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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…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Roger E. Olson, Kevin Bauder and John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

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: Fund… 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…

Essentials of Christian Thought

Essentials of Christian Thought

by Roger E. Olson

Christians disagree on doctrine, politics, church government, certain moral questions—just about everything under the sun, it can seem. Yet a unity remains, centered around a core outlook on God and the world that is common to all believers.Or at least, such an outlook should unite Christians of all theological and church backgrounds. However, alternat… 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…

Essentials of Christian Thought: Audio Lectures
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Essentials of Christian Thought: Audio Lectures

by Roger E. Olson and Roger Olson

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, The Essentials of Christian Thought: Audio Lectures includes high-quality live recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well … 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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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…

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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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…


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