Trinity Book Notes

Trinity faculty and/or staff are regularly publishing material in their respective fields—so much so that it would be impossible to cover it all. What follows, however, is a short list of books that have been published within the past several months (winter to spring 2022).


Cover of Gustafson's Gospel Witness through the Ages

Gospel Witness through the Ages: A History of Evangelism
David M. Gustafson
Chair of the Mission and Evangelism Department
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Ministry

In this follow-up book to Gospel Witness: Evangelism in Word and Deed, Dr. Gustafson introduces readers to evangelism’s noteworthy persons, movements, and methods from the church’s history—including both examples to emulate and examples to avoid. With this thorough historical approach, he expands the reader’s conception of the evangelistic task and suggests new ways to shape our identity as gospel witnesses today through the influence of these earlier generations of Christians.


Scott Manetsch 2 Cor Commentary

2 Corinthians: Reformation Commentary on Scripture
Scott M. Manetsch
Chair of the Church History and the History of Christian Thought Department

In this volume, Dr. Manetsch guides readers through a wealth of early modern commentary on the book of 2 Corinthians. Drawing upon a variety of resources, much of which appears here for the first time in English, this volume provides resources for contemporary preachers, enables scholars to better understand the depth and breadth of Reformation commentary, and seeks to encourage all those who would be newly created in Christ. Manetsch also edited the volume on 1 Corinthians and has served as the associate general editor of this series since its inception.


Cover of Harold Netland's Religious Experience

Religious Experience and the Knowledge of God: The Evidential Force of Divine Encounters
Harold A. Netland
Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies

In this book, Dr. Netland explores the viability of religious experience as grounds or justification for faith.  Through a keen philosophical and theological lens, he argues that some religious experiences can be accepted as genuine experiences of God and can provide evidence for Christian beliefs. He also draws out the implications of religious experience for Christian witness, missiology, and apologetics in today’s globalizing and religiously diverse world.


Book cover of Tully's Reading the Prophets as Christian Scripture A Literary, Canonical, and Theological IntroductionReading the Prophets as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Introduction
Eric J. Tully
Director of the PhD (Theological Studies)
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages 

This survey textbook is grounded in the view that the prophetic books of the Old Testament should be read as Christian scripture. Although it covers critical issues such as authorship, background, and history, its primary focus is on the message and theology of the prophetic books and the contribution they make to the Christian canon.