The Drama of Doctrine: A Book Summary

The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology by Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Westminster John Knox: Louisville, 2005. 493pp. $39.95. According to the author, “The present book sets forth a postconservative, canonical-linguistic theology and a directive theory of doctrine that roots theology more firmly in Scripture while preserving Lindbeck’s emphasis on practice”  (xiii).  On the whole, this work is …

Reclaiming the Center: A Book Summary

Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times Millard J. Erickson, Paul Kjoss Helseth, Justin Taylor, eds. In an effort to respond to post-conservative evangelicals that have challenged the presuppositions and foundations of popular evangelicalism, the conglomerate of authors have written to correct Grenz, et al. As Taylor writes in his introductory essay, the editors of the post-conservative movement …

Beyond Foundationalism: A Book Summary

I was recently encouraged to post some book summaries I am writing for my Theological Methods seminar this semester. These are not summaries that would be up to the stellar quality found in a published magazine, but, I hope, are helpful nonetheless. Here is the first installment. Beyond Foundationalism – Stanley J. Grenz and John R. Franke It is evident …

Engaging Contemporary Culture

Series of four lectures by Jerram Barrs: 1)Friday Night Session I: Cooperating with God’s Testimony in the Lives of Unbelievers 2) Echoes of Eden in Literature, Legend and Myth 3) The Evangelism of Jesus: Parables for a Mixed Gathering 4) Acts 17: Paul and the Athenians [HT: Living in Skin]