Bibliophile: Books and Journals Read

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I am a bookworm. Yes, I said it. I love reading philosophical and theological books and journals than sleeping or watching TV or Facebook-ing. Since February 2012 my blog posts included bibliography at the end of almost all posts. My aim for doing so is to stir passion for seeking and sharing knowledge by inviting my readers to read further on these issues I enjoy pondering and sharing with the motto “when love comes first, disagreements fall at their right and proper place”.

A  thing I noted after compiling this list is that I read and shared more works of Nietzsche in Philosophy and N. T. Wright’s in Theology  than any other thinkers. It appears that I tend to read and share the works of authors who challenge my thinking on my blog more than those who I agree with.

Here is a growing list of books and journals that I interacted with in my blog posts here at With All I Am since 2012.

Philosophical Books & Journals


Al-Ghazâli (1947) Bulletin de l’Institut Francais d’Archaeologie Orientale 46 1947: 203) cf Nasr(1993) An introduction to Islamic cosmological doctrines. Trans. Seyyed Hossein Albany : State University of New York Press

____________ (1978) Averroes: Tahafut al Tahafut (The Incoherence of the Incoherence). Averroes & Simon Van den Bergh(trans.) Gibb Memorial Trust; REP edition

Ahern, M. B.(1971) The, Problem of Evil. Routledge & Kegan Paul: London.

Anselm, S., (2009). Proslogium; Monologium; Trans. Deane, S. N. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Atkins, Peter (1994) Creation Revisited. Harmondsworth, Penguin

Boonin, David (2003). A Defense of Abortion. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Bradlaugh, Charles(1876) The Freethinkers Text Book. London cit. The Encyclopedia of Unbelief(1985) NY: Prometheus Books.

Brody, Baruch (1975) Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life: A Philosophical View. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Craig, William L. (1994). Reasonable Faith (Rev. ed.). Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books.

____________ (2006) ‘Contemporary cosmology and the existence of God,’ Analytic Philosophy Without Naturalism Corradini, Galvan & E. Lowe (ed.). Routledge.

Craig, William L. & Moreland, J. P. (2003) Philosophical Foundations For A Christian Worldview. InterVarsity Press

Craig, William L. & Moreland, J. P. (2009) The Blackwell Companion To Natural Theology. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Crick, Francis (1994) The Astonishing Hypothesis – The Scientific Search for the Soul, London, Simon and Schuster.

Darwin, Charles (1877) The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part One (Second edition 1989, revised and augmented ed) New York: New York University Press.

____________ (1909). The Harvard Classics 11: Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin. (C. W. Eliot, Ed.) . New York: P.F. Collier & Son.

____________ (1964) On the Origin of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Davies, Paul (1984) Superforce: The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Nature. New York: Simon and Schuster.

____________ (2007) The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is The Universe Just Right For Life?. Penguin Books

Dawkins, Richard (1995) River Out of Eden: A Darwin View of Life. Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Orion Publishing Group

____________ (2004) A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love. A Mariner Books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

____________ (2006) The Selfish Gene. Oxford: Oxford University Press, UK.(first published in 1976)

____________ (2006) The God Delusion. Bantam Press

Dennett, Daniel C. (2006) Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. New York: Penguin Books.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor (2007) The Karamazov Brothers. Wordsworth Editions Ltd. (First published in 1880)

Flew, Antony (1976) The Presumption of Atheism . London: Pemberton.

____________ (1992). David Hume: Writings on Religion. La Salle: Open Court.

____________ (2007) There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. HarperOne

Hawking, Stephen (1988) A Brief History of Time New York: Bantam Books.

Hitchens, Christopher (2009), God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Hachette Book Group. Kindle Edition.

Hume, David (1907). Dialogues concerning Natural Religion. Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons.

____________ (1947) Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Norman Kemp Smith (2nd ed.) Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.

____________ (1964) Natural History of Religion, in Green & Grose ed. The Philosophical. 4th vol. Dannstadt.

____________ (1978) A Treatise of Human Nature, ed. L. A. Selby-Bigge, 2nd ed. revised by P. H. Nidditch. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

____________ (1985) Essay, Moral, Political, and Literary. E. F. Miller (Ed.) Indianapolis: Liberty Classics Pub.

____________ (2007) Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion And Other Writings. Dorothy Coleman (Ed.) Cambridge University Press.

Kenny, Antony (2004) Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy Vol.1. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lennox, John (2009) God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Lion Hudson.

Lewis, C. S. (1955) Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

____________ (1996) The Problem of Pain. New York: Simon & Schuster.

____________ (2001) Miracles. San Francisco: Harper Books.

____________ (2002) Mere Christianity. HarperCollins Publishers.

Lucretius (1916) De Rerum Natura Trans. William Ellery Leonard & E. P. Dutton. Perseus Digital Library Project.

Mackie, J. L. (1982) The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and against the existence of God. Oxford: Clarendon Press..

Martin, Michael (2007) The Cambridge Companion to Atheism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marquis, Don (1996) ‘Abortion,’ Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd. ed. Donald M. Borchert (2006) Thomson Gale.

McCullagh, C. Behan (1984) Justifying Historical Descriptions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McMahan, Jeff (2002). The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mill, John Stuart (2003) Utilitarianism and On Libert. Edited by Mary Warnock . 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing.

Millican, Peter (2002). Reading Hume on Human Understanding. Oxford: Clarendon Press

Monton, Bradley (2009) Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends intelligent Design. Broadview Press.

Morris, Thomas V. (1991) Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. InterVarsity Press.

____________ (2001) The Logic of God Incarnate. Wipf and Stock Publishers. Eugene OR

Mossner, Ernest C. (1954) The Life of David Hume. Austin: University of Texas Press

____________ (1980) The Life of David Hume 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Nagel, Thomas (2012) Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Newell, R. W. (1986) Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth. Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Nielsen, Kai (1971) Reason and Practice. New York: Harper & Row

____________ (1982) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. New York: St. Martin’s Press

____________ (2005) Atheism & Philosophy. Prometheus Books

Nietzsche, Friedrich (1968) The Will to Power. A New Translation by Water Kaufmann and R. J. Hollingdale. Vintage Books. New York.

____________ (1968). Twilight of the Idols and the Anti-Christ. New York. Penguine Books.

____________ (1974) The Gay Science. Translated by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Vintage

____________ (1995) David Struss. Translated by Richard T. Gray in Unfashionable Observations. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

____________ (1996) Human, All Too Humane. Translated by R. J. Hollingdale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

____________ (2002) Beyond God and Evil. Translated by Judith Norman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

____________ (2003) Writings from the Late Notebooks. Translated by Kate Sturge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

____________ (2007) Human, All Too Human. Trans. by R. J. Hollingdale Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Palmer, Michael (2012)The Atheist’s Primer. The Lutterworth Press.

Plantinga, Alvin (1967) God and Other Minds: A Study of the Rational Justification of Belief in God. Ithaca: Cornell University Press

____________ (1974) God, Freedom and Evil. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans

____________ (2012) Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Plantinga, Alvin & Tooley, Michael (2008) Knowledge of God. Blackwell Publishing.

Rees, Martin (2005) ‘Other Universes: A Scientific Perspective,’ God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science. Neil A. Manson (ed.) Routledge.

Rowe, William L.(2007) Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction. 4th ed. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

Ruse, Michael (1982). Darwinism Defended. London: Addison-Wesley

____________ (1998). Taking Darwin Seriously. Amherst, NY: Primetheus Books.

____________ (2003) Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? Harvard University Press

Sartre, Jean-Paul (2007) Existentialism Is a Humanism. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.

Singer, Peter (1994) Rethinking Life & Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics. New York: St. Martin’s Press

____________ (2011) Practical Ethics. 3rd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, Quentin(1993) ‘The Uncaused Beginning of the Universe,’ Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology. Craig & Smith (eds) Oxford: Clarendon Press.

____________ (2007) ‘Kalam Cosmological Arguments for Atheism,’ The Cambridge Companion to Atheism Michael Martin(ed.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Steele, David R.(2008) Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy. Carus Publishing Company

Steinbock, Bonnie (1992) Life before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Swinburne, Richard (1998) Providence and the Problem of Evil Oxford University Press.

Van Iwagen, Peter (2006) The Problem of Evil. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

____________ (2009) Metaphysics. 3rd edition. Westview Press.

Varga, Andrew (1984) The Main Issues in Bioethics. 2nd ed. NY: Paulist Press.

