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New Studies in Biblical Theology - Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John's Gospel (NSBT)

New Studies in Biblical Theology - Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John's Gospel (NSBT)

by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Scott R. Swain

From the patristic period until today, John's Gospel has served as a major source for the church's knowledge, doctrine and worship of the triune God. Among all New Testament documents the Fourth Gospel provides not only the most raw material for the doctrine of the Trinity, but also the most highly developed patterns of reflection on this material—… Read more…

Justification, Volume 1

Justification, Volume 1

by Michael Horton, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

The first of a two-volume project delving into the doctrine of justification. Michael Horton seeks not simply to recover a clear message of its role in modern Reformed theology, but also to bring a fresh discovery of the gospel in a time when contemporary debates around justification have reignited.The doctrine of justification stands at the center of our sy… Read more…

Justification, Volume 2

Justification, Volume 2

by Michael Horton, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

The second of a two-volume project delving into the doctrine of justification. Michael Horton seeks not simply to recover a clear message of its role in modern Reformed theology, but also to bring a fresh discovery of the gospel in a time when contemporary debates around justification have reignited.The doctrine of justification stands at the center of our s… Read more…

Retrieving Eternal Generation

Retrieving Eternal Generation

by Fred Sanders and Scott R. Swain

Although the doctrine of eternal generation has been affirmed by theologians of nearly every ecclesiastical tradition since the fourth century, it has fallen on hard times among evangelical theologians since the nineteenth century. The doctrine has been a structural element in two larger doctrinal complexes: Christology and the Trinity. The neglect of the do… Read more…

Sanctification

Sanctification

by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

Sanctification—the act or process of becoming holy—is one of the gifts of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it's often misunderstood by the modern church. Sanctification offers a Christ-centered and clear account of the doctrine by viewing it within its wider biblical and historical context.Churches too often allow their definitions of holiness… Read more…

Triune God

Triune God

by Fred Sanders, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

The Triune God aims to secure our knowledge of the triune God by rightly ordering the theological language with which we praise him. It reaches its conclusions about how the doctrine should be handled on the basis of the way the Trinity was revealed. As such, it is a study that offers dogmatic principles for Trinitarian exegesis. Half of the volume establish… Read more…

Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic

Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic

by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

This one-volume introduction to systematic theology draws deeply on the catholic and Reformed heritage to present the major doctrines of the Christian faith, displaying the power of theological retrieval for the church's renewal. Leading Reformed theologians, such as Kevin Vanhoozer, John Webster, Michael Horton, and Oliver Crisp, offer the "state of the… Read more…

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

by Michael Allen, Scott R. Swain and Christopher R. J. Holmes

Who is the Holy Spirit and how does the Spirit come to be in relation to the Father and the Son? What is the mission of the Spirit and where does it come from? Chris Holmes takes up the questions surrounding the Spirit’s procession and mission with the help of three of the church’s greatest teachers—Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Karl Barth… Read more…

Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation

Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation

by J. Todd Billings, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

Can Christians and churches be both catholic and Reformed? In this volume, two accomplished young theologians argue that to be Reformed means to go deeper into true catholicity rather than away from it. Their manifesto for a catholic and Reformed approach to dogmatics seeks theological renewal through retrieval of the rich resources of the historic Christian… Read more…

The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

by Scott R. Swain

Who is the God of the gospel? Robert W. Jenson's way of answering this question, according to Scott Swain, hinges on the nature of the relationship between God in himself and the redemptive events through which God becomes our God. Swain first locates Jenson's pursuit of a relentlessly "evangelical" understanding of God in the broader history… Read more…