Time Vol 180 No 18

Main Articles
26 Demanding a Vote
How some politicians and citizens have fought back against laws designed to keep voters from   polls by Michael Grunwald

SPECIAL REPORT
Reinventing College
31 All bang, no bucks:Will free  Internet courses upend the traditional campus?

42 Barack Obama and Mitt Romney detail their plans for education
44 Six key leaders weigh in on how to curb soaring tuition

Catholic Bible Quarterly Vol 74 No. 4

659-674
Resisting Dehumanization: Ruth, Tamar, and the
Quest for Human Dignity
L. Juliana M. Claassens

675-693    When Does Translation Become Exegesis? Exodus 24:9-11 in the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint
Eric John Wyckoff, S.D.B.

694-711    The Teraphim in Light of Mesopotamian and
Egyptian Evidence
Shawn W. Flynn

712-737    The Structural Elegance of Matthew 1-2: A Chiastic Proposal
Vincent A. Pizzuto

738-752    “Apostolic Irresistibility” and the Interrupted Speeches in Acts
Joshua D. Garroway

753-772    “Standard of Faith” or “Measure of a Trusteeship”?
A Study in Romans 12:3
John K. Goodrich

773-786    Biblical News

787-838    Book Reviews
Joan E. Cook, S.C., and Amy-Jill Levine

839-866    Collected Essays
867-871    Books Received

WORLD Vol 27 No 21

32 What they believe
The United States has had presidents from unorthodox religious groups before, and after the election it will again: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama court religious voters though both come from traditions far from Christian orthodoxy

37 Splintering bloc
Romney hopes Jews, usually an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency, will enter voting booths in November with
the Middle East in mind. The prime minister  of Israel hopes so too.

40 Up for grabs
Asian-Americans could be key voters in a close election, and they’ve proven to be open to Republican ideas. But Mitt Romney will have to make an effort to get their votes

43 Old reliables Millennials and African­ Americans, two groups hardest hit by Obama-era
recession and unemployment, are (mostly) sticking with the president.

44 Vote your priorities
Megachurch pastor Tony Evans criticizes Democratic positions on family and Republican spirit on limited government

46 There to serve
Shaped by his mother, his mentor, and his faith, Congressman Tim Scott has broken barriers in seeking public:service

50 Beating the system
For the first North Korean to receive asylum in the United States under a 2004 human­ rights law, a life of freedom comes through danger and cost, attended by miracles.

Christian Research Journal Vol 35 No 5

08 What Has Poetry to Do with Evangelism
by Sharon Fish Mooney
Cultural Apologetics: Poetry  has the power to convert  or provoke a serious reorientation of one’s beliefs and values. While this power has often been used to promote error, Christians in the past have utilized it to illuminate spiritual truth, and a new generation of Christian  poets is doing so today. A feature-length Effective Evangelism

14 Pro-Con: Should Christians Attend Same-Sex Weddings?
by Michael F. Ross and Joe Dallas
Ethical Discernment:  Should Christians accept invitations to same-sex  weddings?  Would saying yes signal endorsement? Would saying no signal a lack of commitment to the loved one? There  are no easy answers and so we have enlisted  proponents of both options to facilitate  the process of thinking it through.
A feature-length Viewpoint

20 The Politics of Abortion: Should Christian Vote Straight Ticket
by Elliot Miller
Ethical Discernment: Because of the primacy of the abortion issue, are Christians morally obligated to vote across the board for the party whose platform opposes abortion? In a previous issue, JOURNAL contributor Scott Klusendorf argued yes, but in this feature­ length Viewpoint, Elliot Miller approaches the question differently. Includes a rebuttal by Klusendorf

28 Confronting the Apologetic Challenges of a Secular Culture: Reflections on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Holly Ordway
Cultural Discernment and Apologetics: The late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy has become a worldwide hit. The books are New York Times bestsellers, and a Hollywood adaptation of the first book
appeared in 2011. Should Christians take note? Yes, but with caution

34 Did Daniel Accurately Predict a Succession of Nations?
by Hank Hanegraaff
Biblical Apologetics:  One of the most significant  demonstrations that the Bible is divine rather than merely human  in origin is the prophecy of Daniel. Writing in the sixth century BC, he not only foresaw the ascendancy of the Median and Persian empires but also the rise to dominance
of Greece

42 Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity
by David Wood
Today’s Religious Movements/ General Apologetics: The greatest apologetic for Christianity is its founder: all He was, said, and did. Muslims, too, believe that their founder stands apart and that his book, the Qur’an, is their greatest apologetic. A natural avenue for Christian apologetics to Muslims, then, is to contrast the words and works of Jesus and Muhammad.

