I am very excited to announce the release of our Spring 2020 issue of Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology. At just under 200 pages of brand new content, including several original essays, interviews, and critical book reviews, this issue engages some of the most pressing questions of our day with the timeless truth of God’s Word.
Hats off to our design team, who once again has done a beautiful job on the layout of the journal! If you are reading online, do check out the free downloadable PDF version in all of its design glory; Eikon subscribers will receive two consecutive print issues in their mailboxes for only $25.
You are not going to want to miss Craig Carter on the philosophical underpinnings of transgenderism, Brad Littlejohn on natural theology and the sexes, Nathan Tarr on abortion and the early church, or Wayne Grudem on why he changed his mind over the grounds for divorce — and that’s not even half of the essays! One of my personal favorite essays is by my friend Paul Shakeshaft, who writes in memory of his mentor and friend Roger Scruton — arguably the greatest living conservative philosopher before he died earlier this year; Shakeshaft’s essay is a warm tribute that situates Scruton’s body of work in its time and place in the world of ideas.
Another great feature of this issue of Eikon is the many engaging, thorough, and at times hard-hitting book reviews. Be sure to read the reviews by Sharon James and Andy Naselli of two controversial new books that critique complementarianism from both sides of the Atlantic: Men and Women in Christ by Andrew Bartlett and Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by Aimee Byrd.
4 | THE “FRANTIC PASSION FOR PURPLE”
8 | RECOVERING BAVINCK’S THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
Colin J. Smothers
16 | IN MEMORIAM: SIR ROGER SCRUTON
25 | WHAT DOES “ACT LIKE MEN” MEAN IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6:13?
28 | THE NEW GENDER GNOSTICS
40 | A NATURAL THEOLOGY OF THE SEXES
46 | GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE 2020 ELECTION
56 | HUMANITY AS THE DIVINE IMAGE IN GENESIS 1:26-28
Peter J. Gentry
71 | GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: WHY I NOW BELIEVE THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO
80 | ABORTION IN THE WORK AND WITNESS OF THE EARLY CHURCH
98 | METHODISM AND THE COMING SCHISM
102 | ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFESSIONAL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Jason K. Allen
109 | RECOVERING FROM BIBLICAL MANHOOD AND WOMANHOOD
Reviewed by Andy Naselli
152 | THE CONSERVATIVE SENSIBILITY
Reviewed by Jeremy J. Lloyd
158 | THE MADNESS OF CROWDS: GENDER, RACE, AND IDENTITY
Reviewed by Samuel D. James
162 | GENDER IDEOLOGY: WHAT DO CHRISTIANS NEED TO KNOW?
Reviewed by Alex Tibbott
166 | GENDER ROLES AND THE PEOPLE OF GOD
Reviewed by Sam Emadi
171 | FRESH LIGHT OR LESS LIGHT? MEN AND WOMEN IN CHRIST
Reviewed by Sharon James
192 | UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER IDENTITIES
Reviewed by Brianna Smith
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This new curriculum is aimed at Christians who are facing challenging questions with the rise of LGBT ideology on topics like homosexuality, transgenderism, gender dysphoria, intersex conditions, preferred pronouns, and more. The study is broken down into eight chapters that guide readers through the Bible’s teaching on gender, sexuality, and marriage. Male & Female He Created Them gives Christians with a biblical foundation that starts in Genesis 1 and 2 with God’s good design in making mankind male and female in His image.
Male & Female He Created Them: A Study on Gender, Sexuality, & Marriage can be purchased online at Christian Book, Christian Focus, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.