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Even the term "denomination" often sparks strong emotional reactions, and cause to wonder if there are merits to our factions and if it's possible to come together as one.

Showing how denominational affiliation can be natural and be good-without the negatives-and how evangelical identity can help rather than hinder Christian unity, Why We Belong: Evangelical Unity and Denominational Diversity explains both the personal and the doctrinal reasons the following contributors fit not only in their churches, but also in the broader universal church:
  • Gerald Bray
  • Timothy George
  • Douglas Sweeney
  • Timothy Tennent
  • Byron Klaus
  • Bryan Chapell
Demonstrating that Christians have significant reasons for identifying with denominations, this book also helps us see and belong to something much larger than our own traditions--the family of God.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1433514834
ISBN-13: 9781433514838

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Denominations, although often maligned, are important for the continued health and vitality of the church. Contributors from a variety of evangelical traditions share their personal stories for the sake of unity across denominational lines.

Author Bio

Anthony L. Chute (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of church history and associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University, where he has taught since 2003.

Christopher W. Morgan (PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University. He is the author and editor of several books, including Suffering and the Goodness of God.

Robert A. Peterson (PhD, Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, including The Glory of God and The Deity of Christ.

Gerald Bray (DLitt, University of Paris-Sorbonne) is research professor at Beeson Divinity School and director of research for the Latimer Trust. He is a prolific writer and has authored or edited numerous books, including The Doctrine of GodBiblical Interpretation, God Is Love, and God Has Spoken.

Bryan Chapell (PhD, Southern Illinois University) is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. He is also president emeritus and adjunct professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, as well as distinguished professor of preaching at Knox Theological Seminary. Chapell has authored numerous books, including Christ-Centered Preaching and Holiness by Grace.

David S. Dockery (PhD, University of Texas) has been president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, since 1995. He is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer, a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal and Theologians of the Baptist Tradition.

Timothy George is the founding dean of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches theology and church history. He serves as general editor for Reformation Commentary on Scripture and has written more than twenty books. His textbook Theology of the Reformers is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries.

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