The Gospel Coalition just released the latest issue of Themelios, which has 194 pages of articles and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software (coming soon). A print edition will be available for purchase in several weeks from Wipf and Stock publishers.

The latest issue opens with editorials by D. A. Carson and Mike Ovey. It includes a review essay by Nathan Finn on three recent books on evangelicalism. The remaining four articles focus on the patriarch Abraham. David Gibson and Martin Salter explore Abraham’s important place in paedobaptist and credobaptist theology, building upon their earlier exchange on baptism in Themelios 37.2. Next, David Shaw reflects on the patriarch’s significance in Romans and Paul’s doctrine of justification. Shaw critically interacts with the influential interpretations by N. T. Wright and Douglas Campbell, among others. Finally, in the Pastoral Pensées column, Matthew Rowley addresses the problematic reception history of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac and offers guidelines for interpreting and applying Genesis 22. The issue closes with 59 book reviews in Old Testament, New Testament, history and historical theology, systematic theology and bioethics, ethics and pastoralia, and mission and culture.

Links to all editorials, articles, and book reviews in Themelios 40.1 are included below.

  1. D. A. Carson | Editorial: Why the Local Church Is More Important Than TGC, White Horse Inn, 9Marks, and Maybe Even ETS
  2. Michael J. Ovey | Off the Record: Courtier Politicians and Courtier Preachers
  3. Brian J. Tabb | Editor’s Note: Abraham, Our Father
  4. David Gibson | ‘Fathers of Faith, My Fathers Now!’: On Abraham, Covenant, and the Theology of Paedobaptism
  5. Martin Salter | The Abrahamic Covenant in Reformed Baptist Perspective
  6. David Shaw | Romans 4 and the Justification of Abraham in Light of Perspectives New and Newer
  7. Nathan A. Finn | Evangelical History after George Marsden: A Review Essay
  8. Matthew Rowley  | Pastoral Pensées: Irrational Violence? Reconsidering the Logic of Obedience in Genesis 22
  9. Old Testament Reviews
  1. New Testament Reviews
  1. History and Historical Theology Reviews
  1. Systematic Theology and Bioethics Reviews
  1. Ethics and Pastoralia Reviews
  1. Mission and Culture Reviews