This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. In this edition:
What’s Wrong with Rights?
by Nigel Biggar
Important study on the concept of human rights. It is easy to view the existence of rights as obvious and unproblematic. However, Biggar highlights the difficulties in the use of rights language and the importance of talking about moral obligation and virtues.
The God Who Acts in History: The Significance of Sinai
by Craig Bartholomew
Not for beginners or the intellectually fainthearted. Argues against current scepticism about God’s action at Mt Sinai, and for Exodus text as a continuous and coherent narrative. Affirmation of historicity of Sinai event is vital and can be achieved with intellectual integrity.
An Introduction to Christian Philosophical Theology: Faith Seeking Understanding
Stephen T Davis and Eric Yang
Helpful, user-friendly guide to key issues in Christian theology from a philosophical perspective. Enables theological students and educated ministers and lay people to assess issues and ideas for themselves. Wholeheartedly recommended.
The Future of Christian Marriage
by Mark Regenerus
Important piece of research which helps readers understand the decline in traditional forms of heterosexual marriage and suggests how the situation can be addressed.
Retrieving Eternal Generation
by Fred Sanders and Scott Swain
Important collection of essays on the doctrine of the Son’s eternal generation. Highly recommended to students of theology.
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