Blog Review: Patristics In Motion

I was intrigued and delighted to come across “Patristics in Motion.”  [Note: It has been changed to The Theological Arsenal]. It is a blog run by Tony Arsenal, a church history major at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He identifies himself as a “Reformed theologian.” The blog subtitle: “Patristic Thought to Move the Evangelical Mind” suggests that the purpose of the blog is to explore the early church fathers in order to enrich Reformed/Evangelical…

Book Review: Incarnation and Sacrament

Incarnation and Sacrament: The Eucharistic Controversy between Charles Hodge and John Williamson Nevin.  By Jonathan G. Bonomo In 2010, Jonathan Bonomo published his Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary M.A. thesis under the title: Incarnation and Sacrament.  The book’s small size (135 pages including references) belies its significance for Reformed theology and interfaith dialogue with Eastern Orthodoxy.  A number of well known Reformed theologians spoke highly of the book: Gabriel Fackre, Michael Horton, Peter Leithart,…

Contra Sola Scriptura (1 of 4)

Book Review: The Shape of Sola Scriptura. By Keith A. Mathison.  (2001) Keith Mathison’s book The Shape of Sola Scriptura is an apologia for the classic Protestant dogma of sola scriptura (the Bible alone).  The book is timely because in recent years a growing number of Protestants have become Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.  Many of these former Protestants left because of a theological crisis, including the loss of confidence in sola…

Book Review: Through Western Eyes

Through Western Eyes: Eastern Orthodoxy: A Reformed Perspective By Robert Letham The growing awareness of Eastern Orthodoxy among Evangelicals has resulted in a number of books giving an overview of Eastern Orthodoxy.  Among them is Robert Letham’s Through Western Eyes (2007).  Pastor Letham is a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and has taught at several well known Reformed seminaries. Through Western Eyes has three main sections.  The first consists of a…