Christian Apologetics
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Christian Apologetics

A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith

by Douglas Groothuis

The Christian faith offers people hope. But how can we know that Christianity is true? How can Christians confidently present their beliefs in the face of doubts and competing views? In this second edition of a landmark apologetics text, Douglas Groothuis makes a clear and rigorous case for Christian theism, addressing the most common questions and objections raised regarding Christianity.

Christian Counseling Ethics
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Christian Counseling Ethics

A Handbook for Psychologists, Therapists and Pastors

Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

Edited by Randolph K. Sanders

Editor Randolph K. Sanders assembles a team of scholar-practitioners to forge a comprehensive ethical approach to Christian counseling. Christian psychotherapists, pastors and others in the counseling profession will find here a ready resource for a wide array of contemporary clinical scenarios.

Christian Ethics
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Christian Ethics

Four Views

Spectrum Multiview Book Series

Edited by Steve Wilkens

Steve Wilkens edits a conversation between four major approaches to contemporary ethics in the Christian tradition: virtue, divine command, natural law, and prophetic. This accessible introduction includes contributions by Brad Kallenberg, John Hare, Claire Peterson, and Peter Heltzel.

Christian History in Seven Sentences
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Christian History in Seven Sentences

A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

Introductions in Seven Sentences

by Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Since birth of the church, the followers of Christ have experienced persecution, established orthodoxy and orthopraxy, endured division and social upheaval, and sought to proclaim the good news. How can we begin to grasp the complexity of the church's story? In this brief primer, historian Jennifer Woodruff Tait uses seven sentences to introduce readers to the sweeping scope of church history.

Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice
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Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice

A Four-Step Model and Workbook for Therapists and Clients

Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

by Joshua J. Knabb

What would it look like to turn to the Christian faith to cultivate meditation practices? Presenting Christian meditation as an alternative to Buddhist-informed mindfulness, this workbook from Dr. Joshua Knabb offers a Christian-sensitive approach to meditation in clinical practice, focusing on both building theory and providing replicable practices for Christian clients and their therapists.

Christian Spiritual Formation
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Christian Spiritual Formation

An Integrated Approach for Personal and Relational Wholeness

by Diane J. Chandler

This comprehensive theory and practice of Christian spiritual formation weaves together biblical and theological foundations with interdisciplinary scholarship, real-world examples, personal vignettes, and practical tools to assist readers in becoming whole persons in relationship with God and others.

Christian Spirituality
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Christian Spirituality

Five Views of Sanctification

Spectrum Multiview Book Series

Edited by Donald Alexander
Contributions by Gerhard O. Forde, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Laurence W. Wood, Russell P. Spittler, and E. Glenn Hinson

How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spiritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification instantaneous or is it a process? The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. Donald L. Alexander brings together five scholars in a fascinating debate on sanctification and spirituality.

Christianity & Psychoanalysis
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Christianity & Psychoanalysis

A New Conversation

Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

Edited by Earl D. Bland and Brad D. Strawn

The past 30 years has seen a theoretical and clinical renaissance in psychoanalysis, as well as a flourishing of Christian engagement in the fields of psychology and anthropology. This volume of essays stages a new conversation between Christianity and psychoanalysis that opens up new ways of thinking about the rich mosaic of human experience.

Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology
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Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology

Foundations and Approaches

Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

Edited by Kelly S. Flanagan and Sarah E. Hall

Since its origin in the early 1980s, developmental psychopathology has become one of the most significant frameworks for child clinical psychology. This volume of essays explores this framework from an integrative Christian viewpoint, combining theory, empirical research and theology to explore a holistic understanding of children's development.

Christianity and Literature
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Christianity and Literature

Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice

Christian Worldview Integration Series

by David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet

In this book David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet offer a feast of theoretical and practical discernment. After an examination of literature and truth, theological aesthetics, and the literary character of the Bible, they turn to a brief survey of literature from medieval times to the present, highlighting distinctively Christian themes.

Christianity and Western Thought
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Christianity and Western Thought

Faith and Reason in the 19th Century

Christianity and Western Thought Series

by Steve Wilkens and Alan G. Padgett

In this second of three volumes which survey the dynamic interplay of Christianity and Western thought from the earliest centuries through the twentieth century, Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett tell the story of the monumental changes of the nineteenth century.

Christianity and Western Thought
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Christianity and Western Thought

Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century

Christianity and Western Thought Series

by Alan G. Padgett and Steve Wilkens

Colin Brown's Christianity Western Thought, Volume 1 was widely embraced as a text in philosophy and theology courses around the world. Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett continued his project in volume 2, and this third and final volume examines philosophers, ideas and movements in the twentieth century and how they have influenced Christian thought.

