Fall 2011

An Eerdmans Century
1 911 –2011 Larry ten Harmsel
with Reinder Van Til

Engaging saga of an American independent religious publisher’s first 100 years
From ten-cent specials for Dutch farmers to over 1,000 titles currently in print, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has since 1911 built a solid reputation for producing “the finest in religious literature.” Throughout the past century it has published a wide variety of thoughtful books by authors including C. S. Lewis, Karl Barth, John Howard Yoder, Philip Yancey, Joan Chittister, N. T. Wright, Rowan Williams, Martin Marty, Eugene Peterson, and Pope Benedict XVI. In this volume, on the occasion of the Eerdmans centennial celebration, Larry ten Harmsel tells the company’s story. On the basis of first-person interviews, historical documents, and newly unearthed information, ten Harmsel relates how Wm. B. Eerdmans Sr. started and built the American publishing company that bears his name — and how Wm. B. Eerdmans Jr. has carried on the family tradition of independent and eclectic religious publishing into the company’s 100th year.

Key selling points
• Entertaining, anecdote-laden tribute to a highly respected publisher on a milestone anniversary • Abundant photos and first-person accounts • Includes newly unearthed historical information about Eerdmans and others in the Christian publishing cosmos Larry ten Harmsel is dean emeritus of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University and historian-in-residence at the Meijer Foundation. His other books include Dutch in Michigan and Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life.

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Joan Chittister
Shows what real happiness is — and how to achieve it
Everyone wants to be happy. Many, however, wrongly believe that happiness is the result of having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. Happiness seems to be an elusive, arbitrary thing — something, all too often, just out of reach. Joan Chittister sees happiness differently — not as a by-product of wealth or success but, rather, as a personal quality to be learned, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. In Happiness she embarks on a “great happiness dig” through sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, history, and world religions to develop “an archaeology of happiness.” Sifting through the wisdom of the ages, Chittister offers inspiring insights to help seekers everywhere cultivate true and lasting happiness within themselves. “People don’t get happiness simply by wanting it. Waiting for it doesn’t guarantee it. Hoping for it won’t produce it. We have to know what it is before we’ll ever know if we have it or not. . . . Happiness is an acquired taste. It comes from being steeped in the truths of life long enough to have learned not only how to survive them but how to get beyond the cosmetics of them to drink from the root of them. It is a many-splendored thing.” — from chapter 1, “Happiness Is a Process”

Key selling points
• Well-known author with strong sales of previous titles • Compelling topic of universal interest • Warm, energetic, inspiring writing Joan Chittister is a Benedictine sister and founding executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. She serves as co-chair of the UN’s Global Peace Initiative of Women, writes the column “From Where I Stand” in the National Catholic Reporter, and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Her more than forty books include Uncommon Gratitude: Alleluia for All That Is and Monasteries of the Heart (for which she has recently launched a companion website,
Spirituality September • 978-0-8028-6481-9 6″ × 9″ hardcover 234 pages • $20.00
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Also by Joan Chittister Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You 978-0-8028-6646-2 Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope 978-0-8028-2974-0 The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman’s Life 978-0-8028-2735-7

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A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way Eugene H. Peterson
Incisive spiritual wisdom from a beloved pastor-author
A way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. A way of holiness. In The Jesus Way Eugene Peterson shows how the ways of those who came before Christ — Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, and Isaiah — revealed and prepared the “way of the Lord” that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. Further, Peterson calls into question common “ways” followed by the contemporary American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on — consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so forth — obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way. “Profound scholarship and spiritual wisdom. . . . Soak yourself in The Jesus Way.” — Dallas Willard “Eminently readable. Recommended.” — Choice

The Jesus Way

“No one simply reads or, worse yet, skims Peterson. One ponders Peterson, as Peterson ponders the Bible.” — Scot McKnight

Key selling points
• Prominent, well-known author • Proven track record in hardcover • Third volume of Peterson’s five “conversations” in spiritual theology Eugene H. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary Bible translation The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. His many other books include Working the Angles, Like Dew Your Youth, and The Pastor.

Also by Eugene Peterson Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places 978-0-8028-2875-0 (hc) 978-0-8028-6297-6 (pb) Eat This Book 978-0-8028-2948-1 (hc) 978-0-8028-6490-1 (pb) The Jesus Way 978-0-8028-2949-8 (hc) Tell It Slant 978-0-8028-2954-2 (hc) Practice Resurrection 978-0-8028-2955-9 (hc)

Christian Living September • 978-0-8028-6703-2 6″ × 9″ paperback 304 pages • $17.00
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Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
Mark A. Noll
Forward-looking follow-up to Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) Mark Noll offered a bleak, even scathing, assessment of the state of evangelical thinking and scholarship. Now, nearly twenty years later, in a sequel that is more hopeful than despairing — more attuned to possibilities than to problems — Noll updates his assessment and charts a positive way forward for evangelical scholarship. Noll shows how the orthodox Christology confessed in the classic Christian creeds can supply the motives, guidance, and framework for learning — and can richly enhance intellectual engagement in the various academic disciplines. In a substantial postscript Noll candidly addresses the question How fares the “evangelical mind” today?

Key selling points
• Builds on the best-selling Scandal of the Evangelical Mind • Will appeal to readers both within and beyond the evangelical world • A highly respected author’s positive, constructive approach to Christian scholarship “Without retreating from his principles, Noll in this book offers a mature, nuanced, and wide-ranging reprise of his Scandal of the Evangelical Mind — but that is not all. By drawing constructively on the poets, theologians, philosophers — and especially on the great historic creeds and confessions of the faith — he has crafted a challenging, inspiring Christological philosophy of Christian education for the twenty-first century. This is a major contribution.” — David Lyle Jeffrey
Baylor University

Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, and, of course, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.
Theology / Education August • 978-0-8028-6637-0 6″ × 9″ hardcover 192 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]

Of related interest The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Mark A. Noll 978-0-8028-4180-3 No Place for Truth; or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? David F. Wells 978-0-8028-0747-2 The Vocation of the Christian Scholar Richard T. Hughes 978-0-8028-2915-3

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Expanding the Vision of the Common Good Marcia Pally
Foreword by John Milbank

America’s New Evangelicals

Documentary profile of Christian evangelicals who have “left the Right”
In this book Marcia Pally documents the surprising emergence of America’s “new evangelicals.” These are people of devout faith who have moved away from the Religious Right and who support liberal democracy and economic justice — people whose anti-consumerist, anti-militarist activism focuses less on legislating morality and more on poverty relief, environmental protection, and equal rights and respect for people of all creeds and cultures. Pally creates a typology of “new evangelical” political and economic activism, touching on the high-profile issues of abortion, gay marriage, and environmental conservation. She then devotes much of her book to personal interviews with select “new evangelicals” across the country, ages 19–74. The resulting collage of thoughtful, passionate voices creates a compelling, wide-angle portrait of this significant cultural trend in American Christianity.

