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THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 1, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2007

EDITORIAL

Editorial: “The De-Privatisation of Faith and Evangelicals in the Public Square,” by Calvin Smith (with Stephen Vantassel).

ARTICLES

Richard Gibb, “Grace and Agents of Justice in a Globalised World.”

William F. Cox, Jr., “The Inseparability of Education and Religion and Implications for Federal Involvement in Education.”

Emmanuel Sule, “Research Notes: Islam, Christianity, and Power Struggle in Northern Nigeria.”

BOOK REVIEWS

J. Budziszewski, Evangelicals in the Public Square: Four Formative Voices on Political Thought and Action (Baker Academic, 2006). Reviewed by Timothy Sherratt.

Nick Spencer, “Doing God”. A Future for Faith in the Public Square (London: Theos, 2006). Reviewed by Daniel Strange

Brendan Sweetman, Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square (IVP Academic, 2006). Reviewed by Brian Edgar.

John Swinton and Harriet Mowat, Practical Theology and Qualitative Research (SCM Press, 2006). Reviewed by David Smith.

N.T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God (IVP, 2006). Reviewed by Stephen Vantassel.

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ERS&P Vol. 1, No. 1, (February, 2007)

ERS&P Vol. 1, No. 2, (October, 2007)

ERS&P Vol. 2, No. 1, (March, 2008)

ERS&P Vol. 2, No. 2, (October, 2008)

ERS&P Vol. 3, No. 1, (February, 2009)

ERS&P Vol. 3, No. 2, (November, 2009)

ERS&P Vol. 4, No. 1, (April, 2010)

ERS&P Vol. 4, No. 2, (October, 2010)

ERS&P Vol. 5, No. 1, (April, 2011)

ERS&P Vol. 5, No. 2, (October, 2011)

ERS&P Vol. 6, No. 1-2, (April and October, 2012)


THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 1, NO. 2, OCTOBER 2007

ARTICLES

Paul Alexander, “Speaking in the Tongues of Nonviolence: American Pentecostals, Nationalism, and Pacifism”

Stephen Vantassel, “Should Wildlife Trapping Have a Place in a Christian Environmental Ethic?”

William F. Cox, Jr., “Two Biblical Positions That Argue Against Illegal Abortion Protest.”

BOOK REVIEWS

Paul Freston, Protestant Political Parties: A Global Survey. Reviewed by Timothy Sherratt.

Michael Northcott, An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire. Reviewed by David Smith.

William F. Cox, Jr., Tyranny Through Public Education: the Case against Government Control of Education. Reviewed by Jason Edwards.

Melanie Phillips, Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within. Reviewed by Chris Lazenby.

Gary Burge, Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians. Reviewed by Calvin L. Smith.

Stephen Clark (ed.) Tale of Two Cities: Christianity and Politics. Reviewed by Brian Edgar.

H. Stephen Shoemaker, Being Christian in an Almost Christian Nation: Thinking About Faith and Politic. Reviewed by Jon DePriest.

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THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, OCTOBER 2008

ARTICLES

Eeva John, “Challenging Consumerism: Prophetic Paradigms From the New Testament.”

Brian Edgar, “From the Gulag Archipelago to Guantanamo Bay: An Evangelical Assessment of Torture.”

REVIEW ARTICLE

Kristen Deede Johnson, Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference.
Reviewed by Paul A. Brink, Christopher D. Miller and Jonathan Chaplin, with a response by Kristen Deede Johnson.

STATEMENT

“An Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of Evangelical Identity and Public Commitment.”
Statement released on 7 May 2008, Washington D.C.

BOOK REVIEWS

Stephen Sizer, Zion’s Christian Soldiers? The Bible, Israel and the Church. Reviewed by Mark S. Sweetnam.

Inger Furseth and Pal Repstad, An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. Reviewed by Derek Tidball.

Ronald J. Sider, Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America. Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Philip Goodchild, Theology of Money. Reviewed by Geoffrey Holsclaw.

Mark Allen Steiner, The Rhetoric of Operation Rescue: Projecting the Christian Pro-Life Message. Reviewed by Guy Lancaster.

Alistair Kee, The Rise and Demise of Black Theology. Reviewed by Colin Warner.

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THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 2, NO. 1, MARCH 2008

ARTICLES

Jon P. DePriest, “Custodial Diplomacy: Obligations of International Security and the Demise of Multilateral Strategy.”

Jonathan Chaplin, “Speaking From Faith in Democracy.”

David Smith, “Evangelicals and Society: The Story of an On-Off Relationship.”

