Alister E Mcgrath and Evangelical Theology
Alister McGrath has had a tremendous impact on the renaissance of evangelical theology over the last twenty years. Regarded as one of the most widely read living theologians his theological work and writings has made an immense contribution to the...
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Alister McGrath has had a tremendous impact on the renaissance of evangelical theology over the last twenty years. Regarded as one of the most widely read living theologians his theological work and writings has made an immense contribution to the vitality and dynamics of evangelical theology.
This book invites evangelical theologians from various backgrounds to engage with his work and to chart a positive way forward for evangelical theology. Part One follows the theology of McGrath on justification, redemption, theology and science and post-liberal theology, whilst Part Two examines the essence, character, identity, methodology and future of evangelical theology.
Contributions include Graham Tomlin, Gerald Bray, Clark Pinnock, Gabriel Fackre, William Abraham, and a response given by McGrath himself.
'This is a very significant volume, with contributions from numerous scholars who have been influenced by Dr McGrath or are his colleagues. They come from both sides of the Atlantic, and embrace many aspects of Alister's encyclopaedic knowledge and phenomenal literary output. . . And unlike most Festschriften this one has a fascinating characteristic; a final chapter in which Professor McGrath responds with grace and shrewdness to the points raised by the contributors. This is an important book to buy.'
Canon Dr Michael Green, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
'It is a privilege and a pleasure to commend this set of weighty and wise essays that is being published to mark Professor Alister McGrath's fiftieth birthday. . . God be with you, Alister, as on you go. In a somewhat different sense from that of the old-time gladiators, I and many more of my generation say: nos morituri te salutamus. May your range and your acumen not diminish, your clarity not be clouded, and your vision of evangelicalism as the true wisdom, the true catholicity, and indeed the true Christianity never blur. Hold high the torch that has been passed to you and keep the books coming. We need them.'
From the foreword by J.I Packer
Revd Dr Andrew Goddard (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Tutor in Christian Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. In recent years he has played a significant role in the Anglican Communion debates on homosexuality and the nature of communion. He is the editor of Anvil, the Anglican evangelical theology journal and a Fellow of the Anglican Communion Institute. He is on the Faith and Order Advisory Group of the Church of England, the leadership team of Fulcrum and the Evangelical Alliance's Commission on Unity and Truth among Evangelicals.Andrew continues to write and speak on matters relating to the Anglican Communion and to sexuality and with Elisabeth (his wife) he is delivering the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity Lectures in 2006 on Redeeming Family, to be published by IVP in 2007, he has authored A Pocket Guide To Ethical Issues, Living The Word, Resisting The World and The Moral Leader (with Bishop James Jones).
David K. Clark (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of Theology at Bethel Seminary in 1988 after teaching philosophy and theology for 10 years at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. He taught full-time at Bethel until 2004 and now serves as lead pastor of Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville, Minnesota. The author of several books on apologetics, Clark most recently published To Know and Love God: Method for Theology, Readings In Christian Ethics (Vol 1 and 2) and Apologetics In The New Age . He has also written numerous essays and articles for a wide variety of scholarly and popular magazines.
Dennis L. Okholm, (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) teaches in the department of theology and philosophy at Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. Previously he was associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and an oblate of a Benedictine monastery (Blue Cloud Abbey, SD). He is also co-pastor of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, California. He has co-authored and co-edited several books, including two collections of papers presented at the annual Wheaton Theology Conference- Evangelicals & Scripture: Tradition, Authority and Hermeneutics and The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals & Post-liberals in Conversation, along with Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World and Welcome to the Family: An Introduction to Evangelical Christianity (all in partnership with Timothy R. Phillips). He is a member of numerous societies and boards and received a grant to work on a book-length project on the seven deadly sins.
William J. Abraham (D.Phil., Regent's Park College, Oxford University) is Albert Cook Outler Distinguished Professor of Theology and Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. His books include Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism (Oxford); Waking from Doctrinal Amnesia (Abingdon Press); The Logic of Evangelism(Eerdmans); The Rationality of Religious Belief, edited with Steven W. Holtzer (Clarendon Press); Divine Revelation and the Limits of Historical Criticism (Oxford University Press) and An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Prentice-Hall).
John R. Franke, (D.Phil. University of Oxford) is Professor of Theology at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield PA. Dr. Franke is particularly interested in engaging postmodern thought and culture from the perspective of Christian faith in order to explore the opportunities and challenges they present for the witness and ministry of the gospel. In addition to teaching at Biblical, he has lectured and taught on the relationships between theology, ministry, and postmodernity in the United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand and is actively involved in research and writing. In addition to publishing numerous articles and reviews, he is the co-author of Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context and the author of The Character of Theology and Barth for Armchair Theologians.
