Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds. Fallen: A Theology of Sin. Theology in Community. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 314 pp.
Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald, eds. The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.
You can view the contents and contributors via Amazon’s “look inside” feature.
- Is ‘Background Information’ Ever Necessary to Understand the Bible?
- Extracanonical Jewish Literature That Is Significant for NT Studies
- The Importance of Extracanonical Jewish Literature for NT Studies
Two of my seminary church history professors wrote textbooks that released this fall:
- David Beale. Historical Theology in-Depth: Themes and Contexts of Doctrinal Development Since the First Century. 2 vols. [Volume 1 | Volume 2] Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2013. 532 + 505 pp. (“Look inside” here and here.)
- John D. Woodbridge and Frank A. James III. Church History, Volume 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day; The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. 864 pp. 25-page PDF sample. (This is the sequel to Everett Ferguson’s volume 1.)
Jason C. Meyer. Preaching: A Biblical Theology. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 368 pp.
Jason recently replaced John Piper as the pastor for preaching and vision for Bethlehem Baptist Church, where my wife and I are members. I’m thrilled that our preaching pastor believes and practices what he writes in this book. [Read more…]
In 2006 John Frame’s short systematic theology released.
On November 1 (seven years later), his massive systematic theology will release:
John M. Frame. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2013. 1,280 pages.
I recently read it, and I’m already planning to use it for some theology classes I’m scheduled to teach in 2014.
It’s typical John Frame: clear, unassuming, logical, and filled with threes. (If John Frame were a basketball player, he would shoot only 3s.) [Read more…]