The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology

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Evangelical theology is a burgeoning field. Evangelicals have been growing in numbers and prominence worldwide, and the rise to academic prominence of evangelical historians, scripture scholars, ethicists, and theologians--many of whom have changed the face of their disciplines--has demonstrated the growing maturity of this movement's intellectual leaders. This volume surveys the state of the discipline on topics of greatest importance to evangelical theology. Each chapter has been written by a theologian or scholar who is widely recognized for his or her published work and is considered a leading thinker on that particular topic. The authors critically assess the state of the question, from both classical and evangelical traditions, and propose a future direction for evangelical thinking on the subject.
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"It is a book of wide-ranging essays on the current state of evangelical theology, with contributions by a who's who of evangelical theology and practice (from Alistair McGrath and Scot McKnight to Dallas Willard and Howard Snyder). It is the rare reference book that is accessible and relevant."--Mark Galli, Christianity Today

"Suffice it to say in a short note that this volume easily assumes pride of place as the starting point for those interested in the state-of-the-question regarding evangelical theology...Kudos to the editor for this major achievement!"--Religious Studies Review

"Almost every entry is as fresh as it is erudite...this volume on the whole is well worth Lutheran attention."--Lutheran Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195369441
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, Roanoke College

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
A. Introduction
What is "evangelical"? (Mark Noll, Notre Dame)

B. The Bible and Theological Method
Scripture and hermeneutics (Kevin Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Faith and reason (Jay Wood, Wheaton College)
Faith and experience (Oliver Crisp, University of Bristol)
Faith and tradition (Alister McGrath, Oxford University)

C. Theological foundations
The Triune God (Robert Letham, Westminster Seminary)
Creation (Loren Wilkinson, Regent College)
Sin (Henri Blocher, Wheaton College Graduate School)
Jesus Christ (John Stackhouse, Regent College)
Holy Spirit (Craig Keener, Palmer Seminary)

D. Theology of Salvation
Israel and Salvation (Rikk Watts, Regent College)
Gospel (Scot McKnight, North Park University)
Conversion and redemption (Gordon Smith, reSource Leadership International)
Justification and atonement (Donald Bloesch, Dubuque Seminary, emeritus)
Discipleship (Dallas Willard, USC)
Spiritual practices (Simon Chan, Trinity Theological College, Singapore)
Eschatology (Trevor Hart, St. Andrews)

E. Theology of Church
Church and sacraments (Ephraim Radner, Wycliffe College, Toronto)
Church and churches: ecumenism (William Abraham, Perkins School of Theology)
Worship (John Witvliet, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin College and Seminary)
Spiritual gifts (Howard Snyder, Tyndale Seminary in Toronto)

F. Theology of Mission
Evangelism and missions (Michael McClymond, St. Louis University)
Other religions (Sung Wook Chung, Denver Seminary)

G. Theological approaches to contemporary life
The Bible and ethics (Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary; M. Daniel Carroll R., Denver Seminary)
Politics (Eric Gregory, Princeton University)
Economics (John Lunn, Hope College)
The arts (Roger Lundin, Wheaton College)
Science (Alister McGrath, University of London)
Sexuality (Robert Gagnon, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
Race (Timothy Tseng, Institute for the Study of Asian-American Christianity)
The Vulnerable-Abortion and Disability (Ben Mitchell, Trinity International University)
Gender (Cherith Fee Nordling, Calvin College)

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