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. 51, No. 4, December

1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Evaluation of Prophecy Revisited
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US.ASCII text omitted.)Thomas Schreiner wrote: "I believe the role of women in the church is the most controversial and sensitive issue within evangelicalism today."1 Whether this is so or not, there can be little doubt that...
1 Peter
1 Peter. By Joel B. Green. The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007, xiv + 331 pp., $20.00 paper.It seems that we cannot get enough of them. Publishers offer up multiple commentary series, populated with tomes both old...
Acts
Acts. By Darrell L. Bock. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007, xxi + 848 pp., $49.99.The relative paucity of quality commentaries on Acts makes Darrell Bock's volume a welcome addition to the Baker Exegetical Commentary series. Like the other volumes in...
Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? By Lester L. Grabbe. London: T & T Clark, 2007, 306 pp., $29.95.It is really the subtitle rather than the title that best introduces this book by Lester Grabbe, Professor of Hebrew Bible and...
And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament
And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament. By Edith M. Humphrey. Studies in Theological Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007, 238 pp., $22.99 paper.This book offers ground-breaking insights into key NT passages:...
A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US.ASCII text omitted.)I. INTRODUCTION: NOT ALL WOUNDED ARE COMING HOMEThe Creator's original intention for human beings that combined royal, priestly, and shepherding notions can, paradoxically, appear all the more vibrant...
Discerning the Spirits: Theological and Ethical Hermeneutics in Paul
Discerning the Spirits: Theological and Ethical Hermeneutics in Paul. By André Munzinger. SNTSMS 140. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, xv + 239 pp., $95.00.The discipline of biblical epistemology has been enhanced by several major studies...
Ephesians and Colossians
Ephesians and Colossians. By Charles H. Talbert. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007, xix + 296 pp., $24.99 paper.Just a few years ago, it was possible to speak of a very bleak scenario with regard to scholarship on Ephesians...
Ezra and Nehemiah
Ezra and Nehemiah. By Matthew Levering. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007, 236 pp., $29.99.Matthew Levering's preface expresses gratitude to and admiration for colleagues at Notre Dame University, Brazos Press, and his own Ave Maria University, whose work is...
Hebrews 6:4-6 from an Oral Critical Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.))I. INTRODUCTIONFew biblical passages have caused more confusion and argumentation than Heb 6:4-6: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once...
In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians
In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians. By Graham H. Twelftree. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007, 351 pp., $26.99 paper.Graham Twelftree, an expert on the subject of Jesus as an exorcist and miracle worker, presents us here with a meticulously...
Jesus Christ, God Manifest: Titus 2:13 Revisited
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US.ASCII text omitted.)(ProQuest: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.)Gordon Fee's new work, Pauline Christology,1 is likely to be the standard reference on the subject for years to come. Fee...
Jonah
Jonah. By R. Reed Lessing. Concordia Commentary. St. Louis: Concordia, 2007, xiii + 451 pp., $42.99.How does one evaluate the merit of a commentary, especially one on a text that has received as much written attention as the book of Jonah? Lessing's...
Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 CE)
Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 CE). By Terence L. Donaldson. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007, xvi + 563 pp., $59.95.Terence Donaldson, Professor of New Testament Studies at Wycliffe College in Toronto, seeks...
Metaphors of Marriage as Expressions of Divine-Human Relations
ProQuest: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.)Figurative language makes up a great deal of human communication. As a general category, all figures of speech are at times classified under the term "metaphor." Thus Williams...
Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon
Not By Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon. By David R. Nienhuis. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007, xviii + 264 pp., $39.95.Is it possible to have a genuine, saving faith without the concomitant...
Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity
Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity. By Michael S. Kogan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, xiv + 284 pp., $29.95.In an age of dialogue and pluralism, Michael Kogan wants to take things one step forward, as he sees it. With...
Our Mother Saint Paul
Our Mother Saint Paul. By Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007, xi +218 pp., $24.95 paper.Traditional works about Paul and women follow a predictable pattern of exegeting and applying texts such as 1 Cor 11:2-16, Gal 3:26-28,...
Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church
Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church. By James W. Aageson. Library of Pauline Studies. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2008, xv + 235 pp., $24.99 paper.From Elaine Pagel's Gnostic Gospels to Dan Brown's DaVinci Code (and the many "discoveries"...
Peter in the Gospel of John: The Making of an Authentic Disciple
Peter in the Gospel of John: The Making of an Authentic Disciple. By Bradford B. Blaine, Jr. Academia Biblica 27. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007, xii + 224 pp., $29.95 paper.As its title indicates, Bradford Blaine's monograph examines...
Protestant Theology at the Crossroads: How to Face the Crucial Tasks for Theology in the Twenty-First Century
Protestant Theology at the Crossroads: How to Face the Crucial Tasks for Theology in the Twenty-First Century. By Gerhard Sauter. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007, xxiv + 180 pp., $24.00 paper.Gerhard Sauter, a self-professed German confessional "mongrel,"...
Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary
Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary. By John A. Kitchen. Inverness, Scotland: Mentor, 2006, 789 pp., n.p.In recent years several commentaries have appeared on the book of Proverbs: van Leeuwen (1997), Murphy (1998), Clifford (1999), Fox (2000), Waltke (2004-2005),...
Psalms
Psalms. By James H. Waltner. The Believers Church Bible Commentary. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 2006, 838 pp., $34.99 paper.With Waltner's contribution, Herald Press has published its twentieth volume in twenty years in their Believers Church Bible Commentary...
Saint Paul as Spiritual Director: An Analysis of the Concept of the Imitation of Paul with Implications and Applications to the Practice of Spiritual Direction
(ProQuest: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.))Saint Paul as Spiritual Director: An Analysis of the Concept of the Imitation of Paul with Implications and Applications to the Practice of Spiritual Direction. By Victor...
The Ancient Synagogue from Its Origins to 200 C.E.: A Sourcebook
The Ancient Synagogue from Its Origins to 200 C.E.: A Sourcebook. By Anders Runesson, Donald D. Binder, and Birger Olsson, Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity 72. Leiden: Brill, 2008, xi + 328 pp., $199.00.This book is the product of a multidisciplinary...
The Genius of Luther's Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church
The Genius of Luther's Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church. By Robert Kolb and Charles P. Arand. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008, 240 pp., $21.99 paper.The title of this book is doubly audacious: first, in claiming something...
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew. By R. T. France. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007, lxiv + 1169 pp., $65.00.Serious students of the Gospel of Matthew will enthusiastically welcome this volume, the product of decades of research and writing by a premier Matthean...
The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions
The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions. By Martin I. Klauber and Scott Manetsch, eds. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2008, xii + 228 pp., $14.99 paper.The Great Commission is the fruit of a conference on the history of...
The Narrative Function and Verbal Aspect of the Historical Present in the Fourth Gospel
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)I. INTRODUCTIONScholars have long recognized the frequent occurrence of the historical present in classical and first-century Greek narratives.1 In the NT, the historical present occurs most often in the Gospels...
The Order of the Books in the Hebrew Bible
ProQuest: ... denotes non-US.ASCII text omitted.)The Bible as a literary work is made up of text and paratext. Paratext may be defined as everything in a text other than the words, that is to say, those elements that are adjoined to the text but are...
The Plight of the New Atheism: A Critique
Contemporary trends, both popular and scholarly, have had a significant impact on religious issues over recent decades. There was the New Age Movement. Overlapping with that and extending far past it is Postmodernism. Now the New Atheism is in full bloom....
The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel
The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel. By Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar. Edited by Brian B. Schmidt. Archaeology and Biblical Studies 17. Atlanta: SBL, 2007, x + 220 pp., $24.95 paper.This book...
The Sinner in Luke
The Sinner in Luke. By Dwayne H. Adams. Evangelical Theological Society Monograph Series. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008, xxvi + 204 pp., $25.00 paper.The Pharisees question the disciples' eating with the tax collectors and sinners (hamartolos). Jesus...
The Suffering of God as an Aspect of the Divine Omnisicience
I. INTRODUCTIONOn Super Tuesday of 2008, while presidential hopefuls were trying to take the country by storm, the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky were experiencing storms of a more horrific kind. One center of destructive turbulence...