Academic Books

Spring / Summer 2014

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3 The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion
“Pulls together the insights of a lifetime. . . . A fitting capstone to a fine scholarly career.” — John J. Collins

Seán Freyne


The Second Letter to the Corinthians
Mark A. Seifrid
Newest volume in the acclaimed Pillar New Testament Commentary series


Trinity and Revelation
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
The second installment in a monumental constructive theology — both wide and deep — for our time

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Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith
Merold Westphal
“An enlightening, enjoyable, and edifying read.” — Sylvia Walsh

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Divine Covenants and Moral Order
David VanDrunen
“Definitely the most comprehensive and original work on natural law by a Reformed Christian theologian to date.” — David Novak


Evangelical versus Liturgical?
Melanie C. Ross
A passionate summons for defying the dichotomy between two major worship traditions


Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?
Forward-looking assessment by an internationally recognized leader in the church unity movement

Michael Kinnamon

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Christianity in Roman Africa
J. Patout Burns and Robin Jensen
Unprecedented multifaceted look at Christian life in North Africa under Roman rule


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Way Below the Angels
Craig Harline
Revealing retrospective firsthand account of one Mormon’s mission experience


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The Text of the Old Testament
Ernst Würthwein
New Edition by Alexander Achilles Fischer Translated by Erroll F. Rhodes
Ernst Würthwein’s introduction to the Biblia Hebraica has long served as a textbook for generations of students interested in the history of the Old Testament text and the problems of textual criticism. From its first appearance in 1952 to the fifth edition in 1988, the book has been faithfully updated by Würthwein himself in light of new research. But now another new edition of “Würthwein” is due. While staying true to the original structure and character of Würthwein’s classic work, Alexander Fischer has rewritten the text completely to bring it up to date with the new Quinta edition of Biblia Hebraica. He has further developed Würthwein’s practice of italicizing key words at the beginning of sections and paragraphs to make it simpler for students and interested readers to browse and review topics. Each chapter now ends with bibliographical notes on the texts and tools discussed as well as manuals and other resources useful for further study. Besides updating information throughout, this edition also includes a new chapter on the texts from Qumran. Fischer’s new edition of The Text of the Old Testament will prepare beginners for further research in textual criticism and will be an indispensable resource for serious students of the Biblia Hebraica and Old Testament exegesis. Ernst Würthwein (1909–1996) was professor emeritus of Old Testament at PhilippsUniversität in Germany. Alexander Achilles Fischer is professor of Old Testament at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Thuringia, Germany.

The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture
Perspectives from the Early Church Michael Graves
“Interpreting the Bible well is a daunting and difficult task, one that requires wise mentors in the faith, both past and present. Michael Graves is a wise, learned, perceptive guide who knows the church fathers well; this wonderful book will help modern readers understand the rhyme and reason of ancient Christian perspectives on inspiration and interpretation. Highly recommended.” — Christopher A. Hall
Palmer Theological Seminary

The Gospel of the Lord
How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus Michael F. Bird
In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written and, in turn, how these accounts further shaped the early church. Bird’s study clarifies the often confusing debates over the origins of the canonical Gospels. Bird navigates recent concerns and research as he builds an informed case for how the early Christ followers wrote and spread the story of Jesus — the story by which they believed they were called to live. The Gospel of the Lord is ideal for students or anyone who wants to know the who, when, where, why, and how of the four Gospels. “Studying the Gospels is daunting for the beginner and difficult even for the seasoned scholar. Mike Bird here slices a path through the tangled mess of older hypotheses and offers clear guidelines for the way forward. . . . Everyone will profit enormously from wrestling with the issues presented here in a fresh and compelling manner.” — N. T. Wright
St. Andrews University


“Drawing on the resources of the early church, Graves takes an interestingly textured approach to the abiding questions surrounding a theology of scripture. . . . Anyone who cares about the subject matter will welcome this book’s fresh and engaging attention to the early church’s hermeneutical diversity.” — Markus Bockmuehl
University of Oxford


“In this concise and readable volume, Graves navigates the diverse and complex landscape of the nature and use of Scripture among the church’s earliest theologians. His engaging account invites readers of Scripture today neither to pillage the ancients for our own agenda, nor to ignore them to our poverty, but to converse with them along our own contemporary hermeneutical journey. . . . This book will prove to be of great value for addressing any number of interpretive issues that beset the church today.” — Peter Enns
Eastern University

“Carefully researched and engagingly written. . . . Bird shows that the evangelists tell the stories of Jesus’ life, teaching, and deeds because Christian faith ultimately is about following Jesus. Scholars and students alike will find a lot of new and refreshing ideas in this instructive book.” — Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity College

“A most learned and realistic assessment of scriptural authority and use in the patristic era. Steeped in primary sources, Graves invites us to enter the interpretive world of the ancients instead of making them suit our expectations.” — D. H. Williams
Baylor University

978-0-8028-6680-6 / paperback / 336 pages $30.00 [£19.99] / August

Michael Graves is Armerding Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. The author of Jerome’s Hebrew Philology (2007), he has also produced the first English translation of St. Jerome’s Commentary on Jeremiah (2012).

Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College in Australia. His previous books include Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels and Are You the One Who Is to Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question.

978-0-8028-6776-6 / paperback / 424 pages $30.00 [£19.99] / July

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Pandora’s Box Opened
An Examination and Defense of Historical-Critical Method and Its Master Practitioners Roy A. Harrisville

Secret Scriptures Revealed
A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha Tony Burke
“Tony Burke has established himself as a master of the Christian Apocrypha, writings that did not make it into the New Testament. With Secret Scriptures Revealed he has made his massive knowledge of the field available to a broad general audience in a readable, informed, and enjoyable overview that will be long cherished by both beginners and devotees.” — Bart D. Ehrman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Born of a Virgin?
Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology Andrew T. Lincoln
“A thorough and far-reaching investigation of the topic of Jesus’ conception. Andrew Lincoln, one of the finest New Testament exegetes of our time, challenges the view that the New Testament offers a single perspective on Jesus’ birth, and he makes a strong case for disentangling the doctrine of the incarnation from the tradition of the ‘virgin birth.’ This book offers the most important contribution to the subject of Jesus’ earthly origins in many years.” — Edward Adams
King’s College London


For many, the historical-critical method of Bible interpretation has released a host of threats to Christian faith and confession. Pandora’s Box Opened presents an eminent scholar’s informed, balanced assessment of this major modern method of biblical interpretation. Roy Harrisville acknowledges the evils brought about by the historical-critical method but argues that it is still a discipline to be reckoned with and valued for what it offers. Beginning with an “ancient thumbnail history,” Harrisville describes the emergence and use of the historical-critical method, highlighting such Reformation figures as Luther and Calvin, discussing Enlightenment practitioners such as Spinoza and Locke, and covering numerous major thinkers from the modern period and the twentieth century. Following his historical summation of the method, Harrisville attends to the malaise that he says has come over it and persists still, but he nonetheless commends the historical-critical method, though shorn of its arrogance. He claims that the method and all its users comprise a “Pandora’s Box” that, when opened, releases “a myriad other pains,” but hope still remains. “Roy Harrisville has long studied biblical interpretation and thought much about it. Pandora’s Box Opened presents the results — insights both deeply thoughtful and comprehensive in scope. Congratulations are in order.” — Robert W. Jenson
Institute for Theological Inquiry


“A fabulous new resource for undergraduates and nonspecialist readers. Written in accessible language with helpful references to modern reuses of Christian Apocrypha such as Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code, this book delivers what its title promises — a stateof-the-art introduction to some of Christianity’s most delightful, surprising, and even shocking works of ancient literature, which a wide audience of early Christians knew and enjoyed but modern readers rarely encounter.” — Nicola Denzey Lewis
Brown University

“With an engaging blend of sensitivity and erudition, Lincoln charts the rise to dominance of the ‘virgin birth’ — despite other New Testament accounts of Jesus’ origins — and shows how recent biblical scholarship, biology, and worldviews demand a reappraisal of the tradition for the modern church. This masterly study is essential reading for confessing Christians who struggle with accepting the historicity of the virginal conception. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” — Helen Bond
University of Edinburgh

“Immensely valuable. . . . There are only a few other introductions to this literature currently available, all of which are either limited in the genres of texts they consider or overly technical. Burke’s book does not shy away from introducing students to the complexities of manuscripts and languages of transmission, but he does clearly explain why these topics are so essential for fully appreciating the challenges of studying this literature.” — Brent Landau
University of Texas at Austin

“Lincoln’s masterly literary and historical analyses of the traditions relating to Jesus’ birth in the New Testament and beyond offer theological and hermeneutical reflection at its best and a model for maintaining a responsible conversation between opposing views. On a subject where some think there is little more to say, this book provides a theological education in miniature.” — Robert Morgan
Linacre College, Oxford

Roy A. Harrisville is professor emeritus of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the author of Fracture: The Cross as Irreconcilable in the Language and Thought of the Biblical Writers and coauthor of The Bible in Modern Culture: Baruch Spinoza to Brevard Childs.

“Anyone looking for a historically reliable description of Christian Apocrypha and their significance would do well to read this book.” — Stephen J. Shoemaker
University of Oregon

Andrew T. Lincoln is Portland Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Gloucestershire, England. His previous books include Truth on Trial: The Lawsuit Motif in the Fourth Gospel and commentaries on Ephesians, Colossians, and the Gospel of John.

978-0-8028-6980-7 / paperback / 376 pages $42.00 [£28.99] / May

Tony Burke is associate professor of religious studies at York University, Toronto, and author of one of the best-known blogs in the field,

978-0-8028-6925-8 / paperback / 334 pages $35.00 / Available
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The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion
Meaning and Mission Seán Freyne
This book by respected senior scholar Seán Freyne authoritatively explores the rise and expansion of early Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world — the living, dynamic matrix of Jesus and his followers. Besides offering fresh insights into Jesus’ Jewish upbringing and the possible impact of Greco-Roman lifestyles on him and his followers, Freyne delves into precisely how the Jesus movement spread throughout Palestine and beyond into the second century. Freyne’s interdisciplinary approach, combining historical, archaeological, and literary methods, makes The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion both comprehensive and comprehensible. “Seán Freyne devoted his life to the study of Galilee and of the early Jesus movement in its Galilean context. This book, completed shortly before his death, pulls together the insights of a lifetime. It is distinguished by its grounding in the archaeological realia of ancient Galilee, but it also contains a notable discussion of the sayings tradition and ranges on into the second century. A fitting capstone to a fine scholarly career.” — John J. Collins
Yale Divinity School

John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel
Richard Horsley and Tom Thatcher
“Recent scholarship on John’s Gospel has opened fresh perspectives on the book’s historical context and its significance for the study of the historical Jesus. This welcome volume by Richard Horsley and Tom Thatcher invites readers to consider the Gospel in light of the socially complex world of Roman Palestine. Following an interdisciplinary approach, they engage not only the best recent literary and historical work on John but also major developments in the field of media studies. The result is a contribution that will engage the attention of scholars and students alike.” — Craig R. Koester
Luther Seminary

Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude as Scripture
The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection David R. Nienhuis and Robert W. Wall
“In this groundbreaking book David Nienhuis and Robert Wall show that the New Testament collection called the ‘Catholic Epistles’ has a structure and a rationale that profoundly impact the way its individual texts should be read. Like the fourfold canonical Gospel, this collection represents a decisive intervention in the process of creating a well-ordered Christian scripture out of the mass of early Christian writing.” — Francis Watson
Durham University


“Challenging an established scholarly history of isolating sayings from Gospel narratives and dissecting texts into sources, Horsley and Thatcher exhibit an admirable aptitude for synthesis. Their approach combines narrative criticism, text criticism, media studies, performance criticism, and a sociology of power relations into a unified theory. Thoughtfully perceptive and genuinely innovative, this timely book may well change the way we think about the Gospels as historical narratives, the feasibility of the Jesus quest, and the conventional divide between the Gospel of John and the Synoptics.” — Werner H. Kelber
Rice University

“An eloquent challenge to current exegetical communis opinio. . . . Argues forcefully for a reading of the seven Catholic Epistles as a canonical unit, which then reveals their common theology, their collective role in the scriptural canon as balance to the Pauline letters, and their cogent apostolic instruction on Christian discipleship and community both in antiquity and in today’s world.” — John H. Elliott
University of San Francisco

“The pinnacle of a life’s work drawing together threads of much previous research to weave a matrix for the ministry of Jesus and the Christian mission into the second century.” — Elaine Wainwright
University of Auckland

“Two skilled scholars here provide a brilliant and creative synthesis of literary and social-historicalpolitical approaches. Horsley and Thatcher offer fresh ideas in an area of scholarship that has sometimes become stagnant. . . . Their holistic approach to the Fourth Gospel is innovative, well-informed, and informative.” — Craig S. Keener
Asbury Theological Seminary

Seán Freyne (1935–2013) was professor emeritus of theology at Trinity College, Dublin, and a noted authority on ancient Galilee in the time of Jesus. His other books include Jesus, a Jewish Galilean: A New Reading of the Jesus Story.

“Nienhuis and Wall argue that if we shift our focus from the point of composition to much later matters of canonization, we can begin to see that the Catholic Epistles as a group round out and enrich the theological emphases of the Gospels and Paul’s letters in ways that form a more complete and even more attractive canonical whole. . . . Their challenging argument is sustained by detailed theological attention to the canonical process and by close and lively readings of the Catholic Epistles. If taken up, their views can dramatically alter the interpretive patterns and concerns the church and the academy bring to these letters.” — Stephen Fowl
Loyola University

978-0-8028-6786-5 / paperback / photos, maps, and timelines / 400 pages / $35.00 [£23.99] May

Richard Horsley is distinguished professor emeritus of liberal arts and the study of religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Among his many previous books is The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel: Moving beyond a Diversionary Debate. Tom Thatcher is professor of biblical studies at Cincinnati Christian University and a founder of the John, Jesus, and History Group in the Society of Biblical Literature. His other books include Why John Wrote a Gospel: Jesus — Memory — History.

David R. Nienhuis is associate professor of New Testament studies at Seattle Pacific University. Robert W. Wall is Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University.

978-0-8028-6591-5 / paperback / 331 pages $30.00 [£19.99] / Available

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Making Sense of Sex
Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature William Loader

The Unrelenting God
God’s Action in Scripture
Essays in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa

David J. Downs and Matthew L. Skinner, editors
In this book honoring Beverly Roberts Gaventa, sixteen accomplished biblical scholars and theologians engage in theologically informed interpretation of Scripture, exploring how various biblical writers, especially Luke and Paul, describe God’s unrelenting commitment to and activity in the world. Scholars, students, and church leaders will appreciate this volume’s careful theological interpretation of whole scriptural books and individual passages — and its ability to model instructively how that interpretation is best done. Contributors: Shane Berg, Alexandra R. Brown, William Sanger Campbell, Martinus C. de Boer, David J. Downs, Susan Grove Eastman, Joel B. Green, Douglas Harink, Richard B. Hays, L. Ann Jervis, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, J. Louis Martyn, John B. F. Miller, Matthew L. Skinner, Katherine Sonderegger, Francis Watson, Michael Welker. David J. Downs is associate professor of New Testament studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. Matthew L. Skinner is associate professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota.


