Recent books of interest

November 21, 2014

I have done these lists in the past (here and here). So, per usual, I have wisely chosen some noteworthy recent releases in theology…just in time for your Christmas wishlists!



Hans Urs von Balthasar, Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? (Ignatius Press; 2nd edition)

Matthew Levering, Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation (Baker Academic)

Terry C. Muck, et al., Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices (Baker Academic)

Bill T. Arnold and Richard S. Hess, Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (Baker Academic)


Kevin Vanhoozer, Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine (Westminster John Knox)

Richard Hays, Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness (Baylor University Press)

Darren Sumner, Karl Barth and the Incarnation: Christology and the Humility of God (T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology)

Stanisław Grygiel, Discovering the Human Person: In Conversation with John Paul II (Eerdmans)


Mats Wahlberg, Revelation as Testimony: A Philosophical-Theological Study (Eerdmans)

Martin Klauber, The Theology of the French Reformed Churches (Reformation Heritage Books)

Bryan Litfin, Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations (Baker Academic)

Jason Sexton, ed., Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan)

Sven Ensminger, Karl Barth’s Theology as a Resource for a Christian Theology of Religions (T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology)

Andrew McGinnis, The Son of God Beyond the Flesh: A Historical and Theological Study of the extra Calvinisticum (T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology)


Donald M. Lewis and Richard V. Pierard, eds., Global Evangelicalism: Theology, History and Culture in Regional Perspective (IVP Academic)

Francisus Junius, A Treatise on True Theology (Reformation Heritage Books)

David Fergusson, Creation (Eerdmans)

Simon Chan, Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up (IVP Academic)

Hans Urs von Balthasar, Explorations in Theology V: Man is Created (Ignatius Press). This is the fifth volume in the “Explorations” series.


Donald Macleod, Christ Crucified: Understanding the Atonement (IVP Academic)


4 Responses to “Recent books of interest”

  1. That Revelation As Testimony looks interesting – perhaps playing off Wolterstorff/Reid’s ideas on the role of testimony? Also, I’ve been seeing that Hays volume pop up a lot – that may be a near future purchase.

    • Kevin Davis said

      Yes, Wahlberg’s book looks fascinating. It should be right up your alley. If it is well executed (as Hütter lavishly praises it), then it could prove to be a significant challenge to some dialectical theology (Bultmann, early Barth).

  2. jamesbradfordpate said

    Reblogged this on James’ Ramblings.

  3. […] just did one of these lists a few months ago (here), but there are enough recent books to warrant another post. Seriously, theologians need to stop […]

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