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NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY SURVEY
How to Build Your Library for New Testament Study
The Seventh Edition
D.A. CARSON

In New Testament Commentary Survey, highly respected New Testament scholar D. A. Carson provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the New Testament. The seventh edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries. Carson examines sets, one-volume commentaries, and New Testament introductions and theologies, offering evaluative comments on the available offerings for each New Testament book. This is an essential guide for those who need help choosing the best substantive tools to build a reference library.

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ROMANS: Second Edition, from Baker Exegetical Commentary of the NT
THOMAS R. SCHREINER

This substantive evangelical commentary on Romans by a leading biblical scholar is one of the most popular in the award-winning BECNT series (more than 25,000 copies sold) and has been praised as a great preaching commentary. This new edition, updated and revised throughout, reflects Thomas Schreiner's mature thinking on various interpretive issues. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, extensive research, thoughtful verse-by-verse exegesis, and a user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers. His in-depth study inductively illustrates that the glory of God is the central theme that permeates Paul's letter.

ENDORSEMENTS

"As I preach through Romans I will continue to reach for this commentary with joy and hope. There are at least four reasons. First, Schreiner bows with reverence before the authority of Paul's letter as God's inspired Word. Second, he submits meticulously to the grammatical and historical particularities of the text, tracing out Paul's line of thinking in his own terms. Third, he wrestles with recent scholarly thought (without getting lost). Fourth, he is faithful in holding up the manifestly God-centered theme of this greatest of all letters, namely, that 'in Romans God's ultimate purpose is to display his glory to all people.'" -John Piper, founder and teacher, desiringGod.org

"Well known for his accessible and theologically sensitive writings, Schreiner has produced a wonderful update to his highly regarded commentary on Romans. More than a few tweaks, this project is a full-blown update: the bibliography is current, the discussions are more refined, and the material is better organized. Schreiner rightly argues that Paul's letter was written to put God's glory on display. I expect this volume to be a source of wisdom for decades to come for scholars, students, pastors, and laypeople. Highly recommended!" -Benjamin L. Gladd, Reformed Theological Seminary

About the Series

The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.

Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at SBTS for more than twenty years. Schreiner is the author or editor of numerous books, including The King in His Beauty, New Testament Theology, Magnifying God in Christ, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, and Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ.

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The Works of Benjamin Warfield (Ten Volume Hardcover Set)
Benjamin B. Warfield

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851-1921) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. His collected works (nearly all of which are essays that first appeared in journals such as the Princeton Theological Review, the Harvard Theological Review, the Presbyterian and Reformed Review, as well as encyclopedia articles, etc.) have been gathered here, and arranged thematically by volume. This edition is a recent reprint of the original 1932 edition, but the quality of the print, etc., is excellent. The contents of the ten volumes are as follows:

Vol. I - Revelation and Inspiration (Revelation, Inspiration, Criticism, Canon, the Millennium, etc.)

Vol. II - Biblical Doctrines (Predestination, the Trinity, the Person of Christ, Faith, etc.)

Vol. III - Christology and Criticism (Blasphemy of the Son of Man, Jesus' Alleged Confession of Sin, "Christless Christianity," etc.)

Vol. IV - Studies in Tertullian and Augustine (Tertullian & Trinity; Augustine's Confessions, Pelagian controversy, etc.)

Vol. V - Calvin and Calvinism ("The Man and His Work"; "Calvin's Doctrine of the Creation," etc.)

Vol. VI - The Westminster Assembly and Its Work ("The Making of the Westminster Confession," "The Westminster Doctrine of Holy Scripture," etc.)

Vol. VII - Perfectionism, Part One (Albrecht Ritschl, "Miserable-Sinner Christianity," "Higher Life Movement")

Vol. VIII - Perfectionism, Part Two (Noyes, Thomas Upham, the "Higher Life Movement," etc.)

Vol IX - Studies in Theology ("Christian Supernaturalism," Annihilationism, "Charles Darwin's Religious Life," etc.)

Vol. X - Critical Reviews (more than 50 books, including "Hastings Dictionary of the Bible"; McTaggart's "Some Dogmas of Religion"; Evelyn Underhill's "Mysticism," etc.)

Here are some samples of what you will find therein:

"(T)he Scriptures are a Divine product, without any indication of how God has operated in producing them." (Vol. I)

"With both together before us we perceive (Jesus) alternately speaking out of a Divine and out of a human consciousness; manifesting Himself as all that God is and as all that man is; yet with the most marked unity of consciousness." (Vol. II)

"Christianity was from its beginnings a literary religion, and documentary records of it have come down from the very start." (Vol. III)

"Augustine came into being at the 'turn of the ages'; just as the old world was dying, and the new one was being born." (Vol. IV)

"In Calvinism ... objectively speaking, theism comes to its rights; subjectively speaking, the religious relation attains its purity; soteriologically speaking, evangelical religion finds at length its full expression and its secure stability." (Vol. V)

"There is certainly in the whole mass of confessional literature no more nobly conceived or ably wrought-out statement of doctrine than the chapter 'Of the Holy Scripture,' which the Westminster Divines placed at the head of their Confession." (Vol. VI)

"It has not always been easy through the Protestant ages to maintain in its purity the high attitude of combined shame of self and confidence in the mercy of God in Christ." (Vol. VII)

"It is a mere superstition to imagine that only good books sell well. Are Pastor Russell's books good books? It is in literature as in music where ragtime makes a more popular appeal than Beethoven." (Vol. VIII)

"Christian men are men first and Christians afterwards: and therefore their Christian thinking is superinduced on a basis of world-thinking." (Vol. X)

Warfield wrote at around the turn of the 20th century, of course. So many of the people Warfield strongly criticizes (e.g., Thomas Cogswell Upham) have almost completely disappeared from the current discussion. But on more "timeless" themes (e.g., biblical inspiration, Jesus Christ, Calvinism, etc.) his highly intelligent presentations are still worth our serious study.

Out of print for years, this set of Warfield's writings is once again available for serious study! Professor of theology at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1887 to 1921, this leading Calvinistic theologian is known for his precise scholarship, keen logic, and spiritual insight. Enhance your own theological study with these fine reprints of Oxford's 1927--1932 edition. 5104 pages total, 10 hardcovers from Baker.

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THE GOLDEN BOOKLET OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
John Calvin

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life has inspired readers around the world for more than four centuries.

This classic devotional will guide you on how to apply the Christian faith in a balanced way to mind, heart, and hand. Originally part of John Calvin's Institutes, it covers themes such as obedience, self-denial, the significance of the cross, and how believers should live their lives today.

Rather than focusing on contemplative other-worldliness, the Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life stresses the importance of a devotedly active Christian life. In style and spirit, it is much like Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Thomas a Kempis's Imitation of Christ. Its intense practicality, however, sets it apart, making it easily accessible for anyone seeking to carry out Christian values in everyday life.

The translator, Henry J. Van Andel, competently preserved the colorful language and direct style of which John Calvin was a recognized master.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE -HUMBLE OBEDIENCE, THE TRUE IMITATION OF CHRIST

1. Scripture is the Rule of Life

2. Holiness is the Key Principle

3. Holiness Means Full Obedience to Christ

4. External Christianity is not Enough

5. Spiritual Progress is Necessary

CHAPTER TWO- SELF-DENIAL

1. We are Not Our Own, we are the Lord's

2. Seeking God's Glory means Self-Denial

3. Self-Denial means: Sobriety, Righteousness, and Godliness

4. True Humility Means Respect for Others

5. We should Seek the Good of Other Believers

6. We should Seek the Good of Everyone, Friend and Foe

7. Civil Goodness is not Enough

8. No Happiness without God's Blessing

9. We Should Not be Anxious to Obtain Riches and Honors

10. The Lord is Just in All His Ways

CHAPTER THREE - PATIENCE IN CROSSBEARING

1. Crossbearing is More Difficult than Self-Denial

2. The Cross Makes us Humble

3. The Cross Makes us Hopeful

4. The Cross Teaches Obedience

5. The Cross Makes for Discipline

6. The Cross Brings Repentance

7. Persecution Brings God's Favor

8. Persecution Should Bring Spiritual Joy

9. The Cross Should Not Makes us Indifferent

10. The Cross Makes for Submission

11. The Cross is Necessary for our Salvation

CHAPTER FOUR - HOPEFULNESS FOR THE NEXT WORLD

1. There is No Crown Without a Cross

2. We are Inclined to Overestimate the Present Life

3. The Blessings of This Present Life Should Not be Despised

4. What is Earth, if Compared with Heaven?

5. We Should Not Fear Death, But Lift Up our Heads

6. The Lord Will Come in His Glory: Maranatha!

CHAPTER FIVE - THE RIGHT USE OF THE PRESENT LIFE

1. Let Us Avoid Extremes

2. Earthly Things are Gifts of God

3. True Gratitude will Restrain us from Abuse

4. Let us Live with Moderation

5. Let us be Patient and Content Under Privation

6. Be Faithful in Your Divine Calling

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CALLED TO PREACH: Fulfilling the High Calling of Expository Preaching
STEVEN J. LAWSON

ILLUMINATING THE WORD OF GOD IN A DARK WORLD.