“The capstone of a project that has already produced five volumes of detailed research, this book establishes William Loader as the Kinsey of biblical sexuality. Like Kinsey, he has taken a topic that has often been taboo and demystified it. His patient cataloguing of the diverse biblical attitudes to sexuality complicates the issue for anyone who would appeal to biblical authority in a simplistic way. This is a major contribution both to biblical scholarship and to practical theology.” — John J. Collins
Yale Divinity School

“Loader’s lucid prose, anchored with references to primary sources, makes this book an indispensable resource for students, but scholars will also find much value in the concise overview.” — Margaret Y. MacDonald
St. Francis Xavier University


“Much more than a mere distillation of Loader’s magisterial five-volume study of attitudes toward sexuality in ancient Jewish and Christian sources. . . . This scintillating study showcases biblical scholarship in its finest form.” — Paul Foster
University of Edinburgh

William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

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All Things to All Cultures
Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, editors
“This multi-author volume comprises a valuable collection of studies that draw upon and communicate state-of-play scholarship on an impressive galaxy of Pauline topics, judicious assessments of competing hypotheses, and discussion of a wide panoply of evidence. . . . A necessary acquisition for libraries and necessary reading for anyone doing serious work on the apostle Paul. Highly recommended!” — Larry W. Hurtado
University of Edinburgh

Following Jesus
Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
Second Edition

N. T. Wright
Featuring a brand-new cover design, this edition of N. T. Wright’s popular Following Jesus — first published in 1995 — includes a new preface in which Wright reflects on the book’s origin and significance for him personally and on its continued relevance to believers even though our global context has changed. Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testa­ ment books — Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revela­ tion — looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus. In the second part of the book Wright takes six key New Testament themes — resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life in a new world — and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples. N. T. Wright is Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and one of the most highly respected biblical scholars in the world today.

Contributors: Paul W. Barnett, Michael F. Bird, Cavan W. Concannon, David L. Eastman, Christopher Forbes, Greg W. Forbes, Mark Harding, Timothy J. Harris, James R. Harrison, Paul McKechnie, Alanna Nobbs, Brent Nongbri, Ian K. Smith, Murray J. Smith, L. L. Welborn. Mark Harding is dean of the Australian College of Theology and an honorary associate of Macquarie University. Alanna Nobbs is professor of ancient history and deputy director of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre at Macquarie University.

978-0-8028-6643-1 / paperback / 426 pages / $50.00 [£32.99] / Available

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The Book of Isaiah
Enduring Questions Answered Anew
Essays Honoring Joseph Blenkinsopp and His Contribution to the Study of Isaiah

Wisdom’s Wonder
Character, Creation, and Crisis in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature William P. Brown
This book offers a fresh reading of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes with a distinctive emphasis on “wonder” as the key to a full understanding of biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom’s emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies. “Using wonder as the interpretive clue, Bill Brown deftly juxtaposes the formation of character by Israel’s sages with the awe-inspiring universe in which that frequently disorienting process of education took place. In this way, he explores in amazing detail the richness and diversity of Proverbs, the book of Job, and Ecclesiastes.” — James L. Crenshaw
Duke University

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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume 1 Richard Bauckham, James Davila, and Alexander Panayotov, editors
“A monumental work, vital to the study of the early history of Judaism and Christianity in general, and to the history of ancient biblical interpretation in particular. Anyone who owns one of the earlier compilations of Old Testament pseudepigrapha will have to supplement it with this one, which fills in much of what’s missing in the others. This is a scholarly achievement for the generations.” — James Kugel
2739-5 / hc / 848p / $90.00 [£59.99]

Richard J. Bautch and J. Todd Hibbard, editors
Representing the highest echelon of Isaiah studies, this volume explores distinct issues that arise from critical study of the text of Isaiah. The contributors acknowledge and comment on the exegetical contributions of distinguished biblical scholar Joseph Blenkinsopp, providing coherence and distinction to the collection. “This collection of cutting-edge essays by eminent scholars at once advances dialogue between European and American scholars and provides a fitting tribute to one of the most prolific interpreters of Isaiah in this generation.” — John J. Collins
Yale Divinity School


The Oral Gospel Tradition
James D. G. Dunn
“Over many years Jimmy Dunn has alerted us all to the importance of taking seriously the presence of oral tradition in and behind our present Gospels. This volume provides many of his key essays on that broad topic, including a number of responses to critiques by others. As with all of Dunn’s work, the argument is invariably readable, persuasive, and compelling.” — Christopher Tuckett
6782-7 / pb / 400p / $45.00 [£29.99]


In Praise of Joe Blenkinsopp  Philip Davies Exegetical Studies “An Initial Problem”: The Setting and Purpose of Isaiah 10:1-4  H. G. M. Williamson On the Structure and Formation of the Book of Deutero-Isaiah  Rainer Albertz The Legal Capacity of Women in the Biblical Tradition of the Persian Period  Klaus Baltzer and Peter Marinkovic The Lament in Isaiah 63:7–64:11 and Its Literary and Theological Place in Isaiah 40–66  Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer Joseph Blenkinsopp as an Interpreter of “Third Isaiah”  Hans M. Barstad “Build Up, Pass Through” — Isaiah 57:14–62:12 as the Core Composition of Third Isaiah  Andreas Schuele Thematic Essays Major Interchanges in the Book of Isaiah Subservient to Its Umbrella Theme: The Establishment of Yhwh’s Sovereign Rule at Mt. Zion (Chs. 12–13; 27–28; 39–40; 55–56)  Willem A. M. Beuken Little Highs, Little Lows: Tracing Key Themes in Isaiah  Hyun Chul Paul Kim Kingship and Servanthood in the Book of Isaiah Ulrich Berges Eschatology in the Book of Isaiah  Marvin A. Sweeney Consumerism, Idolatry, and Environmental Limits in Isaiah  Patricia K. Tull Isaiah’s Interpretive Revolution: How Isaiah’s Formation Influenced Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation  Jacob Stromberg

“This book is no mere ‘second edition’ of William Brown’s earlier Character in Crisis. While bits and pieces of that book remain, the whole has been completely reenvisioned: character is here combined with creation under the rubric of wonder. In the process, Brown has reconceived the very nature of wisdom itself as ‘fear seeking understanding.’ In bravely rethinking both his own project and wisdom more broadly, Brown not only discusses the sages but proves that he is one himself.” — Brent A. Strawn
Emory University

Gospel Writing
A Canonical Perspective Francis Watson
“The scope of this major contribution is breathtaking. Watson expertly moves from Augustine to Lessing to Q to Thomas to the synoptic problem to the sources of John’s Gospel to the Gospel of Peter to the emergence of the fourfold gospel canon to Origen to early Christian art and liturgy. The upshot is a slew of new observations and intriguing proposals that open up fresh lines of inquiry. Required reading for all students of the gospel tradition.” — Dale C. Allison Jr.
4054-7 / pb / 678p / $48.00 [£31.99]

William P. Brown is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. Other books of his include The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder and the Interpretation Bible Commentary volume on Ecclesiastes.

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Richard J. Bautch is associate dean of the school of humanities and professor of religious studies at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. J. Todd Hibbard is assistant professor of religious studies at University of Detroit Mercy.

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A Commentary Jack R. Lundbom
“Jack Lundbom has written what is at last the successor to S. R. Driver’s 1895 ICC commentary on Deuteronomy. This exhaustive work includes a fresh translation kept close to the Hebrew so as to bring out rhetorical structures lost in English since the King James Version. Each passage is accompanied by commentary, along with abundant referrals to further scholarship, focusing especially on delimitation, framing, keywords, chiasms, and inclusios determined both from the rhetorical criticism Lundbom is known for and from evidence in the ancient manuscripts. The extensive supplementary material at the start of the volume lays out moderate, cautious positions, conversant with the latest critical scholarship.” — Robert Miller
Catholic University of America

The Psalms as Christian Lament
A Historical Commentary Bruce K. Waltke, James M. Houston, and Erika Moore
The Psalms as Christian Lament, like its companion volume The Psalms as Christian Worship (2010), uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present. In this new book Bruce Waltke, James Houston, and Erika Moore examine ten lament psalms, including six of the seven traditional penitential psalms, covering Psalms 5, 6, 7, 32, 38, 39, 44, 102, 130, and 143. Together they skillfully establish the meaning of the Hebrew text through careful exegesis and trace the church’s historical interpretation and use of these select psalms, highlighting their deep spiritual significance to Christians through the ages. “Too many Christians, including ministers, ignore the crucial spiritual resources of the lament psalms. As a result, the church does not know how to pray in the midst of suffering. The Psalms as Christian Lament helps rectify this lack by careful analysis of significant psalms read in the light of the interpretation of the early church. I highly recommend this book to all who love the psalms, but I hope ministers in particular will read this book and preach on the lament psalms to the benefit of the church.” — Tremper Longman III
Westmont College

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament
Robert L. Hubbard Jr., general editor 24 hardcover NICOT volumes available


The Forms of the Old Testament Literature
Rolf P. Knierim, Gene M. Tucker, and Marvin A. Sweeney, series editors 5 paperback FOTL volumes available

The Church’s Bible
Robert Louis Wilken, series editor 4 hardcover CB volumes available

“Deuteronomy, though still relatively unknown, is now at the center of the discussion of biblical theology. The great merit of Lundbom’s commentary is that it will make accessible to a broad scholarly readership theological themes that are essential for both Judaism and Christianity.” — Dominik Markl, SJ
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley

“The expansive character of secondary resources consulted indicates the length and breadth of Lundbom’s research and the depth of his insights. . . . His appreciation of the biblical book as a complicated and rich piece of literature is made clear through his use of rhetorical criticism. His historical concerns are bolstered by his attention to and evaluation of archaeological data. . . . One can hardly do a study of Deuteronomy without consulting this monumental work.” — The Bible Today Jack R. Lundbom is a life member at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, England. Among his prior publications are Jeremiah Closer Up, The Hebrew Prophets: An Introduction, and the three-volume Anchor Bible commentary on Jeremiah.

The Bible in Medieval Tradition
H. Lawrence Bond†, Philip D. W. Krey, and Thomas Ryan, series editors 2 paperback BMT volumes available

Bruce K. Waltke is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver. James M. Houston is founding principal and professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College. Erika Moore is professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary
J. Gordon McConville & Craig Bartholomew, series editors 5 paperback THOTC volumes available

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The New International Greek Testament Commentary
I. Howard Marshall and Donald A. Hagner, series editors
This well-established and highly acclaimed series is in the process of converting from hardcover to paperback as commentary volumes reprint.

The New International Commentary on the New Testament
Joel B. Green, series editor

The Pillar New Testament Commentary
D. A. Carson, series editor

The First Epistle to the Corinthians
Second Edition

The Second Letter to the Corinthians C O M M E N T A R I E S
Mark A. Seifrid
The question that Paul set before the ancient church in Corinth — Do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in and among you? (2 Corinthians 13:5) — remains a critical question for the church today. This commentary by Mark Seifrid seeks to hear Paul’s message afresh and communicate it to our time. Seifrid offers a unified reading of 2 Corinthians, which has often been regarded as a composite of excerpts and fragments. He argues that Paul’s message is directed at the “practical atheism” of the Corinthian church — the hidden heresy that assumes God’s saving work in the world may be measured by outward standards of success and achievement. Like all of the Pillar volumes, Seifrid’s commentary on 2 Corinthians offers careful grammatical analysis and exegesis with clear pastoral application. “If you value detailed, sustained exegesis coupled with deep theological analysis, then this commentary is for you. Here is Mark Seifrid at his very best — grappling intensely and respectfully with the content and progression of St. Paul’s thought, and bringing it alive for the reader today (his treatment of chapter 5 is a signal example). This is precisely what a commentary is supposed to do. Kudos!” — James W. Voelz
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Gordon D. Fee
This landmark commentary by Gordon Fee, originally published in 1987, has been lauded as the best study available of Paul’s theologically rich first letter to the Corinthians. Writing primarily for pastors, teachers, and students, Fee offers a readable exposition of 1 Corinthians that clearly describes the meaning of Paul’s ideas and their larger theological relevance. This second edition is based on the improved, updated (2011) edition of the NIV, and it takes into account the considerable scholarship on 1 Corinthians over the past twenty-five years. Fee has also eliminated “chapter and verse” language — totally foreign to Paul’s first-century letter — relegating the (necessary) numbers for “finding things” to parentheses. Praise for the first edition “Fee has given us a paradigm of what a commentary should be.” — Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society “This is an excellent commentary. Writing in the best tradition of evangelical scholarship, Fee has produced the most thorough interpretation of 1 Corinthians to have appeared in English in this generation.” — Journal of Biblical Literature Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and former general editor of the New Testament International Commentary on the New Testament series.

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The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary
Joel B. Green and Max Turner, series editors 5 paperback THNTC volumes available

Christian Commentaries on Non-Christian Sacred Texts
Catherine Cornille, general editor 6 paperback CCNST volumes available

Mark A. Seifrid is the Ernest and Mildred Hogan Professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification.

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Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage
A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal Marvin R. Wilson

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Paul Rorem, series editor

Justification Reconsidered
Rethinking a Pauline Theme Stephen Westerholm
“Reading Stephen Westerholm’s sketch of justification in Paul is a duty and a joy. This volume introduces the subject clearly and elegantly to students. But it also throws down the gauntlet to the New Perspectivists. How will they respond?” — Simon Gathercole
University of Cambridge

The Early Luther
Stages in a Reformation Reorientation Berndt Hamm
Translated by Martin Lohrmann
“Many Luther scholars over the past century have sought to identify the decisive breakthrough in Luther’s Reformation theology, usually finding it at some point between 1515 and 1518. By means of a meticulous and original analysis of Luther’s early life and writings, Berndt Hamm’s challenging book breaks with this paradigm, showing how Luther’s progression toward a new understanding of Christian faith, especially when viewed from the perspective of his late medieval theology and piety, was a multi-layered and gradual process stretching out from 1505 to 1520. This is a major contribution to Luther studies, not least because of its insistence on the mystical foundations of Luther’s theology.” — Bernard McGinn
University of Chicago Divinity School


In this very readable sequel to his popular book Our Father Abraham, Marvin Wilson illuminates theological, spiritual, and ethical themes of the Hebrew scriptures that directly affect Christian understanding and experience. Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage draws from both Christian and Jewish commentary in discussing such topics as thinking theologically about Abraham, understanding the God of Israel and his reputation in the world, and what it means for humans to be created in God’s image. Wilson calls for the church to restore, renew, and protect its foundations by studying and appreciating its origins in Judaism. Designed to serve as an academic classroom text or for use in personal or group study, the book includes hundred of questions for review and discussion. “A rare literary gem. . . . Wilson’s mastery of both Christian and Judaic texts, theologies, and traditions is nothing short of staggering. Equally, however, it is easily accessible for students and seekers, not just academics; congregants and parishioners, not just clergy. Jews, atheists, and Gentiles alike can all find their way into and through this truly informative and inspirational work. . . . A book for the mind, the heart, and the soul.” — Rabbi Baruch HaLevi
author of Revolution of Jewish Spirit

“Justification Reconsidered is a valuable summary and extension of Westerholm’s fresh and compelling arguments about Paul and Judaism in his Perspectives Old and New on Paul. This book engages with key biblical and theological issues in current interpretation of Paul and is marked by a refreshingly clear and forthright style.” — Douglas J. Moo
Wheaton College

“In this volume Hamm harvests the fruits of forty years of studying the late medieval ‘theology of piety’ and places Luther in its context, illuminating many aspects of what Hamm rightly sees as the gradual development of Luther’s evangelical understanding of Scripture. This perspective enriches our understanding of why and how his theology took form and how it functioned within the milieu in which Luther grew up and began his career.” — Robert Kolb
Concordia Seminary

“Every student wrestling with ‘justification’ will be grateful for this highly engaging book. Westerholm nimbly develops the mainstream interpretation, while critiquing popular current alternatives (including those by Campbell and Wright). Here is ready ammunition for an important continuing debate.” — John M. G. Barclay
Durham University

“For two thousand years, we have longed for a Christian scholar of Judaism as sensitive and knowledgeable as Marvin Wilson, and his work fulfills our hopes. Insightful and deeply learned, this book is a remarkable example of a Christian theology that affirms Judaism with respect and appreciation.” — Susannah Heschel
author of The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany

“A welcome and refreshing perspective on the development of Martin Luther’s theology. . . . Especially noteworthy and intriguing is Hamm’s discussion of how the concept of faith, regarded as the lowest of emotions and virtues previously, became central to Luther’s view of the Christian life. . . . This eminently readable book provides a gateway to a clearer understanding of Luther.” — Arland J. Hultgren
Luther Seminary

“Anything Stephen Westerholm writes on ‘justification by faith’ is not just worth reading; it is essential reading. If you have been led to believe that Paul is only concerned with a Gentile problem, not a human problem; that ‘justification’ means ‘belonging to the covenant’; that ‘works of law’ refers simply to ‘boundary markers’; that ‘justification theory’ must be eliminated from Paul; then you have not been fully informed. And if being well informed on such things matters to you, then read this book.” — R. Barry Matlock
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Marvin R. Wilson is H. J. Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. He is also the author of Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith and served as the primary scholar for the television documentary Jews & Christians: A Journey of Faith.

