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In church history, John Anthony McGuckins The Path of Christianity: The First Thousand Years is a showstopper, a textbook
nonpareil on the first millennium of Christian history. For the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, Scott M.
Manetsch showcases the Reformers best work on 1 Corinthians in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.
Students of the Old Testament or ethics wont want to miss David L. Bakers incisive work The Decalogue: Living as the
People of God. For students of the New Testament, Eckhard J. Schnabel brings us a new commentary on Mark in the ongoing
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IVP Academic editorial director Daniel G. Reid reflects on academic publishing

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i n t e r v i e w | Celebrating five hundred years of the Reformation, RCS project

editor David McNutt talks with editor Scott M. Manetsch about the


latest volume, 1 Corinthians.


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A Little Book for New Bible Scholars by E. Randolph Richards

and Joseph R. Dodson

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Preaching in the New Testament by Jonathan I. Griffiths

S e r i e s | New Studies in Biblical Theology

Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 2 by Jerome,

edited by Thomas P. Scheck


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Mark by Eckhard J. Schnabel


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The Decalogue by David L. Baker


Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature edited by David G. Firth

and Lindsay Wilson




e xce r p t | In his newest book, Embodied Hope, Kelly M. Kapic gives us


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Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal by Gordon T. Smith


God and Soul Care by Eric L. Johnson


The Peoples Book edited by Jennifer Powell McNutt and David Lauber


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Read 1 Corinthians with the Reformers

In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul writes, I delivered to
you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for
our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he
was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Cor
15:3-4 ESV).
Reflecting on Pauls summary of the gospel, sixteenth-century
biblical commentator, theologian, and Lutheran pastor Tilemann
Hesshus wrote, The central tenet and foundation of our entire religion is that our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for
our justification. All of our comfort, salvation and hope rest upon this
foundation. From this is derived that greatest comfort concerning the
resurrection of the dead and the future life of eternal glory.
Throughout the churchs history, Christians have turned to the
epistles of the apostle Paul in order to understand the essentials of
the Christian faith, learn from the challenges faced by early Christians, and discern how to navigate the complexities of following
Christ. Among those who gained wisdom from Paul were the
Protestant Reformers, who found inspiration and instruction about
how to lead the church of their day during a time of significant theological debate, ecclesiastical reform, and spiritual renewal.

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A Guide to Using This Commentary
General Introduction
Introduction to 1 and 2 Corinthians
Commentary on 1 Corinthians
Map of Europe at the Time of the Reformation
Timeline of the Reformation
Biographical Sketches of Reformation-Era Figures and Works
Author and Writings Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

In this volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Scott

Manetsch guides readers through a diversity of Reformation-era
commentary on the first of Pauls letters to the Corinthians. Within
this volume, readers will encounter familiar voices and discover
lesser-known figures from a variety of theological traditions,
including Lutherans, Reformed, Radicals, Anglicans, and Roman
Catholics. Drawing on a variety of resourcesincluding commentaries, sermons, treatises, and confessionsmuch of which appears
here for the first time in English, it provides resources for contemporary preachers, enables scholars to better understand the depth and
breadth of Reformation commentary, and helps all Christians cling
to the things of first importance.

S cott M . M anetsch (PhD, University of Arizona) is professor

of church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the associate
general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture and the author
of Calvins Company of Pastors.

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i ot ne r v i e w

co n v er sat i o n w i t h t he au t h o r
In the latest volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS), editor Scott M. Manetsch compiles commentaries
on Pauls first letter to the Corinthians from sixteenth-century figures of multiple traditions. Here he discusses this project
and the impact of the five-hundreth anniversary of the Reformation with the RCS project editor, David McNutt.

The five hundreth anniversary of the Reformation is an

opportunity to reflect upon a significant event in the
life and history of the church. What role do you see
the RCS playing in our commemoration of that event?

e dit o r

I v P A s s o c i at e E d i t o r

Scott M.

d av i d
mcnut t

Why should Christians today read Christians of the

past? What are the benefits of that practice? What
risks should we be aware of, and how can we mitigate
MA N ETSC H : In his book Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis
warned his readers against what he called chronological
snobbery, the assumption that our own age is superior simply
because it is more recent and that all that is old is irrelevant.
Lewiss warning is timely, I think, for Christians of every
age, including our own. When we read Christian authors
from the past, we have the privilege to sit at the feet of some
of the greatest thinkers and most devout Christ-followers in
the history of the church. We have the opportunity to benefit
from their wisdom, their faithful choices, and their theological insights, even as we learn lessons from their mistakes and
sinful missteps. Historical reading is a crosscultural experience that invites us into a foreign world of diverse ideas and
practices, which shed light on and sometimes challenge our
beliefs and cherished assumptions, helping us to appreciate
the depth and richness of our common Christian confession.
Of course, we need to avoid becoming antiquarians who foolishly try to replicate the past in the present or who assume
that older is better. But at the same time, reading Christians
of the past offers us a broader historical perspective that can
do a world of good for our understanding and practice of the
Christian faith.

MA N ETSC H : Martin Luthers posting of his NinetyFive Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg
in October 1517 served as a catalyst for religious reform and
social agitation that brought vast, fundamental, and lasting
changes to church and society in Europe that are still recognizable to this day. At its core, the Protestant Reformation
was a spiritual renewal movement within Western Christianity, fostered in large part by the careful study and proclamation of the Bible. Through their academic lectures, sermons,
and biblical commentaries, Protestant and pre-Tridentine
church leaders explained the Bible and applied its message to
many of the most urgent theological and practical questions
of their day: What is the essence of the Christian gospel? How
can sinful men and women find peace with God? What is the
nature of a godly church and a just society?
By making available this rich deposit of Reformation-era
commentaries and sermons in English translation, the RCS
provides a fascinating window through which readers today
can appreciate the theological and practical issues that
were at stake in the religious controversies of the sixteenth
century as well as gain a vision for Christian renewal that
flows from Gods timeless Word.
While most Christians might be familiar with a few
Reformation luminaries such as Luther and Calvin,
the RCS seeks to reveal the breadth and depth of the
Reformation by including commentary from across
traditions and by lesser-known figures. What can be
gained by engaging with Christians outside of our
particular ecclesial community or those with whom
we arent familiar?
MA N ETSC H : In two words: Christian wisdom. One of the
most edifying aspects of working on the RCS commentary on
1 Corinthians was to read the insightful biblical comments
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Step in to the World of Biblical Scholarship

Many young Bible scholars are passionate for the Scriptures. But is
passion enough?
In A Little Book for New Bible Scholars, Randolph Richards and
Joseph Dodson encourage young students of the Bible to add
substance to their zealthe kind of substance that comes from
the sweat and toil of hard study. Just as we should avoid knowledge without love, they write, we should also avoid love without
Aimed at beginners, this concise overview offers a wealth of
good advice, warns of potential pitfalls, and includes wisdom
from a variety of other biblical scholars as well as stories from the
authors own long experience in the guild. Full of warmth, humor,
and an infectious love for Scripture, this book invites a new
generation of young scholars to roll up their sleeves and dig into
the complex, captivating world of the Bible.

Dodson and Richards have given young biblical

scholars a book that charms while it instructs. Their combined
years of wisdom as biblical scholars is presented with
whimsy and honesty that will be helpful in discernment for future
emerging biblical scholars. . . . As an advisor for students pursuing
work in biblical scholarship as their vocation, this is precisely
the kind of book I will gladly recommend to my students!
B eth M . S tovell
Ambrose Seminary

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Introduction: A Noble Calling
1. Fall in Love
2. Have More Stuff and Less Fluff
3. Hold Your Horses
4. Dont Play Marbles with Diamonds
5. Speak the Local Language
6. Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
7. Dont Get Puffed Up
8. Remember That Biblical Studies Is an Equal
Opportunity Vocation
9. Stay the Course
Conclusion: Dont Miss the Forest for the Trees

E . R andolph R ichards (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean and professor of biblical studies in the School of
Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is a popular speaker and has
authored and coauthored dozens of books and articles, including Rediscovering Jesus, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, Rediscovering Paul, The Story
of Israel, and Paul and First-Century Letter Writing.
J oseph R . D odson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate
professor of biblical studies at Ouchita Baptist University. He is the author
of Paul and the Second Century: The Legacy of Pauls Life, Letters, and Teaching,
and coauthor of The Powers of Personification: Rhetorical Purpose in the Book
of Wisdom and the Letter to the Romans with Michael F. Bird.

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For many Christians the word theology is synonymous

with abstruse, irrelevant, and boring. In this jewel of a book,
Kelly Kapic shows that theology is really, as the Puritan William
Ames said, the science of living in the presence of God.
This is a great primer both for new students of theology
and for those well practiced in the discipline.

A Little Book for New Scientists is certainly

the most concise and helpful book for young persons
(and their parents) on a science career that I have
ever seen. . . . If Id had this book when I was beginning
my career, I would have wanted it in a prominent place
on my bookshelfright next to my Bible.

T imothy G eorge
founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

D arrel R . F alk
emeritus professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University

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E. Randolph Richards and
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Josh A. Reeves and Steve
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A Little Book for New

Kelly M. Kapic,
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A Biblical Theology of Preaching

Many Christians share the assumption that preaching the word of
God is at the heart of Gods plans for the gospel in our age, that it
is vital for the churchs health, and that it is the central task of the
pastor-teacher. Of the many helpful books on preaching available, the vast majority are concerned with how-to, and relatively
few focus primarily on the character and theology of preaching
according to Scripture.
Thus two key, interrelated questions need to be addressed. First, is
there such a thing as preaching that is mandated in the postapostolic contextand, if there is, how is it defined and characterized? Second, how does post-apostolic preaching relate to
the preaching of the Old Testament prophets and of Jesus and his
In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume Jonathan Griffiths seeks answers to these questions from the New Testament. In
part one he gives an overview of the theology of the Word of God,
surveys Greek terms related to preaching, and looks at teaching
concerning the scope and character of other word ministries in the
life of the church. In part two his exegetical studies concentrate
on teaching that relates especially to the post-apostolic context. In
part three he summarizes the exegetical findings, sets them within
the context of biblical theology, and proposes a number of broader
theological implications.
Griffithss accessible, scholarly investigation will be of value to
scholars, pastors, preachers, and Bible teachers.
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1. The Word of God in Biblical Theology?
2. The Language of Preaching in the New Testament?
3. The Word Ministries of All Believers
4. 2 Timothy 34: The Preachers Charge
5. Romans 10: The Preachers Commission?
6. 1 Corinthians: The Power of the Gospel in Authentic
Christian Preaching
7. 2 Corinthians 26: Beholding the Glory of God in Preaching
8. 1 Thessalonians 12: Preaching the Very Words of God
9. Hebrews: Preaching to the Gathered People of God
10. Summary and Conclusions

This volume addresses the need for a biblical theology of

preaching by focusing on some foundational matters before
closely studying a handful of passages in Paul and in Hebrews.
Considering how much preaching is done week by week
around the world, it is good to have a study that
requires us to reflect on what we are doing.
D . A . C arson

J onathan I . G riffith s is lead pastor of the Metropolitan

Bible Church in Ottawa, Canada. Previously he served on the staff of the
Proclamation Trust in London, England, where he taught the Cornhill Training
Course. He is editor of The Perfect Saviour: Key Themes in Hebrews.

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n e w s t u d i e s i n b i b li c al t h eo l o g y
Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works composing New Studies in Biblical
Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. Edited
by D. A. Carson, they aim to simultaneously instruct and edify, to interact with
current scholarship, and to point the way ahead.
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(NSBT), and I commend it for all biblical disciplines. I benefited from reading
Hamiltons book, and I am grateful for his commitment to doing robust
theology and exegesis for the benefit of the church.
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biblical studies | old testament commentary

Completing the First English Translation of

Jeromes Greatest Achievement
Jerome (c. 347419/20), one of the Wests four doctors of the church,
was recognized early on as one of the churchs foremost translators,
commentators, and advocates of Christian asceticism. Skilled in
Hebrew and Greek in addition to his native Latin, he was thoroughly
familiar with Jewish traditions and brought them to bear on his
understanding of the Old Testament. Beginning in 379, Jerome used
his considerable linguistic skills to translate Origens commentaries
and, eventually, to translate and comment on Scripture himself.
Jerome began writing commentaries on the twelve minor prophets
in 392 while preparing his Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. After
completing Nahum, Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Habakkuk, he was
interrupted in 393 by the Origenist controversy, after which he became
a vocal critic of Origen of Alexandria. He finished his commentaries
on Jonah and Obadiah in 396. These seven commentaries are available in volume one. The Origenist controversy and his commentary
on Matthew occupied his time for the next several years. He finally
completed the rest of the twelve prophets in 406. This Ancient Christian Texts volume, edited and translated by Thomas Scheck in collaboration with classics students from Ave Maria University, includes those
final five commentaries on Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel, and Amos.

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General Introduction
Volume Editors Introduction
Commentary on Zechariah
Commentary on Malachi
Commentary on Hosea
Commentary on Joel
Commentary on Amos
General Index
Scripture Index


Throughout these commentaries Jerome refers frequently to the

work of previous commentators, and his spiritual exegesis relies
heavily on the exegetical work of Origenthough he acknowledges
that I have not followed them in everything. Jerome hears in these
texts Gods judgment and mercy not only on Israel but especially on
the Christian community. He wrestles especially with the scandalous
message of Hosea, which he refers to as drowning with Pharaoh
during the crossing of the Red Sea. But he trusts that the ways of the
Lord are the reading of the Old and New Testament, the understanding of the holy Scriptures. Jeromes magisterial commentaries
help us walk more faithfully in Gods ways.

T homas P . S check (PhD, University of Iowa) is associate professor of theology at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. He is the author
of Origen and the History of Justification and Erasmuss Life of Origen. He is also
the translator of Origen: Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (two volumes)
and St. Jerome: Commentary on Matthew in the Fathers of the Church series.
Recently Scheck published new translations of St. Jeromes Commentaries on
Isaiah and Ezekiel in the Ancient Christian Writers series.

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a n c i e n t c h r i s t ia n t e x t s

Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations of full-length

commentaries or sermon series based on biblical books or extended scriptural
passagesmost of which are presented here in English for the first time
that provide readers with the resources they need to study for
themselves the key writings of the early church.
Series editors: Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray
Currently Available: 15 volumes, 978-0-8308-2920-0, $900.00
a d va n c e d

The burst of renewed interest in the way the fathers of the church read,
preached, and prayed the Scriptures is a blessing for the church and for scholars.
. . . Ancient Christian Texts represent an excellent selection of patristic
exegetical works, some of which will be available for the first time in English.
This undertaking will be a great service to all who love the Bible.
J oseph T . L ienhard , S J
Fordham University

P r ai s e f o r L at i n C o m m e n ta r i e s o n R e v e lat i o n
P r ai s e f o r C o m m e n ta r i e s
o n R o m a n s a n d 12 C o r i n t h ia n s
This attractive volume is sure to find a home on many college, university, and seminary library bookshelves. Those interested in the history of
biblical interpretation in general or in the exegetical study of particular
texts may find it worth consulting.
J ames B enedict
Brethren Life & Thought, Winter and Spring 2009

This is an excellent contribution to a much-needed

series, which, along with Weinrichs companion volume on the
Greek commentaries of Oecumenius and Andreas of Caesarea,
makes available to a wider readership the diversity and rich
sophistication of early exegesis of Revelation. Revelation
scholars will profit immensely from the interpretive
possibilities explored by their ancient predecessors.
I an K . B o x all
Journal for the Study of the New Testament

I n d i v i d u al V o l u m e s i n c l u d e:
Commentaries on Genesis 13
Severian of Gabala, Bede the Venerable.
Translated by Robert C. Hill, Carmen S. Hardin.
Edited by Michael Glerup.
978-0-8308-2907-1, $60.00
Homilies on Numbers
Origen. Translated by Thomas P. Scheck.
Edited by Christopher A. Hall.
978-0-8308-2905-7, $60.00
Commentary on Isaiah
Eusebius of Caesarea.
Translated by Jonathan J. Armstrong.
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.
978-0-8308-2913-2, $60.00
Commentary on Jeremiah
Jerome. Translated by Michael Graves.
Edited by Christopher A. Hall.
978-0-8308-2910-1, $60.00

Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets,

Volume 1
Jerome. Edited by Thomas P. Scheck.
978-0-8308-2916-3, $60.00
Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets,
Volume 2
Jerome. Edited by Thomas P. Scheck.
978-0-8308-2917-0, $60.00
Incomplete Commentary on Matthew
(Opus imperfectum), Volume 1
Translated by James A. Kellerman.
Edited by Thomas C. Oden.
978-0-8308-2901-9, $60.00
Incomplete Commentary on Matthew
(Opus imperfectum), Volume 2
Translated by James A. Kellerman.
Edited by Thomas C. Oden.
978-0-8308-2902-6, $60.00

