The Problem with Evangelical Theology

In this volume, Ben Witherington wrestles with some of the big ideas of these major traditional theological systems (sin, God's sovereignty, prophecy, grace, and the Holy Spirit), asking tough questions about their biblical foundations.

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 1932792422

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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There is no doubting the legacy of the Protestant Reformers and their successors. Luther, Calvin, and Wesley not only spawned specific denominational traditions, but their writings have been instrumental in forging a broadly embraced evangelical theology as well. In this volume, Ben Witherington wrestles with some of the big ideas of these major traditional theological systems (sin, God's sovereignty, prophecy, grace, and the Holy Spirit), asking tough questions about their biblical foundations. Witherington argues that evangelicalism sometimes wrongly assumes a biblical warrant for some of its more popular beliefs, and, further, he pushes the reader to engage the larger story and plot of the Bible to understand these central elements of belief.

The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology

This volume surveys the state of the discipline on topics of greatest importance to evangelical theology.

Author: Gerald McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195369440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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Evangelical theology is a burgeoning field. This volume surveys the state of the discipline on topics of greatest importance to evangelical theology. Each chapter has been written by a theologian or scholar who is widely recognized for his or her published work and is considered a leading thinker on that topic.

Across the Spectrum

The book will be most helpful to beginning students in evangelical theology, the target audience. Second, the work presents various perspectives in fair and unbiased tones. . .

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103793X

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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This accessible yet comprehensive primer explores the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology by examining positions taken by evangelicals on seventeen seminal issues. The second edition retains the helpful features of the first edition and adds an appendix that addresses thirteen peripheral issues in contemporary evangelicalism. Praise for the first edition "The authors do what no book on the market does: In one volume they faithfully present divergent views on the crucial issues that divide evangelicals, and they do so in an unbiased, succinct, and lively manner. This book is perfect as a supplemental text in an introductory theology course or as a manual for church study groups. It will help everyone arrive at his or her own conclusions within the parameters of the evangelical tradition."--Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University "Across the Spectrum succeeds with distinction in at least two respects. First, it represents a very useful tool for those who wish to begin grappling with different approaches to difficult theological problems. The book will be most helpful to beginning students in evangelical theology, the target audience. Second, the work presents various perspectives in fair and unbiased tones. . . . If used with care, it will repeatedly reward the reader with its fair and even treatment of different theological views."--Nathan D. Holsteen, Bibliotheca Sacra "I've been waiting for this book for some time. Due to its brief, nontechnical format, it can be used in a variety of ways in undergraduate theology courses. Although a concise volume, it succinctly outlines multiple arguments, both pro and con, for (incredibly!) over two dozen issues in disputed, largely non-fundamental areas of doctrine. The professor can present positions in favor of particular views or leave the issues open. It's settled--I'm requiring it!"--Gary R. Habermas, Liberty University "A collective sigh of relief will arise from the evangelical student body when it discovers this book! It helpfully and critically surveys the many legitimate evangelical theological options and convincingly demonstrates that there is no single authentically evangelical viewpoint on a wide range of controversial issues. It constitutes a small library between two covers."--Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

Forward a monthly magazine of liberal evangelical theology and practical Christianity

The problem cannot be solved . ” The living God be magnified , the possibility is ,
and the problem is solved . The true God is the true Saviour in the true Christ .
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Perspectives on Evangelical Theology

The Bible does not order its material and its theology in such a way . Likewise the
cross - section structures , 63 the genetic structures , 64 and the topical
structures65 reveal the problems of bringing together the fullness of the biblical
realm of ...

Author: Kenneth S. Kantzer

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

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Category: Evangelicalism

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Currents in Twenty First Century Christian Apologetics

Satan and the Problem of Evil. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001. Boyd,
Gregory A., and Paul R. Eddy. Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in
Evangelical Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. Braiterman,
Zachary ...

Author: John J. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725244047

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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In this book, Johnson avoids the standard approach of many apologetic works that seek to "prove," in systematic fashion, that Christianity is true. Rather, he takes the position of orthodox Christianity and looks at various challenges that have been raised against it. For example, should the horrors of the Holocaust force Christian thinkers to alter their view of God's goodness? Is Christianity inherently anti-Jewish for claiming that Jews must embrace Jesus as Messiah? Are revived "hallucination theories" about Christ's resurrection tenable explanations of the birth of the Christian movement? Is the "presuppositional" approach of certain Reformed thinkers useful for doing Christian apologetics? These and similar questions are addressed in this book.

Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (1996) 241–56. ———. “The '
Jesus crisis': What is it?” in Thomas and Farnell, The Jesus Crisis, 13–34. ———.
“redaction criticism.” in Thomas and Farnell, The Jesus Crisis, 233–67. Thomas ...

Author: F. David Farnell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498237258

Category: Religion

Page: 582

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The inerrancy of God's Word has been attacked throughout church history. Today's assaults are unique since neo-evangelicals now surrender to post-modernistic ideas of history and historical-critical ideologies that assault this vital doctrine. They seek to redefine the orthodox meaning of inerrancy. Since the signing of the Chicago Statements, troubling signs have once again appeared in recent years among many who either did not fight the battles for the inerrancy of Scripture as did the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, or who do not remember the troubling times that caused their development. The nature and definition of "inerrancy" are now being changed to include ideas of fallibility. History is forgotten. The need arises for sounding the alarm for Vital Issues in Inerrancy. Evangelical schools and churches that broke away earlier to defend inerrancy surrender now to academic prestige and scholarly fads instead of faithfulness to God's inerrant Word. The contributors pray that the Lord will raise up a new generation with the spiritual fervency of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy to uphold the inerrancy of God's Word: Isaiah 40:8--"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."

The Problem of Religious Progress

Modern Philosophy and Science , either Directly or Indirectly , have Confirmed
many of the Fundamental Tenets of Evangelical Theology . The Kantian
philosophy , rising little later than German rationalism , exerted an important and
relatively ...

Author: Daniel Dorchester

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Category: Church history

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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Reading this book, one wonders if the evangelical movement has pandered so much to American culture and tried to be so popular only to lose not only it's mind but it's soul as well.

Author: Mark A. Noll

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802841803

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Mark Noll has written a major indictment of American evangelicalism. Reading this book, one wonders if the evangelical movement has pandered so much to American culture and tried to be so popular only to lose not only it's mind but it's soul as well. For evangelical pastors and parishoners alike, this is a must read! --Robert Wuthnow.

Evangelical Theology

The inspired but errant view of the Bible among evangelicals is the result of
looking at the difficult problem areas in Scripture , which are seen as evidences
that the Bible cannot be totally inerrant . Even the claims of the Bible for itself and
our ...

Author: Robert P. Lightner

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

ISBN: 9780801056635

Category: Evangelicalism

Page: 314

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Eternal Submission

Hebrews: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture. nashville:
b&H academic, 2010. ambrosiaster. Commentaries on ... Journal of the
Evangelical Theological Society 27 (1984) 413– 23. beeley, Christopher a. The
Unity of ... “Eternal Functional Subordination and the Problem of the Divine Will.”
Journal of ...

Author: Jonathan J. Routley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532673302

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Christians currently agree that Jesus was submissive to God the Father during his incarnation and time on earth leading to the cross. The issue at hand is whether or not Jesus the Son is eternally submissive or subordinate to the Father in terms of their relations. On one side of the debate are those who say that the Son is only subordinate in authority during his earthly ministry but is coequal both ontologically and relationally with the Father eternally. On the other side are those who claim that the Son's obedience and submission during his earthly ministry demonstrate an eternal, voluntary submission to the Father so that the Son is always subordinate relationally while remaining fully equal with the Father ontologically. This book examines the eternal submission of the Son from both biblical and theological perspectives. The author surveys some of the recent trinitarian debate and engages with critics of eternal submission before setting out to provide biblical and theological support for the doctrine. The implications of this debate for theology proper and gender relationships in the church and home are also addressed. Whether you are new to the topic or a seasoned reader of the theological debate, this book will be a helpful resource.

Evangelical Review of Theology

The Future of Evangelical Theology ( 2 Tim . 3 : 16f ) . Therefore , it ... Every
intellectual decision insulated from the grassroot problems of the church , is at
best inefficient and at worst positively dangerous for God's people . A good
theologian is ...

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Alister E McGrath and Evangelical Theology

Other evangelical theologians too have noticed the problems in classical theism
and have begun to address them . Indeed , most of the issues , apart from the
question of omniscience , are discussed by critics of the open view themselves ...