Berndt Hamm is professor emeritus of modern church history at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and the author of The Reformation of Faith in the Context of Late Medieval Theology and Piety.

Stephen Westerholm is professor of early Christianity at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. His other books include Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics and Israel’s Law and the Church’s Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters.

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Trinity and Revelation
A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Volume 2 Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
The second installment in Pentecostal theologian Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen’s wide and deep five-volume constructive theology for our time, this book develops a theology of triune revelation and the triune God in dialogue with Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in its global and contextual diversity, and with other major living faiths. “Truly an amazing work. One cannot help but be amazed at VeliMatti Kärkkäinen’s breadth and depth of knowledge of the Christian and other faith traditions as well as his ability to weave the various voices into a coherent, hospitable, and inclusive Christian constructive theology. . . . Trinity and Revelation is a major breakthrough in the field!” — Eleazar S. Fernandez
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Sacra Doctrina: Christian Theology for a Postmodern Age
Alan G. Padgett, series editor

Theology for Liberal Protestants
God the Creator Douglas F. Ottati
“In this stunning volume Douglas Ottati presents a historically rich and religiously nuanced account of Christian faith that decisively reorients contemporary theology. . . . This book is a treasure trove of insight into the dynamics of the Christian life. Ottati is a distinctive theological voice, and this volume establishes him as one of the foremost theologians working today. It should be widely read, carefully pondered, and deeply treasured.” — William Schweiker
University of Chicago Divinity School

Being Promised
Theology, Gift, and Practice Gregory Walter
Foreword by Patrick R. Keifert
“The title Being Promised works both ways: How does promising work? And what sort of being does promise open? Gregory Walter takes us through the intertwining postmodern problems of promise and gift with a penetrating eye and with patient teasing and tweaking. An amazing achievement.” — Robert W. Jenson
Institute for Theological Inquiry


“Kärkkäinen’s systematic theology, while firmly rooted in the evangelical theological tradition, is wonderfully and warmly ecumenical, frankly Christian but still open to the insights and practices of other religious ways, and widely inclusive of Christian thinkers from all contexts and cultures. . . . His breadth of scholarship is amazing. I will await the next three volumes in this groundbreaking project with considerable impatience.” — Stephen Bevans, SVD
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

“Gregory Walter’s Being Promised is brilliant. Drawing on analyses of gift exchange from cultural anthropology and phenomenology, it provides a theological account of promise as gift that moves beyond speech-act theory. Centered on God’s promise in the crucified Jesus, it not only uncovers the phenomenon of promise as gift, but also considers its power, being, and time, how it interacts with the plurality of life’s circumstances, and the place of this promise in the body of Christ and in the neighbor. After reading this book, you will never again speak glibly about hospitality or forgiveness.” — Lois Malcolm
Luther Seminary

“If you’ve ever feared that American liberal theology was down for the count, you’ll be cheered by Douglas Ottati’s careful and accessible work. Drawing on distinctive themes from Augustinian, Protestant, and liberal traditions, Ottati puts forward a robust and unapologetic liberal theology in the Reformed tradition.” — Rebekah Miles
Southern Methodist University

“By situating humans within the larger contexts of ‘cosmic ecology’ and ‘cosmic passage,’ and ultimately in the context of God, Ottati’s Theology for Liberal Protestants: God the Creator constructs a humbling yet inspiring theocentric vision of the cosmos and human life. This is a remarkable and muchneeded contribution to systematic theology.” — Douglas J. Schuurman
St. Olaf College

“While not neglecting his rootedness in the Christian faith, Kärkkäinen casts a fresh light on the topics of revelation and Trinity by opening up the conversation to the challenges of religious pluralism. The global reach of this theology is implicitly ‘pentecostal’ in the broadest and richest sense of the term.” — Frank D. Macchia
Vanguard University

“The dimension of promise has not been adequately mapped in contemporary theological discussions on gift. Gregory Walter accomplishes a detailed topology of this phenomenon, relating biblical promises to the overarching issues of hospitality and recognition. Being Promised demonstrates vividly the relevance of doctrinal theology for current anthropological debates.” — Risto Saarinen
University of Helsinki

“Theology for Liberal Protestants is a muchneeded book by a master teacher. In it Doug Ottati recovers something in danger of being lost — a systematic account of contemporary life in relation to God as Creator-Judge-Redeemer. He succeeds admirably. . . . Engagingly written and accessible to a wide range of readers.” — Roger J. Gench
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Gregory Walter is associate professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

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Approaching the End
Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life Stanley Hauerwas
“Reading Hauerwas is like walking in on a family argument. You don’t always know when and how the fight started, but you can’t take your eyes off it, you’re galvanized by the energy in the room, you suddenly find the fight is about things you’ve always been troubled by — and you sure as hell will stay rooted to the spot until you see how the argument comes out. 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
King’s College London

The Nonviolent God
J. Denny Weaver
This bold new statement on the nonviolence of God challenges the long-standing assumptions of divine violence in theology, the violent God pictured in the Old Testament, and the supposed violence of God in Revelation. In The Nonviolent God J. Denny Weaver argues that since God is revealed in Jesus, the nonviolence of Jesus most truly reflects the character of God. “Powerful, insightful, and practical. . . . Denny Weaver doesn’t downplay the violent strand that runs throughout Scripture, but he compellingly argues that nonviolence lies at the heart of Jesus’ revelation of God and that this understanding of God is far more prevalent in Scripture than most Western Bible readers realize. Not all will agree with Weaver, but the profound challenge he presents in this book is one that every follower of Jesus needs to wrestle with.” — Gregory A. Boyd
author of The Myth of a Christian Nation

A (Very) Critical Introduction


Nicholas M. Healy
Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most important and robustly creative theologians of our time, and his work is well known and much admired. But Nicholas M. Healy — himself an admirer of Hauerwas’s thought — believes that it has not yet been subjected to the kind of sustained critical analysis that is warranted by such a significant and influential Christian thinker. As someone interested in the broad systematic-theological implications of Hauerwas’s work, Healy begins to fill that gap with this book. “A must-read! Healy interprets Hauerwas as mirroring Schleiermacher. It’s a provocation so clearly argued that this will become a touchstone, not just for future interpretation of Hauerwas but for our engagement with a great deal of contemporary theology.” — R. R. Reno
editor of First Things

“This book represents the mature thought of one of the most creative and insightful thinkers of our time. Here we see Hauerwas grappling with the difficulties caused by the positions his obedience to Jesus Christ has compelled him to take. Those who think they already know what Hauerwas has to say should read this book and rediscover the restless Hauerwas, whose thought is always straining forward to what lies ahead.” — William Cavanaugh
DePaul University

“Theological controversy is an art in which few are skilled. This (very) critical response to a muchadmired contemporary, however, exemplifies the virtues necessary to mount a substantial challenge without straying into invective: it keeps calm; it concentrates on matters of substance; it manifests sympathetic understanding of the body of writing which it seeks to contest; and — more than anything — it articulates its puzzlements and disagreements on the basis of convictions about God and the gospel.” — John Webster
University of St. Andrews

“First-time Hauerwas readers are likely to be surprised to encounter the unstinting rigor of a Christian theologian who dares to think about last things while looking squarely at the prospect of his own death. Longtime readers will be struck that Hauerwas continues to challenge us to rethink what it means for Christians to affirm that ‘God is making all things new.’ ” — Michael Cartwright
University of Indianapolis

“Those who would claim that the God worshiped by Christians justifies violence — either the violence of war or that of racism, sexism, or economic exploitation — will now have to contend with this richly textured book by Denny Weaver. . . . Makes the compelling claim that the God of Jesus does not deal with the world by violence and thus neither should humanity.” — Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
author of #Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) about Money and Power

Nicholas M. Healy is professor of theology and religious studies at St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York. He is also the author of Church, World and the Christian Life: PracticalProphetic Ecclesiology and Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life.

“Once again the master brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old — I shall return to these essays with gratitude for their grace and insight.” — Fergus Kerr
University of Edinburgh

“All those who seek biblical and theological grounding for a God who resists cultures of guns, violence, and war will be profoundly nourished by this careful, revelatory study of the nonviolent God revealed in Jesus Christ and his story.” — Rita Nakashima Brock
coauthor of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War

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Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. Among his many other books are Living Gently in a Violent World, A Cross-Shattered Church, and Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir.

J. Denny Weaver is professor emeritus of religion at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio. His other books include The Nonviolent Atonement and Defenseless Christianity: Anabaptism for a Nonviolent Church.

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Between the Beginning and the End
A Radical Kingdom Vision J. H. Bavinck
Bert Hielema, translator
Twentieth-century Dutch missiologist and prolific author J. H. Bavinck was committed to confronting the world with the saving message of Christ. In this first English translation of the Dutch work published in 1946, Bavinck presents a cosmic kingdom vision and champions the coming of the kingdom of Christ as the basic message of the gospel. Starting with an incisive chapter on the significance of Urzeit, or primordial time, for all of history, Between the Beginning and the End explores the meaning of history as revealed in Scripture and shows how Scripture is addressed to all people, not just those bound to the setting of the events it describes. The book discusses the theme of the kingdom in Scripture, its prefiguration in the ceremonial symbols of Israel, and the promise of its restoration in Jesus Christ. Bavinck eloquently challenges believers to live as kingdom people as he expresses a uniquely Reformed perspective on the eternal significance of our temporal world. His eschatological vision, which permeates the book, is now more relevant than ever as climate change, resource depletion, financial turmoil, and other issues increasingly threaten our world. With Bert Hielema’s skillful translation capturing the beauty and power of Bavinck’s original text, Between the Beginning and the End calls all Christians to consider anew the entire scope of the church and Christ’s kingdom. The book includes a brief biographical sketch of Bavinck and a tribute to him, written in October 2000, by Johan D. Tangelder, one of Bavinck’s many devoted students. J. H. Bavinck (1895–1964) was the premier twentieth-century missiologist in the Dutch Calvinist tradition. A choice selection from his other significant writings was published last year as The J. H. Bavinck Reader, edited by John Bolt, James D. Bratt, and Paul J. Visser.

Living for Jesus and Japan
The Social and Theological Thought of Uchimura Kanzo ¯ Shibuya Hiroshi and Chiba Shin, editors
Uchimura Kanzō (1861–1930) was an independent, original, and thought-provoking pioneer of Christianity in modern Japan. His inner theological convictions were organically linked with his aspirations for living out such evangelical and social values as prophetic witness, neighborly love, social justice, pacifism, patriotism, and internationalism. Uchimura passionately loved both Jesus and Japan, and this interdisciplinary volume shows the continuing relevance of his wide-ranging Christian thought for our present world. “In these essays on Uchimura Kanzō, readers will discover fresh perspectives on the United States, love of God and nation, pacifism, missionary movement, Bible, church, and Christian doctrine from one of the most extraordinary Christians of late Meiji and Taishō Japan. Written mainly by scholars working in Japan, this collection represents an outstanding contribution to Uchimura scholarship in English.” — Thomas John Hastings
Japan International Christian University Foundation

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

Prophetic Rage
A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation Johnny Bernard Hill
“This book is a powerful and prophetic expression of the new generation of freedom fighters. . . . Don’t miss it!” — Cornel West
Union Theological Seminary


“Hill offers a fresh trajectory of black theology.” — Walter Brueggemann
Columbia Theological Seminary

“Prophetic Rage is, quite simply, THE book in black theology for which many of us have been waiting. In this eminently readable work Johnny Hill accomplishes what so many have given a nod to but not substantively dealt with in the field of theology — constructing a theology that not only takes seriously the suffering of black people but uses the creativity of their own tradition to do so.” — Stephen G. Ray Jr.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

“The topical approach of this volume complements more biographical approaches to Uchimura Kanzō, resulting in a compelling account of his struggle to articulate and live a biblical faith during a turbulent era of nation-formation and imperial expansion.” — Trent Maxey
Amherst College

“This ambitious text from Hill . . . capitalizes on the 50th anniversary of the watershed March on Washington and the reelection of President Barack Obama as opportunity for reflection on how theologians and Christians consider — or fail to consider — notions of empire and nihilism.” — Publishers Weekly “Lays the foundation for a postcolonial liberation theology and prophetic rage against such continuing forms of injustice as racism, poverty, militarism, violence, nihilism, materialism, imperialism, mass incarceration, and more. Seminarians, clergy, and laypersons concerned about justice will find this book to be a most useful guide for their social thought and action.” — Peter J. Paris
Princeton Theological Seminary

Contributors Andrew E. Barshay, Chiba Kei, Chiba Shin, Lee Kyoungae, Miura Hiroshi, Ohyama Tsunao, Shibuya Hiroshi, Shogimen Takashi, Takahashi Yasuhiro, Yagyu Kunichika. Shibuya Hiroshi is professor emeritus at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Chiba Shin is a professor at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.

Johnny Bernard Hill is associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and the author of The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream.

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The Human Being
A Theological Anthropology Hans Schwarz
“With a teacher’s wisdom and deep learning worn lightly, Hans Schwarz discusses biblical, theological, and scientific perspectives on human life. The Human Being is a wonderfully clear presentation of Christian theology, covering all the main points and never failing to present a contemporary perspective on what it means to be human.” — Alan G. Padgett
Luther Seminary

The Depth of the Human Person
A Multidisciplinary Approach Michael Welker, editor
This volume brings together a worldwide array of leading theologians, biblical scholars, scientists, philosophers, ethicists, and others to explore the multidimensionality and depth of the human person. Moving away from dualistic (mind-body, spirit-flesh, naturalmental) anthropologies, the book’s twenty contributors examine human personhood in terms of a complex flesh-body-mind-heartsoul-conscience-reason-spirit spectrum. The Depth of the Human Person begins with a provocative essay on the question “Why is personhood conceptually difficult?” It then rises to the challenge of relating theological contributions on the subject to various scientific explorations. Finally, the book turns to contemporary theological-ethical challenges, discussing such subjects as human dignity, embodiment, gender stereotypes, and human personhood at the edges of life. Contributors Maria Antonaccio, Warren S. Brown, Philip Clayton, Volker Henning Drecoll, Markus Höfner, Origen V. Jathanna, Malcolm Jeeves, Isolde Karle, Eiichi Katayanagi, Andreas Kemmerling, Stephan Kirste, Bernd Oberdorfer, John C. Polkinghorne, Jeffrey P. Schloss, Andreas Schüle, William Schweiker, Gerd Theissen, Günter Thomas, Frank Vogelsang, Michael Welker. Michael Welker is professor and chair of systematic theology and executive director of the Research Centre for International and Interdisciplinary Theology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His other books include The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology in Western and Orthodox Realms and What Happens in Holy Communion?

