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  • Divine Christology Of The Apostle Paul

    $30.00

    The last fifty years of Pauline scholarship have provided numerous insights to both the academy and the church.

    Some of those most important discussions have related to the question of Paul’s view of Christ with respect to his divinity. While the landscape is rich with scholarly findings, it can be overwhelming to navigate the complex lines of argumentation and the interactions between various key scholars.

    In The Divine Christology of the Apostle Paul, biblical scholars Chris Bruno, John Lee, and Thomas Schreiner explore the more detailed and often perplexing conversations concerning the divinity of Christ, bringing helpful guidance and clarity to scholars’ various articulations, including those of:

    *Richard Bauckham
    *Larry Hurtado
    *Chris Tilling
    *N. T. Wright
    *and others

    After offering a cohesive and constructive understanding of such landmark studies, they then provide their own insights through the exegetical study of key New Testament passages related to Paul’s Christology.

    Filled with helpful charts, appendixes, and study aids, The Divine Christology of the Apostle Paul is an essential guide for any student, pastor, or scholar looking for an insightful distillation of this key dimension of Pauline studies.

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  • How Should We Then Die

    $18.99

    “My times are in thy hand.”

    *Explains why physician-assisted death is attractive
    *Makes a case for the value of life and wrongness of killing
    *Argues from general revelation and Scripture
    *Helps Christians undercut the logic of euthanasia

    As more people accept the practice of physician-assisted death, Christians must decide whether to embrace or oppose it. Is it ethical for physicians to assist patients in hastening their own death? Should Christians who are facing death accept the offer of an assisted death?

    In How Should We then Die?, physician Ewan Goligher draws from general revelation and Scripture to persuade and equip Christians to oppose physician-assisted death. Euthanasia presumes what it is like to be dead. But for Christians, death is not the end. Christ Jesus has destroyed death and brought life and immortality through the gospel.

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  • Nicene Creed : A Scriptural, Historical, And Theological Commentary

    $49.99

    Though the Nicene Creed is regularly recited in weekly church services, few understand its historical origins and connections to Scripture and key Christian doctrines.

    This volume bridges the gap, providing an accessible introduction that explains how the Creed is anchored in the Bible and how it came to be written and confessed in the early history of the church. The authors show how the Creed reflects the purpose of God in salvation, especially in relation to Christians’ divine adoption as sons and daughters, leading to glorification. Each chapter includes sidebars highlighting how the Creed has been received in the church’s liturgy.

    Professors, students, clergy, and religious educators will benefit from this illuminating and edifying guide to the Nicene Creed.

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  • Judaism Is About Love

    $35.00

    A profound, startling new understanding of Jewish life, illuminating the forgotten heart of Jewish theology and practice: love.

    A dramatic misinterpretation of the Jewish tradition has shaped the history of the West: Christianity is the religion of love, and Judaism the religion of law. In the face of centuries of this widespread misrepresentation, Rabbi Shai Held–one of the most important Jewish thinkers in America today–recovers the heart of the Jewish tradition, offering the radical and moving argument that love belongs as much to Judaism as it does to Christianity. Blending intellectual rigor, a respect for tradition and the practices of a living Judaism, and a commitment to the full equality of all people, Held seeks to reclaim Judaism as it authentically is. He shows that love is foundational and constitutive of true Jewish faith, animating the singular Jewish perspective on injustice and protest, grace, family life, responsibilities to our neighbors and even our enemies, and chosenness.

    Ambitious and revelatory, Judaism Is About Love illuminates the true essence of Judaism–an act of restoration from within.

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  • Genesis 6 Conspiracy Part 2

    $34.99

    As was graphically described in the first Genesis 6 Conspiracy book, there are giants among us, passing largely unnoticed, intent on carrying out a secret plan to enslave all humanity. They may not look like giants today, but their bloodlines and DNA extend all the way back to the Nephilim–the offspring of angels who mated with human women–described in Genesis 6 when Giants were roaming the land.

    Now, in this new work, The Genesis 6 Conspiracy Part II, author Gary Wayne goes in-depth with new information and explanations for each premise laid out in the first book. By adding this fact-filled book to your understanding, you will be able to clearly understand and articulate how we are living in the End of Time.

    “I was convinced I would not write a sequel to The Genesis 6 Conspiracy,” Wayne said. “So, what swayed my mindset? What I did not perceive was the level of Scriptural angst not appeased by modern clergy, teachers, and leaders in most Christian churches–whether Catholic or Protestant–that, and the thousands of emails I received from those who read the first Genesis 6 Conspiracy book.”

    This book was written to help answer the lingering questions many Christians have, and to provide scripturally researched answers and data points for these questions. The Genesis 6 Conspiracy Part II explores Scripture’s accounting of prehistory, history, and its important prophetic connections and explains in laymen’s terms how it all fits together in deciphering the End of Time.

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  • Holy Spirit In The Christian Life

    $24.99

    The Holy Spirit in the Christian Life offers a brief account of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, focusing specifically on the question of the person and work of the Spirit in the Christian life.

    Lutheran theologian Cheryl Peterson identifies three key movements of the Christian life, showing the Spirit’s role in each: justification (God the Holy Spirit working for us), sanctification (God the Holy Spirit working in us), and mission (God the Holy Spirit working through us). Peterson explores scriptural and doctrinal perspectives on the person and work of the Holy Spirit–especially from churches with Reformation roots–in view of contemporary spiritual movements, including the spiritual-but-not-religious and the Pentecostal and charismatic movements. In addition, she explores the means of the Spirit’s work through Word, sacrament, and spiritual gifts.

    This book offers a fresh look at the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church today. It is ideal for seminarians and working pastors.

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  • Return Of The Kingdom

    $24.00

    In this ESBT volume, Stephen Dempster traces the themes of kingship and kingdom throughout Scripture, illuminating the challenges, pain, and ultimate hope that the Bible offers. The story of God’s kingship is ultimately the fulfillment of a promise to deeat sin and death and to establish a world of peace and justice.

    The biblical story begins and ends with God as king. Human beings rebel, however, rather than fulfilling their royal calling to rule creation on behalf of their Sovereign-and the world became enslaved to the rule of a dark, serpentine lord.

    In this volume of IVP Academic’s Essential Studies in Biblical Theology, Stephen Dempster traces the themes of kingship and kingdom throughout Scripture, illuminating the challenges, pain, and ultimate hope that the Bible offers. The story of God’s kingship is ultimately the fulfillment of a promise, a promise to restore the rightful rule of humanity over creation by defeating sin and death and to establish a world of peace and justice.

    Essential Studies in Biblical Theology (ESBT), edited by Benjamin L. Gladd, explore the central or essential themes of the Bible’s grand storyline. Taking cues from Genesis 1-3, authors trace the presence of these themes throughout the entire sweep of redemptive history. Written for students, church leaders, and laypeople, the series offers an introduction to biblical theology.

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  • Crisis Of Confidence

    $27.99

    Carl Trueman Analyzes How Ancient Creeds and Confessions Protect and Promote Biblical Christianity in a Culture of Expressive Individualism

    Historic statements of faith-such as the Heidelberg Catechism, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Westminster Confession of Faith-have helped the Christian church articulate and adhere to God’s truth for centuries. However, many modern evangelicals reject these historic documents and the practices of catechesis, proclaiming their commitment to “no creed but the Bible.” And yet, in today’s rapidly changing culture, ancient liturgical tradition is not only biblical-it’s essential.

    In Crisis of Confidence, Carl Trueman analyzes how creeds and confessions can help the Christian church navigate modern concerns, particularly around the fraught issue of identity. He contends that statements of faith promote humility, moral structure, and a godly view of personhood, helping believers maintain a strong foundation amid a culture in crisis. This is a revised edition of Trueman’s The Creedal Imperative, now with a new section on the rise of expressive individualism.

