I am pleased to announce that the journal Religion in Communist Lands is now available on-line here. Although its subject matter might be considered peripheral to Biblical Studies it represents a unique archive of an important period in modern church history which will be of great interest to many. The articles will later be listed on my missiology website when time and resources become available to proceed with its development. I am grateful to the Trustees of the Keston Institute for their enthusiasm to see this journal and its successor Religion, State and Society placed on-line for free public access.
Andreas J. Köstenberger and Michael J. Kruger, The Heresy of Orthodoxy. How Contemporary Cultures Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity. Leicester: Apollos, 2010. Pbk. ISBN-13: 978-1-84474-446-6. pp.250.
I would like to leave the last word to D.A. Carson, who writes on the back cover:
In the beginning was Diversity. And the Diversity was with God, and the Diversity was God. Without Diversity was nothing made that has been made. And it came to pass that nasty old ‘orthodox’ people narrowed down diversity and finally squeezed it out, dismissing it as heresy. But in the fullness of time (which is of course our time). Diversity rose up and smote orthodoxy hip and thigh. Now, praise be, the only heresy is orthodoxy…
With around 30 pages of endorsements in its introduction I feel that I can add little more, except to commend it to any thinking Christian who wants to understand more clearly the New Testament teaching on holiness / sanctification. You can read some sample pages here. The book is due to be published in electronic form by Logos (details here). I hope that a printed version will also appear in due course – I will certainly be adding it to my library.