Vilenkin, Alexander (2006) Many Worlds in One. New York: Hill and Wang

Williams, Bernard A. (2006). The Sense of the Past: Essays in the History of Philosophy. Princeton, N. J. : Princeton University Press

Yandell, Keith E. (1999) Philosophy Of Religion. Routledge: London and NY

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Alston, William P. (1991) ‘The Inductive Argument from Evil and the Human Cognitive Condition,’ Philosophical Perspectives 6: 29-67

Andre, Shane (1993) ‘Was Hume An Atheist?,’ Humes Studies Vol. XIX, No.1: 141-166

Bennett, Philip W. (1982) ‘A Defence of Abortion; A Question for Judith Jarvis Thomson,’ Philosophical Investigations Vol 5, Issue 2:142-145

Baillie, James & Hagen Jason (2008) ‘There Cannot Be Two Omnipotent Beings,’ International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Vol. 64, No. 1:21-33

Booni-Vail, David (1997) ‘A Defense of “A Defense of Abortion”: On the Responsibility Objection to Thomson’s Argument,’ Ethics Vol. 107, No. 2:286-313

Drange, Theodore M.(1998) ‘Incompatible-Properties Arguments: A Survey,’ Philo, Vol. 1.2: 49-60

Draper, Paul (1989) ‘Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem For Theists,’ Noûs 23:331-350.

Eldredge, Niles (1989) ‘Punctuated equilibra, rates of change and large-scale entities in evolutionary systems.’ Journal of Social and Biological Structures Vol. 12:173-184

Frankfurt, Harry G. (1977) ‘Descartes and the Creation of the Eternal Truths,’ Philosophical Review Vol. 86 No. 1: 36-57

Galvão, Pedro (2007) ‘Boonin On The Future-Like-Ours Argument Against Abortion,Bioethics Vol. 21 No. 6: 324-328

Gish, Duane T. (1979) Evolution: The Fossils Say No! San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers.

Goldenring, John M. (1985) ‘The brain-life theory: towards a consistent biological definition of humanness,’ Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 11:198-204

Gould, Stephen Jay & Eldredge, Niles (1977) ‘Punctuated equilibria: the tempo and mode of evolution reconsidered.’ Paleobiology vol. 3: 115-151

Joyce, Richard (2002) ‘Theistic Ethics and the Euthyphro Dilemma,’ Journal of Religious Ethics Vol. 30.1:49-75

Mackie, J. L. (1955) ‘Evil and Omnipotence,’ Mind, New Series, Vol. 64, No. 254: 200-212.

Marquis Donald(1989) ‘Why abortion is immoral,’ Journal of Philosophy Vol. 86: 183–202.

____________ (2001) ‘Deprivations, futures and the wrongness of killing,’ Journal of Medical Ethics Vol27: 363–9.

Matthews, Gareth B. & Baker, Lynne Rudder (2010) ‘The ontological argument simplified,’ Analysis Vol. 70 No. 2:210–212

McCullagh, C. Behan (2012) ‘The Resurrection of Jesus: Explanation or Interpretation?,’ Southeastern Theological Review Vol.3 No. 1: 41-53

Pike, Nelson (1969) ‘Omnipotence and God’s Ability to Sin,’ American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 3: 208-216

Rower, William L. (1979) ‘The Problem Of Evil And Some Varieties Of Atheism,’ American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 16. 4:335-341

Savulescu, J (2002) ‘Abortion, embryo destruction and the future of value argument,’ Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 28: 133-135

Shand, John (2010) ‘A Refutation Of The Existence Of God,’ Think Vol. 9 No. 26: 61-79

Smith, Quentin (1991) ‘An atheological argument from evil natural laws,’ Philosophy of Religion 29: 156-174

Stephen J. Wykstra (1984) The Humean Objection to Evidential Arguments from Suffering: On Avoiding the Evils of ‘Appearance’, ‘ International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 16: 73-93

Thomson, Judith Jarvis (1971) ‘A Defense of Abortion,’ Philosophy and Public Affairs Vol. 1, No. 1:47-66

Trau, Jane Mary (1986) ‘Fallacies in the Argument from Gratuitous Suffering,’ The New Scholasticism 60.

Warren, Mary Anne (1973) ‘On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion,’ The Monist Vol 57, No. 1: 42-61

Wijdicks, Eelco F.M. (2002) ‘Brain death worldwide: Accepted fact but no global consensus in diagnostic criteria,’ Neurology Vol. 58:20-25

Young, Robert (1979) ‘What Is So Wrong with Killing People?,’ Philosophy Vol. 54, No. 210: 515-528

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Theological Books & Journals


Arminius, Jacobus (2007) The Works of James Arminius. Trans. James Nichols and William Nichols; Nashville: Randall House

Aquinas, Thomas S. (2009). Summa theologica. Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Beeke, J. R. (2008). Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism. Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing.

