Nov. 2020 - Tyndale faculty book launches

By Tyndale Communications  /  Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Tyndale community celebrates the accomplishments of faculty on their recent book publications.

Please read the synopses below to learn more. Congratulations Dr. C. Brad Faught, Dr. Beth Green, Dr. Benjamin E. Reynolds, and Dr. Daniel L. Wong!

Allenby: Making the Modern Middle East

By C. Brad Faught

Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, as he became later, was the principal British military figure in the Middle East from 1917 to 1919. He fulfilled a similar proconsular role in Egypt from the latter year until 1925. In these two roles Allenby's eight years in the Middle East were of great impact, and in probing his life an especially revealing window can be found through which to observe closely and understand more fully the history that has resulted in the terminal roil afflicting the Middle East and international affairs today.

In this biography Brad Faught explores the events and actions of Allenby's life, examining his thinking on both the British Empire and the post-World War I international order. Faught brings clarity to Allenby's decisive impact on British imperial policy in the making of the modern Middle East, and thereby on the long arc of the region's continuing and controversial place in world affairs.

Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

(December 2020 release)

By Beth Green

This book reformulates Christian education as an interdisciplinary and interdenominational vocation for professionals and practitioners. It speaks directly to a range of contemporary contexts with the aim of encouraging conceptual, empirical and practice-informed innovation to build the field of Christian education research. The book invites readers to probe questions concerning epistemologies, ethics, pedagogies and curricula, using multidisciplinary research approaches. By helping thinkers to believe and believers to think, the book seeks to stimulate constructive dialogue about what it means to innovate Christian education research today.

Chapters are organized into three main sections. Following an introduction to the volume's guiding framework and intended contribution (Chapter 1), Part 1 features conceptual perspectives and comprises research that develops theological, philosophical and theoretical discussion of Christian education (Chapters 2-13). Part 2 encompasses empirical research that examines data to test theory, answer big questions and develop our understanding of Christian education (Chapters 14-18). Finally, Part 3 reflects on contemporary practice contexts and showcases examples of emerging research agendas in Christian education (Chapters 19-24).

John among the Apocalypses: Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and The ‘Apocalyptic’ Gospel

By Benjamin E. Reynolds

  • Draws on modern genre theory to compare the Gospel of John and Jewish apocalypses
  • Explains the importance of revelation in John and John's portrayal of Jesus as a figure descending from heaven
  • Explores reception history, including Byzantine iconography, to consider historical explanations for the apocalyptic shaping of the Gospel

Finding Our Voice: A Vision for Asian North American Preaching

By Matthew D. Kim and Dr. Daniel L. Wong

No one preaches in a cultural vacuum.

The message of what God has done in Christ is good news to all, but to have the greatest impact on its hearers—or even to be understood at all—it must be culturally contextualized.

Finding Our Voice speaks clearly to an issue that has largely been ignored: preaching to Asian North American (ANA) contexts. In addition to reworking hermeneutics, theology, and homiletics for these overlooked contexts, Kim and Wong include examples of culturally-specific sermons and instructive questions for contextualizing one’s own sermons.

Finding Our Voice is essential reading for all who preach and teach in ANA contexts. But by examining this kind of contextualization in action, all who preach in their own unique contexts will benefit from this approach.