BOOK REVIEWS

Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons – Graham A. Cole (2019)

Graham A. Cole, Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 249.

Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons by Graham A. Cole is the most recent installment in Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series, edited by John S. Feinberg. I have been reading these volumes since their inception and have thoroughly enjoyed the scholarship and depth that the authors share. Dr. Cole’s book is no exception.

Against the Darkness is targeted to pastors, church leaders, and lay scholars. It sets out to explore the subject of angelology in a biblical and comprehensive manner. No stone is left unturned in this volume as the author systematically unpacks the biblical doctrine of angels, demons, Satan, and spiritual warfare.

Cole is charitable with those he disagrees with and is gracious throughout this work. He is careful to avoid straw man arguments as he presents the views of scholars with whom he disagrees. His tone his noteworthy and should be emulated.

Against the Darkness is comprehensive in scope and is a very helpful book. I recommend it without reservation.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.

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