By Gregory A. Boyd
This re-creation of a well-liked textual content provides an obtainable but accomplished primer that is helping readers comprehend the breadth of viewpoints on significant matters in evangelical theology, with chapters utilizing the preferred 3- or four-views ebook structure. The authors rigorously research positions taken via evangelical students on seventeen seminal concerns. They lay out the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for every place in point-counterpoint type and talk about attainable objections.
The moment variation keeps the necessary good points of the 1st edition—end-of-chapter "For additional interpreting" sections and an intensive glossary—and provides an appendix that addresses 13 peripheral matters in modern evangelicalism.
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Extra info for Across the Spectrum. Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology
Some readers will undoubtedly feel that we have drawn the circle too large, including, for example, the annihilationist position as an evangelical option. Others may feel we have drawn the circle too small, omitting, for example, “evangelical” versions of universalism. We make no claim that our particular delineation of the parameters of evangelicalism is the correct one. Still less do we claim that our assessment of what constitutes a major and minor issue is infallible. We take some consolation in the awareness that disagreement over these matters would arise no matter where we drew the parameters and how we assessed the topics.
The present debate surrounding the providence of God began in the early sixteenth century.
3 2. A logical argument. Consider the following argument: a. God is perfect and thus cannot err. b. Scripture is God-breathed (inspired). c. What God breathes retains his perfect character. d. Scripture cannot err. The argument is logically sound. The question is, are all the premises valid? With few exceptions, evangelicals generally embrace a and b. Some do not embrace c, however. Yes, Scripture is “inspired,” they say, but this does not mean it is inerrant. Consider how paradoxical this position is, however.