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Nick Spencer,
The Mighty andthe Almighty:
How Political Leaders Do God

Reviewed by Anthony A.J. Williams.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : May 29, 2017

Lisa E. Dahill and James B. Martin-Schramm, eds.,
Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope
for a Planet in Peril

Reviewed by Joshua Beckett.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : July 16, 2017

Justo L. González,
A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

Reviewed by Jennifer L. Ackerman.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : July 23, 2017

Stephanie N. Arel, and Shelly Rambo, eds,
Post-Traumatic Public Theology
London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Reviewed by Matthew F. Jones.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : September 8, 2017

Matthew J. Tuininga, Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ's Two Kingdoms (Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity)

Reviewed by Timothy R. Scheuers.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : October 2, 2017

Matthew Levering, Engaging the Doctrine of Creation:Cosmos, Creatures, and the Wise and Good Creator

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : October 26, 2017

Robert P. Menzies, Speaking in Tongues:
Jesus and the Apostolic Church as Models
for the Church Today

Reviewed by Mark Anderson.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : November 17, 2017

John M.G. Barclay,
Paul and the Gift,
Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2015

Reviewed by Walter Lamberti.
ERT&P VOL. 4 : Published : February 16, 2016

Timothy Sherrat,
Power made Perfect,
Eugene OR: Cascade, 2016.

Reviewed by Stephen Vantessal.
ERT&P VOL. 4 : Published : August 5, 2016

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THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 1, 2013 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Paul C. McGlasson, No! A Theological Response to Christian Reconstructionism. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Reviewed by William MacDonald.
ERT&P VOL. 1 : Published : September 25, 2013

Stephen R. Holmes (editor), Public Theology in Cultural Engagement. Thinking Faith Series. Colorado Springs, CO: Paternoster, 2008.

Reviewed by Ashley Staggs-Kay.
ERT&P VOL. 1 : Published : September 25, 2013

Baruch Maoz, Come Let Us Reason: The Unity of Jews and Gentiles in the Church. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2012.

Reviewed by Brian N. Brewer.
ERT&P VOL. 1 : Published : September 25, 2013

Amos Yong, In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostalism and Political Theology Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

Reviewed by Calvin L. Smith.
ERT&P VOL. 1 : Published : November 16, 2013

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 2, 2014 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

R.W.L. Moberly. Old Testament Theology:
Reading the Hebrew Bible as
Christian Scripture
.

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : March 5, 2014.

Marijke Hoek and Justin Thacker, ed., Micah's Challenge: The Church's Responsibility to the Global Poor. Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2008.

Reviewed by Judi J. Rogers.
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : February 26, 2014.

Elaine Padilla and Peter C. Phan, eds., Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Reviewed by Laura E. Alexander.
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : April 8, 2014.

Samantha Zacher, Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming the Chosen People, New Directions in Religion and Literature. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Reviewed by Blake Campbell.
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : May 8, 2014.

David S. Lovi and Benjamin Westerhoff (Eds.) The Power of God: A Jonathan Edwards Commentary on the Book of Romans, Cambridge, UK: Lutterworth Press, 2013 Reviewed by Edwin Tay

ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : June 18, 2014.

George Yancey, Compromising Scholarship: Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education, Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2011

Reviewed by Kathryn Sargent
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : June 25, 2014.

Calvin L. Smith, The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supersessionism, Kent, United Kingdom: King’s Divinity Press, 2013

Reviewed by Daniel Kayley
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : November 16, 2014.

John Day, Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar, The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.

Reviewed by Blake I. Campbell
ERT&P VOL. 2 : Published : November 22, 2014.

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 3, 2015 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Russell D. Moore, The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2004

Reviewed by Gregory Hagg.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : June 9, 2015

David Zadok, Sandra Teplinsky, and Judith Rood, Three Papers from The Borough Park Symposium 4, New York, February 2014.

Reviewed by Robert Walter.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : June 7, 2015

Stephen Spector, Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, Inc. 2009

Reviewed by Richard Flashman.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : June 8, 2015

Darrell L. Bock, and Mitch Glaser, The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2014.

