Engaging the Doctrine of God
Author: Bruce L. McCormack
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Traditionally, evangelical theology has been committed to a position of classical theism, emphasizing God’s immutability and omniscience. Of late, traditional affirmations have been challenged by theologians who affirm a more christological focus (often drawing from Karl Barth’s theology) and by those who affirm a theology of “open theism.”
The essays gathered in this collection give evidence of the depth and creativity of contemporary evangelical theology as well as the variety of positions held by those within the movement. Part one focuses on New Testament studies and the earliest development of a Christian doctrine of God. Part two considers two figures who have significantly influenced evangelical theology. Part three examines the cross, the suffering and sovereignty of God, and the contemporary debate, and part four concludes with a chapter on theology and pastoral care.
Both scholars and clergy will find that these essays represent the range of thought within the evangelical tradition. The contributors provide readers with a stimulating guide to the contemporary debate.
Contributors: Pierre Berthoud, Henri A. Blocher, D. A. Carson, Oliver D. Crisp, Paul Helm, Donald Macleod, Bruce L. McCormack, John Webster, Stephen N. Williams, David F. Wright, and N. T. Wright.