From the opening pages of the Bible, we learn of God as one who communicates with humankind. This introduction to theology from Anthony Thiselton is divided into three parts, first mapping the main approaches, then introducing us to the major ideas and thinkers, and finally giving concise explanations of all the words and phrases readers need to know.
Establishing a biblical theology of circumcision, this NSBT volume by Karl Deenick shows that the concepts of righteousness and faith are central to both the New Testament understanding and the developing Old Testament understanding of circumcision. They are held together by the unfolding promise of a blameless "seed of Abraham", Jesus Christ, through whose sacrifice the promised righteousness will finally come.
Aspects of death and the afterlife are hotly debated among evangelical Christians. In this NSBT volume Paul Williamson works through Old and New Testament passages, taking care to understand the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman backgrounds. Showing that there is exegetical support for the traditional evangelical understanding of death and the afterlife, he questions the growing popularity of alternative understandings.
Anyone seeking to understand and explain the Christian faith is already engaged in doing theology. But how have these "words about God" been expressed? Fred Sanders leads readers on a tour of Christian theology by looking at seven of its most influential sentences from some of the church's most important figures.
The church has to subject its beliefs and practices to the renewed scrutiny of Holy Scripture and restate the truth of Scripture in ways that faithfully communicate the gospel, advance the mission of the church and empower the people of God. These essays, edited by A. T. B. McGowan, explore the whole terrain of systematic theology in order to refresh the church.
In this comprehensive volume Thomas N. Finger takes on the formidable task of making explicit the often implicit theology of the Anabaptist movement and then presenting, for the sake of the welfare of the whole contemporary Christian church, his own constructive theology.
Stanley J. Grenz and Roger E. Olson show what theology is, what tools theologians use, why every believer (advanced degrees or not) is a theologian and how the theological enterprise can be productive and satisfying.
Often treated like the younger sibling in theology, the doctrine of sanctification has spent the last few decades waiting not-so-patiently behind ideas such as election and justification by faith alone. In this volume, twelve theologians explore the meaning and significance of sanctification for contemporary evangelical theology and practice.
This collection of new and previously published essays by Kimlyn Bender sheds light on both the task of modern theology and the witness of the church. Among other topics, the essays discuss Barth's understanding of atheism, Schleiermacher's Christology and the challenges posed to the canon by Bart Ehrman.
Jesus didn't fall back on parables because he lacked the right words. Parables were the exact way Jesus intended to communicate. What pictures or analogies today can give us greater understanding of our faith? Adam English finds fresh insight in four: Christianity as story, game, language, culture. Here is a new way to view the Kingdom of God.
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