Commentary on the Gospel of John

Theodore of Mopsuestia. Translated by Marco
Conti. Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.
978-0-8308-2906-4, $60.00
Commentary on John, Volume 1
Cyril of Alexandria. Translated by David R.
Maxwell. Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.
978-0-8308-2911-8, $60.00
Commentary on John, Volume 2
Cyril of Alexandria. Translated by David R.
Maxwell. Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.
978-0-8308-2912-5, $60.00
Commentaries on Romans and 12
Ambrosiaster. Edited and translated by
Gerald L. Bray.
978-0-8308-2903-3, $60.00

Commentaries on GalatiansPhilemon
Ambrosiaster. Edited and translated by
Gerald L. Bray.
978-0-8308-2904-0, $60.00
Greek Commentaries on Revelation
Oecumenius, Andrew of Caesarea.
Translated by William C. Weinrich.
Edited by Thomas C. Oden.
978-0-8308-2908-8, $60.00
Latin Commentaries on Revelation
Victorinus of Petovium, Apringius of Beja,
Caesarius of Arles, Bede the Venerable.
Edited and translated by William C. Weinrich.
978-0-8308-2909-5, $60.00

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biblical studies | new testament commentary

A New Look at Marks Gospel

Mark wrote his Gospel to explain why and how Jesus is the Messiah
and Son of God who fulfills Gods promises as he proclaims and
embodies the coming kingdom of God. Mark emphasizes Jesus
authority and also his suffering and death as Gods will for his
messianic mission.
In this revision volume in the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, Eckhard Schnabel offers an exegetical commentary on the
Gospel of Mark. Including section-by-section commentary with
context, comment, and theology, this replacement volume will be
useful for preachers, Bible teachers, and non-specialists alike.

f r o m t h e p r e fa c e b y E c k h a r d J. S c h n a b e l

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448 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4292-6, $26.00, WIV

1. Mark Among the Gospels
2. Characteristics of Marks Gospel
3. The Origin of Marks Gospel
4. Theological Emphases
5. The Structure of Marks Gospel


Jesus followers were called Christianoi, Messiah people

(Acts 11:26), probably by the Roman authorities in Antioch, the
capital of the Roman province of Syria, who correctly
recognized that the commitment and the message of this new
movement was about Jesus whom his followers regarded as the
Messiah, the Jewish saviour. The preaching of Peter and Paul in the
Book of Acts is focused on Jesus life, ministry, death and
resurrection and their significance. Marks Gospel reflects,
supports, consolidates, and provides material for the
proclamation of the good news of Jesus life and death in
the early church. Mark knew that being a Christianos, a follower
of Messiah Jesus, is connected with a particular set of convictions,
but, even more importantly, with a personal and communal
commitment to the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son
of God (Mark 1:1). This is why he wrote an account of Jesus
life and death. And this is why Christians, both individually
and as groups, will and must read Marks Gospel.

E ckhard J . S chnabel (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is

Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
His books include Early Christian Mission (Volumes 1 and 2) and Paul the

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t y n dal e c o m m e n ta r i e s
Tyndale Old Testament and New Testament Commentaries provide
passage-by-passage interpretation to make the Bibles message plain to readers
today. Written by some of the worlds most distinguished evangelical
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explanations of every book in the Bible.
Series Set: 47 OT and NT volumes, 978-0-8308-4229-2, $974.00

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Derek Kidner,
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R. Alan Cole,
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Leviticus (vol. 3)
Jay Sklar,
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Numbers (vol. 4)
Gordon J. Wenham,
978-0-8308-4204-9, $18.00
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Edward J. Woods,
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Joshua (vol. 6)
Richard S. Hess,
978-0-8308-4206-3, $23.00
Judges and Ruth (vol. 7)
Arthur E. Cundall and Leon L. Morris,
978-0-8308-4207-0, $22.00
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Joyce G. Baldwin,
978-0-8308-4208-7, $20.00
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Donald J. Wiseman,
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Martin J. Selman,
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Martin J. Selman,
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Derek Kidner,
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Debra Reid,
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Job (vol. 14)
Francis I. Andersen,
978-0-8308-4214-8, $22.00
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Tremper Longman III,
978-0-8308-4285-8, $24.00
Proverbs (vol. 17)
Derek Kidner,
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Ecclesiastes (vol. 18)
Michael A. Eaton,
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The Song of Songs (vol. 19)
Iain M. Duguid,
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Isaiah (vol. 20)
J. Alec Motyer,
978-0-8308-4220-9, $24.00
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Hetty Lalleman,
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Ezekiel (vol. 22)

John B. Taylor,
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Joyce G. Baldwin,
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David Allan Hubbard,
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Joel and Amos (vol. 25)
David Allan Hubbard,
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T. Desmond Alexander, David W. Baker,
and Bruce Waltke,
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(vol. 27)
David W. Baker,
978-0-8308-4227-8, $18.00
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (vol. 28)
Andrew E. Hill,
978-0-8308-4282-7, $23.00

The Tyndale volumes have long been the premier

shorter-length commentary series on both Testaments
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Denver Seminary

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Eckhard J. Schnabel,
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Leon L. Morris,
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Leon L. Morris,
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Donald Guthrie,
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Michael Green,
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John R. W. Stott,
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Revelation (vol. 20)
Leon L. Morris,
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biblical studies | old testament

The Ten Commandments in Context

The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, have long been a pillar
of Western law and culture. In more recent times they have been a
point of controversy in the public square. But on closer scrutiny the
commandments are particularly addressed to the people of God. In
the exodus narrative, their revelation on Mount Sinai is framed in
symbols of awefire, smoke, and blaring trumpets.
To this centerpiece of Sinai, David L. Baker brings his extensive
research and reflection. Setting each commandment within its
ancient Near Eastern setting, he clearly backlights their cultural
profile. Then, within their covenantal framework, he illuminates
their biblical-theological meaning. Finally, viewing each commandment in light of our contemporary setting, he reflects on how
they cut against the cultural grain and shed light on our pathway
as the people of God. The result is a focused commentary on the
For anyone studying the Decalogue and Old Testament ethics
students or laypeople, teachers or preachersthis book is an indispensable guide to the Ten Words God delivered at Sinai.

I n t e r m e d i at e

David Baker is someone who knows the Old Testament, knows

the ancient Near East, and knows the scholarly literature, and his
study of the Ten Commandments is clear, thorough, wide ranging,
and knowledgeable. Further, if you ever want to read anything
else, the footnotes and the bibliography are a treasury.

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J ohn G oldingay
Fuller Theological Seminary

192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-5169-0, $20.00, WIV

Introduction: What Is the


1. First of All
2. Worship
3. Reverence
4. Rest
5. Family
6. Life
7. Marriage
8. Property
9. Truth
10. Last but Not Least


D avid L . B aker (PhD, University of Sheffield) is a freelance teacher

and writer based in Cambridge, England. Until 2014 he was senior lecturer
in Old Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia.
Previously, he was deputy warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, England, and
a seminary lecturer in Indonesia for over twenty years. He is the author of Two
Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New
Testaments and Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament
Law, as well as several books in Indonesian.

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Wisdom in the Old Testament

In popular perception, Wisdom literature is a self-help or
philosophy section of the Old Testament librarythe odd and
interesting bits of canonical mortar between History and Prophets.
Themes that are prominent elsewhere in the Old Testament receive
only scant attention in the wisdom books. Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes focus on everyday life rather than on Gods special dealings
with the nation of Israel.
But Old Testament scholarship has come to see the wisdom
of the wise as reflecting an aspect of the Israelite worldview, not
something totally foreign. The covenant beliefs are presupposed,
even if rarely rising to the surface. Wisdom must be learned from
parents, teachers, and friends, but it is ultimately a gift from
Godnot primarily intellectual but intensely practical. The issues
addressedjustice, faith, wealth, suffering, meaning, sexuality
are highly relevant today.
The focus of this volume is on both wisdom books and wisdom
ideas. The first section surveys recent developments in the field of
Old Testament wisdom, and the second section discusses some
issues that have arisen in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes and examines the Song of Songs as a wisdom text. The final section explores
wisdom in Ruth, in some Psalms, and in the broader field of Old
Testament narrative (from Joshua to Esther), while also examining
wisdom, biblical theology, the concept of retribution in wisdom, and
the vexed issue of divine absence.
The following contributors are featured:
Christopher B.
Craig G. Bartholomew
Lennart Bostrm
Rosalind Clarke
Katharine J. Dell

David G. Firth
Gregory Goswell
Ernest C. Lucas
Brittany N. Melton
Simon P. Stocks
Lindsay Wilson

D avid G . F irth is Old Testament tutor and head of research at St.

Johns College, Nottingham.
L indsay W ilson is academic dean and senior lecturer in Old
Testament at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College, Australia.

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Introduction (David

G. Firth and Lindsay

Part I: The Study of
Wisdom Today

1. Old Testament
Wisdom Today
(Craig G.

Part II: The Wisdom

2. The Book of
Proverbs: Some
Current Issues
(Ernest C. Lucas)
3. Job as a
Book (Lindsay
4. Reading
with the

(Katharine J.
5. Seeking Wisdom
in the Song of
Songs (Rosalind

Part III: Themes

6. Is Ruth Also
Among the
Wise? (Gregory
7. Retribution
and Wisdom
8. Worrying About
the Wise:
Wisdom in Old
Narrative (David
G. Firth)

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9. Wisdom and
Biblical Theology
(Christopher B.
10. Children,
Listen to Me:
The Voicing of
Wisdom in the
Psalms (Simon
P. Stocks)
1 1. Oh, That I
Knew Where
I Might Find
Him: Aspects of
Divine Absence
in Proverbs, Job
and Ecclesiastes
(Brittany N.

Index of Authors
Index of Scripture


tT h e o l o g y | pc rh au cr tcihc a&l mt hi sesoiloong y

Physical Suffering and the People of God

Too often the Christian attitude toward suffering is characterized
by a detached academic appeal to Gods sovereignty, as if suffering
were a game or a math problem. Or maybe we expect that since God
is good, everything will just work out all right somehow. But where
then is honest lament? Arent we shortchanging believers of the
riches of the Christian teaching about suffering?
In Embodied Hope Kelly Kapic invites us to consider the example of
our Lord Jesus. Only because Jesus has taken on our embodied existence, suffered alongside us, died, and been raised again can we find
any hope from the depths of our own dark valleys of pain. As we look
to Jesus, we are invited to participate not only in his sufferings, but
also in the church, which calls us out of isolation and into the encouragement and consolation of the communal life of Christ.
Drawing on his own familys experience with prolonged physical
pain, Kapic reshapes our understanding of suffering into the image of
Jesus, and brings us to a renewed understanding ofand participation inour embodied hope.

Instead of giving Christian clichs or therapeutic

platitudes, Kapic testifies to the way in which the triune Gods
light shines in the darkness of physical pain, chronic illness, and
loss. With pastoral sensitivity and theological insight, Kapic calls the
church to live into her God-given identity, even in difficult seasons.
J . T odd B illings
author of Rejoicing in Lament

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[Kapic] lifts up Jesus Christ as the one who suffers with us

and for us, who conquers death, who stands with us.

A Necessary Prelude
1. Hard Thoughts About God
2. Dont Answer Why
3. Longing and Lament
4. Embracing Our Embodiment
5. Questions That Come with Pain
6. One with Us: Incarnation
7. One for Us: Cross
8. Risen and Remaining
9. Faith, Hope, and Love
10. Confession and the Other
1 1. Faithful


G erald L . S ittser
Whitworth University
I am all too familiar with the topic of this book, having lived
as a quadriplegic for nearly fifty years and dealing daily with
chronic pain. . . . Embodied Hope leads the reader to the foot
of the cross, the only place to find true relief and healing.
J oni E areckson T ada
founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

K elly M . K apic (PhD, Kings College, University of London) is

professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain,
Georgia. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Little Book
for New Theologians and Mapping Modern Theology.
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b o o k e xc e r p t
f r o m C h ap t e r O n e : Ha r d T h o u g h t s A b o u t G o d

What picture of God is really warranted by the Scriptures? . . . How

can we then deal with the hard thoughts that tempt us, especially
in our suffering? How do we develop a profound and affectionate
trust of God rather than a sense of alienation?

k e l ly m .

Our journey is to learn why such hard thoughts dont reflect the triune God. Our

hope is to learn to hear him singing over us, to trust his presence in the middle of the pain. Some will immediately
object that this is wishful thinking based on a few obscure verses here and there. However, we will see that we are
not talking about a few scattered biblical texts but are diving into the heart of the gospel, the heart of the good news
discovered in Messiah. Only here will we unquestionably discover the very heart of God.
To understand God and his relationship to our pain, we will need to examine the case of Jesus of Nazareth,
a man who walked the dusty roads of Galilee over two thousand years ago. Only by listening to his words and by
following the movement of his life, death, resurrection, and ascension might our very human struggle be seen in
different light. Because he was and is Gods revelation of himself to us, it only makes sense to start there. In this
endeavor it is to be hoped that our view of the God of heaven and earth will deepen beyond our current understanding. But to see Jesus clearly we need to stop defending our preconceived notions of who God is.
If you are plagued by hard thoughts of God, dont give up. No easy answer will suffice, and no pill can make
everything instantly well. Still, I hope that what follows will give genuine encouragement and glimpses into
the heart of God. Along the way we will be reminded not only how much we need God but how much we need
his peoplewe need each other. This, as we will see, informs how we might start to address questions about
our suffering.

We are not talking about a few scattered biblical texts but are diving into
the heart of the gospel, the heart of the good news discovered in Messiah.
Only here will we unquestionably discover the very heart of God.

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Theology | ecclesiology

An Integrated Vision of the Evangelical Community

Evangelical. Sacramental. Pentecostal.
Christian communities tend to identify with one of these labels
over the other two. Evangelical churches emphasize the importance
of Scripture and preaching. Sacramental churches emphasize the
importance of the eucharistic table. And pentecostal churches
emphasize the immediate presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
But must we choose between them? Could the church be all three?
Drawing on his reading of the New Testament, the witness of
Christian history, and years of experience in Christian ministry
and leadership, Gordon T. Smith argues that the church not only
can be all three, but in fact it must be all three in order to truly be
the church. As the church navigates the unique global challenges
of pluralism, secularism, and fundamentalism, the need for an
integrated vision of the community as evangelical, sacramental, and
pentecostal becomes ever more pressing. If Jesus and the apostles
saw no tension between these characteristics, why should we?

This book is a wonderful corrective to the tendency to be

locked into our own theological tradition and be critical of other
perspectives. Our Christian communities would be more vibrant
and attractive to the unbelieving world if we intentionally
incorporated the best in all traditions. Dr. Smiths book
demonstrates how this can be done with integrity.

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G len S hellrude
Alliance Theological Seminary

1. The Extraordinary Invitation of John 15:4
2. LukeActs: The Spirit and the Life of the Church
3. The Grace of God: Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal
4. The Evangelical Principle
5. The Sacramental Principle
6. The Pentecost Principle
Conclusion: Some Observations and a Case Study


G ordon T . S mith is the president of Ambrose University and

Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as professor of systematic
and spiritual theology. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, British
Columbia. He is the author of many books, including Courage and Calling,
Called to Be Saints, Spiritual Direction, and The Voice of Jesus.

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theology | psychology

Christianity as Divine Therapy

Christianity, at its heart, is a therapeutic faitha religion of soul care.
The story of Christianity is a story of divine therapy. Gods
therapeutic agenda begins in the perfect triune communion of
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The triune God created human beings
to flourish by participating in his glory, but human beings rebelled
against this agenda and fell into the psychopathology of sin. God
therapeutically intervened in Jesus Christ to bring about healing in
body and soul. Through his incarnation, life, death, resurrection,
and exaltation, Christ put to death the soul-disordering consequences of sin and brought about a new creation through union with
and conformity to him. The church as the body of Christ is where
Gods therapy is put into actionwhere people can flourish in
communion the way God originally intended.
Told in this way, the deep connection between Christian faith
and psychology becomes evident. While many Christians are wary
of therapy, the Christian tradition is thoroughly therapeutic and
contains ample resources for engaging in dialogue with modern
psychology. In God and Soul Carea companion to Foundations
for Soul CareEric L. Johnson explores the riches of Christian
theology, from the heights of the Trinity to the mysteries of
eschatology. Each chapter not only serves as an overview of a key
doctrine, but also highlights the therapeutic implications of this
doctrine for Christian counseling and psychology.
A groundbreaking achievement in the integration of theology
and psychology, God and Soul Care is an indispensable resource for
students, scholars, pastors, and clinicians.

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Too often we are faced with the dilemma of simplistic

Christian counsel or secular psychology that refuses to take
our deepest commitments seriously. This is one of many reasons
that I am so grateful for Eric Johnsons work. He not only resists a
false dichotomy between faith and the insights of psychology
but has devoted his lifes work to mapping the intricate
networks between Scripture, faith, theology, and
psychology. God and Soul Care is a gift.
C raig G . B artholomew
Redeemer University College

E ric L . J ohnson trained as an academic psychologist and is

Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Foundations for Soul Care
and the director of the Society for Christian Psychology.