God the Revealed
Christology Michael Welker
Translated by Douglas W. Stott
“Welker helps make Jesus Christ come alive for us today by tackling the many theological challenges that obstruct recognition of God in our midst. In the process he offers a wonderfully complex account of our encounter with God in Christ in all its polyphonic and multidimensional reality. A compelling and wise book.” — Kathryn Tanner
Yale Divinity School


“This theological anthropology is a remarkable accomplishment. Hans Schwarz has given us a true interdisciplinary work that deals with every possible dimension and topic that one hopes to find in such a volume. . . . Scholars and students will find this book a rich and exciting resource.” — J. Wentzel van Huyssteen
Princeton Theological Seminary

“ ‘Christians are Easter people living from and toward that Easter experience of a new creation,’ Schwarz concludes. The anticipation of new creation makes life as a human being exciting and joy-filled. In this detailed and comprehensive theological description of the human person-in-community, Schwarz prophesies that we are who we are because of God’s future.” — Ted Peters
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

“This is the study many have been waiting for — the mature thought of a leading scholar, weaving together insights from historical studies, biblical material, doctrinal developments, confessional convictions, philosophical arguments, cultural observations, and contemporary experiences in a creative way — and responding to Bonhoeffer’s question Who is Jesus Christ for us today? There is nothing available that can be quite compared to this wide-ranging study.” — Dirk J. Smit
University of Stellenbosch

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“What does it mean to be human? With his usual encyclopedic coverage of current and historical knowledge, Schwarz addresses this question from a theological perspective incorporating material from biblical studies as well as the life and social sciences while addressing the challenging questions of sustaining human community today. Very readable and accessible.” — Ernest Simmons
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

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The Holy Spirit — In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today
Anthony C. Thiselton
“Magisterial! Brilliant! Erudite! Thiselton offers a sure-handed overview of the biblical teachings on the Spirit, maps the major historical streams of pneumatological reflection, and charts the important trajectories going forward. . . . This book bridges heretofore divergent polemics and opens up new dialogical horizons and possibilities for the contemporary theological task.” — Amos Yong
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Hans Schwarz is Professor of Systematic Theology and Contemporary Theological Issues at the University of Regensburg, Germany. His other books include Theology in a Global Context: The Last Two Hundred Years and volumes on Christology, eschatology, and the doctrine of creation.

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Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker
C. Stephen Evans and Paul Martens, series editors

How (Not) to Be Secular
Reading Charles Taylor James K. A. Smith
Charles Taylor’s landmark book A Secular Age (2007) provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the postChristian present — a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. This book by Jamie Smith is a compact field guide to Taylor’s insightful study of the secular, making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers. Even more, though, Smith’s How (Not) to Be Secular is a practical philosophical guidebook, a kind of how-to manual on how to live in our secular age. It ultimately offers an adventure in self-understanding and maps out a way to get our bearings in today’s secular culture, no matter who “we” are — whether believers or skeptics, devout or doubting, self-assured or puzzled and confused. This is a book for any thinking person to chew on. “Charles Taylor’s crucial book on our secular age is inaccessible for most people, including the church leaders who desperately need to learn from its insight. Jamie Smith’s book is the solution to this problem. As a gateway into Taylor’s thought, this volume (if read widely) could have a major impact on the level of theological leadership that our contemporary church is getting. It could also have a great effect on the quality of our communication and preaching. I highly recommend this book.” — Tim Keller
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith
Merold Westphal
In this book respected Christian philosopher Merold Westphal presents an authoritative study of Søren Kierkegaard’s writings on biblical, Christian faith and its relation to reason. Across five books — Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Sickness unto Death, and Practice in Christianity — and under three pseudonyms, Kierkegaard sought to articulate a biblical concept of faith by approaching it from a variety of perspectives in relation to one another. Westphal offers a careful textual reading of Kierkegaard’s reflections on the story of Abraham, his analysis of the difference between Platonic recollection and divine revelation at particular times and places, his description of belief in the context of human finitude, and his critique of reason as the ideology of particular established social and religious orders. Through all these various contexts, Westphal presents an overarching analysis of Kierkegaard’s conception of the true meaning of biblical faith. Though Kierkegaard presents a complex picture of faith, Westphal argues that his perspective is a faithful and illuminating one, making claims that are important for philosophy of religion, for theology, and most of all for Christian life as it might be lived by faithful people. Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Fordham University and an adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University. His books have won awards from Choice magazine, the American Academy of Religion, Christianity Today, and the National Jesuit Honor Society.

Eros and Self-Emptying
The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard Lee C. Barrett
This inaugural KCT volume offers a novel, nuanced comparative study of early church father Augustine and nineteenth-century philosopher-theologian Søren Kierkegaard. Never before have these two seminal thinkers been probed together in such detail and with such insight. “What has Hippo to do with Copenhagen? In this superb study Lee Barrett displays how, for all of their differences, Augustine and Kierkegaard unexpectedly share a vision of the Christian life as a journey circling around two central themes: the heart’s restless desire-filled journey to God and God’s self-emptying journey to the individual. . . . Barrett’s command of each thinker’s writings, historical context, and reception is complete. . . . Shows how reading both Augustine and Kierkegaard as rhetorical and dialectical thinkers challenges us to rethink traditional Catholic and Protestant binary oppositions.” — David J. Gouwens
Brite Divinity School


“One could hardly ask for a finer or more highly nuanced treatment of the convergences and divergences, both direct and indirect, between Augustine and Kierkegaard than Barrett has given us in this rich comparative study of these two great theologians of love.” — Sylvia Walsh
Stetson University

“Kierkegaard scholarship has long needed a definitive study of the Augustine-Kierkegaard relationship; and this is it. . . . This book will be valuable not just for students of Augustine, at the dawn of state-sponsored Christendom, or of Kierkegaard, at its twilight, but also for anyone who wants to understand the whole of Western Christianity at its heart.” — Andrew J. Burgess
University of New Mexico

“A brilliant, beautifully written book on the dilemma of faith in a modern secular age. . . . How (Not) to Be Secular is a gem.” — T. M. Luhrmann
Stanford University

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Lee C. Barrett is Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, author of the Abingdon Pillars of Theology volume on Kierkegaard, and coeditor of the two-volume work Kierkegaard and the Bible.

James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he also holds the Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is the award-winning author of a number of books, including Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, Thinking in Tongues, Desiring the Kingdom, and Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works, and he also serves as the editor of Comment magazine.

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Analogia Entis: Metaphysics
Original Structure and Universal Rhythm Erich Przywara
Translated by John R. Betz and David Bentley Hart

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God as Love
The Concept and Spiritual Aspects of Agape in Modern Russian Religious Thought Johannes Miroslav Oravecz
“This is an encyclopedic work of immense scholarship, unprecedented in the study of Russian religious thought. Not only does Johannes Oravecz give us valuable analyses of works on Divine love by the major figures of Russian philosophy (Solovyov, Florensky, Bulgakov), but he also ventures into the byways and introduces us to the ideas of lesser known writers such as Malevanskii, Tareev, and Svetlov. This book is obviously rooted in Oravecz’s personal experience: it is a book about God’s love written by someone who loves God.” — Boris Jakim “In this much-needed study of the historical development of Russian theology in the modern period, Johannes Oravecz brings to the attention of English readers some hidden gems of Russian theology. . . . He intersperses his discussion with excerpts from the theological writings under review, many of them rendered into English for the first time. Oravecz’s God as Love offers a wealth of bibliographical information and is sure to become a standard reference work both for specialists in Russian theology and for scholars interested in learning from other voices of the Christian tradition.” — T. Allan Smith
University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto

The Analogical Turn
Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa Johannes Hoff
“Much more than a monograph on a historical figure, this imaginatively crafted and extremely scholarly volume constitutes one of the most significant works of theology in the twenty-first century so far. I believe that it will exert a very considerable influence on future theoretical reflections both within theology and without.” — John Milbank
University of Nottingham


“At last English readers have available a translation of one of the great masterworks of twentieth-century theology and philosophy, giving them a much better sense of the course of both Catholic and Protestant thought since the inter-war period. John Betz and David Bentley Hart have done a remarkable job of rendering Przywara’s Analogia Entis into highly readable English without losing any of the sense or nuances of the German original.” — John Milbank
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The Tradition of Liberal Theology
Michael J. Langford
“This book is winsomely written, cogently argued, and focused mainly on the early British tradition. Like Michael Langford’s previous books on this subject, The Tradition of Liberal Theology offers a rationalistic perspective and a deeply informed account of where liberal theology came from and why it still matters.” — Gary Dorrien
author of The Making of American Liberal Theology

“In this fascinating book Johannes Hoff shows us how Nicholas of Cusa sought to express the insights of the classical and medieval worldview in the conceptuality of the modern. With enormous learning and great insight, Hoff ’s Analogical Turn illuminates some of the urgent problems of philosophy and theology today.” — Andrew Louth
Durham University

“With The Analogical Turn: Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa Johannes Hoff has given us the most challenging and most readable book on the fifteenth-century cardinal to have appeared in English. But, as the title suggests, at issue is much more — the shape and fate of our modern world. Recently there has been much talk about this being a postmodern, postsecular age. Hoff ’s book should make such talk more thoughtful.” — Karsten Harries
Yale University

“Langford gives a clear and accessible account of liberal theology’s quest to strike the appropriate balance between faith and reason in the search for truth. ” — John Polkinghorne
author of Belief in God in an Age of Science

Michael J. Langford is professor emeritus of philosophy and bioethics at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

“Crucially enhances our understanding of the origins of modernity in the late Middle Ages. . . . Hoff shows how the fragmented and illusory modern world in which we live was not an inevitable outcome of the cultural and intellectual upheavals of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. . . . This is scholarship of the very highest caliber. Hoff ’s book will establish itself as one of the most significant works of Christian theology and philosophy in recent years.” — Simon Oliver
University of Nottingham

“An outstanding introduction into the Russian Orthodox religious thought of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Oravecz demonstrates with precision and competence the rich complexity of the Russian theological and philosophical realm.” — Lubomir Zak
Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City, Rome

Johannes Miroslav Oravecz earned his doctoral degree at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome, Italy, in 2010. He is a lecturer and retreat master on diverse theological and spiritual topics and an active member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Johannes Hoff is professor of systematic theology at Heythrop College in the University of London.

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Being Christian
Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer Rowan Williams
In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers dig deeper and apply Williams’s insights to their own lives. “Rowan Williams at his best . . . worldly-wise, pastorally gentle, grounded deeply in tradition, acutely alert to the real world of violence where God indwells. . . . Ushers us more deeply into our best discernment of the Christian life.” — Walter Brueggemann
Columbia Theological Seminary

Reality, Grief, Hope
Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks Walter Brueggemann
“It is one thing to call for a prophetic imagination; it is quite another matter to actually have a prophetic imagination. This book clearly shows Brueggemann to have the ‘unrelenting realism’ that possessed the imagination of the ancient prophets. . . . With steely-eyed observation he helps us see, amid the despair that has gripped American life since 2001, that there is hope — a hope grounded in the everyday work of the church. This is Brueggemann at his very best.” — Stanley Hauerwas
Duke Divinity School

Toughest People to Love
How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life — Including Yourself Chuck DeGroat


“Takes us from the world of the Bible to the headlines of today, opening inconvenient but desperately needed truths. . . . If you’ve never read Brueggemann, here is your entry point. If you’ve been reading him for years, this one is not to be missed.” — Brian D. McLaren

“Through a carefully nuanced analogy with the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 bce, Brueggemann’s Reality, Grief, Hope presents a passionate and timely exploration of the theological crises that have infected the U.S., particularly since the 9/11 attacks. . . . A splendid work of public theology!” — Gale A. Yee
Episcopal Divinity School

People — frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated — are the most difficult part of leadership; they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love. Toughest People to Love explores particular types of difficult people and encourages leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others. Based on DeGroat’s wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book — both wise and practical — is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision. “Chuck DeGroat combines thoughtful reflection with psychological learning and spiritual vision. This book will give wise guidance to anybody who is called to lead.” — John Ortberg
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church


“With clarity and with startling eloquence, one of the greatest theologians and most respected church leaders of our time guides readers into a deeper understanding of the essential elements of the Christian life. Rowan Williams has written that rarest of books, a work of profound theological insight that is also lively, beautiful, and relevant.” — Michael Jinkins
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“Challenges the churches to a prophetic task in the face of the twin ills in American exceptionalism: complacency when things go well and self-centered despair when (as after 9/11) they go badly. Brueggemann shows how the witness of the Old Testament prophets can be a resource for faithful hope that does not rest on cynical self-concern.” — John Barton
Oriel College, Oxford

“This brilliant book is a road map through the morass of convoluted relationships we all face in our families, neighborhoods, work, and ministries. . . . I wish I’d had this indispensable resource — a lifegiving well — much earlier in my life. I will return often to it.” — Dan B. Allender
Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

Rowan Williams served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012 and is now Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. His numerous other books include Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgement, The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia, and Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief.

Walter Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. His many other books include A Social Reading of the Old Testament, The Threat of Life, Theology of the Old Tes­ tament, and The Prophetic Imagination.

Chuck DeGroat is associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, and former teaching pastor of City Church San Francisco and executive director of City Church’s Counseling Center. He is also the author of Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places.

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The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith Jack Levison
“This book on the place of the Holy Spirit in the church and the Christian life is a tour de force. Jack Levison is, in my experience, the most competent scholar and clearest writer on the Holy Spirit that I have known. But he is far more than a scholar; he is a Christian who is passionate to bring biblical clarity and understanding to the church worldwide.” — Eugene Peterson
Regent College

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What Shall We Say?
Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith Thomas G. Long
This acclaimed book by master preacher Thomas Long presents wise pastoral perspectives on the thorny problem of God and human suffering. Long engages the work of major thinkers who have posed solutions to the “theodicy problem,” and he offers biblically based approaches to preaching on this subject, guided by Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds and the “greatest theodicy text in Scripture” — the book of Job. “Among preachers, Tom Long is perhaps the most broadly read and deeply incisive of them all. . . . Long doesn’t offer easy answers, but he does open a wonderful conversation.” — Richard Lischer
Duke Divinity School

We Can Make the World Economy a Sustainable Global Home
Lewis S. Mudge
Foreword by John C. Bogle
This book by theologian-ethicist Lewis S. Mudge offers fresh philosophical and theological concepts, economic and political insights, and practical financial proposals to counter the causes and lasting effects of the worldwide recession that began in late 2007. To help foster the ecumenical dialogue that Mudge always called for, the book includes responses from Elliott N. Dorff, John C. Knapp, and Djamel Eddine Laouisset — a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim. “Lew Mudge deserves to be regarded as one of the most important Christian-based scholars of his generation. This posthumous publication is an excellent example of his ‘hopeful realism’ — fully aware of present social, economic realities while still daring to envision new possibilities for structuring economic life.” — Michael Kinnamon
Seattle University


“Levison here gives us a brilliant line of argument that is lucidly and almost affectionately delivered — brilliant in that it scintillates with insight after insight and connection after connection, lucid in that Levison writes with the simplicity and directness of genuine authority, and affectionate in that he approaches both his content and us as his readers with the warmest regard.” — Phyllis Tickle
founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly

“Inspired, aptly titled, will not only inform readers about the spirit but activate, nurture, and enable a spirit-filled way of life, learning, and virtue.” — Amos Yong
Regent University

“Levison’s careful study of the Old Testament, early Jewish, and New Testament understanding of spirit — the fruit of twenty years of research — signals something of a revolution in contemporary understanding of the spirit of God. . . . His discussion will instruct afresh those open to learn and will provoke fruitful discussion.” — James Dunn
University of Durham

“Tom Long has done it again, tackling a tough subject with wit, intelligence, and integrity. Moving beyond the ministry of presence, Long challenges clergy to stop dodging the bullet and to answer the hard questions laypeople ask. More importantly, he also gives us the tools to do it well.”  — Lillian Daniel
First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

“This work of theological and ethical imagination is a ‘more excellent way’ to shape our global economy. . . . Lew’s words are as fresh and relevant now as ever.” — Clifton Kirkpatrick
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“A valuable book for preachers and others struggling with the relationship between God and suffering.” — Religious Studies Review “Moving and inspiring. . . . Too often preachers avoid these kinds of questions, offering pat answers or no answer at all. Long offers not only expert guidance but a push toward finding an answer that is theologically grounded and makes sense of the reality of suffering and evil in this world.” — The Christian Century Thomas G. Long is Bandy Professor of Preaching and coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. His other books include The Witness of Preaching and Accompany Them with Singing — The Christian Funeral.

