12 Must-See Books on Biblical Studies (ETS, AAR, SBL Checklist Part 2)

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The 2016 annual conferences ETS and AAR/SBL are near! We rounded up a short list of Zondervan’s must-see books on biblical studies. (Also see our must-see books on theology.) Here’s the list in no particular order, including news on special deals and a few comments from readers.

Drop by the Zondervan booth at the conferences in San Antonio and get these books 50% off! (And don’t miss the special Counterpoints deal below.)

1. No God but One: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam & Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi

“It has been a decade since I decided to leave Islam, and the fallout of my decision haunts me every day. I knew it would, but I also knew that I was sure.” –Nabeel Qureshi

Find out why

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10 Must-See Books on Theology (ETS, AAR, SBL Checklist Part 1)

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With the conferences ETS and AAR/SBL nearly here, we rounded up a short list of Zondervan’s must-see books on theology. (Also see our must-see books on biblical studies.) Here’s the list in no particular order, including some comments from discerning reviewers.

Drop by our conference booth in San Antonio and get these books 50% off! (And don’t miss the special conference deals on The Triune God and the new Counterpoints volumes, detailed below.)

1. The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics) by Fred Sanders

triunegodThis will be just $10 (60% off) at ETS and AAR/SBL.

Don’t miss the review session on this book at ETS! It will follow author Fred Sanders’ plenary on this book. Here are details:

Responses to Fred Sanders’s book, The Triune God

Thursday,…

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Attending ETS, AAR, or SBL in November 2016? Get Free Stuff at Zondervan’s Booth

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Are you headed to San Antonio for the 2016 annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), American Academy of Religion (AAR), or the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)? Drop by our booth at the conferences, because if you spend $35 or more, you get to choose a free t-shirt or tote. Check out your 3 choices below.

 

Come to the Zondervan Booth… ETS: Booth #200 AAR/SBL: Booth #220-221

 

…Get 1 of 3 choices

We have a limited number of each item, so don’t delay in coming to our booth! Again, just spend $35 or more and one of these is yours:

1. T-SHIRT: “Beware the man of one book” —Thomas Aquinas (Attrib.)

In other words, beware narrow learning. This is…

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Counterpoints Software Sale: $7 Apiece at Olive Tree and Accordance

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The historical Adam. Inerrancy. Divine providence. Final judgment. Each book in the Counterpoints series is indispensable for understanding different views on the foundational issues of Christianity. If it’s vital, it’s in Counterpoints…

And Counterpoints software is on sale for $7 apiece for a short time, at Olive Tree and Accordance.

See the Deals:

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Don’t delay! This deal will disappear on November 20, 2016!

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What’s special about the Counterpoints series?

Counterpoints volumes offer you expert dialogue on issues important to Christians.

Each Counterpoints volume—let’s take Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? for an example—contains multiple contributing authors from various theological backgrounds. Each expert…

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[Common Places]: Pro-Nicene Theology: Eternal Generation

Josh Malone on 5 months ago.

Our current series, Pro-Nicene Theology, offers doctrinal and exegetical entries to the key tenets of basic Trinitarian orthodoxy as developed in the early centuries of the church. For introduction to the series, see this first post.

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“When the vital article of the eternal generation is lost, the whole gospel becomes mere history.”[1]

The doctrine of eternal generation seeks to specify the origin of Jesus Christ in the eternal life of the one God in a very particular way—a way that simultaneously shows a resonance between theology and economy yet never ceases to maintain a clear distinction between Creator and creature. Together with divine simplicity, inseparable operations, and the rest of the pro-Nicene toolkit, eternal…

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How Do Catholics and Protestants Disagree over Salvation & Justification?

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9780310527930On October 31, 1517, an unsuspecting monk ventured to challenge the prevailing ecclesial authorities of his day by posting his “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

Underlying his disputes with the Indulgence Industrial Complex was a theme that would become one of the single most important rallying points in the Protestant Reformation. John Calvin pointedly named this theme:

The only point in dispute is how we are deemed righteous in the sight of God. (Acts of the Council of Trent)

This point of dispute still sits at the heart of what divides Catholics and Protestants five hundred years later. But how exactly do they differ? And is there no point of agreement…

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How Do Catholics and Protestants Disagree over Scripture & Tradition?

