Book Review: Lectures on Calvinism

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In 1898, Dutch Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper delivered the Stone Foundation Lectures at Princeton University. His topic: Calvinism. At the turn of the century, from the European vantage point of the Netherlands, surrounded by Liberalism’s positivism entrenched in the churches and universities of Europe, Abraham Kuyper set out to recapture a holistic vision and understanding of the Christian faith as reclaimed by the leaders of the sixteenth century Reformation. These six lectures are now available in reprint in the Hendrickson Christian Classics series published by Hendrickson Publishers.

Calvinism is usually associated theologically with its high view of God and a particular application of salvation as well as its historical origin in the theological movement of Reformed European churches led by theologians such as Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin. With this association, the usual context for discussing Calvinism is within Historical and Systematic Theology; what the Reformers believed and how that…

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Bible Review—The Complete Hebrew-Greek Bible

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The Complete Hebrew-Greek Bible
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Thanks to the kind folks at Hendrickson for this review copy! I received this free copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

As many of my fellow language lovers will attest, whenever a new text comes out, we get giddy with excitement (most of the time anyway!). When Hendrickson announced they’d be releasing their complete Hebrew-Greek bible, I was quite excited. I know such a production is hardly novel, but it gives us another tool in the belt for studying the text of the bible.

First, the Hebrew text. This volume is a fully revised edition of the Leningrad codex, though the editor notes there are instances in which he deviates from it (xiv–xv). The editor has included a rather detailed foreword that addresses various matters concerning methodology and textual elements, but that you’ll have to read on…

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Book Review: The Complete Jewish Study Bible

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Christians and Messianic Jews who are interested in the rich spiritual traditions of their faith will be thrilled with this brand new study Bible. The Complete Jewish Study Bible pairs the updated text of The Complete Jewish Bible with extra study material, to help readers understand and connect with the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.

The Complete Jewish Bible translation shows that the word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, is a unified Jewish book meant for everyone—Jew and non-Jew alike. Translated by David H. Stern with new, updated introductions by Rabbi Barry Rubin, it has been a best-seller for over twenty years. This translation, combined with beautiful, modern design and helpful features, makes this an exquisite, one-of-a-kind Bible.

Unique to The Complete Jewish Study Bible are a number of helpful articles and notes to aid the reader in understanding the Jewish context for the…

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Review: Christianity in the Roman Empire

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Christianity in the Roman empire

Christianity in the Roman EmpireRobert E. Winn. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2018.

Summary: A survey of Christian history in the post-apostolic era from 100 to 300 A.D., introducing the reader to key figures, events, controversies, and the development of various church practices and structures.

For many of us, there is a huge gap in our knowledge of the history of Christianity that extends from the close of the New Testament era until the Reformation era. The era this book covers, 100-300 A.D. was particularly crucial not only in the church’s response to persecution, but also in the development of various aspects of church order and practice and the growing recognition of the body of works the church would consider canonical, and figuring out the relation of these to the Hebrew scriptures they began to call the Old Testament. In addition, controversy forced the church to more clearly articulate…

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Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition

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We are excited to announce that we are giving away two free copies of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. To register to win, enter your name and email address in the form below (we will not use your contact info for other purposes).

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Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director The modern man no longer feels himself a miserable creature, who has fallen from his original destiny, and no longer regards the earth as a vale of tears, which has taken the place of the original paradise. He can conceive nothing more wonderful than this beautiful world, which has evolved … Continue reading Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation, World War I, and Trying to Be Our Own Creator and Redeemer

Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor Ordinarily, I’d write this post about how the Septuagint is important, how the reader’s edition will help students of New Testament Greek expand their Koine horizons, and how excited I personally am for this opportunity to explore more Greek. However, Ross and Lanier have been doing a great job covering … Continue reading Five Takeaways from Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

Reformation 501 Roundup: Our Top 5 Picks of Books about the Reformation

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant Last year, we recognized the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 31—the date on which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle church in 1517. Luther’s theses condemned practices of the Catholic church which he felt contradicted Jesus’ teaching of repentance, focusing … Continue reading Reformation 501 Roundup: Our Top 5 Picks of Books about the Reformation

Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts

by Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor Carta’s newest title, Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature, presents a fresh, accessible take on the Jewishness of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The author, Jeffrey P. García, does an excellent job of presenting solid scholarly material for a lay audience, and when his text is combined … Continue reading Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature: Book Overview & Excerpts

Book Review: Navigating the Friendship Maze by Michele Howe

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Navigating the Friendship Maze is beloved author Michele Howe’s newest book. It will help women of all ages make thoughtful, prayerful choices about the friends they develop and nurture through life. In the Bible, the book of Proverbs makes frequent reference to the invaluable influence of godly individuals upon one’s life—In short, we become like those we spend the most time with! So Michele’s book will help women make wise decisions and cultivate the best friendships that they can.

Navigating the Friendship Maze contains stories of real women who have chosen wisely as well as some who have not; and will include discussions of the principles outlined. Each chapter explores various facets of friendship, such as the three types of friends every woman needs and practical ways to be a good friend. Each chapter also includes a Scripture reading, a brief prayer, and practical suggestions for…

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