Read articles and interviews on world history, American history, and historical studies, brought to you by IVP Extra.
In the book "Awakening to Justice" The Dialogue on Race and Faith project presents groundbreaking scholarship on Christian abolitionist history. Read this interview to hear more from two of the book's coauthors, Douglas M. Strong and Albert G. Miller.
In her book "Nobody's Mother," New Testament scholar Sandra Glahn digs deep into evidence about the ancient Greek goddess Artemis of the Ephesians from both biblical and classical sources in order to bring into focus Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy. Read this interview to learn more about her thoughts on scholarship, mentoring, and the role of story in academic writing.
Paul D. Miller, author of The Religion of American Greatness, has a long resume of service in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, and Georgetown University. In this interview he talks about the difference between nationalism and patriotism and how Christians can be a force against political polarization.
How can Christians engage with Juneteenth? Take this opportunity to educate yourself, your family, and your church on Black history in America and get practical ideas to become a part of the continuing story of justice and reconciliation in your community.
As Christians, we are People of the Book, called to proclaim God's kingdom to the world. IVP senior editor Al Hsu dives into the history of the Bible as a written document and the theological basis for our role as heralds who "publish" God's good news.
In his book We the Fallen People, historian Robert Tracy McKenzie takes an unflinching look at the nature of democracy throughout American history. In this interview, he explores the current polarized political climate, our view of the Founders' theology (or better yet, anthropology), and how our view of human nature has impacted American democratic thought.
In this fascinating interview, IVP authors Barbara Peacock, MelindaJoy Mingo, Terence Lester, Antipas Harris, and A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason share their ideas for new ways we can be celebrating Black History Month as well as their hopes for the future of racial reconciliation in America.
As a publishing house, IVP desires to speak thoughtfully and in a balanced but bold manner into questions on the integration of faith, discipleship, and politics. What constitutes the common good and building a just society—not only in election years, but every year? Books are vehicles for promoting liberty, for shedding light on darkness. In this article, former IVP publisher Jeff Crosby shows how in a time when many of us are distracted by clickbait and popular opinion, books still have a tremendous impact.
In this original article, leading Christian historian, author, and professor Mark Noll expounds on the state of evangelicalism today. Building on the work of other scholars and his experience as coeditor of the History of Evangelicalism Series, Noll shares how world Christianity has shaped what we now know as the evangelical movement.