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Glorification and the Life of Faith Ashley Cocksworth and David F. Ford SOTERIOLOGY AND DOXOLOGY Kent Eilers and Kyle C Strobel, series editors Two renowned theologians explore the immensely rich and genera- tive soteriological theme of glorification, showing students how to integrate theology into the life of faith and demonstrating how the practices of Christian worship influence theological thinking. This is the first book in the Soteriology and Doxology series. “This book is strong encouragement for the daily life of churches and of their members. It turns all into doxology: creation, reading the Bible, saying the creed, and celebrating glory together. It is a joy-filled, smiling, delightful counterweight to cynical individualism and triumphalist and selfish isolation.” —THE MOST REVEREND JUSTIN WELBY, Archbishop of Canterbury “This is the kind of book that makes one want to be a theologian— in all the varied ways we might realize that vocation to love God with our minds—because it is clearly such a joy-filled thing to do. Cocksworth and Ford invite fresh, courageous encounters with the endless surprise of God’s glory in the face of every temptation to despair.” —ELLEN F. DAVIS, Duke Divinity School “The definitive modern book on God’s glory. As the authors so persuasively show, a true theology of glory is one that stirs the reader in heart, mind, and spirit and overflows into contemplation and praise.” —SIMEON ZAHL, University of Cambridge “This book provides much-needed encouragement for the church, offering hope for these times.” —GABRIELLE THOMAS, Emory University “This book draws the reader into renewed praise, more prayerful theology, greater ecumenism, and deeper appreciation of how fundamental glorification is to Scripture, creed, and the Christian life.” —FRANCES YOUNG, formerly at University of Birmingham; Methodist minister “This book is written to be relished, reflecting its own core recommendation of doxological reading; its promise is fully realized when it attracts the reader to the contemplation of God and God’s glory, becoming more fully alive to God, others, and one - self in the process.” —JASON A. FOUT, Bexley Seabury Seminary “Cocksworth and Ford offer a reenchantment of creation, church, and our own lives of faith through their powerful evocation of God’s glory.” —L. GREGORY JONES, Belmont University “A book worth pondering slowly and carefully as it unfolds a world of glory beyond our imagining.” —BISHOP GRAHAM TOMLIN, Centre for Cultural Witness “Full of wisdom and insight. A must for any pastor or theologian.” —TOM GREGGS, FRSE, University of Aberdeen
OCTOBER 2023 • 192 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9781540961686
Ashley Cocksworth (PhD, University of Cambridge) is senior lecturer in theology and practice at the University of Roehampton. His books include Karl Barth on Prayer and Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed . David F. Ford (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College. His publications include The Shape of Living and The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary .
ALSO BY THE AUTHOR THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 9781540964083 • $52.99c
The Nicene Creed A Scriptural, Historical, and Theological Commentary Jared Ortiz and Daniel A. Keating
This volume provides an accessible introduction to the Nicene Creed, explaining 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 and students of theology, clergy, and religious educators will benefit from this illuminating and edifying guide to the Nicene Creed. “A great textbook for introductory theology classes as well as for study groups. Deeply rooted in Scripture and the Church Fathers, this book exemplifies what Christian instruction at its best can be.” —MATTHEW LEVERING, Mundelein Seminary “This splendid book provides a brilliant presentation of the Nicene Creed that is richly historical but accessible, and conceptually profound but clear, so that readers can understand why Christianity teaches and professes what it does. The book functions both as an excellent introduction to Christianity and as a reference for the pursuit of deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.” —THOMAS JOSEPH WHITE, OP, Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) “A wonderful tool—indeed, a treasure trove—for those prepared to follow the authors in unpacking these rich phrases that Christians have recited for centuries. Here is a powerful antidote that helps us to ‘overcome our contemporary allergy to truth’ as we lean deeply into the Nicene Creed, understanding how it addressed the prob - lems of its day and continues to speak powerfully to our own age.” —EDITH M. HUMPHREY, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (emerita) “The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted confession of faith among all Christian people. This superb exposition of the Creed, written by two faithful Catholic scholars, shows how this classic statement has practical relevance for believers of all confessions. A true treasure for the Lord’s people everywhere!” —TIMOTHY GEORGE, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University; cochair of Evangelicals and Catholics Together “An extremely well-thought-out introduction to the Nicene Creed. It connects the Creed to both Testaments, church history, the words of the Church Fathers, the Catechism of the Catholic Church , and the prayers of the church in a way that not only teaches but also deepens faith.” —JONATHAN J. REYES, Knights of Columbus
APRIL 2024 • 240 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9781540965110
Jared Ortiz (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is professor of religion at Hope College. He is cofounder and executive director of the Saint Benedict Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture, and Evangelization and the author of “You Made Us for Yourself”: Cre- ation in St. Augustine’s “Confessions.” Daniel A. Keating (DPhil, Oxford University) is professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He is the author of Athanasius and His Legacy and two volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series.
