Volume 4.2
ESSAYS ON THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION
Fall 2017

The essays in this second issue of the fourth volume of the Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology are drawn from papers read at theological symposia in August 2015, October 2015, and June 2016 hosted by the Center For Pastor Theologians in Oak Park, IL. These meeting brought together clergy from various denominational backgrounds within the evangelical Christian tradition to discuss and explore the timely question of the relationship between faith and science. Essay contributors in the issue include Jarrod Longbons, Jeremy Mann, Matthew Mason, and Ben Espinoza. Book reviews in this issue will feature recent publications by fellows of the Center For Pastor Theologians.

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ESSAYS

"I Seen a Better World": Theology's Gift to Ecology" –– Jarrod M. Longbons
"Sacramental Ontology and Calvin: Toward a Re-enchanted World" –– Jeremy Mann
"The Authority of the Body: Discovering Natural Manhood and Womanhood" –– Matthew Mason
"Faith, Science, and Ecclesial Culture: Engaging STEM Professionals in the Life of the Church" –– Benjamin D. Espinoza
"A Consecrated Cosmos? First Timothy 4:1–5 in Exegetical and Theological Perspective" –– Jeremy Mann

BOOK REVIEWS

J. Ryan Davidson. A Covenant Feast: Reflections on the Lord's Table –– Chris Bruno
Chris Bruno. The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words –– Benjamin D. Espinoza
Edward H Gerber. The Scriptural Tale in the Fourth Gospel: With Particular Reference to the Prologue and a Syncretic (Oral and Written) Poetics –– Douglas Estes
Chris Castaldo. Justified in Christ: The Doctrines of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman and their Ecumenical Implications –– Rev. Jonathan Huggins
Douglas Estes and Ruth Sheridan, eds. How John Works: Storytelling in the Fourth Gospel –– Ed Gerber
Douglas A. Sweeney. Edward the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment –– Edward W. Klink III
Jeff Hubing. Crucifixion and New Creation: The Strategic Purpose of Galatians 6:11–17 –– Matt O'Reilly
Greg Allison and Chris Castaldo: The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants after 500 Years –– Cory Wilson
Edward W. Klink. John –– Stephen Witmer

Volume 4.1
ESSAYS ON THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION
Spring 2017

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The essays in this first issue of the fourth volume of the Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology are drawn from papers read at theological symposia in August 2015, October 2015, and June 2016 hosted by the Center For Pastor Theologians in Oak Park, IL. These meeting brought together clergy from various denominational backgrounds within the evangelical Christian tradition to discuss and explore the timely question of the relationship between faith and science. Essay contributors in the issue include Jim Samra, Dillon Thornton, David Rudolph, Chris Bruno, Gary Schultz, and Gerald Hiestand. Book reviews in this issue will likewise focus both on both contemporary and classic works relating to science, as well as the intersection between faith and science.

ESSAYS

“Faith as an Epistemology: Hebrews 11:3 and the Origins of Life” — Jim Samra

“Consecrated Creation: First Timothy 4:1–5 as an Underused Remedy for the Cosmological Dualism Prevalent in the Church” — Dillon T. Thornton

“The Science of Worship: Astronomy, Intercalation, and the Church’s Dependence on the Jewish People” — David Rudolph

“Creation and New Creation: How should our Understanding of the End Influence our Understanding of the Beginning?” — Chris Bruno

“The Cosmological Aspect of the Atonement and the Integration of Faith and Science” — Gary L. Shultz Jr.

“The Bishop, Beelzebub, and the Blessings of Materiality: How Irenaeus’ Account of the Devil Reshapes the Christian Narrative in a Pro-Terrestrial Direction” — Gerald Hiestand

BOOK REVIEWS

Andy Crouch. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling — Chris Bruno

Oliver O’Donovan. Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics — Joshua D. Chatraw

Owen Gingerich. God’s Planet — Benjamin D. Espinoza

C.S. Lewis. Perelandra — Ed Gerber

G.K. Beale. The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God — Robert S. Kinney

Collin E. Gunton. The Triune Creator: A Historical and Systematic Study — Matthew Mason

Gerald Manley Hopkins. The Major Works, Including All the Poems and Selected Verses — Benjamin J. Petroelje

Susan E. Schreiner. The Theatre of His Glory: Nature and Natural Order in the Thought of John Calvin — Joseph H. Sherrard

Jonathan R. Wilson. God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation — Gary L. Shultz Jr.

Alister E. McGrath. Science and Religion: A New Introduction — Dillon T. Thornton

Stephen W. Hawking. A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes — Matt Ward