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  • Thrill Of Orthodoxy

    $24.00

    Every generation faces the temptation to wander from orthodoxy–to seek out the jolt that comes with false teaching, and to drift with cultural currents.

    And so every generation must be awakened again to the thrill of orthodoxy, and experience the astonishment that comes from stumbling afresh upon the electrifying paradoxes at the heart of the Christian faith.

    In The Thrill of Orthodoxy, Trevin Wax turns the tables on those who believe Christian teaching is narrow and outdated. Returning to the church’s creeds, he explains what orthodoxy is and why we can have proper confidence in it, and lays out common ways we can stray from it. By showing how heresies are always actually narrower than orthodoxy–taking one aspect of the truth and wielding it as a weapon against others–Wax beckons us away from the broad road that ultimately proves bland and boring, and toward the straight and narrow path, where true adventure can be found.

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  • Martin Luther And The Rule Of Faith

    $40.00

    Martin Luther considered the reading of God’s word to be his primary task as a theologian, a pastor, and a Christian. Though he is often portrayed as reading the Bible with a bare approach of sola Scriptura–without any concern for previous generations’ interpretation–the truth is more complicated.

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s New Explorations in Theology (NET) series, Reformation scholar Todd R. Hains shows that Luther read the Bible according to the rule of faith, which is contained in the church’s ancient catechism of the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostles’ Creed. Hains carefully examines Luther’s sermons to show how Luther taught the rule of faith as the guard and guide of Bible reading.

    This study will helpfully complicate your view of Luther and bring clarity to your own reading of God’s Word.

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  • Storied Witness : The Theology Of Black Women Preachers In 19th-Century Ame

    $28.00

    The voices of Black women have historically been silenced, especially in theological and religious contexts. Prophets rarely have platforms; faithfulness to oneself, one’s community, and one’s God does not often lead to prestige. Nineteenth-century Black women preachers Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth are not usually presented in systematic theology classes or texts and not often cited in sermons for their biblical interpretations, nor are they taught in church history courses.

    They should be. These women present a liberating view of God and love for self and neighbor despite circumstances that would destroy them or relegate them and their ideas to the margins. As Elaw, Foote, and Truth preached, traveled, and ministered, they constructed a theology that affirmed their belovedness as Black women and enabled them to be both pastoral and prophetic. They modeled a way to do theology that wasfaithful to the biblical witness and Christian history, was pastorally attentive to their respective communities and themselves, and identified and challenged the evils of their day. They interpreted Scripture to show that God favored them and loved them, and their bodies, even when the world said otherwise. They recognized that in order to be pastoral, they must be prophetic, calling out structures of domination that would seek to harm. And as they preached a word of comfort to the oppressed, oppressors heard–and still hear–the judgment in their voices.

    Kate Hanch conducts a careful reading of these 19th-century Black women preachers’ narratives and their texts, both written and spoken, to make explicit their theology. At once a work of religious history, biography, and constructive theology, Storied Witness calls attention to the essential lived witness of Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth. By paying attention to their stories, we discover and honor both their theology and their role as theologians. Thanks to their witness, we are challenged by a theology that testifies to a liberating Christianity in defiance of the dominant culture around them and us.

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  • Irrevocable : The Name Of God And The Unity Of The Christian Bible

    $34.00

    The Tetragrammaton, the traditionally unspoken proper name of God, is the most holy of all God’s names in the Bible. Despite its sacredness, Christian theology has often neglected the significance of this divine name, an omission that has fostered Christianity’s supersessionist stance toward the Jewish people and created other problems for Christian theology as well.

    In Irrevocable, author R. Kendall Soulen puts the Tetragrammaton back at the center of Christian theology to demonstrate the difference that God’s proper name makes for Christian faith, from the doctrine of the Trinity to the unity of the Christian Bible and Christianity’s relationship to Judaism and Islam.

    In the end, Soulen reveals how something so holy and so unique can also be so important for all.

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  • Mapping Atonement : The Doctrine Of Reconciliation In Christian History And

    $27.99

    This introduction traces the origins, development, and divergent streams of atonement theology throughout the Christian tradition and proposes key criteria by which we can assess their value. The authors introduce essential biblical terms, texts, and concepts of atonement; identify significant historical figures, texts, and topics; and show how various atonement paradigms are expressed in their respective church traditions. The book also surveys current “hot topics” in evangelical atonement theology and evaluates strengths and weaknesses of competing understandings of atonement.

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  • Mapping Atonement : The Doctrine Of Reconciliation In Christian History And

    $49.99

    This introduction traces the origins, development, and divergent streams of atonement theology throughout the Christian tradition and proposes key criteria by which we can assess their value. The authors introduce essential biblical terms, texts, and concepts of atonement; identify significant historical figures, texts, and topics; and show how various atonement paradigms are expressed in their respective church traditions. The book also surveys current “hot topics” in evangelical atonement theology and evaluates strengths and weaknesses of competing understandings of atonement.

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  • Home Of God

    $32.99

    We live in the midst of a crisis of home. It is evident in the massive uprooting and migration of millions across the globe, in the anxious nationalism awaiting immigrants in their destinations, in the unhoused populations in wealthy cities, in the fractured households of families, and in the worldwide destruction of habitats and international struggles for dominance. It is evident, perhaps more quietly but just as truly, in the aching sense that there is nowhere we truly belong.

    In this moment, the Christian faith has been disappointingly inept in its response. We need a better witness to the God who created, loves, and reconciles this world, who comes to dwell among us.

    This book tells the “story of everything” in which God creates the world as the home for humans and for God in communion with God’s creatures. The authors render the story of creation, redemption, and consummation through the lens of God’s homemaking work and show the theological fruit of telling the story this way. The result is a vision that can inspire creative Christian living in our various homes today in faithfulness to God’s ongoing work.

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  • Interpreting Your World

    $21.99

    Whether we interpret Scripture or culture, it matters what we do, not just what we think or feel. How do we live with our interpretation, and how do we live it out? This book helps us understand how culture forms us as political actors, moves us aesthetically, shapes the rhythms of our lives, and connects (or disconnects) us from God and neighbors we are called to love. The goal is to be equipped to engage culture with greater fluency and fidelity in response to the triune God.

    This short, accessible introduction to the conversation between theology and culture offers a patient, thoughtful, and theologically attuned approach to cultural discernment. It helps us grow our interpretive skill by training our intuition and giving us a slower, more deliberate approach that accounts for as much of the complexity of culture as possible. The book explores 5 dimensions of culture–meaning, power, morality, religion, and aesthetic–and shows how each needs the others and all need theology. Each chapter includes distinctive practices for spiritual formation and practical application. Foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

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  • Kingdom Among Us

    $46.00

    Despite perennial attraction to his teachings, Dallas Willard’s theology has not been easy for his readers and colleagues to figure out or piece together. His approach to theology was an odd one. His five bestselling books on the Christian life were a side job to his quiet career as a professional philosopher.

    To what, if not to his profession, can one attribute the lasting attraction of his books? On one hand, it is Willard’s rhetorical skill and his cross-disciplinary knowledge–philosophical, psychological, biblical–regarding the central issues of human life. But more importantly, his books all proclaim a gospel which in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries can be especially hard to hear. Willard spoke of this gospel in biblical terms, the gospel of the kingdom, a gospel of spiritual living.

    The Kingdom among Us presents a comprehensive account of that gospel. But it is much more than mere interpretation. By examining both Willard’s writings and hundreds of hours of audio recordings, Michael Steward Robb both recovers and expands Willard’s theological vision.

    The book will help long time readers of Willard’s books make sense of his position in professional theology and philosophy. Robb’s reconstruction of a gospel of spiritual living will help scholars, theologians, and philosophers make sense of Willard’s side job. But all readers will encounter in these pages the most complete picture available of one of the giants of modern Christian spirituality.

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  • More Than A White Mans Religion

    $26.99

    Though many today accuse Christianity of being a white, imperialistic religion, it is actually the source for cherished Western ideals of racial and gender equality. In More Than a White Man’s Religion, author and speaker Abdu Murray shares stories from the Bible and his own experiences as a global apologist, a member of an ethnic minority, a son of immigrants, and a former Muslim to show that the gospel message provides dignity and liberty to non-whites and women.

    More Than a White Man’s Religion reveals:

    *The ethnically diverse roots of biblical stories and passages that inspired some of the greatest social reforms in history

    *How challenging and sometimes confusing Bible passages and stories can be best understood to champion equality for ethnically diverse people and women

    *Ways believers can bring real and lasting change to our culture’s pervasive racial, ethnic, and gender equality issues by following Jesus’ and his followers’ examples

    Without overlooking the places where Christianity has failed to live up to its own ideals, Murray challenges the myth that Christianity is an oppressive, Western religion and shows believers how to better fulfill their God-given mandate to uphold the dignity of every human being.

    Tackling head-on one of the most serious challenges to the Christian faith in our multicultural age, More Than a White Man’s Religion demonstrates how the gospel can inspire positive change for modern culture.

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  • Low Anthropology : The Unlikely Key To A Gracious View Of Others And Yourse

    $26.99

    Many of us spend our days feeling like we’re the only one with problems, while everyone else has their act together. But the sooner we realize that everyone struggles like we do, the sooner we can show grace to ourselves and others.

    In Low Anthropology, popular author and pastor David Zahl explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendship, work, marriage, and politics. We all go through life with an “anthropology”–ideas about what human beings are like, our potentials and our limitations. A high anthropology can breed perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, and resentment. Meanwhile, Zahl invites readers into a biblically rooted and life-giving low anthropology, which fosters hope, deep connection with others, lasting love, vulnerability, compassion, and happiness.

    Zahl offers a liberating view of human nature, sin, and grace, showing why the good news of Christianity is both urgent and appealing. By embracing a more accurate view of human beings, readers will discover a lasting hope for others–and themselves.

