God, Marriage and Family (2nd Edition)
This updated edition of Kouml;stenberger and Jones'sacclaimed work tackles the latest challenges to God's plan for thehome and urges a return to a biblical foundation.The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage,and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment...
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This updated edition of Kouml;stenberger and Jones'sacclaimed work tackles the latest challenges to God's plan for thehome and urges a return to a biblical foundation.The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage,and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God'spurposes for the home. Since then, explain authors AndreasKouml;stenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modernhouseholds has only intensified, and yet the solution remains thesame: obedience to and application of God's Word.In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family,Kouml;stenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies,cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and societyand further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporaryissues. This new edition includes an assessment of thefamily-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates oncorporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce andremarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parentingof teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be avaluable resource for personal and group study, Christiancounseling, and marriage and family courses.
"I love this book. It is the best on the subject, and at Mars Hill we have hundreds of couples read it each year as their premarital text. The men in Acts 29 also use it in their churches. God, Marriage, and Family is amazing, comprehensive, biblical, helpful, insightful, and without peer on the matters to which it speaks. I have read this book multiple times and am astounded at how much is packed in. I have also read the footnotes multiple times, and they alone are worth twice the price of the book. I am thrilled that God, Marriage, and Family is now updated and expanded and available in a second edition and am happy to endorse this amazing work and highly commend it to you. Read it, and give it to others, and you and they will be richly blessed." - Mark Driscoll, Founding Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President, the Resurgence; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network"In breadth of coverage, thoroughness of learning, clarity of analysis and argument and, I think, soundness of judgment, this solid, lucid, pastorally angled treatise has no peer. Evangelicals who research, debate, teach, and counsel on gender, sex, marriage, and family will find it an endlessly useful resource. The easy mastery with which the author threads his way through forty yearsrs" special pleadings gives this compendium landmark significance, and I recommend it highly." - J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College"The special value of this book lies in its pervasive exposition of Scripture. We are adrift in a sea of speculation without this. I am thankful for the book. I plan to give it to my grown children." - John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis"Anything Andreas Kouml;stenberger publishes is worthy of attention. His international education and experience, his teaching career, and his Christian character make him an author to be read with both care and anticipation. You may not agree with all his conclusions, but yours"ll be better equipped for living and teaching about God, marriage, and Family . Sensible, balanced, and biblical, this is a sound and timely summary of the Biblers"s teaching on some of the most basic and yet controversial topics in todayrs"s world. I highly recommend it." - Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks"If you are looking for just another collection of saccharine clicheacute;s about shiny happy Christian families, then you might want to leave this volume on the book-store shelf. In an era when too many Christians listen more intently to television therapists than to the Bible on the question of the family, this could be one of the most significant books you ever read." - Russell D. Moore, Dean, School of Theology; Senior Vice President for Academic Administration; Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary"The book is wide-ranging and reflects mature judgment in interpreting Scripture and applying it to life. The author does not avoid controversial issues, but in each case he treats the issues fairly with ample explanation of alternative views. This is an excellent book that deserves to be widely used." - Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona"This is a superb book-the work of a gifted exegete whose feet are firmly planted in this world. God, Marriage, and Family addresses the daunting issues facing todayrs"s Christians regarding marriage, divorce, remarriage, sexuality, children, contraception, abortion, singleness, sex roles, and leadership with radical bibli
The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's Word.
In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family, Köstenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporary issues. This new edition includes an assessment of the family-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates on corporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parenting of teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses.
Andreas J. Kostenberger (Drs., Vienna University of Economics, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of New Testament/Director of Ph.D. Studies at South East Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest. He is also the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the author of numerous books including The Gospel of John (Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament) Encountering the Gospel of John, The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament, and The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples according to the Fourth Gospel.
He also translated Adolf Schlatter's two-volume New Testament Theology. His current publications include The Pastoral Epistles (Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary); A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of Godand The Cradle, The Cross and The Crown.