Reviewed by Slava Ilchishin.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : June 8, 2015

Johnson T.K. Lim, Holy Spirit:
Unfinished Agenda
, Singapore:
WordnWorks, 2015.

Reviewed by Timothy T. N. Lim.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : July 16, 2015

Alexander Chow, Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment: Heaven and Humanity in Unity, Series: Christianities of the World. New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Reviewed by Edwin E.M. Tay.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : September 14, 2015

Mark Lewis Taylor, The Theological and the Political: On the Weight of the World, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011.

Reviewed by Henry Kuo.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : September 14, 2015

Jacob Fronczak, Israel Matters: Putting the Jewish People Back at the Centre of God’s Plan, Marshfield, MO: First Fruits of Zion, 2015.

Reviewed by Brian Brewer.
ERT&P VOL. 3 : Published : December 15, 2015

James K. A. Smith,
You Are What You Love:
The Spiritual Power of Habit,

Reviewed by Ashley Staggs-Kay.
ERT&P VOL. 4 : Published : October 8, 2016

Robert H. Stein,
Jesus The Temple, and the Coming Son of Man:
A Commentary on Mark 13
,

Reviewed by Anthony Royle.
ERT&P VOL. 4 : Published : November 15 2016

John Corvino, Ryan T. Anderson, and Sherif Girgis, Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination

Reviewed by Daniel Brockway.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : June 26, 2017

Elicka Peterson Sparks,
The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : July 22, 2017

Mark R. Amstutz,
Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective

Reviewed by Esteban G. Miranda.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : August 21, 2017

Olli-Pekka Vainio,
Disagreeing Virtuously: Religious Conflict in Interdisciplinary Perspective

Reviewed by Judith C.P. Lin.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : September 10, 2017

Donald Wallenfang,
Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein

Reviewed by David Muthukumar S.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : October 20, 2017

William S. Morrow,
An Introduction
to Biblical Law

Reviewed by Jason A. Riley.
ERT&P VOL. 5 : Published : October 26, 2017


THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 5, 2017 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 4, 2016 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 6, 2018 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Joshua Jipp,
Saved by Faith
and Hospitality

Reviewed by Anthony Royle.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 1, 2018

Jeremy L. Sabella,
An American Conscience:
The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Reviewed by Daniel Salyers.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 1, 2018

Nick Megoran. Warlike Christians in an Age of Violence: The Evangelical Case Against War and for the Gospel of Peace

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 1, 2018

Gerald A. Klingbeil, ed.
The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament

Reviewed by Viktor Toth.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : March 24, 2018

Douglas J. Moo, and Jonathan A. Moo.Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World.Biblical Theology for Life

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : April 28, 2018

Christopher Lilley and Daniel Pedersen (editors).
Human Origins and the Image of God:Essays in Honor of J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

Reviewed by David Muthukumar S.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : July 29, 2018

R. Keith Loftin and Joshua R. Farris, (editors),
Christian Physicalism?:
Philosophical Theological Criticisms

Reviewed by Viktor Toth.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : September 19, 2018

Gerald R. McDermott (editor).
The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives
on Israel and the Land

Reviewed by Mitch Glaser.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 1, 2018

Mark J. Boda.
The Heartbeat of Old Testament Theology: Three Creedal Expressions

Reviewed by Corey Wilson.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 1, 2018

Augustín Fuenates and Aku Visala, ed., Verbs, Bones, and Brains:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature.

Reviewed by Viktor Toth.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : January 25, 2018

James K. A. Smith.
Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology(Cultural Liturgies Volume 3).

Reviewed by Joshua Beckett.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : April 28, 2018

Erwin W. Lutzer.
Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda.

Reviewed by Judith C.P. Lin.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : June 18, 2018

Matthew Levering.
Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Love and Gift in the Trinity and the Church.