    *Updated Edition of The Creedal Imperative: Includes fresh cultural insights on modern individualism

    *Written by Carl Trueman: Author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self (100,000+ copies sold)

    *Theological and Historical: Explains why creeds and confessions are necessary, how they have developed over time, and how they can function in the church of today and tomorrow

    *Ideal for Pastors, Professors, and Those Interested in Liturgical Tradition

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  • Local And Universal

    $40.00

    In the words of the creeds, the church is the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic body of Christ.

    Of those features, perhaps none is as misunderstood as the church’s catholicity (that is, its universality)-because while the church is universal, it is also radically local, connected to a particular community or even found on a specific street corner. How might we reclaim the universality of the church without losing its local situatedness?

    In this Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture volume, pastor and theologian C. Ryan Fields offers a surprising solution: he turns to the Free Church tradition, those churches that are historically separate or “free” from state oversight. Juxtaposing the Free Church with its Episcopal counterpart, he argues that far from neglecting the catholicity of the church, the Free Church tradition can helpfully inform our understanding of the one body of Christ while remaining true to its local roots.

    Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture, edited by Daniel J. Treier and Kevin J. Vanhoozer, promotes evangelical contributions to systematic theology, seeking fresh understanding of Christian doctrine through creatively faithful engagement with Scripture in dialogue with church tradition.

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  • Wood Between The Worlds

    $24.00

    The cross is the heart of Scripture

    Everything about the gospel message leads to the cross, and proceeds from the cross. In fact, within the narrative of Scripture, the crucifixion of Jesus is literally the crux of the story-the axis upon which the biblical story turns. But it would be a mistake to think we could sum up the significance of the crucifixion in a tidy sentence or two. That kind of thinking only insulates us from the magnificence of what God has done. In our ongoing quest to make meaning of the cross, we need to recognize that this conversation will never conclude-that there is always something more to be said.

    Brian Zahnd reminds us that the meaning of the cross is multifaceted and should touch every aspect of our lives. Just as gazing through the eyepiece of a kaleidoscope reveals a new geometric image with every turn, Zahnd helps us see that there are infinite ways to behold the cross of Christ as the beautiful form that saves the world. The Wood Between the Worlds is an invitation to encounter the cross of Christ anew.

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  • Emancipation Of God

    $28.00

    Understanding the gospel as emancipation has been central to Walter Brueggemann’s biblical interpretation. This book illustrates the theme’s centrality, addressing the emancipation of God from our attempts to control, the emancipation of the church to be the people of an emancipated God, and the emancipation of the gospel to be a cultural prophecy.

    This volume divides into three parts: “The Emancipation of God,” “The Emancipation of the Church,” and “The Emancipation of the Neighborhood.” What the three parts hold in common is the kingdom of God. In each chapter, Brueggemann grinds away at biblical texts that have been muffled, silenced, and disabled to free the text from its cultural entrapments so that that the liberated text can speak for an emancipated God and a liberated church to free the world.

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  • John Wesleys Doctrine Of Justification

    $39.99

    A comprehensive account of Wesley’s doctrine of justification.

    To properly understand Wesley’s via salutis and theology, one needs to grasp the particulars of his doctrine of justification. The best way to do this is to tell the story of how he came to understand the doctrine over the course of his life. It is a complex story, with many twists and turns, that deserves to be fully told.

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  • Answering The Psalmists Perplexity

    $28.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781514008867ISBN10: 1514008866James Hutchinson | Editor: D. A. Carson | Editor: Benjamin GladdBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2024New Studies In Biblical TheologyPublisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • Artistic Sphere : The Arts In Neo-Calvinist Perspective

    $45.00

    While some Christians have embraced the relationship between faith and the arts, the Reformed tradition tends to harbor reservations about the arts.

    However, among Reformed churches, the Neo-Calvinist tradition-as represented in the work of Abraham Kuyper, Herman Dooyeweerd, Hans Rookmaaker, and others-has consistently demonstrated not just a willingness but a desire to engage with all manner of cultural and artistic expressions.

    This volume, edited by art scholar Roger Henderson and Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker, the daughter of art historian and cultural critic Hans Rookmaaker, brings together history, philosophy, and theology to consider the relationship between the arts and the Neo-Calvinist tradition. With affirmations including the Lordship of Christ, the cultural mandate, sphere sovereignty, and common grace, the Neo-Calvinist tradition is well-equipped to offer wisdom on the arts to the whole body of Christ.

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  • Fundamentalists In The Public Square

    $29.99

    A myth-busting work on fundamentalists and culture

    The Scopes Trial of 1925 is often regarded as a turning point in the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. It is claimed that Scopes was a public relations defeat that sent fundamentalism into retreat from mainstream culture.

    In Fundamentalists in the Public Square: Evolution, Alcohol, and the Culture Wars after the Scopes Trial, Madison Trammel argues that such a characterization is misguided. Using documentary evidence from newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s, Trammel shows that fundamentalists remained fully active in seeking to transform the culture for Christ, and they remained so through the rise of Billy Graham’s ministry.

    Grounded in historical evidence, Fundamentalists in the Public Square offers a fresh take on the relationship between fundamentalism, evangelicalism, and the public square.

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  • Bible And Reconciliation

    $49.99

    This addition to the 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.

    James Prothro offers a biblical theology of the sacrament of reconciliation–the restoration of the sinner through forgiveness and repentance. Prothro fleshes out the patterns in which God’s people in the Old and New Testaments approach the merciful God, confess, and are forgiven and called to reengage their relationship with God by growing in faith and love through God’s ministry of grace.

    Series editors are Timothy C. Gray and John Sehorn. Gray and Sehorn teach at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, which prepares students for Christian mission through on-campus and distance-education programs. Gray is also president of the Augustine Institute.

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  • Creator : A Theological Interpretation Of Genesis 1

    $40.00

    The Christian claim that the triune God is the creator of the universe is both exegetically grounded and theologically rich.

    Yet discussions about God’s work of creation are often overwhelmed by questions such as the age of the earth and the relationship between divine creation and evolution. Without completely ignoring such issues, Peter Leithart offers a decidedly theological interpretation of the creation account from Genesis 1.

    By engaging with classic discussions of creation, including those of Plato and Aristotle, as well as Christian articulations as varied as those of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Sergius Bulgakov, Karl Barth and Robert Jenson, Leithart embraces the challenge of talking about God and God’s first work. Here, readers will discover what it means to articulate a theology that is rigorously grounded in the first chapter of the Bible and the creedal affirmation of God the Father almighty, who is the creator of the heavens and earth.

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  • Restoring The Gospels Jewish Voice

    $34.95

    Although Chouraqui and his work are well-known and celebrated in many parts of the world (especially in Israel, and in the francophone world), he is almost completely unknown in the anglophone world. This book represents an attempt to introduce his important work and inspiring legacy to an English-speaking audience, and to explore how it can enrich Jewish-Christian dialogue today. As a bilingual translator and Biblical scholar, I am able to make Chouraqui’s work accessible to English speakers who are unfamiliar with him–who may be intrigued by him but unable to directly access much of the material written by and about him in French.

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  • Engaging Thomas Merton

    $29.00

    Engaging Thomas Merton is based on contemporary engagements with the work and legacy of Thomas Merton that highlight the enduring relevance of his thought in addressing the pressing concerns of our time.

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  • Varieties Of Christian Universalism

    $24.99

    Christian universalism has become a subject of fierce debate in recent years. Numerous works have been published on the topic, and it can be difficult for readers to recognize the breadth of possible approaches. While universal salvation is often boiled down to (and dismissed as) a single idea–that God saves all people–this oversimplification masks the variety of theologies that reach this conclusion in ways that are not always compatible. Christian universalism is actually an umbrella of different theological interpretations of the idea that all people will be saved.

    In this book, leading experts on universal salvation–David W. Congdon, Tom Greggs, Morwenna Ludlow, and Robin A. Parry–provide a concise guide to four distinct approaches: patristic, evangelical, post-Barthian, and existential. The contributors, who have each written extensively on Christian universalism, highlight distinct approaches that emphasize different theological values. The book will be useful as a textbook for students of theology, especially those training for ministry, and as a resource for anyone seeking a more well-rounded understanding of Christian universalism.

