Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
The Book of Revelation (NIGTC) paperback
G. K. Beale
News from Eerdmans . . .
- EBYR welcomed a new member this week: Katherine Gibson! A native of Bay City, Michigan, Katherine graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in English literature as well as the University of Denver Publishing Institute. As our new editorial assistant for EBYR, Katherine will be working with our authors and illustrators on their book files, contracts, and a variety of other things — so if you decide to publish a children’s book with Eerdmans, you’ll be getting to know her quite well.
- Eerdword commemorated 9/11 by linking back to an excerpt from Charles Mathewes’ Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times, words which are perhaps more relevant now than ever.
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- George Hunsinger (Torture Is a Moral Issue) responded to the crisis in Syria with an article in Commonweal Magazine. He carefully evaluated the possibility of intervention by each of the four categories of the just-war doctrine, finding that the intervention meets none of them.
The Christian Century printed an excerpt from Theo Hobson’s forthcoming book Reinventing Liberal Christianity, entitling it “The Good Kind of Liberalism.” Hobson makes a distinction between two different strands in the liberal Christian tradition — the “good” tradition was the one which saw an affinity between the gospel and political and cultural liberty, whereas the “bad” tradition sought to reform Christianity in the direction of rationalism and optimism about natural human capacities. Read Hobson’s insightful thoughts here, and look for the book in early October!
- Wes Granberg-Michaelson (From Times Square to Timbuktu) addressed a seminar that brought together representatives from the World Council of Churches and the Global Christian Forum. He said, “We are living in the most significant times of change in Christian history, depicting a shift in the presence of the world’s Christians.” Read WCC’s press release here.
Pete Enns wrote a blog post provocatively entitled, “God is Bigger than the Bible,” which begins, “Last night I was reading Mark S. Smith’s The Early History of God: Yahweh and Other Deities in Ancient Israel (because I felt like it, that’s why).” Read his thoughts about the relentless contextuality of the Bible, and see if you feel like reading Mark S. Smith’s book too!
- Larry Hurtado reviewed “New Documents 10” — that is, the latest volume in Eerdmans’ series, New Documents Illustrating Early Christian Origins — and he calls it “A harvest of historical data.” Read the review for U. of Edinburgh’s Centre for the Study of Christian Origins here, and read his personal blog post about it here.
- Bob Cornwall reviewed Angela Dienhart Hancock’s new book Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-1933: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich on his blog Ponderings on a Faith Journey. He calls it “… a most useful and important book. It is a clarion call to rethink the way we who preach do business.”
- Joel L. Watts reviewed Francis Watson’s Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective on his blog Unsettled Christianity. “There will be a great distance in time between this volume and one successfully unseating it.”
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