Martin's insightful booklist
This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. In this edition:
Disability: Living Into the Diversity of Christ’s Body
by Brian Brock
The author challenges readers to re-conceive theologically what we mean by ‘disability’. He argues that the ‘disabled’ are not ‘they’ to whom ‘we’ need to minister and that we are all called to support each other in a variety of ways within the body of Christ.
Bavinck: A Critical Biography
by James Eglinton
A major biography on the life and work of early 20th century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck. According to the author, the six previous biographies have misrepresented Bavinck by failing to recognise how he successfully held together Reformed orthodoxy and modern thought
How Christianity Transformed the World
by Sharon James
Excellent, accessible, popular introduction to how Christ transforms this world, as well as the world to come. Draws on work of writers such as Tom Holland, Rodney Stark and Paul Maier. Great as an encouragement for believers and as an apologetic resource.
The Paradox of Sonship
by R B B Jamieson
Important new study which explores Christology of Hebrews, specifically looking at the meaning of the term ‘Son’ as designation for Jesus. Recommended for serious students of the New Testament.
Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage
Excellent primer on how prioritise our theological and doctrinal battles. The author suggests ‘theological triage’ as a way forward. Highly relevant to those in the C of E and to all wanting to think about how to relate rightly to those with whom we disagree.
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