Part I: The Doxological/Therapeutic
Agenda of the Trinity
1. The Orbit of the Human Soul
2. The Glorious Missions of the
3. The Word of the Son
4. The Gift of the Holy Spirit
5. The Story of Glory
Part II: The Goodness of God and the
Human Creation

6. The Beauty of God and

Human Flourishing
7. The Way Its Supposed to Be
Part III: The Divine Diagnosis
8. Sin and Psychopathology
9. Suffering and
10. Biopsychosocial Damage and
1 1. The Breadth of Psychopathology

Part IV: The Divine Intervention

12. The Life of Christ and the
Perfection of Humanity
13. The Death of Christ and the
End of Psychopathology
14. The Resurrection of Christ
and the Beginning of a New
15. The Exaltation of Christ
and the Spread of the New
Part V: The Divine Therapy
16. The Embrace of the Body of
17. The Old-New Division of the
1 8. Redemptive Differentiation
19. Redemptive Integration
Part VI: The Divine Cure
20. The End Is Now and Is to

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theology | historical theology

The Role of Scripture from the Reformation

to Today
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luthers Ninety-Five Theses caught
Europe by storm and initiated the Reformation, which fundamentally transformed both the church and society. Yet by Luthers
own estimation, his translation of the Bible into German was his
crowning achievement.
The Bible played an absolutely vital role in the lives, theology, and
practice of the Protestant Reformers. In addition, the proliferation and diffusion of vernacular Biblesgrounded in the original
languages, enabled by advancements in printing, and lauded by
the theological principles of sola Scriptura and the priesthood of all
believerscontributed to an ever-widening circle of Bible readers
and listeners among the people they served.
This collection of essays from the 2016 Wheaton Theology
Conferencethe twenty-fifth anniversary of the conference
brings together the reflections of church historians and theologians
on the nature of the Bible as the peoples book. With care and
insight, they explore the complex role of the Bible in the Reformation by considering matters of access, readership, and authority as
well as the Bibles place in the worship context, issues of theological
interpretation, and the role of Scripture in creating both division
and unity within Christianity.
On the five hundredth anniversary of this significant event in the
life of the church, these essays point not only to the crucial role of
the Bible during the Reformation era but also to its ongoing importance as the peoples book today.

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Introduction: That Most
Precious Jewel


1. Teaching the Church

(Bruce Gordon)
2. Scripture, the Priesthood
of All Believers, and
Applications of 1 Corinthians
14 (G. Sujin Pak)
3. Learning to Read Scripture
for Ourselves (Randall
4. The Reformation and
Vernacular Culture
(D. Densil Morgan)
5. The Reformation as
Media Event (Read Mercer
6. The Interplay of
Catechesis and Liturgy
in the Sixteenth Century
(John D. Witvliet)

7. Word and Sacrament

(Jennifer Powell McNutt)
8. John Calvins Commentary
on the Council of Trent
(Michael Horton)
9. The Bible and the Italian
(Christopher Castaldo)
10. Reading the Reformers
After Newman
(Carl Trueman)
11. From the Spirit to the
Sovereign to Sapiential
Reason (Paul C. H. Lim)
12. Perspicuity and the
Peoples Book
(Mark Labberton)

J ennifer P owell M c N utt (PhD, St. Andrews) is associate

professor of theology and history of Christianity at Wheaton College, where
she coordinates the MA in history of Christianity degree program. She is the
author of Calvin Meets Voltaire: The Clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment,
16851798, the editor of 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, and the coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and
the Reformation.
D avid L auber (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate
professor of theology at Wheaton College. He is the author of Barth on the
Descent into Hell and the coeditor of several volumes, including Theology Questions Everyone Asks, Trinitarian Theology for the Church, and The Bloomsbury
Companion to the Doctrine of Sin.

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S e r i e s | WTCS

w h e at o n t h eo l o g y c o n f e r e n c e s e r i e s
Since 1992, the Wheaton Theology Conference at Wheaton College has brought Christian
wisdom and reflection from an evangelical perspective to bear on a range of issues relevant
to both current theological scholarship and the contemporary church. InterVarsity Press
has cosponsored the theology conference since its inception and has regularly published an
edited volume based on the conference lectures.
With the Wheaton Theology Conference Series, readers can now benefit by collecting all of the available volumes
based on past theology conferences. Each conference and subsequent volume addresses a particular topic, such as the five
hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, the theology of N. T. Wright, the role of beauty in the Christian faith, spiritual
formation through the Holy Spirit, global theology, the relationship between theology and psychology, the doctrine of
justification, racial dynamics in the church, and the role of women in ministry.
Collectively the volumes include contributions from renowned scholars and church leaders such as N. T. Wright,
Dallas Willard, Mark Noll, Kevin Vanhoozer, Amos Yong, Jeremy Begbie, Stanley Hauerwas, Mark Labberton, Scot
McKnight, Soong-Chan Rah, Philip Jenkins, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Bruce Gordon, James Kombo, Timothy
George, Ellen Charry, Bruce McCormack, and many more.
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P r ai s e f o r t h e i m a g e o f g o d
in an image driven age
These explorations of the doctrine of the image of God
offer readers a rich and satisfying smorgasbord of essays
and art that repays careful reading and reflection.
O liver D . C risp
Fuller Theological Seminary

Ti t l e s I n c l u d e :
The Beauty of God
Edited by Daniel J. Treier, Mark
Husbands, and Roger Lundin,
978-0-8308-2843-2, $25.00
Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture
Edited by Keith L. Johnson and Timothy
Larsen, 978-0-8308-2716-9, $22.00
Care for the Soul
Edited by Mark R. McMinn and Timothy
R. Phillips,
978-0-8308-1553-1, $34.00
Christian Political Witness
Edited by George Kalantzis and Gregory
W. Lee, 978-0-8308-4051-9, $26.00

Evangelicals & Scripture

Edited by Vincent E. Bacote, Laura
Miguelez Quay, and Dennis L. Okholm,
978-0-8308-2775-6, $25.00
Global Theology in Evangelical
Edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene
L. Green, 978-0-8308-3956-8, $26.00
The Image of God in an Image
Driven Age
Edited by Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey
W. Barbeau,
978-0-8308-5120-1, $28.00

Jesus, Paul and the People of God

Edited by Nicholas Perrin and Richard B.
Hays, 978-0-8308-3897-4, $24.00
Justification: Whats at Stake in
the Current Debates
Edited by Mark Husbands and Daniel J.
Treier, 978-0-8308-2781-7, $28.00
Life in the Spirit
Edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman and
George Kalantzis,
978-0-8308-3879-0, $27.00

The Peoples Book

Edited by Jennifer Powell McNutt and
David Lauber,
978-0-8308-5163-8, $25.00
Spirit of God
Edited by Jeffrey W. Barbeau and Beth
Felker Jones,
978-0-8308-2464-9, $28.00
Trinitarian Theology for the Church
Edited by Daniel J. Treier and David
Lauber, 978-0-8308-2895-1, $28.00

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Has the American university gained the whole world

but lost its soul?
In terms of money, prestige, power, and freedom, American
universities appear to have gained the academic world. But at what
cost? We live in the age of the fragmented multiversity that has
no unifying soul or mission. The multiversity in a post-Christian
culture is characterized instead by curricular division, the professionalization of the disciplines, the expansion of administration,
the loss of community, and the idolization of athletics.
The situation is not hopeless. According to Perry L. Glanzer,
Nathan F. Alleman, and Todd C. Ream, Christian universities can
recover their soulbut to do so will require reimagining excellence
in a time of exile, placing the liberating arts before the liberal arts,
and focusing on the worship, love, and knowledge of God as central
to the university.
Restoring the Soul of the University is a pioneering work that charts
the history of the university and casts an inspiring vision for the
future of higher education.

Restoring the Soul of the University makes it

clear that the Christian failure to sustain universities in
service to God was the result of the failure of Christians to think
through their most basic convictions. But this is not a negative
book. It is an insightful and historically illuminating account
of how the university became fragmented, institutionally
and in the souls of those who teach and study in
the university setting. An imaginative theological
proposal is developed that is a practical and hopeful
alternative for restoring the soul of the university.

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S tanley H auerwas
Duke University

9. Chief Fragmentation Officer
10. The Multiversitys Religion
1. Creating the Original
11. The Consequences
Blueprint of a University
of Multiversities with
Fragmented Souls
2. A Cracked Pinnacle and
Shifting Foundation
12. When Theology Serves the
Soul of the University
3. The State Takes Over the
Academic Palace in Europe 13. Reimagining the Academic
4. The American Idea of the
14. Reimagining the Academic
5. Fracturing the Soul
15. Reimagining the
6. The Fragmented Soul of the
16. Reimagining Academic
7. Falling to Pieces

Introduction: Can the Soul of the

University Be Saved?

8. Fragmenting Students


P erry L . G lanzer (PhD, University of Southern California) is

professor of educational foundations at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. His
books include Christian Higher Education, The Idea of a Christian College, and
Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education.
N athan F . A lleman (PhD, College of William and Mary) is
associate professor of higher education studies at Baylor University.
T odd C . R eam (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is professor
of higher education at Taylor University, distinguished fellow with Excelsia
College (New South Wales), and director of the Explorations in Small College
Athletics (NCAA DIII) research initiative.

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from the authors

from the authors

What compelled you to write this book? What is the problem with the university today that you
seek to address in this book?
After writing several books on higher education and, in particular, Christian higher education, we noticed
one challenge to the university was repeatedly presentfragmentation. A now widely recognized subgenre
within the literature claims higher education is in its decline, demise, or even death due to this fragmentation

Per ry L .

(depending on who you read). At the very least, the university has lost something essential about its nature,
what is often referred to as its soul. On one level, we think those assessments carry with them an apocalyptic
spirit that is not entirely warranted. On another level, we think those critiques tend to miss something in terms
of the historical roots of fragmentation.
Having explored the history of higher education, we came to the rather bold conclusion that in order for
the university to be just thatthe uni-versitythe soul of the university needs to be reimagined through the
Christian narrative as the central identity and story that holds the multiple purposes and goals of the university in right relationship to one another. We want to take a fresh look at the university, not yearn for the glory


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days of the past that may not have been. Instead, we want to re-envision a unified contemporary Christian
university in the current context. Rather than lamenting the lost soul of the university, this book offers suggestions and solutions that can help unify the university.
How do you hope professors and administrators will use and benefit from your work?
We are confident that this book can serve as a resource for a broad audience of diverse readers. For those at
Christian colleges and universities, the book can serve as a guide for corporate reflection on the origins and
effects of fragmentation. Because we suggest the problem is a legacy of the very structure of the medieval


Todd C.

university inherited and modified in America, the responses by contemporary Christian institutions may need
to be different as well. For Christian faculty and administrators working within secular multiversities, the
book can reframe the problems and possibilities of their context and thus help them imagine approaches to
prophetic and redemptive actions. For graduate students planning for careers in the academy, this book is a
primer for working in the multiversity. Finally, this book can speak to those who are outside of the university
but concerned with its future. We hope these constituents come away with a clearer sense of the nature of the
problem facing these segments and a hopefulness that reimagining them is possible.

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Historical Studies | early church history

The First Thousand Years of Christianity

John Anthony McGuckin, one of the worlds leading scholars of
ancient Christianity, has synthesized a lifetime of work to produce
the most comprehensive and accessible history of the Christian
movement during its first thousand years. The Path of Christianity
takes readers on a journey from the period immediately after the
composition of the Gospels, through the building of the earliest
Christian structures in polity and doctrine, to the dawning of the
medieval Christian establishment. McGuckin explores Eastern and
Western developments simultaneously, covering grand intellectual
movements and local affairs in both epic scope and fine detail.
The Path of Christianity is divided into two parts of twelve chapters
each. Part one treats the first millennium of Christianity in linear
sequence, from the second to the eleventh centuries. In addition
to covering key theologians and conciliar decisions, McGuckin
surveys topics such as Christian persecution, early monasticism, the
global scope of ancient Christianity, and the formation of Christian
liturgy. Part two examines key themes and ideas, including biblical
interpretation, war and violence, hymnography, the role of women,
attitudes to wealth, and early Christian views about slavery and
sexuality. McGuckin gives the reader a sense of the real condition of
early Christian life, not simply what the literate few had to say.
Written for student and scholar alike, The Path of Christianity is a
lively, readable, and masterful account of ancient Christian history,
destined to be the standard for years to come.
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Part I: The Churchs
Pilgrims Path

1. The Fertile Second Century

2. Blood in the Arena

3. Coming of Age
4. The Gospel on the Throne
5. Reconciling the World
6. Remaking Society
7. A Church of the Nations
8. The Rise of the Ecumenical
Conciliar System in the Fifth
to Sixth Centuries
9. The Emergence of Christian
Byzantium in the Sixth to
Ninth Centuries
10. The Flourishing of Medieval
Rome in the Seventh to
Tenth Centuries
1 1. The Formation of Christian
1 2. The Great Parting of Ways


Part II: A Winding Road: Select

Themes and Ideas

1 3. The Bible and Its

Interpretation in the Early
14. The Church and War
1 5. The Development of
Christian Hymnography
16. Ways of Prayer in the Early
17. Women in Ancient
1 8. Healing and Philanthropy in
Early Christianity
19. The Exercise of Authority in
the Church
20. Christians and Magic
21. The Church and Wealth
22. Church and Slavery in an
Age of Oppression
23. Attitudes to Sexuality in the
Early Church
24. A Brief Account of Ancient
Christian Art

John McGuckin is one of the most learned and

energetic historians of early Christianity in the world, and
this fine work may be the capstone of his many distinguished
studies. From Christian polity to liturgy, from perspectives on war
to practices of healing, from views of slavery to views of
art, this spectacular volume covers themes largely
untouched in earlier macrohistories of the early church.
P aul M . B lowers
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College

J ohn A nthony M c G uckin is Nielsen Professor in Late

Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary and
professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University in New York
City. He is an archpriest of the Romanian Orthodox Church and a fellow of
both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historical Society of the United
Kingdom. His books include St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. Gregory of Nazianzus,
The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology, and The Ascent of Law.

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co n v er sat i o n w i t h t he au t h o r
IVP Academic editor David Congdon sits down with John Anthony McGuckin to talk about his new book,
The Path of Christianity: The First Thousand Years.

a u tho r

I v P A s s o c i at e E d i t o r

John Anthony

d av i d

It has been over thirty years since the publication of

W. H. C. Frends The Rise of Christianity. What have we
learned in recent years, and why do we need a new
history of ancient Christianity?

is equally suspect. Do not believe every spirit, the Scriptures tell us. And just as truly, not every Christian ideology
is gospel either. I have tried in this book to be a theological
historian, a historical theologian. Many available texts about
the Christian past cannot sustain that balance and offer us
instead either a secular history of the church, or a detached
view of church history as if it were a procession of dogmatic
Your book is divided into two parts that explore
the churchs first millennium chronologically and
thematically. Why did you decide to organize the
material this way?

M c G UC K I N : Precisely because of these great methodoM c G UC K I N : I was once a student of Billy Frends in
logical problems that face anyone trying to make sense of so
England, and he proved a caring and wise mentor of blessed
much history of such a complex set of people over so long a
memory. His fine book represents a social historians approach
time. Does one try to write a kings and queens approach
to the early church. But over many years of using it in my introlisting the great and the good of the past and all they did? This
ductory Christian history classes, I have found even mastersgave us the old-style history of Christianity as a series of great
level students find it very difficult to navigate. Also, since the
doctrinal statements and monumental changes in society,
time of its publication many aspects of the social sciences have
and notable thinkers and missionaries. Theres nothing
raised new questions about interpretive viewpoints. What
wrong with that in itself, of course. But it also leads to the
once seemed facts of history are shown to be the constructs
inevitable forgetfulness of other critically important things
of later times. I find
that belong more to
that the real story
the mundane level of
is always more rich
All our great theologians were literate. This made
life. All our great theoand strange than
logians were literate.
them part of the 1 percent of ancient society. What of the
we imagine. Too
This made them part of
99 percent of the nonliterate? By breaking my story into two
many historians, as
the 1 percent of ancient
parts, I was able to tell the Christian story as an
a result of these new
society. What of the 99
ordered history of ideas and people.
percent of the nonlittended to give up
erate? By breaking my
j o h n a n t h o n y m c g u c k i n
on the idea of coherstory into two parts,
ence in the early
I was able to tell the
church. Others have decided to tell only a secular story,
Christian story as an ordered history of ideas and people.
washing out theology from the narrative as if it were some
The first part is what we can call the chronological line:
kind of suspect and alien ideology. But surely the task for the
a narrative that I hope will lead readers through a complex
Christian historian is to address that very delicate balance
millennium in a very traceable way. The second part transects
of history and theology that we need for a complete picture.
chronology, cuts across our story diachronically in terms
So, for me, there can be no pure history devoid of theology.
of themes and movements. Studying these selected issues
But, equally, any theology that is not based on good history
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Historical Studies | Twentieth-century church history

History of Evangelicalism Series Now Complete

The Disruption of Evangelicalism is the first comprehensive account
of the evangelical tradition across the English-speaking world from
the end of the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It offers
fresh perspectives on conversionism and the life of faith, biblical and
theological perspectives, social engagement, and mission. Tracing
these trajectories through a period of great turbulence in world
history, we see the deepening of an evangelical diversity. And as
events unfold, we notice the spectrum of evangelicalism fragments
in varied and often competing strands.
Dividing the era into two phasesbefore 1914 and after 1918
draws out the impact of the Great War of 19141918 as evangelicals
renegotiated their identity in the modern world. By accenting his
account with the careers of selected key figures, Geoffrey Treloar
illustrates the very different responses of evangelicals to the demands
of a critical and transitional period. The Disruption of Evangelicalism
sets out a case that deserves the attention of both professional and
armchair historians.