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  • Theology Of Liberation 50th Anniversary Edition

    $32.00

    “It would be difficult to name another theological book these past five decades that has been more influential, has inspired more believers and non-believers alike to think differently about the Christian faith, and has engendered so much controversy.” So begins Michael E. Lee’s introduction to this 50th anniversary edition of the classic work that signaled a new style of doing theology.

    The theological project launched in this book was, as Fr. Gutierrez wrote, “based on the gospel and the experiences of men and women committed to the process of liberation in the oppressed land of Latin America.” It was “born of the experience of shared efforts to abolish the current unjust situation and to build a different society, freer and more human.” Yet its influence was quickly felt around the world, inspiring numerous offshoots, as well as provoking critical reactions, both inside and outside the Church.

    A Theology of Liberation has won wide acclaim as one of the most influential works of Christian theology of the last century. Yet Gutierrez himself concluded the book by noting that any theology of liberation “is not worth one act of genuine solidarity with exploited social classes. They are not worth one act of faith, love, and hope committed . . . in active participation to liberate humankind from everything that dehumanizes it and prevents it from living according to the will of God.”

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  • Gender As Love

    $34.99

    In recent years, the issue of gender has become a topic of great importance and has generated discussion from the kitchen table to the academy. It is an issue that churches and Christian educational institutions are grappling with as well, since gender is a crucial aspect of identity, affecting how we engage socially and understand our embodiment. Upstream from all these conversations lies a more basic question: What is gender?

    In Gender as Love, Fellipe do Vale takes a theological approach to understanding gender, employing both biblical exegesis and historical theology and emphasizing the role human love plays in shaping our identities. He engages with and explains current theories and debates, but his approach is unique in that it avoids the present impasse between social constructionist and biological essentialist paradigms. His emphasis is on love as identity forming.

    This fresh, holistic approach makes an important contribution to the literature and will benefit scholars and students alike. Foreword by Beth Felker Jones.

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  • Creation And Christian Ethics

    $59.99

    Creation is a foundational pillar of the biblical storyline, yet it plays little role in contemporary evangelical ethics. Seeking to correct this oversight, Dennis Hollinger employs the creation story and creation themes throughout Scripture as a foundation for Christian ethics.

    After demonstrating why creation is theologically significant and important for Christian ethics, Hollinger develops major creation paradigms that provide ethical guidance on a wide range of issues, including money, sex, power, racism, creation care, social institutions, and artificial intelligence, among many others. Creation and Christian Ethics shows throughout that the triune God creates from love, and in that creation are moral designs for humanity’s journey in God’s world.

    Professors and students of Christian ethics will find this a valuable resource for the classroom, while pastors and church leaders will benefit from personal and small-group study.

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  • Power Of Revival

    $29.99

    Lloyd-Jones’s Reformed doctrine of Spirit baptism

    The Welsh minister Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was one of the most influential preachers of the twentieth century. His preaching was grounded in his view on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but his pneumatology is often seen as a departure from his Reformed heritage.

    In The Power of Revival, Dongjin Park explores how Lloyd-Jones’s preaching was kindled by his distinctly Reformed view of Spirit baptism. By tracing Lloyd-Jones’s writings and sources, Park shows how Lloyd-Jones’s theology of Spirit baptism was less an embrace of charismatic and Pentecostal theology than a reappropriation of Puritan emphasis on experiential faith. Lloyd-Jones’s revivalistic urgency, fueled by the Spirit’s power to ignite preaching and holy living, found its spark in Calvinistic revivalism. The Power of Revival sheds light on Lloyd-Jones and Reformed theology and encourages readers to follow his example of relying on the Spirit.

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  • Credo : Compendium Of The Catholic Faith

    $24.95

    The most up-to-date “catechism” in print! For the first time in over fifty years, a Catholic bishop has published his own comprehensive presentation of the Faith-what to believe, how to live, and how to pray as Christ taught.

    Sure to be a classic for generations to come, Credo: Compendium of the Catholic Faith offers a clear and readable summary of Catholicism as a whole, given in the pastoral style of the apostles. Using the simple and direct “Question-Answer” format so popular among instructors (and internet search engines), Bishop Athanasius Schneider shares a bold new articulation of timeless truths, while also engaging current issues with courage and kindness.

    After an Introduction outlining Christian identity and doctrine, Part I unpacks what Catholics believe, following the articles of the Apostle’s Creed. Part II explains the principles of right moral action, following the Commandments. Part III teaches on grace, the sacraments, prayer, and worship. Appendices include the five major Christian Creeds, and a stellar Index (plus unique headers and bleed tabs) makes navigating the book delightfully easy.

    Including treatments of several contemporary issues:

    *social media use,
    *personal technology,
    *science and evolution,
    *just war, death penalty,
    *gender ideology, modesty,
    *vaccines, health mandates,
    *world religions, true prayer,
    *faithful parenting, schooling,
    *religious liberty, free speech,
    *female clergy, Church scandal,
    *infallibility, magisterium, error,
    *pornography, sex education,
    *Sunday work, right worship,
    *Communism, Freemasonry,
    *globalism, transhumanism,
    *charismatic movement,
    *marijuana, drug use,
    *authentic renewal,
    *and more!

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  • New Heaven : Death, Human Destiny, And The Kingdom Of God

    $27.00

    Harvey Cox is one of America’s great public theologians of the past fifty years. In many bestselling books he has written on matters of religion and faith for a popular audience, including on secularism and belief, world religions, Jewish-Christian dialogue, liberation theology, Pentecostalism, Jesus, and biblical interpretation. In his new book he explores the question that underlies all religion: what is the point of life that ends in death? What are the different ways we think about the afterlife? What are we actually talking about when we talk about heaven?

    Interestingly, this is not a subject of great preoccupation in the Gospels. Jesus was concerned primarily with the Kingdom of God–about conforming the present world to the values and principles of God’s love and justice. How this has gravitated toward concern with “life after death” is one of the topics covered here. Cox draws on personal stories, including his youthful work as an assistant his uncle, an undertaker, approaches to death in other cultures and religions; and his own reflections on mortality.

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  • Basic Guide To The Just War Tradition

    $39.99

    This brief introduction surveys Christian thinking on an array of topics related to security and peace from a just war perspective. Drawing primarily on Scripture and theology, Eric Patterson explores the moral dimensions of order, justice, and peace in light of key Christian doctrines such as love of neighbor, stewardship, vocation, and sphere sovereignty. He also examines the perennial questions of civil disobedience, terrorism, revolution, and holy war (including a discussion of Israel’s removal of the Canaanites and the Crusades) and interacts with theological thinkers throughout Christian history. The volume concludes with a treatment of punishment and restitution, considering how these can help move a society toward conciliation.

    While ideal as a textbook for courses on Christian ethics, theology and politics, and church and society, this book will also appeal to pastors and lay readers questioning the morality of war and Christians’ involvement in force. Christians who serve in government, law enforcement, and the military will also find helpful guidance for thinking theologically about their vocations.

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  • Creation Care Discipleship

    $49.99

    Although our planet faces numerous ecological crises, including climate change, many Christians continue to view their faith as primarily a “spiritual” matter that has little relationship to the world in which we live. But Steven Bouma-Prediger contends that protecting and restoring our planet is part and parcel of what it means to be a Christian.

    Making his case from Scripture, theology, and ethics and including insights from the global church, Bouma-Prediger explains why Christians must acknowledge their identity as earthkeepers and therefore embrace their calling to serve and protect their home planet and fellow creatures. To help readers put an “earthkeeping faith” into practice, he also suggests numerous practical steps that concerned believers can take to care for the planet.

    Bouma-Prediger unfolds a biblical vision of earthkeeping and challenges Christians to view care for the earth as an integral part of Christian discipleship.

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  • Christian Philosophy As A Way Of Life

    $23.99

    Philosophy is often seen as anything but practically relevant to everyday life. In this brief, accessible introduction, Ross Inman explores four hidden assumptions that lurk behind questions involving philosophy’s relevance. He shows that philosophy is one of most practical subjects of study, for it satisfies our deep human need to make sense of it all.