In every generation, the church stands in dire need of God-called people to preach the Word with precision and power. Preachers who will not replace sound theology with culturally palatable soundbites. Preachers who will clearly and faithfully share the gospel and inspire those in their churches to live godly lives.

Through in-depth biblical analysis and inspiring examples from church history, Steven J. Lawson paints a picture of God's glory magnified through faithful preaching, reclaiming the high ground of biblical preaching for the next generation. With helpful advice and practical guidance gleaned from 50 years in ministry, Lawson helps aspiring preachers know if they are called to preach; understand the qualifications for ministry; and develop, improve, and deliver strong expository sermons that illuminate the Word of God in a dark world.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. DIVINELY SUMMONED: Discerning the Call

2. THE PREACHER'S MANDATE: Proclaiming the Word

3. BEHOLD YOUR GOD: Exalting the Lord

4. IN THE STUDY: Exploring the Text

5. PREPARING YOUR EXPOSITION: Crafting the Sermon

6. STEPPING INTO THE PULPIT: Delivering the Message

7. MAKING IT PERSONAL: Connecting the Truth

8. IMPROVING AS A PREACHER: Elevating the Exposition

9. IN PURSUIT OF HOLINESS: Disciplining the Life

A FINAL CHARGE TO PREACHERS: Upholding the Word



Steven J. Lawson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today by teaching and preaching the Word of God and training others to do likewise. Lawson is the professor of preaching at The Master's Seminary, where he is also dean of the doctor of ministry program and serves on the board of directors. A teaching fellow and board member of Ligonier Ministries, he is also the executive editor of Expositor magazine. Lawson is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Shepherds' Conference and the Ligonier National Conference, and his preaching has taken him across the country and around the world. The author of over 30 books, including New Life in Christ, Lawson lives in Dallas, Texas.

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An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation
William Hendriksen

With an uniterrupted printing history since it was first published in 1939, Dr. Hendriksen's interpretation of the Book of Revelation has served as a solid resource and a source of inspiration for generations.

Hendriksen writes, "In form, symbolism, purpose and meaning the Book of Revelation is beautiful beyond description."

Using sound principles of interpretation, MORE THAN CONQUERORS unfolds the mysteries of the apocalypse gradually, always with the purpose of showing that "we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us."

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PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: Sacred Hermeneutics
LOUIS BERKHOF (1873-1957)

This textbook covers the history of hermeneutical principles, the proper conception of the Bible, grammatical interpretation, and historical and theological interpretation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

I. INTRODUCTION

II. HISTORY OF HERMENEUTICAL PRINCIPLES AMONG THE JEWS

A. Definition of the History of Hermeneutics

B. Principles of Interpretations among the Jews

III. HISTORY OF HERMENEUTICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

A. The Patristic Period

B. The Period of the Middle Ages

C. The Period of the Reformation

D. The Period of Confessionalism

E. The Historico-Critical Period

IV. THE PROPER CONCEPTION OF THE BIBLE, THE OBJECT OF HERMENEUTICA SACRA

A. The Inspiration of the Bible

B. Unity and Diversity in the Bible

C. The Unity of the Sense of Scripture

D. The Style of Scripture: General Characteristics

E. The Exegetical Standpoint of the Interpreter

V. GRAMMATICAL INTERPRETATION

A. Meaning of Separate Words

B. The Meaning of the Words in their Connection

C. Internal Helps for the Explanation of Words

D. The Figurative Use of Words

E. Interpretation of the Thought

F. Internal Helps for the Interpretation of the Thought

G. External Helps for the Grammatical Interpretation

VI. HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION

A. Definition and Explanation

B. Personal Characteristics of the Author or Speaker

C. Social Circumstances of the Author

D. Circumstances Peculiar to the Writings

E. Helps for the Historical Interpretation

VII. THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION

A. Name: Why is Theological Interpretation the best title to use for this discipline?

B. The Bible as a Unity

C. The Mystical Sense of Scripture

D. The Symbolical and Typical Interpretation of Scripture

E. The Interpretation of Prophecy

F. The Interpretation of the Psalms

G. The Implied Sense of Scripture

H. Helps for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

GENERAL INDEX

SCRIPTURE INDEX

Louis Berkhof (1873-1957) was an American-Dutch Reformed theologian who served as a pastor in Michigan and taught at Calvin Theological Seminary for almost four decades. He served as president of the seminary from 1931-1944. Berkhof wrote twenty-two books during his career, including Systematic Theology and History of Christian Doctrines. He also delivered Princeton Theological Seminary's Stone Lectures in 1951, published as The Kingdom of God.

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REFORMED DOGMATICS: The Complete Four Volume Set
Herman Bavinck

In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time the fourth and final volume of Herman Bavinck's complete Reformed Dogmatics, now also available as a four-volume set. This volume includes the combined indexes for all four volumes. In addition, editor John Bolt introduces each chapter and has enhanced the footnotes and bibliography. This masterwork will appeal not only to scholars, students, pastors, and laity interested in Reformed theology but also to research and theological libraries.

"Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics has been the fountainhead of Reformed theology for the last hundred years. It is by far the most profound and comprehensive Reformed systematic theology of the twentieth century. The reader will be amazed by Bavinck's erudition, creativity, and balance. Bavinck is confessionally orthodox, but he recognizes the need to rethink the traditional formulations from Scripture in the context of contemporary discussion. I hope these volumes will have a large readership and will bring forth much theological and spiritual fruit."--John M. Frame, professor of systematic theology and philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

"Bavinck's Dutch masterwork was the Everest of which the textbooks by Louis Berkhof and Auguste Leoerf were foothills and Berkouwer's studies in dogmatics were outliers. Like Augustine, Calvin, and Edwards, Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom and great expository skill. Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck's magisterial Reformed Dogmatics remains after a century the supreme achievement of its kind."--J. I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College

"Despite all the important contributions that Dutch Calvinists have made to North American Protestantism, Herman Bavinck remains an obscure figure, lagging behind the influential Abraham Kuyper. With the translation and republication of Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, this unfortunate situation should change for the better. These four volumes demonstrate the importance and mastery of Bavinck's own contribution to Reformed theology, while providing a useful and striking point of comparison with the best-known twentieth-century Reformed dogmatics, that of Karl Barth. At a time when the scholastic nature of systematic theology has come under serious criticism, Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics reveals the advantage of careful and sustained reflection on Christian truth that is both faithful to the church and engaged with the academy. Readers will discover more than Bavinck the theologian in these volumes; they will learn about the God whom he worshiped and served."--D. G. Hart, author of The Lost Soul of American Protestantism

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REFORMED ETHICS: Volume One - Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity
HERMAN BAVINCK

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Authored by the acclaimed Calvinist scholar Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the 20th century. This recently discovered companion work to his masterpiece mines the moral teachings of the early church, as well as medieval and Puritan spirituality, to offer Bavinck's mature reflections on ethical issues. 608 pages, hardcover from Baker.

Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. Leading Bavinck expert John Bolt edited that work, which has received wide acclaim. Now Bolt has edited a recently discovered manuscript from Bavinck, in print for the first time, which serves as a companion to Reformed Dogmatics. Reformed Ethics follows the same method and explores the ethical and spiritual dimensions of key doctrines beyond those of Reformed Dogmatics. It mines the moral teachings of the early church and medieval and Puritan spirituality while addressing a variety of topics, offering scholars, pastors, and students Bavinck's mature reflections on ethical issues. This book is the first of three planned volumes.

