Too often the virgin birth of Christ serves merely as an evangelical shibboleth instead of a doctrine that affects our lives. The theological meaning of the virgin birth is rich in and of itself. The author argues that the doctrine has been too long ignored by the church. Collecting from disparate sources into one brief accessible volume, Richard Shenk encourages the church towards boldness, to understand the rich theological treasure that the virgin birth of Christ is for us, and to live out its significance in joy and practice.
Richard A. Shenk is an Adjunct Professor of Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary; and Pastor of Village Evangelical Free Church, Independence, MN (USA). He holds a PhD from the University of Wales, Lampeter