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January/February 2017
Volume 61, Number 1
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Table of Contents
500 Years After Luther, We Still Feel the Pressure to Be Justified
Luther's law/gospel insight is as brilliant as ever—especially in 21st century America.
What to think of the 45,000 denominations that rose from the Reformation.
God met me in the clarity of his Word—then came the hard part.
The science and spirituality behind the latest Nobel Prize in medicine.
Historians are still finding new things to say about Martin Luther and his movement.
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The release that best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.
An excerpt from ‘The Crucifixion,’ CT's 2017 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.
How an MMA fighter found Jesus—and discovered his calling in the Congo.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Pregnancy centers find common ground in the pro-life cause.
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Islam and Christianity share Second Coming hopes. Can this be a bridge?
Christianity Without an Adjective
We shape society when we remember who we are first and foremost.
It begins by recognizing the name above every name.
A better way to read the bizarre story of Elisha and the bears.
7 Boring Ways the Church Can Change the World
Honestly, it’s nothing radical.
How churches can benefit from a lesson in urban geography.
From John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture.
In Every Issue
Responses to our November issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
How to celebrate one of history’s biggest celebrities.
Top Story July 23, 2019
The Nazis Persecuted Him. The Soviets Killed Him. Today He’s Barely Known.
The Nazis Persecuted Him. The Soviets Killed Him. Today He’s Barely Known.
James Edwards’s biography recovers the memory of German theologian Ernst Lohmeyer.