A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

Within the church today there are many different answers to the question "what is the Gospel?" Though we find Christians in our churches who can articulate magnificently the five points of the TULIP or the remonstrants or who can point to every verse in Scripture referring to the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, … Continue reading A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

In his Interpreting the Prophetic Word, VanGemeren has undertaken a hefty venture: he seeks to provide both the tools needed to interpret prophetic literature in the Bible and a sweeping overview of each prophetic book. His approach is generally Reformed in its emphasis on the centrality of covenant in the unfolding of redemptive history and … Continue reading Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

In his The Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann attempts to unite the Old Testament evidence with our contemporary situation in order that the Church may seriously consider the role of the prophetic in ministry (xxiii, 1). According to his own definition of prophetic, Brueggemann’s book is itself prophetic in that its poetic language seeks to excite … Continue reading Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

Critical Review of Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty

Dempster’s attempt to read the whole Bible literarily fails to consider what the OT is and the contribution its nature and structure make to the question of the OT’s unity. By seeking the unity of the OT in a narrative plot unpacking the themes of dominion and dynasty, Dempster forces the OT into a procrustean … Continue reading Critical Review of Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty

Some Thoughts on Philip Schaff’s The Principle of Protestantism

In part one of his book the Principle of Protestantism, Philip Schaff sketches the two-sided (material and formal) principle he sees to be the essential positive element of the Reformation; that is, the progressive element the Reformation contributed to the evolution of the Catholic Church. The second part addresses the relation of this principle to … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Philip Schaff’s The Principle of Protestantism