Now Available – the Spring 2016 Academic Catalog

Academic CatalogOur Spring 2016 Academic Catalog is now available online.

  • Bible & Interpretation (pages 1-20) PDF
  • Theological, Historical & Ethical Studies (pages 21-37) PDF
  • Intercultural Studies (pages 38-42), Practical Theology, Spirituality & Formation (pages 43-55) and Also of Interest (pages 56-59) PDF
  • Complete List, Indexes, Policies, and Order Form (pages 60-128) PDF

Click here to search by academic discipline.

Now Available – the Fall 2015 Academic Catalog

Academic CatalogOur Fall 2015 Academic Catalog is now available online.

  • Bible & Interpretation (pages 1-15) PDF
  • Theological, Historical & Ethical Studies (pages 16-27) PDF
  • Intercultural Studies (pages 28-31), Practical Theology, Spirituality & Formation (pages 32-43) and Also of Interest (pages 44-50) PDF
  • Complete List, Indexes, Policies, and Order Form (pages 51-123) PDF

Click here to search by academic discipline.


Now Available – the Spring 2015 Academic Catalog

Academic CatalogOur Spring 2015 catalog is now available online at You can browse by discipline using the links below.

  • Bible & Interpretation (pages 1-20) PDF
  • Theological, Historical & Ethical Studies (pages 21-36) PDF
  • Intercultural Studies (pages 37-40), Practical Theology, Spirituality & Formation (pages 41-49) and Also of Interest to the Academy (pages 50-51) PDF
  • Complete List, Indexes, Policies, and Order Form (pages 52-120) PDF

BA Books & Authors on the Web – February 6, 2015

Cover ArtThe Christian Century featured an excerpt from Andrew Root’s Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker.

Bonhoeffer reminds us that we must form our ministries around explorations of the living Christ. He also points us to the practical dispositions of doing youth ministry. He encourages us to do ministry through stories of our own faith life and to prayerfully seek composure, a spirit of calm. A calm disposition, coupled with narration, creates fertile ground for a depth of relationship (what Bonhoeffer called Stellvertretung or “place-sharing”) that mediates the presence of the living Christ..

Also, Root discussed Bonhoeffer and youth ministry in this month’s Christianity Today cover story, and Mark Husbands reviewed Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker for the Hope College blog.

Reformed Catholicity, by Michael Allen and Scott Swain, was reviewed by Gavin Ortlund at The Gospel Coalition, and by Derek Rishmawy at Reformedish.

At Don’t Stop Believing, Mike Wittmer reviewed J. Richard Middleton’s A New Heaven and a New Earth.

Steve Bishop , at An Accidental Blog, also reviewed A New Heaven and a New Earth.

At Reformation 21, Jon Coutts reviewed James Skillen’s The Good of Politics.

D. A. Carson’s Praying With Paul was reviewed at Treasuring Christ.

Nijay Gupta, at Crux Sola, reviewed Galatians and Christian Theology, edited by Mark Elliott, Scott Hafemann, N. T. Wright, and John Frederick.

Caleb Spindler praised Jonathan Pennington’s Reading the Gospels Wisely.

The Etownian reported on a lecture by Mark Nation on key themes in Bonhoeffer the Assassin?


New and Forthcoming from Brazos Press

Our sister division, Brazos Press, has a number of exciting new releases this season. You can stay up to date with the latest from Brazos Press by following The Brazos Blog, as well as the Brazos Twitter and Facebook pages.