BOOK REVIEWS

Kent A. Van Til, Less Than Two Dollars a Day: A Christian View of World Poverty and the Free Market. Reviewed by Amos Yong

Calvin L. Smith, Revolution, Revival, and Religious Conflict in Sandinista Nicaragua. Reviewed by Doug Petersen

Robert W. Brimlow, What About Hitler? Wrestling With Jesus's Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World. Reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

Ronald H. Stone, Prophetic Realism: Beyond Militarism and Pacifism in an Age of Terror. Reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

Richard Gibb, Grace and Global Justice: The Socio-Political Mission of the Church in an Age of Globalization.
Reviewed by Jon DePriest

David W. Torrance and George Taylor, Israel, God's Servant. Reviewed by Calvin L. Smith

Stephen J. Keillor, God's Judgments: Interpreting History and the Christian Faith. Reviewed by Mark S. Sweetnam

Nick Solly Megoran, The War on Terror: How Should Christians Respond? Reviewed Bethan Pearse

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Volume 3

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 3, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2009

ARTICLES

Andy Cheung, “Bible Translation as Cultural Interchange: Rendering the Foreign in Minority Languages.”

Raymond Pfister, “Does Europe Matter? Towards a European Agenda for the Church in the 21st Century.”

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J. Lyle Story, “Lessons for the Powerful Rich and Vulnerable Poor (Book of James).”

Calvin L. Smith, “Biblical Theology and the Modern State of Israel.”

BOOK REVIEWS

John Atherton, Transfiguring Capitalism: An Enquiry into Religion and Global Change. Reviewed by Geoffrey Holsclaw.

Jeffrey W. Robbins and Neal Magee (eds), The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken: The New Politics of Religion in the United States. Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Meic Pearse, The Gods of War: Is Religion the Primary Cause of Conflict? Reviewed by Stephen Vantassel.

R. J. Berry, ed. When Enough is Enough: A Christian Framework for Environmental Sustainability. Reviewed by Stephen Vantassel.

Paul Richard Wilkinson, For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby. Reviewed by Mark Sweetnam.

Quentin Schultze, Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. Reviewed by Gordon Klingenschmitt.

William Hasker, The Triumph of God Over Evil: Theodicy for a World of Suffering. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.

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THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 3, NO. 2, NOVEMBER 2009

Contents and Preliminary Pages

EDITORIAL

Editorial: Looking Back Over Three Years of ERSP
Calvin L. Smith

ERSP FORUM

Paul Alexander, Peter Dixon, Brian Edgar, Thomas Simpson and Derek Tidball, “Evangelicals and War.”

ARTICLES

Stephen Vantassel (King's Evangelical Divinity School), “Pacifism and the Bible: Some Unresolved Questions.”

G.J. Clarke, Andrew J.B. Cameron, and, Michael P. Jensen, “Towards a Christian understanding of the concept of Human 'community', with special reference to the praxis of a non-government human services delivery organisation.”

David Cowan, “In Defence of the George W. Bush Christian Right Influence in American Presidential Politics since Nixon.”

BOOK REVIEWS

Vinoth Ramachandra, Subverting Global Myths: Theology and the Public Issues Shaping Our World. Reviewed by Chan-Woong Shin.

Carl Schmitt, Political Theology II: The Myth of the Closure of Any Political Theology. Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Jesus & Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics. Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern.

M.D. Daniel, Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. Reviewed by Emmanuel Sule.

Andrew Sloane, At Home in a Strange Land: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics. Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.

Kenneth G. C. Newport and Crawford Gribben (eds), Expecting the End: Millennialism in Social and Historical Context. Reviewed by Geoffrey Troughton.

Doctoral Research Update

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 4, NO. 1, APRIL 2010

Contents and Preliminary Pages

ERSP FORUM

Tony Richie, Timothy R.A. Sherratt, Derek Tidball and Michael Wilkinson, “Evangelicals and Health Care.”

ARTICLES

David Haskell, “Evangelicals’ Public Face: Reflections on a Flawed Reflection.”

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Matthew Arbo, “The Meaning of ‘Universal Benevolence’”

REVIEW ARTICLE

Amos Yong and David Cowan, “Two extended reviews of Nimi Wariboko's God and Money: A Theology of Money in a Globalized World”

BOOK REVIEWS

Richard K. Fenn, Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion. Reviewed by Derek Tidball.

J.P. Moreland, The Recalcitrant Imago Dei: Human Persons and the Failure Of Naturalism. Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.

Graham Ward, The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens. Reviewed by Annie Vocature Bullock.

David M. Haskell, Through a Lens Darkly: How the News Media Perceive and Portray Evangelicals. Reviewed by Wayne G. Smith.

Ralf K. Wüstenberg, The Political Dimension of Reconciliation: A Theological Analysis of Ways of Dealing With Guilt During the Transition to Democracy in South Africa and (East) Germany. Reviewed by Geoffrey Troughton.

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 4, NO. 2, OCTOBER 2010

Contents and Preliminary Pages

ARTICLES

John R. Vile, “An Evangelical Perspective on the Religious and Political Views of M. Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement.”

Topics Planned

Brian Kaylor, “Putting God Back in the Jeremiad: The Two Futures Project and the Argument for Nuclear Abolition.”

Cara Beed and Clive Beed, “God, Work and Wealth.”

