Living Jesus, by Luke Timothy Johnson

Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel.
By Luke Timothy Johnson. Harper SanFrancisco, 210 pp. 

In an earlier book, The Real Jesus (1996), Luke Timothy Johnson criticized the style and self-promotion of the Jesus Seminar and questioned the methods and motives, if not the faith, of some of its members.


Educating for freedom

God's Wisdom: Toward a Theology of Education, by Peter C. Hodgson


Evangelical metamorphoses

The Remaking of Evangelical Theology, by Gary Dorrien


Who Is Jesus? by Leander E. Keck

A generation ago, Leander Keck, past dean of Yale Divinity School and Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, emeritus, at Yale, wrote A Future for the Historical Jesus (1971), a book that proved to be prophetic. Who but Keck could have predicted our past decade's obsession with the history of Jesus?


The Book of Concord, edited by Robert Kolb and Timothy J. Wengert

The confessional writings in the Book of Concord, first published in 1580, are given authoritative status by Lutherans because they are viewed as faithful expositions of scripture, particularly of the gospel. Their accessibility to theologians, seminarians, pastors and churchpeople has, therefore, been a priority for Lutheran churches.


Pondering Luther

Martin Luther's Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development, by Bernhard Lohse