The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology is an ambitious project seeking to overview biblical, historical, dogmatic, and philosophical issues related to sacramental doctrine. The co-editors of the volume, Hans Boersma (J.I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College) and Matthew Levering (Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary), describe the purposes of the Handbook as threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional.
This, in the final analysis, is what marks out the best seminary professors: they don’t just communicate facts and ideas, but they present their own lives as an example of what it looks like to be a passionate follower of Christ.
Geography in the Ancient Near East was a physical representation of transcendent reality. Mapping things geographically was a visible form of Israel’s theology. For example, since Jerusalem was central to Israel’s worldview, it was also central to the cartography of the time. The temple therefore was not only at the center of religious, economic, or […]
New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis Second Edition Revision Editor: Moisés Silva Words are important, even the smallest ones. The comedian Demetri Martin said in one of his routines, “Have you ever noticed that filler words, like ‘sort of,’ are such harmless things to say? It doesn’t really mean anything. […]
Most years I spend my time catching up on books from the past years or simply follow the nose of my interests. This year, as I finished my dissertation, I found more time to grab recently published books. Below I list my favorite books from 2014 and reach back into 2013 (obviously, this reflects my […]