• Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception
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    Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception

    by Matthew J. Thomas
    Foreword by Alister E. McGrath

    When Paul wrote that we are justified by faith apart from "works of the law" what did he mean? Matthew J. Thomas examines how Paul's second-century readers understood the conflicting interpretations, how their readings relate to "old" and "new" perspectives, and what their collective witness suggests about the Apostle's own meaning.

  • God Has Chosen
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    God Has Chosen

    The Doctrine of Election Through Christian History

    by Mark R. Lindsay

    Throughout the church's history, Christians have sought to understand the doctrine of election. On this journey through the Bible and church history, theologian Mark Lindsay turns to the various articulations of the early church fathers, John Calvin's view, the subsequent debate between Calvinists and Arminians, and Karl Barth's modern reconception of the doctrine.

  • Seeing by the Light
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    Seeing by the Light

    Illumination in Augustine's and Barth's Readings of John

    Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture

    by Ike Miller

    How can we understand God's revelation to us? Exploring both Augustine's and Karl Barth's readings of the Johannine literature, Ike Miller casts a broader vision of divine illumination, arguing for a fully Trinitarian view of illumination that forms not just our intellect, but also appeals to the affections and encourages our ethical action.

  • Chrysostom's Devil
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    Chrysostom's Devil

    Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology

    New Explorations in Theology

    by Samantha L. Miller

    References to demons and the devil permeate the rhetoric of John Chrysostom, the "golden-tongued" early church preacher and theologian. Samantha Miller examines Chrysostom's theology and world, helping us understand the role of demons in his soteriology and exploring what it means to be human and to follow Christ in a world of temptation.

  • "He Descended to the Dead"
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    "He Descended to the Dead"

    An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday

    by Matthew Y. Emerson

    The descent of Jesus Christ to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as indicated by its inclusion in both the Apostles' and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been the subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by the mystery and wonder of Holy Saturday, Matthew Emerson offers an exploration of the biblical, historical, theological, and practical implications of the descent.

  • Early Christian Readings of Genesis One
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    Early Christian Readings of Genesis One

    Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation

    BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

    by Craig D. Allert

    Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do. But are we correctly representing the Fathers and their concerns? This study from Craig Allert resets our understanding of early Christian interpretation and considers whether contemporary evangelicals may be more bound to modernity in our reading of Genesis 1 than we realize.

  • Christianity at the Crossroads
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    Christianity at the Crossroads

    How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church

    by Michael J. Kruger

    Christianity in the twenty-first century is a global phenomenon. But in the second century, its future was not at all certain. Michael Kruger's introductory survey examines how Christianity took root in the second century, how it battled to stay true to the vision of the apostles, and how it developed in ways that would shape both the church and Western culture over the next two thousand years.

  • The Mestizo Augustine
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    The Mestizo Augustine

    A Theologian Between Two Cultures

    by Justo L. González

    Few thinkers have been as influential as Augustine of Hippo, yet we easily forget he was a man of two cultures: African and Greco-Roman. Cuban American historian and theologian Justo González presents Augustine as a "mestizo" (mixed) theologian, using the perspective of his own Latino heritage to find in the bishop of Hippo a remarkable resource for the church today.

  • Ancient & Postmodern Christianity
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    Ancient & Postmodern Christianity

    Paleo-Orthodoxy in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Thomas C. Oden

    Edited by Kenneth Tanner and Christopher A. Hall

    Built on the writings of the early church fathers, these essays--created in honor of Thomas C. Oden--span theological perspectives that emphasize what various Christian traditions hold in common. Edited by Kenneth Tanner and Christopher A. Hall.

  • Christianity and Western Thought
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    Christianity and Western Thought

    From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

    Christianity and Western Thought

    by Colin Brown

    Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this rich resource. The first in a three-volume work, Brown's easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down introduction to Christianity and Western thought focuses on developments from the ancient world to the Age of Enlightenment.

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