Category Archives: Book reviews

Review: Gospel Writing by Francis Watson

Watson, Francis. Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. In this volume, Francis Watson presents a new paradigm for Gospel origins. The standard account of Gospel origins that Watson seeks to unseat goes something like this: Mark wrote … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Word Enfleshed, by Oliver Crisp

Oliver Crisp, The Word Enfleshed: Exploring the Person and Work of Christ (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016), xviii +190pp. $26.99. After having written in a more episodic, piecemeal fashion with various Christological essays, Oliver Crisp’s latest work on Christology provides … Continue reading

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Review: Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Conciliar Christology

Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay, Oxford University Press, 2016, 251pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198765929. I like action movies, despite overly familiar tropes like the hero having to disarm a bomb with only seconds to spare. … Continue reading

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The Righteousness of God by Charles Lee Irons (review)

Review by Matthew Monkemeier Irons, Charles Lee. The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation. WUNT 2.386. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Very few word-groups are as consequential for how we understand Paul as the “righteousness” (δικ-) word-group, … Continue reading

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Review: An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology, by Thomas McCall

Thomas H. McCall, An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015. 192 pp. $22.00 (paperback)   Kevin W. Wong, Wheaton College   Introduction              Too often earnest theological inquiry cannot even begin since participants are deadlocked … Continue reading

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Review: The Earliest Christologies, by James Papandrea

James L. Papandrea, The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016. 144 pp. $18.00 (paperback) Kevin W. Wong, Wheaton College Introduction             A student attending seminary or Bible college, with their … Continue reading

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Review: Forsaken, by Thomas McCall

Thomas H. McCall, Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012. 171 pp. $20.00 (paperback) Kevin W. Wong   Introduction Many a theologian lament that the common Evangelical church-goer is biblically and … Continue reading

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