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All articles & reviews tagged with biblicaltheological

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February 2020
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The Westminster Standards for Today

It is probably true to say that the Westminster Assembly’s Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms have become the best known but least read subordinate standards in Presbyterian churches the world over. Indeed, late 19th and early 20th century modifications of subscription to these standards have impacted on depth and clarity in…

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January 2020
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Exalted Above The Heavens: the risen and ascended Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

The Bible devotes a great deal of space to the Christ of the past. Through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John we learn of his pre-existence, his identity as God the Son, his incarnation, his early life in Nazareth, his public ministry, his sufferings and death, his resurrection and his ascension into heaven. The Bible…

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September 2019
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Reflections: Characters in Acts — A matter of the heart

‘Thorough’ and ‘thoughtful’ were words that came to mind as I was reading this book. This is a study of seven characters who feature in Luke’s account of the early church, showing how they responded to their encounter with the gospel message. There are four examples of those who were converted on hearing the…

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April 2019
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Heaven on Earth: What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come

Shouldn’t every Christian feel homesick for heaven? Derek Thomas’s inquiry into the Bible’s teaching on this subject stirs up in the believer a deep longing to be with the Lord. The early chapters cover death and the intermediate state. They show that the soul will remain alive and conscious, and suggest that it will…

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April 2019
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New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting

To read this book was like a breath of fresh air. I could not put it down. Despite the traction that has been gained in the UK among evangelicals by the so-called ‘new covenant theology’ (NCT), it is surprising that so little has been written to critique this theological framework. It is perhaps because…

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March 2019
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Teaching Ruth & Esther (Proclamation Trust)

This helpful aid for Bible study leaders and preachers will certainly remove any thought that these two very different Biblical books are strictly for ladies’ meetings. Boaz and Mordecai are shown to play as significant a part as Ruth and Esther. This handy-sized resource does not claim to be a commentary, but it will…

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February 2019
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Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases

This is an ambitious little book. The eponymous ‘long story’ is the Scriptures. The subtitle describes what Scrivener is attempting: ‘The Bible in 12 phrases’. There are nine pithy chapters covering the Old Testament. Three are given to the New Testament. The implicit aim of this well-known evangelist is to put over the storyline…

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