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Robert Kolb (Author)
Release date: 
January 1, 2017

Galvanized by Erasmus' teaching on free will, Martin Luther wrote De servo arbitrio, or The Bondage of the Will, insisting that the sinful human will could not turn itself to God. In this first study to investigate the sixteenth-century reception of De servo, Robert Kolb unpacks Luther's theology and recounts his followers' ensuing disputes until their resolution in the Lutheran churches' 1577 Formula of Concord. 

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January 1, 2017

The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy: human free will. Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O. Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus. Following a substantial introduction by James A. Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debate, Forde thoroughly explores Luther's "Bondage of the Will" and the dispute between Erasmus and Luther that it reflects. 

Oswald Bayer (Author)
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January 1, 2017

"Living by faith" is much more than a general Christian precept; it is the fundamental posture of believers in a world rife with suffering and injustice. In this penetrating reflection on the meaning of "justification," Oswald Bayer shows how this key religious term provides a comprehensive horizon for discussing every aspect of Christian theology, from creation to the end times.

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December 1, 2016

Being Deified examines the importance of deification to Christian theology and the place of human creativity in deification.

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December 1, 2016

In this collection, MacKinnon’s central writings on the major themes of ecclesiology, and especially the relationship of the church to theology, are gathered in one source: including his two volumes from the 1940 ‘Signposts’ series and a later collection of essays entitled ‘Stripping of the Altars’.

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December 1, 2016

Encountering Reality argues for a new appreciation of T. F. Torrance on epistemology and reality. Torrance emphasizes the distinction between truth and truthfulness, thereby reorienting the discussion from a focus on statements to a focus on being.

Jason Micheli (Author)
Release date: 
December 1, 2016

Jason Micheli, a young father, husband, and pastor, was diagnosed with a bone cancer so rare and deadly that his doctors didn’t classify it with one of the normal four stages—they simply called it “stage-serious.” But Micheli wasn’t going to let the cancer kill his spirit, his faith, or his sense of humor. He knew that the promise of faith makes hope possible. And approaching cancer as fodder for some bowel-busting humor helps, too. This is a funny, no-holds-barred, irreverent-yet-faithful take on a disease that has touched every family.

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