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Themelios: Volume 46, No. 1, April 2021

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Themelios is an international evangelical theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. It was formerly a print journal operated by RTSF/UCCF in the United Kingdom, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The new editorial team, led by D.A. Carson, seeks to preserve representation, in both essayists and reviewers, from both sides of the Atlantic. Each issue contains articles on important theological themes, as well as book reviews and discussion from the most important evangelical voices of our time.

Resource Experts
  • Discusses books written by an assortment of authors and theologians
  • Provides articles by contributors from numerous denominations and professions
  • “EDITORIAL: The Neglected Virtue of Contentment,” by Brian J. Tabb
  • “STRANGE TIMES: Coming to Our Senses: The Case for a Civil Elenctics and an Elenctic Civility,” by Daniel Strange
  • “Canonicity: A Theologian’s Observations,” by Henri A. G. Blocher
  • “Brains, Bodies, and the Task of Discipleship: Re-Aligning Anthropology and Ministry,” by Matthew C. Bingham
  • “‘I Call You Friends’: Jesus as Patron in John 15,” by Daniel K. Eng
  • “Spirit-Anointing and New Testament Church Leadership: Are Our Church Leaders Uniquely ‘Anointed?’,” by Scott MacDonald
  • “The Parting of the Way: A Survey of the Relationship between Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries CE,” by Doosuk Kim
  • “The Nature and Task of Theology in John Owen’s Forgotten Work,” by John Kegley
  • “Trinity, Creation, and Re-creation: A Comparison of Karl Barth and Herman Bavinck’s Trinitarian Doctrines of Creation,” by Jarred Jung
  • “Appeasement of a Monster God? A Historical and Biblical Analysis of Penal Substitutionary Atonement,” by Geoffrey Butler
  • “Making Sense of Hell,” by Robert D. Golding
  • Book Reviews

Top Highlights

“Abraham offers his panacea: ‘my favoured category is that of means of grace.’31 The authority of Scripture is part of soteriology. Under the label ‘canonical heritage’ it is part of the many things the Holy Spirit introduces and uses to vivify and nurture the Church.” (Pages 24–25)

“What is refutation? Refutation is not just saying I disagree with you, or giving a contradictory opinion. It is demonstrating where and how those who disagree with sound teaching actually do disagree with it.” (Page 11)

“I suggest the principle of canon, that there is a body of teaching incorporating the word of God that binds the conscience of the faithful, is not the same as the exact delineation of its contours.” (Page 22)

“Christian contentment is not self-sufficiency but Christ-sufficiency in any and every situation.” (Page 4)

“The fear of subjectivity in individual experience is counterbalanced by the communal dimension” (Page 35)

  • Title: Themelios: Volume 46, No. 1, April 2021
  • Author: The Gospel Coalition
  • Edition: 1
  • Series: Themelios
  • Volume: 46
  • Publisher: Gospel Coalition
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 256
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Religious studies › Periodicals
  • Resource ID: LLS:THEMELIOS46_1
  • Resource Type: Journal
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-08T05:44:39Z

Brian J. Tabb (PhD, London Theological Seminary) is academic dean at Bethlehem College & Seminary and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also serves as managing editor for Themelios, published by the Gospel Coalition, and is the author of Suffering in Ancient Worldview.

D.A. Carson is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He has served as an assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson received a bachelor of science in chemistry from McGill University, the master of divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the doctor of philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He holds membership on the Council for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Carson has also written many books that have garnered international acclaim, including his award-winning title The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism.

Daniel Strange is academic vice president and lecturer in culture, religion, and public theology at Oak Hill College, London. He is the author or coauthor of several other books, including The Possibility of Salvation Among the Unevangelised: An Analysis of Inclusivism in Recent Evangelical Theology.

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