ALSO BY THE AUTHOR FIRST AND SECOND PETER, JUDE 9780801036453 • $25.00p
Gender as Love A Theological Account of Human Identity, Embodied Desire, and Our Social Worlds Fellipe do Vale Foreword by Beth Felker Jones
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 under- stand 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 histor- ical 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. “This book is everything theology should aspire to be: elegant in its argumentation, accessible in its prose, brilliant in its content, and unreservedly devoted to the God of the gospel.” —DANIEL LEE HILL, George W. Truett Theological Seminary “The joining of confidence in Christ with an epistemic humility that results in godly patience makes this author and this work a timely gift and a necessary read.” —AMY PEELER, Wheaton College FROM THE FOREWORD “If there is one clear thing to be said about gender in this time and place, it is that gender is a source of pain. We see cultures and individuals struggling with the meaning, implications, and practical consequences of ideas about humans as gendered beings. Some preach God’s creational intention for the goodness of male- ness and femaleness but fail to see that maleness and femaleness are enmeshed in sin and that those sinful constructs are hurting beloved children of God. Others preach the goodness of an endless diversity of gendered possibilities but can account neither for the real ways real bodies suffer in a specifically patriarchal world nor for the longstanding Christian claim that we must treasure bodies because we are pro-creation. . . . [Do Vale] offers care for hurting human beings and care for all that is at stake theologically.” —Beth Felker Jones
NOVEMBER 2023 • 272 pp. • paper • $34.99 • 9781540966971
Fellipe do Vale (PhD, Southern Methodist University) is assistant professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He specializes in the juncture where theological anthropology and moral theology meet and has published widely on gender, ethics, and systematic theology.
Varieties of Christian Universalism Exploring Four Views David W. Congdon, editor
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 univer- salism is actually an umbrella of different theological interpretations of the idea that all people will be saved. In Varieties of Christian Universalism , leading experts on universal salvation provide a concise map of four major approaches. The contributors, who have each written extensively on Christian uni- versalism, highlight distinct approaches that emphasize different theological values. This book will be useful as a textbook for stu- dents of theology, especially those training for ministry, and as a resource for anyone seeking a more well-rounded understanding of Christian universalism. “A highly instructive and clear-eyed analysis of one of the most important and most complicated teachings in the Christian faith.” —AMY MARGA, Luther Seminary “These essays offer clarity on the variety of universalist theologies in response to the perennial question of Christian universalism, at a time when this debate is again having a moment and in a way that provides the conditions for a real conversation.” —ARISTOTLE PAPANIKOLAOU, Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University
NOVEMBER 2023 • 208 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9780801095764
David W. Congdon (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is senior editor at the University Press of Kansas. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology , Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology , and The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch .
