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Counterpoints (32 Volume Collection)

Counterpoints (32 Volume Collection)

by Mark L. Strauss, Michael F. Bird, Paul E. Engle, Wayne Grudem, Ardel Caneday, Kenneth Berding, Stanley N. Gundry, Darrell Bock, John H. Armstrong, Matthew Barrett, Paul Basden, James R. Beck, Steven B. Cowan and William Crockett

The Counterpoints Series provides a variety of viewpoints on various widely discussed theological topics. Unlike many theological works, the different views are all presented by well-known authors and scholars who actually advocate the view in question. The views are also presented in a debate-like format with rebuttals by the other authors included after … Read more…

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Counterpoints Biblical Studies Collection: 8-Volume Set

Counterpoints Biblical Studies Collection: 8-Volume Set

The Counterpoints Biblical Studies Collection: 8-Volume Set is a value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is over $155), covering topics the area of biblical studies including volumes on the historical Adam, the genre of the early chapters of Genesis, the Canaanite genocide, the New Testament use of the Old Testament, the apostle Pau… Read more…

Counterpoints Church Life and Ministry Collection: 7-Volume Set

Counterpoints Church Life and Ministry Collection: 7-Volume Set

The Counterpoints Church Life and Ministry Collection: 7-Volume Set is a value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is $140), covering topics the area of ministry including volumes on the baptism, women in ministry, the Lord’s Supper, remarriage and divorce, and much more. With volumes featuring contributions from … Read more…

Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection One: 9-Volume Set

Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection One: 9-Volume Set

The Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection One: 9-Volume Set is a value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is over $180), covering diverse topics in the area of theology including volumes on hell, the millennium, the rapture, eternal security, sanctification, and much more. With volumes featuring contribution… Read more…

Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set

Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set

The Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set is a value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is over $175), covering diverse topics in the area of theology including volumes on biblical inerrancy, miraculous gifts, creation and evolution, the trinity, divine providence, and much more. With volum… Read more…

Counterpoints: Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?

Counterpoints: Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?

by Stanley N. Gundry

Are the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and healing for today? No, say cessationists. Yes, say Pentecostal and Third Wave Christians. Maybe, say a large sector of open-but-cautious evangelicals. What’s the answer? Is there an answer? Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? takes you to the heart of the charismatic controversy. It provides an impartial format for compa… Read more…

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

by Paul E. Engle

Gaining form and momentum over the second half of the 20th century, the Church Growth movement has become an enormous shaping force on the Western church today. You may love it, you may hate it, but you can’t deny its impact. But what exactly is Church Growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it bee… Read more…

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

by Paul E. Engle

What does worship look like? Is there just one truly right way to worship? Are there any wrong ways? To what extent should our unity as believers manifest itself in unified public worship? Sadly, disagreement over how we should worship our loving God has sparked some most unloving attitudes among Christians. Exploring the Worship Spectrum seeks to correct th… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Apologetics

Counterpoints: Five Views on Apologetics

by Stanley N. Gundry

The goal of apologetics is to persuasively answer honest objections that keep people from faith in Jesus Christ. But of several apologetic approaches, which is most effective? Five Views on Apologetics examines the “how-to” of apologetics, putting five prominent views under the microscope: Classical, Evidential, Presuppositional, Reformed Epistemology, a… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy

Counterpoints: Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy

by Stanley N. Gundry

There is little doubt that the inerrancy of the Bible is a current and often contentious topic among evangelicals. Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge. Each essay in Five Vie… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Law and Gospel

Counterpoints: Five Views on Law and Gospel

by Stanley N. Gundry

Do the Law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the Gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions. This book explores five major approache… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Sanctification

Counterpoints: Five Views on Sanctification

by Stanley N. Gundry

Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification. Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understan… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Christian Spirituality

Counterpoints: Four Views on Christian Spirituality

by Stanley N. Gundry

Amid a culture that is both fascinated by spirituality and inundated by a dizzying variety of options for pursuing it, many Christians long for a deeper, more historically rooted spiritual life. In Four Views on Christian Spirituality, general editor Bruce Demarest presents an invaluable resource for study and comparison of the major Christian perspectives o… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Divine Providence

Counterpoints: Four Views on Divine Providence

by Stanley N. Gundry

Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (pr… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Eternal Security

Counterpoints: Four Views on Eternal Security

by Stanley N. Gundry

Does the Bible support the concept of 'once saved, always saved,' or can a person lose his or her salvation? How do the Scriptures portray the complex interplay between grace and free will? These and related questions are explored from different angles in this thought-provoking Counterpoints volume. The contributors each state their case for one of f… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Hell

Counterpoints: Four Views on Hell

by Stanley N. Gundry

Most contemporary Christians acknowledge the doctrine of hell, but they’d rather not think about how God punishes the wicked. The authors of Four Views on Hell meet this subject head-on with different views on what the Scriptures say. Is hell to be understood literally as a place of eternal smoke and flames? Or are such images simply metaphors for a real b… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

