All posts by Peter Leithart

Peter J. Leithart is President of the Theopolis Institute, Birmingham, Alabama and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama.

The Book of Revelation is for the Church

Timothy Beal. The Book of Revelation: A Biography. Lives of Great Religious Books. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. $26.95, 288 pp. First things first: Let me state my disagreement with two premises of Timothy Beal’s “biography” of the Book of...

/ November 9, 2021

Advent III: Forget the Former Things

The incarnation is often seen as an unforeseen, unforeseeable miracle. Miraculous, certainly. But unforeseen? Only in the sense that the resolution of a detective story is unforeseen. Once we know whodunnit, all the clues click into place and we realize...

/ December 14, 2020

John Milbank: A Guide for the Perplexed

I. Theology As Master Discourse. I first met John Milbank, my doctoral supervisor, at a welcome event for new graduate students sponsored by the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge. During the meeting, each faculty member introduced him or...

/ January 28, 2019