Geoffrey Treloar reconstructs evangelicalisms

things fall apart moment of the early twentieth century
with learned grace. Most historians have treated the period as one
of polarization within the movement, but Treloar deploys a spectrum
framework that highlights the periods complexities and
makes better sense of its tensions. His choice of
Reuben Torrey, John R. Mott, Aimee Semple McPherson,
and Thomas Chatterton Hammond as the periods emblematic
figures is a particularly inspired move that will help
both general readers and specialists to see evangelicalism
with fresh eyes and deeper understanding.

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Part I: Fin de sicle
(ca. 19001914)

1. The Evangelical World

ca. 1900
2. Revival, Revivalism and
3. Life of Faith
4. Theological Narrowing and
5. A Social Gospel?
Part II: Evangelicals at War

6. Marching as to War


7. Faith Under Fire

8. The War Within
Part III: Evangelicalism

M ichael S . H amilton
Seattle Pacific University

at the Crossroads
(1919ca. 1940)

9. Modernism, Liberal
Evangelicalism, and
10. Remembering the
11. Evangelism and Missions in
the Modern World
12. A Great Reversal?

G eoffrey R . T reloar (PhD, University of Sydney) is director

of learning and teaching at the Australian College of Theology and visiting fellow in history in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of
New South Wales. He is the author or editor of numerous books, most notably
Lightfoot the Historian.

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series | history of e vangelicalism

Hi s t o r y o f E va n g e li c ali s m S e r i e s

P r ai s e f o r
T h e Ri s e o f E v a n g e li c ali s m

This series charts the course of English-speaking

evangelicalism since the 18th century.
Offering a multinational perspective, these volumes seek to integrate the social and intellectual history of a diverse yet cohesive
Christian movement from 1700 to 2000. Accessible to a wide
range of readers, the History of Evangelicalism Series provides not
only factual details but also fascinating interpretations of a movement that is still influential today.

Currently Available: 5 titles, WIV

Noll offers an authoritative, surefooted guide

through the halls of fractious contention and
unyielding disputations that marked the origins of
evangelical thought. . . . The book is a valuable
summary of an important force in eighteenthcentury intellectual thought and ideas.
L amin S anneh
Yale University

P r ai s e f o r
T h e E x pa n s i o n o f E v a n g e li c ali s m
This is a superb social history of the
evangelical movement in the English-speaking
world from 1790 to 1850. . . . Wolffes sure
hand and multiple lenses have produced an
attractive album, which is both critical and
compelling, of the Anglophone family
of evangelicals.
D ouglas A . S weeney
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

i n d i v i d u al v o l u m e s I n c l u d e :
The Rise of Evangelicalism: The
Age of Edwards, Whitefield and
the Wesleys
Mark A. Noll, 978-0-8308-3891-2,

The Expansion of Evangelicalism:

The Age of Wilberforce, More,
Chalmers and Finney
John Wolffe, 978-0-8308-2582-0,

The Dominance of
Evangelicalism: The Age of
Spurgeon and Moody
David W. Bebbington, 978-0-83082583-7, $25.00

The Disruption of Evangelicalism:

The Age of Torrey, Mott,
McPherson and Hammond
Geoffrey R. Treloar, 978-0-83082584-4, $35.00

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The Global Diffusion of

Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy
Graham and John Stott
Brian Stanley, 978-0-8308-2585-1,


Historical Studies | american church history

Revival Theology in American History

For centuries, revivalsand the conversions they inspirehave
played a significant role in American evangelicalism.
Often unnoticed or unconsidered, however, are the particular
theologies underlying these revivals and conversions to faith. With
that in mind, church historian Robert Caldwell traces the fascinating
story of American revival theologies from the First Great Awakening
through the Second Great Awakening, from roughly 1740 to 1840.
As he uncovers this aspect of American religious history, Caldwell
offers a reconsideration of the theologies of figures such as George
Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Joseph Bellamy,
Samuel Hopkins, and Charles Finney. His scope also includes movements such as New Divinity theology, Taylorism, Baptist revival
theology, Princeton theology, and the Restorationist movement.
With this study, we gain fresh insight into what it meant to become
a Christian during the age of Americas great awakenings.

Robert Caldwell offers a sophisticated and

thought-provoking analysis of revivalist theology. . . .
[His] monograph will stimulate scholarly discussion on a topic
important both for the history of theology and the
practice of the modern church.
J oel R . B eeke
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
How can we explain the transformation of American
revivalism between Edwards and Finney? Why did Americans
move from eighteenth-century convictions about the bondage of
the will to nineteenth-century confidence in the wills freedom?
. . . Caldwells study provides new answers to
these important questions.

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1. Moderate Evangelical
Revival Theology in the
First Great Awakening
2. First Great Awakening
Alternatives: The Revival
Theologies of Andrew
Croswell and Jonathan
3. Revival Theology in the
New Divinity Movement
4. Congregationalist and
New School Presbyterian
Revival Theology in the
Second Great Awakening


5. Methodist Revival
Theology in the Second
Great Awakening
6. Revival Theologies Among
Early American Baptists
7. The New Measures Revival
Theology of Charles Finney
8. Two Responses to
Modern Revival Theology:
Princeton Seminary and
the Restoration Movement

G erald R . M c D ermott
Beeson Divinity School
Everyone interested in American church history,
evangelicals, or the history of revival and evangelistic
methods will want to read this reliable,
comprehensive, and fair-minded book.
D ouglas A . S weeney
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
R obert W . C aldwell I I I (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity
School) is associate professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as
the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards and the coauthor of The
Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards: Text, Context and Application.

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philosophy | worldviews

Moving Beyond the Crises of the Modern World

The modern age has produced global crises that modernity itself
seems incapable of resolvingderegulated capitalism, consumerism, economic inequality, militarization, overworked laborers,
environmental destruction, insufficient health care, and many other
problems. The future of our world depends on moving beyond the
modern age.
Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew have spent decades
listening to their students and reflecting on modern thought and
society. In Beyond the Modern Age they explore the complexities
and challenges of our time. Modernity is not one thing but many,
encompassing multiple worldviews that contain both the source
of our problems and the potential resources for transcending our
present situation. Through an archaeological investigation and
critique of four modern worldviews, Goudzwaard and Bartholomew
demonstrate the need for new ways of thinking and living that
overcome the relentless drive of progress. They find guidance in the
work of Ren Girard on desire, Abraham Kuyper on pluralism and
poverty, and Philip Rieff on culture and religion. These and other
thinkers point the way toward a solution to the crises that confront
the world today.
Beyond the Modern Age is a work of grand vision and profound
insight. Goudzwaard and Bartholomew do not settle for simplistic
analysis and easy answers but press for nuanced engagement with
the ideologies and worldviews that shape the modern age. The problems we face today require an honest, interdisciplinary, and global
dialogue. Beyond the Modern Age invites us to the table and points
the way forward.

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B ob G oudzwaard is professor emeritus of economics and
social philosophy at the Free University in Amsterdam. He is the author of
numerous books, including Capitalism and Progress and Hope in Troubled
C raig G . B artholomew is H. Evan Runner Professor
of Philosophy and professor of religion at Redeemer University College
in Ancaster, Ontario. He is dean of the St. Georges Centre for Biblical and
Public Theology. He has written and edited numerous books, including
Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics, The Drama of Scripture (with Michael
Goheen), Old Testament Wisdom Literature (with Ryan ODowd), and a
commentary on Ecclesiastes.

Part I: The Archaeology of Modernity
1. The Classical Modern Worldview
2. The Structural and Cultural Critiques of Modernity
3. Modern Ideologies and the Postmodern Worldview
4. Evaluating Modernitys Four Worldviews
Part II: Transcendence and Modernity:
Resources for Moving Beyond Modernity

5. Meaning from Outside: Reengagement with Religion?

6. Culture and Religion: Philip Reiffs Sacred Sociology
7. Becoming Human: Desire, Violence, and Ren Girard
8. Modernity, Pluralism, and God
9. The Starving Christ and a Preferential Option for the Poor
Part III: Finding Ways Beyond Modernity
10. Engaging the Contemporary Crisis
1 1. Ways Forward for Economic Life and Global Climate Change

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apologetics | philosophy

A Conversation Between Five Theodicies

Evil abounds. And so do the attempts to understand God in the face
of such evil.
The problem of evil is a constant challenge to faith in God. How
can we believe in a loving and powerful God given the existence of
so much suffering in the world? Philosophers and theologians have
addressed this problem countless times over the centuries. New
explanations have been proposed in recent decades drawing on
resources in Scripture, theology, philosophy, and science.
God and the Problem of Evil stages a dialogue between the five key
positions in the current debate:
Phillip Cary: A Classic View
William Lane Craig: A Molinist View
William Hasker: An Open Theist View
Thomas Jay Oord: An Essential Kenosis View
Stephen Wykstra: A Skeptical Theist View
According to the classic position, associated especially with the
Augustinian tradition, God permits evil and suffering as part of the
grand narrative of divine providence to bring about the redemption
of creation. Molinism modifies the classic view by adding Gods
middle knowledge to the picture, in which God has knowledge
of what creatures would do in all possible worlds. Open theism
rejects the determinism of the classic view in favor of an account
of God as a risk-taker who does not know for sure what the future
holds. Essential kenosis goes further in providing a comprehensive
theodicy by arguing that God cannot control creatures and thus
cannot unilaterally prevent evil. Skeptical theism rejects the attempt
to provide a theodicy and instead argues that, if God exists, we
should not expect to understand Gods purposes.

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Introduction (Chad Meister and James K. Dew Jr.)
Part I: Perspectives on the Problem of Evil
1. The Classic View (Phillip Cary)
2. The Molinist View (William Lane Craig)
3. The Open Theist View (William Hasker)
4. The Essential Kenosis View (Thomas Jay Oord)
5. The Skeptical Theist View: A Journey (Stephen Wykstra)
Part II: Responses
6. Response to Other Contributors (Phillip Cary)
7. Response to Other Contributors (William Lane Craig)
8. Response to Other Contributors (William Hasker)
9. Response to Other Contributors (Thomas Jay Oord)
10. Response to Other Contributors (Stephen Wykstra)


Edited and with an introduction by Chad Meister and James K.

Dew Jr., God and the Problem of Evil hosts a generous and informative
conversation on one of the most pressing issues in the Christian life.

C had M eister (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of philosophy and theology at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is the author
of numerous articles and books, including The Oxford Handbook of Religious
Diversity, Introducing Philosophy of Religion, Reasons for Faith, and The Philosophy
of Religion Reader.
J ames K . D ew J r . (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of the history of ideas and philosophy and dean of
the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Four Approaches to Ethics for the Christian Life

The field of Christian ethics is the subject of frequent conversation
as Christians seek to understand how to live faithfully within a
pluralistic society. The range of ethical systems and moral philosophies available can be confusing to people seeking clarity about
what the different theories mean for everyday life.
Christian Ethics: Four Views presents a dialogue between four
main approaches to ethics in the Christian tradition. Virtue ethics
focuses less on the action itself and more on the virtuous character
of the moral agent. A divine command approach looks instead at
whether an action has been commanded by God, in which case it
is morally right. Natural law ethics argues for a universal, objective
morality grounded in nature. Finally, prophetic ethics judges what
is morally right in light of a biblical understanding of divine justice
and shalom.
The four views and their proponents are as follows:
Brad J. Kallenberg: Virtue Ethics
John Hare: Divine Command Ethics
Claire Peterson: Natural Law Ethics
Peter Heltzel: Prophetic Ethics
Christian Ethics: Four Views, edited by noted ethicist Steve
Wilkens, presents an accessible introduction to the key positions in
Christian ethics today.

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S teve W ilkens (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of

philosophy and ethics at Azusa Pacific University. His books include Hidden
Worldviews, Faith and Reason: Three Views, Christianity & Western Thought
(Volumes 2 and 3), and Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics.

Introduction (Steve Wilkens)
1. Virtue Ethics (Brad J. Kallenberg)
Natural Law Response
Divine Command Theory Response
Prophetic Ethics Response
2. Natural Law (Claire Peterson)
Virtue Ethics Response
Divine Command Theory Response
Prophetic Ethics Response
3. Divine Command Theory (John Hare)
Virtue Ethics Response
Natural Law Response
Prophetic Ethics Response
4. Prophetic Ethics (Peter Heltzel)
Virtue Ethics Response
Natural Law Response
Divine Command Theory Response

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missiology | spiritual formation

Toward a Missional Spirituality

Since their rise in the midst of the revivals of the eighteenth century,
evangelicals have been dedicated to the importance of both spirituality and mission. In recent years, evangelicals have engaged
in a missional theology discussion that advocates a more holistic
Christian mission grounded in the eternal mission of the triune
God. At the same time, evangelicals have been key participants in a
spiritual formation discussion that seeks to recover biblical and classical practices for contemporary spiritual growth. While these two
movements have been largely independent of each other, the time is
right to join them together into a single conversation for the sake of
ongoing evangelical faithfulness.
Spirituality for the Sent brings together evangelical scholars from a
variety of disciplines and ecclesial traditions to address the relationship between spiritual formation and a missional vision of theology
and practice. The contributors share a common vision for a missional
spirituality that fosters spiritual maturity while also fueling Christian evangelism, cultural engagement, and the pursuit of justice.

Spirituality for the Sent is a welcome broadening and deepening

of the missional church discussion. . . . It should foster much
discussion, encourage ever more provocative research,
and embolden more contributions to the conversation.
D arrell L . G uder
Princeton Theological Seminary
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Introduction (Nathan A. Finn and
Keith S. Whitfield)
1. The Missional Church
and Spiritual Formation
(Nathan A. Finn and Keith
S. Whitfield)
2. Spirituality, Mission, and
the Drama of Scripture
(Craig G. Bartholomew)
3. Missional Spirituality and
Global Missions (Susan
4. Missional Spirituality as
Congregational (Anthony L.
Chute and Christopher W.
5. Missional Spirituality
and Cultural Engagement

(Timothy W. Sheridan and

Michael Goheen)
6. Welcome to Pauls World:
The Contextual Nature of
Missional Spirituality (Gary
7. Lament as Appropriate
Missional Spirituality
(Soong-Chan Rah)
8. Godly Love: The Primary
Missional Virtue (Diane
9. Missional Spirituality and
Worship (Gordon Smith)
10. Missional Spirituality and
Justice (Mae Elise Cannon)
11. Journey in the Spirit
(George Hunsberger)

Nathan Finn and Keith Whitfield have presented us with a

framework for a spiritually rich and missionally engaged church.
By assembling this formidable group of scholars, they have woven
together a fresh vision for the church that values spiritual
formation, but not at the expense of the churchs mission. Indeed,
in their vision, spiritual formation is essential for missional
effectiveness and sustainability. This book is generous enough
in its scope to encourage contemplatives and activists alike.
M ichael F rost
author of The Shaping of Things to Come

N athan A . F inn (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)

is dean of the School of Theology and Missions at Union University, where he
also serves as professor of Christian thought and tradition.
K eith S . W hitfield (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary) is vice president of academic administration at Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary and assistant professor of Christian theology.

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Reexamining the Language of Mission

Mission, missions, missional, and all its linguistic variations are part
of the expanding vocabulary and rhetoric of the contemporary
Christian missionary enterprise. Its language and assumptions are
deeply ingrained in the thought and speech of the church today.
Christianity is a missionary religion and faithful churches are
mission-minded. Whats more, in telling the story of apostles and
bishops and monks as missionaries, we think we have grasped the
true thread of Christian history.
But what about those odd shapes, those unsettling gaps and
creases in the historical record? Is the language of mission so clearly
evident across the broad reaches of time? Is the trajectory of mission
really so explicit from the early church to the present? Or has the
modern missionary enterprise distorted our view of the past?
As with every reigning paradigm, there comes a point when
enough questions surface to beg for a close and critical look,
even when it may seem transgressive to do so. In this study of the
language of missionits origin, development, and application
Michael Stroope investigates how the modern church has come to
understand, speak of, and engage in the global expansion of Christianity. There is both surprise and hope in this tale. And perhaps the
beginnings of a new conversation.

Should we abandon the word mission? This is the question

that Michael Stroope asks in this volume. His answer is affirmative.
. . . Stroope has taken the risk of a frank discussion and a fresh
proposal. This work should provoke a lively and creative debate,
one that will no doubt transcend the present impasse.
S tephen B evans
Catholic Theological Union
Michael W. Stroopes findings that mission is a late usage
unsupported by the Bible and premodern Christian
literaturewill certainly provoke. Nevertheless, when so much
is invested in mission, this in-depth and insightful
interrogation of the discourse and rhetoric is essential
reading for scholars and practitioners alike.
K irsteen K im
Leeds Trinity University, UK

M ichael W . S troope (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Christian missions and the M. C.
Shook Chair of Missions at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University.
Stroope worked with the International Mission Board, SBC, for twenty years.

