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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Academic (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805448357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805448351
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brad J. Waggoner is vice president of B&H Publishing Group. A former dean of the School of Leadership & Church Ministry at Southern Seminary, he holds a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Religious Education degree and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

E. Ray Clendenen is director of academic publishing at B&H Publishing Group, general editor of the New American Commentary series, and associate general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Malcolm B. Yarnell III was born in upstate New York, grew up in numerous North and Central American subcultures, and became a Southern Baptist minister, holding church pastorates in Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. After receiving degrees from Louisiana State University (BS-Finance), Southwestern Seminary (MDivBL), Duke University (ThM), and the University of Oxford (DPhil), he served as a faculty member at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and academic dean at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. A prolific contributor of essays to academic journals and books published in America, England, France, and Nigeria, as well as in more popular venues, he was the longest-serving editor of the nearly century-old Southwestern Journal of Theology, has edited four academic books, and authored the widely reviewed 2007 volume on historical and theological method, The Formation of Christian Doctrine. Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation, a revision of his doctoral dissertation, is scheduled to be released by Oxford University Press in the UK in November 2013 and in the US in January 2014. He is contracted for and currently writing a volume on the Trinity for publication by B&H Academic. While traveling to lecture in universities worldwide (including in recent years, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Scotland, and the Ukraine), Yarnell is a fellow in research institutes in Nashville, Oxford, and Bonn, and serves as a trustee for the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland. He preaches the gospel regularly in churches and conferences throughout the United States, and has recently led church conferences in the Cayman Islands, England, France, and Germany. He currently resides with his family of seven in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is Director of the Center for Theological Research and Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary and leads the weekly Men's Bible Study at Birchman Baptist Church.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Brian L. Hedrick on November 14, 2008
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I bought this book to better understand the whole Calvinism debate, and was richly rewarded. One of the best aspects of the book is the "Glossary of Some Important Theological Terms" in the back of the book.

The book is a collection of articles from various theologians on a variety of subjects related to Calvinism. For each subject, two articles are offered, from opposite viewpoints. Not all the articles may interest everyone, and you can pick and choose which ones you read, as I did.

The only drawback to the book might be that it is written primarily to Southern Baptists, although I think Christians from other evangelical denominations would benefit from this great resource that explains the issues in the Calvinism debate.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Martyna on January 13, 2009
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if you are a southern baptist as i am and curious about the current debate within the convention, this book is a good starting point. if you are one who has studied this debate in detail, you will probably find this book lacking in substance.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Raymond R. Weedon on November 13, 2008
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This book is very detailed, but this dialogue is desperately needed. This book is balanced and fair to both sides. Whichever viewpoint one holds, it is important to understand that many Evangelicals don't know either side of this argument and in fact don't hold either of these traditional views. Our lack of Scriptural knowledge is a serious matter for Evangelicals. This book will inform you about both traditional views and ground you in Scripture and give you an historical perspective. To quote Cicero - "To not know what happended before you were born, is to forever be a child."
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