Introduction by David W. Congdon
1. Patristic Universalism Morwenna Ludlow 2. Evangelical Universalism Robin A. Parry 3. Post-Barthian Universalism Tom Greggs 4. Existential Universalism David W. Congdon Indexes
Charismatic Christianity Introducing Its Theology through the Gifts
of the Spirit Helen Collins
Helen Collins gives a novel summary explanation of charismatic Christianity drawn from the spiritual gifts. Through Scripture and doctrinal reflection, she shows that charismatic spirituality is a coherent, reasonable, and rich tradition with much to offer. 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. “ Charismatic Christianity celebrates the theology and spirituality of charismatic and Pentecostal movements and joins them for a global theological conversation and testimony to the church living in the power of the Holy Spirit.” —WOLFGANG VONDEY, University of Birmingham “Confessionally charismatic, as well as more broadly catholic, this book is a treasure trove of creative theological reflection and scrip - tural engagement. A gift to scholars seeking to find ways to express the dynamics of a Spirit-filled life.” —CHERYL BRIDGES JOHNS, Global Pentecostal House of Study, United Theological Seminary “Collins has made a significant contribution to charismatic theology. Scholars, students, and regular church members will find much to inform their minds, warm their hearts, and shape their ecclesial practices. I commend this study and look forward to using it in my own class on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.” —REV. MARK J. CARTLEDGE, FRSA, London School of Theology “In this valuable work, Collins provides a rich yet accessible account of the practices, spirituality, and theology of charismatic Christianity.” —JON STOVELL, Vineyard Churches of Canada “For those not typically called charismatic, this book offers an on-ramp for understanding, appreciation, and even joining. For charismatics, it models a mature spirituality that in turn inspires a fulsome ecclesiology. Lucid and compelling, Charismatic Christianity is a gift to the church.” —JON COUTTS, Ambrose University
SEPTEMBER 2023 • 240 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9781540963901
Helen Collins (PhD, University of Bristol) is vice principal academic and tutor in practical theology at Trinity College, Bristol. She is a charismatic movement insider and an Anglican priest. Her books include Reordering Theological Reflection: Starting with Scripture and Mary the Worshipping Mother .
The Substance of Our Faith Foundations for the History of Christian Doctrine Douglas A. Sweeney Doctrine is central to Christian discipleship and maturity. Unfor- tunately, it is often sidelined in churches’ teaching ministry as irrelevant or impractical. Countering this, leading church historian Douglas Sweeney defines doctrine as church teaching intended for the shaping of daily faith and practice. The Substance of Our Faith addresses introductory issues in the study and application of historical doctrine, incorporating a unique global and catholic perspective. It addresses the Spirit’s role in the rise of doctrine in the early church, the authority of Scripture and tradition in the development of doctrine, the challenges of doing global historical theology, the nature and purpose of doctrine, and implications for teaching the faith today. Specifically, Sweeney advocates that those who teach the Christian faith in all churches do so in communion with the saints who have come before. Professors and students in church history, Christian doctrine, and historical theology courses will value this work. A future volume by the author will narrate the actual history of doctrinal teaching around the world. “An important contribution by one of the leading voices in Amer - ican evangelicalism. Sweeney’s ‘evangelical catholic’ approach is serious, well-informed, and judicious. The book is a tour de force.” —BRADLEY NASSIF, Antiochian House of Studies “Sweeney takes up the nature of doctrinal ‘development’ as under - stood by Christians from diverse times and confessional commit - ments. His winsomely Protestant proposal for an evangelical- catholic approach—normed by Scripture but pliable, interculturally engaged, and open-ended—will foster ecumenical conversation among all those who follow the Lord Jesus.” —MATTHEW LEVERING, Mundelein Seminary “This book is vintage Sweeney—brimming with wisdom, refreshing in its passion for biblical orthodoxy, and rooted in a deep love for the church. I cannot recommend this insightful book highly enough!” —HANS MADUEME, Covenant College “A wise, measured, and beautifully written book. Sweeney illustrates history of and for the church at its best and gives his readers the background and key concepts they need to join in on the grand adventure.” —HAN-LUEN KANTZER KOMLINE, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan
OCTOBER 2023 • 208 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9780801048463
Douglas A. Sweeney (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is dean and professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books on the history of Christian doctrine, early modern Protestant history, American church history, Christology, and global evangelicalism and is a highly respected Jonathan Edwards scholar.