50 Sci-Fi FRee Will and the Problem of Evil
by Clay Jones
Cultural Apologetics: Science fiction books, movies, and television programs frequently explore free will as a major theme. Surprisingly,  these fantastic
stories  have great  utility for illustrating to nonbelievers why a world where evil could never occur might not be the best of all possible worlds.

The Expository Times Vol 124 No 2 Nov. 2012

Murray  D. Earle, Christian Military Chaplaincy: “Being there”     53
Susan Miller, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”  64
(John 10:10): An Ecological Reading of John’s Gospel

Book of the Month     72
Bridget Gilfillan Upton Parallel Lives of Jesus: Four Gospels, One Story
Edward  Adams

Worship  Resources
Sermons  for the Christian Year
Douglas Galbraith,  2″d  December: 1st   Sunday in Advent        74
John Shepherd, 9th December: 2nd Sunday in Advent                76
Chris Knights, 16th December: 3rd Sunday in Advent                 77
Marilyn McCord  Adams, 23rd December: 4th Sunday in Advent  79
Alison Phipps, 30th  December: 1st  Sunday after Christmas   81
Alison Swindells, Prayers for Advent  83

Book  Reviews                        88
Index of Books  Reviewed       102
Johnston  McKay, And Finally…104

Novum Testamentum Vol 54 No. 4 Fall 2012

BENIAMIN  PASCUT, The So-Called Passivum Divinum in Mark’s Gospel ..    313
CLARE K. RoTHSCHILD, Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13:
The Denouement  of the South Galatian Hypothesis  ……………………     334
RYAN S. ScHELLENBERG, ‘τò Éν λóΥΨ ìδιωΤικÒν τον À∏οδτóν:
Revisiting Patristic Testimony on Paul’s Rhetorical Education  ……..     354
MARKus  LEMBKE, Die Apokalypse-Handschrift 2846: Beschreibung,
Kollation und Textwertbestimmung eines wichtigen neuen Zeugen………..    369

BOOK REVIEWS
KLAus WAcHTEL  AND MICHAEL W. HoLMES,
The Textual History of the Greek New Testament: Changing Views in Contemporary  Research
(PETER R. RODGERS)  ……………………………………………………………….    396
CLAIRE CLIVAZ  AND JEAN ZUMSTEIN ET AL. (eds.), Reading New
Testament Papyri in Context–Lire les papyrus du Nouveau
Testament dans leur contexte (JUAN CHAPA)  ………………………………..    399
PETER R. RODGERS, Text and Story: Narrative Studies in New Testament
Textual Criticism (J. LIONEL NoRTH) ………………………………………..    401
STEFAN KRAUTER,  Studien zu Romer 13.1-7: Paulus und der politische
Diskurs der neronischen Zeit (CHRISTOPH  STENSCHKE)   ………………………..     403

Book Notes (J.K. ELLIOTT)  . ……………………………………………………….    406

Books Received (J.K. ELLIOTT)     414

Criswell Theological Review Vol 10 No 1 Fall 2012

Editor’s Page…………………………………..,…………………….1
Invitation to Biblical Interpretation and The Hermeneutical Triad …,……….3
Andreas Kostenberger

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue……………13
Andreas Kostenberger

Kingdom Integration: Reflections on Premillennialism  and
Cultural Engagement………………………………………………….21
Rick Langer

The Covenantal  Function of Biblical Birth Annnunciations…………….41
Scott A. Ashmou

Love in a Fallen World:  Toward a Theology of the Song of Songs………………53
A. Boyd Luter

Oddities of the King James Bible…………………..,………………….67
Charles  C. Ryrie

Predestination as an Exegetical Question ……………………………….73
Lamar E. Cooper, Sr.

An Analysis and Exposition of Hebrew’S 7:1-10 ……..,…………………..91
Paul Michael Vacca

Surrejoinder to Gary Burge-“The Land as Covenant Backdrop”……………….107
A. Boyd Luter

Book Reviews………………………………………………………109

Index of Book Reviews

The Christian Century Vol 129 No 21

10  The reading congregation
Amy Frykholm: Christopher Smith of Englewood Review
14 Best sellers-Top religion  titles
26 Saved by fiction
Deborah Smith Douglas: Reading as a Christian practice
30 Take & read
Beverly Roberts Gaventa: New Testament
Philip Jenkins & Grant A. Wacker: World Christianity &
American religion
Anthony B. Robinson: Practical theology