Christianity and Western Thought
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Christianity and Western Thought

Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century

Christianity Western Thought Series (hardcover)

by Alan G. Padgett and Steve Wilkens

Colin Brown's Christianity Western Thought, Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment was widely embraced as a text in philosophy and theology courses around the world. His project was continued with the same spirit, energy and design by Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett in volume 2, which explores the main intellectual streams of the nineteenth century. This, the third and final volume, also by Wilkens and Padgett, examines philosophers, ideas and movements in the twentieth century and how they have influenced Christian thought.

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.

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.

Churches, Cultures and Leadership
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Churches, Cultures and Leadership

A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities

by Mark Branson and Juan F. Martinez

As the church continues to heed Christ's call to reflect the multiethnic character of his people, pastors and lay leaders need to gain skills and competencies to serve in those contexts. The multicultural team of Juan Martinez and Mark Branson has written this book to equip such leaders to carry out God?s reconciling initiatives effectively.

Churches, Cultures, and Leadership
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Churches, Cultures, and Leadership

A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities

by Mark Lau Branson and Juan F. Martinez

In a world that is more culturally diverse than ever, pastors and lay leaders need skills and competencies to serve in multicultural contexts. This rich blend of astute analysis and practical guidance offers a praxis of paying attention, study, and discernment that leads to genuine reconciliation and shared life empowered by the gospel.

Come, Let Us Eat Together
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Come, Let Us Eat Together

Sacraments and Christian Unity

Wheaton Theology Conference Series

by George Kalantzis and Marc Cortez

When it comes to the sacraments, the church has often been—and remains—divided. Can we still gather together at the same table? Based on lectures from the 2017 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the reflections of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox theologians, who consider what it means to proclaim the unity of the body of Christ in light of the sacraments.

Coming to Peace with Psychology
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Coming to Peace with Psychology

What Christians Can Learn from Psychological Science

by Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Everett L. Worthington believes psychology can contribute to the Christian life, because all of us, psychologists and non-psychologists alike, are human and can benefit from better understanding our fellow humankind. Beyond integrating Christian and psychological truths, his book uncovers new relationships between science and religion, demonstrates psychology's benefits to theology, and helps Christians live a redeemed life that is pleasing to God.

Coming to Peace with Science
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Coming to Peace with Science

Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology

by Darrel R. Falk
Foreword by Francis S. Collins

Bringing together a biblically based understanding of creation and the most current research in biology, Darrel R. Falk outlines a new paradigm for relating the claims of science to the truths of Christianity.

Conformed to the Image of His Son
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Conformed to the Image of His Son

Reconsidering Paul's Theology of Glory in Romans

by Haley Goranson Jacob
Foreword by N. T. Wright

What does Paul mean when in Romans 8:29 he speaks of being "conformed to the image of his Son"? Is it a moral or spiritual or sanctifying conformity to Christ, or to his suffering, or does it point to an eschatological transformation into radiant glory? Haley Goranson Jacob points out that the key lies in the meaning of "glory" in Paul's biblical-theological perspective and in how he uses the language of glory in Romans.

Conspicuous in His Absence
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Conspicuous in His Absence

Studies in the Song of Songs and Esther

by Chloe T. Sun

In the biblical canon, two books lack any explicit reference to the name of God: Song of Songs and Esther. What is the nature of God as revealed in texts that don't use his name? Exploring the often overlooked theological connections between these two Old Testament books, Chloe T. Sun takes on the challenges of God's absence and explores how we think of God when he is perceived to be silent.

Contagious Holiness
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Contagious Holiness

Jesus' Meals with Sinners

New Studies in Biblical Theology

by Craig L. Blomberg
Series edited by D. A. Carson

Jesus' "table fellowship" with sinners in the Gospels has been widely agreed to be historically reliable, but scholarly disputes continue. In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Craig L. Blomberg engages with the debate, surveying the relevant biblical texts and their background, concluding with contemporary applications.

Contemplation and Counseling
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Contemplation and Counseling

An Integrative Model for Practitioners

Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

by P. Gregg Blanton

Can contemplative prayer be integrated into therapeutic work? Building an alliance between science, theology, and Christian contemplative thought, Gregg Blanton presents a new paradigm for integrating contemplative prayer with counseling practice. This practical resource offers eleven fundamental interventions to fit the needs of clients and a practical four-stage process for helping clients change.

Contemporary Art and the Church
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Contemporary Art and the Church

A Conversation Between Two Worlds

Studies in Theology and the Arts Series

Edited by W. David O. Taylor and Taylor Worley

The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. Drawn from the 2015 biennial CIVA conference, these reflections from theologians, pastors, and practicing artists imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship between contemporary art and the church.