ALSO BY THE AUTHOR THE AMERICAN EVANGELICAL STORY 9780801026584 • $25.00p
Turning Points in American Church History How Pivotal Events Shaped a Nation and a Faith
Elesha J. Coffman Foreword by Mark A. Noll
American history has profoundly shaped, and been shaped by, Christianity. This engaging introduction provides a brisk and lively yet deeply researched survey of these intertwined forces from the colonial period to the present. Each chapter includes a hymn, a prayer, relevant historical images, excerpts from primary sources, and resources for further reading. “More than a dozen academic surveys of American church history grace the field, and each displays distinctive strengths. Yet Coffman’s volume offers the strongest overall combination of focus, clarity, research, conciseness, and wit (yes, wit). Without hesitation I would assign this work before any of the others to virtually any college, seminary, university, or Christian formation class. A truly brilliant contribution.” —GRANT WACKER, Duke Divinity School (emeritus)
JANUARY 2024 • 304 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9780801097492
Foreword by Mark A. Noll Introduction
1. The Old World Order Upended: The Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588 2. The Limits of Religious Freedom: Roger Williams Banished from Massachusetts, 1635 3. A Collision of Cultures: King Philip’s War, 1675–76 4. Evangelicalism Sweeps America: George Whitefield Sparks the First Great Awakening, 1740 5. A Faith for Enslaved and Free: First African American Church Founded at Silver Bluff, South Carolina, 1773 6. Far from Rome: John Carroll Elected First Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States, 1789 7. The Benevolent Empire: American Bible Society Founded, 1816 8. Houses Divided: Methodist Church Splits over Slavery, 1844 9. Muscular Missions: Student Volunteer Movement Launched, 1886 10. Los Angeles Fire: Azusa Street Revival Catalyzes Pente- costalism, 1906 11. Science versus Religion? The Scopes “Monkey” Trial, 1925 12. Civil Rights and Uncivil Religion: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, 1963 13. Religion Moves Right: Ronald Reagan Elected President, 1980 Conclusion Index
Elesha J. Coffman (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of history at Baylor University. She previously served as the editor of Christian History magazine and has taught at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. She spent a year as a fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. Coffman is the author of The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline , Margaret Mead: A Twentieth-Century Faith , and numerous articles on American religious history.
Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life An Invitation to Wonder Ross D. Inman Philosophy is often seen as anything but practically relevant to everyday life. In this brief, accessible introduction, Ross Inman ex- plores 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. Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life 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. “One of the best (if not the best) introductions to philosophy I have ever read. I was taking notes all the way through! This is no ordinary introductory text. It is chock-full of new ideas and rich, life-giving help, all done in a conversational style.” —J. P. MORELAND, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of A Simple Guide to Experiencing Miracles “Inman shows that a Christian philosophical way of life enables the pursuit of beatitude and a life oriented to God and neighbor. A warm invitation and an immensely helpful guide to a life well-lived.” —ROBERT K. GARCIA, Baylor University “A winning and accessible guide to Christian philosophy as a way of life. Inman helpfully describes the role that philosophy can play in structuring one’s mind and feelings, correcting false perceptions of the world, and developing the character needed to resist disordered desires and mistaken views.” —CALEB COHOE, Metropolitan State University of Denver; lead faculty advisor, The Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project; collaborator, Mapping Philosophy as a Way of Life “In this intellectually engaging and spiritually edifying book, Inman shows how philosophy, far from being something to be regarded with indifference or antipathy by Christians, should be seen as inte - grally important to the life of faith.” —DAVID M c PHERSON, Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education, University of Florida
OCTOBER 2023 • 208 pp. • paper • $23.99 • 9781540965738
Ross D. Inman (PhD, Trinity College Dublin) is associate professor of philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also teaches Great Books classes at the College at Southeastern and is the editor of Philosophia Christi . Inman has previously held research positions at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion and at Saint Louis University.