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  • Interpreting Your World

    $39.99

    Whether we interpret Scripture or culture, it matters what we do, not just what we think or feel. How do we live with our interpretation, and how do we live it out? This book helps us understand how culture forms us as political actors, moves us aesthetically, shapes the rhythms of our lives, and connects (or disconnects) us from God and neighbors we are called to love. The goal is to be equipped to engage culture with greater fluency and fidelity in response to the triune God.

    This short, accessible introduction to the conversation between theology and culture offers a patient, thoughtful, and theologically attuned approach to cultural discernment. It helps us grow our interpretive skill by training our intuition and giving us a slower, more deliberate approach that accounts for as much of the complexity of culture as possible. The book explores 5 dimensions of culture–meaning, power, morality, religion, and aesthetic–and shows how each needs the others and all need theology. Each chapter includes distinctive practices for spiritual formation and practical application. Foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

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  • Renewal Worship : A Theology Of Pentecostal Doxology

    $32.00

    At its best, all Christian worship is led by the Holy Spirit. But is there a distinctive theology of Pentecostal worship?

    The Pentecostal church or the renewal movement is among the fastest-growing parts of the body of Christ around the world, which makes understanding its theology and practice critical for the future of the church.

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s Dynamics of Christian Worship (DCW) series, theologian Steven Felix-Jager offers a theology of renewal worship, including its biblical foundations, how its global nature is expressed in particular localities, and how charismatic worship distinctively shapes the community of faith. With his guidance, the whole church might understand better what it means to pray, Come, Holy Spirit!

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  • Delighting In The Trinity

    $18.00

    Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity.

    Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity. How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity.

    In this engaging book, Michael Reeves offers an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that from start to finish is rooted in our triune God–Father, Son, and Spirit. Through the Trinity we understand not only the person and work of Christ but also prayer, the church, and every aspect of our faith. With wit and clarity, Reeves draws from church history down to the present, referencing a wide range of notable teachers and preachers.

    For over a decade, Delighting in the Trinity has provided a rich, enjoyable portrait of basic Christian beliefs, opening up the profound and life-changing truths of our faith. It is now part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press.

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  • Secrets Of The Angels

    $19.99

    Access the different realms of angelic assistance and assignments!

    Are angels real? Are they still doing what they did in the Bible? How can you discern their presence and activity?

    In Secrets of the Angels, author, teacher, and seer, Jamie Galloway answers these questions and more. Through scriptural accounts, historical records, and personal history, Jamie unpacks the unique characteristics and functions of the kinds of angels mentioned in Scripture.

    He offers insight into the unseen realm, teaching you to discern the many ways angels are acting on your behalf, and their essential role in helping you fulfill your Kingdom destiny!
    Each type of angel mentioned in Scripture has a particular assignment and influence in the Kingdom. In Secrets of the Angels, you’ll gain understanding of each of these angelic beings, and their importance in your life, including…
    *”Watchers”
    *Seraphim
    *Cherubim
    *Archangels
    *Ministering Spirits
    *The “living creatures”
    ..and more!

    It’s time to discover and cooperate with the angels who are on daily assignment in your life! It’s time to get activated in the supernatural realm!

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  • Pentecostal Orthodoxy : Toward An Ecumenism Of The Spirit

    $24.00

    “Can anything orthodox come from Pentecostalism?”

    This recasting of Nathaniel’s familiar question from the Gospel is a fair summary of many modern Christians’ assessment of the Pentecostal tradition. Yet in recent years, a growing number of Pentecostals have been turning afresh to the ancient, creedal Christian faith.

    Bishop Emilio Alvarez has himself been at the forefront of this movement. In Pentecostal Orthodoxy he introduces the phenomenon, and extends the project of paleo-orthodox ressourcement (associated with scholars such as Thomas Oden and Robert Webber) to include orthodox expressions within Pentecostalism, particularly his own Afro-Latino Pentecostal movement. This book is a manifesto of sorts, promising not only to open up the possibility of a genuinely orthodox Pentecostalism, but to reframe modern ecumenical dialogue as well.

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  • Is Hell Real

    $4.99

    Dane Ortlund Explains That Hell Is Indeed Real, but Hope Comes through Jesus Christ

    When individuals talk about an afterlife, they often talk about heaven and avoid any mention of hell. The idea of hell is uncomfortable and most people prefer to not discuss it. Given this reality, our society lacks an understanding of what hell is, why it exists, and how people can avoid it.

    Pastor Dane Ortlund has written this Church Questions booklet to educate readers on the reality of hell and the hope found in Jesus Christ. Using a variety of biblical passages, Ortlund explains that God is just, righteous, and deals perfectly with humanity. In light of God’s holiness and our sin, we fall woefully short of heaven. Humanity deserves hell, but heaven is offered to believers through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    *Written by Dane Ortlund: Author of Gentle and Lowly (500,000+ copies in print)

    *Useful for Seekers: Accessible for those new to faith or looking to learn more

    *Part of the Church Questions Series: Developed to give biblical insight into common questions

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  • John Calvin : Commentary On Romans

    $19.99

    The Theological Foundations series highlights the enduring influence of prominent figures from church history. The present volume features John Calvin’s Commentary on Romans, along with an introduction by series editor Timothy George that explores the life, ministry, and scholarship of the French reformer. Many today know Calvin as a systematic theologian, yet this volume introduces us to a seeker and biblical scholar whose mind and life were captivated by God’s Word. Scholars, pastors, and students will benefit as they read Romans alongside Calvin.

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  • Augustine : On Christian Doctrine And Selected Introductory Works

    $19.99

    The Theological Foundations series highlights the enduring influence of prominent figures from church history. This volume features four works by Augustine of Hippo, along with an introduction by series editor Timothy George that explores Augustine’s intellectual and pastoral impact today. Scholars, pastors, and students alike may take up, read, and learn from these masterpieces penned by one of church history’s most iconic theologians.

    The four works included in this volume are:
    *On Christian Doctrine
    *A Sermon to Catechumens on the Creed
    *A Treatise on Faith and the Creed
    *A Treatise on the Spirit and the Letter

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  • War Peace And Violence

    $26.00

    In a world of war, terrorism, and other geopolitical threats to global stability, how should committed Christians honor Jesus Christ and his Word? How should Christians think and act when it comes to church-state relations, the preservation of order, the practice of just peacemaking, and the use of coercive force?

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s Spectrum series, four contributors–experts in Christian ethics, political philosophy, and international affairs–offer the best of current Christian thinking on issues of war and peace. They present four distinct views:

    *Eric Patterson, just war view
    *Myles Werntz, nonviolence view
    *A. J. Nolte, Christian realist view
    *Meic Pearse, church historical view

    Each contributor makes a case for his own view and responds to the others, highlighting complexities and real-world implications of the various perspectives. Edited and with an introduction and conclusion by the philosopher Paul Copan, this book provides a helpful orientation to the key positions today.

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  • On Earth As In Heaven

    $34.99

    The heavenly city of God resurrects the cities of men.

    On Earth as in Heaven calls the church to embrace her identity and mission as one shaped by biblical theology and liturgy. The world grows increasingly polarized and politicized, but the church’s commission remains unchanged. Christians carry out Jesus’s mission by being the church. To change the world, the church needs only to be what she is–the bride of Christ–and to do what she does–teach, preach, sing, pray, break bread. Cultural and political mission and individual witness and service all spring from the church’s liturgical life. As the church proclaims God’s word and practices vibrant liturgy, she is God’s heavenly city, shining as a light to the world.

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  • Theology In The Capitalocene

    $22.00

    In times of rising pressures and catastrophes, people yearn for alternatives. So does the planet. Protests are often a start, but rebellion is not revolution, nor does it always lead to transformation.

    In this incisive and compelling new book, Joerg Rieger takes a new look at the things that cause unease and discomfort in our time, leading to the growing destruction and death of people and the planet. Only when these causes are understood, he argues, can real alternatives be developed.

    And yet, understanding is only a start. Solidarity, and the willingness to work at the seemingly impossible intersections of everything–the triad of gender, race, and class, yes, but more beyond–must mark the work of theology.

    Without solidarities that match the complexities of our world, the best we can hope for is inclusion in the dominant system but hardly the systemic change and liberation we so desperately need.

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  • Christ And The Powers Of Darkness

    $19.99

    Make no mistake about it: the father of lies is waging a war against your soul. At the end of your life, it will be either he who has won – or you, through God’s grace.

    Here is the book that pulls the curtain back on the devil’s strategies and shows you how to safeguard yourself and your family against his deadly methods.

    In this spiritual classic, Fr. Godfrey Raupert unveils the true aim and character of those dangerous forces seeking to destroy your peace and your way of life. You’ll learn how the devil and his fallen angels leverage your natural temperament and disposition in their efforts to inflict damage upon your soul. You’ll also learn why souls are increasingly attacked as they reach higher degrees of sanctity and how your own heroic spiritual efforts can thwart demonic activity.

    Armed with revealing examples from the Old Testament to today, Fr. Raupert shows us how the work of evil spirits is stealthy and subtle – so subtle that even their presence and operation are often layers removed and not even suspected. He also shares in chilling detail true cases of exorcisms and house hauntings and what our Lord seeks to teach us through each.

    In addition, Father Raupert answers questions such as:

    Can evil spirits read our minds?

    What is the difference between demonic possession and demonic obsession?

    Why does God not use His power to destroy rebellious angels?

    What is the difference between false and true mysticism?

    Why is spending time alone with God imperative?

    What is the most powerful defense against falling prey to the devil?

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  • Justification By The Word

    $39.99

    God’s Word creates what he commands

    In Justification by the Word, Jack D. Kilcrease reintroduces Martin Luther’s key doctrine. Though a linchpin of the Reformation, Luther’s view of justification is often misunderstood. For Luther, justification is an expression of God’s creative Word. To understand Luther on justification, one must grasp his doctrine of the Word. The same God who declared let there be light–and it was so–also declares your sins are forgiven. Justification is an objective reality. It is achieved in Christ’s resurrection and received through an encounter with the risen Christ in Word and sacrament. Justification turns us outward, away from our own unsteady feelings and limited understanding, to look to Christ. And the church must preach justification, lest we so easily forfeit the joy of the gospel.

