Book Reviews by Steve Lemke

(These reviews are listed chronologically by date of publication.  For a listing of reviews by topic, seeTopical Book Reviews.)

Review of The Living Presence of the Past: The Dynamic of Christian Tradition, by A. M. Allchin, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 25, no. 1 (Fall 1982): 104.

Review of Understanding the New Age, by Russell Chandler, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 1 (Fall 1991): 68.

Review of Return to Reason, by Kelly James Clark, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 1 (Fall1991): 79-80.

Review of A Brief History of Eternity, by Roy E. Peacock, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 1 (Fall 1991): 80.

Review of The New Faith-Science Debate, ed. John M. Mangum, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 1 (Fall 1991), 79.

Review of Modern Faith and Thought, by Helmut Thielicke, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 55.

Review of Mysticism and the New Age: Christic Consciousness in the New Creation, by George Maloney, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 51-52.

Review of A Handbook for Christian Philosophy, by L. Russ Bush, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 54.

Review of Creation and the History of Science, by Christopher Kaiser, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 56.

Review of Christianity and Western Thought: A History of Philosophers, Ideas, and Movements, by Colin Brown, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 54-55)

Review of New Age Comes to Main Street: What Worried Christians Must Know, by Lowell Streiker, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 51.

Review of Lament for a Son, by Nicholas Wolterstorff, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 64.

Review of Post-Modern Use of the Bible: The Emergence of Reader-Oriented Criticism, by Edgar V. McKnight, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 53.

Review of Concerts of the Arts: Their Interplay and Modes of Relationship, by William Fleming, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 35, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 64.

Review of Meaning and Understanding: The Philosophical Framework for Biblical Understanding, Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation, vol. 2, by Royce Gordon Gruenler, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 35, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 61-62.

Review of Biblical Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective, ed. by Mark S. Burrows and Paul Rorem, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 35, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 62.

Review of Revelations of Women Mystics from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, by José de Vinck, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 35, no. 2 (Spring 1993): 53.

Review of Matters of Life and Death, by John B. Cobb, Jr., in Criswell Theological Review 6 (Spring 1993), 346-347.

Review of Studying Classical Judaism: A Primer, by Jacob Neusner, in Criswell Theological Review 6 (Spring 1993): 322-323.

Review of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, by Mark A. Noll, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no. 1 (Fall 1995): 51.

Review of The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy, by Nancy R. Pearcey and Charles B. Thaxton, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):58-59.

Review of Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church: The Search for Definition, ed. by Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):41.

Review of Does It Matter What I Believe? What the Bible Teaches and Why We Should Believe It, by Millard J. Erickson, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):42.

Review of Scripture and Truth, ed. by D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):57-58.

Review of Evangelical Interpretation: Perspectives on Hermeneutics Issues, by Millard J. Erickson, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):41.

Review of Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, by John M. Frame, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):58.

Review of What is Theological Exegesis? Interpretation and Use of Scripture in Barth's Doctrine of Election, by Mary Kathleen Cunningham, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 38, no.2 (Spring 1996):60.

Review of Nature, Reality, and the Sacred: The Nexus of Science and Religion, by Langdon Gilkey, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no.1 (Fall 1996):75.

Review of Ethics of Biblical Interpretation: A Reevaluation, by Daniel Patte, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no.1 (Fall 1996):75-76.

Review of Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John, by John A. Sanford, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no. 1 (Fall 1996):74-75.

Review of Hermeneutics, by Henry A. Virkler, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no. 1 (Fall 1996):65.

Review of The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed. by Ted Honderich, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no. 1 (Fall 1996):60-61.

Review of Dictionary of Fundamental Theology, ed. by René Latourelle and Rino Fisichella, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no. 1 (Fall 1996):76.

Review of Christian Cyberspace Companion, by Jason D. Baker, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 39, no. 1 (Fall 1996):81.

Review of AI, Connectionism and Philosophical Psychology, by James E. Tomberlin, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):104-105.

Review of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):104.

Review of The Bible in Modern Culture: Theology and Historical-Critical Method from Spinoza to Käsemann, by Roy A. Harrisville and Walter Sundberg, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):101-102.

Review of Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, 2nd ed., by Louis P. Pojman, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):98-99.

Review of God and the Philosophers: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason, by Thomas V. Morris, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):108.

Review of Historians of the Christian Tradition: Their Methodology and Influence on Western Thought, by Michael Bauman and Martin I. Klauber, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):108-109.

Review of Picturing Cultural Values in Postmodern America, by William G. Doty, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):105-106.

Review of Privileged Conversations: Dramatic Stories for Christmas, by Richard P. Olson, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):118.

