Monday, February 25, 2019

The Expository Times 130/7

The Expository Times- Volume: 130, Number: 7 (April 2019)
From a Trinitarian Theology of Religion to a Trinitarian Theology of Religions: Bridging 'First Theology' and 'Second Theology'
How Well is the Revised Common Lectionary Standing the Test of Time?
Book of the Month
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Sermons for the Christian Year
5th May: 3rd Sunday of Easter: John 21.1–19
12th May: 4th Sunday of Easter: Psalm 23
19th May: 5th Sunday of Easter: Acts 11.1–18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21.1–6; John 13.31–35
26th May: 6th Sunday of Easter: Acts 16.9–15; Revelation 21.10, 22–22.5
Book Reviews
Book Review: A Helpful Hosea Handbook
Worship Resources for May
Worship Resources for May
Book Reviews
Book Review: Sociorhetorical Reading of Romans 4
Book Review: Seeing God in the Pentateuch
Book Review: Do Denominations Matter?
Book Review: Moral Passion, Faith, and Ethics
Book Review: Missional Dimension of Theosis in the Gospel of John
Book Review: A Healthy Dose of Ecclesial Realism
Book Review: Jesus' Death in Hebrews
Book Review: Commentary on 2 Thessalonians
Book Review: Ancient Rhetoric and the New Testament
Book Review: The War of the Skin-Encapsulated Ego
Book Review: Bible Biography for Believers
Index of Books Reviewed
Index of Books Reviewed
And Finally…
And Finally… The Challenge of Retirement

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43/2

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament- Volume: 43, Number: 2 (December 2018)
Original Articles
Judean personal names in the book of Jeremiah in light of archaeological evidence and
Jonah and moral agency
The flood and the problem of being an Omnivore
The dead trickster and his shrewd children? The persuasive use of the double quotations of a dead patriarch in Genesis 49:29-50:21
Moses died and the people moved on: A hidden narrative in Deuteronomy
The literary roles of Reuben and Judah in Genesis narratives: A 'reflection complex'
Metaphor, illness, and identity in Psalms 88 and 102
Let the day perish: The nexus of personification and mythology in Job 3

Harvard Theological Review 112/1

Ramsay MacMullen
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 1 - 32
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000329 Published Online on 10 January 2019


Jesse M. Peterson
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 33 - 54
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000330 Published Online on 19 February 2019


Bradley Bowman
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 55 - 75
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000342 Published Online on 19 February 2019


Jon Balserak
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 76 - 100
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000354 Published Online on 19 February 2019


Ariel Mayse
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 101 - 125
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000366 Published Online on 19 February 2019

Review Essay

Catherine Cornille
Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 126 - 132
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000378 Published Online on 19 February 2019

Books Received

Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp 133 - 134
doi: 10.1017/S001781601800038X Published Online on 19 February 2019

Front Cover (OFC, IFC) and matter

Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp f1 - f3
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000391 Published Online on 19 February 2019

Back Cover (IBC, OBC) and matter

Harvard Theological Review, Volume 112 / Issue 1, January 2019, pp b1 - b4
doi: 10.1017/S0017816018000408 Published Online on 19 February 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Criswell Theological Review: Spring 2018

Spring 2018: The Christian Faith, Scripture, and the Public Square
Jan 29th 2019, 15:17, by Everett Berry

ctr cover 15.2Evangelicals are well aware of the concept known as the "naked" public square. This phrase describes the ethos of our current cultural climate, which harbors an antagonistic and even hostile attitude toward religious influences in society. So much so that many desire to have political discourse only if religious speech and perspectives are excluded from the conversation. Such an environment creates a host of complexities that believers have to face. One in particular is how the church can possibly appeal to Scripture when engaging various ethical issues in broader cultural venues. If the majority of people express no deference to biblical authority, then how can believers use the Bible effectively when expressing their views and expect anyone to listen. This is quite a weighty issue today and that is why the first three articles in our Spring 2018 edition of CTR are dedicated to it. Subsequently, two articles are stand-alone essays addressing issues pertaining to biblical and theological studies.
Our lead article is written by Andrew "Spence" Spencer, who serves as the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Spencer provides an overview of how Karl Barth's theological views on the relationship between the Church and State developed amidst the national turmoil in Europe during World War II.
Our second article is by Darrell L. Bock who serves as the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Bock discusses the important but complicated matter of how believers should consider appeals to Scripture when addressing audiences in the public square. He first highlights some of the cultural changes that have emerged in recent decades which make such endeavors challenging. Then he appeals to strategies that believers in the early church used to express their faith values within the hostile context of the Roman Empire.
The third article is written by Jonathan Leeman who is the editorial director for 9Marks ministries in Washington, DC. Leeman engages the question of how believers can discern the clear ethical teachings within Scripture and then navigate the multitude of issues in our present-day culture that Scripture does not directly address. Leeman argues that addressing this challenge not only benefits believers as they strive to grow in their spiritual maturity and theological literacy. It has tremendous implications for pastoral ministry as well.
Our fourth contributor is David Wenkel who is an independent scholar who also serves as an adjunct professor at the South Chicago extension campus for Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Wenkel's article is one of two stand-alone pieces that offer insight in the fields of biblical and theological studies. He argues that the writer of Hebrews makes the case in chapter 11 that God's miraculous act of enabling Abraham and Sarah to have a child in their senior years was a typological foreshadowing of the future resurrection of Christ from the dead as described later in chapter 13.
Finally, our last entry is by Jeremy Kimble who is Assistant Professor of Theology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Serving as another stand-alone piece, this article focuses on an analysis of the relationship between trinitarianism and Ecclesiology. Kimble interacts with several theologians who support the idea that the doctrine of the church is a natural outflow of the doctrine of God. In doing so, he discusses how several key features of interpersonal relations within the Godhead establish an interpretive grid for understanding the identity and mission of the church.
Following these articles are sixteen book reviews that inform readers about works which can improve their theological libraries. And also remember that past issues of CTR can be accessed online at Your local university or seminary can provide you with a password.