Key selling points
• Documents a surprising — and growing — new movement in American Christianity • Filled with fascinating personal interviews — with megachurch pastor Greg Boyd, professor David Gushee, new monastic Shane Claiborne, Sojourners editor Jim Wallis, and ordinary evangelical folks including a plumber, a biker, a student, a fireman, a teacher, and many others Marcia Pally teaches in the Multilingual Multicultural Studies Department at New York University and is a permanent Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. She has written several books on culture, religion, politics, and language.
Of related interest Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church Paul Louis Metzger 978-0-8028-3068-5 To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City Mark R. Gornik 978-0-8028-4685-3

Religion and Society / Evangelicalism October • 978-0-8028-6640-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 256 pages • $20.00 [£12.99]


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Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism D. G. Hart
Provocative account of evangelical engagement with conservative politics
From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin provides an iconoclastic new history of evangelical Christians in national American politics. Examining the key players of the “Religious Right” — Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and others — D. G. Hart argues that evangelicalism is (and always has been) a bad fit with classic political conservatism. Hart shows how the ongoing burden of reconciling the progressive moral idealism of religious conservatives with the sober realism of political conservatives has contributed directly to the fragmentation of today’s conservative movement. Further, Hart predicts that evangelicals are unlikely to remain politically conservative in the long term unless they at last embrace smallgovernment conservatism for its own sake. “The star power of Rick Warren and Sarah Palin, along with the limits of Red State–Blue State analysis, have obscured this disparity between evangelicalism and conservatism. To be sure, many evangelicals in the pews continue to vote consistently for the Republican Party, but their reasons for doing so are morally thick and politically thin. . . . Whether like Palin, who tried to align her convictions with McCain’s platform, or Warren, who tried to find a via media between Obama and McCain, evangelicals do not think or act like conservatives.” — from introduction

From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin

Key selling points
• Timely analysis pertinent to the rise of both the Tea Party and the progressive “new evangelicals” • Spunky, journalistic writing style • Provocative stance with something to offend and gratify everyone D. G. Hart is professor of history at Hillsdale College and the author or editor of more than twenty books on American religion, including A Secular Faith and Deconstructing Evangelicalism.
Political Science / Religion and Society August • 978-0-8028-6628-8 6″ × 9″ hardcover 244 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]
Of related interest Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics Robert Benne 978-0-8028-6364-5 Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church William T. Cavanaugh 978-0-8028-6609-7 Pat Robertson: A Life and Legacy David Edwin Harrell Jr. 978-0-8028-6384-3

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The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible
Gordon D. Fee and Robert L. Hubbard Jr., general editors
Handy, high-quality, illustrated one-volume guide to the entire Bible
With its broad evangelical perspective, up-to-date research, contributions from respected biblical scholars, and many detailed maps, charts, and photos, The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible provides a friendly, reliable, and illuminating guide to the entire Bible. Whether readers find the Bible foreign or familiar, they will appreciate the Companion’s in-depth insights into the people, places, and main ideas of the Old and New Testaments — and its expert help in understanding and interpreting each book. This useful, comprehensive reference work promises to make the Word of God come alive as never before.

Key selling points
• New articles by established biblical experts • Background, summary, and commentary on every book of the Bible • Excellent illustrations, maps, charts, and photos • Broad reader appeal • Continues in the tradition of the 100,000-plus-selling Eerdmans Handbook to the Bible

Biblical Reference September • 978-0-8028-3823-0 7½″ × 9¾″ hardcover 170 photos, maps, and charts 816 pages • $40.00 [£26.99]


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General Editors
Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. A noted New Testament scholar and teacher, he is the author of several highly respected commentaries and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Robert L. Hubbard Jr. is professor of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, and general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series. He chaired the team of translation consultants for The Message by Eugene Peterson, and his books include the award-winning NICOT volume on the book of Ruth.

Contributing Editors
T. Desmond Alexander Union Theological College, Belfast Joel B. Green Fuller Theological Seminary Richard N. Longenecker McMaster University Tremper Longman III Westmont College Marianne Meye Thompson Fuller Theological Seminary Willem A. VanGemeren Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Of related interest Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible David Noel Freedman et al. 978-0-8028-2400-0 Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible James D. G. Dunn and John Rogerson 978-0-8028-3711-0

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The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk W. Paul Jones
Foreword by Sr. Helen Prejean

A Different Kind of Cell

Gripping account of one man’s remarkable spiritual journey in solitary confinement
Clayton Fountain was thought by almost everybody to be beyond all hope of redemption. Serving several life sentences for five violent murders — four of them committed while behind bars — he was condemned to live out his days in solitary confinement, entombed in a cell of concrete and steel built specifically for him at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. Yet even this ruthless murderer was not beyond the reach of divine mercy. Although he never again emerged from his cell, Fountain experienced a profound spiritual transformation that led to a genuine religious conversion and his decision to become a hermit and a brother in the Trappist Order. Now, eight years after his untimely death, W. Paul Jones, who served for six years as Fountain’s spiritual advisor, shares his inspiring story. “The words of Clayton Fountain himself, made clarion in this book, need to be heard widely; they tug at the moral foundation of all religions and the decency of every citizen. If this man can be redeemed, then no one is beyond the mercy of God. No one. The message of this book is that to kill anyone on the assumption that their redemption is impossible is to take the place of God.” — Sr. Helen Prejean (from foreword)

Key selling points
• Inspiring true story of an infamous murderer’s redemption • Strong argument for abolishing the death penalty • Well-known author • Foreword by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking W. Paul Jones is a Roman Catholic priest, a Trappist brother at Assumption Abbey in the Ozarks, and founding spiritual director of the Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center, Pittsburg, Missouri. His other books include The Art of Spiritual Direction and A Table in the Desert: Making Space Holy.

Of related interest Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment James Samuel Logan 978-0-8028-6324-9 Living Next Door to the Death House Virginia Stem Owens and David Clinton Owens 978-0-8028-3998-5

Biography / Memoir September • 978-0-8028-6651-1 5½″ × 8½″ paperback 134 pages • $14.00 [£8.99]


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A Pastor’s Journey from Faith to Doubt John Suk
Eyes-wide-open, deeply personal voyage through the history of Christian belief
In 2003, while touring the U.S. with his wife in an RV, John Suk — lifelong Christian, longtime pastor, and noted leader in the Christian Reformed Church — experienced a crippling crisis of faith. He emerged from that dark time with a strange new gift — doubt. In Not Sure Suk looks back at Christian faith — in fifteen centuries of Christian history and in his own life — through a skeptic’s eyes. He exposes major pitfalls of modern Christian movements and questions what he considers to be faulty paradigms: the “personal relationship with Jesus,” the “health-and-wealth gospel,” and traditional ethnicity-based belief systems. In the end he is left clinging to what is for him a truer, wiser kind of faith in Jesus Christ — faith that wavers; faith that questions; faith that is not sure. “I was on an early morning walk by myself. My head was down because the wind was blowing so hard that grains of sand were stinging my face. Large swells crashed onto the shore. . . . It struck me at that moment that I would never again find my faith. How it was that everything I had for years pushed down beneath my consciousness erupted just then, I’m not sure. But I sat down and wept.” — from introduction

Not Sure

Key selling points
• Thought-provoking subject matter, thoughtfully presented • Ideal for anyone who has experienced — or is experiencing — a crisis of faith • Honest, intelligent, confessional style John Suk is pastor of Grace Christian Reformed Church in Cobourg, Ontario, and former editor in chief of The Banner, the Christian Reformed Church’s denominational magazine. He is also the author of Dad’s Dying: A Family’s Journey through Death.
Christian Belief September • 978-0-8028-6650-9 6″ × 9″ paperback 213 pages • $18.00 [£11.99]
Of related interest Faith at the Edge: A Book for Doubters Robert N. Wennberg 978-0-8028-6473-4 My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir Lewis B. Smedes 978-0-8028-2213-0

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The Insulted and Injured
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Boris Jakim Introduction by James P. Scanlan

Bold new American English translation of a classic Russian novel
The Insulted and Injured, originally published in 1861, was Fyodor Dostoevsky’s first major work of fiction after his Siberian exile and the first of the long novels that made him famous. Set in nineteenth-century Petersburg, the novel depicts a vividly drawn set of characters — including Vanya (Dostoevsky’s semi-autobiographical hero), Natasha (the woman he loves), and Alyosha (Natasha’s aristocratic lover) — all suffering from the cruelly selfish machinations of Alyosha’s father, the dark and powerful Prince Valkovsky. Boris Jakim’s new English-language rendering of this gem in the Dostoevsky canon is more colorful and more accurate than any earlier translation. “A suspenseful, melodramatic tale of mystery, cruelty, and thwarted love. . . . The Russian public of the day, drawn to the book partly by its autobiographical elements, found the story moving as well as riveting. . . . Whatever else might be said of it, the book was undeniably an affecting page-turner with considerable cross-cultural appeal.” — James P. Scanlan

from introduction, “Exploring Egoism”

