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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

by Peter Leithart and Peter J. Leithart

 In this Christian Encounter Series biography, author Peter J. Leithart explores the life of Jane Austen, beloved author of such books as Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Jane Austen is now what she never was in life, and what she would have been horrified to become—a literary celebrity.Austen’s novels achieved a timelessness that mak… Read more…

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Peter Leithart and Peter J. Leithart

In his twenties, Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia. Siberia was so cold t… Read more…

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Solomon among the Postmoderns

Solomon among the Postmoderns

by Peter J. Leithart

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon states that "all is vapor" and describes humans as trying to "shepherd the wind." In Solomon among the Postmoderns, author Peter J. Leithart uses these claims, as well as the entire book of Ecclesiastes, to show how Solomon resonated with postmodernism. Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of postmodernism, Leit… Read more…

Athanasius (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality)

Athanasius (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality)

by Matthew Levering, Peter J. Leithart and Hans Boersma

This volume by a respected theologian offers fresh consideration of the work of famous fourth-century church father Athanasius, giving specific attention to his use of Scripture, his deployment of metaphysical categories, and the intersection between the two. Peter Leithart not only introduces Athanasius and his biblical theology but also puts Athanasius int… Read more…

Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience

Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience

by Peter J. Leithart

As the Triune God created the world, so creation bears the signs of its Creator. This evocative book by an influential Christian thinker explores the pattern of mutual indwelling that characterizes the creation at every level. Traces of the Trinity appear in myriad ways in everyday life, from our relations with the world and our relationships with others to … Read more…

Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom

Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom

by Peter J. Leithart

We know that Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 outlawed paganism and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire manipulated the Council of Nicea in 325 exercised absolute authority over the church, co-opting it for the aims of empire And if Constantine the emperor were not problem enough, we all know … Read more…

Delivered from the Elements of the World Atonement, Justification, Mission

Delivered from the Elements of the World Atonement, Justification, Mission

by Peter J. Leithart

In Delivered from the Elements of the World Peter Leithart reframes Anselm's question, 'Why the God Man?' Instead he asks, 'How can the death and resurrection of a Jewish rabbi of the first century . . . be the decisive event in the history of humanity, the hinge and crux and crossroads for everything?' With the question reframe… Read more…

Christology, Ancient and Modern

Christology, Ancient and Modern

by Peter J. Leithart, George Hunsinger, Oliver D. Crisp, Katherine Sonderegger and Alan J. Torrance

A Fresh Look at the Doctrine of Christ,Essential for Modern Theological Work Christology was the central doctrine articulated by the early church councils, and it remains the subject of vigorous theological investigation today. The study of the doctrine of Christ is a field of broad ecumenical convergence, inviting theologians from all denominational setting… Read more…

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The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church

The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church

by Peter J. Leithart

The Failure of Denominationalism and the Future of Christian UnityOne of the unforeseen results of the Reformation was the shattering fragmentation of the church. Protestant tribalism was and continues to be a major hindrance to any solution to Christian division and its cultural effects. In this book, influential thinker Peter Leithart critiques American de… Read more…

Glory of Kings

Glory of Kings

by Peter J. Leithart and John Barach

Over the past several decades, Reformed theologian and biblical scholar James B. Jordan has produced a unique body of work. His electrifying commentaries and essays on Scripture, along with his penetrating writings on Trinitarian theology, liturgics, music, and culture have inspired a growing number of pastors and theologians. In this Festschrift, Jordan'… Read more…

Shining Glory

Shining Glory

by Peter J. Leithart

Terrence Malick's stunning film The Tree of Life is a modern Job story, an exploration of suffering and glory, an honest look at strife within a Texas family in the 1950s. In Shining Glory, Peter J. Leithart examines the biblical and theological motifs of the film and illuminates how Malick exploited the visual poetry of film to produce one of the most s… Read more…