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Introduction: The Enigma of Mission
Part I: Justifying Mission
1. Partisans and Apologists
2. Reading Scripture as Mission
3. Presenting History as Mission
4. Rhetoric and Trope
Part II: Innovating Mission
5. Holy Conquest
6. Latin Occupation
7. Mission Vow
8. Ignatian Mission
Part III: Revising Mission
9. Protestant Reception
10. Missionary Problems
Epilogue: Toward Pilgrim Witness

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Bringing Asian Christianity to the Forefront

Asia is the birthplace of Christianity. If Christianity is not usually
seen as an Asian religion, that is because the history of Christianity
in Asia has long been a difficult one. Whereas Christianity in the
West received royal support, Asian Christianity has led a more
nomadic and exilic existence. Today it is the least Christianized
region of the world.
Scott W. Sunquist is a recognized expert on the history of the
Christian faith in Asia. Over the years he has published and spoken
frequently on this theme. Explorations in Asian Christianity gathers
his key writings on the topic and organizes them into four main
categories: surveys that look at Asian Christianity in broad perspective, historical investigations that look at how Christianity shapes
our understanding of history and historiography, missiological
studies that look closely at issues of place, and essays on theological
Topics explored in this volume include
Ecumenism in Asia
The cruciform nature of Christianity
A missiology of place
The Christian view of time
Global migration
Explorations in Asian Christianity sheds light on one of the most
important but least well-known areas in Christian history.

Explorations in Asian Christianity cements Scott Sunquists

reputation as one of the most reliable and insightful storytellers
of the many dimensions of Christianity in Asia.

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W illiam R . B urrows
New York Theological Seminary

Part I: Asia
1. Christianity in Asia
2. Ancient Christianity in Asia
3. Ecumenism in Asia
4. Evangelicalism in Asia
Part II: History
5. Missio Dei
6. The Century That Changed
the Religious Map
7. Time, Lectures,
8. World Christianity
Part III: Missiology
9. Liberation and Theological

10. The Importance of

11. Four Theorists, Three
Selfs, Two Countries, One
12. Mission and Migration
Part IV: Education
13. Moffett, Mateer, and
14. American Theological
Education and Mission
15. Asian Theological

[Sunquist] is a mature scholar with a comprehensive scope

of vision that is evident all the way through this book. He has
become one of the giants in the transition from a focus
on Western missionaries to world Christianity.
D aniel H . B ays
Calvin College

S cott W . S un q uist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a

professor and dean at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological
Seminary. He is the editor of A Dictionary of Asian Christianity, coauthor of A
History of the World Christian Movement, Volume I and Volume II, and author of
Understanding Christian Mission and The Unexpected Christian Century.

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T h e o l o g y | c h u r c h & m i ss esri o
i ens | ME

m i s s i o l o g i c al e n g ag e m e n t s

Mis s io lo g ical
Eng ag ements

Missiological Engagements: Church, Theology, and Culture in Global Contexts

charts interdisciplinary and innovative trajectories in the history, theology, and
practice of Christian mission at the beginning of the third millennium.
Books in the series, both monographs and edited collections, feature contributions by leading thinkers
representing evangelical, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox traditions who work within
or across the range of biblical, historical, theological, and social scientific disciplines.
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P r ai s e f o r ap o s t o li c i t y

Series Editors

This is a highly original work in the theology of

Christian mission that deserves the serious attention
of missiologists, theologians, and New Testament
scholars. . . . The diversity of world Christianity today is
thus not a problem for the apostolicity of the church,
but rather integral to its very being as the body of
Christ, the one sent into the world to redeem it.

S c o t t W. S u n q u i s t

Amos Yong

John R. Franke

B rian S tanley
professor of world Christianity, University of Edinburgh

Ti t l e s I n c l u d e :
Apostolicity: The Ecumenical
Question in World Christian
John G. Flett
978-0-8308-5095-2, $40.00

Explorations in Asian
Christianity: History, Theology,
and Mission
Scott W. Sunquist
978-0-8308-5100-3, $45.00

The Gospel and Pluralism

Today: Reassessing Lesslie
Newbigin in the 21st Century
Edited by Scott W. Sunquist and
Amos Yong
978-0-8308-5094-5, $30.00

Intercultural Theology, Volume

1: Intercultural Hermeneutics
Henning Wrogemann, translated
by Karl E. Bhmer
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Global Innovations in Christian
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church & culture | art

Renewing the Relationship Between the Church

and Contemporary Art
The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves
in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust
On one hand, the leaders of local congregations, seminaries, and
other Christian ministries often dont know what to make of works by
contemporary artists. Not only are these artists mostly unknown to
church leaders, they and their work often lead them to regard the world
of contemporary art with indifference, frustration, or even disdain.
On the other hand, many artists lack any meaningful experience with the contemporary church and are mostly ignorant of its
mission. Not infrequently, these artists regard religion as irrelevant
to their work, are disinclined to trust the church and its leaders, and
have experienced personal rejection from these communities.
In response to this situation, the 2015 biennial conference of
Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) facilitated a conversation
between these two worlds. The present volume gathers together
essays and reflections by artists, theologians, and church leaders as
they sought to explore misperceptions, create a hospitable space to
learn from each other, and imagine the possibility of a renewed and
mutually fruitful relationship.
Contemporary Art and the Church seeks common ground for the
common good of both the church and the contemporary art world.
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Introduction (W. David O. Taylor
and Taylor Worley)
1. A Conversation Between
Contemporary Art and the
Church (Wayne Roosa)
2. Art and Christian Pilgrimage
(Linda Stratford)
3. On the Strange Place
of Religious Writing in
Contemporary Art (Jonathan
A. Anderson)
4. Artists as Witnesses in the
Church (Sandra Bowden and
Marianne Lettieri)
5. Contemporary Artists in
the Public Square (David
Hooker, Joyce Lee, Steve
Prince, and Mandy Cano
Villalobos [moderated by
Kevin Hamilton])
6. Can Contemporary Art Be
Devotional Art? (Ben Quash)
7. Graced Encounters
(Taylor Worley)


8. Something From Nothing

(Christina L. Carnes Ananias)
9. (Con)Founded Theology
(Chelle Stearns)
10. The Origins and Mission
of CIVA (Sandra Bowden,
Marleen HengelaarRookmaaker, Theodore
Prescott, and Calvin
Seerveld [moderated by
Nicholas Wolterstorff])
1 1. Contemporary Art and
Corporate Worship
(Katie Kresser)
1 2. Which Art? What Worship?
(W. David O. Taylor)
1 3. Art, Place, and the Church
(Jennifer Allen Craft)
1 4. Finding Its Place
(David W. McNutt)
1 5. Helping Your Neighbor See
Surprises (Calvin Seerveld)
16. Saving the World (Cameron
J. Anderson)

What a rich and vibrant colloquy on the visual arts and theology!
I can hear the voices behind the wordsmultivalent, wise,
contemporary, galvanizing. They offer a comprehensive
understanding of CIVA, the growing movement that
partners faith with contemporary art.
L uci S haw
writer in residence, Regent College

W . D avid O . T aylor (ThD, Duke Divinity School) is assistant

professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and director
of Brehm Texas, Fullers regional campus based in Houston. An ordained
Anglican minister, he is the editor of For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a
Vision for the Arts.
T aylor W orley (PhD, The University of St. Andrews) is associate
professor of faith and culture as well as associate vice president for spiritual life
and ministries at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He is coeditor of Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown.

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S e r i e s | STA

St u d i e s i n
and theArts

Abou t t he Series

IVP Academics Studies in Theology and the Arts

(STA) seeks to enable Christians to reflect more
deeply on the relationship between their faith and
humanitys artistic and cultural expressions.
By drawing on the insights of both academic theologians and artistic
practitioners, this series encourages thoughtful engagement with and
critical discernment of the full variety of artistic mediaincluding
visual art, music, literature, film, theater, and morewhich both
embody and inform Christian thinking.
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This series is an exciting and critically

important development in the burgeoning theology
and arts field. It promises to advance the discussion in fresh and highly fruitful ways.
J eremy B egbie
Duke Divinity School,
director, Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts

Studies in Theology and the Arts provides

Christian scholars, artists, and church leaders with
an opportunity to shape our theological perspective
on the arts in light of the creative realities of our
Maker God. These resources can help by
extending the salvific narrative into broader
creation and new creation narratives, enriching our
grasp of the gospel, and revealing how wide and
long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Studies in Theology and the Arts from IVP

Academic promises to make an invaluable
contribution to this field. It will not only provide a
platform for the important work currently being
done but also set a standard that will inspire
new generations of scholars and critics.
G regory W olfe
publisher and editor, Image

M akoto F ujimura
director, Brehm Center, Fuller Theological Seminary

Ti t l e s I n c l u d e :
Modern Art and the Life of a Culture:
The Religious Impulses of Modernism
Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness,
978-0-8308-5135-5, $24.00

The Faithful Artist: A Vision for

Evangelicalism and the Arts
Cameron J. Anderson,
978-0-8308-5064-8, $26.00

Contempory Art and the Church:

A Conversation Between Two Worlds
W. David O. Taylor, Taylor Worley
978-0-8308-5065-5, $30.00

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church & culture | cultural engagement

A Refreshing Model for Cultural Engagement

How are Christians viewed in the broader culture? We blush at the
possibilities. Brainwashed fanatics? Out-of-touch dogmatists?
The task of bearing faithful witness to Jesus is complicated by
persistentand not altogether baselesscultural stereotypes. In
our post-Christian society, thoughtful Christians are considering
again how to engage the dominant culture as a minority, a counterpublic, amid varying perceptions and misperceptions.
In this timely book, Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer ask what our
interactions with the dominant cultural ethos should look like. How
might we be persuasive and civil at the same time? How should we
respond to those who ridicule and caricature us? How can we challenge the beliefs of other communities with love and respect?
Muehlhoff and Langer present a model for cultural engagement
that integrates communication theory, theology, and Scripture.
Penetrating, wise, and relentlessly practical, it includes test cases
and examples from history, such as William Wilberforce and
Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Now more than ever, Christians need what Winsome Persuasion
offers: a compelling vision of public engagement that is both shrewd
and gracious.

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Foreword by Quentin J.
Part I: Laying a Theoretical

1. What is a Counterpublic?
2. What is a Christian
Historical Sketch 1:
St. Patrick
3. Argument Culture
4. Credibility of a
Historical Sketch 2:
Jean Vanier
Part II: Engaging Others
5. Crafting your Message
6. Delivering your Message

Historical Sketch 3:
Harriet Beecher Stowe
7. Forming Loose
Historical Sketch 4:
William Wilberforce
Part III: Pressing Questions for
Christian Counterpublics

8. How Should We Respond

to Supreme Court Decision
on Same-Sex Marriage?
9. How Should We Respond
to Supreme Court Decision
on Same-Sex Marriage?
10. Engaging Each Other:
A Guided Conversation

You cant read this book without being challenged and

inspired. . . . Muehlhoff and Langer remind us that Christians
must engage in a biblically based, other-oriented thinking that
challenges individual and institutional self-righteousness.
In practical ways, the authors help readers understand how they
can practice an invitational form of rhetoric that both
preserves biblical truth and cultivates societal neighborliness,
supporting all individuals in times of relational crisis.
R obert H . W oods J r .
Spring Arbor University

T im M uehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel

Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and Marriage Forecasting, and the coauthor
of The God Conversation and Authentic Communication.
R ichard L anger (PhD, University of California, Riverside) is
professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology
and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola

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church & culture | race rel ations

Is Privilege Real or Imagined?

Its clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in
our nations consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving
racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds.
But its not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we
wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us.
Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands
these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this
timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know
to be grounded in conversations about todays race-related issues.
And he helps us come to a deeper understanding both of the origins
of these issues and of the reconciling role we are called to play as
ministers of the gospel.
Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our
eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our
society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.

This is an important and courageous book. At this moment

of national tension around racial questions, Ken Wytsma stakes
out unique territory, building the bridges necessary for many
white evangelicals to grasp the core of the issue and become
faithful brothers and sisters to Christians of color.
A le x ia S alvatierra
coauthor of Faith-Rooted Organizing

It is impossible to deny that Christ is moving his church today

toward racial reconciliation. It is likewise impossible to deny
that many white Christians like me are not as comfortable with
that movement as we say we are. In The Myth of Equality, Ken
engages a visceral topic with clarity, compassion, and inspiring
conviction. He prompts us to engage the deep and bitter
roots of racial bias and privilege in American faith.
P aul J . P astor
author of The Face of the Deep

K en W ytsma (MA, Biola University) is a leader, innovator, and social

entrepreneur. He is the author of Pursuing Justice and Create vs. Copy. He is the
founder of the Justice Conference and president of Kilns College where he
teaches courses on philosophy and justice.

J u n e 2 0 17 | R e q u e s t E x a m C o py
208 pages, casebound, 978-0-8308-4482-1, $18.00, WPD

Part I: The Story of Race
1. Americas White Standard
2. When the World Became
3. Stolen Labor
4. How Our Cities Got Their
Part II: Equality and the Kingdom

Part III: The Challenge of Privilege

9. When Racism Went
10. The Voice of Justice
1 1. Finding Ourselves in
the Other

of God

5. The Aristocratic Itch

6. Does Justice Belong in Our
Gospel Conversation?
7. The Salvation Industrial
8. A Short Look at American

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C u lt u r e Ca r e
M akoto F ujimura
We all have a responsibility to care for culture. Artist Makoto
Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we feed our
cultures soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. This is a book
for artists and all creative catalysts who understand how much the
culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the
generations to come.
160 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4503-3, $17.00, W

W o r s h ip i n t h e Way o f t h e C r o s s
J ohn F rederick
Worship leader and biblical scholar John Frederick unpacks a cruciform
theology of worship, where worshipers and worship leaders alike can
come to embody the other-centered humility of Christ. With a mix of
biblical exposition and practical insights, he helps us discover how in
worship we can empty ourselves for the transformation of others.
208 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4488-3, $18.00, W

M o v i e s a r e p r ay e r s
J osh L arsen
Movies do more than tell a good story. Filmspotting co-host Josh Larsen
brings a critics unique perspective to how movies can act as prayers
expressing lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. When words fail,
the perfect film might be just what you need to jumpstart your conversations with the Almighty.
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To t he Cross
C hristopher J . H . W right
With the expertise of a veteran biblical scholar and the wisdom of a
seasoned pastor, Christopher Wright skillfully guides us on Jesus
journey from the Last Supper to the cross. Through the lens of the
Old Testament, Wright navigates the Gospel accounts of the events
of those pivotal days, inviting us to meditate on their significance
for us.
168 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4499-9, $16.00, WEU

Pa r a d oxo l o g y
K rish K andiah
Many of us have big questions about God that the Christian faith
seems to leave unanswered. But what if that tension is exactly where
faith comes alive? Paradoxology boldly claims that the paradoxes that
seem to undermine belief are actually the heart of our vibrant faith,
and it is only by continually wrestling with them that God is most
clearly revealed.
288 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4504-0, $17.00, USM

T h e s e l f-awa r e l e a d e r
terry linhart
Youve studied everything you think you need to know before entering
a career in ministry. But how well do you know yourself? Serving as
a pastor is tough, but it can be fulfilling and rewarding if you take the
time to examine both your gifts and vulnerabilities. The church needs
leaders who have the clear-eyed courage to pursue the hard journey
of self-examination.
192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4480-7, $16.00, W

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This volume brings together the

reflections of church leaders and
academics to consider how the
roles of pastor and theologian
might be reconnected once again.

How might we engage our culture

with discernment and faithfulness? Exploring Scripture and
gleaning insights from a variety of
theologians, William Edgar offers
a biblical defense of the cultural

x + 221 pages, paperback,

978-0-8308-5171-3, $25.00

x + 262 pages, paperback,

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Bi b li c al
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T h e Epi s t l e s o f
2 C o r i n t h ia n s
and 1 Pe t er

J ohn G oldingay
John Goldingay takes the New
Testament as a portal into the
complete canon of Scripture. This
land mark bibl ica l theolog y is
hermeneutically dexterous, biblically expansive, and nourishing
to mind, soul, and proclamation.
608 pages, hardcover,
978-0-8308-5153-9, $60.00

J. B. Lightfoots commentaries
on 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter are
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400 pages, hardcover,
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This constructive treatment of

effectual calling interprets divine
calling to salvation as an act of
triune rhetoric in which Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit work in a personal
way to communicate new life.

M a r k Te a s d a le g i v e s u s t h i s
re f re s h i n g , pr ac t ic a l look at
sharing the good news, helping us
learn how to express the gospel in
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aut hent ic to who we a re, a nd
compelling to others.

