Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society is a journal of religion and theology. It was founded in 1958 and is published quarterly by the Evangelical Theological Society.Subjects include religion. The editor is Andreas J. Kostenberger.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, September

An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning
An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning. By Walter C. Kaiser and Moises Silva. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994, 298 pp., $24.99. This jointly-authored book by two authors well known to this Journal constitutes another in a growing...
Die Apostolische Herkunft der Evangelien
Die apostolische Herkunft der Evangelien. By Hans-Joachim Schulz. 2d ed. QD 145. Freiburg: Herder, 1995, 411 pp., n.p. Has the apostolicity of the gospels been unmasked as fiction by historical-critical exegesis? Have recent interpreters been successful...
Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World
Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World. By Kwok Pui-lan. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1995,136 pp., n.p. One of the more urgent sets of issues confronting the global Church today concerns the question of gospel and culture. Responsible theology in the...
Echoes of Wisdoms in the Lord's Prayer(Matt 6:9-13)
RICK W. BYARGEON* A brief comment by R. N. Whybray regarding Prov 30:7-9 led to my exploration of the present topic: "The inclusion of this prayer, a genre unique in Proverbs, suggests that, like the Lord's Prayer, which may have been partly based on...
Exegetical Writings: A Selection
Exegetical Writings: A Selection. By Anton Fridrichsen. Translated and edited by C. C. Caragounis and T. Fornberg. WUNT 76. Tubingen: Mohr, 1994, xiii + 314 pp., n.p. Anton Fridrichsen (1888-1953), whom the editors describe as "undoubtedly the greatest...
Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy: A Study in the History of Gnosticism
Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy: A Study in the History of Gnosticism. By Alastair H. B. Logan. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1996, xxiv + 373 pp., $29.95. Logan offers a study of gnostic texts commonly referred to as "Sethian" to reverse the current consensus...
Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation
foreign text omitted (...) Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation. Edited by Joel B. Green. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995, xvi + 444 pp., $25.00 paper. This volume contains 20 essays by 19 scholars from America and Great Britain. The...
Hebrew Gospel of Matthew
Hebrew Gospel of Matthew. By George Howard. 2d ed. Macon: Mercer University, 1995, xiv + 239 pp., $24.95. Howard's primary task is to take the Hebrew manuscript of Matthew that appeared in the body of a 14th-century polemical treatise entitled Even Bohan...
Holy Spirit, History, Hermeneutics and Theology: Toward an evangelical/Catholic Consensus
TED M. DORMAN* This essay seeks to explore what role the Holy Spirit plays in the work of hermeneutics and theology and how understanding the work of the Spirit may produce more fruitful results in the ongoing dialogue between evangelicals and Roman...
Jesus the Jewish Theologian
Jesus the Jewish Theologian. By Brad Young. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995, xvi + 308 pp., n.p. Young's book is a welcome addition that explores the roots of Jesus, setting the record straight that to understand the life and ministry of Jesus properly we...
Jonathan Dickinson and the Subscription Controversy
MICHAEL BAUMAN* The uses to which churches and parachurch organizations put their creeds, confessions and statements of faith are varied and multiform. So also is the degree of prudence attending those uses, as subsequent events seem always to demonstrate....
Luke
Luke. By Darrell L. Bock. 2 volumes. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994,1996, xx + 2148 pp., $75.00. What could any writer possibly do to justify yet another megacommentary on Luke, after the increasingly prodigious...
Neglected Endings: The Significance of the Pauline Letter Closings
Neglected Endings: The Significance of the Pauline Letter Closings. By Jeffrey A. D. Weima. JSNTSup101. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1994, 270 pp., n.p. In this dissertation, written under the supervision of Richard Longenecker, Weima argues the straightforward...
On the Genre and Message of Revelation: Star Vision and Sky Journeys
On the Genre and Message of Revelation: Star Visions and Sky Journeys. By Bruce J. Malina. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995, 317 pp., $24.95. The inside dust jacket of this study states that Malina offers "a completely new lens for viewing the book of Revelation."...
