Books at a Glance Mar 8, 2015

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Here is a list of the articles that we published this week. Be sure to check the list to make sure that you didn’t miss any of them. Enjoy!

Book Summary
Know The Heretics by Justin S. Holcomb KNOW THE HERETICS, by Justin S. Holcomb
Know the Heretics Justin S. Holcomb Zondervan, 2014 176 pp., paperback (Paperback) (Kindle) A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
About the Author Justin S. Holcomb is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell Theologic […] Continue Reading
Author-Interview
Matthew Barret Interview with Matthew Barrett, author of SALVATION BY GRACE: THE CASE FOR EFFECTUAL CALLING AND REGENERATION, part 1
In his Salvation By Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration Matthew Barrett provides a thorough discussion of this (as Warfield called it) “hinge of Calvinistic soteriology.” His work brings definitive clarity to the subject for all involved, and it demands a hearing from any who would take an opposing positio […] Continue Reading
Salvation By Grace by Matthew Barrett Interview with Matthew Barrett, Part 2, SALVATION BY GRACE: THE CASE FOR EFFECTUAL CALLING AND REGENERATION
While monergism is an old doctrine, its relevance today is apparent as the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries have been characterized by a resurgence of Calvinism, and with it a resurgence of predestinarian theology which exalts God’s sovereignty rather than the will of man. As J. Ligon Duncan III explains, “A […] Continue Reading
 Book Review
Faith Speaking Understanding by Kevin J. Vanhoozer FAITH SPEAKING UNDERSTANDING: PERFORMING THE DRAMA OF REDEMPTION, by Kevin Vanhoozer
If you haven’t noticed, a lot of theology has gone theatrical lately. By that I mean many theologians and pastors are interacting with theatre to glean models and metaphors for doing theology, including such diverse writers as N. T. Wright, Michael Horton, Walter Brueggemann, David Ford, Samuel Wells, Shannon Craigo-S […] Continue Reading
Historical Theology: In Depth by David Beale HISTORICAL THEOLOGY IN-DEPTH, 2 vols, by David Beale
The essays are mostly basic studies studded with helpful extracts of primary sources and each accompanied by a bibliography: the majority of the essays in the first volume are biographical while half of the chapters in volume two deal with doctrines and movements like the eternal generation of Christ (which Beale rejects in favor of the […] Continue Reading
Our Blog
How To Read The Bible Like A Seminary Professor HOW TO READ THE BIBLE LIKE A SEMINARY PROFESSOR: A PRACTICAL AND ENTERTAINING EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BOOK, by Mark Yarbrough
After providing a bird’s eye view of Scripture – what the Bible is all about, how it is laid out, how it progresses, and what it teaches – he explains how to interpret it accurately and the importance of following it faithfully. Appropriate stress is given to […] Continue Reading
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