288 pages, paperback,

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craig g .

D avid G uretzki

Abraham Kuyper was a pastor,

theologian, politician, journalist,
and educator. Craig Bartholomew
introduces us to his inf luential
thought, which launched what is
known as Dutch neo-Calvinism.
368 pages, hardcover,
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If ever a theologian required a

guidebook, it would be Karl Barth.
This handy, accessible guide offers
a brief snapshot of the key texts,
terms, and ideas that any new reader
of Barths work needs to know.
xiv + 225 pages, paperback,
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M arion H . larson
& sara l . h . shady

T he Me ssage
o f Spi r i t u al
wa r fa r e ( BST t )
keith ferdinando

Marion Larson and Sara Shady

help evangelicals engage in interfaith dialogue, offering practical
wisdom for turning our Christian
college bubbles into bridges of
interfaith engagement.

This exposition of spiritual warfare

explains the nature of Satan and his
activity, the dimensions of Christs
victory over Satan, and the various
areas in which believers must fight
sin and Satan.

208 pages, paperback,

978-0-8308-5156-0, $19.00

xxiv + 286 pages, paperback,

978-0-8308-2418-2, $20.00

Insider Jesus

T h e M e s t i zo
Au g u s t i n e

W illiam a . D yrness
Are insider movements authentic
expressions of Christian faith?
If so, how should we understand
them? William Dyrness brings a
rare blend of cultural and theological engagement to his reflections
on this important phenomenon.
165 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5155-3, $20.00

In t ercult u r al
T heo lo gy,
Vo l. 1 (ME )
H enning
W rogemann

J usto L . G onz lez

Historian and theologian Justo
Gonzlez presents Augustine as
a mestizo (mixed) theologian,
using the perspective of his own
Latino her itage to f ind in the
bishop of Hippo a remarkable
resource for the church today.
176 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5150-8, $24.00

pa u l b e h av i n g
b a d ly
e . randolph
richards &
brandon J .
o brien

I n t he f i rst of t h ree volu mes,

renowned missiologist Henning
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exhaustive account of the history,
theory, and practice of Christian

Unpacking his personal history

and cultural context, Randolph
R ichards and Brandon OBrien
explore the complicated persona
and teachings of the apostle Paul.

xxii + 435 pages, hardcover,

978-0-8308-5097-6, $45.00

224 pages, paperback,

978-0-8308-4472-2, $16.00

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p h il o s o p h e r s

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W hat s t he poi nt of st udy i ng

philosophy when we have
theology? This brief introduction
surveys philosophys basic aims
and defends its function in the
Christian life.

What if Pauls theological perspective developed over time? Garwood

Anderson unfolds a new proposal on
the Pauline perspectives, infusing
new energy into the quest for understanding Pauls mind and letters.

128 pages, paperback,

978-0-8308-5147-8, $9.00

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t h e s ai n t s

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Highlighting the crucial missiological issues of our era, Allen Yeh

creates a portrait of a contemporary global Christian mission that
encompasses ever y continent,
embody i ng good new s f rom
everyone to everywhere.

What should Christians do with

all the laws in the Old Testament?
With wit and insight, James Todd
helps us understand how the laws
given at Mount Sinai should be
read by those called to live as

258 pages, paperback,

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Philip Krey and Peter Krey offer

a diversity of Reformation-era
biblical commentary on Romans
916, revea l ing early moder n
biblical exegesis for the renewal
of the church today.
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R e f or me d t r a d it ion i s mu c h
more diverse and flexible than we
usually imagine. Taking on thorny
topics like atonement, free will,
and universalism, Crisp explores
a more expansive Calvinism.
176 pages, paperback,
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Si g n p o s t s t o G o d
P eter B ussey
Particle physicist Peter Bussey
introduces readers to the mysteries
of modern physics and astronomy.
He shows that the remarkable
achievements of scientific research
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e x a m i ne t he book of R ut h i n
its canonical context and study
themes such as redemption, kingship, mission, kindness, wisdom,
famine, and the hiddenness of God.
240 pages, paperback,
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T he voice s of t he
n e w T e s ta m e n t
D erek tidball
Derek Tidball envisions a convers at ion a mon g n i ne d i f f e rent
authors of twenty-seven different
books. Eavesdropping on their
imagined discussion is a fascinating introduction to the diversity
and unity of the New Testament.
279 pages, paperback,
978-0-8308-5148-5, $24.00

series | biologos

biologos books on
s c i e n c e a n d c h r i s t ia n i t y
The BioLogos Foundation invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and
biblical faith as they present an evolutionary understanding of Gods creation. BioLogos Books on
Science and Christianity, a partnership between BioLogos and IVP Academic, aims to advance this
mission by publishing a range of titles from scholarly monographs to textbooks to personal stories.
The books in this series will have wide appeal among Christian audiences from nonspecialists to scholars in the field. While the
authors address a range of topics on science and faith, they support the view of evolutionary creation that sees evolution as our current
best scientific description of how God brought about the diversity of life on earth. The series authors are faithful Christians and
leading scholars in their fields.
BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity will have a variety of formats and styles well-suited for the particular audience of each book. Some will be texts for the classroom, some will be for people in the pew, and some will be scholarly monographs. Books in the partnership will deal with a variety of topics, including biology, cosmology, theology, Scripture, and the churchs
relationship with these topics through the centuries.

c u r r e n t l y a v aila b l e :
Pr ai se fo r H o w I Ch a n g ed
M y Mind A b o u t E vo l u t i o n
This collection of firsthand experiences is important for showing that firm belief in the truth-telling
character of Scripture can support, rather than
undermine, the best scientific investigations. It
also provides more solid evidence for the good that
BioLogos is doing to transform science and religion
from a war zone to an instructive conversation.
M ark N oll
University of Notre Dame

How I Changed My Mind About Evolution

Edited by Kathryn Applegate & J. B. Stump
978-0-8308-5290-1, $16.00

Expected Future
Volumes Include:
Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation?
Edited by Kenneth Keathley, J. B. Stump,
and Joe Aguirre
*Understanding Scientific Theories of
Robert C. Bishop, Larry L. Funck,
Raymond J. Lewis, Stephen O. Moshier,
and John H. Walton
*Projected volumes and titles are subject
to change without notice.

e d i t o r ial b o a r d
Denis Alexander, emeritus director, The Faraday Institute
Kathryn Applegate, program director, BioLogos
Deborah Haarsma, president, BioLogos
Ross Hastings, associate professor of pastoral theology,
Regent College

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of

Biblical Studies, Westmont College
Roseanne Sension, professor of chemistry, University of
J. B. Stump (chair), senior editor, BioLogos

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series | Exploring the bible & exploring Topics in Christianit y

E x pl o r i n g t h e Bi b l e S e r i e s n o w i n pap e r b ac k

Up-to-date, reliable, balanced, and clearly

organized, these newly released paperback volumes
of the Exploring the Bible series make scholarship
on the Old and New Testaments accessible to
contemporary students and readers. Each
volume brims with helpful features to facilitate
learning, including maps, charts, graphs,
timelines, and glossaries.
Paperback Series Set: 6 volumes, 978-0-8308-5313-7, $150.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

p r ai s e f o r E x pl o r i n g t h e
Ol d T e s ta m e n t, V o l u m e o n e:
A G u i d e t o t h e P e n tat e u c h
This is a very readable introduction by one of the
leading evangelical scholars currently working on the
Pentateuch. Since this section of Scripture presents
concepts and characters foundational for all that
follows, this is a very important volume indeed.
D avid W . B aker
Ashland Theological Seminary
Covers may vary.

I n d i v i d u al pap e r b a c k V o l u m e s:
Exploring the Old Testament, Volume One:
A Guide to the Pentateuch
Gordon J. Wenham, 978-0-8308-5309-0, $25.00

Exploring the Old Testament, Volume Three:

A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
Ernest C. Lucas, 978-0-8308-5311-3, $25.00

Exploring the New Testament, Volume One:

A Guide to the Gospels & Acts, Second Edition
David Wenham & Steve Walton, 978-0-8308-5307-6, $25.00

Exploring the Old Testament, Volume Two:

A Guide to the Historical Books
Philip E. Satterthwaite & J. Gordon McConville,
978-0-8308-5310-6, $25.00

Exploring the Old Testament, Volume Four:

A Guide to the Prophets
J. Gordon McConville, 978-0-8308-5312-0, $25.00

Exploring the New Testament, Volume Two:

A Guide to the Letters & Revelation, Second Edition
I. Howard Marshall, Stephen Travis & Ian Paul,
978-0-8308-5308-3, $25.00

al s o availa b l e i n h a r d c o v e r:
E x pl o r i n g T o pi c s i n C h r i s t ia n i t y S e r i e s
Series Set: 2 volumes, 978-0-8308-3999-5, $60.00
I n t e r m e d i at e
Exploring Christian Doctrine: A Guide to
What Christians Believe
Tony Lane, 978-0-8308-2546-2, $30.00
Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel:
Prophet, Priest, Sage & People
Aaron Chalmers, 978-0-8308-2545-5, $30.00


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In T h e o l o g y

Theology is flourishing in dynamic and unexpected ways in the twenty-first

century. Scholars are increasingly recognizing the global character of the
church, freely crossing old academic boundaries, and challenging previously entrenched interpretations. Despite living in a culture of uncertainty,
both young and senior scholars today are engaged in hopeful and creative
work in the areas of systematic, historical, practical, and philosophical
theology. New Explorations in Theology provides a platform for cuttingedge research in these fields.

In an age of media proliferation and academic oversaturation, there is a

need to single out the best new monographs. IVP Academic is committed
to publishing constructive works that advance key theological conversations. We look for projects that investigate new areas of research, stimulate
fruitful dialogue, and attend to the diverse array of contexts and audiences
in our increasingly pluralistic world. IVP Academic is excited to make this
work available to scholars, students, and general readers who are seeking
fresh new insights for the future of Christian theology.

P r ai s e f o r
T h e R e ali t y o f G o d a n d Hi s t o r i c al M e t h o d
This impressive monograph combines academic scholarship of a high order with
penetrating theological insight to provide a level of critical engagement with Wrights
approach that we have not yet witnessed. . . . Not only should this book prove invaluable to academics and students alike, but its lucidity and eloquence should also
make it accessible to a wider audience. Highly recommended!
A lan J . T orrance
University of St. Andrews

Di s t i n c t i v e s o f N e w
E x pl o r a t i o n s i n T h e o l o g y :
Best new monographs from young and senior scholars
Volumes explore systematic, historical, practical, and
philosophical theology
Currently Available: 3 titles, 978-0-8308-4913-0, $118.00
a d va n c e d

Ti t l e s I n c l u d e :
Karl Barths Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and
Development, 19201953
Shao Kai Tseng,
978-0-8308-5132-4, $39.00

The Reality of God and Historical Method: Apocalyptic

Theology in Conversation with N. T. Wright
Samuel V. Adams,
978-0-8308-4914-7, $40.00

A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness

and the Church
Jon Coutts,
978-0-8308-4915-4, $39.00

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series | how to read & spectrum

how to re ad series
We should read a poem very differently than we read
a history book, and we read both of them differently than
wed read a novel. The same is true when it comes to our
approach to Scripture. Thats why this series does just
what its name describes: helps you understand the proper way
to read various books of the Bible. The authors examine
books of Scripture and give you the background
knowledge, literary analysis, and theological input
to help you read the book as it was meant to be read.
Currently Available: 5 titles, 978-0-87784-946-9, $92.00

I n d i v i d u al t i t l e s i n c l u d e:
How to Read Genesis
Tremper Longman III,
978-0-87784-943-8, $18.00

How to Read Exodus

Tremper Longman III,
978-0-8308-3858-5, $18.00

How to Read Job

John H. Walton and
Tremper Longman III,
978-0-8308-4089-2, $20.00

How to Read the Psalms

Tremper Longman III,
978-0-87784-941-4, $18.00

How to Read Proverbs

Tremper Longman III,
978-0-87784-942-1, $18.00

Sp ec t r u m M u lt i v i e w B o o k s

Spectrum Multiview Books offer a range of viewpoints on

academic topics about which Christians clearly disagree. The unique
format, pioneered by IVP in 1977, gives proponents of major positions
an opportunity to make their case. Each of the other contributors then
offers a brief response, helping Christians think more carefully about
what they believe and appreciate the perspectives of others.
Currently Available: 21 titles, 978-0-8308-3308-5, $469.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

I n d i v i d u al t i t l e s i n c l u d e:
Baptism: Three Views
Edited by David F. Wright,
978-0-8308-3856-1, $18.00
Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views
Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Beth M.
Stovell, 978-0-8308-3963-6, $24.00
Christian Ethics: Four Views
Edited by Steve Wilkens,
978-0-8308-4023-6, $21.00
Christian Spirituality:
Five Views of Sanctification
Edited by Donald Alexander,
978-0-8308-1278-3, $18.00
Church, State and Public Justice:
Five Views
Edited by P. C. Kemeny,
978-0-8308-2796-1, $22.00
Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views
Edited by James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy,
978-0-8308-2652-0, $22.00


Divorce and Remarriage:

Four Christian Views
Edited by H. Wayne House,
978-0-8308-1283-7, $22.00
Faith and Reason: Three Views
Edited by Steve Wilkens,
978-0-8308-4040-3, $25.00
God & Morality: Four Views
Edited by R. Keith Loftin,
978-0-8308-3984-1, $22.00
God and the Problem of Evil: Five Views
Edited by Chad Meister and James K. Dew Jr.,
978-0-8308-4024-3, $25.00
God and Time: Four Views
Edited by Gregory E. Ganssle,
978-0-8308-1551-7, $24.00
The Historical Jesus: Five Views
Edited by James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy,
978-0-8308-3868-4, $30.00

Justification: Five Views

Edited by James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy,
associate editor Steven E. Enderlein,
978-0-8308-3944-5, $25.00
The Lords Supper: Five Views
Edited by Gordon T. Smith,
978-0-8308-2884-5, $20.00
The Meaning of the Millennium:
Four Views
Edited by Robert G. Clouse,
978-0-87784-794-6, $20.00
The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views
Edited by James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy,
978-0-8308-2570-7, $24.00
Predestination & Free Will: Four Views of
Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom
Edited by David Basinger and Randall
Basinger, 978-0-87784-567-6, $20.00

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Psychology & Christianity:

Five Views
Second Edition, Edited by Eric L. Johnson,
978-0-8308-2848-7, $25.00
Two Views of Hell: A Biblical &
Theological Dialogue
Edward William Fudge and Robert A. Peterson,
978-0-8308-2255-3, $22.00
What About Those Who Have Never
Heard? Three Views on the Destiny of
the Unevangelized
Edited by Gabriel Fackre, Ronald H. Nash and
John Sanders, 978-0-8308-1606-4, $20.00
Women in Ministry: Four Views
Edited by Bonnidell Clouse and Robert G.
Clouse, 978-0-8308-1284-4, $20.00

Series | siet

S t r at eg i c I n i t iat i v e s i n E va n g e li c al T h eo l o g y
Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology is a series of seminal
works of scholarship that has strategic relevance for both evangelical
scholarship and the evangelical church. This series aims to foster interaction within the
broader evangelical community and advance discussion in the wider academic
community around emerging, current, groundbreaking, or controversial
subjects. It also provides a unique publishing venue for both
more senior and younger promising scholars.
While the volumes demonstrate a depth of appreciation for evangelical
theology and the current challenges and issues facing it, the series seeks to engage
the full range of academic disciplines from theology and biblical studies
to history, literature, philosophy, the natural and social sciences, and the arts.
Currently Available: 8 titles, 978-0-8308-3900-1, $290.00
a d va n c e d

P r ai s e f o r e v o l u t i o n a n d h o li n e s s
Hills study moderates the best kind of dialogue between faith and science
in which a fluent assessment of the discipline of sociobiology (in his case) interacts
with a faithful understanding of John Wesleys pivotal doctrine of Christian
perfection (holiness) to produce a deepened understanding of the
gains of science and the practice of faith.
R obert W . W all , Seattle Pacific University and Seminary

I n d i v i d u al t i t l e s i n c l u d e:
Addiction and Virtue
Kent Dunnington, 978-0-8308-3901-8, $32.00
The Analogy of Faith
Archie J. Spencer, 978-0-8308-4068-7, $40.00

Crossover Preaching
Jared E. Alcntara, 978-0-8308-3908-7, $40.00
Evolution and Holiness
Matthew Nelson Hill, 978-0-8308-3907-0,

The God of the Gospel

Scott R. Swain, 978-0-8308-3904-9, $38.00
Incarnational Humanism
Jens Zimmermann, 978-0-8308-3903-2, $38.00

Rethinking the Trinity & Religious Pluralism

Keith E. Johnson, 978-0-8308-3902-5, $34.00
Theologys Epistemological Dilemma
Kevin Diller, 978-0-8308-3906-3, $38.00

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reference | new testament commentary