Key selling points
• Classic novel by a world-famous author • Bold new translation into contemporary American English • Memorable, well-drawn characters • Powerful story masterfully told Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881) was a prominent Russian novelist and writer and is widely considered one of the most outstanding and influential writers of modern literature. His other books include Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. Boris Jakim is one of the foremost translators of Russian literature and religious thought into English.
Literature July • 978-0-8028-2590-2 6″ × 9″ paperback 367 pages • $24.00 [£16.99]

Of related interest Notes from Underground Fyodor Dostoevsky Boris Jakim, trans. 978-0-8028-4570-2


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The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood
Sara Anson Vaux
Foreword by Robert Jewett

Expert ethical analysis of fifteen movie masterpieces
Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood icon, with five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and numerous other accolades for his work as an actor, director, and producer. Yet because he rose to fame in “spaghetti westerns” and Dirty Harry shoot-em-ups, few critics have ventured to explore Eastwood’s philosophical, ethical, and artistic agenda as an intellectual filmmaker. Addressing this void, film scholar Sara Anson Vaux analyzes fifteen of Eastwood’s best-known films from narrative, artistic, and thematic perspectives. She traces the nuanced development of Eastwood’s unfolding moral and ethical vision over a forty-year period, showing how this vision has grown more sophisticated even as many of the motifs expressing it — justice, confession, war and peace, the gathering, the search for a perfect world — have remained the same. “This study of Clint Eastwood by Sara Vaux has been long awaited in many corners of the world. . . . Her voice is one of the clearest we have in analyzing film technique, discerning theological and ethical implications, and assessing cultural significance. . . . By detailed analyses of film after film, she demonstrates Eastwood’s long-standing concern for the state of the American soul.” — Robert Jewett
from foreword

Key selling points
• Broadly appealing subject matter • Unique premise and perspective • In-depth analysis by a master film critic and popular university professor Sara Anson Vaux is director of fellowships and Fulbright Program adviser at Northwestern University, where she also teaches film in the religious studies department. Her other books include Finding Meaning at the Movies.
Of related interest

Film and Theater / Ethics October • 978-0-8028-6295-2 6″ × 9″ paperback 272 pages • $24.00 [£16.99]

Of Pilgrims and Fire: When God Shows Up at the Movies Roy M. Anker 978-0-8028-6572-4 The Myth of the American Superhero John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett 978-0-8028-2573-5

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Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith Thomas G. Long
Biblical, pastoral response to the thorny problem of God and human suffering
Tsunamis, earthquakes, famines, diseases, wars — these and other devastating catastrophes lead Christians to ask painful questions. Is God all-powerful? Is God good? And if both are true, how can God allow so much human suffering? These questions, taken together, have been called the “theodicy problem,” and in this book Thomas Long explores what preachers can and should say in response to it. Long reviews the history of this challenge to faith and engages the work of other thinkers who have struggled with it. He cautions pastors not to ignore urgent theodicy-related questions arising from their parishioners, and he offers biblically based approaches to preaching on theodicy, guided by Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares and the “greatest theodicy text in Scripture” — the book of Job. “It is not easy to understand how it is possible to say ‘I believe in God, the maker of heaven and earth’ and ‘God is love’ while, at the same time, having to say ‘My neighbor’s daughter was born with severe brain damage’ or ‘Over 200,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake in Haiti.’ This book is a work of homiletical pastoral care. It is an attempt to stand with preachers, who then will stand with their parishioners, in thinking through how faith in a loving God holds together with the facts of life in a suffering world.” — from preface

What Shall We Say?

Key selling points
• Timely topic in light of recent global upheavals and natural disasters • Addresses a perennially unresolved obstacle to Christian belief • Well-known, respected author • Includes insightful teaching on the puzzling book of Job
Of related interest The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami? David Bentley Hart 978-0-8028-6686-8 At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job J. Gerald Janzen 978-0-8028-4829-1

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.

Faith and Life October • 978-0-8028-6514-4 6″ × 9″ hardcover 176 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]


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An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
Foreword by Jim Wallis

Unexpected Destinations

Panoramic spiritual memoir by a respected American church leader
From Billy Graham to a Trappist monastery, from Capitol Hill to the helm of the Reformed Church in America, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson crystallizes his wide-ranging personal spiritual pilgrimage into a sharp, lively memoir. Unexpected Destinations reveals Granberg-Michaelson’s unique encounters with evangelical piety, Catholic contemplative spirituality, Reformed theology, and Pentecostal practice — all while daring to envision ecumenical harmony. “Delightful, moving, important. . . . A wonderful story of a person who has played a large role in bringing Christ’s one — broken — body closer together.” — Ronald J. Sider “I feel so grateful that others who haven’t had the gift and pleasure of Wes’s friendship can get to know him in these pages. This book is a multifaceted treasure — a window into a fascinating Christian leader and a window into his times as well.” — Brian D. McLaren “At last. An honest memoir about the challenges of Christian leadership in our time. . . . A deeply personal tale of how God uses flawed human beings and imperfect institutions to transform the world.” — Diana Butler Bass

Key selling points
• Entertaining and wide-ranging account of an inspiring spiritual journey • Full of encounters with famous personages • Many useful insights for pastors and church leaders Wesley Granberg-Michaelson has served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America since 1994. He has worked with Sojourners magazine, the World Council of Churches, the Global Christian Forum, and Call to Renewal. His other books include Leadership from Inside Out: Spirituality and Organizational Change.
Memoir June • 978-0-8028-6683-7 6″ × 9″ paperback 312 pages • $24.00 [£16.99]

Of related interest Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir Stanley Hauerwas 978-0-8028-6487-1 Rowan’s Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury Rupert Shortt 978-0-8028-6461-1

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The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians Luke Timothy Johnson
Unpacks the prophetic vision of Luke-Acts for today’s church
Christians chronically and desperately need prophecy, says award-winning biblical scholar Luke Timothy Johnson. In this and every age, the church needs the bold proclamation of God’s transforming vision to challenge its very human tendency toward expediency and self-interest — to jolt it into new insight and energy. For Johnson, the New Testament books Luke and Acts provide that much-needed jolt to conventional wisdom. To read Luke-Acts as a literary unit, he says, is to uncover a startling prophetic vision of Jesus, church, and world — a bold, new kind of reality that runs counter to the human status quo. Johnson identifies in Luke’s writings an ongoing call for today’s church, grounded in the prophetic ministry of Jesus Christ, to embody and enact God’s vision for the world.

Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Key selling points
• Esteemed, award-winning author • Clear and powerful writing style • Biblically based call to transform church and world • Useful model for church “visioning” Luke Timothy Johnson is R. W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. His other books include The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters and Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands, and he is the 2011 winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his Among the Gentiles: GrecoRoman Religion and Christianity.

Of related interest Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day Anthony B. Robinson and Robert W. Wall 978-0-8028-6065-1 The Way according to Luke: Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts Paul Borgman 978-0-8028-2936-8

New Testament Studies September • 978-0-8028-0390-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 206 pages • $23.00 [£16.99]


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A Short and Personal Introduction Richard J. Mouw
In this “short and personal introduction” Richard Mouw sets forth Abraham Kuyper’s robust vision of active Christian involvement in public life, including his views on sphere sovereignty, the antithesis, common grace, and more. Mouw looks at ways to update — and, in some places, even correct — Kuyper’s groundbreaking thought as he applies it to such twenty-first-century issues as religious and cultural pluralism, technology, and the challenge of Islam. “This marvelous little book pulls off an astounding feat: though it is both compact and accessible, it also gives us the whole Kuyper. . . . Mouw, with typical wit and warmth, introduces us to Kuyper in all his multifaceted richness. A gift for the next generation.”

Abraham Kuyper

— James K. A. Smith
Calvin College

Richard J. Mouw is president and professor of Christian philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Among his other books are Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and Praying at Burger King.

