Recent books of interest

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)


  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.

    • 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).

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