    This book recovers a more classical vision of Christian philosophy as an entire way of life. Inman shows that wonder is the distinctively human posture that drives and sustains the examined life and makes a compelling case that philosophy is valuable, practical, and significant for every aspect of Christian life and ministry. Living philosophically as a Christian enables us to be properly attuned to what is true and good in Christ and to orient our lives to the highest goals worth pursuing.

    This is an ideal introductory book for students of philosophy, Christian thought, and worldview studies. It will also work well in classical school, high school, and homeschool contexts.

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  • Basic Guide To The Just War Tradition

    $22.99

    This brief introduction surveys Christian thinking on an array of topics related to security and peace from a just war perspective. Drawing primarily on Scripture and theology, Eric Patterson explores the moral dimensions of order, justice, and peace in light of key Christian doctrines such as love of neighbor, stewardship, vocation, and sphere sovereignty. He also examines the perennial questions of civil disobedience, terrorism, revolution, and holy war (including a discussion of Israel’s removal of the Canaanites and the Crusades) and interacts with theological thinkers throughout Christian history. The volume concludes with a treatment of punishment and restitution, considering how these can help move a society toward conciliation.

    While ideal as a textbook for courses on Christian ethics, theology and politics, and church and society, this book will also appeal to pastors and lay readers questioning the morality of war and Christians’ involvement in force. Christians who serve in government, law enforcement, and the military will also find helpful guidance for thinking theologically about their vocations.

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  • Glorification And The Life Of Faith

    $24.99

    Two renowned theologians open up the reality of God’s glory in this book, offering readers a dynamic foundation for glorifying God in the twenty-first century.

    Drawing from Christian spirituality, liturgy, poetry, hymns, iconography, seminal “glory” texts in the Bible, the Nicene Creed, and theologians throughout the ages who caught sight of the glory of God in diverse ways, this book explores the immensely rich and generative soteriological theme of glorification. It shows students how to integrate theology into the life of faith and demonstrates how the practices of Christian worship influence theological thinking. Metaphors, descriptions, evocations, concepts, narratives, and more highlight the amazing, abundant reality of glorification.

    This is the first book in the Soteriology and Doxology series. These introductory textbooks cover key topics in soteriology, providing substantive treatments of doctrine while pointing to the setting of theology in doxology. Series editors are Kent Eilers and Kyle C. Strobel.

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  • Holiness : A Biblical, Historical, And Systematic Theology

    $45.00

    Be holy because I am holy. Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    The Christian life includes many demands, but perhaps none are as challenging or as misunderstood as the biblical command to “be holy” (Leviticus 11:44 and 1 Peter 1:16) or to “be perfect” (Matthew 5:48). How should we understand these charges?

    In this volume, three scholars from the Wesleyan tradition offer a collective treatment of the theme of holiness that includes:

    *exegesis of key biblical passages
    *a survey across church history
    *theological reflections on the relationship between entire sanctification and other doctrines

    In addition, the coauthors constructively argue for a “neo-holiness” model that encourages the pursuit of Christian perfection but avoids the pitfalls of Pelagianism by incorporating historic understandings of grace and the work of the Holy Spirit with the best of the Wesleyan tradition.

    Here, the commands to “be holy” and to “be perfect” take on new meaning. What may have been a burden becomes a blessing.

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  • Credo Study Journal

    $14.95

    As you journey through Credo: Compendium of the Catholic Faith – the most up-to-date “catechism” in print – this journal will help you unpack the riches of the Church’s teaching to fruitfully receive, worship as you believe, and effectively live what Christ taught.

    This companion resource to Credo is ideal for individuals or study groups, classroom instructors, retreat programs, and large-format presentations.

    Features include recurring elements such as:

    *Study: Key concepts that highlight each chapter’s main doctrinal points.
    *Reflect: Prompts to help readers apply chapter themes to their own life.
    *Discuss: Topically-related prompts to encourage group discussion.
    *Lex Orandi: Prayer from the Roman Missal reflecting a major chapter topic.
    *Lex Credendi: Chapter excerpt from Credo illustrating the same topic.

    Space is provided for note taking throughout the journal to help you succinctly synthesize and personalize the wide-ranging summary of faith.

    Journal chapters are aligned with the corresponding chapters in Credo. Highlighted in each chapter are key terms; questions to consider and discuss; a quote from Credo to ponder, strengthen your belief, and relate it to your life; and a relevant prayer from the Roman Missal to help you draw closer to God.

    Through reflection and discussion on Christian identity and doctrine and what Catholics believe, you will be empowered to testify to your faith. You will learn how to explain the principles of right moral action, grace, the sacraments, prayer, worship, and more. This aid will help you break open the treasure trove of our beliefs as reflected in Credo, and grow in your faith, enrich your Catechism class, or shape your homilies.

    Sure to be a classic for generations to come, Credo: Compendium of the Catholic Faith offers a clear and readable summary of Catholicism as a whole, given in the pastoral style of the apostles. Using the simple and direct “Question-Answer” format so popular among instructors (and internet search engines), Bishop Athanasius Schneider shares a bold new articulation of timeless truths, while also engaging current issues with courage and kindness.

    Treatments of several contemporary issues include: social media use, personal technology, science and evolution, just war, death penalty, gender ideology, modesty, vaccines, health mandates, world religions, true prayer, faithful parenting, schooling, religious liberty, free speech, female clergy, Church scandal, infalli

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  • Church

    $19.99

    What is the church? What does it mean to be the body of Christ? What is the role of the church in the world? What if the church messes up? What is the difference between clergy and laypeople? Brent Peterson discusses these topics and more in this volume of The Wesleyan Theology Series on The Church. In a three-part framework, learn about Jesus’s creation of and vision for the church, our role as Christ’s body in the world, and the political mission of the church in partnership with God. The church is a body that needs a diversity of parts working by the power of the Holy Spirit in order to function the way God intends. Christians are used to hearing theological language in the church but may not feel they have adequate resources to enhance their understanding of what certain terms or concepts mean. The Wesleyan Theology Series aims to discuss Christian doctrines in accessible language that states clearly what we believe and why. Each volume is written by an author with a particular expertise who also has the ability to simplify and clarify complex ideas. The Wesleyan Theology Series is written specifically for the theologically curious layperson, student, or pastor. Topics include: the Trinity, creation, eschatology, the church, the sacraments, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Scripture, sin, grace, salvation, sanctification, Christian ethics, and atonement.

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  • Spirit Of American Liberal Theology

    $90.00

    The Spirit of American Liberal Theology is an interpretation of the entire U.S. American tradition of liberal theology. A highly condensed and far-more-accessible summary of Gary Dorrien’s three-volume trilogy, The Making of American Liberal Theology (Westminster John Knox Press 2001, 2003, and 2006), Dorrien here presses the argument that the most abundant, diverse, and persistent tradition of liberal theology is the one that blossomed in the United States and is still refashioning itself. While discussions of English and German liberalism persist, new material includes expanded treatment of the Black social gospel, the Universalists, developments into early 2020s, and a robust expression of the author’s post-Hegelian liberal-liberationist perspective.

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  • Charismatic Christianity : Introducing Its Theology Through The Gifts Of Th

    $24.99

    What is the essence of charismatic Christianity, a renewal movement that stresses the Holy Spirit’s work, the church’s use of spiritual gifts, and the significance of the supernatural? Helen Collins gives a novel summary explanation drawn from the spiritual gifts. Through Scripture, scholarship, and qualitative studies, she shows that charismatic spirituality is a coherent, reasonable, and rich tradition with diverse global expressions.

    Collins demonstrates how practicing spiritual gifts embodies a distinctive theology, making these practices carriers of doctrine. Using the Acts 2 narrative, she summarizes seven key emphases and associated practices: expectancy (prophecy), enchantment (miracles), encounter (healing), expression (testimony), equality (tongues), empowerment (evangelism), and enjoyment (worship). The result is a fresh introduction that is biblical, theologically robust, and practical, helping charismatic students to learn more about themselves and others to understand the movement and what it has to contribute to global theological discussions.