Counterpoints: Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

by Stanley N. Gundry

The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology---and those of others---can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World

Counterpoints: Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World

by Stanley N. Gundry

To read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrou… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Apostle Paul

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Apostle Paul

by Stanley N. Gundry

The apostle Paul was a vital force in the development of Christianity. Paul’s historical and religious context affects the theological interpretation of Paul’s writings, no small issue in the whole of Christian theology. Recent years have seen much controversy about the apostle Paul, his religious and social context, and its effects on his theology. In t… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

by Stanley N. Gundry

Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler and Krushchev to credit cards and the Int… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Historical Adam

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Historical Adam

by Stanley N. Gundry

As a part of the Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four primary views on Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree. You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theol… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment

by Stanley N. Gundry

Through a discussion of Biblical texts, this book presents four perspectives on the role of works at the final judgment including: Robert N. Wilkin: Works will determine rewards but not salvation: At the Judgment Seat of Christ each believer will be judged by Christ to determine his eternal rewards, but he remains eternally secure even if the judgment revea… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by Stanley N. Gundry

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…

Counterpoints: Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?

Counterpoints: Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?

by James K. Hoffmeier, Gordon Wenham and Kenton L. Sparks

There is little doubt that in recent years the nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. This Counterpoints volume introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. Each contributor identifies their position on the genre of Genesis 1-11, addressing why it is appropriate to the … Read more…

Counterpoints: How Jewish Is Christianity

Counterpoints: How Jewish Is Christianity

by Stanley N. Gundry and Louis Goldberg

Diverse perspectives about the messianic movement --- from six contributors. Are Messianic congregations necessary or should Jewish believers be incorporated into the Gentile church? This is the topic of the latest volume in the Counterpoints series. The question of how Christian Jews relate their Jewish practices and customs to the church has been an issue … Read more…

Counterpoints: Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church

Counterpoints: Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church

by Paul E. Engle

A biblical and practical case for three main evangelical views on remarriage after divorce Among born-again Christians, 27 percent have experienced divorce as compared to 24 percent in the general population. Yet no consensus exists among evangelicals on their views of remarriage, leaving many Christians confused. This single volume summarizes and explores t… Read more…

Counterpoints: Show Them No Mercy

Counterpoints: Show Them No Mercy

by Stanley N. Gundry

A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament. Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction---all men, women, and children---of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies a… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

Counterpoints: Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

by Stanley N. Gundry

To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical. Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries-old church traditions. Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itsel… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

by Stanley N. Gundry

Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: pr… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Counterpoints: Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

by Stanley N. Gundry

To read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrou… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Rapture

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Rapture

by Stanley N. Gundry

Premillennialists continue to be divided on the question of the rapture of the church. Will it occur before, in the middle of, or after the tribulation? Drs. Feinberg (pretribulation), Archer (midtribulation), and Moo (post-tribulation) present the cases for their respective positions. They also critique each other’s positions, and they provide a defense i… Read more…

Counterpoints: Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity

Counterpoints: Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity

by Stanley N. Gundry

The doctrine of the Trinity stands front and center of the Christian faith and its articulation. After a sustained drought of trinitarian engagement, the doctrine of the Trinity has increasingly resurged to the forefront of Evangelical confession. The second half of the twentieth century, however, saw a different kind of trinitarian theology developing, givi… Read more…

Counterpoints: Two Views on Women in Ministry

Counterpoints: Two Views on Women in Ministry

by Stanley N. Gundry

What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each… Read more…

Counterpoints: Understanding Four Views on Baptism

Counterpoints: Understanding Four Views on Baptism

by Paul E. Engle

What is the significance of water baptism? Who should be baptized? Is infant baptism scriptural? Which is the proper baptismal mode: sprinkling, pouring, or immersion? Should people be rebaptized if they join a church that teaches a different form of baptism? Should baptism be required for church membership? These and other questions are explored in this tho… Read more…

Counterpoints: Understanding Four Views on the Lord's Supper

Counterpoints: Understanding Four Views on the Lord's Supper

by Paul E. Engle

Who should participate in the Lord’s Supper? How frequently should we observe it? What does this meal mean? What happens when we eat the bread and drink from the cup? What do Christians disagree about and what do they hold in common? These and other questions are explored in this thought-provoking book. This new volume in the Counterpoin… Read more…

Counterpoints: Who Runs the Church

Counterpoints: Who Runs the Church

by Paul E. Engle

Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way th… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on Creation and Evolution

Counterpoints: Three Views on Creation and Evolution

by Stanley N. Gundry

For Christians, the issues raised by the different views on creation and evolution are challenging. Can a 'young earth' be reconciled with a universe that appears to be billions of years old? Does scientific evidence point to a God who designed the universe and life in all its complexity? Three Views on Creation and Evolution deals with these and sim… Read more…