T h e I V P N e w T e s ta m e n t C o m m e n ta r y S e r i e s

Edited by Grant R. Osborne with D. Stuart Briscoe and Haddon Robinson, this series
offers a lucid, passage-by-passage exposition of the biblical text for the contemporary church.
A unique format allows the main commentary to focus on the vital message of the New Testament
for todays church, while bottom-of-the-page notes include valuable scholarly information to
support those who use the volumes as a resource for preaching or teaching preparation.
Series Set: 20 volumes, 978-0-8308-4000-7, $424.00

p r ai s e f o r C o l o s s ia n s & P h il e m o n
Here . . . is a valuable new commentary on Colossians and Philemon, marked by theological
depth and practicality. Robert Wall regularly makes astute observations on the text and pertinent
applications to modern church life where the message of this letter needs to be
heard and heeded. I heartily recommend this commentary.
G reg G oswell, New Life, March 18, 2011

I n d i v i d u al V o l u m e s I n c l u d e:
Matthew (vol. 1)
Craig S. Keener,
978-0-8308-4001-4, $24.00
Mark (vol. 2)
Ronald J. Kernaghan,
978-0-8308-4002-1, $21.00
Luke (vol. 3)
Darrell L. Bock,
978-0-8308-4003-8, $24.00
John (vol. 4)
Rodney A. Whitacre,
978-0-8308-4004-5, $25.00


Acts (vol. 5)
William J. Larkin Jr.,
978-0-8308-4005-2, $24.00
Romans (vol. 6)
Grant R. Osborne,
978-0-8308-4006-9, $24.00
1 Corinthians (vol. 7)
Alan F. Johnson,
978-0-8308-4007-6, $22.00
2 Corinthians (vol. 8)
Linda L. Belleville,
978-0-8308-4008-3, $23.00

Galatians (vol. 9)
G. Walter Hansen,
978-0-8308-4009-0, $20.00
Ephesians (vol. 10)
Walter L. Liefeld,
978-0-8308-4010-6, $18.00
Philippians (vol. 11)
Gordon D. Fee,
978-0-8308-4011-3, $20.00
Colossians & Philemon (vol. 12)
Robert W. Wall,
978-0-8308-4012-0, $20.00

12 Thessalonians (vol. 13)

G. K. Beale,
978-0-8308-4013-7, $21.00
12 Timothy & Titus (vol. 14)
Philip H. Towner,
978-0-8308-4014-4, $21.00
Hebrews (vol. 15)
Ray C. Stedman,
978-0-8308-4015-1, $18.00
James (vol. 16)
George M. Stulac,
978-0-8308-4016-8, $20.00

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1 Peter (vol. 17)

I. Howard Marshall,
978-0-8308-4017-5, $18.00
2 Peter and Jude (vol. 18)
Robert Harvey, Philip H. Towner,
978-0-8308-4018-2, $21.00
13 John (vol. 19)
Marianne Meye Thompson,
978-0-8308-4019-9, $19.00
Revelation (vol. 20)
J. Ramsey Michaels,
978-0-8308-4020-5, $21.00

series | caps

C h r i s t ia n A s s o c iat i o n f o r P s y c h o l o g i c al S t u d i e s B o o k s

This joint publishing venture between IVP Academic

and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies aims to
promote the understanding of the relationship between Christianity
and the behavioral sciences at both the clinical/counseling and
theoretical/research levels. These books will be of particular value
for students and practitioners, teachers and researchers.
Currently Available: 21 titles, 978-0-8308-2801-2, $699.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

p r ai s e f o r u n d e r s ta n d i n g g e n d e r d y s p h o r ia
This work is a tour de force. With his unique combination
of Christian evangelical theological sophistication, clinical sensitivity
and compassion, and scientific acumen and mastery, Yarhouse
establishes in this compelling book why he is the most important
voice reflecting on the complex challenges of sexuality today.
S tanton L . J ones
Wheaton College

I n d i v i d u al t i t l e s i n c l u d e:
Christian Counseling Ethics
Second Edition, Edited by Randolph K. Sanders,
978-0-8308-3994-0, $35.00
Christianity and Developmental
Edited by Kelly S. Flanagan and Sarah E. Hall,
978-0-8308-2855-5, $45.00
Christianity & Psychoanalysis
Edited by Earl D. Bland and Brad D. Strawn,
978-0-8308-2856-2, $35.00
Counseling and Christianity
Edited by Stephen P. Greggo and
Timothy A. Sisemore,
978-0-8308-3978-0, $25.00
Counseling Couples in Conflict
James N. Sells and Mark A. Yarhouse,
978-0-8308-3925-4, $30.00
Couple Therapy
Jennifer S. Ripley and Everett L. Worthington Jr.,
978-0-8308-2857-9, $40.00

Evidence-Based Practices for Christian

Counseling and Psychotherapy
Edited by Everett L. Worthington Jr., Eric L.
Johnson, Joshua N. Hook, and Jamie D. Aten,
978-0-8308-4027-4, $35.00
Family Therapies
Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells,
978-0-8308-2805-0, $40.00
Integrating Faith and Psychology
Edited by Glendon L. Moriarty,
978-0-8308-3885-1, $25.00
Integrative Psychotherapy
Mark R. McMinn and Clark D. Campbell,
978-0-8308-2830-2, $36.00
Modern Psychopathologies
Second Edition, Barrett W. McRay,
Mark A. Yarhouse, and Richard E. Butman,
978-0-8308-2850-0, $45.00

Modern Psychotherapies
Second Edition, Stanton L. Jones and
Richard E. Butman,
978-0-8308-2852-4, $40.00
Psychology & Christianity: Five Views
Second Edition, Edited by Eric L. Johnson,
978-0-8308-2848-7, $25.00
The Reciprocating Self
Second Edition, Jack O. Balswick, Pamela
Ebstyne King, and Kevin S. Reimer,
978-0-8308-5143-0, $35.00
Restoring the Shattered Self
Heather Davediuk Gingrich,
978-0-8308-2712-1, $25.00
Sexuality and Sex Therapy
Mark A. Yarhouse and Erica S. N. Tan,
978-0-8308-2853-1, $35.00

Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling

Mark R. McMinn,
978-0-8308-2851-7, $24.00
Skills for Effective Counseling
Elisabeth A. Nesbit Sbanotto, Heather
Davediuk Gingrich, and Fred C. Gingrich,
978-0-8308-2860-9, $40.00
Social Psychology in Christian
Angela M. Sabates,
978-0-8308-3988-9, $40.00
Theology for Better Counseling
Virginia Todd Holeman,
978-0-8308-3972-8, $24.00
Understanding Gender Dysphoria
Mark A. Yarhouse,
978-0-8308-2859-3, $20.00

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R e f e r e n c e | ACCS

A n c i e n t C h r i s t ia n C o m m e n ta r y o n S c r ip t u r e
Edited by Thomas C. Oden, this twenty-nine-volume series compiles
the best early Christian exegesis from the second through the eighth
centuries on the Old and New Testaments plus the Apocrypha.
Series Set: 29 volumes, 978-0-8308-1470-1, $1,595.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

The conspectus of patristic exposition that this series offers

has been badly needed for several centuries. . . . For the ongoing
ecumenical conversation, the accurate application of early
Christian thought, and the current hermeneutical debate
as well, the Ancient Christian Commentary will prove
itself to be a really indispensable resource.
J . I . P acker

I n d i v i d u al V o l u m e s i n c l u d e:
Genesis 111 (OT vol. 1)
Edited by Andrew Louth,
978-0-8308-1471-8, $55.00
Genesis 1250 (OT vol. 2)
Edited by Mark Sheridan,
978-0-8308-1472-5, $55.00
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
(OT vol. 3)
Edited by Joseph T. Lienhard,
978-0-8308-1473-2, $55.00
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 12 Samuel
(OT vol. 4)
Edited by John R. Franke,
978-0-8308-1474-9, $55.00
12 Kings, 12 Chronicles, Ezra,
Nehemiah, Esther (OT vol. 5)
Edited by Marco Conti,
978-0-8308-1475-6, $55.00
Job (OT vol. 6)
Edited by Manlio Simonetti and Marco Conti,
978-0-8308-1476-3, $55.00
Psalms 150 (OT vol. 7)
Edited by Craig A. Blaising and
Carmen S. Hardin,
978-0-8308-1477-0, $55.00


Psalms 51150 (OT vol. 8)

Edited by Quentin F. Wesselschmidt,
978-0-8308-1478-7, $55.00
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
(OT vol. 9)
Edited by J. Robert Wright,
978-0-8308-1479-4, $55.00
Isaiah 139 (OT vol. 10)
Edited by Steven A. McKinion,
978-0-8308-1480-0, $55.00
Isaiah 4066 (OT vol. 11)
Edited by Mark W. Elliott,
978-0-8308-1481-7, $55.00
Jeremiah, Lamentations (OT vol. 12)
Edited by Dean O. Wenthe,
978-0-8308-1482-4, $55.00
Ezekiel, Daniel (OT vol. 13)
Edited by Kenneth Stevenson and
Michael Glerup,
978-0-8308-1483-1, $55.00
The Twelve Prophets (OT vol. 14)
Edited by Alberto Ferreiro,
978-0-8308-1484-8, $55.00
Apocrypha (OT vol. 15)
Edited by Sever J. Voicu,
978-0-8308-1485-5, $55.00

Matthew 113 (NT vol. 1a)

Edited by Manlio Simonetti,
978-0-8308-1486-2, $55.00
Matthew 1428 (NT vol. 1b)
Edited by Manlio Simonetti,
978-0-8308-1469-5, $55.00
Mark (NT vol. 2)
Second Edition, Edited by Thomas C. Oden
and Christopher A. Hall,
978-0-8308-1418-3, $55.00
Luke (NT vol. 3)
Edited by Arthur Just Jr.,
978-0-8308-1488-6, $55.00
John 110 (NT vol. 4a)
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky,
978-0-8308-1489-3, $55.00
John 1121 (NT vol. 4b)
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky,
978-0-8308-1099-4, $55.00
Acts (NT vol. 5)
Edited by Francis Martin,
978-0-8308-1490-9, $55.00
Romans (NT vol. 6)
Second Edition, Edited by Gerald L. Bray,
978-0-8308-1356-8, $55.00

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12 Corinthians (NT vol. 7)

Second Edition, Edited by Gerald L. Bray,
978-0-8308-2492-2, $55.00
Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians
(NT vol. 8)
Second Edition, Edited by Mark J. Edwards,
978-0-8308-2493-9, $55.00
Colossians, 12 Thessalonians, 12
Timothy, Titus, Philemon (NT vol. 9)
Edited by Peter J. Gorday,
978-0-8308-1494-7, $55.00
Hebrews (NT vol. 10)
Edited by Erik M. Heen and Philip D. W. Krey,
978-0-8308-1495-4, $55.00
James, 12 Peter, 13 John, Jude
(NT vol. 11)
Edited by Gerald L. Bray,
978-0-8308-1496-1, $55.00
Revelation (NT vol. 12)
Edited by William C. Weinrich,
978-0-8308-1497-8, $55.00
Digital versions available from Logos Bible

reference | ACD

A n c i e n t C h r i s t ia n d o c t r i n e s e r i e s

This exciting five-volume series, edited by Thomas C. Oden, follows up on the

acclaimed Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture to provide patristic
commentary on the Nicene Creed. The series renders primary Greek, Latin,
Coptic, and Syriac source material from the church fathers in lucid English translation (some here for the first time) and gives readers unparalleled insight into the
history and substance of what the early church believed.
Series Set: 5 volumes, 978-0-8308-2530-1, $250.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

The Ancient Christian Doctrine series allows us to think with the

church about the deepest issues of the Christian faith. Tom Oden
and his colleagues have done a superb job in leading us to the
wellspring of Christian wisdom in these classic expositions of the
evangelical and apostolic tradition. A treasury of learning and
faith for all followers of Jesus today.
T imothy G eorge

As a professor of systematic theology I often seek to connect

the teaching of the current church to the teaching of the church
fathers. Tom Oden has done us all a great service in giving us the
Ancient Christian Doctrine series, a wonderful sequel to the very
successful Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.
H . W ayne H ouse
Faith Evangelical Seminary

The editors are eminent scholars, with a formidable knowledge of

their fields and a solid commitment to the theology of the Creed,
and so readers may have confidence in their work. These volumes
serve a valuable purpose, and may stimulate some to deeper
study of the sources.
D avid M c K ay
Reformed Theological Journal, November 2009

I n d i v i d u a l V o l u m e s i n c l u d e:
We Believe in One God (vol. 1)
Edited by Gerald L. Bray, 978-0-8308-2531-8, $50.00
We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ (vol. 2)
Edited by John Anthony McGuckin, 978-0-8308-2532-5, $50.00

We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord (vol. 3)

Edited by Mark J. Edwards, 978-0-8308-2533-2, $50.00
We Believe in the Holy Spirit (vol. 4)
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky, 978-0-8308-2534-9, $50.00

We Believe in One Holy Catholic and

Apostolic Church (vol. 5)
Edited by Angelo Di Berardino, 978-0-8308-2535-6, $50.00

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reference | dictionary

ivp bible dic t ionary series

Unique among reference books on the Bible, the volumes of the IVP Bible
Dictionary Series bridge the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers,
students, and laypeople desiring in-depth treatment of select topics in an
accessible and summary format.
Series Set: 8 titles, 978-0-8308-2900-2, $480.00
I n t e r m e d i at e

p r ai s e f o r Di c t i o n a r y o f
t h e Ol d T e s ta m e n t:
Prophe t s

p r ai s e f o r Di c t i o n a r y o f
t h e L at e r N e w T e s ta m e n t
& I t s De velopmen t s

The strength of this and the other

volumes in the series is that, while they
provide important introductory material,
they also offer the reader a remarkable
depth that allows a mature and nuanced
understanding of the subject matter,
thereby surpassing other dictionaries,
surveys, and even commentaries.

Its deep, detailed, and rigorous

coverage of every topic one can think
of in the later New Testament is enhanced
by taking the discussion forward well into
the second century. A book no serious
student will want to be without.

J ohn H . W alton
Wheaton College

N . T . W right
University of St. Andrews

I n d i v i d u al t i t l e s I n c l u d e:
Dictionary of the Old Testament:
Edited by T. Desmond Alexander and David W.
Baker, 978-0-8308-1781-8, $60.00
Dictionary of the Old Testament:
Historical Books
Edited by Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M.
Williamson, 978-0-8308-1782-5, $60.00


Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom,

Poetry & Writings
Edited by Tremper Longman III and Peter
Enns, 978-0-8308-1783-2, $60.00
Dictionary of the Old Testament:
Edited by Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon
McConville, 978-0-8308-1784-9, $60.00

Dictionary of New Testament Background

Edited by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E.
Porter, 978-0-8308-1780-1, $60.00
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Second Edition, General Editor Joel B. Green,
Associate Editors Jeannine K. Brown and
Nicholas Perrin, 978-0-8308-2456-4, $60.00

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Dictionary of Paul and His Letters

Edited by Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P.
Martin and Daniel G. Reid,
978-0-8308-1778-8, $60.00
Dictionary of the Later New Testament &
Its Developments
Edited by Ralph P. Martin and Peter H.
Davids, 978-0-8308-1779-5, $60.00

reference | bst & bst t

T h e Bi b l e s p e a k s t o day
c o m m e n ta r y s e r i e s
55 volumes, 978-0-87784-925-4, $1,030.00

Edited by J. A. Motyer and John R. W. Stott, this series is characterized

by what Stott called a threefold ideal . . . to expound the biblical text
with accuracy, to relate it to contemporary life, and to be readable.
The Message of Genesis 111
David Atkinson,
978-0-8308-1229-5, $17.00
The Message of Genesis 1250
Joyce G. Baldwin,
978-0-87784-298-9, $18.00
The Message of Exodus
J. A. Motyer,
978-0-8308-2427-4, $22.00
The Message of Leviticus
Derek Tidball,
978-0-8308-2431-1, $22.00
The Message of Numbers
Raymond Brown,
978-0-8308-2428-1, $22.00
The Message of Deuteronomy
Raymond Brown,
978-0-8308-1234-9, $19.00
The Message of Joshua
David G. Firth,
978-0-8308-2442-7, $21.00
The Message of Judges
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-8308-1232-5, $17.00
The Message of Ruth
David Atkinson,
978-0-87784-294-1, $17.00

The Message of Samuel

Mary J. Evans,
978-0-8308-2429-8, $21.00
The Message of Kings
John W. Olley,
978-0-8308-2435-9, $23.00
The Message of Chronicles
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-87784-299-6, $18.00
The Message of Ezra & Haggai
Robert Fyall,
978-0-8308-2432-8, $18.00
The Message of Nehemiah
Raymond Brown,
978-0-8308-1242-4, $21.00
The Message of Esther
David G. Firth,
978-0-8308-2433-5, $18.00
The Message of Job
David Atkinson,
978-0-8308-1230-1, $17.00
The Message of Psalms 172
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-8308-1244-8, $18.00
The Message of Psalms 73150
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-8308-1245-5, $18.00

