Zondervan Get an A Study GuidesTrustworthy information, easy access. Six pages packed with critical information provide an ideal study aid for students and a quick, helpful reference for pastors. Information on the sheets comes from Dr. Wayne Grudem's award-winning Systematic Theology, an introduction with a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching, clear writing, frequent application to life, and a contemporary approach to subjects of special interest to the church today.No more hunting through textbooks, laboring over self-made study cards, or fumbling with sticky notes. These durable, three-hole-punched, laminated pages provide a quick overview of systematic theology in a handy, at-a-gla ... more
ation and Fall is Bonhoeffer's analysis of the 3 chapters of Genesis. Here he discusses the seeming scientific naivete behind the creation story. He also explores questions like God's beginning, image of God opposing God, where did evil come from, how did humanity lose its right to live in paradise. In Temptation he questions how temptation appeared in the midst of Eden's innocence, and explores the nature of evil.
Why is there sin, rape, drisease, war, pain and death in a good God's World? Every Christian asks--but rarely receives an answer. The Grand Demonstration penetrates deeply into scriptural teaching regarding the nature of God. Moving into territory others fear to tread, Jay Adams maintains that a fearless acceptance of biblical truth solves the so-called "problem of evil."
The "Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on important theological issues. These spirited discussions by authors who have agreed to disagree as they advocate their points of view will broaden your understanding, regardless of your own position. You'll find these stimulating books invaluable for sermon preparation, personal and group study, and keeping current on key theological issues.
First published in the aftermath of the Great Plague of London and entitled Sin, The Plague of Plagues, this book gives a crystal-clear explanation of what sin is, why it is so serious, and what we need to do about it. Here is reliable medicine for a fatal epidemic.
'We were nearly there when some figures blocked our way. I went cold all over. This was no chance encounter. They had planned this and waited for us. This was it.''Move out of the way Blackie' the skinhead said. 'We got business with your friend.' Star Smith has enough problems in life trying to keep her wacky family a secret. Then a black girl arrives on the scene.... With the racist attitudes of kids in her area Star knows that if she befriends Ebony she could lose more than her reputation.
Literary criticism has neglected to interpret contemporary literature from a distinctly religious perspective. Detweiler redresses this failing in a clear and comprehensive study of religious themes in contemporary fiction.
The last two decades have witnessed a vast upsurge in occult activity. Scores of popular books have warned Christians of the dangers and urged them to do battle against these spiritual forces. Few books, however, have developed a careful biblical theology on demons, principalities and powers. Clinton Arnold seeks to fill this gap, providing an in-depth look at Paul's letters and what they teach on the subject. For perspective, he examines first-century Greek, Roman and Jewish beliefs as well as Jesus'teaching about magic, sorcery and divination. Arguing against many recent interpretations that have seen principalities and powers as impersonal social, economic and political structures, Arnold contends that the New Testame ... more
Sin, death, and the devil, called "the unholy trinity" by Martin Luther, are the classic biblical tyrants. This volume, which takes its cue from John Paul II's description of Western society as a "culture of death", unveils the faces of sin, death, and the devil in modern culture. Far from being pessimistic, however, these engaging chapters by eight recognized theologians take care to affirm God's victory over the diabolical forces that oppress humanity -- a victory continually realized through the proclamation of the gospel and the sacraments of the church.
John Owen was one of the great Puritans of the 17th Century whose writings and theology have gone through a welcome resurgence of interest in the last fifty years. His writings are a constant reference source for spiritual truths and practical insights. Dr Steve Griffiths considers how Owen dealt with the problem of Sin, which as with all reformed theologians was a fundamental concern in his thinking. Owen's treatment of sin does not stand in isolation; it can only be considered in the light of his doctrine of God and what it means for man to reflect that image.
This book discusses the Christian doctrine of sin in relation to sexual abuse of children and the Holocaust, allowing these pathological situations to illuminate and question our understanding of sin. Taking seriously the explanatory power of secular discourses for analyzing and regulating therapeutic action in relation to such situations, the book asks whether the theological language of sin can offer further illumination by speaking of God and the world together. The book is unusual in discussing theHolocaust in relation to Christian doctrine.
Change is a daily fact of life, one that people often have a hard time embracing. But when change does come, people do want it to be meaningful to them and to have some enduring value for their lives. In Redemptive Change, R. R. Reno argues that modern culture fails to offer people the hope of meaningful and enduring change. He shows how modern philosophers have argued that people are self-sufficient, that they do not need God to complete their identities, and that whatever changes they experience are momentary and of no ultimate significance.Countering modern philosophy, Reno contends that the only meaningful change occurs in Christ. At the moment of atonement, people experience an enduring change that has momentous con ... more
Sin may seem like an outdated concept these days, but its consequences remain as destructive as ever. In both obvious and subtle ways, sin wreaks havoc in the world and in our lives. In this ambitious volume, Dr. Robert Pyne takes a close look at humankind through the pages of Scripture and the lens of modern culture. Humanity & Sin serves as a "reference manual" -- assembling the key teachings of the Bible on our origins, our essential nature, our sinful condition, and our eternal destiny. Here is a thought-provoking work straight from the Scriptures, which attempts to answer with integrity and skill some of life's most puzzling questions.
John Charles Ryle 1816 1900 was the first Bishop of Liverpool England. After a dazzling sporting career at school and university poised on the verge of national recognition he gave it all up to become a minister in the Church of England.However his leadership abilities on the field of play stood out and prepared him for the difficult task of being an evangelical leader of a mixed diocese in the most sectarian of English cities. Throughout his period in office Ryle was respected by his colleagues to the extent that even one of his most strident opponents broke down and wept at the news of his death. He was able to master the difficult task of being firm in his beliefs and loving in his application of them. His gracious sp ... more
Originally published in 1983 as Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin, this book is an updated combination of Fortune's experiences as a church educator, advocate for sexual abuse survivors, and pastor that answers a difficult question--How do we respond to sexual violence? With sexual violence no longer the "unmentionable" sin it was 20 years ago, and with much progress having been made in the ways we respond to sexual violence, Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited celebrates our changing consciousness but also continues to call religious leaders' and caregivers' attention to this pervasive constellation of problems.
SIN: THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE FORCE ON EARTH is a revealing exposi of the destructive power of sin. It gives understanding of why there is so much evil in the lives of mankind today. This book identifies what sin is, it origin and how it came to live in the heart of every man, woman, boy and girl born on this planet. It outlines startling examples of the brutal nature of sin in today's society and offers God's solution to it deadly effects.