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  • Taste And See

    $105.00

    J.W. Olson argues that recent Christian theologies of divine revelation, though often centered on the irreducibility of the incarnation, have not taken incarnality sufficiently into account as the mechanism for the knowledge of God in Christ. Addressing this problem within a secular context in which the viability of religious truth is under increased scrutiny, Olson engages with the phenomenology of Martin Heidegger to suggest that Christian language and belief are shaped at the precognitive level of embodied involvement long before they ever take mental, conceptual form. He then offers an original interpretation of the Eucharist as the material epicenter of Christian epistemology. In the sacrament, Christians are swept up into a dynamic world that reveals itself as the very person of Jesus Christ, so that Christians come to know Christ most fundamentally through the movements of the body. Recasting the parameters for identifying Christ’s sacramental presence, Olson reiterates the Christian focus on the incarnation as not just the medium of God’s self-revelation but as the very content of Christian faith. Christ is known in act, and so God is revealed where Christ lives in us.

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  • Resisting Occupation : A Global Struggle For Liberation

    $39.99

    In Resisting Occupation, scholars from around the globe discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land. They explore how religious perspectives can be, and often are, constructed to teach the colonized to want, yearn, and embrace their occupation.

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  • Follow The Healer

    $19.99

    There is a simple, yet transformative, truth that fundamentally changes the way we think about and approach the ministry of praying for others to be healed. It’s the simple truth that Jesus heals– the healing ministry to which we are called is not primarily our ministry, but Christ’s. What we are called to do is to participate in his ongoing healing ministry. And as his ministry continues today through his body, the Church, he invites us to join him.

    In Follow the Healer, Stephen Seamands draws upon four decades of teaching theology and active involvement in healing ministry to help us grasp the “why-to” of healing that comes before the “how-to.” He lays out the essential theological foundations for healing ministry in a way that is simple and accessible. This holistic, Wesleyan approach to healing will help traditional evangelicals more readily embrace healing ministry and lead Pentecostals and charismatics already engaged in this ministry move toward a more wholistic and discerning approach to healing.

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  • World Religions In Seven Sentences

    $18.00

    Understanding the beliefs and practices of other faiths is essential not just to the task of interreligious dialogue, but also to grasping one’s own faith.

    In this brief volume in IVP Academic’s Introductions in Seven Sentences, philosopher Douglas Groothuis creatively uses a single sentence representing each of several world religions as a way to open readers to their depth and complexity, including:

    *Atheism: “God Is Dead.”
    *Judaism: “I Am Who I Am.”
    *Hinduism: “You Are That.”
    *Buddhism: “Life Is Suffering.”
    *Daoism: “The Dao That Can Be Spoken Is Not the Eternal Dao.”
    *Christianity: “Before Abraham Was, I Am.”
    *Islam: “There Is One God, and Mohammad Is His Prophet.”

    With a sympathetic but not uncritical approach, Groothuis welcomes readers to a vital and global conversation.

    The accessible primers in the Introductions in Seven Sentences collection act as brief introductions to an academic field, with simple organization: seven key sentences that give readers a birds-eye view of an entire discipline.

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  • What Did The Cross Achieve

    $9.99

    A Classic Essay on Penal Substitutionary Atonement from Theologian J. I. Packer

    Penal substitutionary atonement-the belief that Jesus’s death on the cross satisfied God’s wrath against sin-is central to the Christian faith, but frequently debated. Is it just to punish an innocent person in place of the guilty? How can the temporary death of one substitute for the eternal death of many? Why doesn’t the cross grant Christians unlimited permission to sin?

    In this famous essay, late theologian J. I. Packer analyzes Scripture and the works of early Reformers to defend the truth of Christ’s substitutionary suffering and death, the heart of the Christian gospel. Considered one of the most significant short works on penal substitutionary atonement from the 20th century, this careful, concise essay has influenced prominent theologians and is essential reading for students, pastors, and laypeople.

    *From Renowned Theologian J. I. Packer: This work was originally delivered as a Tyndale Biblical Theology Lecture

    *Part of the Crossway Short Classics Series: Other titles include The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way and No Little People; The Life of God in the Soul of Man; and Fighting for Holiness

    *Includes a Foreword by Mark Dever

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  • Addressed By The Word

    $120.00

    This book explores Eduard Thurneysen’s theology of being human. As theology arising from the central event of God’s living address to the church, Thurneysen’s theological anthropology is deeply practical and richly pastoral.

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  • Theology And Tolkien

    $95.00

    J.R.R. Tolkien and his works have impacted many areas of thought and culture, including theology. In Theology and Tolkien: Practical Theology, an international group of scholars discuss numerous themes related to living out theology in our world today.

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  • Why Evangelical Theology Needs The Global Church

    $24.99

    Christian theologians and students are aware that evangelicals in the Majority World now outnumber those in North America and Europe, and many want to know more about emerging voices in the global church. At the same time, these voices are largely absent from Western evangelical theology.

    Stephen Pardue seeks to bridge this divide by arguing, biblically and theologically, that it is imperative for Western evangelical theology to engage with the global church, and he provides examples of how this can be done. Case studies throughout the book illustrate opportunities for fruitful engagement with non-Western theology in various areas of Christian doctrine.

    Readers will be given an introduction to the riches available within the worldwide body of Christ and learn how to engage productively with the global church.

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  • More Than Things

    $48.00

    We live in a culture of commodification.

    People are too often defined by what they do or own; they’re treated as means to an end or cogs in a machine. What goes missing is a deep sense of personhood–the belief that all humans are unique subjects with inherent worth and the right to self-determination in authentic communion with others.

    In a world dominated by things, Paul Louis Metzger argues, we must work hard to account for one another’s personhood. We need to cultivate relational structures that honor every human’s dignity in vital interpersonal community. The theological and philosophical framework known as personalism can help guide us toward such a culture. Drawing from a wide range of thought leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II, Metzger presents a personalist moral vision founded on the Christian ideals of faith, hope, and love. He demonstrates how this moral compass can help us navigate a pluralistic world by applying it to a variety of pressing ethical issues, including abortion, genetic engineering, immigration, drone warfare, and more.

    Ultimately human personhood begins with the personal, triune God, who invites us to live more fully as human beings. When we refuse to reduce our fellow humans–and ourselves–to mere abstractions or objects, we follow the example of Jesus in honoring the value of every person and of creaturely life as a whole.

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  • Set Adrift : Deconstructing What You Believe Without Sinking Your Faith

    $19.99

    How to analyze and reevaluate your Christian beliefs and experiences in the church while keeping the core of your faith intact.

    The number of Christians leaving the church today is significant. Many feel there is no place for them within the faith–they no longer feel at home in their church community or tradition. For various reasons, they are unsettled by the version of Christianity they’ve inherited.

    Stripping away the nonessential aspects of Christianity, Sean McDowell and John Marriott will help you navigate the jarring questions and cultural challenges that lead many to walk away from the faith. You’ll come to recognize that there are other ways Christians throughout history have understood what faithfulness to Jesus looks like.

    Each chapter provides practical advice on how to disassemble, rethink, and reassemble beliefs that are truly Christian and culturally and personally relevant. You’ll learn how you can continue to seek an authentic faith by:

    *Establishing Jesus and his teachings as the foundation.
    *Utilizing the creeds as boundary markers of what is essential.
    *Seeing the entire Bible as a truthful revelation from God.
    *Seeing Christianity as a historic and global tradition that encompasses diverse communities and viewpoints.

    The authors of this book can personally identify with the process of disillusionment that many young believers go through. They wrote Set Adrift as people who had to navigate their own way back through the fog of deconstruction. They wrote it to offer their own personal suggestions for what to do when you’re not sure what to believe anymore.