“What a privilege it was to listen to Lewis Mudge! In these pages his enlightened insights into the world economy continue to inspire us. . . . This book shows him at work as a great theologian, teacher, and lucid guide for those looking for orientation in the midst of our global crises.” — Martin Robra
World Council of Churches

Jack Levison is professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University. His previous books include Filled with the Spirit and Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life.

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Study Guide
Jack Levison and Ronald Herms
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Lewis S. Mudge (1929–2009) was Robert Leighton Stuart Professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary and professor of ecumenical ethics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He also wrote The Gift of Responsibility: The Promise of Dialogue among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, a companion to this volume.

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A Political Theology of Climate Change
Michael S. Northcott
“This book offers us a new level of seriousness in developing a theological ecology. . . . Michael Northcott has the unusual intelligence to be able to see the link between ‘soft’ green issues on the one hand and ‘hard’ issues of international relations theory on the other.” — John Milbank
University of Nottingham

Health, Disease, and Bioethics in Theological Perspective Neil Messer
“In this lively and informative book Neil Messer demonstrates his intellectual acuity by engaging carefully and thoughtfully with some of the most pressing issues facing those in the health-care professions. . . . His achievement is to produce a critical framework for thinking through difficult and highly charged bioethical problems, and he illustrates his argument with examples drawn from particular medical cases and disability studies. . . . Deserves to be widely read.” — Celia Deane-Drummond
University of Notre Dame

Shaping Public Theology
Selections from the Writings of Max L. Stackhouse Scott R. Paeth, E. Harold Breitenberg Jr., and Hak Joon Lee, editors


“Max Stackhouse is one of the central figures in Christian social ethics over the last half-century, and this volume shows us why. Always smart, sometimes provocative, and ever faithful — like Max himself — these essays of his identify the tasks and trajectories of public theology for the next half-century.” — John R. Bowlin
Princeton Theological Seminary

“Michael Northcott has devoted the best part of his career to understanding the problems of the environment and climate from a theologian’s viewpoint, but this is no repetition of what he has said before. A Political Theology of Climate Change is the book he has been working towards, and he here achieves a powerful synthetic integration of scientific findings and policy questions with a theology of creation and eschaton and with philosophical and political critiques of modernity.” — Oliver O’Donovan
University of Edinburgh

“Drawing on the vast resources of Christian spirituality and of the much more recent climate sciences, Michael Northcott continues to bring alive the most implausible hybrid — a carbon theology! By reawakening the dormant meaning of Incarnation, he also provides new energy for an ecological movement that could learn to thrive on the long tradition of political theology. This book helps us understand how all the outdated values of the past might be our last chance to still have a future.” — Bruno Latour
Paris Institute of Political Studies

“Perplexity over the nature of health, disease, and illness lies behind many of the most intractable debates in contemporary medicine. In this attractive and consistently well-judged exploration of the nature of human flourishing, Neil Messer draws from Barth and Aquinas to give a decisively theological account which nevertheless richly integrates a range of philosophical and scientific insights. This impressive work will be an invaluable reference point for future work in theological bioethics.” — Robert Song
Durham University

“Stackhouse can rightly be called one of the fathers of public theology. This collection of his most important writings makes his work more accessible to audiences in various countries, churches, and contexts all over the globe. A helpful guide for churches and individual Christians who strive to define their public calling in the context of democracies with their complex public spheres and challenges.” — Nico Koopman
Stellenbosch University

“Northcott comes perhaps as close to true prophecy as we see today. His far-reaching writing brilliantly calls us all to account and to a deeper discipleship. Churches, pastors, and individuals, Christian or not, will respond.” — Library Journal (starred review) Michael S. Northcott is professor of ethics at the University of Edinburgh. His previous books include The Environment and Christian Ethics and A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming.

“An informed, balanced, and thoughtful theological approach to health, disease, and disability. Messer offers a fair-minded and nuanced analysis that will interest experts in health-care ethics. His constructive proposal is based on a carefully worked-out version of teleological ‘Barthian Thomism’ that combines speculative creativity with practical compassion.” — Stephen J. Pope
Boston College

“This is a timely and indispensable primer of public theology. Stackhouse is to be commended for giving in neither to secularists who exclude religion from the public sphere, nor to idealist liberals, nor to bibliolatrous fundamentalists, nor to sectarians who can only live in conflict with the world. . . . Muchneeded, thought-provoking reading.” — Rudolf von Sinner
Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo, Brazil

Scott R. Paeth is associate professor of religious studies at DePaul University. E. Harold Breitenberg Jr. is associate professor of religious studies at Randolph-Macon College. Hak Joon Lee is professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Neil Messer is professor of theology and head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Winchester, United Kingdom, and a minister in the United Reformed Church. His previous books include Respecting Life: Theology and Bioethics and Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics.

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Emory University Studies in Law and Religion
John Witte Jr., series editor
This series aims to foster exploration of the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas, institutions, and methods. Written by leading scholars of law, political science, and related fields, the Emory University Studies in Law and Religion volumes help meet the growing demand for literature in the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of law and religion.

The Kuyper Center Review
Volume 4: Calvinism and Democracy John Bowlin, editor
Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was a principal force, both practical and intellectual, behind the democratization of politics and public life that occurred in the Netherlands at the close of the nineteenth century. This volume reflects on Kuyper’s Calvinistic legacy, not only examining its theological roots and historical context but also assessing the prospects of democracy in our own day and considering the ways in which Reformed theology might provide resources for democratic criticism and renewal. Contents
Neo-Calvinism and Democracy: An Overview from the Mid-Nineteenth Century till the Second World War  George Harinck Calvinism, Constitutionalism, and the Ingredients of Peace  David Little Christianity and the Class Struggle  Jeffrey Stout Liberalism versus Democracy? Abraham Kuyper and Carl Schmitt as Critics of Liberalism  Clifford B. Anderson The Christian as homo politicus: Abraham Kuyper and Democratic Imbalance in Post-Democratic Times  Michael Bräutigam Distinctively Common: Advancing Herman Bavinck’s Theology to Pressure Liberal Democratic Ideals  Clay Cooke Legitimacy, Public Justice, and Deliberative Democracy  Michael De Moor Democracy and Ecclesiology: An Aristocratic Church for a Democratic Age?  James Eglinton Distinct Discipleship: Abraham Kuyper, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Christian Engagement in Public Life  Brant Himes Abraham Kuyper between Parsonage and Parliament  Harry Van Dyke Kuyper as Emancipator and Christian Democrat  Harry Van Dyke


Secular Government, Religious People
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle
The field of church and state in America is stuck in an unproductive debate about competing rights. One side emphasizes the right to be free of government-sponsored religion, such as prayer at public ceremonies. In contrast, the other side emphasizes people’s right to express their religious character and beliefs, sometimes even through government. Secular Government, Religious People breaks free of this trap. Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle present an original theory that makes the secular character of American government, rather than a set of individual rights, the centerpiece of religious liberty in the United States. Through a comprehensive treatment of relevant constitutional themes and through their attention to both historical concerns and contemporary controversies — including issues often in today’s news — Lupu and Tuttle define and defend the secular character of U.S. government. Ira C. Lupu is F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor of Law Emeritus at George Washington University, Washington DC. Robert W. Tuttle is David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion at George Washington University.

Divine Covenants and Moral Order
A Biblical Theology of Natural Law David VanDrunen
This book addresses the old question of natural law in its contemporary context. David VanDrunen draws both on his Reformed theological heritage and on the broader Christian natural law tradition to develop a constructive theology of natural law through a thorough study of Scripture. The biblical covenants organize VanDrunen’s study. Part 1 addresses the covenant of creation and the covenant with Noah. Part 2 treats the redemptive covenants that God established with Abraham, Israel, and the New Testament church. Finally, VanDrunen reflects on the need for a solid theology of natural law and the importance of natural law for the Christian’s life in the public square. “Divine Covenants and Moral Order is definitely the most comprehensive and the most original work on natural law by a Reformed Christian theologian to date. . . . It is a major contribution to a truly substantive Jewish-Christian dialogue on natural law.” — David Novak
University of Toronto



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“By grounding the mystery of human obligation in the grand narrative of biblical covenants, VanDrunen’s keenly ambitious and mind-expanding account provides a provocative challenge not only to the church and the public square but also to the complex tradition of natural law itself.” — Jonathan Burnside
University of Bristol Law School

John Bowlin is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Associate Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the editor of The Kuyper Center Review, Volume 2: Revelation and Common Grace.

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How (Not) to Be Secular
Reading Charles Taylor James K. A. Smith
See book description on page 13.

David VanDrunen is the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California, an ordained minister, and an attorney.

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At the Limits of the Secular
Reflections on Faith and Public Life William A. Barbieri Jr., editor
Foreword by Charles Taylor
This volume presents thought-provoking essays by eminent Catholic scholars who are concerned about the impact of secularity on the future of the Church. The contributors, from various disciplines, use an innovative “keywords” approach to think through the implications of secular consciousness for the role of religion in public affairs. While responding in some ways to Charles Taylor’s magnum opus, A Secular Age, this book also stands on its own with its groundbreaking contributions by influential theologians. Contents
Foreword  Charles Taylor Introduction  William A. Barbieri Jr. I. Religion and the Public 1. Religion in the Public Realm: Three Forms of Publicness  David Tracy 2. Public Reason and Intercultural Dialogue  Peter Casarella 3. Catholicity, Globalization, and Post-Secularity Robert J. Schreiter II. Post-Secularity? Critical Reflections 4. The Invention of the Religious-Secular Distinction  William Cavanaugh 5. The Post-Secular Problematic  William A. Barbieri Jr. 6. Media Constructions of Space, the Disciplining of Religious Traditions, and the Hidden Threat of the Post-Secular  Vincent J. Miller III. In and beyond a Secular Age: Theological Anthropology 7. Imagination, the Body, and the Transfiguration of Limits  Anthony J. Godzieba 8. Faith, Autonomy, and the Limits of Agency in a Secular Age  Philip J. Rossi, S.J. 9. Love and Justice: Engaging Benedict XVI on Christian Discipleship in a Secular Age  Mary Doak IV. Religion in a Post-Secular World 10. Multiple Belongings: The Persistence of Community amidst Societal Differentiation  Michele Dillon 11. Engaging Religious and Secular Humanisms Slavica Jakelic ´ 12. Religions in a Globalizing World  J. Paul Martin

Dare We Speak of Hope?
Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics Allan Aubrey Boesak
Foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff
“I can hardly think of any other person in the world whose word and witness stand more unswervingly with the poor and the workers. Despite surface signs of progress, Allan Boesak reminds Christians and all people of decent hearts that hope emerges phoenix-like when the criterion for life is the life of the oppressed.” — Dwight N. Hopkins
University of Chicago Divinity School

Strangers and Pilgrims Once More
Being Disciples of Jesus in a Post-Christendom World Addison Hodges Hart


“Those who rejoiced in the victory of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama and who were disappointed afterwards by the developments in their respective countries and worldwide will experience new hope through this moving book. . . . Inspiring, encouraging, and mobilizing for people yearning for justice.” — Ulrich Duchrow
University of Heidelberg

“A masterpiece! Dare We Speak of Hope? invites readers to embrace the question of hope in a world of injustice and oppression, disappointment and depression. In this beautifully written and powerfully persuasive volume, Boesak re­ asserts the power of hope when it emerges out of woundedness, struggle, and peacemaking.” — Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Bethel University

In this book Addison Hodges Hart articulates some crucial questions for contemporary Christians: What sort of church must we become in today’s post-Christendom world, where we can no longer count on society to support Christian ideals? What can we salvage from our Christendom past that is of real value, and what can we properly leave behind? How do we become “strangers and pilgrims” once more, after being “at home” in Christendom for so long? Summoning readers to wise and faithful discipleship in our post-Christendom age, Hart suggests both how Christ’s disciples can say “yes” to much that was preserved during the age of Christendom and why they should say “no” to some of the cherished accretions of that passing epoch. “This excellent book is both clear and courageous! It describes the fundamental changes that must take place for re-forming the Christianity that most of our denominations have accepted as the only available model of church. Addison Hodges Hart honors history, Scripture, and theology — and puts them together very wisely.” — Richard Rohr
Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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“Allan Boesak, a great prophet and scholar, has done it again. This is a brilliant book on hope and politics.” — R. Simangaliso Kumalo
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

“[An] eloquent, challenging, and deeply spiritual book.” — Nicholas Wolterstorff
from foreword

William A. Barbieri Jr. is associate professor of theology and religious studies at Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

Allan Aubrey Boesak is the first holder of the Desmond Tutu Chair for Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies, a joint position at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. His previous books include Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism and The Tenderness of Conscience: African Renaissance and the Spirituality of Politics.

“Thoughtful Christians often lament that our leaders are characterized by ignorance on fire on the one hand and intelligence on ice on the other. In Addison Hodges Hart, however, we have intelligence on fire. In Strangers and Pilgrims Once More he makes bold and sensible proposals for a positive and robust Christian discipleship. I have great respect for this author and this book.” — Brian D. McLaren
author of We Make the Road by Walking

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 (see page 30), Taking Jesus at His Word, and The Yoke of Jesus.

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Christ across the Disciplines
Past, Present, Future Roger Lundin, editor
In this diverse and dazzling look at the current state of Christian thought, distinguished scholars covering the theological spectrum explore the dynamic relationship between the Christian faith and the life of the mind. Although the essays in Christ across the Disciplines are rooted in a rich understanding of the past, they focus primarily on how Christian students, teachers, and scholars might best meet the present and future challenges of intellectual and cultural life in a global world. “This pace-setting volume offers a most helpful account of the effort to ‘integrate faith and learning’ as that effort has been understood by Christian scholars and Christian colleges since mid-century. Even more, it shows many and varied ways for moving beyond ‘integration’ to other fruitful practices for promoting scholarship as faithful believers. It is a compelling book of unusual insight.” — Mark Noll
University of Notre Dame

Christian Higher Education
A Global Reconnaissance Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer, and Nicholas S. Lantinga, editors
“What an incredible resource! This book does for our understanding of the worldwide resurgence of Christian higher education what North American scholars have been doing to understand the North American renaissance of the past several decades. It offers informative accounts of the expansion of Christian higher education — with all its challenges and opportunities — in major countries on nearly every continent. As a bonus, some of our best scholars in this field introduce and conclude the studies with illuminative assessments of the whole worldwide project.” — Robert Benne
Roanoke College


“This insightful and richly textured collection of essays will bring much encouragement to those who have sought to keep alive both serious scholarship and living faith in higher education. . . . What an exhilarating global story unfolds through these pages!” — Gerald Pillay
Liverpool Hope University

“An engrossing and enchanting collection filled with surprising sparklers, unsettling firecrackers, and even fireworks that explode in reframed conversations and new horizons of insight.” — Leonard Sweet
Drew University

“At a time when Christian universities and colleges especially in North America and Europe have been in decline, this volume provides a refreshing look at the expansion and ingenuity of Christian institutions around the world. . . . The contributors tell a story of hope, passion, and commitment. . . . Anyone interested in global Christian education will be well served by reading this book.” — Mwenda Ntarangwi
International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education

“Roger Lundin has assembled a stellar cast of Christian intellectuals to reflect on the difference that the lordship of Jesus Christ makes, or can make, to academic endeavors. Each contributor is deeply knowledgeable about the history of his or her discipline and brings theologically sophisticated analysis to bear on its possible futures. This is an indispensable resource for those who want to discern the most fruitful paths available for Christian intellectual life.” — Alan Jacobs
Baylor University

Contributors Stephen M. Barr, Katherine Clay Bassard, David Bebbington, Jeremy S. Begbie, David N. Livingstone, Roger Lundin, John Schmalzbauer, Sujit Sivasundaram, Eleonore Stump, John Webster. Roger Lundin is the Arthur F. Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College. His other books include Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age, Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief, and The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World.

