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Fear of the Word

My students are afraid to preach—not all of them, but more and more, it seems. And it is often the brightest and most eloquent, those who are least justified in parroting Moses’s excuse—“I am slow of speech and of tongue”—who lack the confidence to open the Scriptures for the . . . . Continue Reading »

Keep It Real

An Avant-garde Theological Generation:  The Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity by jon kirwan oxford, 336 pages, $94 Jon Kirwan presents the Nouvelle Théologie as a movement with three successive generations of leaders: those directly involved in the Dreyfus Affair and the . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted

The End is Music:  A Companion to Robert W. Jenson’s Theology by chris e. w. green cascade, 107 pages, $17 We are still in the first stage of the reception of Robert ­Jenson’s theology, but Chris E. W. Green has emerged as one of the most thoughtful and active Jensonians. The End is . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

DE GAULLE In “A Certain Idea of France” (April), Peter Hitchens goes too far when he concludes that de Gaulle was “the last stand of a great lost cause” of a Europe of independent nations: “De Gaulle’s desire for a Europe of independent nations, including a resurgent France, was doomed . . . . Continue Reading »

Orthodox Origen

Origen:  On First Principles edited and translated by john behr oxford, 800 pages, $200 In its eleventh canon, the Second Council of ­Constantinople (553) anathematized Arius, ­Eunomius, Macedonius, ­Apollinaris, Nestorius, and ­Origen, along with their impious writings. Adding Origen’s . . . . Continue Reading »

Every Square Inch

Pro Rege:  Living Under Christ’s Kingship Vol. 1: The Exalted Nature of Christ’s Kingship Vol. 2: The Kingship of Christ in its Operation by abraham kuyper edited by john kok and nelson d. kloosterman translated by albert gootjes lexham, 1072 pages, $99.98 Dismissed from the office of prime . . . . Continue Reading »

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