Contents

Introduction to Herman Bavinck's Reformed Ethics by Dirk van Keulen and John Bolt

Introduction

§1 Historical Overview of Christian Ethics

§2 Terminology

§3 Division and Organization of Ethic

§4 Foundation and Method of Ethics

Book I: Humanity before Conversion

1. Essential Human Nature

§5 Human Beings, Created in God's Image

§6 The Content of Human Nature

§7 Human Relationships

2. Humanity under the Power of Sin

§8 The Devastation of the Image of God in Humanity

§9 The Organizing Principle and Classification of Sins

3. The Self against the Neighbor and God

§10 Sins of Egoism in the Narrow Sense

§11 Sins against the Neighbor

§12 Sins against God

4. The Fallen Image of God

§13 The Image of God in Fallen Human Beings

5. Human Conscience

§14 The Conscience

6. The Sinner and the Law

§15 The Law

§16 Natural Morality

Book II: Converted Humanity

7. Life in the Spirit

§17 The Nature of the Spiritual Life

§18 The Origin of the Spiritual Life

§19 The First and Basic Activity of the Spiritual Life

8. Life in the Spirit in the Church's History

§20 Mysticism, Pietism, and Methodism

9. The Shape and Maturation of the Christian Life

§21 The Shape of the Christian Life: The Imitation of Christ

§22 The Growth of the Spiritual Life

10. Persevering in the Christian Life

§23 Security and Sealing

11. Pathologies of the Christian Life

§24 Diseases of the Spiritual Life and Their Roots

12. Restoration and Consummation of the Christian Life

§25 Means of Restoration

§26 Consummation of the Spiritual Life; Meditation on Death

Indexes

"What a treasure! John Bolt has done the church a tremendous service in translating and editing this first volume of Bavinck's Reformed Ethics. It shares all the hallmarks we have come to associate with Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, offering a formidable, astute account of the Reformed approach to ethics. We have long needed a work like this! Bavinck's Reformed Ethics offers pastors, students, theologians, ethicists--and Christians who would like to wrestle more deeply with the nature of the Christian life--a rich introduction to moral theology in all its contours. On the one hand, Bavinck sets forth a Christ-centered, Spirit-focused paradigm for ethics that accounts for the complexities of human nature amid the great story of creation, fall, and redemption. On the other hand, he manages to provide immensely practical and even devotional insights into dimensions of the Christian life that rarely receive the treatment they deserve, including the conscience, spiritual and moral pathologies, and practices of restoration and communion. I am grateful to have this tremendous resource in my hands, and I eagerly anticipate the next two volumes!" -Matthew J. Tuininga, assistant professor of moral theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

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REFORMED ETHICS: Volume Two - The Duties of the Christian Life
HERMAN BAVINCK edited by John Bolt

VOLUME TWO JUST APPEARED IN LATE 2021 EXACTLY 100 YEARS AFTER BAVINCK'S DEATH IN 1921.



Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. The English translation was edited by leading Bavinck expert John Bolt, who now brings forth a recently discovered manuscript from Bavinck that is being published for the first time. Serving as a companion to Reformed Dogmatics, Reformed Ethics offers readers Bavinck's mature reflections on ethical issues. This book, the second of three planned volumes, covers the duties of the Christian life and includes Bavinck's exposition of the Ten Commandments.



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Book III Humanity after Conversion

13. Duties, Precepts and Counsels, Adiaphora

§27 The Doctrine (Theory) of Duty

§28 Precepts and Counsels

§29 Duties and the Permissible; Adiaphora

14. Collision and Classification of Duties

§30 Collision of Duties

§31 Classification of Duties

Part A. Our Duties toward God

15. No Other Gods; No Images

§32 The First Commandment

§33 The Second Commandment

16. The Honor of God's Name

§34 The Third Commandment

17. The Sabbath

§35 The Fourth Commandment

Part B. Our Duties toward Ourselves

18. General Bodily Duties to Self

§36 General Duties (Self-Preservation)

§37 Duties toward Bodily Life

19. Basic Necessities of Bodily Life

§38 Food and Nourishment

§39 Clothing

20. Bodily Duties to Our Souls

§40 Our Duty to Life Itself

§41 Attending to Bodily Life in the Seventh through Ninth Commandments

§42 Duties toward the Soul

Part C. Duties toward Our Neighbor

21. Loving Our Neighbor

§43 Neighbor Love in General

§44 Degrees of Neighbor Love (Fifth Commandment)

§45 Concern for Our Neighbor's Life (Sixth Commandment)

§46 Duties toward Our Neighbor's Chastity (Seventh Commandment)

§47 Duties toward Our Neighbor's Property (Eighth Commandment)

§48 Duties toward Our Neighbor's Reputation (Ninth Commandment)

§49 Covetousness (Tenth Commandment)

Indexes

"For the last decade, a global readership has enjoyed the theological and historical richness of Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics. At the outset of that work, Bavinck set out that dogmatics is happiest in the company of its twin discipline, theological ethics. Dogmatics and ethics, respectively, show us why and how we should love God. For that reason, they belong together as 'related members of a single organism.' Since its release, Reformed Dogmatics has given a wide audience the chance to engage with a great Christian theologian on God and God's works of creation, salvation, and consummation. In Reformed Ethics, we are invited to think with Bavinck about the concreteness of human life in the light and strength of God's deeds for us. For that, we owe the editor and translators a great deal." -James Eglinton, Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology, New College, University of Edinburgh; author of Bavinck: A Critical Biography

"In addition to Bavinck's magisterial Reformed Dogmatics, we now have the complementary Reformed Ethics. John Bolt and his accomplished team of translators and editors have added amazing value to Bavinck's recently rediscovered manuscripts in the field of moral theology. Their lucid translation, background studies, notes, and careful documentation of bibliographic sources used by Bavinck make this volume an invaluable background study on the history of theological ethics. Equally important, the book fills out our understanding of Bavinck the complete theologian. Working through it is an exhilarating eye-opener." -James A. De Jong, emeritus president and professor of historical theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

"Ethics is no marginal relative of doctrine and theology, as the letters of Paul bear eloquent witness. The translation of Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics has been of major significance, and now it is followed, appropriately, by his Reformed Ethics. It is wonderful that this work has been discovered, translated, and published. One of the great needs of our day is close attention to the 'theological' in theological ethics, and Bavinck does not disappoint in this respect, with his characteristic rigor and creativity. John Bolt and his colleagues have provided us with a fresh resource for theological and ethical reflection." -Craig G. Bartholomew, director of the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology, Cambridge



"What a treasure! John Bolt has done the church a tremendous service in translating and editing this first volume of Bavinck's Reformed Ethics. It shares all the hallmarks we have come to associate with Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, offering a formidable, astute account of the Reformed approach to ethics. We have long needed a work like this! Bavinck's Reformed Ethics offers pastors, students, theologians, and ethicists--and Christians who would like to wrestle more deeply with the nature of the Christian life--a rich introduction to moral theology in all its contours. On the one hand, Bavinck sets forth a Christ-centered, Spirit-focused paradigm for ethics that accounts for the complexities of human nature amid the great story of creation, fall, and redemption. On the other hand, he manages to provide immensely practical and even devotional insights into dimensions of the Christian life that rarely receive the treatment they deserve, including the conscience, spiritual and moral pathologies, and practices of restoration and communion. I am grateful to have this tremendous resource in my hands!" -Matthew J. Tuininga, assistant professor of moral theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

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THE HOPE OF ISRAEL: The Resurrection of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles
BRANDON D. CROWE

This volume highlights the sustained focus in Acts on the resurrection of Christ, bringing clarity to the theology of Acts and its purpose. Brandon Crowe explores the historical, theological, and canonical implications of Jesus's resurrection in early Christianity and helps readers more clearly understand the purpose of Acts in the context of the New Testament canon. He also shows how the resurrection is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures. This is the first major book-length study on the theological significance of Jesus's resurrection in Acts.