“Given the rapid numerical expansion and dynamic intellectual growth of new Christian universities outside North America, this is an exciting moment for Christ-centered higher education worldwide. . . . The mosaic of international perspectives in this wide-ranging volume demonstrates how much all of us can learn as every part of the higher education body of Christ shares its gifts and opportunities.” — Philip G. Ryken
Wheaton College

“This is a welcome addition to an interesting but rarely studied segment of higher education globally.” — Daniel C. Levy
State University of New York at Albany

Contributors Joel Carpenter, J. Dinakarlal, Harry Fernhout, Alexandre Brasil Fonseca, Musa A. B. Gaiya, Perry L. Glanzer, Nicholas S. Lantinga, George Marsden, José Ramón Alcántara Mejía, Peter Tze Ming Ng, Faith W. Nguru, Cristiane Candido Santos, Kuk-Won Shin. Joel Carpenter is professor of history and director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College.

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Christian Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century
Prospects and Perils Thomas M. Crisp, Steve L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof, editors
Contributors: Jonathan A. Anderson, Dariusz M. Bryc ´ko, Natasha Duquette, M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall, George Hunsinger, Paul Moser, Alvin Plantinga, Craig Jonathan Slane, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Amos Yong.

Perry L. Glanzer is professor of educational foundations at Baylor University and a resident scholar with Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. Nicholas S. Lantinga is a professor at Handong Global University in South Korea and former director of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education.

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Reading for Preaching
The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
“Cornelius Plantinga’s Reading for Preaching represents the gift of a lifetime. Plantinga has spent many years mapping great fiction, poetry, biography, and journalism. In this book he shares that map with technologized, digitalized, busy preachers who badly need what he has to offer. . . . I can’t imagine a preacher who will not benefit from this gift.” — Richard Lischer
author of Stations of the Heart and The End of Words

Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932–1933
A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich Angela Dienhart Hancock
“The question haunts us. How would I have responded to the rise of Nazism? Angela Dienhart Hancock, with careful scholarship and thorough research, examines the thinking of the dominant theologian of the twentieth century as National Socialism emerged around him. . . .  Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic is an ambitious, timely, and very important project.” — John Buchanan
editor/publisher of The Christian Century

Distance in Preaching
Room to Speak, Space to Listen Michael A. Brothers
Based on several years of teaching and careful observation in preaching classes, this book by Michael Brothers explores the benefits of “distance” in preaching — and listening to — sermons. Having noticed that sermon listeners generally want to be given room for their own interpretations and experiences, Brothers argues that critical and aesthetic distance as a hermeneutical tool is vital to hearing the gospel today and should be intentionally employed in sermon construction and delivery. In the spirit of Fred Craddock, Brothers explains this “distance” in the field of homiletics, equips teachers and students of preaching to evaluate the function of distance in sermons, and encourages preachers to practice the use of distance in their preaching. “Brothers sheds startling new light on the performance aspects of preaching. He not only maps critical concepts and skills but raises important questions about how the preacher’s integrity and spirituality are brought to bear in the act of preaching. Preachers and teachers of preachers have been waiting for this book.” — Jana Childers
San Francisco Theological Seminary


“This treasure of a book by Neal Plantinga offers substantial help to a generation of young preachers (and older ones too) who have not fully grasped the importance of furnishing the mind with great literary writing. . . . Plantinga is discerning, witty, humane, up-to-date, and profoundly pastoral. I urgently recommend this ear-opening book.” — Fleming Rutledge
author of And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament

“On the basis of her careful and detailed research, Angela Hancock sets Barth’s ‘emergency homiletic’ in the ominous political context of Germany in the early 1930s. The result is a moving account of Barth’s efforts in his homiletics classes to liberate preaching from religious platitude and political propaganda and to present it instead as service of the living Word of God rooted in the biblical text and marked by expectancy, humility, and courage.” — Daniel L. Migliore
Princeton Theological Seminary

“Plantinga seems to be incapable of crafting an uninteresting or unedifying sentence. To be able to learn from him how to stock a mind for greater preaching is beyond price. Whatever this book costs, it’s not enough.” — John Ortberg
author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat

“A splendid investigation of Karl Barth’s homiletic seminar in 1932–33. . . . Angela Dienhart Hancock encourages us by her precise presentation to take the duty of preaching seriously.” — Eberhard Busch
University of Göttingen

“With wit, wisdom, and a fresh supply of his own compelling prose, Plantinga invites us into the white­ water adventure of good reading. . . . This book is about delightful reading, and it is itself a delight to read.” — Thomas G. Long
author of The Witness of Preaching and What Shall We Say?

“Hancock’s learned, perceptive, and compelling work adds significantly to our understanding of an important chapter of modern theology involving the twentieth century’s most important theologian.” — Gary Dorrien
Union Theological Seminary, New York

“In a communication environment characterized by a craving for the immediate and the sensational, Brothers’s thoughtful discussion of ‘distance’ provides welcome relief. Here is an invigorating treatment of an aesthetic principle that has profoundly shaped homiletical practice across generations. You want to learn what makes preaching effective? Study this book.” — Richard F. Ward
Phillips Theological Seminary

“Plantinga’s sympathetic understanding of the preacher’s ‘daunting task,’ combined with his concrete guidance for enhancing homiletic skill, makes this a valuable resource for new and veteran preachers alike.” — Publishers Weekly Cornelius Plantinga Jr. is president emer­ itus of Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Angela Dienhart Hancock is assistant professor of homiletics and worship at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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“A welcome book for preachers who find that the competing voices in homiletical method have made it difficult to apply any method with assurance. Distance in Preaching allows us to move through controversy to confidence. Bravo!” — Clay Schmit
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow
Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich Dean G. Stroud, editor
See book description on page 25.

Michael A. Brothers is associate professor of speech communication in ministry at Prince­ ton Theological Seminary.

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Shaping the Prayers of the People
The Art of Intercession Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher
This book offers a model of profound yet accessible congregational prayer. At once inspirational and practical, it will empower and equip laypeople and clergy alike to offer heartfelt, informed, appropriate prayers on behalf of the people of God. As Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher say, “Interceding in public worship is a duty. This book is intended to make it a joy.” Shaping the Prayers of the People begins by considering what public prayer is and offering practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls. It explores prayer as an integral part of worship and discusses the language we need (and don’t need) to address God. Significantly, the book also provides an array of example prayers along with commentary. Coauthored by a priest in the Church of England and an American United Methodist pastor, this book avoids denomination-specific language as it seeks to build up the church rather than strengthen a particular tradition. Wells and Kocher together offer an expansive vision for leading the prayers of the people in a variety of worship contexts. “Wells and Kocher are faithful guides through the risky practice of intercessory prayer. Their book gets to the heart of the Christian faith in its bold claim that in shaping our prayers, our prayers shape us. Here is a very helpful, practical, vibrantly theological book.” — William Willimon
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series
John D. Witvliet, series editor

The Touch of the Sacred
The Practice, Theology, and Tradition of Christian Worship F. Gerrit Immink
Translated by Reinder Bruinsma
All over the world Christian communities meet on Sunday morning for worship. But what really happens during a worship service? In The Touch of the Sacred Gerrit Immink offers thoughtful theological reflection on the practice of worship in the Protestant tradition. He articulates a theology of worship with a clear focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as he explores the meaning of worship, the mystery of Christ, the sacraments, prayer, and preaching. Ultimately, he says, something dynamic happens when a church congregation gathers to worship: it is “touched by the sacred,” by an encounter with the living God. “What makes Immink’s Touch of the Sacred stand out from the crowd is the remarkable way in which he brings things together. . . . Immink never stays on the surface; his discussion is always probing. A valuable contribution.” — Nicholas Wolterstorff
Yale University

Evangelical versus Liturgical?
Defying a Dichotomy Melanie C. Ross
Foreword by Mark A. Noll
Why is there such a deep divide between evangelical and liturgical churches, especially when it comes to worship? How did this unfortunate evangelical-liturgical dichotomy develop, and what can be done about it? In this book Melanie Ross carefully describes and defines “evangelical” worship, bringing together liturgical scholarship and theological scholarship on American evangelicalism. She draws on historical analysis, systematic theology, and the worship life of two vibrant congregations to argue that the common ground shared by evangelical and liturgical churches is much more important than the differences that divide them. As a longtime evangelical church member who is at the same time a teacher of liturgical studies, Ross is well qualified to address this subject, and she does so with passion and intelligence. Evangelical versus Liturgical? is an important addition to the scant literature explaining nondenominational worship practices to those from more historically established liturgical traditions. “A highly readable, carefully written, and critically important challenge to a dichotomy that the church has assumed far too easily.” — Jeremy Begbie
Duke University


“Teaches us how to fashion intercessions that are faithful, careful, creative, and beautiful. Every worship leader needs to read this volume.” — Thomas G. Long
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

“In the press to produce services that are innovative, expressive, entertaining, and blended, the cultural and theological roots of worship have become a forgotten and untraveled country. Gerrit Immink here delves deeply into the particular resources of the Reformed tradition to rediscover landmarks for worship, prayer, and preaching that is godly rather than all about us. His volume will repay careful reading and does much to redress the balance.” — Iain R. Torrance
University of Aberdeen

Samuel Wells is Vicar of St. Martin-inthe-Fields, Trafalgar Square, and Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London. His previous books include Learning to Dream Again: Rediscovering the Heart of God. Abigail Kocher is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served churches in North Carolina and Virginia.

F. Gerrit Immink is rector and professor of homiletics at Protestant Theological University, Groningen, the Netherlands. His previous books include Faith: A Practical Theological Reconstruction.

“A tremendous resource for those engaged in ministry for whom worship practices and ecumenical relations are important, this is also a vital book for those who study the contemporary church in North America, offering new categories and definitions for their research.” — Todd E. Johnson
Fuller Theological Seminary

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Melanie C. Ross is assistant professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

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Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?
Questions for the Future of Ecumenism Michael Kinnamon
It is clear that ecumenism has greatly impacted the church in the twentieth century for good: walls have been broken down and countless churches have been renewed through encounter with Christian believers in other confessions and cultures. But will this ecumenical impulse, this movement for church unity, continue to figure prominently in the church’s story? That is an open question. Internationally recognized leader Michael Kinnamon argues in this book that the ecumenical movement needs to be reconceived in a way that provides renewing power for the church in the present era — and he shows how this can happen. Kinnamon names the problems with ecumenism, identifies strengths and accomplishments that the church can now build on, and suggests practical, concrete steps to take in the direction of revitalization, especially at the local level. “Well-resourced, clear, and thoughtful. . . . Kinna­ mon’s very practical, always informative, and sometimes disconcerting observations will challenge readers to deepen their own commitment to Christian unity.” — John W. Crossin, OSFS
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Reinventing Liberal Christianity
Theo Hobson
In this provocative book Theo Hobson addresses head-on the current crisis of liberal Christianity, spelling out why the tradition of liberal Christianity fell apart and how to reconstruct it. Writing in a lively journalistic style, Hobson argues that liberal Christianity actually consists of two traditions — a good tradition that must be salvaged and a bad tradition that must be repudiated. He untangles these two traditions with a fascinating survey of Christian thought from its origins to the present and, further, aims to transform Christianity through a discriminating rediscovery of liberal faith and cultic ritual. “This is an ambitious work that deals with central issues in contemporary public life and does so by delving into past and present theological debates. . . . It covers a wide range of sources, theological and secular, spanning the modern period, and Hobson’s style, as ever, combines clarity, boldness, and a certain dispatch with a good grasp of the material.” — George Pattison
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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From Times Square to Timbuktu
The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
“This is a splendid book. Of itself, the growth of Christian numbers in the global South is no longer surprising, nor is the tension with an increasingly secularized post-Christian West. What makes this book so valuable is the author’s ability to stand back and offer an astute and wide-ranging analysis of these trends, rooted in his wide experience and his passionate ecumenical commitment. He presents a confident, well-judged survey of the emerging face of Christianity. . . . Strongly recommended.” — Philip Jenkins


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The J. H. Bavinck Reader
John Bolt, James D. Bratt, and Paul J. Visser, editors
“Time is a light that exposes both the foolishness and the wisdom of bygone generations. This rich collection of essays testifies to the vigor, versatility, and prescience of J. H. Bavinck’s thought. The essays — some written more than seventy years ago — are as insightful now as anything currently being written by evangelical missiologists on the interplay between Christianity and human religiosity.” — Jonathan J. Bonk


“Kinnamon calls us as the body of Christ to be a greater witness to God’s shalom and Christ’s peace together than we could ever hope to be as separate communities. . . . A helpful vision for a vital church in the twenty-first century.” — Stanley J. Noffsinger
Church of the Brethren

“For Christians who appreciate living in a liberal state and despair at ‘postliberal’ theology’s easy dismissal of it, this book is a delight. It argues for a robust version of liberal Christianity that affirms the communal and cultic aspects of Christianity, but does not neglect the individual and the institutions that protect his or her freedom.” — Linda Woodhead
Lancaster University

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“This book is so engrossing and so illuminating that it is a must-read for everyone concerned with the future of Christianity and the liberal state.” — Booklist (starred review) Theo Hobson is a British theologian and journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Spectator, and The Times Literary Supplement. His other books include Milton’s Vision: The  Birth of Christian Liberty.

“Takes us on a remarkable journey investigating the division between unity and justice among religious movements and institutions. . . . A profoundly important guide.” — Rabbi Steve Gutow
Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Michael Kinnamon is the Spehar-Halligan Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Collaboration in Interreligious Dialogue at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.

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For Freedom or Bondage? The Torah, the Gospel, A Critique of African Pastoral Practices and the Qur an
Esther E. Acolatse
In this book Esther Acolatse offers an informed corrective to current African Christian pastoral practices, which tend to see Jesus as a superior power to use against the malevolent spiritual forces that hold many believers in bondage to fear. Acolatse argues that Christian deliverance practices in many African churches include too much influence from African traditional religions. She examines Ghana Independent Charismatic churches as a case study, offering theological and psychological analysis of pastoral care practices through the lenses of Barth and Jung. Facilitating a three-strand conversation between African traditional religion, Barthian theology, and Jungian analytical psychology, Acolatse interrogates problematic cultural narratives and offers a more nuanced approach to pastoral care. “Acolatse’s robust theoretical and practical approach, illustrated with actual contextual cases, avoids the dangers of over-spiritualization, under-psychologizing, and cultural irrelevance, which have marred effective care of souls in contemporary African cultures. For Freedom or Bondage? scratches exactly where African Christians currently itch. It should be required reading for all who have pastoral and educational responsibilities for persons influenced by African cultures.” — Emmanuel Y. Lartey
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

͗ Three Books, Two Cities, One Tale
Anton Wessels
Foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff

Cross and Kremlin
A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Russia Thomas Bremer
Translated by Eric W. Gritsch
“This is not just another history book on the Russian Church. For the student and teacher of religion, culture, and East European history, it offers a fresh approach to discussing current challenges facing the Church, such as national identity issues, global ethics, and ecumenical relations since 1990. Bremer’s Cross and Kremlin will more than bring you up to date. I wholeheartedly recommend it.” — Gregory Havrilak
Georgetown University



Discussing the Bible and the Qur ͗ an in one breath will surprise some Jews, Christians, and Muslims. But Anton Wessels argues in this book that all three of these monotheistic traditions must read their Scriptures together and not against each other. As his book title suggests, their three books, in the end, actually tell one tale. Wessels accepts Muhammad as a prophet and takes the Qur ͗ an seriously as Holy Scripture along with the Old and New Testaments — without giving up his own Christian convictions. Respectfully reading the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur ͗ an together, he maintains, is of crucial importance because our world often sees these religious books as the cause of conflicts rather than the solution to them. “Only an erudite, excellent, and critical scholar like Anton Wessels could have brought such seemingly disparate elements together in such a brilliant and enlightening way. . . . This coherent tour de force invites us to reevaluate our perspectives on truth, history, revelation, and even the divine. As always, Wessels opens up new vistas.” — Charles Amjad-Ali
Luther Seminary

“The Russian Orthodox Church has a complex history, fascinating theology, intriguing saints, and a beautiful panoply of sacred art in icons and music and liturgy. Thomas Bremer does a great service in providing a most accessible, accurate, and informative overview of it all. This will be the best encounter that many readers have with the Russian incarnation of Christianity.” — Michael Plekon
Baruch College, City University of New York

“Bremer’s history of Russian Orthodoxy — from its inception in the tenth century to its status in the early twenty-first — is erudite, concise, and readable. . . . This excellent translation of the 2007 German original (updated to include recent statistics) provides a reliable introduction to Russian Orthodoxy — the first such volume to appear in recent times.” — Gregory Freeze
Brandeis University

“This is an important book. With the increasing significance of Africa within contemporary Christianity, new and urgent theological issues are arising for pastoral practice as African understandings of the spirit world interact with the biblical materials and traditional Christian practice. Acolatse is beginning a much-needed conversation between African and Western theologians, with huge pastoral implications.” — Andrew F. Walls
Liverpool Hope University Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana

“A remarkable, helpful resource for reading the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur ͗an in relation to each other focused on central questions that arise in each. . . . This is just the kind of thought and conversation that we sorely need today in order to build constructive and peaceful relationships across our religious boundaries.” — Heidi Hadsell
Hartford Seminary

“Written by a seasoned scholar, this highly readable, chronological, succinct yet thorough explanation of the thousand-year history of the Orthodox Church in Russia will become essential reading for scholars and students interested in Russian Orthodoxy, Eastern Christianity, and Russian history.” — Ines Angeli Murzaku
Seton Hall University

Esther E. Acolatse is assistant professor of pastoral theology and world Christianity at Duke Divinity School.

