Review: Who is a True Christian? by David W. Congdon

Book: Who is a True Christian?: Contesting Religious Identity in American Culture by David W. Congdon Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2024. Overview: Congdon wrestles with a vital question: What is the permanent essence of Christianity? First, he surveys the liberal quest, which […]

Review: Beyond Justification by Douglas A. Campbell and Jon DePue

Book: Beyond Justification: Liberating Paul’s Gospel by Douglas A. Campbell and Jon DePue Publisher: Cascade Books, 2024. Overview: This book challenges what the authors call “justification theory,” and it offers a textual solution that liberates Paul’s gospel from that theory.  Justification theory is […]

Review: Beyond Immanence by Alan J. Torrance and Andrew B. Torrance

Book: Beyond Immanence: The Theological Vision of Kierkegaard and Barth by Alan J. Torrance and Andrew B. Torrance Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2023 Overview: This book proposes and analyzes a Kierkegaard and Barth trajectory (KBT), which challenges immanence theologies that risk domesticating […]

Review: After Method by Hanna Reichel

Book: After Method: Queer Grace, Conceptual Design, and the Possibility of Theology by Hanna Reichel Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press, 2023 Overview: Hanna Reichel’s thought-provoking new book engages both systematic and constructive theology (represented by Karl Barth and Marcella Althaus-Reid) in an enlightening conversation […]

Review: The Early Karl Barth by Paul Silas Peterson

Book: The Early Karl Barth: Historical Contexts and Intellectual Formation, 1905-1935 by Paul Silas Peterson Publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 Overview: Peterson’s book is noteworthy for its efforts to locate Karl Barth within a definite historical and political context, and it excels as a resource […]

Karl Barth in Plain… Spanish?!

Six years ago, I published Karl Barth in Plain English. It has been an incredible journey, and I am grateful to everyone who has supported my writing along the way! Today, I am excited to announce that my book is […]

Review: The Early Barth: Lectures and Shorter Works: Vol. 1, 1905-1909

Book: The Early Barth: Lectures and Shorter Works: Vol. 1, 1905-1909. Edited by Hans-Anton Drewes and Hinrich Stoevvesandt. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press, 2022 Overview: This collection of early writings from Karl Barth’s student years offers a fascinating look into Barth’s development. As […]