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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 and Kevin Bauder

Narrated by Tom Parks

Understand the history, core values, and divisions as they've developed within the Evangelical Christian movement.Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalismcompares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum. Each contributor offers their case for one of four primary views:Fundamentalism – defended by… Read more…

Questions to All Your Answers
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Questions to All Your Answers

by Roger E. Olson and Maurice England

Narrated by 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…

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

20th-Century Theology: God and 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…

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 and Jeremy Johnson

Narrated by author of The Jesus Creed Scot McKnight 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 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

Christianity Today Book of the Year Award 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… Read more…

Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God

Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God

by Roger E. Olson and Stanley J. Grenz

To many Christians theology is something alien, overly intellectual and wholly unappealing. Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology. Yet theology—most simply, the knowledge of God—is essential to the life and health of the church. In this short introduction, Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, two theologians who c… 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…

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…

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…


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