BOOK REVIEWS

John Milbank, The Future of Love: Essays in Political Theology, Nathan Kerr, Christ, History and Apocalyptic: The Politics of Christian Mission, and, Bryan C. Hollon, Everything in Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac. Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Hilary Marlow, Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics: Re-Reading Amos, Hosea, and First Isaiah. Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.

Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern.

Greg Forster, The Contested Public Square: The Crisis of Christianity and Politics. Reviewed by Chan Woong Shin.

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 5, NO. 1, APRIL 2011

Contents and Preliminary Pages

ERSP FORUM

Calvin L Smith, Tony Richie, Eric Newberg, and, Paul Alexander, “Pentecostals, Israel and the Middle East.”

ARTICLES

David Smith, “Forum of Bible Agencies Conference, Edinburgh, 2011. The Bible in a Globalized World.”

Stephen M. Vantassel, and, Nelson D. Kloosterman, “Compassionate Eating as Distortion of Scripture: Using Religion to Serve Food Morality.”

REVIEW ARTICLE

Christopher Hancock, Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism, and, Jean-Pierre Charbonnier, Christians in China A.D. 600 to 2000.’ Reviewed by P.H. Brazier.

REVIEWS

Eric Gregory, Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship. Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Marcella Althaus-Reid, Ivan Petrella, and, Luiz Carlos Susin, Another Possible World. Reviewed by Colin Warner.

Calvin L. Smith, Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism. Reviewed by Brian N. Brewer.

David G. Horrell, The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology. Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel.

Matthew A. Shadle, The Origins of War: A Catholic Perspective. Reviewed by Stephen M Vantassel.

Willie James Jennings.The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Reviewed by Timothy Lim T.N.

Contributor Notes

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 5, NO. 2, OCTOBER 2011

Christians and the British Courts

Contents and Preliminary Pages

ARTICLES

Articles Part Page

“Interview with Paul Diamond.”
Calvin L. Smith

David McIlroy, “Understanding What Our Culture Demands of Its Judges”

P.H. Brazier, “The Gospel, Law, and a Secular Liberal Humanist Society: is Impartiality Theologically Justifiable or Possible?”

REVIEWS

Reviews Part Page

Wayne Grudem, Politics according to the Bible: A Comprehensives Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture. Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel

Ivan Petrella and Marcella Althaus-Reid, Beyond Liberation Theology: A Polemic. Series-Reclaiming Liberation Theology. Reviewed by Colin Warner

Paul Louis Metzger, Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church. Reviewed by Henry Kuo

Dennis Di Mauro, A Love for Life: Christianity's Consistent Protection of the Unborn. Reviewed by Shannon Kim

Marcia W. Mount Shoop, Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the Body of Christ. Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern.

Andrew Greeley, A Stupid, Unjust and Criminal War: Iraq 2001-2007. Reviewed by P.H. Brazier.

Contributor Notes

THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF SOCIETY AND POLITICS, VOL. 6, NO. 1 &2, APRIL AND OCTOBER 2011

Preliminary Pages

EDITORIAL

“Editorial,” Calvin L. Smith

ARTICLES

Articles Part Page

Michael Brownnutt, “Does the Current Emphasis on Postmodernism Help or Hinder Evangelical Engagement with Society?”

Andy Cheung, “Biblically Responsible Investing: An Evaluation Report.”

Robert Boyd, “Divine Action/Human Replication: Applied Justice.”

Timothy LIM Teck Ngern, “Blessings in the Prophets and the Wisdom: A Response to Charismatic Christian Hermeneutics, and a General Application for Christian Living.”

P.H. Brazier, “The Just War Theory and the 9/11 Wars: A Biblical and Eschatological Consideration.”

REVIEW ARTICLES

Review Articles Part Page

David L. Clough, On Animals: Systematic Theology: 1. Review Article by Stephen M. Vantassel

Benne, Robert, Good and Bad Ways To Think About Religion and Politics, Lisa Nolland, Chris Sugden, and Sarah Finch, eds., God, Gays and the Church: Human Sexuality and Experience in Christian Tradition. Review Article by Timothy LIM Teck Ngern

Amy E. Black, Beyond Left and Right: Helping Christians Make Sense of American Politics, Bob Goudzwaard, Mark Vander Vennen and David Van Heemst, Foreword, Desmond Tutu, Hope in Troubled Waters: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises, and, Jonathan Chaplin and Robert Joustra (Editor), God and the Global Order: The Power of Religion in American Foreign Policy. Review Article by P.H. Brazier

REVIEWS

Reviews Part Page

Bruce W. Longenecker, Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World. Review by Ewen Butler

Jeff Van Duzer, Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed). Review by Roger D. Duke

Jung Mo Sung, Desire, Market and Religion. Review by Henry Kuo

Jonathan Bean (ed.), Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader. Review by Henry Kuo

Peter Beinart, The Crisis of Zionism. Review by Raymond Pfister

Stephen B. Bevans and Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Contextual Theology for the Twenty-First Century. Review by Allen Yeh

Van Til, K. A. The Moral Disciple: An Introduction to Christian Ethics. Review by Stephen M. Vantassel

Contributor Notes

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