PART ONE - THE RESURRECTION IN ACTS

The State of the Questions

"Both Lord and Christ": Peter and the Resurrection

"The Hope of Israel": Paul and the Resurrection

"I Will Rebuild the Tent of David": Other Resurrection Voices in Acts

PART TWO - THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

The Resurrection and the Accomplishment of Salvation (Historia Salutis)

The Resurrection and the Experience of Salvation (Ordo Salutis)

The Resurrection as Apologia Pro Scriptura

The Resurrection and Acts in Early Christianity

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 256

Vendor: Baker Academic

Publication Date: 2020

Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)

Weight: 12 ounces

"The Hope of Israel fills a lacuna in Acts scholarship by arguing that the resurrection of Jesus is the binding theological idea in Luke-Acts. Crowe makes a compelling case for recognizing Acts' contribution to biblical theology and how it connects with other New Testament works to form a cohesive whole. Written in clear prose, this book will be of relevance to scholar and practitioner alike." --Sean Adams, University of Glasgow

"Crowe offers an approach to the resurrection of Christ in Acts that provides a hermeneutic guide for untangling a number of knotty issues in the book. First, he shows how the resurrection is 'a major artery connecting various events and passages in Acts.' Second, he explores the implications of Luke's narrative presentation of this theme for biblical and systematic theology. This is a remarkably helpful resource for reflection on the theology of Acts and its connection with the rest of Scripture." --David Peterson, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia (emeritus)

"The Hope of Israel breaks significant new ground with the comprehensive treatment it provides of the central place of Christ's resurrection in Acts. Especially valuable, marked by numerous important insights, is Crowe's substantial discussion of the theological significance of the resurrection. This book is an impressive achievement. I commend it most highly." --Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Westminster Theological Seminary (emeritus)

"With careful exegesis, informed by the salvation-historical framework of Acts, Crowe persuasively demonstrates the centrality and saving significance of the resurrection of Christ in the book of Acts. This wide-ranging study particularly highlights the resurrection of Christ as the fulfillment of the Scriptures in the theology of Acts. Comprehensive, clear, and highly recommended!" --Alan J. Thompson, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Croydon, Australia

"A most stimulating read. Crowe puts his finger on one of the most salient themes in Acts, if not the entire New Testament. The book of Acts richly demonstrates how a great deal of the history of redemption hangs on Christ's resurrection and subsequent enthronement as cosmic Lord. This crisply written project is theologically informed, exegetically sensitive, and canonically aware. No doubt Crowe's work will serve students, pastors, and scholars for years to come. Excellent work!" --Benjamin Gladd, Reformed Theological Seminary

About the Author

Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has written or edited several books, including The Last Adam, and is the book review editor for Westminster Theological Journal.

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COMMENTARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: Verse-by-Verse Explanations w/ a Literal Translation
ROBERT H. GUNDRY

A LARGE TWO VOLUME COMMENTARY ON EVERY VERSE IN THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT.

Shouldn't a Bible commentary clarify what God's Word actually says? Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study--what the biblical text really means. Providing interpretive observations in a "breezy" style that's easy to read and adaptable for oral use in pulpit or classroom presentations, Gundry directs his book to an evangelical audience. His crisp translation of the New Testament inserts various phrasings of passages in brackets, allowing for smooth transition from original text to alternative and contemporary readings.

ENDORSEMENTS

"This is a great resource in a great format for a great purpose from a great scholar. Bob Gundry has been a treasure for people who love the Bible for many years, and this is one of his richest gifts to us yet." -John Ortberg, author and senior pastor of Menlo Church, California

"Like having a wonderful tour guide to a foreign country, Gundry's study of the New Testament introduces and guides one through the many joys and causes for reflection that are a part of a trip through the New Testament. The guidance provided is judicious in its choices of what to comment on and skilled in its presentation of the key ideas. It will surely serve well those who use it." -Darrell Bock, executive director of cultural engagement and senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

"There is no better single-volume commentary on the New Testament than the one Bob Gundry has written. It offers succinct, fast-paced commentary, yet without neglecting the important points of interpretation. Busy pastors, students, laity, and even veteran scholars will find much in this commentary to appreciate. It belongs in every library and study." -Craig A. Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University

"This is not just another ho-hum commentary, the product of someone reading and repackaging previous commentaries. This is rather the fruit of a lifetime of close, intense attention to the text of the Greek New Testament; the upshot is that one happily finds on every page of this exegetical treasure fresh readings and independent judgments." -Dale C. Allison Jr., Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary

"Gundry's magnum opus culminates the life's work of one of our generation's preeminent New Testament scholars. The weight of this commentary is matched by the substance of Gundry's interpretation within its pages, reflecting his lifetime of scholarship. This one-volume commentary on the New Testament is a rare accomplishment that must find a place on the bookshelf of every serious preacher, teacher, and student of Scripture." -Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Emerita, Wheaton College and Graduate School

REVIEWS

"Gundry distills decades of scholarly experience in working paragraph-by-paragraph through the New Testament--focusing on the divinely inspired human author's meaning with an eye to modern-day explication of the passage. . . . Gundry writes in a clear, engaging style and demonstrates a wealth of knowledge. I think it very likely that I will refer to th[ese] book[s] in the future--especially when I am looking for a respected New Testament scholar's concise opinion on a thorny text. . . . I commend this work as containing many helpful reflections on the New Testament from a highly respected scholar." -Robert L. Plummer, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

"Commentary on the New Testament is an exegetical achievement. It comprises a digest of the life-long labors of a careful and seasoned student of the NT. As such, it deserves a place on the shelves of serious students of the Scripture. In a day when many commentaries offer the reader parvum in multo (very little content in many words), it is refreshing to see a work that offers multum in parvo (much content in a few words). . . . Gundry's Commentary will richly repay the reader." -Guy Prentiss Waters, Themelios

AUTHOR

ROBERT H. GUNDRY (PhD, Manchester University) is scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament Greek, the Gospels, and New Testament at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of the bestselling classroom text A Survey of the New Testament. Among his other works are Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross; Matthew: A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church Under Persecution; Soma in Biblical Theology; and Jesus the Word, According to John the Sectarian.

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WHY DID JESUS LIVE A PERFECT LIFE? The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation
BRANDON CROWE

How does Christ's obedience relate to our salvation?

Speaking into current conversations about the nature of salvation, New Testament scholar Brandon Crowe sets out a new, comprehensive account of the nature of the atonement, exploring how this doctrine affects our participation in the life of God and in the shared life of the Christian community. Crowe builds on key insights from other historic substitutionary views, especially those associated with penal substitution, while clearing up persistent misunderstandings regarding those models.

Crowe argues that we are saved by Christ's perfect obedience, which has implications for understanding the gospel message, Christian hope, and discipleship. Not only is Jesus the quintessential model of faithfulness in a fallen world, but his unique work frees us from the burden of perfect obedience. This book will appeal to professors and students of the New Testament, pastors, and laypeople.

Crowe concludes his opening chapter with the following words:

"Whether you’ve encountered recent debates or not, whether you’re just now considering these issues or have considered them for many years, whether recent reformulations leave you convinced, resistant, or uncertain, in what follows I hope to advance the conversation and provide some new ways of thinking through the issues. In short, my goal is to defend the position that Jesus’s perfect obedience is necessary for eternal life, which is to say it is necessary for our salvation. This is not a matter of a few isolated prooftexts but is woven into the warp and woof of the New Testament in various ways, as we will see in what follows."

