn Chandler McEntyre This beautiful volume offers wise, nurturing reflections for caregivers letting go of loved ones. Each meditation consists of a short opening quote, a reflection, and a prayer.

Praise for the first edition “Bruce Waltke shows that God guides his servants not by dubious techniques of divination but by the discipline of purehearted decision-making. Waltke’s quiet, honest, Bible-soaked wisdom will be a godsend to puzzled people in this much-misunderstood area of Christian concern. This book is a beam of true light and a breath of fresh air.” — J. I. Packer

“When we face our own death, or the death of someone dearer to us than life itself, we perceive as-yet formless truths and strive to articulate the fearful truths we apprehend. What we need is a companion who can abide amid our chaos, a sage who can choose the right moment to share a word, and a prophet who can say the thing we shrink from, yet need to hear. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is all of these things. Going gently with her into the prison of death will set you free.” — Samuel Wells

“What a rare combination — good biblical interpretation and judicious common sense, blended in the right mixture — all in one book. Waltke’s style is provocative, thoughtful, refreshing, and richly illustrated from living applications of the principles he advocates.” — Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

978-0-8028-7310-1 / 134 pages / $15.00 [£10.99]

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Bruce K. Waltke is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale. His many previous books include The Psalms as Christian Worship, The Psalms as Christian Lament, and commentaries on Proverbs.

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What Do You Seek?

Room to Grow

Confucius for Christians

The Questions of Jesus as Challenge and Promise

Meditations on Trying to Live as a Christian

What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ

Michael J. Buckley, SJ

Martin B. Copenhaver

Gregg A. Ten Elshof




Foreword by Walter Brueggemann


Throughout the Gospels, Jesus teaches people and proclaims the kingdom of God. But that’s not all. He also asks questions — a lot. Jesus asks questions that challenge and unsettle. Questions that cut to the heart of human experience. Questions that — like a plow plunging deeply into hard soil — split life open. Exploring this frequently overlooked aspect of Jesus’s teaching, distinguished philosophertheologian Michael Buckley meditates on fourteen key personal questions that Jesus asks in the Gospel of John. Readers of this book will be challenged to new ways of thinking and living as they seek to follow Jesus and take his questions to heart. Contents 1. “What Do You Seek?” 2. “Do You Know What I Have Done to You?” 3. “Do You Believe in the Son of Man?” 4. “How Can You Believe?” 5. “Simon, Son of John, Do You Love Me?” 6. “Have I Been with You So Long, and Yet You Do Not Know Me?” 7. “What Is This to Me and to You?” 8. “How Are We to Buy Bread, So That These People May Eat?” 9. “Do You Not Believe That I Am in the Father and the Father in Me?” 10. “And What Shall I Say? ‘Father, Save Me from This Hour’?” 11. “Shall I Not Drink the Cup Which the Father Has Given Me?” 12. “Did I Not Tell You That If You Would Believe You Would See the Glory of God?” 13. “Do You Take Offense at This?” 14. “If It Is My Will That He Remain until I Come, What Is That to You?”

Michael J. Buckley, SJ, is Bea Professor of Theology at Santa Clara University, having previously taught philosophical theology at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Among his previous books is Denying and Disclosing God: The Ambiguous Progress of Modern Atheism.

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“In these beautifully crafted meditations, we are invited to discern our calling, to pray without ceasing, to be taught by death. But most of all, we are invited to seek the presence of God in our lives and in the world. Martin Copenhaver gently awakens us to God’s presence pulsing even through the awkward silences of our prayers and our clumsy attempts to care for one another. Each chapter is a benediction — good words offered in blessing.” — Stephanie Paulsell Harvard Divinity School

“Imagine a long walk with an old friend or an evening around a fireplace with a mentor you have long loved and admired. That’s something of what it feels like to read Martin Copenhaver’s moving and inspiring meditations in this book. . . . A rare storyteller and a warm, wise guide, Copenhaver makes Christian faith seem real, challenging, enormously heartening, and — best of all — joyful. What a gift to have this book to go back to again and again!” — Samuel T. Lloyd III Trinity Church Boston

“Not only is this book wise, witty, and deliciously readable; it also represents biblical reflection at its best — faithful, alert to the imaginative power of scripture, and thoroughly enmeshed in the gritty realities of the day.” — Thomas G. Long Candler School of Theology

“Room to Grow takes on the difficult, daily, and most important stuff of our lives — love, grief, losing our memories, saying good-bye — with tremendous grace, wit, and wisdom. Reading it made me feel hopeful for the possibility of small and significant transformation.” — Debbie Blue House of Mercy, St. Paul

Martin B. Copenhaver is president of Andover Newton Theological School and a United Church of Christ minister. His other books include This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers and Jesus Is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered.