Religion and Society July • 978-0-8028-6603-5 5½″ × 8¼″ paperback 148 pages • $16.00 [£10.99]

The Best of The Reformed Journal
James D. Bratt and Ronald A. Wells, editors
For forty years, from 1951 to 1990, The Reformed Journal set the standard among both evangelical and mainline Protestants for top-notch, venturesome reflection on a broad range of timely issues. In this volume James Bratt and Ronald Wells have assembled a critical anthology of the periodical’s best representative writing, selecting pieces that exemplify the Journal’s long-running position at the cutting edge of thoughtful Christian engagement with culture. Selected authors: Roy Anker, Karl Barth, Harry R. Boer, Allan Boesak, George M. Marsden, Richard Mouw, Mark A. Noll, Virginia Stem Owens, Eugene H. Peterson, Alvin Plantinga, Lewis Smedes, Henry Stob, John J. Timmerman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, Allen Verhey, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Henry Zylstra — and more! James D. Bratt is professor of history at Calvin College and coeditor of Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought. Ronald A. Wells is professor emeritus of history at Calvin College and a former editor of both Fides et Historia and The Reformed Journal.

Religion and Society October • 978-0-8028-6702-5 6″ × 9″ paperback 250 pages • $20.00 [£12.99]

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And God Spoke to Abraham
Preaching from the Old Testament Fleming Rutledge
Many Christian preachers today largely neglect the Old Testament in their sermons, focusing instead on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ teachings and activities. As Fleming Rutledge points out, however, when disconnected from the context of the Old Testament, the New Testament is like a house with no foundation, a plant with no roots, or a pump with no well. A powerful preacher and a superb writer, Rutledge in this select collection of fifty-five sermons expounds on a number of familiar Old Testament passages featuring Abraham, Samuel, David, Elijah, Job, Jonah, and many other largerthan-life figures, applying these biblical texts to contemporary life and Christian practice. “In her sermons Fleming Rutledge hits just the right chords of challenge, biblical fidelity, and graciousness. I love her style and her overall approach, and there is much to be learned from her specific applications.” — Philip Yancey Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest engaged in a nationwide ministry of teaching and preaching. Her other books include The Undoing of Death and The Bible and The New York Times.
Practical Theology / Sermons November • 978-0-8028-6606-6 6″ × 9″ paperback 440 pages • $30.00 [£19.99]

The Gospel of John
A Commentary Frederick Dale Bruner
The author of a much-loved two-volume Matthew commentary that he revised and expanded in 2007, Frederick Dale Bruner now offers The Gospel of John: A Commentary — more rich fruit of his lifetime of study and teaching. Rather than relying primarily on recent scholarship, Bruner honors and draws from the church’s major John commentators throughout history, including Augustine, Chrysostom, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Henry, Bultmann, Barrett, and more. This “historical interpretation” also sheds light on Bruner’s “contemporary interpretation,” which includes a clear translation of the text, references to major recent scholarship, and his personal application of the Gospel to present-day experience. Rich in biblical insights, ecumenical in tone, broadly historical, deeply theological, and lovingly written, Bruner’s Gospel of John promises to be an invaluable and highly stimulating resource for pastors and teachers. Frederick Dale Bruner is George and Lyda Wasson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Whitworth University and scholar in residence at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include A Theology of the Holy Spirit and the two-volume Matthew: A Commentary — The Christbook and The Churchbook.

New Testament Commentary October • 978-0-8028-6635-6 6¼″ × 9¼″ hardcover 1150 pages • $75.00 [£49.99]


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Th e ChurCh aT Worsh i p Lester Ruth, Carrie Steenwyk, and John D. Witvliet, series editors

Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople Walter D. Ray
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. In this second volume, Tasting Heaven on Earth, Walter Ray provides vivid descriptions of Constantinople, its history, its people, and its worship practices, setting the stage for a rich selection of primary church documents that present readers with a vibrant snapshot of Byzantine Christianity in the sixth century. Among the primary materials included are photos of mosaics, liturgical vessels, icons, and manuscripts; drawings and descriptions of Hagia Sophia; firsthand accounts of worship; liturgical prayers and a reconstruction of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil; sung and spoken sermons attributed to Romanus and Leontius; and imperial decrees on worship practices. Each chapter includes discussion questions, making the book ideal for church study groups. Walter D. Ray is assistant professor and political papers archivist at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, an Eastern Orthodox layman, and the author of several articles on early Christian liturgy.
Worship and Liturgy • Church History October • 978-0-8028-6663-9 7¾″ × 9¼″ paperback 24 illustrations 208 pages • $28.00 [£18.99]

Tasting Heaven on Earth

An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion
Tammi J. Schneider
In her Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion Tammi Schneider offers readers a compact guide to the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander the Great and Darius III. Drawing on extant texts, artifacts, and architecture, Schneider uncovers both an intriguing pantheon of deities — including Marduk, Ishtar, and many others — and the complex, fluid, highly ritualized religious experience of the people who spent their lives serving and appeasing them. “Schneider has done us all a great service by writing this attractive overview of Mesopotamian religions. The book is encyclopedic in the best sense of the word: comprehensive, reliable, in-depth, and up-to-date, with notes that invite further inspection. . . . Both length and price are just right.” — Jack M. Sasson Tammi J. Schneider is professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, and codirector of excavations at Tell el-Far’ah, Israel. Her other books include Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis.

Vanderbilt University

Ancient History / Religious Studies July • 978-0-8028-2959-7 6″ × 9″ paperback 8 photos, map, chronological chart 156 pages • $18.00 [£11.99]

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John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology Matthew Myer Boulton
Readers of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion often regard this masterwork of doctrine as a sterile, esoteric, merely intellectual project. But Matthew Myer Boulton reads it very differently, arguing that, for Calvin, Christian doctrine is properly conceived and articulated primarily for the sake of practical Christian formation in holiness. Although Calvin famously opposed the cloister, Boulton shows that he intended not the eradication but rather the democratization of monastic spiritual disciplines. Just as Calvin endorsed the “priesthood of all believers,” so too did he envision that ordinary disciples could, like monks, live with God daily, consecrate themselves to the art of knowing God, and embrace spiritually formative practices, including scriptural and theological study, daily prayer and worship, regular Psalm singing, frequent reception of the Lord’s Supper, renunciation of “the world,” and rigorous moral accountability. Matthew Myer Boulton is associate professor of ministry studies at Harvard Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he serves on the ministerial staff at Old South Church in Boston. His other books include God against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology through Worship.
Christian Belief October • 978-0-8028-6564-9 6″ × 9″ paperback 264 pages • $28.00 [£18.99]

Life in God

A Missional Vision of Christian Practices Benjamin T. Conner
How might a church infused with missional theology change the way it approaches Christian practices? Benjamin Conner interacts both with the missional theology of George Hunsberger and Darrell Guder and with the theology of Christian practices laid out by Craig Dykstra and Dorothy Bass as he argues that allowing these two disciplines to inform one another can enhance the church’s witness, its congregational discipleship, and its theological education. Framing his discussion with real-world narratives and applications inspired by his ministry to adolescents with special needs, Conner shows how a practical missional mindset can redefine and reinvigorate the spirit and purpose of a congregation. “Combine equal parts of ecclesial practices and missional theology. Add Conner and stir. Bake for a few hours.Voila! Bread of renewal for the churches!”

Practicing Witness

— George R. Hunsberger
Benjamin T. Conner is visiting assistant professor of Christian education at Union Presbyterian Seminary and director of the Capernaum ministry for adolescents with developmental disabilities in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Practical Theology July • 978-0-8028-6611-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 136 pages • $16.00 [£10.99]


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The Bible, Disability, and the Church
A New Vision of the People of God Amos Yong
The Bible has plenty to say about human disability, even if much of what it says seems negative to our eyes. Yet Amos Yong — a theologian whose life experience includes having grown up alongside a brother with Down syndrome — argues that it is the way we read biblical texts, not the Bible itself, that leads us unthinkingly to marginalize those with disabilities. Applying a “hermeneutics of suspicion” to traditional methods of interpreting the Bible, Yong rereads and reinterprets texts from the Old Testament, John, Luke-Acts, and Paul from the perspective of people with disabilities. Revealing and dismantling the underlying stigma of disability that exists in the church, he shows how the Bible offers good news to people of all abilities — and he challenges churches to reconsider and reorganize their practices as they strive to become more inviting, healing, and reconciling communities of faith. Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, Virginia. His other books include In the Days of Caesar, Theology and Down Syndrome, Hospitality and the Other, and The Spirit of Creation (see page 26).