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9780310527930In 1994, leading Catholic and Evangelical leaders signed the document “Evangelicals and Catholics Together,” affirming their common faith and common mission on the eve of the third millennium.

Five years later, mainline Lutherans and the Catholic Church similarly came together to bury the hatchet, as it were, in their “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.”

While such ecumenical endeavors are encouraging, do they belie the real differences that exist between Protestants and Catholics? If so, what are they, and why are they significant?

The Unfinished Reformation brings clarity to these questions by examining what unites and divides these two dominant Christian groups. Theologian Gregg Allison and pastor Chris Castaldo take a nuanced and thoughtful look at the doctrines and practices of…

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[Common Places] Pro-Nicene Theology: Exegesis and Inseparable Operations of the Trinity

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Our current series, Pro-Nicene Theology, offers doctrinal and exegetical entries to the key tenets of basic Trinitarian orthodoxy as developed in the early centuries of the church. For introduction to the series, see this first post.

A Tale of Three Agents?

There’s a kind of conventional Christian wisdom about the New Testament that goes like this: the Gospels tell the story of three distinct characters who co-operate beautifully to save us. The Father so loves the world he created that he sends the Son to it; the Son takes on human nature and atones for the sins of the world; the Holy Spirit applies that purchased redemption and indwells the redeemed. When you add up the three parts, as you simply must, you get the complete work of salvation. And that complete work of salvation corresponds precisely to the…

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5 Things Russell Jeung Learned Among Ancestors & Refugees

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9780310527831From Syrian refugees to Latin American immigrants, Westerners are wrestling with complicated realities of exile in all of its forms.

What does it mean to be the Church for such people, and what can we learn from our refugee neighbors as we love them in the name of Jesus? Russell Jeung helps us wrestle with such questions.

In his spiritual memoir At Home in Exile, Jeung shares the joyful and occasionally harrowing stories of his life in East Oakland’s Murder Dubs neighborhood, and how those experiences with exile and relationships with refugees shaped his faith.

What I’ve learned from my family and gained from my refugee neighbors is a more precious gift. I have come to realize that both now and in the…

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Reaching Muslims: The Case for the Gospel

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Today’s post is from Nabeel Qureshi, whose new Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus online course is now available. For a limited time, get free access to a portion of the course, The Case for the Gospel.

I was raised a Muslim, and it was through a friendship that I was able to see that perhaps Christianity was true.

A friend of mine over the course of three and a half years made the case for Christianity for me. He told me that it wasn’t a religion of polytheism and falsehood, but actually a religion of hope and faith, and in fact, a relationship with our Father, God himself.

In the course of doing that, he also showed me that perhaps Islam wasn’t what I had always thought it was.

Relationships and Apologetics

So it was through relationships and…

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Is Muhammad a Prophet of God? Muslims Give Three Positive Arguments

Jeremy Bouma on 6 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

nogodbutone_newsletterThere is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.

Muhammad’s status as a prophetic messenger of God is the key identifying declaration and central pillar of Islam. It is announced multiple times a day before prayers and recited in the heart of every Muslim.

But is Muhammad a prophet of God?

Growing up, Muhammad’s prophethood was a given for former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi. But when he was challenged to investigate the evidence for Islam and Christianity, he explains in his new book No God but One what he discovered:

The three reasons most commonly given by Muslims to accept Muhammad as a prophet—his character, prophecies in the Bible, and miraculous scientific insights—are all very problematic. As a result, we are left…

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How Should Christians Argue about Politics? (eBook Flash Sale)

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While our electoral season is nearly complete, the election isn’t an ending: it’s a beginning. No matter who wins, how should Christians respond? How should we argue? How should we engage in public life over the next four years and beyond?

To help with these challenges, today we’re launching a flash sale on a small handful of eBooks that will help you explore vital Christian perspectives on politics and public life. Gain a fresh perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time (and save quite a bit of money) with these deals:

Politics—According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem is 70% OFF. “A sweeping, and inspiring, guide to politics and government,” says Hugh Hewitt. “A comprehensive but extremely readable and easy-to-use primer on how a Christian guided by Scripture should think about all of the many…

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