Request an Exam Copy

Evangelical Theology Blog Tour Round-Up

Categories Theology

  Evangelical_theology
At the end of October we gave away a number of Michael Bird's new systematic theology book, Evangelical Theology. Reviews are in, and you'll find them below.

Evangelical Theology represents everything Bird himself was searching for in a theology textbook. What's unique about this systematic theology volume is that it's been crafted from the perspective of a biblical scholar with the guiding conviction that the center, boundaries, and "interpretive glue" of the evangelical faith is the evangel, the gospel—as opposed to doctrines like justification by faith or inerrancy.

Here are three videos of Bird introducing his new bookexplaining why a biblical scholar like him would write a systematic theology; and what he says is the point to studying systematic theology in the first place.

Here is a round-up of the reviews from our Blog Tour to give you a taste of Bird's work. We think you'll see from their comments why Bird's book is, as Dr. Michael Williams says, "unique among the current crop of one-volume systematic theologies."

PART 1: Prolegomena

PART 2: God of the Gospel

PART 3: Gospel of the Kingdom

PART 4: Gospel of God's Son

  • There are no reviews of this section to date. However, Conrade Yap provides a good summary: "Instead of doing Christology from the basis of 'from above' or 'from below,' Bird insists on a Christology that is 'behind, below, above, and before' which is more encompassing.  Jesus is not an idea or a philosophical frame of thought. Jesus is a person who lives and represents Word made flesh. Meticulously, Bird describes the birth, the life, the death, the cross, the atonement, the resurrection of Jesus, and the second coming of Christ."

PART 5: Gospel of Salvation

PART 6: Promise and Power of the Gospel

PART 7: Gospel and Humanity

PART 8: Community of the Gospelized

Shop for Michael Bird's Evangelical Theology.

 

Did a Soldier Want to "Please the One Who Enlisted Him”? (2 Tim 2:4) — Mondays with Mounce 209
Did a Soldier Want to "Please the One Who Enlisted Him”? (2 Tim 2:4) — Mondays with Mounce 209 I was asked a question at SBL by a person whose son is in the military. He said that his son, and many of his military ...
Your form could not be submitted. Please check errors and resubmit.

Thank you!
Sign up complete.

Subscribe to the Blog Get expert commentary on biblical languages, fresh explorations in theology, hand-picked book excerpts, author videos, and info on limited-time sales.
By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (501 Nelson Place, Nashville, TN 37214 USA) providing information about products and services of HCCP and its affiliates. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at yourprivacy@harpercollins.com.
Join the ConversationRequired