[Chapter Review] Old Princeton Theology and Orthodox Calvinism

Livingston, James C. “Movements of Recover and Conservation: The Princeton Theology.” In Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, 1:299-326. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006. James Livingston’s goal in this chapter is to present a counterforce against the Second Great Awakening in the United States of America. Though it is inContinue reading “[Chapter Review] Old Princeton Theology and Orthodox Calvinism”

[Chapter Review] George W. F. Hegel and Speculative Idealism

Livingston, James C. “Christianity and Speculative Idealism.” In Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, 1:116-141. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006. James C. Livingston is a specialist in Enlightenment Christianity, specifically the 19th century. Livingston served at the College of William & Mary from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. AtContinue reading “[Chapter Review] George W. F. Hegel and Speculative Idealism”

[Book Review] On Religion by Friedrich Schleiermacher

Schleiermacher, Friedrich. On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers. 1996; repr., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 130 pp. $47.99 <PDF Download> Any theology student cannot miss the name of Friedrich Schleiermacher, may it be coming from the sides of conservatism, liberalism, or anything in between. Schleiermacher is known as the father of modern theology orContinue reading “[Book Review] On Religion by Friedrich Schleiermacher”

Top 10 Books I Read in 2022

Like in 2020, I have been reading academic books in theology, church history, and related subjects since August 2022. Once again, the transition from pastoral to seminary-focus reading was due to my acceptance into the Ph.D. program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Nevertheless, unlike 2020 which focused on academics, and 2021Continue reading “Top 10 Books I Read in 2022”

[Book Review] Method of Christian Theology by Rhyne Putman

Putman, Rhyne R. The Method of Christian Theology: A Basic Introduction. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2021. 336 pp. $17.79 <PDF Download> Theological Methodology is a significant subject for seminary, Bible school students, and even pastoral ministry. The work of Rhyne Putman supports this statement. His The Method of Christian Theology[1] aims to provide a primerContinue reading “[Book Review] Method of Christian Theology by Rhyne Putman”

[Book Review] A Practical Primer on Theological Method by Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel

Kreider, Glenn R. and Michael J. Svigel. A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2019. 177 pp. $9.99 [Kindle Edition] <PDF Download> The authors propose an integrative approach to theological method. Precisely, they call it an integrative theological method in theContinue reading “[Book Review] A Practical Primer on Theological Method by Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel”

[Book Review] The Nature of Doctrine by George Lindbeck

Lindbeck, George A. The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. 25th Anniversary Edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 204 pp. $17.03 [Kindle]. <PDF Download> Postliberal theology is the solution to the shortcomings of both rationalism and romanticism. This statement is the summary thesis of George Lindbeck’s work entitled TheContinue reading “[Book Review] The Nature of Doctrine by George Lindbeck”

[Book Review] Biblical Theology by Brevard S. Childs

Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology: A Proposal. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002. 96 pp. $11.98 [Paperback] <Download PDF> Systematic Theology or Dogmatics, Theological and Historical Studies, Ethics, Hermeneutics, and Homiletics, are fields of studies that have been around since antiquity. How about Biblical Theology (BT)? From this investigation, Brevard Childs traverses his proposal. In thisContinue reading “[Book Review] Biblical Theology by Brevard S. Childs”

[Book Review] Hermeneutics in the Anabaptist Tradition

Stuart Murray. Biblical Interpretation in the Anabaptist Tradition. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2000. 277 pp. $23.51 [Paperback] <PDF Download> The book offers the hermeneutical background of Anabaptists according to its author. Stuart Murray Williams contends for the significance of Anabaptist contribution and influence in the Reformation. He has listed six hermeneutical principles of the AnabaptistContinue reading “[Book Review] Hermeneutics in the Anabaptist Tradition”

[Book Review] The Major Works by Anselm of Canterbury

Anselm of Canterbury. The Major Works. Edited by Brian Davies and Gillian Evans. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. 544 pp. $14.20 [Paperback] <PDF Download> The author of these works is a great theologian and logician named Anselm of Bec or Canterbury. Born in 1033, yet at a young age, he had a strong desire toContinue reading “[Book Review] The Major Works by Anselm of Canterbury”