Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue
What impact is the Calvinist/non-Calvinist debate having on the Southern Baptist Convention today? This book holds a theological conversation between followers of Christ about issues on which they often disagree. And while such controversial points of doctrine cannot...
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What impact is the Calvinist/non-Calvinist debate having on the Southern Baptist Convention today? This book holds a theological conversation between followers of Christ about issues on which they often disagree. And while such controversial points of doctrine cannot be ignored, neither should they put up impenetrable walls between groups that are committed to the same essential Christian beliefs.
Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue brings together new presentations from noted Southern Baptists including Daniel Akin, Tom Ascol, David Dockery, Charles Lawless, and Ed Stetzer that address misperceptions, stereotypes, and caricatures of the debate over Reformed theology. Each strives to speak the truth in love and humility while seeking clarity in the presentation of the Gospel, improving the health of our churches, and seeking the kingdom of Christ above all.
"What do we have to agree on? The doctrines of what it means for us to be lost, and of how we are saved could not be more important. This book explores how much we can disagree over these things and still work together. If you care about both evangelistic cooperation and doctrinal integrity, this book is a book for you."
-Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church and president of 9Marks.org
Brad J. Waggoner is president and publisher of B&H Publishing Group. A former dean of the School of Leadership & Church Ministry at Southern Seminary, he holds a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Religious Education degree and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the co-editor of "Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue". Waggoner and his wife have two sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee. ý
E. Ray Clendenen is Senior Editor of Bible and Bible Reference Books for B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is general editor of The New American Commentary, series editor of New American Commentary Studies in Bible and Theology, and served as associate general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, 1998-2004.
Dr. Clendenen has been a Baptist pastor, a staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a Christian college professor (Philadelphia Biblical University and Criswell College), and an adjunct professor at three Southern Baptist theological seminaries. He serves on the steering committee of Evangelical Theological Society Biblical Hebrew Language & Exegesis Consultation.
He served as Old Testament editor for a study Bible, wrote a brief popular commentary on the Minor Prophets for TheHolman Bible Handbook edited by David Dockery (B&H 1992), then a more scholarly commentary on Malachi (with Haggai), volume 21a in The New American Commentary series (B&H 2004), an associate editor of the Apologetics Study Bible (B&H 2007), and co-editor of Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue (B&H 2008). He has also written many chapters/articles and reviews for books and scholarly journals.
Dr. Clendenen studied anthropology at Rice University (B.A.), Hebrew and Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Dropsie University (M.A.), and Linguistics and ancient Greek history at The University of Texas at Arlington, associated with The Summer Institute of Linguistics (Ph.D.).