CONTENTS

Part 1: Definitions

1. What Is Required?

2. The Basis of Justification

Part 2: Exegesis

3. The Obedience of the Last Adam

4. The Mosaic Law and Perfect Obedience

5. Jesus's Obedience and Salvation in the Gospels

6. The Obedience of the Perfect Priest

7. Obedience, Resurrection, and Salvation

Part 3: Implications

8. Jesus's Obedience and Our Justification

9. Jesus's Obedience and Our Obedience

10. What Is Required Is Finished

Indexes

Endorsements

"In the extensive debates over justification that have captured a great deal of attention in the last quarter century, relatively little space has been allotted to the role of Jesus's obedience. That lacuna has now been admirably filled by Brandon Crowe. The combination of his careful exegesis and his knowledge of earlier Reformed debates makes him an admirable guide across terrain that should not be bypassed." -D. A. Carson, emeritus professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Many Christians today understand that Christ had to suffer on our behalf and bear the penalty for our sin, but they have no idea why Jesus also had to live a perfect life. Yet without the active obedience of Christ, how can we be justified before God? With profound biblical and theological insight, Brandon Crowe teaches us that we not only need our sins forgiven but also need the spotless righteousness of our Savior. Apart from the imputation of Christ's righteousness, our salvation is incomplete! Here is a book that is not only accessible but timely: in a day when imputation is often rejected, Crowe reveals just how critical Christ's entire life is to our union with Christ. There is no hope without it." -Matthew Barrett, associate professor of Christian theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; host of the Credo Podcast

"Some think the imputation of Christ's righteousness is abstract and separated from our everyday lives. Crowe shows that the doctrine is woven into the warp and woof of biblical teaching, and that knowing and cherishing this truth is vital for spiritual life. There is a beautiful simplicity and clarity in this book, which makes it an ideal resource both for young believers and for those who have known the good news for years. We also find here an example of theological interpretation of Scripture that includes the great confessions of the Reformation. The best theological interpretation doesn't restrict itself to the early church but also mines the insights of the Reformation. I hope and pray for a wide reading of this profound book." -Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Christians confess that Jesus Christ is an obedient Savior. But why was Jesus's obedience necessary for our salvation? In an accessible survey of biblical passages that reflects careful and insightful handling of Scripture and that converses with some of the best theological minds of the church, Brandon Crowe helps us to see that the obedience of Christ is truly good news for sinners. Why Did Jesus Live a Perfect Life? will benefit both non-specialists and scholars as it brings to light an often-neglected but vital line of the New Testament's testimony to Christ." -Guy Prentiss Waters, James M. Baird Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Last Adam, The Hope of Israel, and The Essential Trinity, and is the book review editor for Westminster Theological Journal.

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THE LAST ADAM: A Theology of the Obedient Life of Jesus in the Gospels
BRANDON CROWE

There is much discussion today about how we are to understand the life of Jesus in the Gospels. What was Jesus doing between his birth and death and how does this relate to salvation?

The Last Adam considers the theological and soteriological significance of the life of Jesus in the Gospels from a primarily exegetical perspective. Brandon Crowe argues that Jesus is identified in the Gospels as the last Adam whose obedience recapitulates and overcomes the sin of the first Adam. Crowe shows that Jesus's obedience is presented by the Evangelists as the obedience of an anointed representative, which is counted vicariously on behalf of his people. Key topics covered include Jesus's baptism and temptation, his fulfillment of Scripture, the necessity of his works, the binding of the strong man and the inbreaking of the kingdom, and Jesus's death and resurrection. Crowe also discusses how his argument interfaces with systematic theology and the church's creedal traditions, which are often thought to say little about Jesus's life.

Correcting the Christian tendency to minimize the life of Jesus, The Last Adam explains why the Gospels include much more than the Passion Narratives and shows that all four Gospels present Jesus's obedient life as having saving significance.

Contents

1. A Tale of Two Adams in the History of Interpretation

2. The Last Adam and the Son of Man in the Gospels

3. The Last Adam as the Obedient Son of God

4. The Last Adam and the Fulfillment of Scripture

5. The Glory of the Last Adam in the Gospel of John

6. The Last Adam and the Kingdom of Righteousness

7. The Death and Resurrection of the Last Adam

8. The Last Adam and Salvation: Theological Synthesis and Conclusions

Indexes

Endorsements

"Modern New Testament scholars have sometimes missed or even denied what seemed obvious to the early fathers of the church--namely that the figure of Adam, and not merely the shadow of Israel, serves as the ultimate background to the Gospel narratives. In The Last Adam Brandon Crowe helps to right this wrong in a scholarly, comprehensive, readable, and indeed theologically thrilling way. Here is a work of carefully argued biblical scholarship that also makes a significant contribution to the work of systematic theologians. In addition it satisfies a great desideratum for ministers of the gospel and teachers: a resource book filled with a cornucopia of good things that will stimulate their thinking and enrich their preaching and teaching." -Sinclair B. Ferguson, professor of systematic theology, Redeemer Seminary

"Crowe's emphasis on the importance of Jesus's ministry combines exegetical detail, attention to reception-history, and a candid theological concern (with particular, but not exclusive, attention to the Reformed tradition). Crowe shows the theological yield of attending to the Gospels' presentation of Jesus as the new Adam who redeems through his life as well as his death." -L. W. Hurtado, emeritus professor of New Testament language, literature and theology, School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

"The issue of Jesus's relationship to Adam and whether the Savior's life, along with his death, was vicarious is a much-discussed, and sometimes debated, topic in theology. Brandon Crowe's The Last Adam presents a full walk through the issues tied to this discussion. It makes for fascinating reading as we come to reflect more on what Jesus's life and ministry may have been about." -Darrell L. Bock, executive director of cultural engagement, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement; senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Whereas many Christians regard Jesus's life as little more than an anthology of Sunday school stories before his crucifixion, Brandon Crowe shows us that the Evangelists describe Jesus as the last Adam who saves people by his vicarious obedience to his messianic mission. Crowe explains not only why Jesus died but why he lived! In this book, Crowe provides a thorough description of the meaning of Jesus's life, how Jesus is the covenantal head of a new humanity, and how he lived for us and for our salvation. A great topic and well-written!" -Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

"Crowe makes an intriguing and creative case for Jesus being the last Adam in the Gospels. He demonstrates that Jesus's obedience is vital in the narrative and theology of the Gospels, which is a theme that has not been emphasized sufficiently in New Testament studies. Crowe's text is a genuine contribution to the study of the Gospels. We see in this volume the value of both biblical and systematic theology." -Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Brandon Crowe continues to produce clearly written and thoughtful biblical scholarship that is consciously rooted in the Reformed theological tradition. This book is no exception, and I heartily agree with its goal--to show that Jesus's obedient life (not just his death) as explicated in the Gospels matters. Crowe's emphasis on Jesus as the last Adam is an important contribution to a theological reading of the Gospels." -Jonathan Pennington, associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Crowe mounts a convincing exegetical and biblical-theological case that the Gospels present Christ as a 'representative figure,' specifically, 'the last Adam.'. . . Crowe successfully makes the case that the Gospels present Jesus's obedience as necessary to salvation, as representative and vicarious, and as Adamic in character. . . . One virtue of Crowe's work is that it remedies a weakness that he notes in recent evangelical scholarship of the Gospels. This scholarship stresses the centrality of Jesus's life and obedience to the Gospels but fails to articulate adequately 'how and why' Jesus's life and obedience are important. Crowe's demonstration that Jesus undertakes his obedience as the Last Adam affords an explanation for its necessity to Christ's redemptive work. . . . The Last Adam is a welcome and valuable contribution to the study of the Gospels. It persuasively demonstrates its claim that 'obedience' and 'Adam' are critical to a balanced appreciation of the ministry of Christ in the Gospels. As importantly, it provides a hermeneutical model for the study of the Gospels, one that integrates exegesis, biblical theology, systematic theology, and historical theology. Both in what it says and in the way that it says it, The Last Adam commends itself to a wide readership." -Guy Prentiss Waters, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

"Crowe has written a wonderful book. . . . [It] is a great example of a kind of biblical theology that gives attention to narrow exegetical questions . . . to the main didactic purposes behind units of Scripture . . . to broader questions of theological reflection. . . . Along the way, Crowe suggests a copious amount of allusions, cross references, and thematic links that contribute to his overall thesis. The Scripture index alone is a valuable resource. Many of these claims are warranted and are repaid by thoughtful reflection. . . . Crowe services New Testament scholars and systematicians alike, and pastors preaching through one of the gospels would do well to keep a copy of The Last Adam on their desk along with their preferred commentary." -Micah McCormick, Books at a Glance



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GOD WITH US: 365 Devotions on the Person and Work of Christ
Compiled and Edited by Justin S. Holcomb

Spend a year with classic Christian authors, theologians, and pastors

Each engaging entry in this 365-day devotional will bring fresh insight to your time in God's Word. Selected from the works of classic Christian writers, this collection is focused on the person and work of Christ. It has been lightly edited for today's reader while maintaining the overall style and structure of the original material.

Each day begins with a passage from Scripture that focuses on Jesus Christ, followed by a brief reflection from an author or theologian exploring the Scripture's significance. The devotions contain writings from John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Herman Bavinck, B. B. Warfield, Martin Luther, Augustine, Cyril of Jerusalem, Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus, Thomas Aquinas, and more.

