Book Review / April 21, 2021
Book Review - Five Views on Law and Gospel

Five Views on Law and Gospel

Counterpoints Series
By: Greg L. Bahnsen (Contributor)

Book Review

I value what the Counterpoints series does. It really helps you hash things out. One unavoidable limitation is that the individual authors have space limitations which prevents them from fully developing things and overcoming foreseen objections. So, for what they do accomplish in such a short space is noteworthy and spectacular to observe. However, you know that the responses will lampoon one another over aspects that are not worth poking at because of the limitations they all faced.

I found this particular book in the series to be a blend of helpful responses and ones that were unnecessarily aggressive. Beyond that, by the time you get to the end, you get a clear idea of which biblical texts are the battle ground ones.

I had to read this book under a time crunch. Therefore, I don't feel like I got as many questions answered as I wanted to. I think that is partially my fault, partially due to the complexity of the issues, and partially because the various views digress too much.

Book Review / Apr 21
Book Review - Five Views on Law and Gospel

Five Views on Law and Gospel

Counterpoints Series
By: Greg L. Bahnsen (Contributor)

Book Review

I value what the Counterpoints series does. It really helps you hash things out. One unavoidable limitation is that the individual authors have space limitations which prevents them from fully developing things and overcoming foreseen objections. So, for what they do accomplish in such a short space is noteworthy and spectacular to observe. However, you know that the responses will lampoon one another over aspects that are not worth poking at because of the limitations they all faced.

I found this particular book in the series to be a blend of helpful responses and ones that were unnecessarily aggressive. Beyond that, by the time you get to the end, you get a clear idea of which biblical texts are the battle ground ones.

I had to read this book under a time crunch. Therefore, I don't feel like I got as many questions answered as I wanted to. I think that is partially my fault, partially due to the complexity of the issues, and partially because the various views digress too much.

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