    Justification by the Word inspires readers to reencounter the radical doctrine of justification by faith alone.

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  • Christian Theology : Biblical, Historical, And Systematic

    $59.99

    The church has been entrusted with God’s revelation-and to steward the word of truth, we must confess the Bible’s teaching with clarity and conviction. Adam Harwood’s Christian Theology is both biblically faithful and historically informed, providing a fresh synthesis of the essential doctrines of the faith. Writing from a Free Will Baptist perspective, Harwood brings fresh insights that many systematic theologies lack.

    With readable prose, suggestions for further study, and discussion questions, Christian Theology will equip students and pastors to clarify and articulate what they believe and why.

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  • Christ Of The Consummation Volume 1

    $27.99

    At the moment when Jesus entered the realm of redemptive history, God’s people and the hurting world needed no further promises or prophecies. The one thing they lacked was fulfillment-they needed the promised Messiah and his consummate kingdom to come.

    Noted theologian O. Palmer Robertson’s three-volume The Christ of the Consummation explores progressive revelation across the redemptive history of the New Testament. The first volume, The Testimony of the Four Gospels, emphasizes the eyewitness character of the four men who attest to the supernatural in-breaking of the Christ. In the rich tapestry of the Gospels, we see Christ overcome the powers of Satan, gradually unveil his identity by words and works, call and commission disciples, die on the cross, be raised, and ascend to heaven. By each witnessing distinctive aspects of the coming of the King and the establishment of his kingdom, the gospel writers boldly describe a new phase in redemptive revelation.

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  • Christian Theology Of Science

    $49.99

    An author on the cutting edge of today’s theology and science discussions argues that creedal Christianity has much to contribute to the ongoing conversation. This book contains an intellectual history of theology’s engagement with science during the modern period, critiques current approaches, and makes a constructive proposal for how a Christian theological vision of natural knowledge can be better pursued. The author explains that when Christians treat theology as their first truth discourse, it is good for both science and religion. Foreword by David Bentley Hart.

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  • Across The Spectrum

    $59.99

    This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular four-views format. This third edition of a well-received textbook (over 60,000 copies sold) has been updated and revised throughout. It examines positions taken by evangelical scholars on 17 seminal issues. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter “For Further Reading” sections, an extensive glossary, and an appendix that addresses contrasting views on 15 additional issues in contemporary evangelicalism.

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  • Bible And Baptism

    $39.99

    This addition to A Catholic Biblical Theology of the Sacraments series provides readers with a deeper appreciation of God’s gifts and call in the Sacraments through a renewed encounter with God’s Word.

    New Testament scholar Isaac Morales, OP, offers a biblical theology of the initiatory rite of baptism that will be interesting and informative to the church catholic. Morales provides a synthetic biblical account of the sacrament of baptism, rooted in the rich water symbolism of the Old Testament and finding its full flourishing in baptismal participation in the saving events of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection as described in the New Testament. This book provides lay teachers with background and depth on topics taught frequently in the parish, making it suitable for classroom use and parish ministry.

    The series editors are Timothy C. Gray and John Sehorn. Gray is president of the Augustine Institute, which has one million subscribers to its online content channel, Formed.org. Gray and Sehorn both teach at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, which prepares students for Christian mission through on-campus and distance education programs.

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  • Christian Theology Of Science

    $24.99

    An author on the cutting edge of today’s theology and science discussions argues that creedal Christianity has much to contribute to the ongoing conversation. This book contains an intellectual history of theology’s engagement with science during the modern period, critiques current approaches, and makes a constructive proposal for how a Christian theological vision of natural knowledge can be better pursued. The author explains that when Christians treat theology as their first truth discourse, it is good for both science and religion. Foreword by David Bentley Hart.

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  • Lord Roars : Recovering The Prophetic Voice For Today

    $24.99

    The world cries out for a prophetic word to the chaos, unrest, and destructiveness of our times. Can the biblical prophets speak into our world today?

    Leading Old Testament ethicist M. Daniel Carroll R. shows that learning from the prophets can make us better prepared for Christian witness. In this guide to the ethical material of Old Testament prophetic literature, Carroll highlights key ethical concerns of the three prophets most associated with social critique–Amos, Isaiah, and Micah–showing their relevance for those who wish to speak with a prophetic voice today.

    The book focuses on the pride that generates injustice and the religious life that legitimates an unacceptable status quo–both of which bring judgment–as well as the ethical importance of the visions of restoration after divine judgment. Each of these components in the biblical text makes its own particular call to readers to respond in an appropriate manner. The book also links biblical teaching with prophetic voices of the modern era.

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  • Across The Spectrum

    $35.99

    This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular four-views format. This third edition of a well-received textbook (over 60,000 copies sold) has been updated and revised throughout. It examines positions taken by evangelical scholars on 17 seminal issues. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter “For Further Reading” sections, an extensive glossary, and an appendix that addresses contrasting views on 15 additional issues in contemporary evangelicalism.

    Add to cart
  • Bible And Baptism

    $22.99

    This addition to A Catholic Biblical Theology of the Sacraments series provides readers with a deeper appreciation of God’s gifts and call in the Sacraments through a renewed encounter with God’s Word.

    New Testament scholar Isaac Morales, OP, offers a biblical theology of the initiatory rite of baptism that will be interesting and informative to the church catholic. Morales provides a synthetic biblical account of the sacrament of baptism, rooted in the rich water symbolism of the Old Testament and finding its full flourishing in baptismal participation in the saving events of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection as described in the New Testament. This book provides lay teachers with background and depth on topics taught frequently in the parish, making it suitable for classroom use and parish ministry.

    The series editors are Timothy C. Gray and John Sehorn. Gray is president of the Augustine Institute, which has one million subscribers to its online content channel, Formed.org. Gray and Sehorn both teach at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, which prepares students for Christian mission through on-campus and distance education programs.

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  • God Who Riots

    $18.99

    For thousands of years, religious messages have been used to either uphold the status quo or upend it. And while we are all very familiar with the kind of conservative Christianity that suppresses liberation and justifies oppression, progressive Christians are just as guilty of upholding unjust systems when we prioritize harmony and unity over justice. True justice requires us to choose sides. True justice requires action. When we look at Scripture, we see that the God of the Bible was never neutral. Again and again God chooses the side of the oppressed. Jesus said the Spirit of the Lord anointed him to let the oppressed go free, and those of us who claim to follow Jesus today must commit to this radical mission of liberation.

    In The God Who Riots, popular YouTuber and public theologian Damon Garcia uses his frank, tell-it-like-it-is style to connect us with the Jesus who flipped tables in the temple and led an empire-destabilizing movement for liberation. The spirit of this God is embodied in today’s protests, riots, and strikes. As we join this struggle for liberation, we are joining the God who riots alongside us, within us, and through us.

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  • Church In The Public

    $26.00

    How should the church relate to the public sphere? The body politic? The state? The economic order? The natural world? For too many Christians and churches, being in the world but not of it has resulted in either a theocratic impulse to seize the reins of secular power or a quietistic retreat from the world and its material concerns. The Church in the Public shows how this dualism has corrupted the church’s social witness and allowed neoliberal and neocolonial ideas to assert control of public and political life.

    Dualism has rendered the church not only indifferent to but also complicitous with the state’s bio- and power-politics. Because of this outdated framework of the church’s political theology, the church has been reluctant to engage in challenging structural and systemic injustice in this world. But rather than counseling despair or making a case for Christendom, Ilsup Ahn argues for a public church, one that collaborates and cooperates with other public actors and entities in the promotion of a just social order.

    The book traces this third way back to the apostolic age and offers practical approaches for enacting it today. Central to this vision is the analogy of the rhizome–that strange, unique form of life that lives underground, grows horizontally, and is capable of regeneration. The Church in the Public draws on this image to develop a political theology for engaging the world, identifying with the oppressed, and binding up the broken.

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  • Faith In The New Testament

    $49.99

    A classic study now available in English

    First appearing in 1885, Schlatter’s Der Glaube im Neuen Testament ( Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the concept of faith. Taking into account Old Testament, rabbinic, and key first-century writings, Schlatter provides an exhaustive study on the meaning and implications of faith in the New Testament. It is a philological masterpiece, making its translation into English a great contribution to New Testament theological studies. This fresh translation retains the substance and style of his original work, giving a new audience direct access to Schlatter’s work. Schlatter’s rigorous thought remains invaluable today.

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  • Fruitful Theology : How The Life Of The Mind Leads To The Life Of The Soul

    $17.99

    Why do the theologians rage?

    Even a cursory scrolling of social media may lead you to the conclusion that you have to be angry to do theology. Sadly, our day is characterized by theological fighting-complete with harsh words, exaggeration, biting sarcasm, and the spirit of tearing down our brothers and sisters in Christ. But it does not have to be this way. In fact, it should not be this way.

    In Fruitful Theology, Ronni Kurtz swims upstream to counter this prevailing problem. Instead of theology leading to anger, division, and discord, this book shows that the life of the mind can actually lead to the fruit of the Spirit. Fruitful Theology is for anyone who:

    *Wants to grow in an understanding of Scripture, but is afraid that knowledge will make them arrogant;

    *Is confused about the relationship between doctrine and Christian living;

    *Is concerned that theological conviction promotes disunity and discord among Christians;

    *Desires to grow in Christian maturity, but isn’t sure how theology fits into that desire.

    What if our speech and conduct were seasoned more with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? How might the church’s unity be restored, and our witness be maximized, if we were characterized by the fruit of the Spirit instead of the spirit of our age? Theology may not be the most obvious candidate in helping reorient our life towards the fruit of the Spirit, but a right contemplation of God can indeed lead to right living for God, and that is exactly what this book hopes to explore.

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  • Quest To Save The Old Testament

    $29.99

    Enlightenment attempts to save the Old Testament

    Pastors and scholars today lament the Old Testament’s neglect in the West. But this is nothing new. In the eighteenth century, natural philosopher John Hutchinson witnessed the Old Testament becoming devalued as Scripture. And in his mind, the blame lay with Isaac Newton.