Anton Wessels is professor emeritus of religion at the Free University of Amsterdam and an ordained Presbyterian minister. His other books include Europe: Was It Ever Really Christian? and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated?

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Thomas Bremer is professor of Eastern Church studies and peace studies at the University of Münster, Germany. He has written extensively on Eastern Orthodoxy, especially in Russia and the Balkans.

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Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow
Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich Dean G. Stroud, editor
A revealing window into Christian opposition inside Nazi Germany, Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow begins with a riveting look at Christian life inside the Third Reich, giving readers a real sense of the danger that pastors faced every time they took the pulpit. The second part of the book presents thirteen sermons by various select preachers, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, and others not as well known but no less courageous. A running commentary offers cultural and historical insights, and each sermon is preceded by a short biography of the preacher. “Here are voices that cannot be stilled. . . . Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow is simply a towering book. It will inform, provoke, unsettle, move, and inspire.” — Allan Boesak
author of Dare We Speak of Hope? Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics

Christianity in Roman Africa
The Development of Its Practices and Beliefs J. Patout Burns Jr. and Robin M. Jensen
In collaboration with Graeme W. Clarke, Susan T. Stevens, William Tabbernee, and Maureen A. Tilley


Using a combination of literary and archaeological evidence, this in-depth, illustrated book documents the development of Christian practices and doctrine in Roman Africa — contemporary Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco — from the second century through the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Patout Burns and Robin Jensen, along with Graeme W. Clarke, Susan T. Stevens, William Tabbernee, and Maureen A. Tilley, skillfully reconstruct the rituals and practices of Christians in the ancient buildings and spaces where they were performed. Numerous site drawings and color photographs of the archaeological remains illuminate the discussion. This work opens up a rich, unprecedented vista of early Christian life in Roman Africa — including the development and practice of baptism and Eucharist, the election and ordination of leaders, marriage, burial, and the great African concern for holiness — and new insights into the church fathers Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine. “This is an astonishing compendium integrating history, theology, and material culture. It is really unprecedented. The theology is illuminated by the art, the art in turn illuminates the theology, and both make the history come alive, almost right before the reader’s eyes. A truly amazing achievement!” — John C. Cavadini
University of Notre Dame

“At once sobering and inspiring, this book is a treasure.” — John Wilson
editor of Books & Culture

“Stroud’s book is a reminder that historians attempting to understand the legacy of Protestantism under the Third Reich would do well to seriously examine the theological underpinnings of these sermons of resistance.” — Gregory Paul Wegner
author of Anti-Semitism and Schooling under the Third Reich

“Breaks new ground as an integrated approach to the lived reality of Christian faith in the ancient world. . . . Burns, Jensen, and their collaborators offer rich, nuanced, and sometimes surprising insights into the spiritual and material concerns of an ancient Christianity that itself soon disappeared but that has continued to wield influence ever since.” — Andrew McGowan
University of Melbourne

“Especially valuable for its treatment of archaeological and material-culture remains.” — Elizabeth A. Clark
Duke University

“This work, like editions of Bonhoeffer’s letters, is an immense contribution to the literature of Christian witness and should be read by all pastors and serious historians of Christianity.” — Library Journal (starred review) Dean G. Stroud is professor emeritus of German studies at the University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse. A former Presbyterian pastor, he has long been interested in sermons preached by opposition pastors in Hitler’s Germany.

“A fascinating and very readable contribution to the understanding of Christian North African culture as found in texts (both pastoral and polemical), liturgical artifacts, architecture, iconography, and epigraphy. This work is a must-read for those interested in multidisciplinary study or in that period of history or in the significant thinkers that lived and worked at that time.” — Allan Fitzgerald
Villanova University

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“One of the many pleasures of this rich and rewarding volume is that it gives the reader a textured portrait of what life was like in Christian communities in the early centuries.” — Robert Louis Wilken
University of Virginia

J. Patout Burns Jr. is the Edward A. Malloy Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Robin M. Jensen is Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University.

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Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York

Studies in the History of Christian Missions
Robert Eric Frykenberg and Brian Stanley, series editors

Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America
Donald J. Bruggink, series editor


Genna Rae McNeil, Houston Bryan Roberson, Quinton Hosford Dixie, and Kevin McGruder
This authoritative, lavishly illustrated history of the famous Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City tells the story of an extraordinary church over the span of two centuries. Its narrative rich with detail, including many crises and triumphs, and its text accompanied by numerous pictures throughout, Witness concludes with afterwords by Cornel West and Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, several appendixes, and an extensive photograph gallery. “A magnificent history of an outstanding African-American congregation with a national pulpit for its preachers. On the basis of meticulous research, the authors have chronicled the triumphs and the failures, the harmonious unity and the conflicts within the two-hundred-year history of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. . . . This history serves as a model for the history of other church congregations.” — Lawrence H. Mamiya
Vassar College

Mighty England Do Good
Culture, Faith, Empire, and World in the Foreign Missions of the Church of England, 1850–1915 Steven S. Maughan
In late Victorian and Edwardian England, says Steven Maughan, foreign missions had a broad resonance and significance that historians of English culture have not adequately explored. Maughan’s Mighty England Do Good — the first in-depth study of the Church of England’s foreign missions — fills that lacuna, giving a full account of this missionary movement, including the unprecedented opportunities it offered to women. Exploring Anglicanism as a microcosm of the larger religious culture of Britain, particularly in light of the expanding British empire, Maughan’s study provides a multidimensional reassessment of the power that foreign missions had to shape belief, institutions, culture, and practice not only within the Church of England but also in the broader culture of the time. “The last two decades have seen an explosion of interest in Britain’s Christian missions. Steven Maughan’s monumental study will be of particular significance in understanding the complexities of British overseas expansion, the changing nature of metropolitan religious society, and the ideology of evangelicalism everywhere. The range of Maughan’s research will make this an indispensable starting point for years to come.” — Andrew Porter
King’s College London

Holland, Michigan
From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City Robert P. Swierenga
Comprising three hefty volumes, Holland, Michigan: From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City offers a fresh and comprehensive history of the city of Holland from its humble beginnings to the prosperous and increasingly diverse community it is today. Robert Swierenga’s monumental work discusses Holland’s Dutch Reformed immigrant origins, including founder Albertus Van Raalte’s role in forming the city — everything from planning streets to establishing churches and schools, nurturing industry, and encouraging entrepreneurs — and covers Holland’s schools, churches, grassroots politics, institutions, downtown renewal, social and cultural life, and much, much more. Lavishly illustrated with nine hundred photographs and based on meticulous research, this work offers the most detailed history ever of Holland, Michigan. “This finely wrought history of Holland, Michigan, is a landmark achievement tracing the evolving history of Holland from its Dutch origins in the nineteenth century to the multi-ethnic community of the twenty-first century. The research is stunning in its depth and inclusiveness, and the writing is always engaging. . . . A brilliant book that opens wholly new scholarly terrain in local history and links this to the larger patterns of American history more successfully than any previous work.” — Harry S. Stout
Yale University

“Abyssinian Baptist has been central to the development of African American Christianity as a force for social justice. . . . Its pastors have been national figures, especially the controversial Adam Clayton Powell Jr. . . . This is a basic resource in African American history.” — Booklist “Magisterial. . . . A powerful and poignant book.” — Cornel West (from afterword) Genna Rae McNeil is a professor at the University of North Carolina who specializes in African-American history and twentiethcentury social movements in the United States. Houston Bryan Roberson is professor of history at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Quinton Hosford Dixie is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University– Purdue University Fort Wayne. Kevin McGruder is assistant professor of history at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

“Analyzing the various Anglican missions as they matured across the long nineteenth century, Maughan’s work offers a much-needed study of the institution whose various arms spanned the theological ground between non-Conformity and Roman Catholicism, but in fact it is much more. . . . A meticulously researched and elegantly written work.” — Rhonda Semple
St. Francis Xavier University

Steven S. Maughan is professor of history at the College of Idaho.

Robert P. Swierenga is Albertus C. Van Raalte Research Professor of History at the A. C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, and author of the widely acclaimed Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City. A specialist in Dutch immigration history, Swierenga was knighted in 2000 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

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Process and Providence
The Evolution Question at Princeton, 1845–1929 Bradley J. Gundlach
“For nearly a century Princeton, New Jersey — home to a distinguished Presbyterian college and seminary — was the epicenter of American debates over Darwinism and its various meanings. In this intellectually engaging account Bradley Gundlach explains the surprisingly diverse range of views struggling for survival in that Calvinist environment. There is no better introduction to the subject.” — Ronald L. Numbers
University of Wisconsin

The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts
Union Soldiers, Prisoners, Spies Gordon L. Olson
While large armies engaged in epic battles in the eastern theater of the Civil War, a largely unchronicled story was unfolding along the Mississippi River. Thirty “Special Scouts” under the command of Lieutenant Isaac Newton Earl patrolled the river, gathering information about Confederate troop activity, arresting Rebel smugglers and guerrillas, and opposing anti-Union insurrection. Gordon Olson gives this special unit full booklength treatment for the first time in The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts. Olson has used new research to assemble his detailed yet very readable account of Isaac Earl, a dynamic leader who rose quickly through Union Army ranks to command this elite group. Earl himself was captured by the Confederates three times, and he developed a strategic — and later romantic — relationship with a Southern woman, Jane O’Neal, who became one of his spies. In keeping the river open for Union Army movement of men and supplies to New Orleans, Earl’s Scouts played an important, heretofore unheralded, role in the Union’s war effort. “Civil War historians have recounted in great detail many of the large, conventional operations of the conflict. Gordon Olson here turns his attention instead to the less often examined subject of irregular warfare. This is a refreshing and fascinating study of a remarkable Civil War leader.” — Perry D. Jamieson
author of Death in September: The Antietam Campaign

Library of Religious Biography
Mark A. Noll, Nathan O. Hatch, Allen C. Guelzo, series editors

Harriet Beecher Stowe
A Spiritual Life Nancy Koester
The life story of Harriet Beecher Stowe — woman of faith, fascinating Civil War figure, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin — is beautifully told in this book, based on Nancy Koester’s meticulous research of Stowe’s voluminous writings, both published and unpublished. “The daughter, sister, and wife of prominent clergymen and theologians, Harriet Beecher Stowe outshone them all in her impact on American religion and reform. Her life and work were framed by a spiritual quest that led from her ancestral Calvinism to high-church Episcopalianism and even spiritualism. Nancy Koester’s lucid narrative and penetrating analysis carry the reader along unfailingly on this fascinating quest.” — James M. McPherson
Pulitzer Prize winner for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era


“In a pioneering analysis Gundlach locates the story of evolution at Princeton in the wider context of the Princetonians’ robust confidence in what he calls ‘providential developmentalism.’ In so doing he opens up a rich vein of interpretation which exposes the superficiality of popular perception and partisan presumption alike. A splendid performance.” — David Livingstone
Queen’s University Belfast

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“Writing with the meticulous care of a historian and with a profound knowledge of his subject drawn from years in the archives, Bradley Gundlach has produced a book that will cause us to rethink much of what we know about the relationship between evolution and evangelicalism in American life.” — John Fea
Messiah College

“Bradley Gundlach has written the best kind of history — deeply researched, beautifully written, carefully thought through. He rehearses how scholars at Princeton Seminary and Princeton University dealt with the evolution question(s) — with balance, learning, nuance, perception, and theological depth — the very qualities that mark this book. One can only hope that this fine historical study will encourage those in our day who continue to wrestle with the evolution question(s).” — Mark A. Noll
University of Notre Dame

“It is impossible to overestimate the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was in her lifetime the most famous and influential woman in the United States, bar none. But she has been largely forgotten today. Nancy Koester’s comprehensive biography brings Stowe’s personal story to life for a new generation while re-creating the fierce religious and cultural battles that inspired her to write the Great American Novel that helped turn the course of American history.” — Debby Applegate
Pulitzer Prize winner for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

“A fast-paced yet meticulously told story of Union counterguerrilla operations. . . . Significantly broadens our understanding.” — Daniel E. Sutherland
author of A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War

Bradley J. Gundlach is professor of history at Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois. He also serves as book review editor for Fides et Historia, the journal of the Conference on Faith and History.

Gordon L. Olson is city historian emeritus of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and coeditor of Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Grand Rapids.

“An accessible and absorbing interpretive biography. . . . Koester engagingly and intelligently discusses each major novel, each family crisis, each journey, and each spiritual change, including a fluctuating interest in spiritualism after the deaths of two of [Stowe’s] sons, without a whiff of academic fustiness. A top-notch read.” — Booklist (starred review) Nancy Koester has taught religion and church history at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, and at Augsburg College, Minneapolis. She is also the author of Fortress Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States.

