Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund (2019)

Gavin Ortlund, Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future (Wheaton: Crossway, Books, 2019), 218 pp. Interest among evangelicals in the Protestant Reformation has been on the rise for several years. With the recent quatercentenary commemoration of the Reformation, interest continues to blaze hotter than ever. Gavin Ortlund, himself aContinue reading “Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund (2019)”

FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)

2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, the Protestant Reformer who risked life and limb for the sake of the gospel in Scotland and much of western Europe.  Steven Lawson retells the story in his newest work, John Knox Fearless Faith. The author guides readers though the fascinating account of Knox’s lifeContinue reading “FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)”

HISTORICAL THEOLOGY: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine – Gregg Allison (2011)

I waited for Gregg Allison’s, Historical Theology for over a year.  After carefully devouring over 700 pages, Allison’s work does not disappoint. Historical Theology is patterned after Wayne Grudem’s, Systematic Theology and follows a topical-chronological framework that makes studying historical theology a real delight.  For those familiar with historical theology, a discipline that is oftenContinue reading “HISTORICAL THEOLOGY: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine – Gregg Allison (2011)”

HERESY: A History of Defending the Truth – Alistair McGrath (2009)

Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth, by Alister McGrath is a detailed overview of the progression of heresy in the church.  Part one defines heresy and provides a helpful summary of the origins of the idea of heresy.  “The essential feature of heresy is that it is not unbelief (rejection of the core beliefsContinue reading “HERESY: A History of Defending the Truth – Alistair McGrath (2009)”