    In The Quest to Save the Old Testament, David Ney traces the battle over Scripture during the Enlightenment period. For Hutchinson, critical scholarship’s enchantment with the naturalism of Newton undermined the study of the Old Testament. As cultural forces reshaped biblical interpretation, Hutchinson spawned a movement that sought, above all, to reclaim the Old Testament as Christian Scripture. Hutchinson’s followers sought to be shaped by Scripture, not culture. Rejecting the Newtonian degradation of history, they offered a compelling figural defense of the Old Testament’s doctrinal and moral significance. The Old Testament is the voice of Providence. It is the means of discerning God’s hand at work both in nature and in history.

    The Quest to Save the Old Testament is a timely retelling of fateful and faithful attempts to “save” the Old Testament.

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  • Reformed Dogmatics In Dialogue

    $29.99

    Two Reformed giants in conversation

    Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth are widely considered to be the greatest North American and Swiss theologians, respectively. Though situated in vastly different contexts and separated by nearly two hundred years, they shared intriguing similarities. Both employed exegesis, theology, and philosophy with ease. Both reasoned with unique quality, depth, and timelessness. Both resisted liberal shifts of their day while remaining creative thinkers. And both were Reformed without uncritically assuming the tradition.

    Edited by Uche Anizor and Kyle Strobel, ReformedDogmatics in Dialogue engages Edwards and Barth for constructive dogmatics. Each chapter brings these theologians into conversation on classic theological categories, such as the doctrine of God, atonement, and ecclesiology, as well as topics of particular interest to both, such as aesthetics and philosophy. As with all great theologians, Edwards and Barth continue to illuminate Christian doctrine. Readers will appreciate their rigor of thought and devotion to Christ.

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  • Virtuous Persuasion : A Theology Of Christian Mission

    $29.99

    Christians should make disciples as disciples.

    Christians who are engaged in missions regularly face ethical challenges. But the approaches and standards of modern missions often further complicate, rather than alleviate, matters. Modern missiology debates what actions constitute mission work, how to measure growth, and the difference between persuasion and coercion. In Virtuous Persuasion, Michael Niebauer casts a holistic vision for Christian mission that is rooted in theological ethics and moral philosophy. Niebauer proposes a theology of mission grounded in virtue. Becoming a skilled missionary is more about following Christ than mastering techniques. Christian mission is best understood as specific activities that develop virtue in its practitioners and move them toward their ultimate goal of partaking in the glory of God. With Virtuous Persuasion, you can rethink the essence of Jesus’s Great Commission and how we seek to fulfill it.

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  • 1 Samuel

    $32.00

    This addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of 1 Samuel. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church–providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups–and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Seeing Is Believing

    $32.00

    How might film reveal God?

    In its most basic form, film is a series of images displayed over time. Of course, film has developed greatly since the Lumiere brothers by adding components such as sound, special effects, digital recording, and more to create an increasingly complex artistic medium. Historically, film studies has often focused on the narrative aspect of film as it seeks to tell a story. More recent studies, however, have turned attention to other elements of film, such as the musical score. Yet, film remains, in a sense, a series of images.

    In this study, the latest in IVP Academic’s Studies in Theology and the Arts (STA) series, theologian Richard Goodwin considers how the images that constitute film might be a conduit of God’s revelation. By considering works by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Bresson, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, and more, Goodwin argues that by inviting emotional responses, film images can be a medium of divine revelation.

    Blessed are those who have seen God… through film.

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  • Glories Of Heaven

    $19.95

    “And yet the visible sun, as splendid as it is, is a mere created object, and is therefore certainly less radiant than the divine splendor, and less beautiful than the glory of the God Who fashioned it. It consequently follows that the bodies of the saints–suffused with this glory of God–will surpass the beauty and radiance of the sun itself.”
    –Saint Anselm

    The great Doctor of the Church and Benedictine monk Saint Anselm has assembled one of the greatest books ever written on heaven. Relying on his profound insights from prayer and his deep love for Sacred Scripture, Anselm systematically describes various aspects of the happiness of heaven: the beauty of the bodies of the blessed, the velocity of the glorified bodies of the saints in heaven, the strength of the blessed, the pleasures of heaven, and much more. At the same time, Saint Anselm does not shy away from the reality of hell and its unending torments. Nothing spurs the soul to repentance like the thought of being eternally separated from God.

    To obtain our celestial homeland, Saint Anselm instructs the reader to meditate daily on the day of judgment and the blessings of heaven. Saint Anselm, who later became an archbishop of Canterbury, exhorts the faithful to daily conversion and heartfelt prayers. It is a book that will make you long for heaven with all your heart and slowly detach you from this world, where “the pleasures, joys, and honors of this mortal life are but brief and ephemeral.”

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  • Augustines Preached Theology

    $45.00

    Vital insights from Augustine’s sermons on the life of faith.

    Augustine is not usually thought of today as a preacher, but he delivered sermons weekly over the course of nearly forty years to his congregation in Hippo Regius and occasionally also in Carthage and other Roman cities he visited as bishop. The differences between his sermons and his theological treatises are striking but not surprising considering that the treatises targeted an elite, educated audience while his preaching was intended for Christians who lived-then as now-by the spoken and remembered rather than the written word. Where Augustine’s treatises were intellectual, intricate, and theoretical, the rhetoric of his sermons is characterized by conviction, emotion, and a firm commitment to putting faith into action.

    This volume by renowned Augustine scholar Patout Burns explores the theology of Augustine’s preaching. Utilizing recent advances in the chronological ordering of Augustine’s extant sermons, Burns traces the development of their core thematic elements-wealth and poverty, sin and forgiveness, baptism, eucharist, marriage, the role of clergy, the interpretation of Scripture, the human condition, and the saving work of Christ. He also identifies the influence and manifestation of significant controversies in Augustine’s preaching, most notably Donatism and Pelagianism. As Burns shows, most of Augustine’s groundbreaking insights on the relation of Christ to Christians was developed in his sermons.

    Like any good preacher, Augustine strove to establish a dialogue between scripture and lived experience through his sermons-and did so quite effectively. Thus, pastors as well as scholars will benefit from Burns’s insight into the teachings of one of the most effective ministers in Christian history.

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  • Whats The Point Of Theology

    $18.99

    Theology is the study of the nature of God and of religious belief. But why should that matter to us?

    What’s the point of theology?

    In this wonderfully accessible book, renowned theologian Alister McGrath answers that question–What’s the point of theology?–and explores the depth and breadth theology can bring to our lives. Drawing on insights from his experience of coming to Christianity from atheism, this exhilarating and enlightening volume reveals how theology can help us grow in wisdom, contribute to our wellbeing, spark our innate sense of wonder, and above all, grow in faith and love as we draw ever closer to the divine.

    Ideal for new and seasoned Christians who want to engage more deeply with their faith, as well as those who are puzzled by spiritual matters and curious to find out more, What’s the Point of Theology? will open your eyes to all that theology has to offer–a wiser understanding of what really matters, a richer vision of the good life, a deeper appreciation of the beauty of nature, and an avenue to strengthen your faith and relationship with God.

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  • Trinitarian Dogmatics : Exploring The Grammar Of The Christian Doctrine Of

    $59.99

    This introduction draws on the breadth of the Christian tradition to present a biblically grounded, globally informed, and conceptually precise account of the doctrine of the Trinity. It covers key themes and concepts, offering an alternative to introductory texts on the Trinity that are arranged historically/chronologically. The book incorporates majority world theology, engages important debates in contemporary biblical studies, and draws on neglected historical figures. It also contains a glossary of trinitarian terms and an annotated bibliography of major works on the doctrine of God.

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  • Trinitarian Dogmatics : Exploring The Grammar Of The Christian Doctrine Of

    $29.99

    This introduction draws on the breadth of the Christian tradition to present a biblically grounded, globally informed, and conceptually precise account of the doctrine of the Trinity. It covers key themes and concepts, offering an alternative to introductory texts on the Trinity that are arranged historically/chronologically. The book incorporates majority world theology, engages important debates in contemporary biblical studies, and draws on neglected historical figures. It also contains a glossary of trinitarian terms and an annotated bibliography of major works on the doctrine of God.

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  • From Prisoner To Prince

    $24.00

    The story of Joseph is prominent in the book of Genesis and yet is rarely mentioned in the rest of Scripture.

    How then do we understand Joseph’s significance in redemptive history? When Christians have addressed this question, the conversation has frequently turned toward typology: Is Joseph a type of the Messiah?

    Messianic interpretations of the Joseph narrative have often lacked methodological rigor or have simply failed to make a convincing case. Most often interpreters have simply noted historical correspondences between Joseph and Jesus, without considering the narrative’s function in the context of Genesis, its redemptive-historical significance, or its appropriation by later biblical authors.

    In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Samuel Emadi offers a more comprehensive canonical treatment of the Joseph narrative. He considers Genesis 37-50 in its own literary and theological context, intra-canonical development of the Joseph story via inner-biblical allusion, and New Testament references and allusions. Emadi defends the notion that Joseph functions as the resolution to the plot of Genesis and that this story typologically influences how later biblical authors narrate redemptive history, culminating in the New Testament’s portrayal of Jesus as an antitypical, new and final Joseph.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

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  • Explorers Guide To John Calvin

    $22.00

    Creation is the theater of God’s glory. Scripture is like a pair of glasses that clarifies our vision of God. Justification is the hinge on which religion turns.

    These and other affirmations are often associated with John Calvin, the 16th-century French Protestant Reformer best known for his ministry in Geneva and his authorship of the Institutes of the Christian Religion. Over the course of his lifetime and through several editions, Calvin expanded the Institutes from a brief study to a four-volume book that covers the main doctrines of the Christian faith and continues to shape the theology of the Reformed tradition.

    In this volume, Reformed theologian Yudha Thianto guides readers through a careful study of Calvin’s Institutes. After setting Calvin and his writing in their historical context, he outlines the most significant aspects of Calvin’s theology, guiding those who would know more about his work and, through it, the God who inspired him.