Berkouwer, G. C. (1954). The Person of Christ. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.

Best, Ernest (1986). The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. London: Continuum

Bloesch, D. G. (1997). Jesus Christ : Savior & Lord. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Blomberg, Craig L. (1992). Matthew. The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

Brooks, K. (2009). Summarized Bible: Complete Summary of the New Testament. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Brown, Raymond E. (1994) The Death of the Messiah, 2nd Vol. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.

Bruce, A. B. (1900). The humiliation of Christ in its physical, ethical and official aspects. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark.

Bruce, F. F. (1983) 1 & 2 Thessalonians, ed. Ralph P. Martin, Word Biblical Commentary. Waco, TX: Word.

Cameron, Robert (1922) Scriptural Truth about the Lord’s Return New York: Revell.

Calvin, John (1949), Institutes of the Christian Religion, trans. Henry Beveridge. London: J. Clarke.

Calvin, J., & Pringle, J. (2010). Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Carson, D. A. (1991). The Gospel according to John. Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; W.B. Eerdmans.

____________ (1996). Exegetical fallacies (2nd ed.). Carlisle, U.K.; Grand Rapids, MI: Paternoster; Baker Books.

____________ (2001) Justification and Variegated Nomism. Volume 1: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism eds., P. T. O’Brien and M. A. Seifrid. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Cassian, John (1894). The Seven Books of John Cassian on the Incarnation of the Lord, against Nestorius (E. C. S. Gibson, Trans.). New York: Christian Literature Company.

Chalke, Steve (2003). The Lost Message of Jesus: Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Charles, R. H. Ed.(2004) Apocrypha of the Old Testament (apparatuses). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Clement, First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, eds. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson, vol.1 (1885) Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company.

Cranfield, C. E. B. (1975) A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. Vol. 1 Edinburgh: T & T Clark

Cross, F. L., & Livingstone, E. A. (2005). The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church (3rd ed. rev.). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Crossan, John Dominic (1991) The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. San Francisco: Harper Collins.

____________ (1995) Jesus: A Revolutional Bigrapy. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

____________ (1996) Who killed Jesus? San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Culver, Robert D. (2005). Systematic Theology: Biblical and Historical (486). Ross-shire, UK: Mentor

Cyprian (1844) The Epistles of S. Cyprian, Ep. 33.1 in A Library of the Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church. Oxford: Parker

Donne, John (1966) ‘Death Be Not Proud.’ in The Selected Poetry of John Donne” ed. Marius Bewley. New York: New American Library.

Duffield, G. P., & Van Cleave, N. M. (1983). Foundations of Pentecostal Theology. Los Angeles, CA: Foursquare Media.

Dunn, James D. (1999) Jesus, Paul and the Law: Studies in Mark and Galatians. Westminster/John Knox Press, U.S.; 1st American Ed edition.

____________ (2007) The New Perspective on Paul: Collected Essays. Ed. Jörg Frey. Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K.

____________ (2008) The New Perspective on Paul: Revised Edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Eaton, Michael(2010) Romans. Preaching Through the Bible. Kent, UK: Sovereign World Trust.

Ehrman, Bart D. (1999) Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium. New York: Oxford University Press.

____________ (2003) From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity, Lecture 4: “Oral and Written Traditions about Jesus” The Teaching Company.

Elias, J. W. (1995). 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Believers Church Bible Commentary. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press.

Elizabeth I (1688) Queen Elizabeth ‘s Opinion concerning Transubstantiation: London: Printed for F.E. English Broadside Ballad Archive

____________ (2009) Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589. University of Chicago Press

Eno, Robert (1990). The Rise of the Papacy. Wilmington: Michael Glazier.

Erdman, Charles (1966) The Gospel of Mark: An exposition. Philadelphia: Westminster.

Erickson, Millard J.(1986) Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Bake.

Fee, Gordon D. (2009) The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Ferguson, S. B., & Packer, J. (2000). New dictionary of theology (electronic ed.) Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Fiddes, Paul S. (1989) Past Event and Present Salvation: The Christan Idea of Atonement. Westminster/John Knox Press Lousiville, Kentucky.

France, R. T ( 2005) ‘Kingdom of God,’ Ed. Vanhoozer, Bartholomew, et al. .London; Grand Rapids, MI.: SPCK; Baker Academic.