Review of The Problem of Hell, by Jonathan L. Kvanvig, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):93-94.

Review of Reason and the Christian Religion: Essays in Honour of Richard Swinburne, by Alan G. Padgett, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997): 106-107.

Review of Reason in the Balance: The Case against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education, by Phillip E. Johnson, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):102-103.

Review of What about Those Who Have Never Heard? Three Views on the Destiny of the Unevangelized, by John Sanders, in Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 1 (Fall 1997):112-113.

Review of Baptists and Their Doctrines: B. H. Carroll, The Library of Baptist Classics, ed. by Timothy and Denise George, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):155-157.

Review of The Oxford History of Western Philosophy, ed. by Anthony Kenny, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):165-166.

Review of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. by Robert Audi, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):166-167.

Review of The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle, ed. by Jonathan Barnes, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):167-168.

Review of The Presence of God: A History of Western Civilization, vol. 2, The Growth of Mysticism: Gregory the Great through the 12th Century, by Bernard McGinn, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):168-169.

Review of Either/Or, Part I, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 3, ed. by Robert L. Perkins, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):169-170.

Review of Either/Or, Part II, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 4, ed. by Robert L. Perkins, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):170-171.

Review of South and Meso-American Native Spirituality: From the Cult of the Feathered Serpent to the Theology of Liberation,World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest series, vol. 4, ed. by Gary H. Gossen with Miguel León-Portilla, in The Theological Educator 57 (Spring 1998):171-172.

Review of The Growth of Mysticism: Gregory the Great through the 12th Century, by Bernard McGinn, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):109-110.

Review of Either/Or, Part I, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 3, ed. by Robert L. Perkins, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):102-103.

Review of Either/Or, Part II, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 4, ed. by Robert L. Perkins, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):103-104.

Review of South and Meso-American Native Spirituality: From the Cult of the Feathered Serpent to the Theology of Liberation, World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest series, vol. 4, ed. by Gary H. Gossen with Miguel León-Portilla, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):110.

Review of Calvin: An Introduction to His Thought, by T. H. L. Parker, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):100.

Review of On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics, by Nancey Murphy and George F. R. Ellis, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology 40, no. 3 (Summer 1998):108-109.

Review of How to Think Theologically, by Howard W. Stone and James O. Duke, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology, unpublished.

Review of God, Creation, and Contemporary Physics, by Mark William Worthing, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology, unpublished.

Review of Transformational Leadership: A New Model for Total Church Involvement, by Phillip V. Lewis, in The Southwestern Journal of Theology, unpublished.

Review of Is the Bible True? How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of the Scriptures, by Jeffery Sheler. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44, no. 1 (March 2001):142-144.

Review of Free Will: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction, by Ïlham Dilman, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 5, no. 3 (Fall 2001):103.

Review of The Historical Jesus in the Twentieth Century: 1900-1950, by Walter P. Weaver, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6, no. 2 (Summer 2002):89-90.

Review of Providence and Prayer: How Does God Work in the World? by Terrance Tiessen, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6, no. 1 (Summer 2002):114-118.

Review of Understanding Early Christian Art, by Robin Margaret Jensen, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6, no. 3 (Fall 2002):116-117.

Review of Revisiting Paul's Doctrine of Justification: A Challenge to the New Perspective, by Peter Stuhlmacher, with an essay by Donald A. Hagner, in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society  45, no. 4 (December 2002):708-709.

Review of The Cambridge Companion to Ockham, ed. by Paul Vincent Spade, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  6, no. 4 (Winter 2002):112-113.

Review of Two Views on Women in Ministry (Counterpoints series), ed. by James R. Beck and Craig L. Blomberg, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 1 (Spring 2003):94-95.

Review of God and Time: Four Views, ed. by Gregory E. Ganssle, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 1 (Spring 2003):103-104.

Review of Dimensions of Time: The Structures of the Time of Humans, of the World, and of God, by Wolfgang Achtner, Stefan Kunz, and Thomas Walter, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 1 (Spring 2003):105-106.

Review of Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue, by William A. Dyrness, in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46, no. 1 (March 2003):147-148; and in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46, no. 3 (September 2003):567-569.

Review of Biblical Authority: The Critical Issue for the Body of Christ, by James T. Draper, Jr., and Kenneth Keathley, in Faith and Mission 20, no. 2 (Spring 2003):109-110.

Review of Purpose-Directed Theology: Getting Our Priorities Right in Evangelical Controversies, by Darrell L. Bock, in Faith and Mission 20, no. 2 (Spring 2003):114-116.

Review of Authentic Spirituality:  Moving Beyond Mere Religion, by Barry L. Callen, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 2 (Summer 2003):108-109.

