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Contents : The Evangelical Review of Society and Politics Vol. 5, No. 1

VOL. 5, NO. 1, APRIL 2011


Calvin L Smith, Tony Richie, Eric Newberg, and, Paul Alexander, “Pentecostals, Israel and the Middle East.”


David Smith, “Forum of Bible Agencies Conference, Edinburgh, 2011. The Bible in a Globalized World.”

Globalization. Eschatology. Hermeneutics. Shalom. Mission. Catholicity.

The article explores the use made of the Bible in the earliest phase of European political, economic and religious expansion. It traces the hermeneutic which underlay the expansionist ideology of the Iberian powers back to the influential eschatology of Joachim of Fiore and argues that in the fifteenth century his vision of a ‘Third Age’ of millennial glory was used to justify the ‘Conquest’ of South America. However, alternative readings emerged in the same period, in which the Bible was read from below and became the source of radical prophetic critiques of the Conquistadores. The lessons derived from this period are applied to the contemporary context, especially with regard to biblical hermeneutics in relation to modern globalization.

Stephen M. Vantassel, and, Nelson D. Kloosterman, “Compassionate Eating as Distortion of Scripture: Using Religion to Serve Food Morality.”

Animal Rights. Animal Use. Ethics of Eating. Factory Farming. Food Morality.
Industrial Agriculture.

Calvin College professor, Matthew C. Halteman, argues that Christians should embrace vegetarianism as part of embracing Christ’s redemptive work to restore creation. After summarizing his reasoning, we evaluate the validity of his use of Scripture, logic, St. Basil, and other secondary sources to support his position. We identify several areas where his argument’s use of evidence was misleading. We suggest that this topic requires more substantive and objective attention.


Christopher Hancock, Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism, and, Jean-Pierre Charbonnier, Christians in China A.D. 600 to 2000.’

Reviewed by P.H. Brazier,


Eric Gregory, Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship.
Reviewed by Amos Yong.

Marcella Althaus-Reid, Ivan Petrella, and, Luiz Carlos Susin, Another Possible World.
Reviewed by Colin Warner,

Calvin L. Smith, Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism
Reviewed by Brian N. Brewer.

David G. Horrell, The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology.
Reviewed by Stephen M. Vantassel,

Matthew A. Shadle, The Origins of War: A Catholic Perspective.
Reviewed by Stephen M Vantassel.

Willie James Jennings.The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.
Reviewed by Timothy Lim T.N.

ERS&P Vol. 1, No. 1, (February, 2007)

ERS&P Vol. 1, No. 2, (October, 2007)

ERS&P Vol. 2, No. 1, (March, 2008)

ERS&P Vol. 2, No. 2, (October, 2008)

ERS&P Vol. 3, No. 1, (February, 2009)

ERS&P Vol. 3, No. 2, (November, 2009)

ERS&P Vol. 4, No. 1, (April, 2010)

ERS&P Vol. 4, No. 2, (October, 2010)

ERS&P Vol. 5, No. 1, (April, 2011)

ERS&P Vol. 5, No. 2, (October, 2011)

ERS&P Vol. 6, No. 1-2, (Apr and Oct, 2012)

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