The Message of Proverbs

David Atkinson,
978-0-8308-1239-4, $17.00
The Message of Ecclesiastes
Derek Kidner,
978-0-87784-286-6, $16.00
The Message of the Song of Songs
Tom Gledhill,
978-0-8308-1235-6, $18.00
The Message of Isaiah
Barry G. Webb,
978-0-8308-1240-0, $18.00
The Message of Jeremiah
Christopher J. H. Wright,
978-0-8308-2439-7, $24.00
The Message of Lamentations
Christopher J. H. Wright,
978-0-8308-2441-0, $18.00
The Message of Ezekiel
Christopher J. H. Wright,
978-0-8308-2425-0, $19.00
The Message of Daniel
Dale Ralph Davis,
978-0-8308-2438-0, $18.00
The Message of Hosea
Derek Kidner,
978-0-87784-290-3, $16.00

The Message of Joel, Micah &

David Prior,
978-0-8308-1241-7, $21.00
The Message of Amos
J. A. Motyer,
978-0-87784-283-5, $18.00
The Message of Obadiah, Nahum
& Zephaniah
Gordon Bridger,
978-0-8308-2434-2, $22.00
The Message of Jonah
Rosemary Nixon,
978-0-8308-2426-7, $20.00
The Message of Zechariah
Barry G. Webb,
978-0-8308-2430-4, $17.00
The Message of Malachi
Peter Adam,
978-0-8308-2437-3, $18.00
The Message of the Sermon
on the Mount
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-87784-296-5, $18.00
The Message of Matthew
Michael Green,
978-0-8308-1243-1, $22.00
The Message of Mark
Donald English,
978-0-8308-1231-8, $18.00
The Message of Luke
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-87784-291-0, $18.00
The Message of John
Bruce Milne,
978-0-8308-1233-2, $19.00
The Message of Acts
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-8308-1236-3, $20.00
The Message of Romans
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-8308-1246-2, $20.00
The Message of 1 Corinthians
David Prior,
978-0-87784-297-2, $19.00

The Message of 2 Corinthians

Paul Barnett,
978-0-8308-1228-8, $17.00
The Message of Galatians
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-87784-288-0, $18.00
The Message of Ephesians
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-87784-287-3, $19.00
The Message of Philippians
J. A. Motyer,
978-0-87784-310-8, $18.00
The Message of Colossians &
Dick Lucas,
978-0-87784-284-2, $17.00
The Message of 1 & 2
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-8308-1237-0, $18.00
The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-8308-1247-9, $18.00
The Message of 2 Timothy
John R. W. Stott,
978-0-87784-295-8, $16.00
The Message of Hebrews
Raymond Brown,
978-0-87784-289-7, $18.00
The Message of James
J. A. Motyer,
978-0-87784-292-7, $18.00
The Message of 1 Peter
Edmund Clowney,
978-0-8308-1227-1, $18.00
The Message of 2 Peter & Jude
Dick Lucas & Christopher Green,
978-0-8308-1238-7, $18.00
The Message of Johns Letters
David Jackman,
978-0-8308-1226-4, $18.00
The Message of Revelation
Michael Wilcock,
978-0-87784-293-4, $18.00

A l s o availa b l e: t h e m e s s e r i e s
18 volumes, 978-0-8308-2400-7, $384.00

Each volume of this series, edited by Derek Tidball, focuses on the message of key biblical texts supporting a facet of Christian doctrine.
The Message of the Church
Christopher Green,
978-0-8308-2415-1, $22.00
The Message of Creation
David Wilkinson,
978-0-8308-2405-2, $22.00
The Message of the Cross
Derek Tidball,
978-0-8308-2403-8, $20.00
The Message of Heaven & Hell
Bruce Milne,
978-0-8308-2406-9, $23.00
The Message of Holiness
Derek Tidball,
978-0-8308-2412-0, $21.00

The Message of the Holy Spirit

Keith Warrington,
978-0-8308-2411-3, $21.00
The Message of the Living God
Peter Lewis,
978-0-8308-2402-1, $23.00
The Message of Mission
Howard Peskett & Vinoth Ramachandra,
978-0-8308-2407-6, $21.00
The Message of the Person of Christ
Robert Letham,
978-0-8308-2416-8, $21.00
The Message of Prayer
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interview continued from page 5

of Protestant and pre-Tridentine

commentators whose exegetical
work I had little previous knowledge of, including Jacques Lefvre
dtaples (Catholic), Tilemann
Hesshus (Lutheran), Wolfgang
Musculus (Reformed), and John
Trapp (Anglican). Though from
different theological traditions,
these largely forgotten authors
regularly impressed me with their
vast knowledge of the Scripture and
500 pages, hardcover,
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cally rich and exegetically informed
interpretations of the biblical text. At points where my commentators
disagreed with one another (which was not infrequent), I invariably
gained perspective into the nuances of the biblical text as well as the
foundational differences between their representative confessional
In your research on Reformation commentary on Pauls
letters to the church in Corinth, what did you find that was
particularly helpful or surprising?

care, and pastoral ethics. In fact, several of these commentaries on

1 Corinthians functioned as virtual handbooks on dealing with the
many practical matters that pastors confrontthen and now.
How has your reading of Reformation commentary informed
your own reading of Scripture, your theology, your preaching,
or your teaching?
MA N ETSC H : Thats a difficult question to answer, one that I
continue to reflect upon! Probably the most important takeaway
from my study thus far has been the way it challenges me as an interpreter of Scripture. Frankly, I was dazzled by the ability of several of
the commentators to provide thick explanations of the biblical text
based upon careful exegetical work, an intimate knowledge of the
Bibles storyline, and extensive familiarity with the everyday needs of
their Christian readers. This three-fold reflexinterpreting a text in
light of Scriptures larger redemptive message for the benefit of Gods
peopleis one that I hope to continue to cultivate in my preaching
and teaching. On a different note, my work on Reformation commentaries frequently proved to be a very meaningful devotional exercise.
How can one read Tilemann Hesshuss exposition on Christian love
in 1 Corinthians 13 or Simon Goularts reflections on the heavenly
life in 1 Corinthians 15 and not be moved to obedience and worship?

MA N ETSC H : A number of
How might the RCS contribute
things come to mind. First, I was
to the ongoing reform of the
surprised at the sheer number of
How can one read Tilemann Hesshuss exposition on
substantial commentaries written
Christian love in 1 Corinthians 13 or Simon Goularts
MA N ETSC H : In one of his
on 1 Corinthians during the
early writings, John Calvin stated
reflections on the heavenly life in 1 Corinthians 15
sixteenth and early seventeenth
that his chief concern as a religious
and not be moved to obedience and worship?
centuries, numbering no fewer
reformer was to enable men and
than fifty. Second, I did not anticiscott m. manetsch
women to hear their God speaking
pate how extensively Protestant
and to learn from his teaching.
commentators interacted with the
Calvin and other early Protestant
exegetical tradition of the early and
leaders believed that true reformation of the Christian church would
medieval churches. In their commentaries, Protestant exegetes were
occur as Gods Word was unleashed so that ministers and laypersons
in regular conversation with a long line of early Christian exegetes,
alike would hear it and obey it through the Spirits power. Because
including Tertullian, Cyprian, Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Chrysof this conviction, the age of the Reformation became a golden age
ostom, Theophylact, Thomas Aquinas, and Nicholas of Lyra. Third,
of vernacular Bible translations, parish preaching, and biblical
it was readily apparent that, although Protestant exegetes usually
commentariesall in the service of the spiritual reformation of
championed the literal sense of the biblical text (and were sharply
church and society. As modern Christians mine this rich deposit of
critical of medieval allegorical approaches), they nevertheless
Reformation exegesis and commentary writing, it is my hope and
remained attentive to the spiritual message of the text and frequently
prayer that they will uncover a wealth of resources that will enrich
folded the moral and anagogical sense into their literal reading.
their interpretation of Scripture, renew their commitment to faithful
Finally, I was both encouraged and helped by the extensive attention
preaching, and nourish their minds and hearts on a biblical theology
these commentators gave to subjects related to preaching, pastoral
that has Jesus Christ as its goal and supreme object of praise.

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(such as Christian attitudes to war, sexuality, prayer, power, and so

on) one gains a sense of what Christians were really like on key issues,
not just what they said they were like. Did the advent of the gospel
really impact the life of a slave in antiquity? Did Christians effectively
change the brutal shape of imperial law where it concerned the poor,
for example? These are interesting historical questions where ideology
and presumption needs to be supplemented by evidences. They make
for interesting moral questions about the church of times pastjust as
they remain basic questions for our contemporary Christian life.

and forceful consciousness of love as the guiding power of life; it is not

so much the story of the selfish gene as it is the spiritual path of the
spiritually altruistic heart.
We are living in a period of unprecedented ecumenical activity.
How does understanding the early Christian history shed light
on the church today?

M c G UC K I N : I think reading this tale can help all of us who are

engaged in the ecumenical enterprise to know what we are really
talking about when we invoke the name Christian. Christian is
You are highly regarded as an expert in Orthodox theology
not this or that denomination, or a position that is based upon a few
and the Byzantine tradition. Has the process of researching
decades of experience of doing and thinking things in a certain way.
and writing a comprehensive history of the ancient church
Christian refers to how generations of our fathers and mothers in
changed or expanded your previous views? If so, how?
the faith have felt about things, sifted them in the Spirit, and offered
M c G UC K I N : Yes, I have been called (by my children) a legend
us advice: that cloud of witnesses to which the Scripture refers. We
in my own lunch-time! But the thing is that the more one struggles
may need to change some aspects of our contemporary responses to
to know and understand, really the more one realizes how much one
things in the light of new social wisdom, of course, but knowing what
does not know and what profundity
is core to the traditions values and
remains to be contemplated. Contemwhat is time bound and peripheral is
plation is a key virtue for Christians,
a critical aspect of the wise discernIn the past, history was so denominationally
because our need for reflection admits
ment necessary in this age, both to be
fixated we thought it was all about being Orthodox
that there is more to God and his
Christian and to be ecumenical. In the
or Catholic or Protestantand so we have several
mysterious (sacramental) world, and
past, history was so denominationdifferent versions according to the school we
indeed his mysterious church, than
ally fixated we thought it was all about
went to. Now we need to read the same page over
comes out at first glance. Superficially,
being Orthodox or Catholic or Proteschurch history is often a depressing
one anothers shoulders. If we do that we might
tantand so we have several different
tale of mistakes made and arrogances
versions according to the school we
then be able to lift our faces from the book, in
leading to separations that can seemwent to. Now we need to read the same
wonderment, and start talking to one another in a
ingly never be repaired. At first flush,
page over one anothers shoulders. If
truly informed ecumenical debate.
church history is often scandalous.
we do that we might then be able to lift
But looking deeper there is such
our faces from the book, in wonderj o h n a n t h o n y M c G u c k i n
profound beauty and deep wisdom
ment, and start talking to one another
there too. One thing this long journey
in a truly informed ecumenical debate.
(for the book is a very large and detailed studynot meant as a pocket
edition!) has reinforced for me is the immense elegance and richness
In your discussion of women in antiquity you discuss how
of the sprawling Christian family, scattered as it was over nations and
asceticism served a liberative function. Can you explain this?
languages, never possessed until very late in the day of the normal
M c G UC K I N : Late twentieth-century feminist scholars made great
ways of organizing modern communities of identity, and yet so clearly
strides in recovering the secret history of Christian women from
sharing a common spirit, set of values, and mutually valued love. It is a
the (many) sources that had been laid up on a high and dusty shelf by
commonality of ethos that remains constitutive of the Christian expelargely male celibate Christian writers of later ages. Until very recent
rience. Where this is authentic, of course, it is provided by its gospel
times womens significant social restrictions turned around two main
charter and by the stunning icon of Jesus himself who gives a very
issues: their biological capacity for childbirth in an era where fertility
sharp and precise iconography of love to all who wish to lay claim to
could not be controlled, and their inability under terms of law to access
the Christian story and adopt its traditions. Through this book I was
privately controllable income. In Christian Late Antiquity the holding
reminded forcibly that the Christian story is, in a sense, the story of
out of the ascetic (monastic) life offered to many highly intelligent and
the whole cosmosits demonstrable evolution toward a more acute

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wealthy women the ability to free themselves from both constraints.

Women ascetics could, according to the laws of the church sustained
by imperial edicts, retain control of the finances of their all-female
communities and use their ascetical status (as widows or virgins) to
have an ecclesiastical career trajectory unbroken by years of childrearing subject to male dominion. Virginal asceticism may seem to
us moderns a rather restrictive lifestyle, but if we start to see it as how
the church first offered to women the possibility of a life of scholarship, teaching, ministry, and even writing within female self-directed
communities, we might begin to appreciate the fact that a Christian
female intelligentsia proves to be very prominent in various times,
especially from the third to the sixth centuries of the early era.
The Path of Christianity dives into topics that are often
ignoredincluding the formation of the liturgy, Christian
hymnography, and even Christian magic. What did you find
most interesting as you explored these and other topics?
M c G UC K I N : It was for me like one of those moments that Dorothy
refers to when she opens her eyes and says: Something tells me we are
not in Kansas anymore! We find sections of the church denouncing
the practice of magic as akin to idolatry. Magicians were, along with
active prostitutes, one of those categories of society that was forbidden
access to baptism. Then we notice how extensively remnants of Christian magic appear, especially in ancient Africa. Also one is so formed
to think that Christian theology is a high matter of doctrines and
philosophies that it is difficult to find any course in a modern academy
on the theology of the hymn; it is something regarded almost as
unworthy of attention. And yet the earliest strata of the New Testament contain our primitive hymn fragments, including things that
Paul himself quotes as already sung in communities before he came
along. Such hymnal survivals in the
New Testament are highly creedal
in tone and teaching and deeply
concerned with the victory of Christ
and his exaltation. In other words,
they are primary data of the utmost
importance. And yet hymnology
has been radically ignored in the
theological academy. It was things
like this that made me think how
important it is to follow a diachronic
(thematic) line as well as a chronological line. My valuation of magic
has not, to be honest, been raised
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appreciation of early Christian prayer and poetry has been renewed:

these were singers and poets and mystics of a high order, and we dont
know enough about them. We offer, because of this, a rather dry and
dusty version of our Christian selves to the world when we try to tell
our story without them.
The chapter on ancient global Christianity looks briefly at
the churches outside of the Latin and Greek sees. These
include the churches of Armenia, China, and Nubia. As we
grapple with the recent explosion of Christian churches in the
global South, what should we learn from this history of world
M c G UC K I N : It was very clear to me (when one looks at where the
church was and how it thought about itself in different parts of the
world) that Christianity fools itself if it thinks that its best days were
conducted in Englishor Latin, or Greek, or any other single culture
and language zone. Obviously as time went on certain zones of church
life predominated and tended to swallow up, imperialistically, other
more peripheral expressions. So it was that Aramaic fell out in favor
of Greek. We never understood until recently that biodiversity was
not only desirable but essential for the health of all. Now it is time, and
really overdue, to discover that Christianity is as much African as ever it
was Jewish; certainly more significantly Greek than it has been English;
and above all only marginally European in its culture and ethos. The
church has always been a greatly extended web of biodiversity, and
in that extension of nations and cultures and languages it had a lively
health that we can do well if we emulate once more. Global diversity is,
therefore, not a new problem for Christians. It is an old reality that was
once one of our great strengths, and can be again.
How do you hope professors and students will use this work?
M c G UC K I N : I hope that this book will establish itself as a primary
resource for church history classes. I tried to make it a textbook that
might even prove to be fun to use as the core curriculum across a
semester of work. This might be the grid for a college-level course
in church history. Or it may equally be the textbook that interested
readers choose to guide themselves through an in-depth study of
their Christian heritage. I would be delighted to think that it had the
capacity to play this double role as a resource suitable for university
or ekklesia alike. It may challenge the university community in its
clear ecclesiological leaning. It may equally challenge the church in
its academic rigor. As an Orthodox Archpriest who is also a university
professor I am well aware of the twin rhythms at play. But this juxtaposition of history and theology is a rich possibility, not something we
need to be anxious about.

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R ob M c K enzie is trade, academic, and special
markets sales representative for InterVarsity Press. He is
currently working on an MDiv from RTS-Orlando.
J osiah D aniels is academic and library
markets sales representative for InterVarsity Press. He is
currently working on an MDiv from Northern Seminary.
H elen L ee (MA , Wheaton College; MBA, Babson
College) is director of marketing for InterVarsity Press
and IVP Academic. She oversees the marketing efforts for
all titles.
P arker H athaway is IVP Academic and
library marketing manager, planning print and online
advertising for IVP Academic titles and assisting with
book sales at academic conferences.
alisse wissman is publicity manager for
InterVarsity Press and IVP Academic, leading the
publicity team and securing book reviews and author
interviews in magazines, journals, and elsewhere.
K rista C layton is senior publicist, managing
broadcast and online publicity, securing author interviews
on radio, televison, and podcast programs, as well as
gaining exposure for IVP titles in relevant blogs.

ashley davila ( MA, Wheaton College

Graduate School) is editorial assistant for IVP Academic.
E llen H su (MA, Northern Seminary) is rights
and contracts manager, overseeing translations and other
subsidiary rights for all IVP Academic titles.

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