Paul and the Language of Scripture: Citation Technique in the Pauline Epistles and Contemporary Literature
Paul and the Language of Scripture: Citation Technique in the Pauline Epistles and Contemporary Literature. By Christopher D. Stanley. SNTSMS 74. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1992, xii + 396 pp., $59.95. In this revision of his 1990 Duke University...
Paul, Moses and the History of Israel: The Letter/Spirit Contrast and the Argument from Scripture in 2 Corinthians 3
Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel: The Letter/Spirit Contrast and the Argument from Scripture in 2 Corinthians 3. By Scott J. Hafemann. WUNT 81. Tubingen: Mohr, 1995, xii + 497 pp., DM 228. This work represents the completion of Hafemann's study...
Paul's Letter to the Phillippians in Light of Disunity in the Church
Paul's Letter to the Philippians in Light of Disunity in the Church. By Davorin Peterlin. Leiden: Brill, 1995, 272 pp., $88.75. Peterlin's work, a revision of his 1992 doctoral dissertation under I. Howard Marshall, attempts to establish the occasion...
Personal Speech-Ethics in the Epistle of James
Personal Speech-Ethics in the Epistle of James. By William R. Baker. WUNT 68. Tibingen: Mohr, 1995, xvi + 364 pp., n.p. paper. This volume in the rapidly expanding WUNT series is a revision of the author's dissertation, written under Robin Barbour at...
Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness
Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness. By David Peterson. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995, 191 pp., $18.00 paper. This study is the :first in a series of monographs, New Studies in Biblical Theology, intending to examine...
Soteriology and Eschatology in Romans
ROBERT E. LONGACRE AND WILBER B. WALLIS* What type of discourse 1 is Paul's epistle to the Romans? The grand presentation of justification by faith that occupies chaps. 1-5 is not simply exposition but is clearly meant to be persuasive. Chapters 9-11...
The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction / Rhetoric and Redaction in Trito-Isaiah: The Structure, Growth and Authorship of Isaiah 56-66
The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction. By H. G. M. Williamson. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994, 244 pp. + appendix + bibliography + indices, $55.00. Rhetoric and Redaction in Trito-Isaiah: The Structure, Growth, and Authorship...
The Book of Revelation: A Annotated Bibliography
The Book of Revelation: An Annotated Bibliography. By Robert L. Muse. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1387. New York: Garland, 1996, xxxvi + 352 pp., $58.00. Robert Muse has done Biblical scholarship an invaluable service in providing a full...
The Canonical Approach: A Critical Reconstruction of the Hereneutics of Brevard S Childs
The Canonical Approach: A Critical Reconstruction of the Hermeneutics of Brevard S. Childs. By Paul R. Noble. Biblical Interpretation 16. Leiden: Brill, 1995, 381 pp., $112.00. This is "a critical reconstruction of the hermeneutics" of Childs, as the...
The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity
The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity. By John T. Carroll and Joel B. Green. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995, xviii + 318 pp., $24.95. This volume offers to nonspecialists the fruit of many years of involvement in the SBL's Passion Narrative and Tradition...
The Double Procession of the Holy Spirit in Evangelical Theology Today: Do We Still Need It?
GERALD BRAY* The important topic of the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the other members of the Godhead brings us to the very heart of our faith and of our experience of Christ. At the same time it brings us also to the edge of the deepest of divine...
The Epistle to the Galatians / Galatians
The Epistle to the Galatians. Black's New Testament Commentary. By James D. G. Dunn. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1993, xxiv + 375 pp., n.p. Galatians. IVP New Testament Commentary. By G. Walter Hansen. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1994, 212 pp., n.p. Galatians....
