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The Best of The Reformed Journal

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For four decades, from 1951 to 1990, The Reformed Journal set the standard for top-notch, venturesome theological reflection on a broad range of issues. With a lively mix of editorial comment, articles, and reviews, it addressed topics as diverse as the civil rights movement, feminism, the Vietnam War, South African apartheid, the plight of Palestinian Christians, and the ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by Eerdmans (first published September 1st 2011)
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Bob Hayton
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The back cover of this handy book explains that The Reformed Journal "set the standard for top-notch, venturesome theological reflection on a broad range of issues." Unfortunately, the journal was somewhat before my time: its print run spanning 1951 to 1990. This makes the anthology brought together by James D. Bratt and Ronald A. Wells all the more valuable. Wells was an editor of this journal at one point, and both of these men have a long history on the faculty at Calvin College, which publis ...more
James Calvin
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In the interest of full disclosure I was probably foreordained to like this collection of essays. I may well be the only reader on my list who would and did. "Best Of" includes a ton of short essays gleaned from the pages of a rag that never had much of a readership and barely showed up on the radar of most of the people from whose denomination most of the writers have come--the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The essays are old, too, but speak what is to me at least a sweetly famili ...more
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great collection of essays bringing the Reformed perspective to bear on a variety of topics (not just on church-y topics, but touching on the arts, politics and gender), both in American life and in the wider world (such as Martin Luther King, Vietnam and South African apartheid). Contributors include intellectual heavyweights like Mark Noll, George Marsden and Nicholas Wolterstoff, among others. It was extremely illuminating for me to see how a Reformed perspective on certain issues, when worke ...more
Tim Hoiland
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith, justice, politics
I'm not Dutch, nor was I alive when many of the events and topics covered in this collection were current, but I sure loved eavesdropping as those with surnames like DeKoster, Lindskoog, and Zylstra sought to make theological sense of things as disparate as Apartheid, Watergate, and the Billy Graham crusades.
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