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  • Finding Assurance With Thomas Goodwin

    $18.99

    Glory in nothing but that you are in Christ

    In Finding Assurance with Thomas Goodwin, Andrew S. Ballitch explores how deeply the doctrine of assurance of faith impacted Goodwin’s life and how Christians can learn from him today. Doubt is a common Christian experience, and assurance of faith is a universal Christian desire. The Puritans were acutely aware of this reality–none more than Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680). Goodwin wrestled with doubt for seven years after his conversion. When assurance came, it was with joy and confidence that Christ was for him personally. His confidence fueled a life of holiness, service, and perseverance. Ballitch highlights how Goodwin’s life informed his theology and vice versa, so that readers can experience for themselves the joys of assurance.

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  • Kierkegaard And The Changelessness Of God

    $45.00

    Danish theologian and philosopher Sren Kierkegaard was not afraid to express his opinions. Living amid what he perceived to be a culturally lukewarm Christianity, he was often critical of his contemporary church.

    But that does not mean Kierkegaard rejected traditional Christian theology. Indeed, at a time when many of his contemporaries were questioning the classical doctrine of God, Kierkegaard swam against the stream by maintaining orthodox Christian beliefs.

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s New Explorations in Theology series, Craig A. Hefner explores Kierkegaard’s reading of Scripture and his theology to argue not only that the great Dane was a modern defender of the doctrine of divine immutability (or God’s changelessness) in response to the disintegration of the self, but that his theology can be a surprising resource today.

    Even as the church continues to be beset by “shifting shadows” (James 1:17), Kierkegaard can remind us of the good and perfect gifts that come from an unchanging God.

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  • Coming To Faith Through Dawkins

    $21.99

    Richard Dawkins = Christian evangelist?

    Editors Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath gather other intelligent minds from around the world to share their startling commonality: Richard Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were instrumental in their conversions to Christianity.

    Despite a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, all are united in the fact that they were first enthusiasts for the claims and writings of the New Atheists. But each became disillusioned by the arguments and conclusions of Dawkins, causing them to look deeper and with more objectivity at religious faith. The fallacies of Christianity Dawkins warns of simply don’t exist.

    Spending time in this fascinating and powerful book is like being invited to the most interesting dinner party you’ve ever attended. Listen as twelve men and women from five different countries across a variety of professions–philosophers, artists, historians, engineers, scientists, and more–explain their journeys from atheism to faith. In the end, you may come away having reached the same conclusion: authentic Christian faith is in fact more intellectually convincing and rational than New Atheism.

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  • Holy Spirit : Our Perfect Helper

    $10.99

    A quick scan of the headlines, an unwelcome doctor’s report, or simply trying to live a faithful life is enough to know that both life’s challenges and its opportunities can be overwhelming. Some people turn to destructive habits for comfort while others obsessively pursue wealth and power for protection. Even Christ-followers can find themselves overwhelmed.

    But there is real, tangible hope and help available.

    The Holy Spirit is an intrinsic part of every believer’s faith – meaning the help you need is already part of your life. He is so much more than you know. Curious? Join Rev Dr Richard Gehman, a pastor to pastors, as he explains the person, work, and purpose of the third member of the divine Trinity. With The Holy Spirit, Our Perfect Helper you will:

    *Learn who the Holy Spirit is and how he is part of every believer’s life.

    *Explore biblical passages about the Holy Spirit and compare them with popular teachings.

    *Grasp how the Holy Spirit provides the greatest comfort and helps you navigate life’s challenges.

    *Discover why the Holy Spirit truly is your perfect Helper.

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  • Losing Our Religion

    $29.00

    Former Southern Baptist pastor and Christianity Today editor-in-chief Russell Moore calls for repentance and renewal in American evangelicalism

    American evangelical Christianity has lost its way. While the witness of the church before a watching world is diminished beyond recognition, congregations are torn apart over Donald Trump, Christian nationalism, racial injustice, sexual predation, disgraced leaders, and covered-up scandals. Left behind are millions of believers who counted on the church to be a place of belonging and hope. As greater and greater numbers of younger Americans bleed out from the church, even the most rooted evangelicals are wondering, “Can American Christianity survive?”

    In Losing Our Religion, Russell Moore calls his fellow evangelical Christians to conversion over culture wars, to truth over tribalism, to the gospel over politics, to integrity over influence, and to renewal over nostalgia. With both prophetic honesty and pastoral love, Moore offers a word of counsel for how a new generation of disillusioned and exhausted believers can find a path forward after the crisis and confusion of the last several years. Believing the gospel is too important to leave it to hucksters and grifters, he shows how a Christian can avoid both cynicism and complicity in order to imagine a different, hopeful vision for the church.

    The altar call of the old evangelical revivals was both a call to repentance and the offer of a new start. In the same way, this book invites unmoored and discouraged Christians to step out into an uncertain future, first by letting go of the kind of cultural, politicized, status quo Christianity that led us to this moment of reckoning. Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.

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  • Life In The Son

    $28.00

    The New Testament writers use spatial language and imagery to portray our relationship with God, speaking both about God or Christ in us and us in them. Believers are also described as possessing and participating in divine qualities such as life and glory. Both aspects are prominent in John’s Gospel and letters. However, outside the Pauline writings, union with Christ has hardly been addressed in New Testament scholarship. Clive Bowsher seeks to redress this balance in his New Studies in Biblical Theology volume Life in the Son.

    In John’s Gospel, the oneness of the Father and Son is described as the Father and Son being “in one another.” Clive Bowsher’s study shows that union with Christ in John’s Gospel and letters is the in-one-another relationship of believers with the Father and Son by the Spirit-the intimate, loving, relational participation of the believer and God, each in the life, affections, ways, and work of the other. Insightful and accessible, Bowsher’s study also explores connections with the shape of sonship, covenant and the life of the age to come. This volume fills a significant gap in the literature and promises to be a blessing to pastors, preachers, and scholars alike.

    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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  • Low Anthropology

    $22.99

    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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  • Doctrine Of Good Works

    $27.99

    In Titus, Paul says Christ redeemed a people “zealous for good works.” Despite this declaration and others like it, the doctrine of good works has fallen on hard times in contemporary Protestant theology and practice. At best, it’s neglected–as in most systematic theologies and in too much church teaching. At worst, it’s viewed with suspicion–as a threat to salvation by grace alone through faith alone.

    In this important work addressing a significant gap in current theological literature, the authors argue that by jettisoning a doctrine of good works, the contemporary church contradicts historical Protestantism and, more importantly, biblical teaching. They combine their areas of expertise–exegesis, systematic and historical theology, and practical theology–to help readers recover and embrace a positive doctrine of good works. They survey historical Protestant teaching to show the importance of the doctrine to our forebears, engage the scriptural testimony on the role of good works, formulate a theology of salvation and good works, and explore pastoral applications.

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  • Practicing Christian Doctrine Second Edition

    $27.99

    This introductory theology text helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday lives of faith.

    Written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspective, this book models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Sidebars made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters.

    The first edition of this book has been well received (over 25,000 copies sold). Updated and revised throughout, this second edition also includes a new section on gender and race as well as new end-of-chapter material connecting each doctrine to a spiritual discipline.

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  • Reforming The Church

    $18.95

    “To walk together is the constitutive way of the Church; the figure that enables us to interpret reality with the eyes and heart of God; the condition for following the Lord Jesus and being servants of life in this wounded time.”
    -Pope Francis

    “Today, making an option for synodality one’s own means thinking systemically about the renewal and life of the ecclesial body, in the local churches, without limiting oneself to certain sectors or individual activities that would only make a partial change.”
    -from the introduction

    Reforming the Church analyzes ministries; participatory structures; pastoral institutions; the role of the laity, especially women and couples in the Church; formation programs in seminaries and their decision-making and decision-taking models, among other topics where concrete reform is needed. The book covers six perspectives: the synodal form of church; scripture and tradition-the consensus ecclesiae; pathways to renewed ministries; co-responsibility versus clericalism; reforming structures; and the future-an ongoing synodal spirituality.

