Tag: Reformed theology

Westminster Book Sale 50% off

Check out Westminster’s 50% off Summer Sale. In my opinion, these are some of the better deals:

New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Hardcover) by Schreiner, Thomas R.
$44.99 $22.50

Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life (Paperback) by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III
$15.00 $7.50

Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation (Hardcover) by Goldsworthy, Graeme
$29.00 $14.50

Matthew (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) (Hardcover) by Turner, David L.
$49.99 $24.99

The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (Hardcover) by Wright, Christopher J. H.
$38.00 $19.00

McGrath's New Natural Theology

Alistar McGrath has just released a new book on Natural Theology called The Open Secret. With a Ph.D in molecular physics and theology, McGrath has the credentials to rework traditional approaches in natural theology. A description from McGrath’s site:

The books attempts to set out an intellectually rigorous vision for a renewed natural theology as a point of convergence bewteen the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences. Natural theology is about seeing nature from a Christian perspective, and hence discerning its truth, beauty and goodness. Further details from here.

Solomon Among the Postmoderns

Okay. I was skeptical about reading another book about Postmodernism. After all, transmodernism is well underway. However, Caleb convinced me to read Solomon Among the Postmoderns. It has been an enjoyable read.

Those familiar with Leithart will immediately recognize that he is from the Reformed tradition. However, he does not allow that tradition to “take over” a reasoned, culturally savvy reading of Postmodernism. Of particular interest was his grasp of the Renaissance and its contribution to pomo thought. In a remarkable claim, he points out that Francis Bacon actually had theological roots for his science, roots that extended into Christian charity, not theology proper.

Liethart offers a cultural-historical reading of pomo that fits nicely along side Smith’s Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?. I found his conclusion, the Solomonic alternative to Pomo, intriguing but disappointingly shallow in its development. Hopefully, he will take it further.