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  • Truth Theology And Perspective

    $21.99

    Study Systematic Theology through the Lens of Truth

    There are many themes that flow through and unite the entirety of Scripture, and in his latest book, scholar Vern S. Poythress explores the relationship between God and truth.

    In Truth, Theology, and Perspective, Poythress explains how truth informs and confirms what the Bible teaches. In addition to a theology of objective truth, he explains how it is interwoven through each of the major topics in systematic theology, such as revelation, the Bible, man, Christ, salvation, and eschatology. This perspective highlights how the interconnectedness and harmony of Scripture is an extension of God’s own truthfulness and how this attribute is manifested in all of creation, prompting us to greater worship and gratitude to God.

    *For Those Interested in Systematic Theology: Particularly college students, seminarians, and pastors

    *Written by Vern S. Poythress: Author of many works on biblical interpretation, science, and history including In the Beginning Was the Word; Redeeming Science; and Inerrancy and Worldview

    *New Perspective: Major topics in systematic theology studied through the lens of truth

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  • Change Of Heart

    $38.00

    How did one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated liberals have such a dramatic change of heart?

    After growing up in the heart of rural Methodism in Oklahoma, Thomas Oden found Marx, Nietzsche and Freud storming into his imagination. He joined the post-World War II pacifist movement and became enamored with every aspect of the 1950s’ ecumenical Student Christian Movement. Ten years before America’s entry into the Vietnam war he admired Ho Chi Min as an agrarian patriot. For Oden, every turn was a left turn.

    At Yale he earned his PhD under H. Richard Niebuhr and later met with some of the most formidable minds of the era–enjoying conversations with Gadamer, Bultmann and Pannenberg as well as a lengthy discussion with Karl Barth at a makeshift office in his hospital room. While traveling with his family through Turkey, Syria and Israel, he attended Vatican II as an observer and got his first taste of ancient Christianity. And slowly, he stopped making left turns.

    Oden’s enthusiasms for pacifism, ecumenism and the interface between theology and psychotherapy were ambushed by varied shapes of reality. Yet it was a challenge from a Jewish scholar, his friend and mentor Will Herberg, that precipitated his most dramatic turn–back to the great minds of ancient Christianity. Later a meeting with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) planted the seeds for what became Oden’s highly influential Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. This fascinating memoir walks us through not only his personal history but some of the most memorable chapters in twentieth-century theology.

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  • Meaning Of The World Is Love

    $17.95

    Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988), a prolific Catholic theologian from Switzerland, has been called a “new Father of the Church”. His work–shaped not only by traditional theology and philosophy, but by literature, art, and music–made an impact on both Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Aidan Nichols, O.P., describes Balthasar’s fifteen-volume masterwork, the Trilogy, as “perhaps the high-point of twentieth-century Catholic theology”.

    Yet for all Balthasar’s brilliance, the core of his theology is extraordinarily simple: love–for God is love. Love lies at the center of life, indeed, at the center of being itself. For Balthasar, the answers to all of man’s big, existential questions revolve around love.

    The Meaning of the World Is Love, compiled by psychologist Richard Clements, brings Balthasar’s meditations to a wider audience, using brief excerpts from the theologian to walk readers through the landscape of divine love, which is our home. The path of love is the path of self-gift–as well as of truth, goodness, and beauty–and it is the only way to genuine fulfillment. Balthasar, as Clements shows, can point us to the very heart of reality: God, who gives himself to us without reserve.

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  • Paschal Paradox : Reflections On A Life Of Spiritual Evolution

    $21.99

    In this provocative spiritual autobiography, Diarmuid O’Murchu explores the many paschal journeys in his personal life as well as in the life of the church and the world. He shows how the paschal paradox-the movement through death and resurrection-is at the heart of God’s creation and gives meaning to all life.

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  • Suffering Not Power

    $26.99

    Overturning a popular view of the atonement

    Was Christ’s death a victory over death or a substitution for sin? Many today follow Gustav Aulen’s Christus Victor view, which portrays Christ’s death as primarily a ransom paid to the powers of evil and which, according to Aulen, reflected the beliefs of the early church. Aulen held that this ransom theory view dominated until Anselm reframed atonement as satisfaction and the Reformers reframed it as penal substitution.

    In Suffering, Not Power, Benjamin Wheaton challenges this common narrative that Christ’s work of atonement was reframed by Anselm, showing that sacrificial and substitutionary language was common well before Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo. Wheaton displays this through a careful analysis of three medieval theologians whose writings on the atonement are commonly overlooked: Caesarius of Arles, Haimo of Auxerre, and Dante Alighieri. These figures come from different times and contexts and wrote in different genres, but each spoke of Christ’s death as a sacrifice of expiation and propitiation made by God to God.

    Let history speak for itself, read the evidence, and reconsider the church’s belief in Christ’s substitutionary death for sinners.

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  • Gods Provision Humanitys Need

    $38.00

    In a world often consumed with self-sufficiency, this book reminds us that humans have an innate need for the grace of God’s personal presence. Christa McKirland, an author doing research at the intersection of Christian theology and the sciences, argues for a new way of understanding the image of God. She makes an exegetical and theological case that human beings were created to need the presence of God in order to flourish. Such a need is not a liability but our greatest human dignity. Foreword by Alan Torrance.

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  • Against Liberal Theology

    $18.99

    Liberal Christian theology permeates mainlines denominations and progressive circles of the church to this day. But what is liberal theology? What are progressive Christians progressing toward, and what are they leaving behind?

    In Against Liberal Theology, professor and theologian Roger E. Olson warns progressive and mainline Christians against passively accepting the ideas of liberal theology without thinking through the consequences. In doing so, he examines the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, the main ideas of liberal theology, the way today’s mainline and progressive Christianity relates to classic liberalism, and how classic Christian faith and liberal Christianity connect and contradict. Following in the footsteps of Gresham Machen’s now-classic Christianity and Liberalism 100 years ago, Olson worries that liberal Christianity may not be Christianity but a different religion altogether.

    After examining the origins of liberal theology in the nineteenth century, Olson examines how liberal theology views:

    *Sources of truth
    *The Bible
    *God
    *Jesus Christ
    *Salvation
    *The Future

    Gentle but direct, Olson provides an even-handed assessment and critique of the ideas of liberal theology and worries that liberal Christianity has strayed too far from the classic Christian orthodoxy of the fathers and creeds to be considered “Christian” at all.

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  • Doctrine Of The Word Of God

    $29.99

    A Guided Tour of One of the Greatest Theological Works of the Twentieth Century

    Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics is considered by many to be the most important theological work of the twentieth century and for many people reading it, or at least understanding it contents and arguments, is a lifelong goal. Yet its enormous size, at over 12,000 pages (in English translations) and enough print volumes to fill an entire shelf, make reading it a daunting prospect for seasoned theologians and novices alike.

    Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics for Everyone, Volume 1–The Doctrine of the Word of God helps bridge the gap for would-be Karl Barth readers from beginners to professionals by offering an introduction to Barth’s theology and thought like no other. User-friendly and creative, this guide helps readers get the gist, significance, and relevance of what Barth intended for the church… to restore the focus of theology and revitalize the practices of the church.

    Each section contains insights for pastors, new theologians, professionals, and ordinary people including:
    *Summaries of the section
    *Contextual considerations
    *And other visually informative features that reinforce the main points of the Barth’s thought

    In addition, each volume features the voices of authors from different academic disciplines who contribute brief reflections on the value of Church Dogmatics for creative discovery in their disciplines. Volume 1 reflections include:

    *Douglas Campbell (biblical studies)
    *Myk Habets (systematic theology)
    *Richard Keith (pastors)
    *Julie Canlis (ordinary people)
    *James Chaousis (mental health)
    *John Vissers (spiritual formation)

    Whether you are just discovering Barth or want a fresh look at his magnum opus, this series invites you to an enjoyable and insightful journey into the Church Dogmatics.

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  • History Of The Devil Ancient And Modern

    $24.99

    The History of the Devil is a classic historical and religious book universally considered one of Daniel Defoe’s greatest works of non-fiction. The book was first published in 1726 and made an immediate impact on English literature, society and the ecclesiastical community in the early 18th century and continues to enrich humanity as a faithful source of historical and biblical truth and wisdom.

    The History of the Devil cleverly unfolds the actions, devices, and evil nature of Satan and his host of devils against God and mankind throughout the history of the world. Defoe divides the book into two parts: Ancient, or the time from before the creation of the universe to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ; and Modern, or from the time of Christ and establishment of the Christian Church to the present day. His style is one that uniquely blends serious biblical principles and history with lighter satirical narrative, especially when dealing with mankind’s many false presuppositions about the Devil, and clearly delineates when each, or both, is applicable to the subject of discussion.

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  • God At Work In The World

    $22.99

    A leading scholar offers an up-to-date articulation of the theological grounding of the missionary endeavor. Lalsangkima (Kima) Pachuau argues that theology of mission deals with God’s work in and for the world, which is centered on salvation in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pachuau brings a global perspective to mission theology, explains how theology of mission is related to theology as a discipline, and recognizes recent critiques of “missions,” offering a compelling response rooted in the very nature of God.

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  • God At Work In The World

    $39.99

    A leading scholar offers an up-to-date articulation of the theological grounding of the missionary endeavor. Lalsangkima (Kima) Pachuau argues that theology of mission deals with God’s work in and for the world, which is centered on salvation in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pachuau brings a global perspective to mission theology, explains how theology of mission is related to theology as a discipline, and recognizes recent critiques of “missions,” offering a compelling response rooted in the very nature of God.

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  • Gods Provision Humanitys Need

    $69.99

    In a world often consumed with self-sufficiency, this book reminds us that humans have an innate need for the grace of God’s personal presence. Christa McKirland, an author doing research at the intersection of Christian theology and the sciences, argues for a new way of understanding the image of God. She makes an exegetical and theological case that human beings were created to need the presence of God in order to flourish. Such a need is not a liability but our greatest human dignity. Foreword by Alan Torrance.