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Way Below the Angels
The Pretty Clearly Troubled but Not Even Close to Tragic Confessions of a Real Live Mormon Missionary

Mother Katharine Drexel
The Riches-to-Rags Life Story of an American Catholic Saint Cheryl C. D. Hughes
On October 1, 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Katharine Drexel (1858–1955) to be a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Only the second American-born Catholic saint in history, Drexel founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People in 1891. Her spiritual journey is fascinating. In this biography Cheryl Hughes draws extensively on St. Katharine’s personal correspondence and on official Vatican canonization documents to chronicle her remarkable life. Hughes explores what drove Drexel to turn away from her family’s wealth and become a missionary nun who served some of the most underprivileged and marginalized people of her time, as she established more than sixty Blessed Sacrament missions and schools over the course of her life, including Xavier University in New Orleans, the only university ever established for black Catholics. Hughes also explores the mystery of St. Katharine’s life — her countercultural rejection of wealth and social position as well as the personal, intellectual, and religious qualities that contributed to her being canonized a saint. By dint of inspiration and effort “Mother” Katharine improved the lives of untold numbers of Native Americans and African Americans, overcoming open hostility to her work from various quarters, including the Ku Klux Klan. Her saintly legacy lives on today. “Cheryl Hughes has written an extraordinary fleshand-blood portrait of sainthood. She captures the drama of real holiness that set Katharine Drexel apart and appealed so powerfully to Pope John Paul II in canonizing her. . . . As Pope Francis calls each of us today to a new spirit of simplicity, austerity, and missionary zeal, this book makes perfect reading for the hungry soul.” — Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia

Francis, a New World Pope
Michel Cool
Translated by Regan Kramer
After Pope Benedict XVI’s historic resignation of the papal office in February 2013, the College of Cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as the new leader of the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Pope Francis has been making waves ever since. In this engaging, journalistic biography Michel Cool surveys Pope Francis’s journey to the papacy, his convictions, his personality, his writings, and the daunting challenges facing him — governance of the church, interfaith relations, new evangelization in secularized societies, the worldwide economic crisis, and many more. “Here is a book on the new pope to be enjoyed now and cherished later. . . . What makes this book such a pleasure to read is that it includes selections from his earlier speeches and writings — on the city of Buenos Aires, on the economy, on a girlfriend of his before he ‘discovered [his] religious vocation,’ on humility, on single mothers, on the tango, on soccer, and more. And then there are illuminating comments on the man from people in Argentina — a lawyer, a student, a priest, and others.” — Robert Louis Wilken “Cool, an experienced French journalist on spirituality and a practiced Curia-watcher, expertly addresses Francis’s career as an archbishop and the matters that demand his attention now, including the liberalization of morals, relations with China, and the world’s economy. . . . An intelligent and prudent guide to the new pope, Cool’s book urges a modest optimism about Francis’s leadership; it will prove immensely helpful to Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike.” — Library Journal (starred review) Michel Cool is a French journalist who specializes in religious affairs. His other books include the award-winning Conversion au silence: Itinéraire spirituel d’un journaliste. Regan Kramer is an American living in Paris who has distinguished herself as an independent French-English translator.


Craig Harline
This engaging memoir about one Mormon’s mission experience is at once warmly human, thoughtful, and hilarious. When Craig Harline set off on his two-year Mormon mission to Belgium in the 1970s, he had big dreams of doing miracles, converting the masses, and coming home a hero. What he found instead were a lot of rain and cold, one-sentence conversations with irritated people, and silly squabbles with fellow missionaries. From being kicked — literally — out of someone’s home to getting into arguments about what God really wanted from Donny Osmond, Harline faced a range of experiences that nothing, including his own missionary training, had prepared him for. He also found a wealth of friendships with fellow Mormons as well as unconverted locals and, along the way, gained insights that would shape the rest of his life. Way Below the Angels, Harline’s witty and thought-provoking spiritual memoir, tells the story of his coming-of-age on his mission, taking readers beyond the stereotypical white shirts and nametags to reveal just how unpredictable, funny, and poignant the missionary life can be. Craig Harline [har-LEEN] is professor of European history at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. His other books include Sunday: A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl and Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America, which was named one of the 2011 Top Ten Books in Religion by Publishers Weekly.

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Cheryl D. Hughes is professor of humanities and religious studies at Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the side she does first-person presentations of St. Katharine Drexel for church groups and schools.

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Through Your Eyes
Dialogues on the Paintings of Bruce Herman G. Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman
A beautiful blend of fine art and probing dialogue, this book exhibits a special conversation between two friends — biblical scholar

Playing Before the Lord
The Life and Work of Joseph Haydn Calvin R. Stapert
“This excellent study gives a detailed yet eminently readable survey of Haydn’s life and brilliant output. . . . Stapert’s analyses of important works can be appreciated by readers armed with either scores or recordings, and his glossary entries clearly explain the four dozen or so technical terms he cannot avoid employing. Playing Before the Lord makes a cogent case that, as Stapert so pithily puts it, ‘listening to Haydn’s music gives us cause to rejoice because it is a revelation of grace, a case in point of the way things really are.’ ” — Kenneth Slowik
Smithsonian Institution

Visions of Amen
The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen Stephen Schloesser
Audio recording by Stéphane Lemelin and Hyesook Kim
French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) is probably best known for his Quartet for the End of Time, premiered in a German prisonerof-war camp in 1941. However, Messiaen was a remarkably innovative and productive composer of a wide range of other music. This book fills a gap by exploring the early part of his long, complex life as both a devout Catholic and an avant-garde composer. The first section of the book is an intellectual biography of Messiaen’s early life. The second section provides a commentary on his pivotal work for two pianos, Visions of Amen, composed in 1943. Schloesser’s analysis includes timing indications corresponding to a downloadable performance of the work by accomplished pianists Stéphane Lemelin and Hyesook Kim. “In this erudite and well-researched book Schloesser presents a detailed and engaging portrait of a composer whose individual voice dominated much of the twentieth century. In addition to new insights about Messiaen as rhythmician, surrealist, synesthete, ornithologist, and theologian, Schloesser uncovers topics that deepen our understanding of this complex and colorful character. . . . Combines rich theological assessment with penetrating musical analysis.” — Andrew Shenton
Boston University


G. Walter Hansen and contemporary artist Bruce Herman — as they reflect on and interpret artwork created over the past thirty years. “This is not a book for the fainthearted. It is searching, demanding, exhilarating. It will take you into the glorious and ancient questions that attend art. . . . This exchange between two intelligent men, one the artist and the other the patron (it takes one back to the Renaissance), will both instruct and delight.” — Thomas Howard
author of Dove Descending: A Journey into T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”

“A wonderful and loving work on a great but often sidelined composer. Stapert captures Haydn’s marvelous effervescence as he distills volumes of musicological detail into a manageable and enjoyable read. If one wants to explore the vast variety of opinions on Haydn written over the last two centuries, go no further. Ultimately, Stapert makes a strong case that Haydn belongs in the highest echelons of composers.” — John Nelson
founding artistic director of Soli Deo Gloria

“Bruce Herman is one of the wisest practitioners of art today, and Walter Hansen one of the key influencers and patrons of Christians in the arts. This book is a treasure chest full of wisdom for those serving in the world of art and faith.” — Makoto Fujimura

“Since the fifteenth century, patrons — collectors, critics, and dealers — have played a crucial but often overlooked role in the development of artists’ work. In Through Your Eyes artist Bruce Herman and collector Walter Hansen allow us privileged access into this unique relationship between an artist and a collector, a relationship born from a single question: ‘What do you see?’ ” — Daniel A. Siedell
art historian

“Calvin Stapert here provides an encounter with Joseph Haydn’s life and work that is at once broad in its cultural outlook, confident in its musical explorations, and intimate in its portrayal of the composer’s human experience. The music scholar will find an array of Haydn’s works revisited with thoughtfulness and keen musical insight. . . . Stapert’s own voice — that of a consummate storyteller — carries the tale of Haydn’s remarkable life swiftly along.” — Peter Mercer-Taylor
University of Minnesota

G. Walter Hansen is a writer, biblical scholar, and philanthropist whose work has taken him all over the world for teaching and ministry. Bruce Herman is a painter who lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He also holds the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at Gordon College.

Calvin R. Stapert is professor emeritus of music at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. His previous books include My Only Comfort: Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach; A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church; and Handel’s Messiah: Comfort for God’s People.

“Fascinating. . . . Schloesser has done an admirable job of presenting his material in a concise, flowing, and passionate manner — you never want to put this book down!” — James David Christie
College of the Holy Cross

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Stephen Schloesser is professor of history at Loyola University Chicago and the author of Jazz Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris: 1919–1933, which won the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association.

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Dear Abba
Morning and Evening Prayer Brennan Manning
with John Blase
Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and other bestselling inspirational books, Brennan Manning in Dear Abba shares his wisdom in a powerful new way. Completed shortly before Manning’s recent death, this book lays out a month of honest prayers to God — whom Manning affectionately calls “Abba” — in a devotional format designed to guide and inspire the reader’s own prayers. The morning and evening entries each present a Scripture passage, a select excerpt from Manning’s other spiritual classics, and a concluding “Dear Abba” prayer. These morning and evening devotions contain poignant cries for help, expressions of wide-eyed wonder, and invitations into the comforting mercy of God. As Manning writes in his preface, “My prayer is that these words will push you closer to that place of quiet rest, near to the heart of Abba, just the two of you.” “From heaven, Brennan speaks again, with raw honesty, unassuming humility, and passionate thirst. His prayers lift my mind and soul into the wonder of grace.” — Larry Crabb
Colorado Christian University

The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd
Finding Christ on the Buddha’s Path Addison Hodges Hart
“It has been a long time since a book has brought me as much pleasure as this one has.” — Huston Smith
author of The World’s Religions

The Spiritual Practice of Remembering
Margaret Bendroth
This beautifully written book summons readers anew to remember and honor the past. The Christian tradition, says Margaret Bendroth, gives us the powerful image of a vast communion of saints, all of God’s people, both living and dead, in vital conversation with one another. Although connecting with our ancestors in the faith is crucial for us today, it does not happen, Bendroth maintains, by wishing or by accident. She argues that remembering must become a regular spiritual practice, part of the rhythm of our daily lives as we recognize our world to be, in many ways, a gift from others who have gone before. The Spiritual Practice of Remembering offers rich, thought-provoking fare for thoughtful readers. “Margaret Bendroth shows once again that she is an artist who happens to work with words rather than paint or clay; she is also a Christian and a historian. Bendroth makes a powerful case that the past is never totally past but remains a rich resource for the practice of our faith. . . . At once learned, thought-filled, and wonderfully engaging.” — Grant Wacker
Duke Divinity School


“A refreshing introduction to what one might call Zen Christianity.” — Jim Forest
author of Praying with Icons

Twelfth-century Chinese Zen master Kakuan Shien produced the pictures, poems, and commentaries that we know as the Ten OxHerding Pictures. They trace a universally recognizable path of contemplative spirituality, using the metaphor of a young ox-herder looking for his lost ox. According to Addison Hodges Hart, the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures and the teachings of Christ, the Good Shepherd who guides us to God, share a common vision. In The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd Hart shares the story that these ten pictures tell, exploring how this ancient Buddhist parable can enrich and illumine the Christian way. “A respectful, honest endeavor to discover an underlying commonality in disparate religious systems. For the Christian who is not well acquainted with the Zen Buddhist tradition, Hart’s book serves as an introduction to this Eastern religion/spirituality; it can also be a primer for how to approach non-Christian faiths from a compassionate and sympathetic point of view.” — Publishers Weekly “An exceedingly graceful work of the comparativereligious spirit.” — Booklist “Most highly recommended for all seekers no matter their preferred path.” — Library Journal (starred review) Addison Hodges Hart is a retired pastor and university chaplain presently living in Norway. He has also written Taking Jesus at His Word and Strangers and Pilgrims Once More (see page 19).

“If ever there were an embracing, joyful, healthgiving collection of daily devotions and prayers, this one most surely is it. Offering beautiful exercises for the soul and consoling counsel for the mind, Dear Abba is a treasure to hold close to one’s life day after day after lengthening day.” — Phyllis Tickle
founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly

“Abounding in colorful anecdotes — and laced with wry and sympathetic humor — this memory book reads like a good diary, a page-turning adventure through sacred history. Bendroth argues that meaningful remembering requires imagination and determination but is well worth the effort, for it cannot but form us into better Christians and finer human beings.” — Nancy S. Taylor
Old South Church in Boston

Brennan Manning (1934–2013) was a wellknown American author, priest, speaker, retreat master, and contemplative. His many popular books include The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abba’s Child, The Furious Longing of God, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, and All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir.

Margaret Bendroth is director of the Congre­ gational Library in Boston, Massachusetts, and a historian of American religion. Her other books include Growing Up Protestant: Parents, Children, and Mainline Churches and A School of the Church: Andover Newton across Two Centuries.

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Holy Luck
Eugene H. Peterson
Throughout his many years of pastoral ministry, almost everything Eugene Peterson has done — preaching, teaching, praying, counseling, writing — has involved words. To keep himself attuned to the power of words and to help himself use language with precision and imagination, Peterson both reads and writes poetry. Holy Luck presents, in one luminous volume, seventy poems by Peterson, most of them not previously published. Speaking to various aspects of “Kingdom of God” living, these poems are arranged in three sets: • Holy Luck — poems arising out of the Beatitudes • The Rustling Grass — poems opening up invisible Kingdom realities through particular created things • Smooth Stones — occasional poems about discovering significance in every detail encountered while following Jesus Echoing the language of Peterson’s popular Bible translation, The Message, the poems in Holy Luck are insightful and well suited for devotional purposes. An ideal gift item, this volume is one that readers will look to again and again. Eugene H. Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his many other books are The Jesus Way, Eat This Book, Tell It Slant, Practice Resurrection, and the popular contemporary Bible translation The Message.

What’s in a Phrase?
Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
Many well-known biblical phrases — “in the fullness of time,” “fearfully and wonderfully made,” “in the beauty of holiness,” and others — suggest and evoke and invite. In this book Marilyn Chandler McEntyre offers brief reflections on more than fifty such scriptural phrases that prompt readers to pay attention, to pause where we sense a beckoning. Some of these select phrases are devotional, some speculative, some whimsical, some edgy. McEntyre encourages us to see such “words within the Word” as invitations and, in doing so, to discover that they are places of divine encounter, epiphany, or unexpected guidance. “With her profound summonings, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre recovers for many contemporary readers an ancient practice that is reminiscent of rabbinic attention to the dark sayings of Scripture, those compelling, curious, often challenging passages that would nudge us into seeing more, would have us glimpse the inexhaustibility of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being, even the inexhaustibility of His Word.” — Scott Cairns
author of Idiot Psalms

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“McEntyre has again written with conspicuous grace and truth. She sees deeply into the Christian life. She writes simply and nobly, but with an enormous weight of discernment and suggestion. Some passages here are as powerful and lovely as any I’ve encountered in years.” — Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
author of Reading for Preaching

“Seamlessly blending exegesis, philology, lectio divina, and prayer, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre teaches us how to listen for the divine word in all times and circumstances.” — Carol Zaleski
coauthor of Prayer: A History

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Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is a fellow of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, and she teaches at UC Berkeley. Among her other books is Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.

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Gundlach  Process and Providence  27 Hamm  The Early Luther (lqb)  8 Hancock  Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932–1933  21 Hansen & Herman  Through Your Eyes  29 Harding & Nobbs  All Things to All Cultures  4 ? Harline  Way Below the Angels  28 ? Harrisville  Pandora’s Box Opened  2 Hart  The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd  30 ? Hart  Strangers and Pilgrims Once More  19 Hauerwas  Approaching the End  10 Healy  Hauerwas (ints)  10 Hill  Prophetic Rage (pc)  11 Hobson  Reinventing Liberal Christianity  23 Hoff  The Analogical Turn (ints)  14 Horsley & Thatcher  John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel  3 ? Hughes  Katharine Drexel  28 ? Immink  The Touch of the Sacred (cicw)  22 ? Kärkkäinen  Trinity and Revelation  9 ? Kinnamon  Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?  23 Koester  Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life (lrb)  27 Langford  The Tradition of Liberal Theology  14

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? Schloesser  Visions of Amen  29 Schwarz  The Human Being  12 ? Seifrid  The Second Letter to the Corinthians (pntc)  7 Shibuya & Chiba  Living for Jesus and Japan  11 ? Smith  How (Not) to Be Secular  13 Stapert  Playing Before the Lord  29 Stroud  Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow  25 ? Swierenga  Holland, Michigan (hsrca)  26 ? VanDrunen  Divine Covenants and Moral Order (euslr)  18 Walter  Being Promised (sacra)  9 Waltke et al  The Psalms as Christian Lament  6 Weaver  The Nonviolent God  10 ? Welker  The Depth of the Human Person  12 Welker  God the Revealed  12 ? Wells & Kocher  Shaping the Prayers of the People  22 Wessels  The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur ͗ an  24 Westerholm  Justification Reconsidered  8 ? Westphal  Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith (kct)  13 ? Williams  Being Christian  15 ? Wilson  Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage  8 Wright  Following Jesus  4 ? Würthwein & Fischer  The Text of the Old Testament  1

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