After a couple of months of being dormant our blog will be happily restored to life. Thank you for your patience. I (Louis) will be helping the new academic buyer, Greg Buick, with some posts until he gets his feet on the ground and learns some of the other aspects of his job. You’ll learn more about him in upcoming weeks.
I’m really excited about our offer this week. I read it a couple of months ago and couldn’t wait for its release. It’s called The Gospel According to Heretics by David Wilhite (Baker Academic). Here’s the catalog description:
“In this volume, a recognized expert in early Christian theology covers the major christological heresies from the first eight centuries of Christianity. What did the ancient heretics say about Jesus and why? David Wilhite offers a charitable reading to carefully discern the concerns that led them to their conclusions, teaching orthodox Christology by explaining the false starts. While some studies offer a revisionist take on various individual figures, The Gospel according to Heretics takes a more comprehensive approach, covering the whole era of the ecumenical councils. It also situates Christianity in relation to Judaism and Islam.
Drawing on up-to-date scholarship yet accessible for beginning students, this engaging introduction to the christological heresies not only helps readers understand teachings about Jesus that the early church rejected but also shows how the history of theology is relevant for today’s church. Professors and students in theology and church history courses, pastors, and interested laypeople will value this work.”
This will appeal to lovers of church history, apologetics, and theology. Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, Nov. 6th 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.
David E. Wilhite (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. He is the author of Tertullian the African: An Anthropological Reading of Tertullian’s Context and Identities and coauthor of The Church: A Guide for the Perplexed. He is the coeditor of Tertullian and Paul and The Apostolic Fathers and Paul in the Pauline and Patristic Scholars in Debate series.