Let 'God with Us' bring you a daily dose of powerful insights from classic writers while drawing you ever closer to our Lord and Savior.



INTRODUCTION by Justin Holcomb

"The goal of this devotional is to expand upon a simple yet elegant line from George Herbert that captures two essential features of the Christian teaching about Jesus Christ: 'In Christ two natures met to be thy cure.'

The first is the person of Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. At the Father’s bidding and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Son assumed human nature at the incarnation: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The divine nature and human nature “met” in the one person of Jesus Christ.

The second is the work of Christ. The Lord took on the form of a servant to be our “cure.” By subjecting himself to the frailties and temptations of our condition and yet remaining without sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, undoing the consequences of sin. In His incarnation, obedience, death, resurrection, ascension, and future return, Jesus Christ accomplished redemption.

Let us ponder the astonishing truth that, as the Nicene Creed eloquently states, the Son of God “for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.” The Nicene Creed, the cornerstone of orthodox Christian belief, attaches saving significance not only to Christ’s death and resurrection but also to His incarnation and birth.

This book celebrates that Jesus Christ is God with us and God for us. It explores the abundance, capacity, and immensity of Christ’s tender and powerful love for you. It explores His sovereign rule as Lord and King. We will see that the person and work of Christ have very personal implications for you. Those same implications are also comprehensive for all creation. The Lord delights in showing mercy to you, and He is making all things new.

The selected texts in this devotional display the wonder of the person of Christ, the fullness of His marvelous works, and the tenderness of the very heart of God incarnate. These excerpts from classic Christian writers, theologians, and pastors have been gently edited to enhance their readability."



SAMPLE READING: DAY TWO

Scripture Text: Matthew 9:36-- When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

"Compassion is no doubt the emotion we would naturally expect to find most frequently attributed to Jesus, whose whole life was a mission of mercy, and whose ministry was so marked by deeds of generosity that it was summed up in the memory of His followers as a going through the land “doing good” (Acts 10:38). In fact, this is the emotion that is most frequently attributed to Him. The term compassion first appears in common use in this sense in the Synoptic Gospels.

The divine mercy has been defined as that essential perfection in God “whereby He pities and relieves the miseries of His creatures.” It includes two parts: an internal movement of pity and an external act of kindness or generosity. It is the internal movement of pity that is emphasized when our Lord is said to be “moved with compassion,” as the term is sometimes excellently rendered in the English versions. In the appeals made to His mercy, a more external word is used; but it is this more internal word that is employed to express our Lord’s response to these appeals: the petitioners sought Him to take pity on them; His heart responded with a profound feeling of pity for them.

His compassion fulfilled itself in outward acts; but what is emphasized by the term used to express our Lord’s response is the profound internal movement of His emotional nature. This emotional nature was aroused in our Lord as well by the sight of individual distress as by the spectacle of humanity’s universal misery. The sight of their desperate plight awakens our Lord’s pity and moves Him to provide the remedy." —B. B. WARFIELD, “On the Emotional Life of Our Lord,” in Biblical and Theological Studies (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1912) 40–42.

JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB is an Episcopal minister and teaches theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written, co-authored, or edited more than twenty books on numerous topics including historical and systematic theology, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and biblical studies. Justin is a co-host of the White Horse Inn radio show and podcast. He has also written for Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and Modern Reformation.

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NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Magnifying God in Christ
Thomas R. Schreiner

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Description: While none of the New Testament documents claims to provide a "theology" on its own, Thomas Schreiner suggests that certain recurring themes emerge from the study of the whole. In this volume, he traces key themes as they appear throughout the New Testament canon, exploring the emphases that emerge from a detailed reading of the texts.

Schreiner's approach is based on solid exegesis of all the key texts and leads him to a unified view of core New Testament teaching. He focuses particularly on two overarching themes. The first concerns the unity of redemptive history and the kingdom of God. The New Testament takes up Old Testament imagery and affirms that the kingdom has come (although it remains unfulfilled) in Jesus Christ. The second related theme concerns the goal of the kingdom--the glory of God through the work of Christ and the empowering presence of the Spirit. In the second half of the work, Schreiner takes up the question of what these themes mean for the life of the believer and the ministry of the community of faith.

Although this substantial and comprehensive volume will be of great interest to scholars, Schreiner's first concern is to provide an accessible guide for students and pastors. He has succeeded admirably, and readers will find here a lucid exposition of the theology of the New Testament.

"Tom Schreiner's 'New Testament Theology' is a valuable addition to the field, providing to students the kind of overview that only a seasoned scholar can produce. The volume is particularly significant for taking a more thematic approach than have most other New Testament theologies. Schreiner therefore comes closer than most others to giving us a genuine New Testament 'theology' (rather than New Testament 'theologies')." --Douglas J. Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

"A magnificent achievement! Schreiner has combined the breadth and depth of his knowledge of the New Testament with extensive discussion of the scholarly literature. Best of all, it follows the New Testament in testifying to the majesty and glory of God." --Simon J. Gathercole, lecturer in New Testament studies, University of Cambridge

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JESUS SKEPTIC: A Journalist Explores the Credibility and Impact of Christianity
JOHN S. DICKERSON

THIS MIGHT BE THE VERY BEST BOOK TO GIVE TO THE SKEPTICS IN THE 21st CENTURY. ENGAGING. I LOVED THE EXAMPLE OF THE SEA OTTERS IN MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!

Can we know if Jesus actually lived? How has one figure influenced our world so dramatically? A respected journalist set out to find the answers--not from opinion but from artifacts. The evidence led him to an unexpected conclusion.

A first-of-its-kind book for a new generation, Jesus Skeptic takes nothing for granted as it explores whether Jesus actually lived and how his story has changed our world. In these pages we'll explore how Christianity has impacted and shaped our culture, including how followers of Jesus helped to abolish slavery, establish public education, found modern hospitals, support women's rights, drive racial reconciliation, and fight for justice and progress in a multitude of arenas. In a generation that wants to make the world a better place, we can discover what humanity's greatest champions had in common: a Christian faith.

"Jesus Skeptic is a different kind of book. It examines the positive social impact of those who believe in Jesus. That impact is widespread and far greater than most people realize. This is a fascinating read that may just surprise you." --Dr. Darrell L. Bock, New York Times bestselling author and senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

"My hometown of Portland, Oregon, is filled with wonderful people, especially millennials who gravely misunderstand who Jesus is and have little understanding of the ways his followers are making our city and the world a better place. My friend John S. Dickerson has written a much-needed book to help alleviate that! The story of the church, of the community of people filled by the Spirit of Jesus for more than two thousand years, is a story of radical love and justice that has shaped education and healthcare, catapulted scientific inquiry, helped to abolish slavery, and led the way in protecting human rights. Understanding this impact can encourage wavering believers and soften the hearts of many skeptics." --Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association

"This generation isn't simply asking, 'Is Christianity true?' They want to know, 'Is Christianity good? Does the faith actually promote human rights, alleviate suffering, and enable humanity to flourish?' In Jesus Skeptic, John Dickerson provides a compelling answer to these pressing questions. He leads readers on a lively tour through the ancient world, demonstrating Christianity's positive impact at key moments in history. This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It is sweeping in scope yet deeply personal. Dickerson, a reporter and pastor, reveals Christianity's impact on history--then zooms in to explore what Christ means for each person. The evidence Dickerson offers will enlighten believers and non-believers alike. In the introduction, he writes that skeptics 'are safe here.' That's true--but their skepticism is definitely in danger." --Drew Dyck, contributing editor at CTPastors.com and author of Your Future Self Will Thank You

"Only John Dickerson could so artfully weave history, politics, pop culture, and personal stories in a way that is both educational and entertaining. As a devout agnostic, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about a different perspective--presented in a thoughtful, engaging, and enlightening way." --Amy Silverman, award-winning journalist, editor, and author of My Heart Can't Even Believe It

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CHRIST AND THE DECREE: Christology and Predestination in Reformed Theology from Calvin to Perkins
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REFORMED DOGMATICS: Abridged in One Volume
Herman Bavinck

AS OF JANUARY 2022 THIS VOLUME IS CURRENTLY OUT-OF-PRINT. NO ETA IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!

