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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…

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 twent… Read more…

For and Against Calvinism

For and Against Calvinism

by Michael Horton and Roger E. Olson

Two-book pack containing award-winning author Michael Horton’s For Calvinism and Roger Olson’s Against Calvinism. Taking us beyond the caricatures, Michael Horton invites us to explore the teachings of Calvinism, also commonly known as Reformed theology, by showing us how it is biblical and God-centered, leading us to live our lives fo… Read more…

Questions to All Your Answers
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Questions to All Your Answers

by Roger E. Olson, Maurice England and Maurice England

“Jesus is the answer.”“God has a perfect plan for your life.”“All sins are equal.”Sayings like these may make catchy bumper stickers, but as deep, life-changing truths they fall short. They are the earmarks of “folk religion”—a badly distorted pop-Christianity that thrives on clichés and slogans and resists reflection and examination. Such… Read more…

Reformed and Always Reforming (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology

Reformed and Always Reforming (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology

by Roger E. Olson, Craig Evans and Lee McDonald

The community of evangelicals sometimes seems so broad as to defy definition, but theological conservatism has been one consistent marker. Now, says theologian Roger Olson, postconservatism is moving beyond conventional battles against liberalism and heresy to posit a dynamic and realistic approach. While conservatives strive to preserve tradition and protec… Read more…

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism
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Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by Collin Hansen, Roger E. Olson, Andrew David Naselli, Mohler Jr., Stackhouse Jr., Tom Parks, Tom Parks and Kevin Bauder

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism.The contributors each state their case for one of four views on the spectrum of evangelicalism:-Kevin T. Bauder: Fundamentalism-R. Albert Mohler Jr… Read more…

Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition

Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition

by Roger E. Olson and Christian T. Collins Winn

The historical movement known as Pietism emphasized the response of faith and inward transformation as crucial aspects of conversion to Christ. Unfortunately, Pietism today is often equated with a “holier-than-thou” spiritual attitude, religious legalism, or withdrawal from involvement in society.In this book Roger Olson and Christian Collins Winn argue … 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…


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