The Faith of Jesus Christ in Early Christian Traditions
The Faith of Jesus Christ in Early Christian Traditions. By Ian G. Wallis. SNTSMS 84. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1995, 288 pp., $59.95. The author's context for this study is explicitly theological: the frequent tendency to think that granting...
The Interpretation of Mark
The Interpretation of Mark. Edited by William R. Telford. 2d ed. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1995, xiv + 342 pp., $25.95 paper. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction available today to the study of Mar]Vs gospel. Telford begins...
The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth
The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth. By Ben Witherington III. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1995, 304 pp., $19.99. In the last several years the literature of the "third quest" for the historical Jesus has been accumulating rapidly...
The Modern Search for the Real Jesus: An Introductory Survey of the Historical Roots of Gospels Criticism
The Modern Search for the Real Jesus: An Introductory Survey of the Historical Roots of Gospels Criticism. By Robert B. Strimple. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1995,161 pp., $10.99 paper. With much of NT scholarship in the midst of renewed...
The Politics of Biblical Theology: A Postmodern Reading
The Politics of Biblical Theology: A Postmodern Reading. By David Penchansky. Studies in American Biblical Hermeneutics 10. Macon: Mercer University, 1995, ix + 109 pp., $18.00 paper. Despite a rather broad title, the scope of this little book is quite...
The Scandal of the Gospels: Jesus, Story, and Offense
The Scandal of the Gospels: Jesus, Story, and Offense. By David McCracken. New York: Oxford University, 1994, xii + 204 pp., $29.95. The strength of this book is its general framework, articulated repeatedly and clearly. That framework is the element...
The Sign Source in the Fourth Gospel: Historical Survey and Critical Evaluation of the Semeia Hypothesis
foreign text omitted (...) The Signs Source in the Fourth Gospel: Historical Survey and Critical Evaluation of the Semeia Hypothesis. By Gilbert Van Belle. BETL 116. Leuven: Leuven University, 1994, xiv + 503 pp., n.p. In this expanded and updated version...
The Spirit in the Present Age: Preliminary Fulfillment of the Predicted New Covenant According to Paul
PAUL R. THORSELL* *********FOREIGN TEXT OMITTED .................... Dispensationalists have prided themselves on their realistic appraisal of the covenants mentioned in Holy Writ. In contrast to covenant theology's emphasis on the theological covenants,...
The Theology of Paul's Letter to the Galatians / the Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters
The Theology of Paul's Letter to the Galatians. By J. D. G. Dunn. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1993, xviii + 161 pp., paper n.p. The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters. By K. P. Donfried and I. H. Marshall. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1993,...
What Really Happened to Jesus. A Historical Approach to the Ressurrection / Gospel Truth? New Light on Jesus and the Gospels
What Really Happened to Jesus. A Historical Approach to the Resurrection. By Gerd Ludemann. Translated by John Bowden. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1995, 147 pp., $12.99 paper. Gospel Truth? New Light on Jesus and the Gospels. By Graham Stanton....
Why I Am a Dispensationalist with a Small "D"
DARRELL L. BOCK* I. WHY ASK WHY? More than a decade ago at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society the ETS Dispensational Study Group held its inaugural meeting.1 The goal of our meetings was to discuss various issues related to dispensationalism...
Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry
UMI:Foreign text omitted Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. By Stanley J. Grenz with Denise Muir Kjesbo. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1995, 284 pp., n.p. "[H]istorical, biblical and theological considerations converge not...
Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
(UMI: Foreign text omitted) Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15. Edited by Andreas J. Kostenberger, Thomas R. Schreiner and H. Scott Baldwin. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995, 334 pp., $21.99. The best defense of the complementarian position...
Yearning for God: The Potential and Poverty of the Catholic Spirituality of Francis De Sales
GLEN G. SCORGIE* There is renewed interest among evangelicals, as well there might be, in what is now known as spirituality or spiritual formation. For too many the distinctively evangelical phrase "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ" has deflated...