Garlington, D. (2005) In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Reviews. Wipf & Stock Pub

Geddert, T. J. (2001). Mark. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press.

Geisler, N. L., & Rhodes, R. (1997). When cultists ask: A popular handbook on cultic misinterpretations. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Green, G. L. (2002). The letters to the Thessalonians. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans Pub.; Apollos.

Green, Joel B. & Baker, Mark D. (2000). Recovering the Scandal of the Cross. Downers Grove: Inter Varsity.

Greenleaf, Robert K. (1991). The servant as leader. Indianapolis: The Robert K. Greenleaf Center, 1-37.

____________ (1998) The Power of Servant Leadership. Larry C. Spears(Editor). The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, CA.

Goldsworthy, G. (2000) ‘Kingdom of God,’ New dictionary of biblical theology Alexander, T. D., & Rosner, B. S. eds. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Gore, Charles (1891) The Incarnation of the Son of God.: London: John Murray.

Grudem, Wayne A. (2004). Systematic theology: An introduction to biblical doctrine. Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; Zondervan Pub. House.

Gundry, Robert H. (1973) The Church and The Tribulation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Habermas, Gary R. & Licona, Michael R.(2004) The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus .Grand Rapids: Kregel.

Horton, Michael (2011). For Calvinism. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Keener, C. S. (1993). The IVP Bible background commentary: New Testament (1 Th 4:16–17). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

____________ (2009) Romans. A New Covenant Commentary. Cascade Books – Eugene, Oregon. Amazon Kindle Edition.

Ladd, George Eldon (1984) ‘Kingdom of Christ, God, Heaven, ’ Evangelical Dictionary of Theology ed. Walter Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Licona, Michael (2010) The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach .Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn(1986) The Life of Joy. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books

Luther, Martin (1976) Commentary on Romans. Trans. J. Theodore Mueller. Kregel Publications. Grand Rapids.

Marshall, I. Howard (1983) 1 and 2 Thessalonians, New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Martin, D. M. (1995). Vol. 33: 1, 2 Thessalonians. The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

McCue, James F. (1974) ‘Papal Primacy in the Universal Church,’ Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue V. Empie & Murphy, ed at(ed.) Minneapolis: Augsburg.

McKnight, Scot (2010) One Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan

Milligan, George (1908). St. Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians. Classic Commentaries on the Greek New Testament. London: Macmillan and Co., ltd.

Moffat, James (1956). ‘The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians,’ The expositor’s Greek Testament: Commentary Vol. 4. New York: George H. Doran Company

Morris, Leon(1988). The Epistle to the Romans. The Pillar New Testament Commentary Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press.

____________ (1992). The Gospel according to Matthew. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press.

Myers, A. C. (1987). The Eerdmans Bible dictionary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Olson, Roger E. (2011). Against Calvinism. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan

Ott, Ludwig (1954) Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. Ed. James Canon Bastible, Trans. from Germany: Patrick Lynch. Roman Catholic Books. Fort Collins.

Packer, J. I. (1995). Concise theology : A guide to historic Christian beliefs. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House.

Perrin, Nicholas(2005) ‘Gnosticism,’ Dictionary for theological interpretation of the Bible. Ed. Vanhoozer, Bartholomew, et al. .London; Grand Rapids, MI.: SPCK; Baker Academic.

Reymond, R. L. (1998). A new systematic theology of the Christian faith. Nashville: T. Nelson.

Ridderbos, Herman (1982) ‘Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven,’ New Bible Dictionary 2nd edn. J. D. Douglas (ed.) Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press.

Sanders, E. P (1977) Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns of Religion. Philadelphia: Fortress.

____________ (1991) Paul. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sanders, F., & Issler, K. (2007). Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group.

Shedd, W. G. T., & Gomes, A. W. (2003). Dogmatic theology (3rd ed.). Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Pub.

Shenton, T. (2006). Opening up 1 Thessalonians. Opening Up Commentary. Leominster: Day One Publications.

Sproul, R. C. (2007). The Truth of the Cross. Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing.

Stevenson, J & Kidd, B. J. (1966) Creeds, councils, and controversies: Documents illustrative of the history of the church A.D. 337-461.. New York: Seabury Press.

Storms, Sam (2007) Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election, revised ed. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Stott, John (1991) The Gospel and the End of Time. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press.

