Reformed, charismatic, conservative, progressive---how many branches of evangelicalism are there? And what common ground do they share? One of Christianity's elder statesmen reaffirms the Trinitarian gospel as central to faith; crystallizes essential beliefs concerning revelation, the cross, and the work of the Holy Spirit; and directs us away from our differences and toward partnership. 132 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 132 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
Recipient of a year 2000 Christianity Today Award of Merit! Evangelicalism has divided into various branches--conservative, progressive, Reformed, charismatic and more. Does any common ground remain that all can gladly affirm? From John Stott, one of evangelicalism's leading statesmen over the last fifty years, comes a statement that boldly places the trinitarian gospel at the center of faith. Here is an exquisite crystallization of essential beliefs about revelation, the cross and the work of the Spirit. In addition, recognizing that how we live this truth is as important as believing it, Stott calls all evangelicals to integrity, perseverance and humility. Always lucid, always engaging, John Stott directs readers of many persuasions away from their differences and toward the glorious work of the Father, Son and Spirit that God calls us to celebrate in common.
John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including and have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."