J. I. Packer and the Evangelical Future: The Impact of His Life and Thought

J. I. Packer and the Evangelical Future: The Impact of His Life and Thought

by Timothy George (Editor)


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J. I. Packer and the Evangelical Future: The Impact of His Life and Thought by Timothy George

J. I. Packer is one of the most significant evangelical theologians of the last one hundred years. In this book, a team of leading scholars—including Chuck Colson, Mark Dever, Timothy George, Bruce Hindmarsh, Edith Humphrey, James Earl Massey, Alister McGrath, David Neff, and Richard John Neuhaus—assesses Packer's impact on evangelicalism over the past half century and asks what more we can learn from him about ministry and the evangelical future. J. I. Packer himself offers a response and reflection. The book also includes a full bibliography of Packer's writings, which is the most comprehensive listing of his writings in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801033872
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Beeson Divinity Studies Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Theology of the Reformers and God the Holy Trinity. He is a member of the editorial council for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board of Books & Culture and the Harvard Theological Review.

Table of Contents

Preface by Timothy George
1. The Great Tradition: J. I. Packer on Engaging with the Past to Enrich the Present (Alister McGrath)
2. The Gifts of J. I. Packer: A Cool Head, a Warm Heart, and the Great Tradition (Edith M. Humphrey)
3. Pumping Truth: Journalism, Theology, and the Thirst for Truth (David Neff)
4. J. I. Packer's Theological Method (Don J. Payne)
5. God Has Spoken: The Primacy of Scripture in J. I. Packer's Ministry (Paul R. House)
6. J. I. Packer and Pastoral Wisdom from the Puritans (Mark E. Dever)
7. Retrieval and Renewal: A Model for Evangelical Spiritual Vitality (D. Bruce Hindmarsh)
8. J. I. Packer: An English Non-Conformist Perspective (Carl R. Trueman)
9. Packer, Puritans, and Postmoderns (Charles W. Colson)
10. Christ without Culture (Richard John Neuhaus)
11. On Knowing God (James Earl Massey)
12. Unde, Quonam, et Quemadmodum? Learning Latin (and Other Things) from Packer (Timothy George)
13. Reflection and Response (J. I. Packer)
14. Bibliography of the Works of J. I. Packer, July 1952-August 2008
15. A Tribute to J. I. Packer

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