Renewing Christian World - view A Holistic Approach for Spirit-Filled Christians Steven Félix-Jäger and Yoon Shin This book offers a brief but comprehensive introduction to Chris- tian worldview from a Pentecostal perspective, helping readers understand why Christianity is beautiful, true, and relevant to all aspects of life. “Félix-Jäger and Shin have laid out the renewal worldview in sim - ple, succinct, and sagacious terms. This book brilliantly treats the beauty, goodness, and truth in and of Pentecostal theology.” —NIMI WARIBOKO, author of Transcripts of the Sacred in Nigeria: Beautiful, Monstrous, Ridiculous “A bold and refreshing approach. This timely work is sure to become a landmark in the field.” —LISA P. STEPHENSON, Lee University “ Renewing Christian Worldview does just that: it reinvigorates the worldview discussion, albeit from a Pentecostal perspective.” —AMOS YONG, Fuller Theological Seminary “This book represents a ‘coming of age’ of renewal traditions in the authors’ ability to offer a form of sophisticated, world-regarding catechesis. If read widely, this book could be part of a generational turning point.” —DANIEL CASTELO, Duke Divinity School “A constructive account of renewal theology, engaging a deep bench of philosophical and theological scholars. Though some will find points of friction here, the holistic approach appears to be the view with which all Pentecostal/charismatic theologies will have to contend. An invigorating read!” —DRU JOHNSON, The King’s College, New York City “Félix-Jäger and Shin have invited us to a renewed worldview through the integration of experience, emotion, and mind with beauty, goodness, and truth. A must-read for our time!” —TAMMY DUNAHOO, Portland Seminary of George Fox University “This book is jam-packed with wisdom and insight and is a must- read for anyone interested in worldview, apologetics, culture, and theology.” —PAUL M. GOULD, Palm Beach Atlantic University “Félix-Jäger and Shin are two of the brightest emerging philo - sophical minds in the Pentecostal world. This is the book we have needed for some time.” —L. WILLIAM OLIVERIO JR., Northwest University College of Ministry; co-editor-in-chief of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies “An excellent textbook or supplemental reading for Christian world- view courses in need of Pentecostal/Charismatic perspectives.” —SAMMY ALFARO, Grand Canyon University
SEPTEMBER 2023 • 256 pp. • paper • $26.99 • 9781540965912
Steven Félix-Jäger (PhD, University of Wales) is associate profes- sor and chair of the Worship Arts and Media program at Life Pacific University. He is the author of Renewal Worship and writes about art, aesthetics, worship, and theology. Yoon Shin (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is coleader of the Philoso- phy Interest Group in the Society for Pentecostal Studies and is an ordained deacon with Missio Mosaic/Anglican Mission International. He is the author of Pentecostalism, Postmodernism, and Reformed Epistemology .
Creation and Christian Ethics Understanding God’s Designs for Humanity and the World Dennis P. Hollinger 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 institu- tions, 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. “Hollinger’s depth of study and insight will help Christians walk with conviction, wisdom, humility, and generosity.” —VINCENT BACOTE, Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College “Hollinger’s fundamental instinct—which he consistently and ably applies throughout the book and across various subjects—is to make sure our ethics begin with the goodness of creation.” —KELLY M. KAPIC, Covenant College
NOVEMBER 2023 • 304 pp. • paper • $29.99 • 9781540967176
Dennis P. Hollinger (PhD, Drew University) is president emeritus and senior distinguished professor of Christian ethics at Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been actively speaking, teaching, and writing on topics in ethics, including bioethics and human sexuality, for over forty years and is the author of several books, including Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World and The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life .
Introduction: Why Creation for Ethics?
