In this book, theologian and author Michael Jinkins probes the present state and future of the Reformed faith. Addressing increasing division over scriptural authority, ordination and marriage of gay and lesbian people, and other social issues, Jinkins looks at some...
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In this book, theologian and author Michael Jinkins probes the present state and future of the Reformed faith. Addressing increasing division over scriptural authority, ordination and marriage of gay and lesbian people, and other social issues, Jinkins looks at some of the hallmarks of the Reformed faith and discusses how these can be viewed anew. Topics covered include scriptural interpretation, the place of Christ, living in community, the life of the mind, unity versus schism, and spirituality and mystery. He concludes by showing how the Reformed faith is not a castle to be defended but a living treasure of great gifts.
Michael Jinkins (D.Min., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is Dean of the Faculty and professor of pastoral theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has also served as a pastor of several congregations. His books include Letters to New Pastors and Called to be Human (Eerdmans); Christianity, Tolerance and Pluralism (Routledge Press); The Church Faces Death: Ecclesiology in a Postmodern Context (Oxford University Press); An Invitation to Theology (InterVarsity Press) and In the House of the Lord: Inhabiting the Psalms of Lament (Liturgical Press).
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Susan R. Garrett (Yale University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D) is Professor of New Testament at Louisville Seminary and Fulbright Fellow, University of Tbingen, West Germany; 1998-99 recipient of a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology. Dr. Garrett is the coordinator of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
Some of her published works include The Demise of the Devil: Magic and the Demonic in Lukes Writings (Fortress, 1989), The Temptations of Jesus in Marks Gospel (Eerdmans, 1998), and Making Time for God: Daily Devotions for Children and Families to Share (Baker Book House, 2002); co-authored with LPTS professor Amy Plantinga Pauw). Present research and writing projects include a study of angels in the Bible and in popular culture, and her latest book is No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus.