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Valiant for Truth - Christianity and Culture

Book Review: Above All Earthly Powers by Wells
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Above All Earthly Pow’rs is the final book in his 4-volume series, which seeks to summarize all of the previously written material. In his introductory chapter, Wells immediately tells us the point of this final work: “[It is] to be able to say more exactly how Christ, in whom divine majesty and human frailty are joined in one person, is to be heard, and is to be preached, in a postmodern, multiethnic, multireligious society” (7-8). This is the theme that is eloquently and clearly woven throughout all 317 pages of his book.

 
 
 
Book Review: Republocrat by Carl Trueman, pt 2
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For all of the delight inherent to a book penned by a witty Englishman and Reformed scholar, there are numerous points of frustration found in the political analysis of Carl Trueman in Republocrat. On occasion, he levels a substantive zinger at one or another political group, but he does so without displaying a sophisticated understanding of American politics. While the title Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative is catchy, it reflects an ambiguity with terms and concepts that stretches through the book.

 
 
 
Book Review: Republocrat by Carl Trueman, pt 1
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Michael Horton’s front cover blurb on Carl Trueman’s Republocrat is as helpful as it is succinct: “Will delight, frustrate, and encourage healthy discussions that we have needed to have for a long time.” In the first of two reviews of Republocrat and Thomas Kidd’s God of Liberty, the delightful aspects of Trueman’s book will be highlighted against the backdrop of the American Founding.

 
 
 
Book Review: Unlearning Protestantism by Gerald W. Schlabach
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When I grabbed the book Unlearning Protestantism by Gerald W. Schlabach I immediately had by defenses up from just the title (I am after all a Warrior Child of Machen).

 
 
 
Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright
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Bryant Wright, pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2010, has written a book entitled Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East. In this book, Wright attempts to interpret the Middle East Arab-Jewish conflict according to a biblical point of view.