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Review of Aimee Byrd’s, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Aimee Byrd, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose (Zondervan, 2020). Aimee Byrd has written a book with a specific focus: as a member in a confessional Reformed denomination (OPC), she asks her readers “to look at the yellow wallpaper in the church and to do something about […]

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Book Review: Hoedemaker’s “Article 36 of the Belgic Confession Vindicated against Dr. Abraham Kuyper”

“Article 36 of the Belgic Confession Vindicated against Dr. Abraham Kuyper”. by P. J. Hoedemaker Ruben Alvarado (Translator) Pantocrator Press (2019)   Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) rightly stands as a towering figure in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Moreover, he is known for key principles that have fashioned the nature of Reformed thought in Europe, […]

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Eros Rescued by Agape: Augustine, Denis De Rougemont, and the Sanctification of Passion

As we continue our thoughts on gay Christianity and “spiritual friendship,” we need to take an important detour. My original plan to was to move from concupiscence to the topic of effeminacy, but as I worked through Augustine’s writings on concupiscence, I was confronted with his peculiar theories about human desire as such. This made […]

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A Review of David’s Sytsma’s Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers

  Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers David S. Sytsma Published: Oxford, August 24, 2017 352 Pages       The Richard Baxter we know was the faithful pastor of Kidderminster, author of the Reformed Pastor, the Christian Directory and The Saint’s Everlasting Rest. At least, that’s how it looks from the re-published works.  But […]

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A Reformation Reader from the Davenant Institute

Since everyone knows that Martin Luther caused the modern capitalist order, we thought we’d lean right into that bad boy and use today’s date to unveil the Davenant Institute’s latest publishing endeavor! Behold, we present to you Reformation Theology: A Reader of Primary Sources with Introductions. Get your copy here. This thing is pretty sweet. Basically, […]

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A Review of James Dolezal’s All That Is In God

James Dolezal – All That is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017), 162 + xiv pages. James Dolezal has written an important book, a passionate and pastoral defense of a doctrine (divine simplicity and its implicates) which has fallen on hard times. In Professor […]

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Davenant Press: For Law and For Liberty

Some friends and I have put out a new book which will be of interest to TCI readers. For Law and For Liberty: Essays on the Trans-Atlantic Legacy of Protestant Political Thought is the published collection of essays which were first presented at the 2015 Convivium Irenicum. The 2016 Convivium Irenicum is right around the corner, […]

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Luis de Molina: A Catholic Theologian? A Review of Kirk MacGregor’s Luis de Molina

Kirk MacGregor, Luis de Molina, Zondervan, 2015, 288 pp. We warmly thank the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book for review.    As with the early modern period, there is much about Luis de Molina that we really don’t know. In hopes of shedding some light upon this enigmatic figure, Dr. Kirk […]

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Did Christianity Invent the Individual?: A review

Larry Siedentop, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Cambridge: Belknap Press), 2014, 434 pp + viii.  At the very beginning of Inventing the Individual, Larry Siedentop laments in terms that will resonate with many. Many goods of the past are lost. The western world, taken as a whole, has mislaid its cultural and historical identity. […]

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Review: Mark J. Larson ‘Abraham Kuyper, Conservatism, and Church and State’

Mark J. Larson, Abraham Kuyper, Conservatism, and Church and State (Eugene: Wipf and Stock), 2015, 111 pp + xii.    Abraham Kuyper is becoming more and more a point of conversation for politically-minded Christians. Indeed, as my TCI associate Jordan Ballor has just pointed out, we threaten to morph into the Neo-Calvinist International if recent article trends continue. In […]