Social Theology / Church and Ministry November • 978-0-8028-6608-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 178 pages • $20.00 [£12.99]

The Church and the Crisis of Community
A Practical Theology of Small-Group Ministry Theresa F. Latini
Contemporary society is in crisis, its structures broken and people thirsty for true communion with the sacred and with one another. Although most U.S. congregations have small-group ministries to help address this “crisis of community,” too often these small groups fall far short of their potential. In this book Theresa Latini lays out both a theoretical groundwork and a practical guideline for successful small-group ministry. Examining the latest sociological research and the real-life practices of small groups in six congregations, she shows how well-developed groups — those with mission statements, leadership training, and solid organizational structure — can help to transform broken and shallow forms of community into life-giving, life-sustaining relationships with God and others. “Latini offers a refreshingly serious theology of small-group ministry. We have long needed this book.” — M. Craig Barnes Theresa F. Latini is associate professor of congregational and community care leadership at Luther Seminary and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) serving at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
Church and Ministry August • 978-0-8028-6586-1 6″ × 9″ paperback 248 pages • $29.00 [£19.99]

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The Christian Art of Dying
Learning from Jesus Allen Verhey
Everyone dies. Not everyone dies well. Modern medicine sees death as something to be defeated and forestalled at any cost. But too often its advances lead only to a sterile, lingering death, in which the sick and aged approach eternity more attentive to lab reports and medical technology than to the task of dying well and faithfully. In The Christian Art of Dying Allen Verhey — a renowned ethicist who himself faced death during a recent life-threatening illness — sets out to help the church recapture dying from the medical world. Searching for a better way of dying, Verhey revisits the fifteenth-century Ars Moriendi, an illustrated spiritual self-help manual on “the art of dying.” Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey turns finally to the accounts of Jesus’ death on the cross, which provide a truly useful paradigm — and the basis for his contemporary Christian guide on how to die well. Allen Verhey is professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School. His other books include Reading the Bible in the Strange World of Medicine, Nature and Altering It, and Remembering Jesus: Christian Community, Scripture, and the Moral Life.

Practical Theology / Medical Ethics October • 978-0-8028-6672-1 6″ × 9″ paperback 416 pages • $30.00 [£19.99]

The eerdmans ekklesia series Michael L. Budde and Stephen E. Fowl, series editors

Truthfulness in Christian Practice Craig Hovey
If proclaiming the gospel is at root a matter of telling the truth about the way things are, then Christian witnesses are paradigmatic truth-tellers. In Bearing True Witness Craig Hovey engages modern theology, philosophy, and ethics — including the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, and MacIntyre — to consider how Christians see, recognize, embrace, and bear witness to the truth of Jesus Christ. According to Hovey, when the church faithfully declares to the world that salvation is in Christ, that the world belongs to him, and that his works are good, it is essentially an ethical action. Moreover, he says, when Christians have the courage to speak honestly about the reality of God and of divine truth, their witness becomes a force capable of challenging and overcoming worldly injustices and abuses of power. Craig Hovey is assistant professor of religion at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. His other books include Nietzsche and Theology and Speak Thus: Christian Language in Church and World.
Philosophical Theology / Ethics August • 978-0-8028-6581-6 6″ × 9″ paperback 264 pages • $27.00 [£17.99]

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Teaching and Christian Practices
Reshaping Faith and Learning David I. Smith and James K. A. Smith, editors
In recent decades there has been a ferment of reflection on the “integration of faith and learning” in Christian education — but relatively little attention paid to the integration of faith and teaching. In Teaching and Christian Practices twelve university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies, reconceiving classrooms and laboratories as vital arenas for faith and spiritual growth. Contributors: Dorothy C. Bass, Carolyne Call, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, Paul J. Griffiths, Glenn E. Sanders, Kurt C. Schaefer, David I. Smith, James K. A. Smith, Matthew Walhout, Matthew Walters, Julie A. P. Walton, Ashley Woodiwiss. David I. Smith is professor of German at Calvin College, where he directs the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning. James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he also teaches in the department of congregational and ministry studies.

Christian Belief / Education October • 978-0-8028-6685-1 6″ × 9″ paperback 240 pages • $22.00 [£14.99]

Relics and Miracles
Sergius Bulgakov
Translated by Boris Jakim

Esteemed translator Boris Jakim here presents two major theological essays by Sergius Bulgakov in English translation for the first time. In “Relics,” a 1918 response to Bolshevik desecration of the relics of Russian saints, Bulgakov develops a comprehensive theology of holy relics, connecting them with the Incarnation and showing their place in sacramental theology. In “Miracles” (1932) Bulgakov presents a Christological doctrine of the Gospel miracles, focusing on the question of how human activity relates to the works of Christ. Both essays are suffused with Bulgakov’s faith in Christian resurrection — and with his signature “religious materialism,” in which the corporeal is illuminated by the spiritual and the earthly is transfigured into the heavenly. Sergius Bulgakov (1871–1944) is widely regarded as the twentieth century’s leading Orthodox theologian. His other books include The Unfading Light, The Friend of the Bridegroom, The Burning Bush, The Lamb of God, and The Comforter. Boris Jakim is one of the foremost living translators of Russian religious thought into English.

Theology October • 978-0-8028-6531-1 6″ × 9″ paperback 128 pages • $24.00 [£16.99]

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The Whole Story of Salvation in the New Testament Charles H. Talbert and Jason A. Whitlark
How did New Testament writers understand the period between a believer’s “initiation” into the Christian faith and his or her “graduation” into death and the hope of resurrection? In Getting “Saved” Charles Talbert and Jason Whitlark, together with four other expert contributors, discover patterns of meaning in the way the New Testament presents postconversion faithfulness — not as legalism (wherein an individual attains heaven by his or her own efforts) or covenantal nomism (wherein God saves the believer but staying “saved” requires obedience and effort) but, rather, as “new covenant piety,” in which God’s ongoing, enabling grace sustains the believer’s earthly life in Christ. Contributors: Andrew E. Arterbury, Clifford A. Barbarick, Scott J. Hafemann, Michael W. Martin, Charles H. Talbert, Jason A. Whitlark. Charles H. Talbert is distinguished professor of religion at Baylor University. Jason A. Whitlark is assistant professor of New Testament at Baylor University.

Getting “Saved”

New Testament Studies November • 978-0-8028-6648-6 6″ × 9″ paperback 320 pages • $30.00 [£19.99]

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary Ben Witherington III
Skeptical of the trend among many biblical scholars to analyze Paul’s short, affectionate letter to the Philippians in light of Greco-Roman letter-writing conventions, Ben Witherington instead looks at Philippians as a masterful piece of long-distance oratory — an extension of Paul’s oral speech, dictated to a scribe and meant to be read aloud to listeners. Witherington examines Philippians in light of Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions, identifying Paul’s purpose, highlighting his main points and persuasive strategies, and considering how his original audience would have heard and received Paul’s message. “This Witherington commentary on Philippians is a substantial, serious work. . . . Among the finest full-length commentaries presently available in English.” — Todd D. Still Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. His many other books include Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor and socio-rhetorical commentaries on Mark, Acts, Romans, Galatians, Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Truett Seminary, Baylor University

Biblical Commentary September • 978-0-8028-0143-2 6¼″ × 9¼″ paperback 344 pages • $38.00 [£25.99]


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All Roads Lead to the Text
Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible Dean Deppe
Interpreting the Bible can be frustratingly difficult for the average person. In All Roads Lead to the Text Dean Deppe provides a user-friendly introduction to the “tools of the trade” as he trains readers in eight different exegetical methods, or paths of inquiry, that expert biblical scholars use to interpret Scripture. What sets Deppe’s book apart? For one thing, he offers lots of biblical examples throughout instead of heavy theoretical explanation. For another, he creatively uses camera imagery — wide-angle, telescopic, microscopic, motion picture, and so on — to help explain various interpretive methods. Deppe also demonstrates how to maximize the use of Logos Bible software and includes discussion questions for small-group study. Deppe’s All Roads Lead to the Text will serve as a valuable resource not only for ministers and seminary students but also for educated laypeople who want to know how to dig deeper into the text of God’s Word. Dean Deppe is professor of New Testament theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Prior to 1998 he served for twenty years as pastor of four Christian Reformed churches.

