Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New From Baker Academic: Evangelicals and Nicene Faith

Here's a new book edited by Timothy George published by Baker Academic.  This volume is the third installment in the Beeson Divinity Studies series.

I am also glad to see that this volume includes a chapter by my friend and undergraduate classmate Mark Gignilliat.  Mark's doctoral studies at St. Andrews were focused upon the relationship between the testaments, and his doctoral dissertation looked into the relationship between Isaiah 40-66 and 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:10 (see here).  His research has also produced articles and another book on the relationship between exegesis and dogmatics (see here for one example), and I understand that he is currently working on a theological commentary on the prophecy of Micah.  Mark's contribution to this volume appears to be along similar lines.  This looks great!

Evangelicals an Nicene Faith: Reclaiming the Apostolic Witness


Introduction: The Faith We Confess    Timothy George

1. The Faith Once Delivered: Nicea and Evangelical Confession   Thomas C. Oden
2. The Gospel Promised by the Prophets: The Trinity and the Old Testament    Mark S. Gignilliat
3. The Road to Nicea: The New Testament    Frank Thielman
4. Whosoever Will Be Saved: The Athanasian Creed and the Modern Church    Gerald Bray

5. The Reformers and the Nicene Faith: An Assumed Catholicity    Carl L. Beckwith
6. The Nicene Faith and the Catholicity of the Church: Evangelical Retrieval and the Problem of Magisterium    Steven R. Harmon
7. The Church Is Part of the Gospel: A Sermon on the Four Marks of the Church    Carl E. Braaten
8. Confessional, Baptist, and Arminian: The General-Free Will Baptist Tradition and the Nicene Faith    J. Matthew Pinson
9. Toward a Generous Orthodoxy    Curtis W. Freeman

10. Practicing the Nicene Faith    Elizabeth Newman
11. The Nicene Faith and Evangelical Worship    David P. Nelson
12. Taking in His Coming Down    Kathleen B. Nielson
13. The Will to Believe and the Need for Creeds    John Rucyahana
14. Can the Church Emerge without or with Only the Nicene Creed?    Mark DeVine
15. Life after Life after Death: A Sermon on the Final Phrase of the Nicene Creed    Ralph C. Wood
16. Delighted by Doctrine: A Tribute to Jaroslav Pelikan    Timothy George

Publisher's blurb -
The Nicene Creed is the most universally accepted statement of Christian faith by Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox believers alike. In this volume, top scholars examine the Nicene Creed's connection with the evangelical tradition, presenting evangelicalism as a renewal movement within the one holy catholic and apostolic church. Particular focus is given to the Creed's practical outworking in the life of the church--its theology, spirituality, worship, and mission. Topics include pastoral work, biblical exegesis, the emerging phenomena, and Christian orthodoxy's revival in the Global South. The book will be useful for students of theology, church history, and spirituality. It will also appeal to pastors, church leaders, scholars, and all who wish to present the traditional Christian faith to twenty-first-century people.