Category Archives: Doctrine of Scripture

Review of “The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority”

There are all sorts of good books: ones that are thought-provoking, ones with polished writing that flows smoothly, and ones that are enjoyable too. Then there are books that go further: they include all these aspects, as well as being … Continue reading

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Review: Brill’s Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy

A good “Companion” introduces one to classic texts in a field and to areas of current debate in scholarly literature. Apart from Richard Muller’s monumental Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, there is no such volume for Reformed history and theology from the … Continue reading

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Review: The Domain of the Word by John Webster

Webster, John. The Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason. London: T&T Clark, 2012. In The Domain of the Word, students of theology welcome the first of two new companion volumes from British evangelical theologian John Webster.[1] This collection … Continue reading

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Review: On the Reliability of the OT by K. A. Kitchen

K. A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), 684 pages. I would like to thank Eerdmans for providing me a review copy. Amazon | Eerdmans Kenneth Kitchen’s book examining the evidence for the reliability of … Continue reading

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Review: Adam as Israel (Postell)

Seth D. Postell, Adam as Israel: Genesis 1–3 as the Introduction to the Torah and Tanakh, (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011), 216 pages. I would like to thank Pickwick for providing me a review copy. Amazon | Pickwick I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Wheaton Theology Conference: Mark Noll on “The Peril and Potential of Scripture in Christian Political Witness”

A beloved former professor at Wheaton College and now Professor of History at Notre Dame, Mark Noll addressed a good-sized crowd. Noll is perhaps best known for his book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans, 1994), but his personal bibliography spans … Continue reading

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On Accommodation and God’s Sovereignty

I’ve been thinking about the idea of divine accommodation a lot recently, due mainly to my research on the ancient Near East (ANE) creation and flood stories. Reading Richard Hess’ book, Israelite Religions, over Christmas break also sparked some thoughts. … Continue reading

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