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Introducing Spring 2022 Eikon

May 23, 2022

Today’s release of the Spring 2022 issue of Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology marks the beginning of its fourth year in publication. The topic for this seventh issue of Eikon is the family. While providing cultural analysis and historical perspective, we hope that this issue brings renewed appreciation for the most basic institution of civilization and God’s instrument of human flourishing — the family. Like all past issues, the Spring 2022 Eikon is available for free in digital format at our website. Print copies are also available for purchase.

Take a look at the articles and reviews included this issue below in the table of contents:


4 | “For the Family” | Colin J. Smothers
6 | “Living in the Family: Thoughts from William Gouge” | Joel R. Beeke
26 | “Indicatives, Imperatives, and Applications: Reflections on Natural, Biblical, and Cultural Complementarianism” | Joe Rigney
36 | “The Power of the Two-Parent Home” | Kevin DeYoung
44 | “Praying Together as a Family: Coporate Prayer in Philemon” (The Ancient Paths) | Michael A.G. Haykin
46 | “The State of our Unions: An Interview with W. Bradford Wilcox” | Colin J. Smothers
52 | “The Christian Family and the Burkean Body Politic” | Hunter Baker
62 | “Pastoral Accommodation of Same-Sex Relationships: A Critique in Light of 1 Corinthians 5–6” | Charles Lee Irons
78 | “Do We Owe Women a Special Kind of Care?” | John Piper
86 | “Insular Thinking about the American Nuclear Family” | Kaspars Ozolin
92 | “A Pastoral Strategy for Cultivating Complementarity in the Congregation” | Todd Chipman
98 | “Parental Rights: A Christian Natural Law Primer” | Andrew Walker
102 | “Sexual Ethics and the Sanctity of Human Life: How Biblical Sexual Morality Dignifies Women and Children” | J. Alan Branch
116 | “Ten Resources That Have Helped Me Make Sense of Our Current Culture and How Christians Are Responding to It” | Andy Naselli
142 | “Pastoral Fatherhood: Understanding the Pastor as a Paternal Example” | Camden Pulliam


151 | Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask about Social Justice | Reviewed by Grant Castleberry
154 | The Complementarity of Women and Men: Philosophy, Theology, Psychology, and Art | Reviewed by David Talcott
160 | The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth | Reviewed by Bradley G. Green
174 | Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present | Reviewed by Cory Higdon
178 | Talking about Race: Gospel Hope for Hard Conversations | Reviewed by Daniel Darling

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