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  • Fruit Of Her Womb

    $18.95

    St. Louis de Montfort inspired a spiritual revolution in teaching us about Marian consecration and giving us a thirty-three-day plan to prepare our souls for that big step in our relationship with Jesus. In these pages, Fr. Boniface Hicks guides you through this “retreat” to help you gain a deeper trust in and childlike dependence on our loving God.

    “What this consecration teaches us is that we have a sweet, loving, perfect Mother who actually wants to live in this intense relationship with us,” Fr. Boniface reflects. “And so, if we accept Mary’s invitation to this relationship, we will find all the healing and happiness we have always longed for.”

    You’ll spend the first twelve days emptying yourself of the spirit of the world, followed by a week focused on self-knowledge. You’ll then spend a week dedicated to knowledge of Mary before concluding the final week, centered on knowledge of Jesus.

    Only ten minutes per day will produce spiritual renewal and wholehearted trust in Jesus through Mary. These short, personal chapters will show you how to:

    *Allow the Blessed Mother to cherish you as a baby in her womb and rejoice in your dignity as a child of God

    *Grow in patience, humility, and love (Our Lady makes it simple!)

    *Deepen your faith and live out your baptismal call to holiness

    *Close “escape routes” in your relationship with God and live in the freedom of total surrender

    *Take refuge and receive consolation in Mary’s protective care

    *Realize that sufferings and difficulty point to the hope and final victory that await you

    Fr. Boniface provides practical tips on opening your heart to God’s grace and profoundly beautiful reflections that will lead your soul to intimate union with our Lord through our Lady. Each daily meditation includes a Scripture passage, related quotes from popes and saints, questions to guide you on your journey, and traditional prayers to prepare for Marian consecration.

    This book affirms what St. Louis teaches us: that Mary’s womb is the best place to be formed perfectly into saints and into Christ Himself. By contemplating Jesus through Mary, the first tabernacle of the Lord, your love of the Holy Eucharist will become more fervent, and your heart will be inflamed as you pray the Rosary and reflect on the mysteries of her Son.

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  • Confessing Christ As Lord Of All In A Pluralistic World

    $17.99

    Is Christianity outdated? Has it become just like other world religions, which postmodernists accept as equally valid ways to know God? Can Christians still confess that Jesus is Lord of all?Drawing on the work of biblical scholars, Confessing Christ as Lord of All in a Pluralistic World offers sound reasons for affirming Christ’s universal lordship and the Christian mission. Divided into two parts, the book first surveys several world religions, striving to represent each faith at its best. The second part delves deeply into the historical and biblical witness to Jesus, with special attention given to the resurrection and the mission of God. By the final page, Christian readers no doubt will find this book to be a reliable resource to help them confidently confess and practice their faith wherever they may be.

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  • Tyranny Of The Banal

    $110.00

    In this book, David Deane proposes a renewal of Catholic moral theology by deconstructing dominant secular positions and restoring Catholic positions to their theological roots. In doing so, Deane makes space for a constructive Catholic moral theology restored to its foundations in the doctrine of the Trinity.

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  • Apostles Creed Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $15.00

    What Do You Believe?

    “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord….”??

    Every week churches around the world quote The Apostles’ Creed – but they often don’t stop to really think about what they’re saying or what the words mean. So for many years, Rick wanted to teach every single point in The Apostles’ Creed to help people understand these powerful truths. Finally, it’s done.

    Rick says: “The Apostles’ Creed contains the non-negotiable tenets of the Christian faith. And by studying every point and backing it up with teaching from the New Testament, this series will really anchor believers in what they believe. I studied intensively for this series, and it’s like a banquet set on the table for those who want to pull up a chair and partake of these powerful truths. I’ve done all the work for them!”

    Understanding the core beliefs of the Christian faith will help you emphatically know why you believe what you believe. So pull up a chair and partake of these powerful truths!

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  • Introduction To Theology

    $24.99

    This systematic theology textbook introduces students to the complexity and beauty of theology as a pursuit of the global church today. It views theology as an ongoing conversation with many voices about the wonders of God that is faithful to Scripture but is also attentive to the wisdom of tradition and the relevance of context.

    The book first summarizes the nature and necessity of theological thinking and discusses theological method. Chapters then unfold in creedal order through the various regions of Christian teaching, with units on revelation, God, creation and providence, Christology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology.

    This book is part of a new series that reflects the changing face of global Christianity. Series volumes are written by leading Pentecostal/Charismatic scholars who highlight themes of interest to Pentecostal/Charismatic students; however, the books are respectful, appreciative, and inclusive of a variety of church families and traditions. Series editors are Jerry Ireland, Paul W. Lewis, and Frank D. Macchia.

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  • Ordinary Splendor : Living In God’s Creation

    $18.99

    The Christian life is grounded in God’s act of creation.

    *How we pray
    *How we relate to others
    *How we worship
    *How we rest

    In Ordinary Splendor: Living in God’s Creation, Lydia Jaeger presents the doctrine of creation in all its practical necessity. She unfolds the majesty of God’s creative work and explores how it shapes and informs everything–from our relationships and the way we pray to how we think about human dignity.

    Through her engagement with theologians, Greek mythology, philosophers, and other creation stories from the ancient Near East, Jaeger offers a rich reading of biblical creation passages that provides wisdom for our daily lives.

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  • Christ The Center

    $32.99

    Scripture is a beautiful mosaic of Christ.

    The earliest Christians expressed their faith with creativity through symbols and summaries. In Christ the Center, Tomas Bokedal explores the relationship of the rule of faith, the nomina sacra, and numerical patterns with Scripture. The nomina sacra scribal reverence for divine names within Scripture displays remarkable intentionality and theological reflection. The nomina sacra in turn directed the emerging rule of faith. These scribal practices reveal early devotional and theological preoccupation and guided the text’s shape and interpretation in the early centuries after Christ.

    Christ the Center showcases early Christian reverence for Scripture and especially for the One of whom Scripture speaks.

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  • Being Gods Image

    $22.00

    What does it mean to be human? This timeless question proves critical as we seek to understand our purpose, identity, and significance. Amidst the many voices clamoring to shape our understanding of humanity, the Bible reveals important truths related to our human identity and vocation that are critical to the flourishing of all of creation.

    Carmen Joy Imes seeks to recover the theologically rich message of the creation narratives starting in the book of Genesis as they illuminate what it means to be human. Every human being is created as God’s image. Imago Dei is our human identity, and God appointed humans to rule on God’s behalf. Being God’s Image explores the implications of this kinship relationship with God and considers what it means for our work, our gender relations, our care for creation, and our eternal destiny. The Bible invites us into a dramatically different quality of life: a beloved community in which we can know God and one another as we are truly known.

    Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection or group study, as well as links to related video material through the BibleProject.

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  • Lords Supper : Our Promised Place Of Intimacy And Transformation With Jesus

    $18.99

    From the very beginning, the Lord’s Supper has stood at the heart of Christian worship. But over the years we’ve trivialized it, squeezing it in between “real” worship. If Jesus lives in us, and the Holy Spirit is poured out on us, why do we need to eat bread and drink grape juice or wine? Does it really matter?

    It does matter-and it’s life-changing, says leading Pentecostal theologian Jonathan Black. With warmth and depth, he explores not only how the table is still a powerful place of transformation and encounter with Jesus, but also how we can experience Christ’s promise of presence, glory, healing, forgiveness, victory, and intimacy when we answer His call to come to the table.

    Whether you’re feeling the lack of His presence, are ashamed of sin in your life, or have never felt anything during Communion, Christ’s invitation to partake in His feast is your invitation to taste and see that the Lord is good.

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  • Meaning Of Singleness

    $35.00

    Is Christian singleness a burden to be endured or a God-ordained vocation? Might singleness here and now give the church a glimpse of God’s heavenly promises?

    Dani Treweek offers biblical, historical, cultural, and theological reflections to retrieve a theology of singleness for the church today. Drawing upon both ancient and contemporary theologians, including Augustine, lfric of Eynsham, John Paul II, and Stanley Hauerwas, she contends not only that singleness has served an important role throughout the church’s history, but that single Christians present the church with a foretaste of the eschatological reality that awaits all of God’s people.

