Ten Theology Books to Watch For – February 2018

February 15, 2018 — Leave a comment

 

Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

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Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation: The Senses of Scripture in Premodern Exegesis 

Ian Christopher Levy

Baker Academic

This introductory guide, written by a leading expert in medieval theology and church history, offers a thorough overview of medieval biblical interpretation. After an opening chapter sketching the necessary background in patristic exegesis (especially the hermeneutical teaching of Augustine), the book progresses through the Middle Ages from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries, examining all the major movements, developments, and historical figures of the period. Rich in primary text engagement and comprehensive in scope, it is the only current, compact introduction to the whole range of medieval exegesis.

 

Powers, Principalities, and the Spirit: Biblical Realism in Africa and the West 

Esther Acolatse

Eerdmans

 

Among the many factors that separate churches in the West from those of the global South—worship styles, approaches to Scripture, demographic trends of growth or decline—there may be no greater difference than their respective attitudes toward super-natural “powers and principalities.”

In this groundbreaking follow-up to her book For Freedom or Bondage? African theologian Esther Acolatse attempts to bridge this enormous hermeneutical gap—one that exists not only between the West and global Christianity but also between the West and its own biblical-theological heritage. Interacting with the work of Kwesi Dickson, Rudolph Bultmann, Walter Wink, Karl Barth, and others, Acolatse facilitates an intercultural, contextualized approach to hermeneutics that is at once global, creedal, and faithful to the biblical witness.

 

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