The Revd Dr Graham Tomlin (D.Phil., Oxon) is the Dean of St Mellitus College, London. He has authored a number of books including The Power of the Cross: Theology and the Death of Christ in Paul, Luther and Pascal (Paternoster 1999), The Provocative Church(SPCK 2002), The Responsive Church,(Intervarsity Press, 2002), The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them (Lion 2007), Luther and his World (Lion 2002), and Spiritual Fitness (Continuum, 2006).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Gabriel Fackre is Abbot Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts. His books include Restoring the Center: Essays Evangelical & Ecumenical; The Christian Story, Volume 1: A Narrative Interpretation of Basic Christian Doctrine; The Christian Story, Volume 2: Authority: Scripture in the Church for the World; The Church: Signs of the Spirit and Signs of the Times: The Christian Story, A Pastoral Systematics; Christology in Context: The Christian Story, A Pastoral Systematics; The Doctrine of Revelation: A Narrative Interpretation and (with Dorothy Fackre) Christian Basics: A Primer for Pilgrims (Eerdmans). Most recently he has revised The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr (Third edition)
John Roche (MSc, MA, DPhil (Oxon.) teaches the history of science at Linacre College, Oxford, and applied physics at Oxford Brookes University. He was Senior Consultant and Administrator to the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. His main research interest lies in using the history of physics to clarify difficult concepts in today's physics. His publications include The mathematics of measurement: a critical history (1998), and 'What is potential energy?', European Journal of Physics, 24 (Mar 2003), 185,96.
Dr. Sung Wook Chung (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Associate Professor of Theology at Denver Seminary. He has published numerous articles and books, both in English and Korean. He has authored Admiration and Challenge: Karl Barth's Theological Relationship with John Calvin (Peter Lang), and edited Alister McGrath and Evangelical Theology: A Dynamic Engagement, (Baker), Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ (Baker), and Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology (Baker).
Among his Korean books are The Trinitarian Theology and Spirituality, The Key Words of the Reformation, Christian Apologetics Made Easy, Christian Systematic Theology Made Easy, and The Theology and Spirituality of the Cross. Dr. Chung is also an official translator of Jonathan Edwards and has recently translated Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affections and Concert of Prayer into Korean. He is a frequent conference and seminar speaker.
Koorong - Editorial Review.
Dr. John M. Frame (M.A., M.Phil., Yale University) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary. An outstanding theologian, John Frame distinguished himself during 31 years on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary, and was a founding faculty member of WTS California.
He is best known for his prolific writings including ten volumes, a contributor to many books and reference volumes, as well as scholarly articles and magazines. Rev. Frame is a talented musician and discerning media critic who is deeply committed to the work of ministry and training pastors.
His select publications include Apologetics to the Glory of God (1994); Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of his Thought (1995); Worship in Spirit and Truth (1996), and Contemporary Music: a Biblical Defense (1997), and his recent major works in the Theology of Lordship series The Doctrine of God; The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God; Doctrine of the Christian Life and The Doctrine of the Word of God.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Elmer M. Colyer (Ph.D., Boston College/Andover Newton) is Professor of Historical Theology Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies. In addition to published articles and reviews in journals, including Scottish Journal of Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Religious Studies Review, and Christianity Today, Dr. Colyer edited Evangelical Theology in Transition: Theologians in Dialogue with Donald Bloesch and The Promise of Trinitarian Theology: Theologians in Dialogue with T. F. Torrance. Dr. Colyer is author of How to Read T.F. Torrance: Understanding His Trinitarian and Scientific Theology and The Nature of Doctrine in T. F. Torrance's Theology.
Gerald Bray (D. Litt., University of Paris-Sorbonne) is Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama and Director of Research for the Latimer Trust in Cambridge.
He is the author of The Doctrine of God (Contours of Christian Theology series, IVP); Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present (Apollos); Creeds, Councils, and Christ (Christian Focus Publications); Yours is the Kingdom: A systematic theology of the Lord's Prayer and most recently We Believe in One God (Volume 1, Ancient Christian Doctrine, IVP) and Commentaries on Romans and 1-2 Corinthians (Ancient Christian Texts, IVP).
He is also the editor of the Anglican journal Churchman, and has edited three volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (IVP) and the fist volume on Galatians and Ephesians (Volume 10, Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series, IVPress, 2011) and has most recently written God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology (Crossway, 2012).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Clark H. Pinnock (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, and has written or edited twenty books, including Most Moved Mover, More Than One Way, The Openness of God, Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit and The Scripture Principle. He is one of the main proponents of the Open Theism and Free-will Theism movements.