Books at a Glance Mar 21, 2015

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Don’t miss all the great content this week, including three reviews, a book summary, and a two part interview with the editors of the new Works of William Perkins.

Book Summary
The Community of Jesus THE COMMUNITY OF JESUS: A THEOLOGY OF THE CHURCH, ed. by Kendell Easley and Christopher Morgan
The Community of Jesus: A Theology of the Church Ed. Kendell H. Easley and Christopher W. Morgan B&H, 2013 288 pages (Paperback) (Kindle) A Book Summary from Books At a Glance Members. About the Editors K […] Continue Reading
Book Reviews
Rejoicing in Lament REJOICING IN LAMENT: WRESTLING WITH INCURABLE CANCER AND LIFE IN CHRIST, by J. Todd Billings
Rejoicing in Lament guides readers through Billings’ journey of discovery, as he intertwines his story with God’s story. He discusses deep theological issues through ten chapters, spanning such topics as the problem of evil and God’s impassability. Yet these discussions are not abstract; rather, his reflection is raw a […] Continue Reading
Prevenient Grace - Shelton PREVENIENT GRACE: GOD’S PROVISION FOR FALLEN HUMANITY, by W. Brian Shelton
Though the book contributes to the scholarly debate about “salvation’s invisible workings,” his main target is those tempted to deal with the Bible’s teaching on depravity by “reconsidering it as imaginary,” or, if it is real by “welcoming divine predestination of select individuals.” The […] Continue Reading
Christian Environmentalism AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENTALISM: ECOLOGY, VIRTUE, AND ETHICS
Kathryn Blanchard and Kevin O’Brien present a different approach to Christian environmentalism. They seek to engage this important contemporary issue using virtue ethics as the model. Their approach builds on what Steven Bouma-Prediger began to do in his book, For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care& […] Continue Reading
Author Interview
Stephen Yuille Interview with Stephen Yuille and Joel Beeke, editors of THE WORKS OF WILLIAM PERKINS, VOL. 1, part 1
Perkins’s legacy is multi-faceted. For starters, he was instrumental in securing the Reformation in England. The English Reformation was a drawn out process, in which the country moved back and forth on multiple occasions between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism as monarchs came and went. In a span of twenty years, the religion […] Continue Reading
Author Interview
Stephen Yuille Interview with Stephen Yuille and Joel Beeke, editors of THE WORKS OF WILLIAM PERKINS, VOL. 1, part 2
In seeking to account for Perkins’s popularity, one scholar identifies two unique features in his writings: first, “an ability to clarify and expound complex theological issues which aroused the respect of fellow scholars”; and, second, “a gift for relating seemingly abstruse theological teaching to the spiritual. […] Continue Reading
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