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Teach Us to Pray: The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church and Today

Teach Us to Pray: The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church and Today

by Justo L. González

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the oldest and most widely used short summaries not only of how Christians pray but of what they believe about God, the world, and humankind. Justo González, whose textbooks have taught Christian doctrine and history to thousands of pastors, draws on scripture, the Church Fathers, and his own life experience to make this vi… Read more…

Knowing Our Faith: A Guide for Believers, Seekers, and Christian Communities

Knowing Our Faith: A Guide for Believers, Seekers, and Christian Communities

by Justo L. Gonzalez and Justo L. González

“I do not hope to convince you so that you will believe. That is to be left to the Holy Spirit. I write to you because you share the faith by which I live. I write so that you may share my joy in seeking to understand better this truth that our hearts believe and love.” In Knowing Our Faith Justo González introduces the Chris… Read more…

A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

by Justo L. González

In this accessible historical overview of Sunday, noted scholar Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present. After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observanc… Read more…

The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures

The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures

by Justo L. González

Few thinkers have been as influential as Augustine of Hippo. His writings, such as Confessions and City of God, have left an indelible mark on Western Christianity. He has become so synonymous with Christianity in the West that we easily forget he was a man of two cultures: African and Greco-Roman. The mixture of African Christianity and Greco-Roman rhetoric… Read more…

The Story Luke Tells: Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel

The Story Luke Tells: Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel

by Justo L. Gonzalez and Justo L. González

Among New Testament writers, who is the best historian? Without a doubt, says Justo Gonzalez, it’s Luke. Concerned about the particulars of people and events, Luke also gives readers the big picture, positioning the stories of Jesus not just in the history of Israel but in the history of humankind. Luke uniquely tells us the grand story of salvation -- the… Read more…

Heretics for Armchair Theologians

Heretics for Armchair Theologians

by Justo L. González and Catherine Gunsalus González

In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzalez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these "heretics," including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, a… Read more…

The Apostles' Creed for Today

The Apostles' Creed for Today

by Justo L. González

This volume in the popular For Today series, written by the highly respected theologian and author Justo González, explains the familiar Apostles' Creed in easy, accessible language. González explores not only what the Creed meant in the early centuries but also its ongoing importance and relevance for Christian faith and practice today.The For Tod… Read more…