1. In the Beginning God: A Loving, Designing, Self-Disclosing Maker 2. It’s a Good World After All: Money, Sex, and Power 3. Made in the Image of God: Human Dignity in All Humans and the Whole of Human Life 4. Creation Care: Stewarding God’s Good Creation 5. Created for Relationship (1): Sexuality, Marriage, Sex, and Family 6. Created for Relationship (2): Major Institutions of Society 7. Created to Work: Connecting Sunday to Monday 8. Sabbath: God Institutes a Rhythm of Life for Worship, Self-Care, and Justice 9. Limited and Dependent: The Ethics of Human Finitude 10. Embodied Souls or Ensouled Bodies: The Meaning and Implications of Being Whole Beings Conclusion: Living Out a Creation Ethic in a Pluralistic, Complex, Fallen World Indexes
ALSO BY THE AUTHOR CHOOSING THE GOOD 9780801025631 • $30.00p
A Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition Christian Foundations and Practices Eric Patterson
This brief introduction surveys Christian thinking on an array of topics related to security and peace from a just war perspec- tive. 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 Chris- tian history. The volume concludes with a treatment of punishment and restitution, considering how these can help move a society toward conciliation. “As a thirty-seven-year veteran of the armed forces, I found Dr. Patterson’s book to be a stimulating read that both reinforced and challenged my thinking about my experience in armed conflict and the Jesus follower's role in terms of vocation and calling.” —ADMIRAL VERN CLARK, Former Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy (retired) “The fifteen hundred years of Christian ‘just war’ reasoning com - prise the most sophisticated tradition we have of thinking about the conditions of the morally justified use of force. Patterson, an authority both in theory and in practice, has provided a guide that is as comprehensive in scope as it is exemplary in clarity.” —NIGEL BIGGAR, University of Oxford (emeritus) “Patterson has written a marvelously clear book on just war. This is no dry treatise; it is loaded with examples from The Hunger Games to Harry Potter , from The Lord of the Rings to Narnia —not to mention Augustine, Tertullian, and Origen. A must-read for church leaders.” —CAPTAIN DAVID C. IGLESIAS, JAGC, US Navy (retired); Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics, Wheaton College “It is impossible to overstate the need for this volume. Patterson’s book is thoughtfully written without being overly technical, well illustrated, and accessible to a wide range of readers.” —J. DARYL CHARLES, author and just war scholar “Patterson’s outstanding book is an accessible and clear defense of just war theory. I highly recommend this wise, practical, and much-needed guide.” —PAUL COPAN, Palm Beach Atlantic University; editor, War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views “This deeply reflective book should be required reading to ensure that lawful decision-making is also ethical decision-making for the common good.” —ROSEMARY DURWARD, coeditor, Religion, Conflict, and Military Intervention
OCTOBER 2023 • 176 pp. • paper • $22.99 • 9781540965479
Eric Patterson (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) is president of the Religious Freedom Institute and scholar-at-large and former dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. He previously served in the US military and at the US State Department. He has authored and edited numerous books on the ethics of war, including Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in US Military History and Just War and Christian Traditions .
The Augustine Way Retrieving a Vision for the Church’s Apologetic Witness Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen The Augustine Way retrieves Augustine’s scriptural and ecclesial approach for a healing and hopeful apologetic witness for today. “To discover a great thinker of the past as an exciting and challeng - ing contemporary is always a wonderful moment. This book—lively, honest, humane, and wide-ranging—introduces us to one of the most brilliant of all Christian writers and lets us realize just how much good news he has to give amid the muddles and longings of our age.” —ROWAN WILLIAMS, former Archbishop of Canterbury “How refreshing it is to find apologetics in this book being recovered in its more ancient forms, such as Augustine and his philosophical forebears represented so richly: not as an imperialistic imposition, nor as a merely dispassionate assessment, but as a quest for truth in its deepest sense, which draws in every element of human longing and aspiration.” —REV. CANON SARAH COAKLEY, FBA, University of Cambridge (emerita) “A superb account of how one of the world’s greatest classical theologians can give new depth and vitality to contemporary apol - ogetics. This ‘apologetics of retrieval’ opens up some theologically rich and apologetically compelling approaches, which will be in - valuable to us today as we face new cultural challenges. Essential reading for apologists!” —ALISTER M c GRATH, Oxford University “Chatraw and Allen have done Christians an immense service in retrieving the bishop of Hippo’s thought for a contemporary apolo - getics that is robustly ecclesial, culturally responsive, intellectually rigorous, and—most beautifully of all—generously ecumenical.” —JOHN SEHORN, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology “With keen attention to the social imaginary of late modernity, The Augustine Way enlarges our imaginations for how we might persuade others of the truth, beauty, and goodness of the gospel within our current age of anxiety.” —KRISTEN DEEDE JOHNSON, Western Theological Seminary “I teach a whole course on what makes theology Augustinian because I believe Augustine has much to offer today’s church. I therefore welcome and resonate with the thought experiment behind The Augustine Way —namely, to articulate what Augustine would likely say and do as a pastor and defender of the faith if he were alive today.” —KEVIN J. VANHOOZER, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Joshua D. Chatraw (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism and Cultural Engagement at Beeson Divinity School. Mark D. Allen (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Liberty University. He has served as a pastor and church planter for over twenty years.
