Books at a Glance August 8, 2015

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If you haven’t seen this new series from Crossway yet with Goldsworthy’s volume on the Son of God and the New Creation, make sure you check it out, or read our summary! There are too many resources to name from this week, so take a glance below.

Book Summary
The Son of God and the New Creation Summary of THE SON OF GOD AND THE NEW CREATION by Graeme Goldsworthy
The Son of God and the New Creation (Short Studies in Biblical Theology series) Graeme Goldsworthy Crossway, 2015 144 pages (Paperback) (Kindle) A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance. About the Author Graeme Goldsworthy (PhD, Union Presb […] Continue Reading
Author Interview
The German Roots of 19th Century American Theology Interview with Annette G. Aubert, author of THE GERMAN ROOTS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN THEOLOGY, Part 1
It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Germany on 19th century American theology, and Annette Aubert (PhD in Historical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary) has given us a wonderful accounting of it in her The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology. She begins broad and then focuses on […] Continue Reading
Interview with Annette G. Aubert, author of THE GERMAN ROOTS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN THEOLOGY, Part 2
Today we continue our discussion with Dr. Annette Aubert concerning her important work, The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology. If you missed part 1 of this interview you can catch up with it here. Books At a Glance: Most of our readers will be at least somewhat acquainted with Charles […] Continue Reading
Book Review
Power and Purpose POWER AND PURPOSE: PAUL RAMSEY AND CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN POLITICAL THEOLOGY, by Adam Hollowell
Adam Edward Hollowell serves as adjunct professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and director of student ministry at Duke University Chapel. This book is a revision of Hollowell’s doctoral dissertation, completed under Oliver O’Donovan at the University of Edinburgh. At the start he observes that & […] Continue Reading
The Text of the Old Testament THE TEXT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIA HEBRAICA, THIRD EDITION, by Ernst Wurthwein and A. A. Fischer
Sound biblical exegesis requires that we know something about many different things: the historical and literary contexts of the passage, the genre, the structure, and the significance of certain details. Before we consider those issues, however, there is the question of the text itself. The more we understand where our Bible came […] Continue Reading
Blog
In Christ: In Him together for the World IN CHRIST: IN HIM TOGETHER FOR THE WORLD, by Steve Timmis and Christopher de la Hoyde
Our generation is learning afresh the rich significance of the doctrine of union with Christ. Our union with Christ through faith by the Spirit is the hub of every saving blessing. Our regeneration, adoption, justification, sanctification, preservation, perseverance, resurrection, glorification – all these come to us only bec […] Continue Reading
God's Love Compels Us GOD’S LOVE COMPELS US: TAKING THE GOSPEL TO THE WORLD, eds. D. A. Carson and Kathleen Nielson
One of the most encouraging signs in recent years of God’s hand of blessing has been the surprising number of serious students who are coming forward for theological training. Students often come through seminaries in distinguishable waves, and many of us who have been teachers for a few decades gladly testify that the cur­ren […] Continue Reading
How Should We Develop Biblical Friendship HOW SHOULD WE DEVELOP BIBLICAL FRIENDSHIP? By Joel Beeke and Michael Haykin
Contemporary life is crowded, and we probably do not consider friendship as seriously as we ought or value it as highly as it deserves. It was important enough for men such as Plato and Aristotle to address it in depth, and it was treasured by giants in the church also – perhaps most famously, Augustine. And you just may be […] Continue Reading
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