Ten Theology Books to Watch For – Jan. 2019

January 17, 2019 — Leave a comment

 

Here are some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

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Jesus—the End and the Beginning

Telford Work

Baker Academic

Telford Work examines some of the most important ways Jesus is “the omega and the alpha”–the end and the beginning. Jesus alone fulfills the divine purpose for all things, brings about the end of the old world’s evil and suffering, and begins eternity’s new creation. This core conviction is one of the deepest logics that shapes Christian thinking and life. The author offers a unique, big-picture introduction to how Jesus’s life and death shape Christian theology and practice and helps readers fully understand Jesus’s transformation of all things.

“Telford Work invites us to follow him to oft-avoided vantage points where new vistas of Christ can be pondered. Contemplating Jesus as the omega and alpha draws disciples deeper into the richness of Christ’s beauty, provoking us to grapple with our rehearsed Christologies and compelling us to explore afresh what it means for Jesus to be the center of Christian faith for us today.”
Brian Lugioyo, Azusa Pacific University



Contemporary Theology: An Introduction: Classical, Evangelical, Philosophical, and Global Perspectives 

Kirk Macgregor

Zondervan

Accessible and comprehensive, Contemporary Theology: An Introduction by professor and author Kirk R. MacGregor provides a chronological survey of the major thinkers and schools of thought in modern theology in a manner that is both approachable and intriguing.

Unique among introductions to contemporary theology, MacGregor includes:

  • Evangelical perspectives alongside mainline and liberal developments
  • The influence of philosophy and the recent Christian philosophical renaissance on theology
  • Global contributions
  • Recent developments in exegetical theology
  • The implications of theological shifts on ethics and church life

Contemporary Theology: An Introduction is noteworthy for making complex thought understandable and for tracing the landscape of modern theology in a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner.

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