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of Theology and Politics Vol. 8, 2020


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The Evangelical Review ~ Vol. 8, 2020

Contents ~ Pagination


Jae Yang


Matthew Wong


P.H. Brazier


Essay Series
The Case For & Against”





Huffling & Gentry


Review Articles

Esteban Miranda on Hayler


Book Reviews

Review of Carter


Review of Webb & Oeste.


Review of Seney


Review of McKnight


Review of Janssen


Review of Harp


Review of Daniels


Review of Wilson-Hartgrove


Review of Dickerson


Review of Bock


The Evangelical Review

of Theology & Politics

Volume 8, 2020

VOL. 8, 2020


Jae Yang,
‘Pannenberg’s Trinitarian Theology and the Use of Theological Sources’

||  Sources ||  Pannennberg ||  Trinity ||  Scripture ||  Christ ||

In this paper, I address the problem of determining which traditional sources (scripture, reason, tradition, experience) are authoritative in the construction of theology. The solution, I suggest, is not favouring one source against other, but including them all in a holistic and mutually affirming manner. To do so, I apply Wolfhart Pannenberg’s trinitarian theological method of part and whole, and particular and universal. In Pannenberg’s theology, Christ is both the norm of revelation and the agent of self-differentiation. Therefore, with Christ as the norm, I relativize theological sources as contextual revelations of Christ based on context. While I affirm Christ as the source of self-differentiation, I also affirm the universalizing ministry of the Holy Spirit. My hope is that theology will focus less attention on theological sources and determining which source is authoritative, and focus more on the God who reveals. If all of history itself (including all of the traditional Christian sources) is affirmed as a theological source, God’s omnipotence, eternality, and glory will be all the more glorified.

Uploaded//Published : March 8, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020, pages, A1-12

Matthew Wong,
‘A Survey of Evangelical Hermeneutical Approaches to Conservation’

||  Christian Environmentalism ||  Conservation ||  Biblical Interpretation ||
 Evangelical attitudes ||  Eschatology ||  Premillennialism ||  Creation ||

As environmental concerns have risen to prominence within many quarters of Evangelicalism, this article seeks to discover how scholarly evangelical attitudes towards conservation are informed by interpretation of Scripture. The literature of Western evangelical scholars is surveyed and chief hermeneutical approaches to conservation analysed and discussed. It is found that evangelical hermeneutical approaches are largely influenced by five principal factors, namely: (i) attempts to resolve the tension between the dominion and cultural mandates of Gen. 1:28 and 2:15 respectively (ii) understanding of creation’s ‘original state’ (iii) interpretation of the relationship between the Adamic and Edenic covenants (iv) eschatological outlook (v) hermeneutical literalism. It is concluded that many post– and amillennialist evangelical scholars – in stark contrast to dispensational premillennialists – are responding to past criticisms of Christianity’s perceived environmental indifference by embracing an eco-centric stewardship paradigm that views mankind’s chief ecologic function as guardian and protector of creation, not exploiter.

Uploaded//Published : May 11, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020, pages, A13-28

P.H. Brazier,
‘Saul, Epilepsy, & Conversion’

||  Saul/Paul ||  Epilepsy ||  Revelation-Conversion ||
 Neurology ||  Trinity ||  Yeshua Ha Mashiach ||  Human Frailty ||

The nature of Saul’s conversion event on the Damascus Road was cataclysmic and marked a profound change in the man and his beliefs, but also in the absolute and actual ontic nature of him as a human before God. In examining the conversion texts in Acts of the Apostles scholars have periodically raised the question, was Saul/Paul an epileptic? Initially we can examine the relevant biblical texts, we can then define, for the purposes of this essay, epilepsy and related neurological conditions. What has the academy decided on this question? Chief amongst our sources will be David Landsborough (medical doctor and bible scholar); also, what has a centuries old oral tradition decided? A fresh examination of the biblical text reveals details of other neurological conditions – Saul’s blindness and his healing, for example. While other examples in Acts refer obliquely to a disabling illness in Saul/Paul, that might appear to be epilepsy, historical diagnoses are fraught with difficulties. However, a possible, particular, diagnosis of Scintillating Scotoma does point to a divine sway on Saul in his transition to Paul: not simply a punishing encounter with El Shaddai (God Almighty), but a gruelling conversion to redemption in Jesus Christ: Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

Uploaded//Published : June 1, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020, pages, A29-30



The Case For & Against”

A Series of Essays
Exploring the Question
of Homosexuality

Stephen M. Vantassel  ||  David Martin  ||  Brian Huffling & Thomas J. Gentry


Review Article
Jeremiah: An Ancient Voice with a Relevant Message

Larry R. Helyer
The Life and Witness of Jeremiah. A Prophet for Today.
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019. pp. 126. $20.00.
ISBN 978-1-5326-1693-8.

||  Christian Nationalism ||  God’s Providence ||  Prophecy ||  Kingdom ||  Israel ||  America  ||

Reviewed by Esteban Miranda

Uploaded/Published : June 29, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020, pages, RA1-6.

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Review: 2020-01
Craig A. Carter,
Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition:
Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis.
Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2018
. 279 pages
Reviewed by
Emily Buck

Uploaded/Published : January 1, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR1-2.

Review: 2020-02
William J. Webb and Gordon K. Oeste,
Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?
Wrestling with Troubling War Texts .
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2019. 397 pages

Reviewed by
Stephen Vantassel

Uploaded/Published : January 1, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR3-6.

Review: 2020-03
Bill Seney,
The Blind Faith Hypothesis:
Intellectual Challenge to Naturalism, Theism,
Pantheism, Polytheism, and Post-Modernism.
Author Published, 2019

Reviewed by
Kenneth R. Marple

Uploaded/Published : January 1, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR7-10.

Review: 2020-04
Scot McKnight,
Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity in the Church.
Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2019

Reviewed by
Aaron Perry

Uploaded/Published : January 14, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR11-14.

Review: 2020-05
Luke Jeffrey Janssen,
Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking
on the Soul and the Afterlife.
Eugene, Or: Wipf & Stock, 2019

Reviewed by
Viktor Toth

Uploaded/Published : January 16, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR15-16.

Review: 2020-06
Giles J. Harp,
Protestants and American Conservativism: A Short History.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Reviewed by
Brendon Michael Norton.

Uploaded/Published : January 23, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR17-20.

Review: 2020-07
Elise Daniels (ed.),
Called to Freedom:
Why You Can Be Christian And Libertarian.
Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

Reviewed by Jonathan Ashbach

Uploaded/Published : May 3, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR21-24.


Review: 2020-08
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Revolution of Values:
Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2019..

Reviewed by Rev. Timothy R. Scheuers

Uploaded/Published : May 28, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR25-28.

Review: 2020-09
John S. Dickerson,
Jesus Skeptic: A Journalist Explores
the Credibility and Impact of Christianity.
Ada, MI: Baker Books, 2019. 294 pp.

Reviewed by
Kenneth R. Marple

Uploaded/Published : June 9, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR29-30.

Review: 2020-10
Darrell L. Bock,
Ephesians (Tyndale New Testament Commentary).
Downers Grove, Il: IVP Academic, 2019. pp. 213.

Reviewed by
Anthony Royle

Uploaded/Published : June 27, 2020 | ERTP Vol 8, 2020,
pages, BR31-32.

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