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How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in addressing the criteria of canonicity, the canon within the canon and canonical criticism.
Edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, David F. Wright and J. I. Packer, this one-volume reference work brings focus and scholarship to a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements. "This is the best one-volume dictionary of Christian theology I have read"--Alister McGrath.
Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.
(and Making Them Count) Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.
Daniel W. Van Ness analyzes the problems that make our criminal justice system ineffective, expensive and unjust. And he offers a concrete proposal for reform to benefit both offenders and victims. Foreword by Chuck Colson.