Hermeneutics / Bible Study November • 978-0-8028-6594-6 6″ × 9″ paperback 352 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]

Th e TWo hor izons old TesTam enT Com m enTary J. Gordon McConville and Craig Bartholomew, series editors

Peter Enns
Ecclesiastes is an Old Testament book with a long history of diverse and contradictory interpretations. Even basic questions — who wrote the book, when, and for what purpose — perennially plague scholars. The book’s theological message is likewise elusive, hidden in riddles and in convoluted trains of thought that twist and turn back upon themselves. In this expert commentary on Ecclesiastes, Peter Enns neither disregards nor tries to resolve the book’s many theological tensions and ambiguities. Rather, he shows how these form the backdrop for the author’s struggle to point readers to the proper path forward in their journeys of faith — a path of wisdom that “fears God and keeps the commands” despite the apparent futility of human existence. Peter Enns is senior fellow in biblical studies at the BioLogos Foundation. Previously, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary, Harvard University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include Incarnation and Inspiration: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.
Biblical Commentary November • 978-0-8028-6649-3 6¼″ × 9¼″ paperback 272 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]

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Biblical History and Israel’s Past
The Changing Study of the Bible and History Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle
Megan Moore and Brad Kelle provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of how the study of the Old Testament and Israel’s past has changed since the middle of the twentieth century, summarizing scholarly viewpoints, issues, and developments in the field of study for each major epoch of Israel’s early history. “A one-stop shop in the changing state of the study of Israel’s past since 1970. . . . Not to be missed!”

— Brent A. Strawn
Megan Bishop Moore is affiliated with Wake Forest University and is the author of Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel. Brad E. Kelle is professor of Old Testament at Point Loma Nazarene University. His other books include Hosea 2: Metaphor and Rhetoric in Historical Perspective.
Old Testament Studies Available • 978-0-8028-6260-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 536 pages • $46.00 [£30.99]

Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Writings of Philo and Josephus and in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs William Loader
This is the fourth of five volumes by William Loader exploring attitudes toward sexuality in Judaism and Christianity during the Greco-Roman era. In this volume Loader examines three substantial and historically important sets of documents — the writings of Philo of Alexandria, the writings of Josephus, and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Challenging stereotypes of both Philo’s and Josephus’s perspectives on sexuality, Loader’s in-depth, detailed analyses provide an unprecedentedly comprehensive investigation of this subject. William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. His other books include Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition and The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality.
Second Temple Judaism July • 978-0-8028-6641-7 6¼″ × 9¼″ paperback 488 pages • $65.00 [£43.99]

Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality

A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada Leo D. Lefebure and Peter Feldmeier
The Dhammapada is Buddhism’s most beloved compendium of the Buddha’s sayings. It is memorized by thousands of monks, nuns, and laypeople and chanted daily by millions of pious Buddhists. The Path of Wisdom presents that distillation of the Buddha’s wisdom in a fresh translation with commentary that explains the Buddhist context and places the text in dialogue with wisdom from the Bible and the Christian monastic and spiritual traditions. Leo D. Lefebure is the Matteo Ricci S.J. Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. Peter Feldmeier is professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas.
Comparative Religion / Spirituality Available • 978-0-8028-6677-6 6¼″ × 9½″ paperback 389 pages • $71.00
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The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah
First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version Benyamim Tsedaka, translator, with Sharon Sullivan
Foreword by Emanuel Tov | Preface by Steven Fine | Introduction by James H. Charlesworth

This volume presents the first-ever English translation of the ancient Israelite Samaritan version of the Pentateuch — a text of growing interest and importance for biblical studies. Benyamim Tsedaka’s expert English translation is laid out parallel to the more familiar Masoretic text; extensive marginal notes provide further help and explanation, and detailed indices tie the Samaritan Torah to the Septuagint versions and the Dead Sea Scroll texts. Benyamim Tsedaka is head of the A.B. Institute of Samaritan Studies in Holon, Israel, and founding editor of a biweekly Samaritan newsmagaReference / Biblical Studies zine published in four languages. Sharon Sullivan November • 978-0-8028-6519-9 is North American representative of the A.B. Institute 8″ × 10″ hardcover of Samaritan Studies. 720 pages • $100.00 [£66.99]

An Introduction to Interpretive Theory Stanley E. Porter and Jason C. Robinson
Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson provide a concentrated overview of modern hermeneutics and interpretive thought in this useful, intelligible introductory volume. Rather than either skimming quickly over the surface of complex issues or specializing on a single, narrow topic, Porter and Robinson offer critical analysis of a variety of major movements and voices in hermeneutics and interpretive theory in the modern era — from Schleiermacher and Heidegger to Thiselton and Culpepper — showing especially how these interpreters and their approaches have impacted biblical and theological study.
Hermeneutics November • 978-0-8028-6657-8 6″ × 9″ paperback 336 pages • $30.00 [£19.99]


Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. Jason C. Robinson is a doctoral student at the University of Guelph.

eer dmans Cr iTiCal Com m enTary David Noel Freedman and Astrid B. Beck, series editors

Isaiah 40–66
Shalom M. Paul
This Eerdmans Critical Commentary volume presents Shalom Paul’s comprehensive study of the oracles of the anonymous prophet known as Second Isaiah. In his commentary Paul offers thorough exegesis of the historical, linguistic, literary, and theological aspects of Isaiah 40–66 and looks carefully at the intertextual influences of earlier biblical and extrabiblical books. He also discusses the contributions of medieval Jewish commentators and supports the contention that Second Isaiah should include chapters 55–66, thus eliminating the need to demarcate a Third Isaiah.
Biblical Commentary October • 978-0-8028-2603-9 6¼″ × 9¼″ paperback 672 pages • $68.00 [£44.99]

Shalom M. Paul is Yehezkel Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and chair of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation.

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penTeCosTal man i fesTos James K. A. Smith and Amos Yong, series editors

Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination Amos Yong
In this fourth volume of the groundbreaking Pentecostal Manifestos series, Amos Yong argues not only that pentecostal thought has a place in scientific discussions but also that pentecostal-charismatic insights into the dynamic presence and activity of the Spirit of God in creation have something important to add to the discourse. Interacting with psychology, sociology, evolutionary science, cosmology, and various other scientific fields of study, Yong’s Spirit of Creation offers a significant contribution both to pentecostal thought and to the ongoing dialogue between theology and science. “Yong’s beautifully argued proposal may just be the closest that one can come to reconciling science, orthodox Christianity, and a Spirit-centered theology. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in the relationship of theology and science today.” — Philip Clayton Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Religion and Science Available • 978-0-8028-6612-7 6″ × 9″ paperback 251 pages • $32.00 [£21.99]

The Spirit of Creation

penTeCosTal man i fesTos James K. A. Smith and Amos Yong, series editors

The Pentecostal Principle
Ethical Methodology in New Spirit Nimi Wariboko
This fifth Pentecostal Manifestos volume brings Pentecostal intuitions to bear on the task of reconceptualizing the process of ethical methodology in a pluralistic world, applying a Pentecostal sensibility to the study of social ethics. Nimi Wariboko engages a host of contemporary philosophers, from Hannah Arendt to Giorgia Agamben and others working in the Tillichian tradition, as he develops an understanding of how Pentecostal thought sheds new light on the nature, task, and project of social ethics. With an eye for both the intrinsic playfulness of Pentecostal practice and the realities of a world where many interests and agendas compete with one another, Wariboko contributes a distinctively Pentecostal voice to ongoing conversations in political theology, social ethics, public theology, and philosophy. Nimi Wariboko is Katherine B. Stewart Professor of Christian Ethics at Andover Newton Theological School. His other books include God and Money: A Theology of Money in a Globalizing World and The Principle of Excellence: A Framework for Social Ethics.
Social Ethics November • 978-0-8028-6697-4 6″ × 9″ paperback 240 pages • $25.00 [£16.99]


