Drawing on deep expertise, George Marsden sets Jonathan Edwards within his historical context and sets forth his key points, unpacking the competing impulses that have shaped our times. By offering a contrasting view of God's beauty and love, Marsden shows how Edwards's insights can renew our own vision of creation, the divine, and ourselves.
How did one of last century's most celebrated liberals change so dramatically? In this intellectual and spiritual memoir, Thomas Oden journeys from conservative rural Methodism in Oklahoma to free-spirited theological innovation in the land of academia and back to the foundations of ancient Christianity.
Does "saved through childbearing" in 1 Timothy 2:15 mean that women are slated primarily for rearing children? Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul and the context to which he wrote. Combining spiritual autobiography with new research on the Greek goddess Artemis, Glahn lays a biblical foundation for God's view of women.
Living what he perceived to be a culturally lukewarm Christianity, Søren Kierkegaard was often critical of his contemporary church. This volume explores his reading of Scripture and theology to argue not only that he was a modern defender of the doctrine of divine immutability, but that his theology can be a surprising resource today.
What kind of revolution brings true freedom to both society and the human soul? Cultural observer Os Guinness contrasts the secular French Revolution with the faith-led revolution of ancient Israel. Arguing that the story of Exodus is the richest vision for freedom in human history, his exploration charts the path to the future for America.
In 1943 the BBC broadcast a series of radio dramas by Dorothy L. Sayers on the life and ministry of Jesus which would go on to become her most beloved works. In this new annotated edition, scholar Kathryn Wehr brings fresh insights to the plays, their background, Sayers's creative process, and the ongoing significance of the life of Christ today.
What does "gospel-centered" worship look like for today's church? Scholar, worship leader, and songwriter Zac Hicks contends that this idea can be found in Thomas Cranmer's theology of worship, which was shaped by the Protestant principle of justification by faith alone and reflected in his 1552 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.
The church has often lost its way in reading the Old Testament for lack of sound principles of interpretation. John Walton offers a consistent approach to give us confidence as faithful interpreters, laying out his tried-and-true practices developed over four decades in the classroom. You may never read the Old Testament the same way again.
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves, combing the vast array of writings from the church fathers for comment on Scripture. This supplemental volume provides never-before-available cumulative Scripture and author indexes covering all twenty-nine volumes of the ACCS.
Paul's letters to the Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians have struck an indelible impression on Christian tradition and piety. In this ACCS volume, the expository voices of Jerome, Origen, Augustine, Chrysostom, Ambrosiaster, Theodoret, Marius Victorinus, and Theodore of Mopsuestia speak again with eloquence and intellectual acumen.
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