Theology

Crosses on windows

Hijacking Bonhoeffer

Given the tendency of evangelicals and liberals to focus on different parts of Bonhoeffer's theology and witness, the challenge is to transcend polarization. But for Metaxas, polarization is a structural motif: his mission is to reclaim the true Bonhoeffer from "liberals" who have "hijacked" him.
October 4, 2010

We posed this question to eight theologians: Suppose someone who hasn't been keeping up with theology for the past 25 years now wants to read the most important books written during that time. What five titles would you suggest?
October 4, 2010

The Bible affirms God’s presence.  “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Ex. 33:14)  The Bible also names God Deus Absconditus, the Hidden God (Is. 45:15).  We hold both in tension.
September 23, 2010

Mapmakers for God

Three new books give fresh insights into the complicated history of evangelical Zionism. Together they present a compelling argument that the founding fathers of the modern state of Israel were not just Theodor Herzl and his Zionist Congress, but American and British evangelicals who exercised tremendous political and economic power in the 19th century—power that modern-day evangelicals like Hagee and his allies can only dream of.
September 20, 2010

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