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  • God In Eternity And Time

    $29.99

    When theology begins with God’s eternal will and knowledge, determinism tends to result. In God in Eternity and Time, eminent scholar Robert Picirilli argues we should look first to God’s creation and the incarnation-to the created order where God has chosen to act and reveal himself. As God’s decrees and foreknowledge in eternity are then read in light of his acts in time, God’s interactions with human beings on the personal level of influence and response clearly reveal themselves.

    God in Eternity and Time presents a fresh argument for libertarian human freedom. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book explores how God speaks and acts in creation, while the second carefully examines foreknowledge and “middle knowledge,” demonstrating the fallacy of logical arguments against freedom based on foreknowledge.

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  • Questions And Answers On The Shorter Catechism

    $24.00

    Print on demand
    “John Brown of Haddington’s ‘Questions and Answers on the Shorter Catechism’ is one of the most remarkable and unique doctrinal books ever written. Each question of the Westminster’s Shorter Catechism prompts numerous questions from the author – over 4,400 in all. The author provides remarkably succinct answers, each of which is supported by Scripture. We know of no catechetical work that packs so much Reformed doctrinal truth in such a short compass. Brown is a master at providing pungent, scripturally-based, Christ-centered, sound and experiental answers that can be understood readily by both older teenagers and adults. We have often turned to this practical work in preparing for teaching catechism class, and have found it more helpful than any other not only in its answers, but also in its questions!”

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  • Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

    $15.99

    Long before you and I were born, more than a millennia ago, believers in Jesus were filled with love for God and each other. The “fire and brimstone” theology we are familiar with today emerged during the Dark Ages. Beforehand, generations of Christians were joyful with an ever-present comfort in God’s grace and forgiveness. They didn’t believe in an angry God who judged and punished them with eternal separation from Him.

    This book is a clarion call for believers to re-take the biblical truth of a God who is love and seeks only to save and not condemn. The author sheds new light and a fresh perspective on God’s original plan and His enduring love for each of us.

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  • Springtime That Never Came

    $21.95

    The faithful deprived of the Mass. Persecution and removal of clergy. Promulgation of communism and rampant heresies. Dehumanization, dictatorship, and the destruction of life.

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider experienced these sufferings growing up in the 1960s in the former Soviet Union, and they are now a reality in the West. A witness to the truth passed down from the apostles, Bishop Schneider explains that, especially since the time of the French Revolution, natural law, order, and a sense of the supernatural have been eroded and replaced, through Freemasonry and other false ideologies, with widespread apostasy, to the point where society is now almost entirely devoid of God.

    This riveting and climactic interview with Bishop Schneider tackles each and every controversial issue of our time. With charity, wisdom, and occasional humor, Bishop Schneider provides a rich historical and theological perspective with straightforward answers to a profusion of startling questions on topics such as ecumenism, ecology, Mass reforms, the German Church, Hell, Purgatory, sin, heresy, the roles of women in the Church, the traditional liturgy, and much more! Amid the encircling darkness, this compendium of straight, authoritative answers elucidates the truths of our Faith with a piercing light. It will make you cheer as it reorients you on your journey with Christ. Be encouraged, as Bishop Schneider provides inspiring insights for the battle. Be enthused to uphold Church teachings and worship God no matter the challenges that may lie ahead. Be strengthened to trust God and follow the examples of the saints. Be energized to live your vocation and stand up courageously in our chaotic times.

    In The Springtime That Never Came, Bishop Schneider calls for a “new apologetics” and “re-Catholicization” of countries that have lost the Catholic Faith. He teaches us to avoid the “mental gymnastics” caused by theological confusion and assures us that souls return to the Church through repentance and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament, Eucharistic Adoration and processions, Confession, and the Holy Rosary. Bishop Schneider believes our current situation, marked in many places by a deprivation of Holy Mass and Communion, is God’s “merciful appeal for a true eucharistic conversion of the whole Church.”

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  • Batman Is Jesus

    $16.99

    Artist-theologian Siku, creator of The Manga Bible and artist on Judge Dredd, introduces the concept of Narrative Theology – and the specific subset of Graphic Theology – that informs his unique work and ministry. Through the visual language of superhero archetypes, legend and lore, he demonstrates a contemporary method of engaging with the Bible that resonates with how the Hebrew sages and prophets of pre-antiquity read Scripture. This one-of-a-kind contribution to the My Theology series is presented in full colour as a mix of text and Siku’s dynamic artwork and comic-style illustration.

    In the My Theology series, the world’s leading Christian thinkers explain some of the principal tenets of their theological beliefs in concise, pocket-sized books.

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  • Klaas Schilder Reader

    $49.99

    Recovering a forgotten theologian.

    Klaas Schilder (1890-1952) was a prominent Dutch Reformed theologian in the early twentieth century, first as a pastor and then as a professor. While his fame spread to North America in the 1940s, he is mostly forgotten today. In Schilder Reader: The Essential Theological Writings, readers will rediscover this important Dutch theologian.

    Working in the tradition of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck, Schilder applies Dutch Neo–Calvinism to the twentieth century. This includes secularism, the rise and influence of Karl Barth, opposition to Nazism, and the relation between the church and society. Schilder Reader contextualizes his work and furthers the neo–Calvinist tradition.

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  • Reading Theology Wisely

    $18.00

    Theology is for everyone-not just pastors and scholars.

    In this illuminating introduction, Kent Eilers invites Christians of all backgrounds into the practice of reading theology. With a classroom-tested approach, Eilers shows how theology can form the imagination and enhance “the human capacity for perceiving reality beyond the surface of things”-allowing Christians to see and experience God in the everyday. He then guides readers through the essential facets of theology so that it can begin to feel familiar and accessible, even (and especially) to beginners with no prior experience.

    Written conversationally and illustrated beautifully with art by Chris Koelle, Reading Theology Wisely is welcoming and engaging in every respect. Eilers takes a well-rounded approach to his subject, utilizing Scripture and the wisdom of past thinkers as well as references to film and the arts-including a special emphasis on architecture as part of an ongoing metaphor of “inhabiting texts” as we do physical spaces. Each chapter ends with a prayer and questions for reflection and discussion, followed by a “theology lab” in which readers can put the content of the preceding chapter into practice.

    “Could reading theology turn you toward God in astonished worship? Could it enliven your reading of Scripture? Could it move you toward your true self in Christ? Could it turn you toward your neighbors in self-giving love? Could it unmask your prejudices? Could it dethrone your idols? Should we hope for anything less?”

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  • Audacity Of Peace

    $12.75

    In The Audacity of Peace, Scot McKnight sketches a peace ethic, or a peace witness, that embraces the embodied self-denial of Jesus to the point of the cross, which through the resurrection is vindicated by God. As such, a peace ethic volitionally and communally participates in the cruciform pattern of the life of Jesus. Through the power of God’s grace and the indwelling Spirit of God, the participant in the way of Jesus is transformed into a Christoform life. A peace ethic is a lived theology whose discerning witness transcends the specific principles and ideas of that theology.

    In the My Theology series, the world’s leading Christian thinkers explain some of the principal tenets of their theological beliefs in concise, pocket-sized books.

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  • Saints Everlasting Rest

    $24.99

    A Hopeful Puritan Perspective on Suffering and Death

    In the throes of a long illness and confronting the possibility of death, 17th-century theologian Richard Baxter found comfort in the reality of heaven that awaits believers of Christ. During his recovery, Baxter wrote about the afterlife in what would become his best-selling book.

    The Saints’ Everlasting Rest meditates on what Scripture reveals about heaven, helping believers live an abundant, God-honoring life in anticipation of eternal rest. Baxter encourages readers not to become distracted or discouraged by the temporal as he refocuses their minds on the eternal. Confronting difficult topics including sin, suffering, and fear of death, he also emphasizes God’s sufficient grace and how the promise of heaven enriches life on earth.

    Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada: Inspiring message from the founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center

    Great for Personal and Group Study: Each chapter ends with questions for reflection, tackling issues including death, abundant joy, security in Christ, and patience through affliction

    Modernized Version of a Puritan Classic: Abridged and edited, with a detailed summary of Baxter’s life and work, along with short introductions to each chapter

    Biblical Support for Dealing with Grief or Illness: Explains suffering and death from a Christ-centered perspective, with practical tips for living a heavenly life

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  • Hollywood Heroes : How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God

    $16.99

    Seven fictional stories–Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman–point us to the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ.
    Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one that Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you that Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you to see a God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus.

    Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, souls to be won, and growth to be achieved. It helps us recognize–regardless of religious or cultural beliefs–that sacrificing your life for another’s is a powerful and beautiful display of love.

    Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than simply as just another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that we would normally block them with because our worldview has been threatened.

    When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly.

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  • Common Callings And Ordinary Virtues

    $27.99

    Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.

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  • Introducing Old Testament Theology

    $24.99

    A senior scholar and teacher offers a concise, student-level theology of the Old Testament.

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  • Introducing Old Testament Theology

    $49.99

    A senior scholar and teacher offers a concise, student-level theology of the Old Testament.

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  • Theology For Ministry

    $39.99

    When a rich theological perspective is lost, so is the larger story for pastoral ministry. When pastors see how God’s whole counsel shapes and impacts their entire ministry, both pastors and churches will thrive. Deeply connecting theology with practice, this volume seeks to recover the rich scriptural framework for ministry that is grounded in key Christian doctrines such as the Triune God and his decrees, the person and work of Christ, and the application of all the benefits and blessings that come to us through the Spirit in our union with Christ. Contributors such as Joel Beeke, Ligon Duncan, Michael Horton, and Robert Letham write out of their experience both as pastors and theologians, providing a pattern of rich biblical-theological reflection that a vibrant ministry demands and that those engaged in ministry need in order to be sustained in their work.

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  • Practical Religion : Essential Biblical Truths For Daily Christian Living

    $24.99

    Practical Religion, by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), was first published in 1878 and is renowned as a theological and apologetic Christian “classic”-esteemed for its clear, profound and penetrating narrative on the practice of genuine Christian living. Within its pages, Ryle masterfully unfolds practical biblical truths in a series of treatises, or “papers” as he calls them, each written to address a critical aspect of where personal faith in Christ and the practice of that faith in holy living unite and are essential for Christian growth and effective discipleship.

