Modern Christian Theology
Christopher Ben Simpson
(T&T Clark, February)

By putting the story of modern Christian theology against the backdrop of the history of modernity itself, Simpson examines the ways in which theology became modern, while showing how theology contributed to the rise of modernity.

None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)
Jen Wilkin
(Crossway, April)

Wilkin highlights the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God—and how realizing this frees us from striving to be more than we were created to be, which is the root of human sin and rebellion.

The Church: A Theological and Historical Account
Gerald Bray
(Baker Academic, April)

Bray discusses the four classic marks of the church—its oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity. He then surveys the ecumenical climate today and suggests ways that these marks should manifest in our present global context.

A Theology in Outline
Robert Jenson
(Oxford, April)

Jenson frames all of Christian theology as a response to the question, “Son of man, can these bones live?” (Ezek. 37:3). He considers how the story that God lives with his people continues, and whether Christian faith has become a valley of dry bones.

Delivered from the Elements of the World: Atonement, Justification, Mission
Peter J. Leithart
(IVP Academic, May)

Leithart explores how the death and resurrection of a Jewish rabbi in the first century is the decisive event in history, and discusses the cultural and social implications of the Atonement.

Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted
Richard Beck
(Fortress, May)

In a time when many people doubt the Devil exists, Beck provides a biblical and bold vision of spiritual warfare in which Christians resist the Devil by joining God’s campaign to interrupt the world with love.

An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, And Romans
Michael Bird
(Eerdmans, October)

By exploring Paul’s Jewishness in relation to other Jews—including his fellow Jewish Christians—and to the Roman Empire, Bird claims that Paul was a strange figure who held both common and controversial Jewish beliefs.

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