Top 10 Theology Books Your SBL, ETS Book Bag Will Crave

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Yes, it’s that time of year again: the gauntlet of AAR/SBL and ETS plenary sessions, lectures, meetings, and receptions.

We know it can be an overwhelming and stressful season. On top of adding that final polish and flair to your presentation, you’ve got to pack your suitcase “just so,” so that you have room for the bounty of books you know you won’t be able to resist. So we thought we’d lend a helping hand by charting a course for your book-buying adventure.

Below are the top theology resources your book bag will crave this season, and for which your carry-on will probably resent you.

They represent the latest, cutting edge research and scholarship in Reformation studies, biblical theology, dogmatic theology, and historical theology.

So print this list and take it with you. Your book…

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4 Principles of the Evangelical Mind Modeled by a Little-Known Evangelical

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Awakening the Evangelical Mind by Owen StrachenForty years ago Newsweek declared 1976 as the year of the evangelical. My how things have changed.

What’s happened? One reason, perhaps, is that evangelicals have forgotten the intellectual roots and model of intellectual engagement that gave rise to the influence they had enjoyed for nearly half a century.

Owen Strachen insists it’s time to reclaim this forgotten memory and model, beginning with the most important evangelical intellectual you probably don’t know:

Harold John Ockenga.

“Ockenga’s name has slipped the evangelical memory,” Strachen writes in his new book Awakening the Evangelical Mind. Yet he reveals “no figure, including [Billy] Graham, did more than Ockenga to run, establish, and invigorate the premier institutions of the [evangelical] movement.” (23)

Strachen’s book traces the intellectual lives…

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