Weatherly, John A. (1996). 1 & 2 Thessalonians (1 Th 4:17). Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Co.

Winter, Michael (1960). St. Peter and the Popes. Baltimore: Helikon.

Wright, N. T. (1996) Jesus and the Victory of God: Christian Concepts and the Question of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

____________ (1997) What Saint Paul Really Said; Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity? Eerdmans Publishing Company. Grad Rapids: Michigan

____________ (1999) The Millennium Myth: Hope for a Postmodern World. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press

____________ (2002) Romans Commentary, The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. X. Nashville: Abingdon.

____________ (2004). John for Everyone, Part 2: Chapters 11-21. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2004). Matthew Everyone, Part 2: Chapters 16-28. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2004). Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2004). Paul for Everyone: Romans Part 1: Chapters 1-8. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2004). Paul for Everyone: Romans Part 2: Chapters 9-16. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2005) Paul: Fresh Perspectives. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

____________ (2006) Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. HaperCollins e- books.

____________ (2008). Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, and The Mission of The Church. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

____________ (2009) ‘Building for the Kingdom: Our Work is Not in Vain’, , Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader 4th edn. Winter & S Hawthorne (eds.) Pasadena: William Carey Library.

____________ (2009) Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision. Intervarsity Press.Downers Grove, Illinois.

____________ (2011). Simply Jesus HarperCollins Publishers.

Woolsey, Warren (1997). 1 & 2 Thessalonians: a Bible commentary in the Wesleyan tradition (p. 77). Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House.

Veech, G. (2006). Christian Minister’s Manual. Cincinnati, OH: Standard.

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Abasciano, Brian J. (2006) “Corporate Election in Romans 9: A Reply to Thomas Schreiner”. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 4.2 : 351-71

Aland, Kurt (1968) Greek New Testament: its present and future editions,’ Journal of Biblical Literature Vol. 87 No.2: 179-186.

Arndt, W. F.(1950) ‘The New Testament Teaching on the Kingdom of God,’ Concordia Theological Monthly, Vol. 21 No. 1:8–29.

Bigalke Jr. Ron J. (2003). ‘The Olivet Discourse: A Resolution of Time,’ Chafer Theological Seminary Journal, Vol. 9 No. 1:105- 142

Chafer, Lewis Sperry (1952) ‘The Teachings of Christ Incarnate Part 3: The Upper Room Discourse,’ Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol 109 No. 434:102-136

Cosby, Michael R. (1994) ‘Hellenistic Formal Receptions and Paul’s Use of ΑΠΑΝΤΗΣΙΣ in 1 Thessalonians 4:17,’ Bulletin for Biblical Research, 4:15-33.

Couch, Mal (1998) ‘The Relationship Between the Dispensations and Covenants,’ Conservative Theological Journal, Vol. 2 No. 7:405-431

Dallas, J. Edward (2009). ‘Matthew 16:28: The Promise Of Not Tasting Spiritual Death Before The Parousia,’ Trinity Journal, Vol. 30 No.1: 81-94.

Dunn, James D. (1999) (2004) ‘Review: Donald A. Carson, Peter T. O’Brien, and Mark A. Seifrid, eds, Justification and Variegated Nomism, Volume 1: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism,’ Trinity Journal Vol. 25 No.1: 111-113

Flood, Derek (2010) ‘Substitutionary atonement and the Chruch Fathers: A reply to the authors of Pierced for Our Transgressions,’ Evangelical Quarterly, Vol. 82 No.2: 142-159

Geraghty, William (1858). ‘What St. Cyprian Thought of St. Peter’s and the Pope’s Supremacy,’ The Catholic Layman, Vol. 7, No. 80: 92-95

Howard, Tracy L. (1988) ‘The Literary Unity of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11,’ Grace Theological Journal, Vol. 9: 163-189.

McCune, Rolland D. (1975) ‘ Eschatology Of “Historic” Premillennialism: Third of Three Articles,’ Central Bible Quarterly, Vol. 18 No. 4:36-48.

Niemelä, John (2000) ‘For You Have Kept My Word: The Theology of Revelations 3:10 (Part 2 of 2),’ Chafer Theological Seminary Journal, Vol. 6 No.4: 53-70.

Schreiner, Thomas R. (1985) ‘Paul and Perfect Obedience to the Law: An Evaluation of the View of E. P. Sanders,’ Westminster Theological Journal Vol. 47 No. 2: 246-278

____________ (1993) ‘Does Romans 9 Teach Individual Election Unto Salvation? Some Exegetical And Theological Reflections.’ Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol 36 No. 1: 25-40.