Cover ArtHeaven, Hell, and Purgatory, by Jerry Walls

“Walls has spent much of his academic career providing an account of the Christian story of the afterlife….In this book he condenses much of this research into one accessible volume….A terrific resource.” – Oliver Crisp, Fuller Theological Seminary

Cover ArtRejoicing in Lament, by J. Todd Billings

“Courageous, revealing, sometimes raw–this book reminds us that lament is an act of faith and that faith is a communal treasure. Billings’s testimony is that love is stronger than death. Unforgettable!” – Cornelius Plantinga Jr., author of Engaging God’s World

Cover ArtNonviolent Action, by Ron Sider

“This wise, balanced, and inspiring book is a richly instructive guide for all who have pledged their allegiance to the Savior who is also the Prince of Peace.” – Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary (from the foreword)

Cover ArtTraces of the Trinity, by Peter Leithart

“Leithart deftly discovers traces of the Trinity in the world we inhabit day to day….Occasionally whimsical, often lyrical, invariably insightful, this book isn’t intended to be the final word on the Trinity, but it should be the first.” – Jack Levison, Southern Methodist University

Cover ArtSpiritual Friendship, by Wesley Hill

“Hill’s courageous, thought provoking book seeks to recover ‘friendship as a genuine love in its own right’….This is a book that challenges all of us–whatever our sexual experience or longings may be–to think more truthfully about the meaning of love and the complex ways in which our communities either stifle or nurture it.” – Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School


Leithart on Scripture, Tradition, and Reformed Catholicity

At First Things, Peter Leithart recently reflected on Scripture and Tradition in light of Michael Allen and Scott Swain’s Reformed Catholicity.

Cover Art“Allen and Swain offer an elegant, biblically grounded account of church tradition as a ‘fruit of the Spirit.’

Scripture is norm and foundation of all theology, but the Bible authorizes the Church to build on the apostolic foundation. Scripture isn’t inert but is given so that the truth of God might be internalized and embodied in the Church: ‘Scripture is a means to the end of church tradition.’

Tradition formation is the work of the Spirit, the teacher in the school of Christ, who anoints the Church and is personally active in the writing of creeds and confessions, the transmission of liturgical forms, catechetical training, and theological formulation. Though fallible and imperfect, these aren’t merely human products but ‘natural signs and instruments of the Spirit’s illuminating presence.’

Tradition signifies that the Word has been received, believed, and spoken by the Church, and it ensures that the Word continues to be received and passed on.”

You can read the rest here.


Announcing the Baker Academic Bloggers Program!

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Do you like to read scholarly books that further your pursuit of knowledge and understanding within the context of Christian faith, and do you have a blog where you would be willing to post reviews of Baker Academic books?

Then apply to become a Baker Academic Blogger.

If accepted, you will receive periodic email invitations alerting you to new books available for review.

For more information and to apply for the program, please visit


Happy Christmas from Baker Academic!

We hope you each have a very happy Christmas holiday.

All our best to you and yours,

Mason Slater
Baker Academic


Upcoming Events with J. Richard Middleton

J. Richard MiddletonOver the next few months, readers interested in the vision J. Richard Middleton lays out in A New Heaven and a New Earth will have a number of opportunities to hear him speak on these and related topics.


Praise for A New Heaven and a New Earth

“Theologian Middleton tackles a huge question: is a glorious afterlife the best hope Christianity can offer, or does the promise of a new, redeemed Earth give humans hope for today? His biblically grounded answer is the latter. . . . The implications for lived faith are bold, and the air this brings into theological discourse about what God intends for human creation is fresh and bracing.” – Publishers Weekly


eSources LMS Cartridges Available


Baker Academic has growing list of learning management system (LMS) cartridges, which can be imported directly into your school’s learning management system.

These cartridges are available for Blackboard, Moodle, and in the IMS Common Cartridge v1.0 format.

The Common Cartridge format will work in ANGEL, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Sakai, and other LMSs (for a full list of LMSs that support Common Cartridge v1.0 see the chart here: (

Here is what we have now and coming this fall:

Learning Management System Test Banks:

  • Encountering the New Testament 3rd ed.
  • Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith
  • Introducing Cultural Anthropology
  • Engaging the Christian Scriptures (coming November 2014)
  • World Religions 2nd ed. (coming November 2014)

Introducing the New Testament by Mark Allan Powell – full course cartridge containing resources from the eSources website.

Request the cartridges here.