This unique, thought-provoking book explores ways of using resources from the Confucian wisdom tradition to inform Christian living. In examining such subjects as family, learning, and ethics, Gregg Ten Elshof looks at both the typical Western worldview and the Confucian worldview and considers how each of them lines up with the teachings of Jesus. Pointing to much that is illuminating and helpful in the Confucian tradition, Ten Elshof shows how reflecting on the teachings of Confucius can inspire a deeper and richer understanding of what it really means to follow Jesus. “Gregg Ten Elshof here creatively explores the connections between the ancient Jewish worldview of Jesus and the wisdom teaching of Confucius. What results from this exploration is a greater understanding of the Way of Jesus — a way of seeing and being in the world that calls into question many of our modern assumptions about human life. A thoughtful resource for all those wondering how to live faithfully for Christ today.” — Mike Erre author of Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God

“These pages invite followers of Jesus into a global conversation, one that seeks to live deeply into Jesus’ message while being nurtured and transformed by the Confucian way. Confucius for Christians is a model of evangelical faithfulness that embraces rather than shuns the wisdom of others in a pluralistic world.” — Amos Yong author of The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora

Gregg A. Ten Elshof is professor of philosophy at Biola University, La Mirada, California. His book I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life won the Christianity Today 2009 Book Award in the Christian Living category.

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Night Comes

The Spirituality of Wine

Death, Imagination, and the Last Things

Gisela H. Kreglinger

Dale C. Allison Jr.

Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

“In this probing work Dale Allison raises life’s largest possible theological questions — the questions we humans all have — questions about death, judgment, heaven, and hell. In a quest for answers, his nimble mind sends him racing across historical, cultural, and theological landscapes, and his range is astounding. . . . A treasure!” — Thomas G. Long

In this book Gisela Kreglinger explores the unique place of wine in a full-bodied Christian spirituality. She begins by examining wine in the Bible, in the history of the church, and in the Lord’s Supper, and these reflections culminate in a theology of joy and feasting that celebrates the human senses as gifts for tasting the goodness of God. Kreglinger proceeds to bring Christian spirituality and the world of wine together in new ways, exploring such matters as technology and wine-crafting, the health benefits of wine, alcohol abuse, consumerism, and soul care. Her discussion is enriched by interviews with thirty vintners from around the world as well as her own experience growing up on a family winery in Bavaria. “Gisela Kreglinger writes with good humor and real piety about the transformative power of good wine. This is a thoughtful, prayerful, wide-ranging book, reminding us on every page that spirituality and gastronomy are inextricably linked. I will not soon forget Kreglinger’s theologically informed and deeply perceptive analysis of Babette’s Feast, one of my favorite stories.” — Alice Waters owner of Chez Panisse, Berkeley founder of the Edible Schoolyard project

Candler School of Theology

“This book is special and full of surprises. Rich in biblical traditions and church history, it develops a new spirituality of the earth and our senses, leading us to consciously smell and taste the divine presence in wine. In vino veritas, in wine we taste the energy of the creative Spirit on this earth and the new earth. I am grateful for this beautiful book.” — Jürgen Moltmann University of Tübingen

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Gisela H. Kreglinger grew up on a winery in Franconia, Germany; her family has been crafting wine for many generations. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of St. Andrews, and she taught Christian spirituality before turning to writing full-time.

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Dale C. Allison Jr. is Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. His other books include The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus and The Luminous Dusk: Finding God in the Deep, Still Places.


“Scholars will delight in the rich fare that Allison serves up, but this remarkable book will also speak to pastors and to every person who wonders about how to live in the face of death. Extraordinarily thoughtful and deeply personal, Night Comes makes a profound witness to the ultimate mysteries — and certainties — of religious faith.” — John P. Burgess


When he was 23 years old, Dale Allison almost died in a car accident. That terrifying experience dramatically changed his ideas about death and the hereafter. In Night Comes Allison wrestles with a number of difficult questions concerning the last things — such questions as What happens to us after we die? and Why does death so often frighten us? Armed with his acknowledged scholarly expertise, Allison offers an engaging, personal exploration of such themes as death and fear, resurrection and judgment, hell and heaven, in light of science, Scripture, and his own experience. As he ponders and creatively imagines — engaging throughout with biblical texts, church fathers, rabbinic scholars, poets, and philosophers — Allison offers fascinating fare that will captivate many a reader’s heart and soul.

