The genesis of kinship

A review of William Greenway and Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi

The ancient stories of Genesis bear witness to a created world that is interconnected and has value in God’s eyes.


Zionism's theological roots

A review of David Novak

How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?


The Love of God, by Jon D. Levenson

Fall books

Jon Levenson's new book reflects on the theme of the love of God in the Hebrew Bible. The three components of his subtitle suggest the range and depth of his exposition.


The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, by Michael J. Gorman

For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.


Paul and the Faithfulness of God, by N. T. Wright

N.T. Wright aims to show how Paul's story of the crucified and risen Messiah is at the same time the story of Israel rescued from extended exile.


Recovering the covenant

Political wisdom at Sinai

The Covenant Tradition in Politics (4 vols.), by Daniel J. Elazar
Vol. 1: Covenant and Polity in Biblical Israel
Vol. 2: Covenant and Commonwealth
Vol. 3: Covenant and Constitutionalism
Vol. 4: Covenant and Civil Society