"After bringing Bavinck's magisterial Reformed Dogmatics to an English-speaking audience, John Bolt has crowned the effort with this abridgment that will surely make the work accessible to a wider audience. This volume is a gift and a treasure."--Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California

Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. The recently completed English translation has received wide acclaim. Now John Bolt, one of the world's leading experts on Bavinck and editor of Bavinck's four-volume set, has abridged the work in one volume, offering students, pastors, and lay readers an accessible summary of Bavinck's masterwork. This volume presents the core of Bavinck's thought and offers explanatory material, making available to a wider audience some of the finest Dutch Reformed theology ever written.

Table of Contents

Part I: Prolegomena: Introduction to Dogmatic Theology

1. Dogmatic Theology as a Science

2. The History and Literature of Dogmatic Theology

3. Foundations of Dogmatic Theology

4. Revelation

5. Holy Scripture

6. Faith

Part II: The Triune God and Creation

7. Knowing God

8. The Living, Acting God

9. The Triune God and His Counsel

10. Creator of Heaven and Earth

Part III: Humanity and Sin

11. The Image of God

12. The Fallen World

13. Sin and Its Consequences

Part IV: Christ the Redeemer

14. The Only-Begotten Son of the Father

15. The Servant Savior: Christ's Humiliation

16. The Exalted Lord Christ

Part V: The Holy Spirit and Salvation in Christ

17. The Order of Salvation

18. Calling and Regeneration

19. Faith and Conversion

20. Justification, Sanctification, and Perseverance

Part VI: The Spirit Creates a New Community

21. The Church as a Spiritual Reality

22. The Spirit's Means of Grace

Part VII: The Spirit Makes All Things New

23. The Intermediate State

24. The Return of Christ

25. The Consummation

Indexes

Endorsements

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WHAT IS REFORMED THEOLOGY? Understanding the Basics
R C SPROUL

Have you ever wondered about "the five points"? What do they really mean?

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GOD'S WAY, NOT OURS: Expository Sermons on Isaiah 1
Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was well known for his New Testament expositions, but in this book readers are given the rare opportunity to experience his skillful exploration of an Old Testament prophetic text. His expositions of Isaiah 1 provide a summary of Isaiah's entire message and of God's way of salvation. Lloyd-Jones lays out the root cause of human trouble and need, the false ways people try to escape from or meet it, and God's only way of real deliverance.

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6. A GLIMPSE OF HOPE

7. REPENTANCE

8. GOD'S WAY NOT OURS

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HANDBOOK ON THE NEW TESTAMENT USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: Exegesis and Interpretation
G.K. Beale

"During the last four decades, not a little serious work has been undertaken to understand better how the New Testament cites the Old. Quite a lot of it was written by Greg Beale. Here, however, he keeps the student in mind and provides an introduction to the subject, complete with helpful bibliographies, useful illustrations, and step-by-step demonstrations of how to think through these issues."--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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This concise guide by a leading New Testament scholar helps readers understand how to better study the multitude of Old Testament references in the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the bestselling Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, focuses on the "how to" of interpreting the New Testament use of the Old Testament, providing students and pastors with many of the insights and categories necessary for them to do their own exegesis. Brief enough to be accessible yet thorough enough to be useful, this handbook will be a trusted guide for all students of the Bible.



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Introduction

1. Challenges to Interpreting the Use of the Old Testament in the New

2. Seeing the Old Testament in the New: Definitions of Quotations and Allusions and Criteria for Discerning Them

3. An Approach to Interpreting the Old Testament in the New

4. Primary Ways the New Testament Uses the Old Testament

5. Hermeneutical and Theological Presuppositions of the New Testament Writers

6. The Relevance of Jewish Backgrounds for the Study of the Old Testament in the New: A Survey of the Sources

7. A Case Study Illustrating the Methodology of This Book

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Series Editors: Robert W. Yarbrough and Joshua W. Jipp

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THE KING IN HIS BEAUTY: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
Thomas Schreiner

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THE AUTHOR - Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His numerous books include New Testament Theology and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

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Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 1 -Prolegomena
Herman Bavinck; John Bolt, ed.; John Vriend, trans

Theologians have long appreciated Herman Bavinck's four-volume masterpiece, Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, published in 1895-99, for its comprehensive treatment of dogmatic theology. Unfortunately, this magnum opus from the great Reformed theologian has only been available in Dutch, and therefore has been inaccessible to most readers. Now, thanks to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society and the work of translator John Vriend and editor John Bolt, the first volume of Bavinck's magisterial Reformed Dogmatics is available in English for the first time. Bolt's tireless work updating the documentation augments this significant work. 704 page hardcover (Vol. 3 in 2005, Vol. 4 in 2006)

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THE MARROW OF THEOLOGY
WILLIAM AMES (1576-1633) translated from Latin with an Introduction by John Dykstra Eusden

Presents the essence of the Puritan understanding of God, the church, and the world.

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Author

William Ames (1576-1633) was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, where William Perkins was his tutor. He attended the Synod of Dort as an English observer and there began to develop his reputation as a brilliant theologian. From 1622, he was professor of theology at the University of Franeker in Holland, where he attracted students from all over Protestant Europe.

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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale

Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to the Old Testament that may be unfamiliar or obscure. In this volume, G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to isolate, catalog, and comment on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions found in the New Testament. The result is a comprehensive commentary on the Old Testament references that appear from Matthew through Revelation. It is a vital resource for the reference library of every student of the New Testament.

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"Finally we have a work that examines the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and covers the entirety of the New Testament in a single volume. Pastors, students, and scholars will profit from the careful attention to both the Old and New Testament contexts in which the citations occur, and they will be enriched by the theological depth represented in this important book."--Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Beale and Carson have given us a volume that will certainly become a standard for all serious Bible readers, ministers, and scholars. We are in their debt. As a preacher, I would especially encourage other preachers to use this volume in honing their understanding of God's Word and in leading their congregations to better understand the Old Testament, the same Scriptures that Jesus taught his disciples. IĆm even planning on using this to help select appropriate Scripture readings for public services." --Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

"Few areas of New Testament study are as often discussed as the New Testament's use of the Old. There has long been a need for a careful case-by-case treatment, since the use we see in the New Testament is so varied and diverse. This commentary meets that need admirably. It is thorough yet concise, clear yet detailed. All will be led into helpful reflection on this important area of study. Well done to the editors and authors of this useful and unique commentary."--Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.

G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? And commentaries on Revelation and 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

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Being Good News People in a Bad News World
Michael Horton

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"Michael Horton is one who understands the time. In Christless Christianity, Horton diagnosed the evangelical dilemma. In The Gospel-Driven Life he provides the solution. More than a fad, a twelve step program, or a forty-day challenge, Horton reminds us that the gospel is the everyday brick and mortar of a life built on the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Before you read another book, read this one."--Anthony Carter, lead pastor, East Point Church, East Point, Georgia, and author of On Being Black and Reformed

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A NEW TESTAMENT BIBLICAL THEOLOGY: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New
G.K. BEALE

"Beale's volume is far reaching, written at a high scholarly level, and conversant with a wide range of scholarship. Even where one may disagree, Beale's treatment is always informative and at times even provocative. A very important contribution to biblical theology that deserves to be widely read." --Andreas J. Kostenberger, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Biblical scholars and theologians, after long separation and now perhaps with a healthier sense of their own historical location, have recently found themselves engaged on a common project: what is it that binds the church's canonical texts together? Reflecting its author's situatedness within the evangelical Reformed tradition and firm commitment to exegetical integrity and the priority of the biblical storyline, Beale's extensive and detailed new book is a most welcome addition to the ongoing discussion." --Rikk Watts, Regent College

"In your hands is a gold mine of biblical scholarship, a distillation of a lifetime of study by one of the most respected New Testament scholars of our day. Beale's arguments and conclusions are presented with such clarity and force that any interested reader, whether pastor, layperson, or professional scholar, will be able to benefit from the rich insights that appear on almost every page." --Gordon P. Hugenberger, Park Street Church, Boston; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Beale has been harvesting the fields of biblical theology in major biblical commentaries and exegetical/theological studies for many years. Here now is his biblical theology magnum opus. As with all of Beale's works, this volume is brimming with rich and deeply satisfying redemptive-historical exegesis. This provides an enormous feast for anyone wishing to understand in greater detail the thrust of the Bible's saving story, but it also results in a great contribution to scholarship." --Charles E. Hill, Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando

