Themelios 40.1

Brian Tabb | April 20, 2015

The Gospel Coalition just released the latest issue of Themelios, which has 194 pages of articles and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software (coming soon). A print edition will be available for purchase in several weeks from Wipf and Stock publishers.

The latest issue opens with editorials by D. A. Carson and Mike Ovey. It includes a review essay by Nathan Finn on three recent books on evangelicalism. The remaining four articles focus on the patriarch Abraham. David Gibson and Martin Salter explore Abraham’s important place in paedobaptist and credobaptist theology, building upon their earlier exchange on baptism in Themelios 37.2. Next, David Shaw reflects on the patriarch’s significance in Romans and Paul’s doctrine of justification. Shaw critically interacts with the influential interpretations by N. T. Wright and Douglas Campbell, among others. Finally, in the Pastoral Pensées column, Matthew Rowley addresses the problematic reception history of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac and offers guidelines for interpreting and applying Genesis 22. The issue closes with 59 book reviews in Old Testament, New Testament, history and historical theology, systematic theology and bioethics, ethics…

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