Category: Church History and Historical Theology

BOOK REVIEWS/ENDORSEMENTS

Jeannine E. Olson , Review of "Review of The Birth of Purgatory, by Jacques Le Goff" In America . vol. 152, no. 18, May 11 1985 : 398
Jeannine E. Olson , Review of "Review of The Christian Polity of John Calvin, by Harrow Höpfl" In The Catholic Historical Review. vol. 69, no. 4, October 1983 : 618-619
Jeannine E. Olson , Review of "Review of A History of Christianity, by Paul Johnson" Winter In Pacific Theological Review. vol. 16, no. 2, 1982 : 28-29
Jeannine E. Olson , Review of "Review of Holiness and the Will of God: Perspectives on the Theology of Tertullian, by Gerald Bray" In Pacific Theological Review. vol. 16, no. 1, 1982 : 30-31
Kirsi Stjerna , Review of "Review of Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany, by Anna Linton" Spring In European History Quarterly. 2010
Kirsi Stjerna , Review of "Review of The Front-Runner of the Catholic Reformation: The Life and Works of Johann von Staupitz, by Frantz Posset" In The Catholic Historical Review. vol. 94, no. 1, January 1 2008 (145-147)
Kirsi Stjerna , Review of "Review of Theologia Deutsch—Theologia Germanica: The Book of the Perfect Life, Translated with an introduction and notes by David Blamires" In The Catholic Historical Review. vol. 93, no. 2, April 2007 : 395-396

BOOKS

Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen They Who Give From Evil; the Response of the Eastern Church to Money-lending in the Early Christian Era., Wipf and Stock, K.C. Hansen Eugene: Wipf & Stock 1997

In addition to a historiography of usury scholarship, explanation of the economic and historical contexts of early Christian writings on usury and biblical and philosophical attitudes regarding usury and lending, this monograph considers the financial and salvific implications of usury in select sermons of fourth century Greek authors Basil the Great and his younger brother Gregory of Nyssa.

Kari Kloos Christ, Creation, and the Vision of God: Augustine’s Transformation of Early Christian Theophany Interpretation., Bible in Ancient Christianity 7 Leiden: Brill 2011

Explores the theological underpinnings of ancient Christian theophany interpretation regarding polemic and the formation of Christian identity, the relationship between vision and spiritual transformation, and theological claims about knowing God through creation. Argues that Augustine‘s challenge to traditional claims that Christ appeared in the Old Testament theophanies demonstrates the critical and creative capacity of early Christian authors to adapt and transform exegetical traditions.

Nancy Koester The History of Christianity in the United States: A Fortress Introduction., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2034

This thorough and lively overview of Christian history in the United States, from colonial times to the present, is informed by both classical and recent scholarship and is written for the non-specialist. Unlike many histories, Koester offers ample coverage of Protestant, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic developments. Includes black & white illustrations, maps, glossary, and other study aids.