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : [September 6 2018 : replacement review]

Kay Higuera Smith, Jayachitra Lalitha, and L. Daniel Hawk (editors), Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations:Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis. Reviewed by Christopher The.
ERT&P VOL. 6 : Published : October 20, 2018

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 7, 2019 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Karl Barth (Trans. & Ed. William Klempa),
A Unique Time of God:
Karl Barth’s WWI Sermons

Reviewed by Daniel L. Stevenson, Jr.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : January 1, 2019

David Elliot,
Hope and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics)

Reviewed by Agnes Chiu.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : January 1, 2019

William C. Mattison III,
The Sermon on the Mount and Moral Theology:
A Virtue Perspective

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : March 2, 2019

William Willimon,
Who Lynched Willie Earle?
Preaching to Confront Racism

Reviewed by Daniel L. Stevenson, Jr..
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : June 20, 2019

Love L Sechrest et al (eds.),
Can White People Be Saved? Triangulating Race,Theology, and Mission

Reviewed by Dr. Craig Hendrickson.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : June 20, 2019

Keith D. Sanglin,
The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation:
From the Early Church to Modern Practice

Reviewed by Emily Buck.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : July 17, 2019

Thomas R. Schreiner,
Spiritual Gifts: What they are
& why they matter

Reviewed by Mark Anderson.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : October 8, 2019

Tommy Givens,
We the People:
Israel and the Catholicity of Jesus

Reviewed by Esteban Miranda.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : January 1, 2019

Barna Group,
Barna Trends 2018: What’s New and What’s Next at the Intersection of Faith and Culture

Reviewed by Joyce del Rosario.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : January 1, 2019

P. Travis Kroeker.
Messianic Political Theology and Diaspora Ethics: Essays in Exile

Reviewed by Aaron Perry.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : March 21, 2019

Ian Christopher Levy,
Introducing Medieval Biblical
Interpretation…

Reviewed by Emily Buck.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : June 20, 2019

Robert Louis Wilken,
Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom

Reviewed by Brendon Michael Norton.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : June 26, 2019

J.P. Moreland,
Scientism and Secularism:
Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Marple.
ERT&P VOL. 7 : Published : August 12, 2019

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 8, 2020 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Craig A. Carter,
Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis,

Reviewed by Emily Buck.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 1, 2020

Bill Seney,
The Blind Faith Hypothesis: Intellectual Challenge to Naturalism, Theism, Pantheism, Polytheism, and Post-Modernism

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Marple.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 1, 2020

Luke Jeffrey Janssen,
Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking
on the Soul and the Afterlife

Reviewed by Viktor Toth.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 16, 2020

Elise Daniels (ed.),
Called to Freedom
Why You Can Be Christian and Libertarian

Reviewed by Jonathan Ashbach.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : May 3, 2020

John S. Dickerson,
Jesus Skeptic: A Journalist Explores the
Credibility and Impact of Christianity

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Marple.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : June 9, 2020

William Cully Allen,
Jesus Among Giants:
Religious Biographies in Comparative Context

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : July 8, 2020

Gavin R. Ortlund,
Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation:
Ancient Wisdom for Current Controversy

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : August 17, 2019

William J. Webb and Gordon K. Oeste,
Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric? Wrestling with Troubling War Texts,

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 1, 2020

Scot McKnight,
Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of
Christoformity in the Church
,

Reviewed by Aarton Perry.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 14, 2020

Luke J. Harp,
Protestants and American Conservativism:
A Short History
,

Reviewed by Brendon Michael Norton.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : January 23, 2020

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,
Revolution of Values:
Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good
,

Reviewed by Rev. Timothy R. Scheuers.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : May 28, 2020

Darrell L. Bock,
Ephesians.
(Tyndale New Testament Commentary)
,

Reviewed by Anthony Royle.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : June 27, 2020

John S. Kloppenborg,
Christ’s Associations:Connecting and Belonging in the Ancient City

Reviewed by Brendon Michael Norton.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : August 14, 2020

Clayton King,
Reborn: How Encountering Jesus
Changes Everything

Reviewed by Matthew Wong.
ERT&P VOL. 8 : Published : October 26, 2020

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 9, 2021 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Forster, G. & Cross, A. R. (eds),
Human flourishing: Economic wisdom for a fruitful Christian vision of the good life,

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
2021-01, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : January 1, 2021

Richard Bauckham,
Who Is God?
Key Moments of Biblical Revelation

Reviewed by Cathryn Carmichael.
2021-03, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : January 1, 2021

Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza, eds,
Perspectives on Paul:
Five Views

Reviewed by Cathryn Carmichael.
2021-05, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : January 1, 2021

Geoffrey H. Fulkerson & Joel Thomas Chopp (Ed).
Science and the Doctrine of Creation:
The Approaches of Ten Modern Theologians
.