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The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church Darrin W. Snyder Belousek
In this substantial new study Darrin Belousek presents a comprehensive and critical examination of standard Protestant atonement theology and offers a biblically grounded, theologically orthodox alternative to the traditional theory of penal substitution. Moreover, he shows that Christian thinking on atonement is no mere academic exercise but, rather, a practical theology that speaks to such concrete realities as economic justice, capital punishment, the war on terror, ethnic and religious conflict, and Christian disunity. Darrin W. Snyder Belousek is lecturer in philosophy at Ohio Northern University.
Theology November • 978-0-8028-6642-4 6¼″ × 9¼″ paperback 656 pages • $55.00 [£35.99]

Atonement, Justice, and Peace

Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology
Michael T. Dempsey, editor
Is the Trinity complete in itself from all eternity, or is it constituted by the eternal decision of election? In this volume twelve eminent theologians, including George Hunsinger, Bruce McCormack, and Paul Molnar, address a crucial point of contention at the intersection of two key doctrines in the theology of Karl Barth — Trinity and election — engaging in a lively and constructive theological debate. Contributors: Michael T. Dempsey, Nicholas M. Healy, Kevin W. Hector, Christopher Holmes, George Hunsinger, Paul Dafydd Jones, Matthew Levering, Bruce L. McCormack, Paul Louis Metzger, Paul D. Molnar, Paul T. Nimmo, Aaron T. Smith.
Theology July • 978-0-8028-6494-9 6″ × 9″ paperback 311 pages • $38.00 [£25.99]

Michael T. Dempsey is associate professor of theology at St. John’s University, New York.

Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism
Bruce L. McCormack and Clifford B. Anderson, editors
This innovative collection seeks to build bridges between the theology of Karl Barth and contemporary American evangelicalism. The scholarly insights offered here shed much light on current trends in Protestant theology — including how Barth’s thought can enrich evangelical interaction with current theological movements — and they provide the impetus for moving evangelical engagement with Barth to a new level. Contributors: Clifford B. Anderson, Kimlyn J. Bender, Todd V. Cioffi, John R. Franke, John E. Hare, George Harinck, D. G. Hart, Kevin W. Hector, Michael S. Horton, Keith L. Johnson, Bruce L. McCormack, Suzanne McDonald, Adam Neder, Jason A. Springs.
Theology August • 978-0-8028-6656-1 6″ × 9″ paperback 416 pages • $38.00 [£25.99]

Bruce L. McCormack is Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Clifford B. Anderson is curator of special collections at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler Nicholas J. Healy Jr. and D. C. Schindler, editors
The first book-length study of David L. Schindler’s thought, Being Holy in the World explores his Trinitarian theology, ecclesiology, anthropology, and metaphysics in the context of the encounter between Christianity and contemporary culture. Contributors: Stratford Caldecott, Peter J. Casarella, Larry S. Chapp, David S. Crawford, Michael Hanby, Nicholas J. Healy Jr., Rodney A. Howsare, D. Stephen Long, Antonio López, Tracey Rowland, D. C. Schindler, Adrian J. Walker. Nicholas J. Healy Jr. is assistant professor of philosophy and culture at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Catholic University of America. D. C. Schindler is associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University.

Being Holy in the World

Theology / Religion and Society July • 978-0-8028-6554-0 6″ × 9″ paperback 320 pages • $34.00 [£22.99]

Liberal Societies and the Meaning of Love David L. Schindler
Reality, most basically and properly considered, says David Schindler, is an order of love — a gift that finds its objective only in an entire way of life. In Ordering Love Schindler explores how modern culture marginalizes love, regarding it at best as a matter of piety or goodwill rather than as the very stuff that makes our lives and the things of the world real. Looking critically at Western civilization’s fixation with technology, Schindler shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and culture generally, how God-centered love is what gives reality its deepest and most proper order and meaning, always and everywhere. David L. Schindler is provost and Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Religion and Society / Philosophy October • 978-0-8028-6430-7 6″ × 9″ paperback 544 pages • $50.00 [£32.99]

Ordering Love

Reflections of Chief Academic Officers in Theological Education Kathleen D. Billman and Bruce C. Birch, editors
C(H)AOS Theory brings together in a useful one-volume resource perspectives from more than thirty deans and chief academic officers (CAOs) at theological schools in North America. These veteran administrators — from Daniel Aleshire to Barbara Brown Zikmund — share their wisdom on a variety of topics related to academic leadership, from understanding institutional contexts and nurturing relationships to negotiating conflict, setting and meeting academic goals, building budgets, working with assessment and accreditation, and more. Kathleen D. Billman is John H. Tietjen Endowed Chair in Pastoral Ministry and professor of pastoral theology at the Lutheran School of Education Theology in Chicago. Bruce C. Birch is dean and professor of biblical theology at Wesley Theological Seminary.
October • 978-0-8028-6687-5 6″ × 9″ paperback 368 pages • $38.00 [£25.99]

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Infinity Dwindled to Infancy
A Catholic and Evangelical Christology Edward T. Oakes, S.J.
This book offers a scholarly overview of Christian teaching on the person and nature of Christ. Drawing on a trove of historical-theological sources, Edward T. Oakes presents two millennia of thinking on the Christian paradox of an infinite God who is a finite man — “Infinity dwindled to infancy.” “Oakes, one of our best and most literate theologians, has given us in this volume a masterpiece of Christological reflection.” — Timothy George Edward T. Oakes, S. J., is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, and a member of Catholics and Evangelicals Together.

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The Seduction of Christian Theology F. LeRon Shults and Jan-Olav Henriksen, editors
Christian theology has traditionally treated desire as a dark force intimately related to sin — as something to be resisted and controlled. But LeRon Shults and Jan-Olav Henriksen’s Saving Desire recognizes that desire can also be a powerful force for great good. In this volume eight theologians celebrate together the positivity, the sociality, and the physicality of saving desire — humankind’s innate yearning for the goodness of God. Contributors: Rita Nakashima Brock, Wendy Farley, Cristina Grenholm, Jan-Olav Henriksen, F. LeRon Shults, Ola Sigurdson, Jayne Svenungsson, Christine Roy Yoder.
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Reforming Theological Education Ronald E. Vallet
As Ronald Vallet points out, stewardship has to do with much more than just fund-raising. In Stewards of the Gospel Vallet recovers a more adequate understanding of Christian stewardship in light of both the New Testament and a modern church dealing with challenges to justice, to the environment, and to faith itself. He then applies his reinvigorated concept of stewardship in practical ways to congregations, to their pastors and leaders, and, especially, to the seminaries and denominational structures that mold and support those leaders. Ronald E. Vallet is president of Theological Education 21 and has more than thirty years of pastoral experience. His other books include Practical Theology Stepping Stones of the Steward.
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British Missionaries and the End of Empire
East, Central, and Southern Africa, 1939–1964 John Stuart
This volume provides the first book-length history of British Protestant missionary experiences in east, central, and southern Africa during the tumultuous years between 1939 and 1964. Focusing on Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, and Kenya, John Stuart portrays the uneven and evolving relationship between Protestant missionaries, the British Empire, and African nationalists. He shows how missionaries sometimes supported empire, sometimes drew comfort from it, sometimes criticized it, yet finally learned to live with its formal demise, continuing their work in the newly formed African independent states even after the end of empire. John Stuart is principal lecturer in history at Kingston University, London.
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The American Diary of Jacob Van Hinte
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“This publication of Van Hinte’s personal diary is a welcome addition to his groundbreaking book Netherlanders in America (1928). It sheds light on the Dutchman behind the stunning accomplishment of writing, after traveling in the US in 1921 for less than two months, what is still the most important book on Dutch immigrants in the United States.” — George Harinck

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Covenant Theology, China, and the Christian Reformed Church, 1921–1951 Kurt D. Selles
“Offers China mission scholars and students a rare opportunity to observe closely the history of Christian mission in China at a micro level.” — Kevin Xiyi Yao “This sympathetic but objective portrayal of a small twentieth-century mission project that ‘failed’ provides excellent insights into the history of missions in China.” — Dan Bays
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A longtime executive director of the National Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Order, William Norgren here offers an inside look at the background, history, and major initiatives of the Faith and Order Commission since its founding in 1959. “A superb narrative crafted and documented by the pioneering ecumenist who served as the Commission’s first executive. . . . This brief summary, so carefully documented, will remain an indispensable introduction to the movement and a resource for historians of American religion for decades to come.”