    Ryle exposes hypocrisy and nominalism in religion, or “Churchianity” as he calls it, which was as systemic in his day as it is today. His poignant narrative appeals to the evangelical Church as well as to individuals who profess to be Christians-a call to self-examination in all things, and a return to sound Biblical truths seriously and practically applied in every aspect of life.

    Ryle’s powerful, engaging style penetrates the heart and challenges the mind of its readers and is not for the faint of heart. Ryle’s design is to stir the hearts and minds of those who genuinely and humbly seek a deeper abiding, surrendered life in Christ. No wonder his equally renowned contemporary English minister, Charles Spurgeon, considered Ryle “An evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” J.I. Packer calls Practical Religion, “The manual for the practice of Christianity.”

    J. C. (John Charles) Ryle was the first Bishop of Liverpool, England, and one of the most influential evangelical ministers and writers of the nineteenth century. He was renowned for his rare ability to bring the riches of Biblical truth, plainly and powerfully, to the hearts of his hearers and readers.

    Practical Religion will enrich the believer’s walk with Christ and provide the Church with much needed insight for preaching and living genuine Christianity, now and in every generation!

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  • Atonement : Soundings In Biblical, Trinitarian, And Spiritual Theology

    $19.95

    This book presents the chief insights concerning the mystery of atonement in the works of four theological guides: John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Norbert Hoffmann.

    The author argues for the central importance and perennial value of a theology of atonement, even as she explains the modern aversion to it. The book’s central aim is to deepen our understanding of the biblical claim that God shows himself to be love precisely by sending his Son as atonement. “In this is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:10).

    The book develops a compelling vision of atonement as a process that originates from and is engendered by God’s own power to love. This vision not only takes account of the gravity of sin and its consequences, but also provides a clear illumination of the wholly gratuitous, radically forgiving, passionate and powerful nature of God’s redeeming love for mankind. Distinct from the majority of theological accounts of atonement, which focus almost exclusively on the role of Christ, this book highlights the role of God the Father in the atoning mission of the Son.

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  • Nature And Work Of The Holy Spirit

    $15.99

    Our doctrine of the Holy Spirit influences everything else we believe. He is foundational to our understanding of Scripture, theology, history, and practical Christian living. This book highlights mainstream evangelical systematic theology derived from biblical teaching and draws special attention to the vast scope and depth of the Spirit’s work in all areas of creation and life. Deepen your knowledge of the Spirit as you overview the wisdom and insights he has granted to his church regarding himself. Produced by Third Millennium Ministries for a global, multilingual, evangelical audience, the books in the Christian Essentials series make highly vetted, master’s-level theology clear, personal, and accessible to a broad spectrum of readers.

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  • Life And Work Of Jesus

    $17.99

    Many of us know a lot about Jesus’s earthly life-but we don’t often stop to think about the things he said and did beforehand, the things he’s saying and doing now, or the things he’ll say and do in the future. This book takes a big-picture approach. Who is the Son of God? Why did he choose to be born as Jesus? What did he accomplish during his time on earth? How will his re-turn fulfill God’s plans for history? What does any of that have to do with our lives today? As you learn more about Jesus, may your love and appreciation for him increase and your life become a clearer reflection of his. Produced by Third Millennium Ministries for a global, multilingual, evangelical audience, the books in the Christian Essentials series make highly vetted, master’s-level theology clear, personal, and accessible to a broad spectrum of readers.

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  • Attributes And Work Of God

    $15.99

    For decades, Third Millennium Ministries has been working to make a high-quality, orthodox theological education possible for anyone. Its Master’s-level course materials are written in accessible language, vetted by Evangelical scholars, and used by seminaries, Bible colleges, churches, and mission organizations around the world. Now this established curricula is available in book form-an ideal resource for any student of theology, formal or informal. “Knowing God” means different things to different people-everything from experiencing personal intimacy with God, to witnessing his mighty works, to understanding facts about him that the Holy Spirit has revealed. What theologians often call “theology proper” is complex but vastly rewarding, growing us in our knowledge and understanding of God. The Attributes and Works of God considers God’s attributes, eternal plan, and works in history, with a special focus on his decrees, creation, and providence. Readers will learn the fundamentals necessary to understand themselves and their world.

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  • Human In A Dehumanizing World

    $50.00

    Drawn from presentations given at the virtual Spring 2021 annual conference of the College Theology Society, the theme of dehumanization and theological anthropology is explored in this volume. The most prominent essays come from the plenary speakers: Karen Kilby (Durham University), Andrew Prevot (Boston College), and Cristina Traina (Fordham University).

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  • Theology Of Mark

    $17.99

    Sincere Christians hold divergent ideas about discipleship. Different approaches focus on steps to follow, mentoring, spiritual disciplines, or an intellectual approach, but do they draw their defi nitions from Scripture’s big picture? Do they draw enough attention to Jesus’ view of discipleship?

    By exploring Jesus’ approach to discipleship, Bayer shows how God-perception and self-perception, simultaneously shaped by the gospel, result in reconciled relationships and radical discipleship.

    The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability-a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.

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  • Bible Doctrine Workbook

    $24.99

    A WORKBOOK to Help You Explore and Reflect on Life’s Most Important Theological Questions.

    How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return?

    If you’ve asked questions like these, then systematic theology is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. The Bible Doctrine WORKBOOK accompanies Wayne Grudem’s highly regarded Bible Doctrine. Following the textbook’s structure, the WORKBOOK features review material and exercises for every chapter, and all major areas of Christian doctrine are covered, including:

    *The Word of God
    *God
    *Humanity
    *Christ and the Holy Spirit
    *The Application of Redemption
    *The Church
    *The Future

    The WORKBOOK maintains the clear writing, friendly tone, and frequent applications to life found in the textbook. Students will benefit from this hands-on engagement with the important teachings in Bible Doctrine.

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  • Indigenous Theology And The Western Worldview

    $39.99

    This volume by a Cherokee teacher, former pastor, missiologist, and historian brings Indigenous theology into conversation with Western approaches to history and theology.

    Written in an accessible, conversational style that incorporates numerous stories and questions, this book exposes the weaknesses of a Western worldview through a personal engagement with Indigenous theology. Randy Woodley critiques the worldview that undergirds the North American church by dismantling assumptions regarding early North American histories and civilizations, offering a comparative analysis of worldviews, and demonstrating a decolonized approach to Christian theology.

    Woodley explains that Western theology has settled for a particular view of God and has perpetuated that basic view for hundreds of years, but Indigenous theology originates from a completely different DNA. Instead of beginning with God-created humanity, it begins with God-created place. Instead of emphasizing individualism, it emphasizes a corporateness that encompasses the whole community of creation. And instead of being about the next world, it is about the tangibility of our lived experiences in this present world. The book encourages readers to reject the many problematic aspects of the Western worldview and to convert to a worldview that is closer to that of Jesus.

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  • What Is Saving Faith

    $34.99

    John Piper Argues That Faith in Christ Is Not Saving unless It Includes the Affectional Dimension of Treasuring Christ

    What happens in the heart when it experiences real saving faith? John Piper argues that faith in Christ is not saving unless it includes what he calls “the affectional dimension of treasuring Christ”. Nor is God glorified as he ought to be unless he is treasured in being trusted. Saving faith in Jesus Christ welcomes him forever as our supreme and inexhaustible pleasure.

    What Is Saving Faith? explains that a Savior who is treasured for his all-satisfying worth is more glorified than a Savior who is only trusted for his all-forgiving competence. In this way, saving faith reaches its God-appointed goal: the perfections of Christ glorified by our being satisfied in him forever.

    Written by Best-Selling Author and Pastor John Piper: Explores a critical and misunderstood element of the Christian faith, urging believers to ask the unsettling question, Do I have saving faith?

    Theologically Robust: Studies respected theologians’ work regarding salvation, including John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Henry Scougal, John Owen, Wayne Grudem, and J. I. Packer

    Accessible: Written for students, nominal or thoughtful Christians, and church leaders of all levels, as well as anyone interested in the nature of faith and the essential relationship between faith and feeling

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  • Historical Foundations Of Worship

    $59.99

    This volume brings together an ecumenical team of scholars to offer a historical overview of how worship developed. The book first orients readers to the common core elements the global church shares in the history and development of worship theology and historical practice. It then introduces the major streams of worship practice: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, including Reformation traditions, evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism. The book includes introductions by John Witvliet and Nicholas Wolterstorff. A previous volume addressed the theological foundations of worship.

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  • Indigenous Theology And The Western Worldview

    $21.99

    This volume by a Cherokee teacher, former pastor, missiologist, and historian brings Indigenous theology into conversation with Western approaches to history and theology.

    Written in an accessible, conversational style that incorporates numerous stories and questions, this book exposes the weaknesses of a Western worldview through a personal engagement with Indigenous theology. Randy Woodley critiques the worldview that undergirds the North American church by dismantling assumptions regarding early North American histories and civilizations, offering a comparative analysis of worldviews, and demonstrating a decolonized approach to Christian theology.

    Woodley explains that Western theology has settled for a particular view of God and has perpetuated that basic view for hundreds of years, but Indigenous theology originates from a completely different DNA. Instead of beginning with God-created humanity, it begins with God-created place. Instead of emphasizing individualism, it emphasizes a corporateness that encompasses the whole community of creation. And instead of being about the next world, it is about the tangibility of our lived experiences in this present world. The book encourages readers to reject the many problematic aspects of the Western worldview and to convert to a worldview that is closer to that of Jesus.

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  • Common Callings And Ordinary Virtues

    $49.99

    Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.

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  • Binding The Ghost

    $32.00

    Binding the Ghost is both manifesto and example of a new variety of reading that centers a theological perspective in considering what literature actually does. Neither dogmatic nor apologetic, sectarian or denominational, this mode of reading acknowledges the inherently charged strangeness of writing and fiction, whereby authors have the ability to seemingly create entire universes from words alone.