"This volume, impressive for its massive sweep, is the matured fruit of the author's extensive work over several decades in New Testament theology. Especially those with interests in biblical eschatology, with some attention to the role of the church and Christian living 'between the times,' as well as in the New Testament use of the Old will profit from the characteristically sound and often stimulating instruction Beale provides." --Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

"A New Testament Biblical Theology takes Beale's years of study, teaching, and research and presents his readers with the most thorough and mature work of New Testament biblical theology yet seen in the English language. He has structured the massive volume in a beautiful fashion, focusing nearly half of the work on the eschatological storyline of the Old Testament then moving to the story of the already-not yet latter-day resurrection and new-creational kingdom of the New." --Richard C. Gamble, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

"The canonical scope and focus on the biblical storyline give Beale's New Testament Biblical Theology a unique place among the many New Testament theologies now available. The book is vintage Beale, creatively making connections between Old Testament and New Testament and pursuing a definite vision of how the Bible hangs together." --Douglas J. Moo, Wheaton College

"Certainly Beale has written his magnum opus, in which he deftly integrates the Scriptures via the new creation theme. The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament forms the backbone of this work so that readers grasp how the storyline of Scripture coheres. We stand in debt to the author for his detailed and profound unfolding of New Testament theology." --Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"A magnificent achievement! Rarely does a volume in biblical studies come along with such breadth, depth, insight, and specificity. It is a brilliant reconstruction of themes that are central to Christian faith. This is a landmark accomplishment." --David F. Wells, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Reflecting thirty years of research, this volume is unique in our time and in fact without close parallel in a discipline (biblical theology) that split the Old Testament off from the New over two hundred years ago. Beale has brought them back together in a creative and methodical way." --Robert W. Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary

"Drawing on decades of exegetical research and teaching, A New Testament Biblical Theology exists at the intersection of biblical studies and theology. Carrying on the tradition of Geerhardus Vos, Beale has raised the bar for biblical theology in our day. We will be digesting this volume for many years to come." --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California

"A stimulating read. Readers will find the emphasis on the already-not yet end-time new creation and kingdom very enriching and insightful. What we have in this new biblical theology is an appreciation for the biblical story as a whole, an appreciation that provides a much-needed counterweight to the atomistic tendencies in much of our exegetical and theological work. Beale's book will make an important contribution." --Craig A. Evans, Acadia Divinity College

"Beale demonstrates new creation as an umbrella category covering all of the other major motifs not only in the New Testament but also in the relevant Old Testament and Second Temple Jewish background material. Along the way, readers are treated to outstanding up-to-date discussions of most of the main topics they have come to expect and some new ones. Throughout, Beale is thoroughly evangelical and thoroughly scholarly. This work is a true tour de force." --Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary

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Martyn Lloyd Jones' much loved series on Ephesians is one of the most complete commentaries on the important epistle. Now offered in paperback, the eight volumes Jones produced to cover Ephesians displays the respected pastor and author's elegant style and probing thought perfectly.

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Dr. Boice has saved his best commentary on Romans for last! Drawing from the messages of his popular radio series, he now explores the application section of the apostle Paul's letter---Romans 12--16---to share with you the enriching themes of mind renewal, the need for love among Christians, the believer's relationship to the state, and Christian liberty. Approx. 500 pages each, four paperback volumes from Baker

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CHRISTLESS CHRISTIANITY
The Alternative Gospel of the American Church
Michael Horton

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In another screed on what's wrong with American Christianity, theology professor Horton, of Westminster Seminary California, bemoans the slide of the American Christian church into what he, and others, call a moralistic, therapeutic deism. Drawing on studies, surveys and anecdotal evidence, Horton reaches the oft-repeated conclusion that American Christianity is self-centered rather than Christ-centered, Jesus is a life coach rather than a redeemer, and salvation is focused on therapeutic well-being. He rants against the purveyors of this watered-down Christianity--Robert Schuller, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer--but saves his most savage attack for megachurch preacher Joel Osteen, whom Horton depicts as a snake-oil salesman teaching that God is a personal shopper ready to deliver happiness and prosperity if only individuals let God know their needs. Horton reveals his lack of theological depth when he argues that ancient Gnostics saw God as no different from humans. Yet Gnosticism's entire point is this difference. Horton regrettably offers no recommendation for the reformation of American Christianity beyond a simplistic call to let the church be defined by the Gospel rather than the laws of the market. (Nov.)

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Is it possible that we have left Christ out of Christianity? Is the faith and practice of American Christians today more American than Christian? These are the provocative questions Michael Horton addresses in this thoughtful, insightful book. He argues that while we invoke the name of Christ, too often Christ and the Christ-centered gospel are pushed aside. The result is a message and a faith that are, in Horton's words, "trivial, sentimental, affirming, and irrelevant." This alternative "gospel" is a message of moralism, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion. It trivializes God, making him a means to our selfish ends. Horton skillfully diagnoses the problem and points to the solution: a return to the unadulterated gospel of salvation.

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REFORMED DOGMATICS: Volume 2- God and Creation
Herman Bavinck, John Bolt, ed.; John Vriend, translator

"Like Augustine, Calvin, and Edwards, Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom, and great expository skill, and to have these volumes now in full English is a wonderful enrichment. Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck's magisterial 'Reformed Dogmatics' remains after a century the supreme acievement of its kind." - J.I. Packer

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Herman Bavinck

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Author Information: Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1902.

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Herman Bavinck

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THE GOSPEL COMMISSION
Recovering God's Strategy for Making Disciples
Michael Horton

Are we really fulfilling Jesus's final command?

Many churches in America today want to be powerful, relevant, and influential in personal and social transformation. A plethora of programs for outreach, discipleship, and spiritual disciplines are available at any bookstore and on countless websites. Yet what we need most is a renewed understanding of and commitment to the Great Commission. We assume that we already know the nature of this commission and the appropriate methods of carrying it out.

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PUTTING AMAZING BACK INTO GRACE
Embracing the Heart of the Gospel
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Michael Horton

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Now revised and updated, 'Putting Amazing Back into Grace' reminds us of the Reformation's radical view of God and his saving grace, the liberating yet humbling truth that we contribute nothing to our salvation. Horton lays out the scriptural basis for this doctrine and its implications for a vibrant evangelical faith.

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Michael Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He hosts The White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author/editor of more than twenty books, including Christless Christianity, The Gospel-Driven Life, and The Gospel Commission.

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THE LAST DAYS ACCORDING TO JESUS
When Did Jesus Say He Would Return?
R.C. SPROUL

Now in paperback, this book focuses on what Jesus himself taught about the last days and the timing of his return. R.C. Sproul defends the trustworthiness of Jesus' teachings and addresses these questions: Who is the antichrist? When is the resurrection? When is the millennium?

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WILLING TO BELIEVE
The Controversy Over Free Will
R.C. SPROUL

What is the role of the will in believing the good news of the gospel? Why is there so much controversy over free will throughout church history? R. C. Sproul finds that Christians have often been influenced by pagan views of the human will that deny the effects of Adam's fall.

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R.C. SPROUL

What can we add to God's mercy to be saved? The Reformers broke with the Roman Church when they answered that Christians are justified by faith alone. But evangelicals no longer seem certain about that keystone of faith.

In Faith Alone, a Gold Medallion finalist and Evangelical Book Club main selection, R.?C. Sproul discerns a softening of the doctrine of justification and explains why Christians must return to the biblical, Reformation view. He provides biblical evidence and theological reasons why Protestantism and Roman Catholicism divided in the first place, and why that division remains an uncrossed chasm.

Now in paperback, Faith Alone offers a clear explanation of classic Protestant teaching on salvation, helping readers understand why this teaching is so important.

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"R. C. Sproul has done a masterful job of reminding us of the true nature of the gospel. Faith Alone is one of the most important books to be published in this decade." --Jerry Bridges, The Navigators Community Ministry Group

"The evangelical church is in a perilous condition, even to the point of abandoning the gospel which brought it into being. In this timely and relevant book, R. C. Sproul recalls us to the true apostolic gospel, justification by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone."--James M. Boice, former pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"In a day of rampant theological confusion and compromise, R. C. Sproul provides a voice of conviction deeply rooted in biblical truth and the faithful heritage of the gospel. He makes clear what is at stake in current patterns of evangelical compromise-the gospel itself." --R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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