Reviewed by Matt Wong.
2021-07, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : February 20, 2021

David Jenkins,
The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy & What to Do about It.

Reviewed by Charles Schmitz.
2021-07, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : October 29, 2021

Thomas Kidd,
Who is an Evangelical?:
The History of a Movement in Crisis
,

Reviewed by Geoffrey Butler.
2021-02, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : January 1, 2021

James B. Jordan,
Christendom
and the Nations
,

Reviewed by Jonathan Ashbach.
2021-04, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : January 1, 2021

Brad D. Strawn and Warren S. Brown,
Enhancing Christian Life: How Extended Cognition Augments Religious Community.

Reviewed by Viktor J. Tóth.
2021-06, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : February 20, 2021

W. Ross Hastings,
Theological Ethics: The Moral Life of the Gospel in Contemporary Context.

Reviewed by Forrest H. Buckner.
2021-08, ERT&P VOL. 9 : Published : September 15, 2021

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS, VOL. 10, 2022 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

George A. Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk,
One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America.

Reviewed by Luca Azuma.
2022-01, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : March 8, 2022

Kenneth Nehrbass,
Advanced Missiology:
How to Study Missions in Credible and Useful Ways
.

Reviewed by Martin Rodriguez.
2022-03, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : July12, 2022

Matthew V. Novenson (ed.),
Monotheism and Christology
in Greco-Roman Antiquity
.

Reviewed by M.L. Volpp.
2022-05, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : October 14, 2022

Michael Graves,
How Scripture Interprets Scripture:What Biblical Writers Can Teach Us About Reading the Bible.

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
2022-02, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : April 18, 2022

Charles Marsh,
Evangelical
Anxiety

Reviewed by Noah R. Karger.
2022-04, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : July 15, 2022

Martin Mosebach,
The 21: A Journey into
the Land of Coptic Martyrs

Reviewed by Israel A. Kolade.
2022-06, ERT&P VOL. 10 : Published : October 17, 2022

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY &
POLITICS, VOL. 11, 2023 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Linzey, A., & Linzey, C.
An Ethical Critique
of Fur Factory Farming

Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.
2023-01, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : March 26, 2023

R.B. Jamieson and Tyler Wittman
Biblical Reasoning: Christological and Trinitarian Rules for Exegesis

Reviewed by Aaron Kelley.
2022-03, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : March 26, 2023

Robyn Whitaker.
Even the Devil
Quotes Scripture

Reviewed by Jason Hensley.
2023-05, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : July 30, 2023

Patrick Deneen.
Regime Change:
Toward a Post-Liberal Future

Reviewed by Brendon Michael Norton.
2023-07, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : November 26, 2023

James M. Hamilton
Typology: Understanding God’s Promise-Shaped Patterns: How Old Testament Expectations are Fulfilled in Christ.
Reviewed by Aaron Kelley.

2023-02, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : March 26, 2023

Ben C. Blackwell (et al)
Reading Hebrews in Context:
The Sermon and Second Temple Judaism.

Reviewed by Jonathan Rowlands.

2023-04, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : May 6, 2023

Brian J. Tabb, Andrew M. King, eds
Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament: Genre, Authorial Intent, and the Nature of Scripture.

Reviewed by Caleb Massey.
2022-06, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : July 30, 2023

Greg Goswell
Text and Paratext: Book Order, Title, and Division
as Keys to Biblical Interpretation.

Reviewed by Mina Monier.
2022-06, ERT&P VOL. 11 : Published : December 2, 2023

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY &
POLITICS, VOL. 12, 2024 ~ BOOK REVIEWS

Christopher Watkin.
Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible’s Unfolding Storyline Makes Senseof Modern Life and Culture

Reviewed by Walter Lamberti
2024-01, ERT&P VOL. 12 : Published : January 28, 2024.


Tremper Longman III.
The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom:
A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel

Reviewed by Dan Martin
2024-02, ERT&P VOL. 12 : Published : February 2, 2024.