Jesus and the God of Classical Theism Biblical Christology in Light of the Doctrine of God Steven J. Duby Christianity Today 2023 Book Award (Academic Theology) This work of serious dogmatics by a Reformed theologian explains why Christology should be connected to a robust doctrine of God. “This wonderfully helpful book shows how to take up the Bible’s passionate presentation of Jesus without letting go of the tradi - tional high doctrine of God. Patiently addressing recent worries while carefully engaging the full witness of Scripture, Duby reunites theological goods that have too often been sundered from each other.” —FRED SANDERS, Torrey Honors College, Biola University “Through exacting semantic and logical analysis, Jesus and the God of Classical Theism shows how the judicious use of meta - physical categories, far from obscuring or distorting Scripture’s message, might enhance our understanding of it.” —IAN A. M c FARLAND, Candler School of Theology, Emory University; University of Cambridge “Duby offers a true gift to modern discussions of Christology, grounding categories and discussions from systematic theology in biblical scholarship. A must-read for those wanting an overview and update on any of the topics covered.” —MADISON N. PIERCE, Western Theological Seminary “Written from an ecumenically alert Reformed point of view, this book will interest and stimulate theologians who share its author’s conviction that a truly biblical Christology cannot do without a vigorous affirmation of God’s eternity, immutability, and impassi - bility. Even more, one hopes, it will interest those who do not.” —BRUCE D. MARSHALL, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University “This helpful book details the biblical basis and conceptual coher- ence of traditional Christologies. Along the way, Duby provides a thorough primer on numerous aspects of classical theism and the modern debates it has generated.” —DANIEL J. TREIER, Wheaton College “Duby shows that the doctrine of God as interpreted by early, medieval, and post-Reformation orthodox theologians illumines our reading of the scriptural presentation of the incarnate Son. In so doing he helps demonstrate the christological payoff to con- cepts like immutability, impassibility, eternality, and even the sim - plicity of God.” —MICHAEL ALLEN, Reformed Theological Seminary
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Steven J. Duby (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate pro- fessor of theology at Phoenix Seminary. He is the author of God in Himself: Scripture, Metaphysics and the Task of Christian Theology and Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account .
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Why Evangelical Theology Needs the Global Church Stephen T. Pardue Offering biblical and theological reasons for engaging the church’s diverse cultural contexts, both past and present, Stephen Pardue makes a distinctively theological case that evangelicals in the West should take their Majority World counterparts as serious dialogue partners. “Pardue has succeeded in inviting Majority World evangelical voices into the theological conversation that has, for too long, been dominated by the West.” —ELIZABETH MBURU, Africa International University, Kenya; Langham Literature Regional Coordinator, Anglophone Africa “A signal contribution to evangelical theology from one who identifies with and understands both it and the global church.” —KEVIN J. VANHOOZER, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Beth Felker Jones (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology at Northern Seminary.
The Doctrine of Good Works Reclaiming a Neglected Protestant Teaching Thomas H. McCall, Caleb T. Friedeman, and Matt T. Friedeman This book shows how biblical exegesis, systematic and historical theology, and practical theology can together contribute to the recovery of a robust account of good works. “This is Protestant theology at its very best. Every pastor and teacher should read this book.” —KEITH L. JOHNSON, Wheaton College “McCall, Friedeman, and Friedeman offer a gift to the church in this challenge to reclaim good works in the Protestant tradition.” —CHRISTA L. Mc KIRLAND, Carey Baptist College; executive director of Logia International Thomas H. McCall (PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary) is Timothy C. and Julie M. Tennent Professor of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary. Caleb T. Friedeman (PhD, Wheaton College) is David A. Case Chair of Theology and Ministry and associate professor of New Testament at Ohio Christian University. Matt T. Friedeman (PhD, University of Kansas) is John M. Case Chair of Evangelism and Discipleship at Wesley Biblical Seminary.