Author: Sung Wook Chung

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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Alister McGrath is one of the premier evangelical theologians of our day. In this book, leading evangelical scholars, including Gabriel Fackre, John Frame, William Abraham, Gerald Bray, and Clark Pinnock, use McGrath's work as a lens through which to offer a contemporary assessment of evangelical theology.The volume sets McGrath in context and argues that a dynamic brand of evangelical theology-such as what his thinking represents-is necessary for the evangelical wing of the church to be semper reformanda (always reforming). Chapters focus on the essence, identity, strengths, weaknesses, and future of evangelical theology, offering a snapshot of a movement in transition.

Andrews University Seminary Studies

The purpose of the dissertation is to discover how this latter notion impacts
evangelical theology with respect to the ... ( chapter 2 ) showing that the problem
has been pondered by thinkers throughout the Intertestamental and the Christian
eras .

Author: Andrews University. Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary

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Essentials of Evangelical Theology God authority and salvation

144-146. See also Johannes Benin's discussion of kardia in Gerhard Kittel, ed.,
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, vol. ... In his "A Dialogue with Barth:
The Problem of Natural Theology" in Cross Currents 18:2 (Spring 1968), [pp.

Author: Donald G. Bloesch

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Evangelical Ethics

This book represents the breadth of evangelical ethical voices, demonstrating that evangelical ethics involves nuance and theological insight that far transcend any political agenda.

Author: David P. Gushee

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 1611645999

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Just as it is impossible to understand the American religious landscape without some familiarity with evangelicalism, one cannot grasp the shape of contemporary Christian ethics without knowing the contributions of evangelical Protestants. This newest addition to the Library of Theological Ethics series begins by examining the core dynamic with which all evangelical ethics grapples: belief in an authoritative, inspired, and unchanging biblical text on the one hand, and engagement with a rapidly evolving and increasingly post-Christian culture on the other. It explores the different roles that scholars and popular figures have played in forming evangelicals' understandings of Christian ethics. And it draws together the contributions of both senior and emerging figures in painting a portrait of this diverse, vibrant, and challenging theological and ethical tradition. This book represents the breadth of evangelical ethical voices, demonstrating that evangelical ethics involves nuance and theological insight that far transcend any political agenda.

Essentials of Evangelical Theology

The bane of so much conservative evangelical preaching today is that sin in its
social and political dimensions is ... To preach only sin and salvation is also to
ignore the truth that the Gospel answers not only the problem of sin and guilt but
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Author: Donald G. Bloesch

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 9780060608033

Category: Evangelicalism

Page: 315

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Nineteenth Century Evangelical Theology

... so reaching after the Kenotic conception as the key by which alone it is
possible to unlock the problems of the historic Life , but not venturing , as some
earlier hypotheses had ventured , to 194 Nineteenth Century Evangelical
Theology.

Author: Fisher Humphreys

Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board

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Category: Religion

Page: 416

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A Critical Examination of the Doctrine of Revelation in Evangelical Theology

For too long, Carisa Ash contends, evangelicals have rightly affirmed that God reveals through the created world, but then they functionally neglect such revelation.

Author: Carisa A. Ash

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498201946

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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How God reveals himself is an important matter for Christians, especially evangelicals. For too long, Carisa Ash contends, evangelicals have rightly affirmed that God reveals through the created world, but then they functionally neglect such revelation. In this monograph Ash offers a corrective to this practice by presenting a theology of revelation that explores the commonalities between various forms of revelation (world, written and spoken word, and Incarnate Word). Particularly aimed at theologians interested in theological method, Ash's study will also benefit people interested in faith and learning or interdisciplinary integration. Ash argues that evangelicals must strive to align more closely their affirmations and their practice. Her critique of current practices in theological method and integration, along with the proposed theology of revelation, are designed to help move the conversation forward.

The Evangelical Quarterly

context of the Evangelical community , Pinnock is influential and yet highly
controversial . ... us and to a degree still does and so is in a strong position to
equate Evangelical theology with their own viewpoint and declare who is in and
who is out of the movement . ... Fortunately a new generation is coming along
which recognises the problems and ( I hope ) will be able to transcend them more
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