    Ed Simon considers the theological depth, resonance, and mystery of the acts of reading and writing. His lyrical, incisive essays cover subjects such as the incarnational poetics of reading a physical book as opposed to reading online, the historical relationship between monotheism and the development of the alphabet, how the novel and Protestantism developed interiority within people, the occult significance of punctuation, and the functional similarities between poetry and prayer. Binding the Ghost presents a humane sacralization of reading and writing that takes into account the wonder, enchantment, and mystery of the very idea of poetry and fiction.

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  • Doctrine Of Scripture

    $17.99

    A Clear and Concise Exploration of the Christian Doctrine of Scripture

    The Bible is the written word of the living God. He speaks through this word, working in and through human agents as he reveals himself to his people. His word is trustworthy, yet many Christians struggle to articulate why they believe that to be true. Centered in the words of Scripture and especially the teaching of Jesus himself, this volume unpacks the doctrine of Scripture as taught by the church through the ages, helping to strengthen readers’ confidence in God’s word.

    Despite the challenges that are often leveled against the Bible, Thompson clearly articulates what Jesus taught about the Scriptures, how God speaks to his people through the written word, the crucial work of the Holy Spirit to apply the word, and the vital attributes of Scripture-its clarity, truthfulness, sufficiency, and efficacy. Readers will find encouragement to walk according to the word and to delight in the God who speaks.

    *Concise and Accessible: Intended for use by church members and leaders as well as those in academic contexts

    *Christ-Centered: Rooted in Jesus’s own words about the Old Testament and his commissioning of the apostles who would go on to write the New Testament

    *Addresses Common Questions: Answers challenges about the Bible’s clarity, truthfulness, sufficiency, and efficacy

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  • From Isolation To Community

    $22.99

    It is no secret that isolation is one of the key ailments of our age. But less explored is the way the church as it is frequently practiced contributes to this isolation instead of offering an alternative. With the help of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this book argues for a renewed vision of the church community as a theological therapy to cultural, moral, and sociological isolation. It offers an account of how familiar church practices, such as Scripture reading, worship, prayer, and eating, contribute to community formation in the body of Christ.

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  • From Isolation To Community

    $39.99

    It is no secret that isolation is one of the key ailments of our age. But less explored is the way the church as it is frequently practiced contributes to this isolation instead of offering an alternative. With the help of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this book argues for a renewed vision of the church community as a theological therapy to cultural, moral, and sociological isolation. It offers an account of how familiar church practices, such as Scripture reading, worship, prayer, and eating, contribute to community formation in the body of Christ.

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  • Historical Foundations Of Worship

    $29.99

    This volume brings together an ecumenical team of scholars to offer a historical overview of how worship developed. The book first orients readers to the common core elements the global church shares in the history and development of worship theology and historical practice. It then introduces the major streams of worship practice: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, including Reformation traditions, evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism. The book includes introductions by John Witvliet and Nicholas Wolterstorff. A previous volume addressed the theological foundations of worship.

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  • Bible Doctrine Second Edition

    $44.99

    Explore Answers to Life’s Most Important Theological Questions. Over 175,000 Copies Sold!

    How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return?

    If you’ve asked questions like these, then systematic theology is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. The second edition of Bible Doctrine takes a widely used upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible. Abridged from the second edition of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning Systematic Theology, Bible Doctrine covers the same essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics:

    *The Doctrine of the Word of God
    *The Doctrine of God
    *The Doctrine of Man
    *The Doctrine of Christ
    *The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
    *The Doctrine of the Church
    *The Doctrine of the Future.

    You don’t need to have had several years of Bible college or seminary training to reap the benefits of Bible Doctrine. It’s easy to understand and packed with biblical answers to your most pressing theological questions.

    This new edition now includes:
    *New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the new perspective on Paul, Molinism (or “middle knowledge”), “Free Grace” theology, and the preterist view of Christ’s second coming

    *Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of ScriptureCompletely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution. New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific “problem verses” in the Gospels

    *Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism (with extensive interaction with the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church), Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism

    *Completely updated bibliographies

    *All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV

    *An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as “only begotten” rather than merely “only”

    *An extensive discussion on the eternal submission of the Son to the Father

    *A discussion of recent criticisms of the penal substitutionary view of the atonement

    *Numerous other updates and corrections that have be prompted by letters and emails from people around the world and by interaction with the students Wayne has taught over the last 26 years both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Phoenix Seminary

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  • Truths Table : Black Women’s Musing On Life, Love, And Liberation

    $26.00

    A collection of essays and stories documenting the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith–from the hosts of the beloved Truth’s Table podcast

    Once upon a time, an activist, a theologian, and a psychologist walked into a group chat. Everything was laid out on the table: Dating. Politics. The Black church. Pop culture. Soon, other Black women began pulling up chairs to gather round. And so, the Truth’s Table podcast was born.

    In their literary debut, co-hosts Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins, and Ekemini Uwan offer stories by Black women and for Black women exploring theology, politics, race, culture, and gender issues through a Christian lens. For anyone seeking to probe the spiritual dimensions of hot-button issues within the church, or anyone thirsty to deepen their faith, Truth’s Table provides exactly the survival guide we need, including:

    – Michelle Higgins’s unforgettable treatise revealing the way “racial reconciliation” is a spiritually bankrupt, empty promise that can often drain us of the ability to do real justice work

    – Ekemini Uwan’s exploration of Blackness as the image of God in the past, present, and future

    – Christina Edmondson’s reimagination of what a more just and liberating form of church discipline might look like–one that acknowledges and speaks to the trauma in the room

    These essays deliver a compelling theological re-education and pair the spiritual formation and political education necessary for Black women of faith.

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  • Journeys To Heaven And Hell

    $32.50

    A Yale University Press Title

    From classics such as the Odyssey and the Aeneid to fifth-century Christian apocrypha, narratives that described guided tours of the afterlife played a major role in shaping ancient notions of morality and ethics. In this new account, acclaimed author Bart Ehrman contextualizes early Christian narratives of heaven and hell within the broader intellectual and cultural worlds from which they emerged. He examines how fundamental social experiences of the early Christian communities molded the conceptions of the afterlife that eventuated into the accepted doctrines of heaven, hell, and purgatory.

    Drawing on Greek and Roman epic poetry, early Jewish writings such as the Book of Watchers, and apocryphal Christian stories including the Acts of Thomas, the Gospel of Nicodemus, and the Apocalypse of Peter, Ehrman demonstrates that ancient tours of the afterlife promoted reflection on matters of ethics, faith, ambition, and life’s meaning, the fruit of which has been codified into Christian belief today.

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  • Buried Talents : Overcoming Gendered Socialization To Answer God’s Call

    $20.00

    If God is calling women to lead, what’s holding them back?

    Susan Harris Howell has spent years helping students investigate this question. In Buried Talents, she makes clear how gender disparity in leadership is directly connected to a larger, less overt issue: gendered socialization. Howell examines gendered messages people encounter inside and outside the church in each stage of life, showing how they often create misconceptions about who women are, what they’re capable of, and how they fit into God’s work. As these messages pull men toward leadership, they push women away from it. God’s call to leadership doesn’t come in a vacuum. It comes to particular people who have, from childhood through adulthood, been shaped by subtle forms of socialization. Using social science research and interviews to explain these forces, Howell offers psychological and practical tools for both women and men to make more balanced vocational decisions. A discussion guide and suggested reading lists are also included to help readers engage and apply the content. As opportunities for women continue to expand, too many still hold back in responding to God’s call. Buried Talents provides compelling guidance for how we can remove obstacles that keep women from fully using their gifts.

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  • Gospel People : A Call For Evangelical Integrity

    $16.99

    A Biblical Case for the Importance and Goodness of Being “Evangelical”

    The term evangelical is often poorly defined and frequently comes with cultural and political baggage. As the label has become more controversial, many Christians have begun to wonder if they should abandon it altogether.

    Michael Reeves argues from a global, scriptural, and historical perspective that, while it’s not necessary to discard the label altogether, Christians must return to the root of the term-the evangel, or “gospel”-in order to understand what it truly means. He identifies the theology of evangelicalism and its essential doctrine-the Father’s revelation in the Bible, the Son’s redemption in the gospel, and the Spirit’s regeneration of the heart-calling believers to stand with integrity as people of the gospel.

    *A Biblical and Theological Explanation of Evangelicalism: Rooted in Scripture and the writings of figures throughout church history

    *Globally-Minded: Explores evangelical theology and distinctives outside of narrow cultural definitions

    *Brief and Accessible: Written for both lay people and church leaders

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  • Flame Of Love Second Edition

    $30.00

    In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock explores the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

    Writing out of wide learning and deep personal passion, he points the way to restoring the oft-neglected Spirit to centrality in the life and witness of the church. Pinnock’s book is both catholic–respecting the beliefs and worship of the historic church–and evangelical–drawing particularly on the heritage of the Reformation. Always in sight is the mission of the church, because people want to meet the real and living God and will not be satisfied with a religion that only preaches and moralizes. For this second edition, theologian Daniel Castelo draws from his experience using Flame of Love in the classroom to add notes with helpful commentary and brief reflections on each chapter’s main themes and contributions. While the classic text is preserved, the book becomes even more accessible to contemporary readers.

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  • Orthodoxy : With Annotations And Guided Reading By Trevin Wax

    $19.99

    Catholics and Protestants alike have long appreciated Chesterton’s Orthodoxy as a classic work of apologetics. It is his recounting of his quest to found a new religion, a philosophy of life that would include everything that makes most sense of the world, only to discover at the end of his journey that the religion and its philosophy already exist. It is Christianity. However, due to the temporal and cultural difference between us and Chesterton in 1908, much of the book is not easy to understand upon first (or second) reading. This version of Orthodoxy (with annotations and guided reading) will make Chesterton’s classic more accessible for the first-time reader and will also provide enjoyment for the person who has enjoyed Orthodoxy for many years.

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