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Index [ ? indicates a new title, one appearing for the first time in any Eerdmans academic catalog]

? Allison  Night Comes  35 Barclay  Paul and the Gift  3 ? Bass et al  Christian Practical Wisdom  21 Bauckham  The Bible in the Contemporary World  7 ? Bavinck  The Riddle of Life  21 Boda  The Book of Zechariah (nicot)  10 Bond & Hurtado  Peter in Early Christianity  9

? Dean & Hearlson  How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education — If We Let It  22 ? DeGroat  Wholeheartedness  22 ? Deiros  Kemp (hsrca)  31 ? Downs  The Offering of the Gentiles  5 Dunn  Neither Jew nor Greek  9 ? Duty & Failinger  On Secular Governance  25 Edwards  Discovering John (dbt)  6

Booraem  The Education of Gerald Ford  32

Green et al  The Trinity among the Nations (mwt)  17

Boxall  Discovering Matthew (dbt)  6

Greenway  For the Love of All Creatures  20

? Bradley & Muller  Church History  31

Guder  Called to Witness (gocs)  20

? Brett  Political Trauma and Healing  23 ? Buckley  What Do You Seek?  34 Bushlack  Politics for a Pilgrim Church  23 ? Cahalan & Schuurman  Calling in Today’s World  21 ? Carson  The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures  1 Cavanaugh  Field Hospital  24 ? Chadwick  Selected Writings  29 Chandler  George Bell, Bishop of Chichester  30 ? Chapman  1 Samuel as Christian Scripture  2

Gundry  Peter — False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew  7 ? Gushee & Stassen  Kingdom Ethics, 2d ed  23 Gustafson  At the Altar of Wall Street  24 ? Hart  A Splendid Wickedness and Other Essays  29 ? Hart  The Woman, the Hour, and the Garden  4 ? Harvey  Drawn Three Ways  30 Hays  A Covenant with Death  8 ? Henriksen & Sandnes  Jesus as Healer  14 ? Insole  The Intolerable God  19

Collins  Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy  2

Jeeves  The Emergence of Personhood  18

? Collins  The Apocalyptic Imagination, 3d ed  1

? Johnson  1 & 2 Thessalonians (thntc)  12

Connell  Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity (kct)  19

Johnson  The Revelatory Body  18

Copenhaver  Room to Grow  34 Crisp  Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians  18 Cunningham  Seeking Shalom  28

? Jonson  Nathan Söderblom  30 ? Joustra & Wilkinson  How to Survive the Apocalypse  25 ? Kärkkäinen  Spirit and Salvation  13 ? Kaufmann  A Short Life of Martin Luther  31

? Keener  Spirit Hermeneutics  1

? Riches  Ecce Homo (ints)  16

Kim  Embracing the Other (pc)  17

Rutledge  The Crucifixion  16

King  Yet One More Spring  29

Schroeder  The Book of Genesis (bmt)  11

? Kreglinger  The Spirituality of Wine  35 ? Lee  Today When You Hear His Voice  15 Lim & Castelo  Hosea (thotc)  11

Selby  Not with Wisdom of Words  5 ? Sigurdson  Heavenly Bodies  14 Smith & Felch  Teaching and Christian Imagination  24

? Longenecker  The Epistle to the Romans (nigtc)  12

? Stevens  Aging Matters  22

Longenecker  Paul, Apostle of Liberty, 2d ed  3

? Sweeney  Isaiah 40–66 (fotl)  10

Lucas  Proverbs (thotc)  11 Maag  Lifting Hearts to the Lord (caw)  26 McCarthy  Torn Asunder  28

Stott  The Challenge of Preaching  26 ? Sypher  Liber A of the Collegiate Churches of New York (hsrca)  32 ? Taylor & de Groot  Women of War, Women of Woe  2

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Murray  Redemption Accomplished and Applied  20

? Thiselton  A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit  13

Noppen  Blue Skies, Orange Wings  32

Thiselton  Systematic Theology  13

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