Whitney G. Gamble, “Christ and the Law: Antinomianism at the Westminster Assembly” (Reformation Heritage Books, 2018)
The Westminster Assembly (1643-53) was one of the most important ecclesiastical councils in the history of Reformed Protestantism, but until very recently it had received little in the way of scholarly attention. With the rediscovery of the minutes of the assembly, and their publication in 5 volumes by Oxford University... Read More
Michael Ruse, “The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and Their Battle to Understand Human Conflict” (Oxford UP, 2018)
What accounts for the antagonism between Christianity and Darwinism? For Michael Ruse, a professor of the history and philosophy of science at Florida State University, the answer is simple: Darwinism is not just a robust empirical science, but also a secular religious perspective—hence, a clear rival to Christianity. In The... Read More
Jeffery D. Long, “Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, Scientific” (MDPI Books, 2019)
What happens after you die? The book brings together fascinating theological and religious studies perspectives on a controversial yet pervasive idea: reincarnation. An estimated 1 on 5 Americans subscribe to this belief, despite their religious background. Why is this? What are the philosophical, spiritual, pragmatic merits of subscribing to reincarnation? What... Read More
Matthew Bowman, “Christian: The Politics of a Word in America” (Harvard UP, 2018)
The intersection of religion and politics in the United States is one of the nation’s most enduring conversations. Christian: The Politics of a Word in America (Harvard University Press, 2018) by Dr. Matthew Bowman at Henderson State University, was recently named one of the five Best Books in Religion for... Read More
Geraldine Heng, “The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
In The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press 2018), Geraldine Heng collects a remarkable array of medieval approaches to race that show the breadth and depth of the kinds of racial thinking in medieval society. In creating a detailed impression of the medieval race-making that... Read More