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William A. Norgren was Ecumenical Officer of the Episcopal Church until his retirement in 1994.

Muhlenberg’s Ministerium, Ben Franklin’s Deism, and the Churches of the Twenty-First Century
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This choice selection of essays and addresses celebrates the history and ongoing legacy of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania — the first Lutheran church body in North America. Contributors: H. George Anderson, Barbara Berry-Bailey, Raymond M. Bost, Charles H. Glatfelter, Darrell Jodock, Cynthia Jurisson, Philip Krey, Robert J. Marshall, Susan Wilds McArver, John Reumann, A. Gregg Roeber, Robert F. Scholz, Louis Proehl Shoemaker, Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., John P. Trump, Frederick K. Wentz.

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Essays in Honor of Carl E. Braaten Alberto L. García and Susan K. Wood, editors
Eleven authors from a variety of church traditions contribute to this volume in honor of Lutheran theologian Carl Braaten, renowned for his unique ecclesial slant — “evangelical without being Protestant, catholic without being Roman, and orthodox without being Eastern.” Contributors: James M. Childs, Gabriel Fackre, Alberto L. García, Timothy George, Robert Jenson, Joseph L. Mangina, Cheryl M. Peterson, Michael Root, Leopoldo A. Sanchez, Frank C. Senn, Susan K. Wood.
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Critical Issues in Ecclesiology

Alberto L. García is professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin. Susan K. Wood is professor of theology at Marquette University.

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A poignant response to the horrific December 2004 tsunami in Asia, The Doors of the Sea by David Bentley Hart continues to speak with intelligence and relevance to our shaky, suffering world. Hart at once addresses those skeptical of Christian faith and those who use their Christian faith to rationalize senseless human suffering. He calls both to recognize in the worst catastrophes not the providential will of God but rather the ongoing struggle between the rebellious powers that enslave the world and the God who loves it wholly. “A moving inquiry into the question of evil, one likely to be a classic.”

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David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox theologian whose other books include The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth and In the Aftermath: Provocations and Laments.

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In this “shorter” follow-up to his substantial New International Greek Testament Commentary volume (1,479 pages) on 1 Corinthians, Anthony Thiselton condenses his detailed exegesis into a concise volume ideal for readers of all levels. “Thiselton in this marvelous digest adds applicational gems into his exegesis and inserts thoughtful questions for reflection and implementation at the end of each section.”

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Belousek Atonement, Justice, and Peace / 27 Billman & Birch C(H)AOS Theory / 28 Boulton Life in God / 18 Bratt & Wells The Best of The Reformed Journal / 15 Bruner The Gospel of John / 16 Bulgakov Relics and Miracles / 21 Chittister Happiness / 1 Conner Practicing Witness / 18 Dempsey Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology / 27 Deppe All Roads Lead to the Text / 23 Dostoevsky The Insulted and Injured / 10 Enns Ecclesiastes (thotc) / 23 Ester et al. The American Diary of Jacob Van Hinte (hsrca) / 30 Fee & Hubbard The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible / 6 García & Wood Critical Issues in Ecclesiology / 31 Granberg-Michaelson Unexpected Destinations / 13 Hart From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin / 5 Healy & Schindler Being Holy in the World / 28 Hovey Bearing True Witness (ees) / 20 Johnson Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church / 14 Jones A Different Kind of Cell / 8 Latini The Church and the Crisis of Community / 19 Lefebure & Feldmeier The Path of Wisdom / 24 Loader Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality / 24 Long What Shall We Say? / 12 McCormack & Anderson Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism / 27 Moore & Kelle Biblical History and Israel’s Past / 24 Mouw Abraham Kuyper / 15 Noll Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind / 3 Norgren Faith and Order in the U.S.A. / 31 Oakes Infinity Dwindled to Infancy / 29 Pally America’s New Evangelicals / 4 Paul Isaiah 40–66 (ecc) / 25 Peterson The Jesus Way / 2 Porter & Robinson Hermeneutics / 25 Ray Tasting Heaven on Earth (caw) / 17 Reumann Muhlenberg’s Ministerium / 31 Rutledge And God Spoke to Abraham / 16 Schindler Ordering Love / 28 Schneider Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion / 17 Selles A New Way of Belonging (hsrca) / 30 Shults & Henriksen Saving Desire / 29 Smith & Smith Teaching and Christian Practices / 21 Stuart British Missionaries and the End of Empire (shcm) / 30 Suk Not Sure / 9 Talbert & Whitlark Getting “Saved” / 22 ten Harmsel An Eerdmans Century, 1911–2011 / inside front cover Tsedaka The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah / 25 Vallet Stewards of the Gospel / 29 Vaux The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood / 11 Verhey The Christian Art of Dying / 20 Wariboko The Pentecostal Principle (pm) / 26 Witherington Paul’s Letter to the Philippians / 22 Yong The Bible, Disability, and the Church / 19 Yong The Spirit of Creation (pm) / 26

Title Index
Abraham Kuyper Mouw / 15 All Roads Lead to the Text Deppe / 23 The American Diary of Jacob Van Hinte Ester et al. (hsrca) / 30 America’s New Evangelicals Pally / 4 And God Spoke to Abraham Rutledge / 16 Atonement, Justice, and Peace Belousek / 27 Bearing True Witness (ees) Hovey / 20 Being Holy in the World Healy & Schindler / 28 The Best of The Reformed Journal Bratt & Wells / 15 The Bible, Disability, and the Church Yong / 19 Biblical History and Israel’s Past Moore & Kelle / 24 British Missionaries and the End of Empire (shcm) Stuart / 30 C(H)AOS Theory Billman & Birch / 28 The Christian Art of Dying Verhey / 20 The Church and the Crisis of Community Latini / 19 Critical Issues in Ecclesiology García & Wood / 31 A Different Kind of Cell Jones / 8 Ecclesiastes (thotc) Enns / 23 An Eerdmans Century, 1911–2011 ten Harmsel / inside front cover The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible Fee & Hubbard / 6 The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood Vaux / 11 Faith and Order in the U.S.A. Norgren / 31 From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin Hart / 5 Getting “Saved” Talbert & Whitlark / 22 The Gospel of John Bruner / 16 Happiness Chittister / 1 Hermeneutics Porter & Robinson / 25 Infinity Dwindled to Infancy Oakes / 29 The Insulted and Injured Dostoevsky / 10 Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion Schneider / 17 Isaiah 40–66 (ecc) Paul / 25 The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah Tsedaka / 25 Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind Noll / 3 The Jesus Way Peterson / 2 Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism McCormack & Anderson / 27 Life in God Boulton / 18 Muhlenberg’s Ministerium Reumann / 31 A New Way of Belonging (hsrca) Selles / 30 Not Sure Suk / 9 Ordering Love Schindler / 28 The Path of Wisdom Lefebure & Feldmeier / 24 Paul’s Letter to the Philippians Witherington / 22 The Pentecostal Principle (pm) Wariboko / 26 Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality Loader / 24 Practicing Witness Conner / 18 Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church Johnson / 14 Relics and Miracles Bulgakov / 21 Saving Desire Shults & Henriksen / 29 The Spirit of Creation (pm) Yong / 26 Stewards of the Gospel Vallet / 29 Tasting Heaven on Earth (caw) Ray / 17 Teaching and Christian Practices Smith & Smith / 21 Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology Dempsey / 27 Unexpected Destinations Granberg-Michaelson / 13 What Shall We Say? Long / 12

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