    Far from being a burden, then, Christian singleness is among the highest vocations of the faith.

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  • Theos Starter Pack

    $19.99

    Recovering…Timeless Truths

    Like an online starter pack meme, Theos Starter Pack: Toward a Recovery of Essential Christianity is designed to provoke a response.

    The book includes twenty essays by a motley crew of Bible geeks who are all active in church ministry and teach at TheosU, an online, nondenominational Bible college.

    The focus is on recovering the roots of Christianity–recovering the way we teach, recovering the Bible’s grand narrative, recovering Christian liberty, recovering apocalyptic, and much more.

    Each writer “takes into consideration the ageless tradition of Christianity that has been handed down through the centuries, resisting the cultural soup and integrating timeless thinking into an approach that works for the present day,” explains Chris Palmer, TheosU dean. This book is a lifeline “to pull yourself out of the soup.”

    You may laugh. You may run to your Bible. You may reach out to one of the writers to share a few choice words. But no matter what, these essayists hope you will be inspired and come away with rich theological insights.

    Theos Starter Pack recovers beautiful elements of ancient Christianity that have been lost or shoved aside in modern society. It’s food for the souls of those who long for a return to the roots of our faith.

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  • Biblical Trinity : Encountering The Father, Son, And Holy Spirit In Scriptu

    $22.99

    The Trinity is God as revealed in the Bible.

    The Bible doesn’t give us a systematic statement of the doctrine of the Trinity. But that doesn’t mean the Trinity is not biblical.

    In The Biblical Trinity: Encountering the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Scripture, Brandon D. Smith proclaims the Trinity from the Bible. The doctrine arises not from a handful of prooftexts but from the fullness of what the Bible says about God. Through short reflections on fifteen key New Testament passages in conversation with the Old Testament, Smith shows how God’s word reveals the Trinity. The book concludes with three rules for how to encounter the truth and beauty of our Triune God in all of Scripture.

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  • After Dispensationalism : Reading The Bible For The End Of The World

    $29.99

    What God wants his people to know about the end times.

    Christians’ fixation on the end times is not new. While eschatological speculation has sometimes resulted in distraction or despair, Scripture does speak about the end. So what does God most want us to know and do with prophecy?

    In After Dispensationalism, Brian P. Irwin and Tim Perry sympathetically yet critically sketch the history, beliefs, and concerns of dispensationalism. Though a minority view in the sweep of church history and tradition, dispensationalism is one of the most influential end-times systems today, and there is much to learn from it. And yet, sometimes it gets sidetracked by overlooking the prophets’ main concerns.

    Irwin and Perry reexamine the key texts and show that Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation primarily give a word of hope to God’s people.

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  • Defender Of The Faith

    $10.99

    The Coronation, a momentous occasion. Gold, velvet, rare stones all on display for the public, a representation of royalty and pride. Have you ever looked a little deeper into the imagery? During Charles’ coronation, the king is handed a pearl-studded sceptre, finished with a diamond-encrusted orb. What is the meaning of this? Three swords are carried before him-one of which is blunt, what does this represent?

    Did you know special oil is poured onto his head in a private ceremony? Or, that the king wears six robes during the ceremony? What do the four crosses on the king’s crown represent?

    In these short but fascinating chapters, you will learn ten interesting facts that will unravel a deeper insight into unspoken traditions of the coronation.

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  • Jesus And The God Of Classical Theism

    $50.00

    In both biblical studies and systematic theology, modern treatments of the person of Christ have cast doubt on whether earlier Christian descriptions of God–in which God is immutable, impassible, eternal, and simple–can fit together with the revelation of God in Christ. This book explains how the Jesus revealed in Scripture comports with such descriptions of God. The author argues that the Bible’s Christology coheres with and even requires the affirmation of divine attributes like immutability, impassibility, eternity, and simplicity.

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  • Dictionary Of Paul And His Letters

    $70.00

    The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters is a one-of-a-kind reference work. No other resource presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background, and scholarship.

    This second edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the acclaimed 1993 publication. Since that groundbreaking volume was published, developments in Pauline studies have continued at a rapid pace, with diverse new scholars entering the conversation, new ideas and methods gaining attention, and fresh expressions of old topics shaping the present discussion. Those who enjoyed and benefited from the wealth in the first edition will find this new edition an equally indispensable and freshly up-to-date companion to study and research.

    Classic topics such as Christology, justification, hermeneutics, and book studies of individual epistles receive careful treatment by specialists in the field. Topics new to this edition–including Paul and politics, patronage, and interpretations from various historical and cultural perspectives–expand the volume’s breadth and usefulness. Over 95% of the articles have been written specifically for this edition.

    This work bridges the gap between scholars and pastors, teachers and students, and all interested readers who want a thorough treatment of key topics in a summary format. In curating and compiling these articles, the editors have sought to make them comprehensive, accessible, and useful for those pursuing further research on particular subjects. Each article’s bibliography, in addition, will serve a new generation of readers for years to come.

    The updated Dictionary of Paul and His Letters takes its place alongside the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2nd ed., and the other volumes in the IVP Bible Dictionary Series as a unique presentation of the fruit of biblical studies–committed to Scripture, using the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialogue with both contemporary scholarship and the challenges facing the church. The reference volumes in the series provide in-depth treatment of biblical and theological topics in an accessible encyclopedia format, including cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, significant historical or cultural background, and each Old and New Testament book as a whole.

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  • Bulwarks Of Unbelief

    $32.99

    How modernity creates atheists–and what the church must do about it.

    Millions of people in the West identify as atheists. Christians often respond to this reality with proofs of God’s existence, as though rational arguments for atheism were the root cause of unbelief. In Bulwarks of Unbelief, Joseph Minich argues that a felt absence of God, as experienced by the modern individual, offers a better explanation for the rise in atheism. Recent technological and cultural shifts in the modern West have produced a perceived challenge to God’s existence. As modern technoculture reshapes our awareness of reality and belief in the invisible, it in turn amplifies God’s apparent silence. In this new context, atheism is a natural result. And absent of meaning from without, we have turned within.

    Christians cannot escape this aspect of modern life. Minich argues that we must consciously and actively return to reality. If we reattune ourselves to God’s story, reintegrate the whole person, and reinhabit the world, faith can thrive in this age of unbelief.

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  • Holy Spirit

    $19.99

    Often the Holy Spirit is viewed as a force, a feeling, or an experience. But as the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit created us to relate to him personally. How do we get to know the Holy Spirit in this way? How do we come to embrace the Holy Spirit as our best friend? Frank Moore balances what we know and believe about the Holy Spirit with an emphasis on this personal friendship. While aptly attending to the scriptural, theological, and creedal knowledge of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Moore places significant focus on the Holy Spirit’s ministry in saving, transforming, and befriending us. Combining the vital worlds of learning and divine companionship, this volume is a rich resource for Christian study and growth. Christians are used to hearing theological language in the church but may not feel they have adequate resources to enhance their understanding of what certain terms or concepts mean. The Wesleyan Theology Series aims to discuss Christian doctrines in accessible language that states clearly what we believe and why. Each volume is written by an author with a particular expertise who also has the ability to simplify and clarify complex ideas. The Wesleyan Theology Series is written specifically for the theologically curious layperson, student, or pastor. Topics include: the Trinity, creation, eschatology, the church, the sacraments, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Scripture, sin, grace, salvation, sanctification, Christian ethics, and atonement.

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  • Who Are You Really

    $30.00

    What does it mean to be human? What is a person? Where did we come from?

    Many answers have been offered throughout history in response to these perennial questions, including those from biological, anthropological, sociological, political, and theological approaches. And yet the questions remain.

    Philosopher Joshua Rasmussen offers his own step-by-step examination into the fundamental nature and ultimate origin of persons. Using accessible language and clear logic, he argues that the answer to the question of what it means to be a person sheds light not only on our own nature but also on the existence of the one who gave us life.

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