General editor and New Testament scholar Michael F. Bird covers foundational issues and provides helpful summaries in his introduction and conclusion. Michael F. As a part of the Zondervan Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four views on Adam as presented by top-notch evangelical scholars of each view.
You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theological issues at stake and of the implications of Adam for contemporary Christian witness and church life. Paul, Minnesota. Alan P. For Christians, the issues raised by the different views on creation and evolution are challenging. Can a young earth be reconciled with a universe that appears to be billions of years old?
Does scientific evidence point to a God who designed the universe and life in all its complexity? Three Views on Creation and Evolution deals with these and similar concerns as it looks at three dominant schools of Christian thought. Proponents of young earth creationism, old earth creationism, and theistic evolution each present their different views, tell why the controversy is important, and describe the interplay between their understandings of science and theology. He is also coeditor of The Apologetics Study Bible.
To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical. Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries-old church traditions. Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itself?
Or is there room for agreement? Are Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism at all compatible? Yes, no, maybe—this book allows five leading authorities to present their different views, have them critiqued by their fellow authors, and respond to the critiques. James J.
Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish a thousand-year reign on earth? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary. From to , Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
The rapture is a contested doctrine among evangelicals. Scholars generally hold one of three perspectives on the timing of and circumstances surrounding the rapture, all of which are presented in Three Views on the Rapture. The recent prominence of a pre-wrath understanding of the rapture calls for a fresh examination of this important but contested Christian belief.
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Alan D. Hultberg explains the pre-wrath view; Craig Blaising defends the pre-Tribulation view; and Douglas Moo sets forth the post-Tribulation view. Each author provides a substantive explanation of his position, which is critiqued by the other two authors. A thorough introduction gives a historical overview of the doctrine of the rapture and its effects on the church.
The doctrine of the Trinity stands front and center of the Christian faith and its articulation.
After a sustained drought of trinitarian engagement, the doctrine of the Trinity has increasingly resurged to the forefront of Evangelical confession. In order to facilitate a genuine debate and to make sure that the key issues are teased out, each contributor addresses the same questions regarding their trinitarian methodology, doctrine, and its implications. Jason S. Sexton earned his PhD from the University of St. Andrews and is a minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America. Each view—egalitarian and complementarian—is represented by two contributors.
Each author states his or her case and is then critiqued by the other. The fair-minded, interactive Counterpoints forum allows you to compare and contrast the two different positions, and to form your own opinion concerning the practical and often deeply personal issue of women in ministry. Beck is senior professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. What exactly is church growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it been in doing so?
What are its strengths and weaknesses? This timely book addresses such questions. After providing a richly informative history and overview, it explores—in a first-ever roundtable of their leading voices—five main perspectives, both pro and con, on the classic Church Growth movement. Gary L. This volume outlines a clear, engaging description of the six most prevalent models of worship in North American churches, presented by advocates for each position. He has also served as pastor of other churches in Alabama and Texas and as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School.
Offering a forum for presentation, critique, and defense, this book allows the contributors for the different viewpoints to interact. Your own informed conclusions can then guide you as you meet the questions of a needy world with the claims of the gospel.
The Ways of the Way. Report a problem. Nashville: BH Academic, That's when it clicked: if there are things in this world that can be three in one, even incomprehensibly so, then why cannot God? Henry H. Shop Books.
Steven B. Do the Law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the Gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions.
This book explores five major approaches to this important biblical topic that have developed in Protestant circles. Each of the five authors presents his particular perspective on the issue and responds to the other four. Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification.
Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understanding of the doctrine, and responds as well to the views of the other authors. This book addresses such practical questions as: How does one achieve sanctification in this life?
How much success in sanctification is possible? If so, what kind of experience, and how is it verified? How do the Scriptures portray the complex interplay between grace and free will? These and related questions are explored from different angles in this thought-provoking volume.
The contributors each state their case for one of four prominent views on eternal security: classical Calvinist, moderate Calvinist, reformed Arminian, and Wesleyan Arminian. In keeping with the forum approach of the Counterpoints series, each view is first presented by its proponent, then critiqued and defended. This fair and respectful approach allows you to weigh for yourself the strengths and weaknesses of the different doctrinal stances.
By furnishing you with scholarly and thoughtful perspectives on the topic of eternal security, this book helps you sift through opposing views to arrive at your own informed conclusions. The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied.
Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J.