39 Reviews
Robert Westbrook: The Short American Century, by Andrew J.
Bacevich; The World America Made, by Robert Kagan
Timothy Renick: Just and Unjust  Peace, by Daniel Philpott
Sam Wells: Ethics of Hope, by Jurgen Moltmann
Edward J. Blum: Brigham  Young, by John G. Turner
William H. Willimon: Summoned from the Margin, by Lamin Sanneh
Walter Brueggemann: Inheriting  Abraham, by Jon D. Levenson
Shirley Hershey Showalter: Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?,
by Rhoda Janzen
Trudy Bush: Canada, by Richard Ford
Janet Potter: Fiction chronicle

40 Reading habits
Thomas G. Long, Barbara Brown Taylor, Scott Cairns, Kathleen Norris

COLUMNS
3         Editor’s  Desk
John M.Buchanan: Luther’s legacy

6   Letters
Football as industry and cult
7   Giving and receiving
The Editors: The dependent  life
8   CenturyMarks
The medicine of friendship, etc.
11  Baptist again
Clyde Edgerton: Going back to church
13  Closed for business
Melisa Goss: The fight against human trafficking

24, 25 Living by the Word
Lee Canipe
65       Faith Matters
Thomas G. Long: Healing hands
69       American Soundings
Rodney Clapp: Into the darkness

Biblical Archaeology Review

6    FIRST PERSON
Authentic or Forged? What to Do When Experts Disagree

24    BIBLICAL  VIEWS
God Save the Queen: The Political Origins of Salvation
Henry  W. Morisada  Rietz

26    ARCHAEOLOGICAL  VIEWS
At the Interface of Archaeology and Texts Yonatan Adler

28    The Persisting Uncertainties of Kuntillet ‘Ajrud
Hershel Shanks
“Is it a she or is it a he?” is only one of the tantalizing questions raised by the remarkable finds at this remote site in the Sinai desert. Why was it built? What is it? Why was it abandoned? And why has it taken nearly four decades to publish the final excavation report? One thing is clear, however: Several inscriptions recovered in the excavation mention the Israelite God “Yahweh.”

38    Scribe Links Qumran and Masada
Sidnie White Crawford
In an unprecedented breakthrough,  paleographer Ada Yardeni recently identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community at Qumran?

44    Is T1 David’s Tomb?
Jeffrey R. Zorn
Nearly a century ago, French archaeologist Raymond Weill excavated what he identified as tombs in Jerusalem’s City of David-perhaps the royal necropolis of the kings of Judah as located in the Bible. Some scholars have since disputed this claim, but a new examination of more recent archaeological evidence suggests that archaeologist Weill might well have been right.

53    From Jewish to Gentile: How the Jesus Movement Became Christianity
Geza Vermes
A small group of observant Jews were the first followers of Jesus. But Christianity evolved into a largely gentile movement over the next century. When were non-Jews first accepted as Jesus’ followers, and how were they distinguished from the original Jewish Christians?

Wesleyan Theological Journal Vol 47 No. 2

CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTES……………………………………………….. 5

THE SCOPE OF THE ATONEMENT IN THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS ……….    7
Christopher T. Bounds

SUBORDINATION OF ECCLESIOLOGY AND SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY TO PNEUMATOLOGY IN THE  NINETEENTH-CENTURY HOLINESS MOVEMENT …..  27
R. David Rightmire

SANCTIFICATION, SCIENCE,  AND THE SPIRIT: SALVAGING HOLINESS  IN THE LATE MODERN WORLD ………………………  36
Amos Yong

JOHN WESLEY’S DOCTRINE OF SIN REVISITED …………………………………….. 53
Mark K. Olson

POLEMICAL  SOLIDARITY: JOHN  WESLEY AND JONATHAN
EDWARDS CONFRONT JOHN  TAYLOR ON ORIGINAL  SIN ………………  72
Andrew C. Russell

EVANGELISM AND IDENTITY IN EARLY AMERICAN METHODISM ……  89
Mark R. Teasdale

CREATIO EX NIHILO: IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT NOTHING …………………………..110
Richard Rice

AN ANALYSIS OF MICHAEL  LODAHL’S ARGUMENT THAT GOD  IS THE BODY OF CREATION …………………………………………………124
Rodney Enderby
A RESPONSE TO ENDERBY by Michael Lodahl …………………………………….142

A WESLEYAN ENGAGEMENT WITH JOHN  WEBSTER’S
TRINITARIAN DOGMATICS OF HOLINESS ……………………………………………..147
Daniel Castelo

THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ROLE OF LISTENING IN  SHAPING THE CHURCH INTO  A LEADING  COMMUNITY……………………165
Aaron  Perry

EVANGELIZING POST-MODERNS: A CELTIC MODEL…………………………….179
David  J. Swisher

LIFETIME  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2012: TRIBUTE  AND RESPONS£……195
Susie Cunningham Stanley

BOOK REVIEWS AND ADVERTISING ………………………………………………………..199