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  1. A History of Western Philosophy and Theology
    A History of Western Philosophy and Theology
    John M. Frame
    P & R Publishing / 2015 / Hardcover
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Philosophy, although valuable, is incomplete without theology.

Christians should evaluate philosophy by biblical criteria. This will shed greater light on the developments in the history of philosophy and better prepare us for the intellectual challenges of our time.

The fall of Adam brought intellectual as well as moral corruption on the human race, and the effects of the fall can be seen in the work of philosophers, most of whom try to understand the world autonomously - through reasoning apart from God's revelation. Some philosophers have appealed to God's revelation, but their work has often been compromised with the wisdom of the world. Revelation should inform reason, and not the other way round. In the past, even Christian theology was corrupted by the movement toward intellectual autonomy, creating the tradition of liberalism, which has unhappily dominated academic theology down to the present day.

But there is hope - a new generation of Christian thinkers take God's Word seriously. Frame's unique new contribution, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology augments that process.

  1. New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic, Second Edition
    New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic, Second Edition
    Thomas Noble
    InterVarsity Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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From a team of more than three hundred internationally renowned contributors, including Marcella Altaus-Reid, Richard Bauckham, John Goldingay, Tremper Longman III, John McGuckin, Mark Noll, Anthony Thiselton, and N. T. Wright, comes a substantially expanded and revised second edition of the classic one-volume reference work, New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic. This second edition contains added entries and material on theological writers and themes in North America and throughout the world, as well as over eight hundred solidly researched articles covering a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements critical for understanding the Christian faith.

This new edition of the New Dictionary of Theology combines excellence in scholarship with a high standard of clarity and profound insight into current theological issues. Yet it avoids being unduly technical. Now an even more indispensable reference, this volume is a valuable primer and introduction to the grand spectrum of theology. From African Christian Theology to Zionism, this volume of historical and systematic theology offers a wealth of information and insight for students, pastors and all thoughtful Christians.

  1. Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity
    Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity
    Kevin J. Vanhoozer
    Brazos Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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Critics claim that by eliminating a sole figure of authority---the Pope---the Protestant Reformation unleashed interpretive anarchy on Christianity. World-renowned theologian Vanhoozer disagrees, asserting in Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas of Mere Protestant Christianity that a retrieval of historical Protestantism's five core principles---sola gratia, sola fide, sola scriptura, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria---offers the answer to any "hermeneutical havoc."

In response to the critique that the Protestant Reformation loosed interpretive anarchy upon the world, Vanhoozer offers a compelling, accessible, and constructive assessment of the Reformation, demonstrating how a retrieval of "mere Protestant Christianity" has the potential to reform and unify contemporary Christian belief and practice. Biblical Authority After Babel provides pastors, church leaders, and scholars with an integrated, organic understanding of the biblical truth, worked out in and through the triune economy of the gospel, that best represents the spirit of mere Protestant Christianity and the hope of holy nations.

  1. The Mind of the Spirit: Paul's Approach to Transformed Thinking
    The Mind of the Spirit: Paul's Approach to Transformed Thinking
    Craig S. Keener
    Baker Academic / 2016 / Hardcover
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From leading scholar Craig Keener comes an exploration of a critical component of Pauline theology - that of the mind. Discussing references to "the corrupted mind," "the mind of Christ," and "the renewal of the mind," Keener cautions against a false dichotomy between Spirit-led action and human judgment and lays a solid foundation for a biblical approach to counseling in The Mind of the Spirit.

  1. Genesis: The Story of God Bible Commentary
    Genesis: The Story of God Bible Commentary
    Tremper Longman III
    Zondervan / 2016 / Hardcover
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A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is idea for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and all who want to understand the Bible in today's world.

SGBC is organized into three easy-to-use sections, designed to help readers live out God's story: Listen to the Story; Explain the Story; and Live the Story.