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Introduction to Theology Declaring the Wonders of God Frank D. Macchia FOUNDATIONS FOR SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIANITY Jerry Ireland, Paul W. Lewis, and Frank D. Macchia, series editors This systematic theology textbook introduces students to an ongoing conversation with many voices about the wonders of God that is faithful to Scripture but also attentive to the wisdom of tradition and the relevance of context. “Macchia’s scholarship straddles the best of Pentecostal theology and bears the imprimatur of the finest evangelical thought. This book is a demonstration of the sterling qualities of Macchia’s scholarship suitably rendered as an introduction to theology and as an invitation to mature theologians to rethink and renew their theologies.” —NIMI WARIBOKO, Boston University
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Jerry Ireland, Paul W. Lewis, and Frank D. Macchia, series editors This new series reflects the changing face of global Christianity. Series volumes are written by leading Pentecostal/Charismatic scholars who highlight themes of interest to Pentecostal/Charis- matic students, although the books are respectful, appreciative, and inclusive of a variety of church families and traditions. These textbooks offer a more balanced appraisal of various topics and greater inclusion of Pentecostal/Charismatic themes, which have often been neglected in other textbooks. FORTHCOMING SERIES VOLUMES Jacqueline Grey and Paul W. Lewis on biblical interpretation Sarita Gallagher Edwards and Robert L. Gallagher on global missions FOUNDATIONS FOR SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIANITY
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Abundantly More The Theological Promise of the Arts in a Reductionist World Jeremy S. Begbie In a culture that often seems to shrink and flatten our vision, the arts can break our imaginations open. In conversation with multiple art forms, Jeremy Begbie helps us see this world and ourselves as infinitely richer than we could ever imagine: as created and redeemed by the inexhaustible love of God. “A remarkable achievement that breaks new ground.” —JAMES K. A. SMITH, Calvin University; editor in chief, Image “Begbie achieves a remarkable double feat: a quietly devastating critique of the engrained reductionist tendencies in Western modernity and an inspiring manifesto for the fundamental value of the arts as part of what makes us human.” —BETTINA VARWIG, University of Cambridge
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The Suffering Servant Isaiah 53 for the Life of the Church J. Gordon McConville TOUCHSTONE TEXTS Stephen B. Chapman, series editor
The description of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53 is a beloved biblical text with an unshakable place in the theology and self-under- standing of the church. Since New Testament times, this text has fed the church’s thinking about the person and work of Jesus Christ. This volume offers a lively exposition of Isaiah 53 that is at once true to its Old Testament context, conversant with the history of interpretation, and deeply Christian. Drawing on his extensive scholarly work on the book of Isaiah, Gordon McConville explores the theological and spiritual issues that arise from the poetry’s words and phrases, illuminates the text’s contribution to our under- standing of who Jesus is, and shows how this classic text can speak to the life of the church today. PRAISE FOR MCCONVILLE’S ISAIAH IN THE BAKER COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT SERIES “Having plowed my way through many Isaiah commentaries, both critical and devotional, I am struck by the rare balance that McConville manages to maintain, addressing the complex litera - ture of Isaiah with clarity and pastoral sensitivity. This is now my recommended commentary for seminary students.” —J. RICHARD MIDDLETON, Northeastern Seminary, Roberts Wesleyan College “McConville is a wise guide through the myriad options that confront the reader when engaging the monumental prophecy of Isaiah. He has achieved that rarity of a commentary that is at once learned and highly readable.” —KATHARINE J. DELL, University of Cambridge “A book as complex and rich as Isaiah requires an informed, seasoned commentator. Gordon McConville is that. In this volume, he offers a close reading of the biblical text, judicious discussions of technical details and debated issues, and sensible theological reflections. This is Old Testament scholarship at its most useful. It will be a mainstay among Isaiah commentaries for a long time.” —M. DANIEL CARROLL R., Wheaton College and Graduate School
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