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Whiting, Arthur B. (1945) ‘The Rapture of the Church,’ Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol. 102 No.407: 359-372.

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Woods, Andy (2004) ‘The Significance of Systematic Theology,’ Conservative Theological Journal, Vol. 8 No.25: 301-319

Yates, Richard Shalom (2006) ‘The Resurrection of the Tribulation Saints,’ Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol. 163 No. 652:454-466


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Gardner, Martin (2001) Multiverses and Blackberries: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher Vol. 25.5

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11 thoughts on “Bibliophile: Books and Journals Read

  1. Gracious, that’s a heap of books! And you may find it interesting that the expression is spelled: bookworm. The name comes from an actual bug that eats book bindings (though not a worm, ha ha!).

  2. The one-stop substitute for all kinds of knowledge is the repeatedly observable VISION OF GOD (under known conditions), as characterized by an independently self-revealing divine Being, a.k.a., the unmistakable power of “the Spirit”, against the backdrop of completely inert matter, e.g., Christ’s death on the cross representing “man’s power” or the flesh, which stands to be completely transformed!

    (John 6: 62-64; 14: 18-21; 19: 30-37)

        • No, it is from 2012 to present. The books and journals that I read and interacted with them on my blog.

          There is much more from what I read in this period but sadly I did not interact with those materials here on my blog. Example before I posted a blog on my views on abortion, I read over 20 journals but only interacted here on my blog with less than 5, I believe.

          Updated: Some of the books where read prior to 2012 🙂

  3. Thanks Prayson, you are doing a great work. All this while I was expecting you to post something on slavery and the slave trade. Especially the fact that the Bible does not explicitly condemn slavery. This, you will agree with me, is another barrier to the belief in a just God.

    • This is a brilliant question and I think I did promise to do a post on it. I will not do justice to such a topic in this comment but will try to stir thoughts.

      The first step is to keep in mind what kind of “slavery” does the ancient Hebrew and Greek Scripture record. It would be a mistake to think of Anglo-American slavery where slaves where kidnapped and sold and where kept without future-freedom in view.

      Example Exodus 21:16 stated that “Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.” This was the act of those who captured and sold people into slavery. This you can see the Bible is explicitly condemn.

      Hebrew slavery was not like Anglo-American slavery because the person in bondage is there for a particular time paying for his freedom. It was a social-economical issue. Example if I did not have means to pay my debt I will sell myself or the member of my family to slavery to pay that debt. Slave in this view be unbounded by a payment re-paid. This is why modern Bible translations would use “bond-servant” in places where the earlier translations would have “slave”.

      In Greek Scripture, Paul appears to condemn what we view as “slavery” in Anglo-American in a list of other ungodly acts:

      “We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.” (1 Timothy 1:9-10)

      I hope these will stir your thinking. Let me know what you think.

      • To the best of my understanding slavery is the absence of freedom (psychological, social and economic freedom). Though the treatment of slaves differ from place to place, the typical slave both in Hebrew, Greco-Roman and Anglo-American era and whether a victim of kidnapping, slave trade, bondsmanship, prisoner of war, or some kind of collateral which is kept until debts are paid, was nevertheless denied certain fundamental rights and privileges. In many slave keeping societies, a slave was free do anything except vote, marry a freeborn, buy or inherit landed property etc. Apart from the Apostle Paul, few Bible writers paid attention to this practice – they had “servants” though. If a bond-servant was kept for a period and only released by the slaveholder upon settlement of debts by his family, do you think it’s humane and socially just, if not why hasn’t an almighty God brought everything to order and fairness?

        Once again, thanks, you are doing a great job.

        • You are correct that no matter which view of slavery is in view, there were fundamental liberty not granted to slave.

          The point I was making is that we need to be aware of difference between what it slavery has come to connote from Hebrew Scripture era. The latter was social-economical with future freedom in view.

          It is a kind our contemporary contracts but extreme namely when a person is under social fund and bank loan, her liberty is minimized in the since that she can not use social fund to travel around the world or buy a car or house. She is bondage until she is financial back on her feet again

          This does not minimize nor give pass to OT or NT slavery. I will say Scripture records the state of humans who rejected God’s creation order, namely men are created equal in the image of God, both man and woman.

          Thank you for reading.

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