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God in Dispute

God in Dispute

by Roger E. Olson

God in Dispute creatively explores the history of Christian thought by imagining a series of twenty-nine dialogues and debates among key figures throughout church history. It traces the history of theology via such conversation partners as Augustine and Pelagius, Calvin and Arminius, Barth and Brunner, and Bultmann and Pannenberg. Each imagined dialogue incl… Read more…

How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative
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How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative

by Roger E. Olson, author of The Jesus Creed Scot McKnight, author of The Jesus Creed Scot McKnight, Jeremy Johnson and Jeremy Johnson

Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology and social attitudes. Some are scandalized by any separation between them. As one evangelical pastor's wife declared to a church group "We are a conservative people!"In fact, however, evangelicals have not always been conservative; radical stances on doc… Read more…

The Mosaic of Christian Belief Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity

The Mosaic of Christian Belief Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity

by Roger E. Olson

An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist! The story of Christian theology has often been divisive and disjointed. Providing this companion volume to his earlier work The Story of Christian Theology, Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He fin… Read more…

Against Calvinism
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Against Calvinism

by Roger E. Olson, Maurice England and Maurice England

Calvinist theology has been debated and promoted for centuries. But is it a theology that should last? Roger Olson suggests that Calvinism, also commonly known as Reformed theology, holds an unwarranted place in our list of accepted theologies. In Against Calvinism, readers will find scholarly arguments explaining why Calvinist theology is incorrect and how … Read more…

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform

by Roger E. Olson

Voted a 2000 Book of the Year by Christianity TodayWinner of a year 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award History is made up of stories--narratives that recount the events, movements, ideas and lives that have shaped religions and nations. Theologian Roger Olson believes that the history of Christian theology should be told as such a story, one replete with thi… Read more…

Finding God in the Shack Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption

Finding God in the Shack Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption

by Roger E. Olson

The Shack has touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Many have identified with the main character's Great Sadness, the terrible burden of grief that often accompanies and follows a deep loss, for the Great Sadness is part of the human condition. And it compels us to ask, Where is God? Who is God?&… Read more…

The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

by Roger E. Olson

Modernity has been an age of revolutions—political, scientific, industrial and philosophical. Consequently, it has also been an age of revolutions in theology, as Christians attempt to make sense of their faith in light of the cultural upheavals around them, what Walter Lippman once called the "acids of modernity." Modern theology is the result of … Read more…

The Mosaic of Christian Belief

The Mosaic of Christian Belief

by Roger E. Olson

In The Mosaic of Christian Belief Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives. The mosaic tha… Read more…

Questions to All Your Answers

Questions to All Your Answers

by Roger E. Olson and Dan Kimball

Many Christians’ faith exists as a loose collection of unexamined clichés and slogans borrowed from songs, devotional books, sermon illustrations, and even the internet. Too often this belief system (if it can be called a “system”) lacks coherence and intelligibility; it can hardly be expressed, let alone defended, to others. The problem with folk rel… Read more…

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How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative

How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative

by Roger E. Olson and author of The Jesus Creed Scot McKnight

Many people equate evangelical Christianity with conservatism in religion, politics, theology and social attitudes. Some are scandalized by any separation between them. As one evangelical pastor's wife declared to a church group "We are a conservative people!" In fact, however, evangelicals have not always been conservative; radical stances on do… Read more…

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Against Calvinism

Against Calvinism

by Roger E. Olson

Calvinist theology has been debated and promoted for centuries. But is it a theology that should last? Roger Olson suggests that Calvinism, also commonly known as Reformed theology, holds an unwarranted place in our list of accepted theologies. In Against Calvinism, readers will find scholarly arguments explaining why Calvinist theology is incorrect and how … Read more…

20th-Century Theology: God  the World in a Transitional Age

20th-Century Theology: God the World in a Transitional Age

by Roger E. Olson and Stanley J. Grenz

Recipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics' Choice Award Now in paperback! Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson offer in this text a sympathetic introduction to twentieth-century theology and a critical survey of its significant thinkers and movements. Of particular interest is their attempt to show how twentieth-century theology has moved back and fort… Read more…


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