Review of An Introduction to Classical Evangelical Hermeneutics: A Guide to the History and Practice of Biblical Interpretation, ed. by Mal Couch, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 2 (Summer 2003):114-115.

Review of Works of Love, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 16, ed. by Robert L. Perkins, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 3 (Fall 2003):92-93.

Review of A Jonathan Edwards Reader, ed. John E. Smith, Harry S. Stout, and Kenneth P. Minkema, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  7, no. 3 (Fall 2003):97-99.

Review of The Trustworthiness of God: Perspectives on the Nature of Scripture, ed. by Paul Helm and Carl R. Trueman, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 7, no. 4 (Winter 2003):96-97.

Review of A Simple Guide to the Way Back Home, by Jerry Sutton, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 8, no. 1 (Spring 2004):114.

Review of More than Just a Name: Preserving Our Baptist Identity, by R. Stanton Norman, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry  2, no. 1 (Spring 2004):127-128, available online at http://baptistcenter.com/06%20Lemke%20-%20Review%20of%20More%20than%20Just%20a%20Name.pdf.

Review of The Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ, by Dallas Willard, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology  8, no. 2 (Summer 2004):96-97.

Review of Companion of Truth: The Life of Saint Athanasius, by Michael E. Molloy, in Catholic Books Review (Spring 2005), an online journal accessible at http://catholicbooksreview.org/2005/molloy.htm.

Review of Joseph Barnabas: His Life and Legacy, by Bernd Kollmann, in Catholic Books Review (Spring 2005), an online journal accessible at http://catholicbooksreview.org/2005/kollmann.htm

Review of Boundaries:  A Casebook in Environmental Ethics, by Christine E. Gurdorf and James E. Hutchingson, in Journal of Church and State 47, no. 1 (Winter 2005):160-161.

Review of Who Rules the Church? Examining Congregational Leadership and Church Government, by Gerald P. Cowen, in The Southern Journal of Theology 9, no. 2 (Summer 2005):84-85.

Review of Faithfulness and Fortitude:  In Conversation with the Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas, ed. by Mark Thiessen Nation and Samuel Wells, in The Southern Journal of Theology 9, no. 2 (Summer 2005):87-88.

Review of The Advancement:  Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age, by L. Russ Bush, in The Southern Journal of Theology 9, no. 2 (Summer 2005):89-90.

Review of Operation Firebrand, Operation Firebrand:  Crusade, and Operation Firebrand:  Deliverance, by Jefferson Scott, in The Southern Journal of Theology 9, no. 2 (Summer 2005):96-97.

Review of Who Rules the Church? Examining Congregational Leadership and Church Government, by Gerald P. Cowen, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, forthcoming.

Review of Studies in the Philosophy of William of Auvergne. Marquette Studies in Philosophy, by Roland J. Teske, in Catholic Books Review (Spring 2008), an online journal accessible at http://catholicbooksreview.org/2008/teske.htm

Review of How Much Does God Foreknow? A Comprehensive Biblical Study, by Steven C. Roy, in Catholic Books Review (Spring 2008), an online journal accessible at http://catholicbooksreview.org/2008/roy.htm.

Review of Who Rules the Church? Examining Congregational Leadership and Church Government, by Gerald Cowen, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, vol. 5, no. 1 (Spring 2008), 157-158, available online at http://baptistcenter.com/BaptistsOnMission.pdf#page=156.

Review of God and Time: Four Views. ed. by Gregory E. Ganssle, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, vol. 5, no. 1 (Spring 2008), 155-157, available online at http://baptistcenter.com/BaptistsOnMission.pdf#page=158.

Review of How Much Does God Foreknow? A Comprehensive Biblical Study, by Steven C. Roy, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, vol. 5, no. 2 (Fall 2008), 123-124, available online at http://baptistcenter.com/JBTM_5-2_Baptists_in_Dialogue_Fall_08.pdf#page=124.

Review of Jim and Casper Go to Church: Frank Conversation about Faith, Churches, and Well-Meaning Christians, Jim Henderson and Matt Casper, in Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, vol. 5, no. 2 (Fall 2008), 124-126, available online at http://baptistcenter.com/JBTM_5-2_Baptists_in_Dialogue_Fall_08.pdf#page=125. Review of William of Auvergne, On the Virtues, Part One of On the Virtues and Vices. Mediaeval Philosophical Texts in Translation, no. 45, translated with an introduction and notes by Roland Teske, available online at http://catholicbooksreview.org/.

Review of Jeremiah:  A Commentary, by Leslie C. Allen, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, vol 53, no. 2 (June 2010), 391-393.