This new edition of a popular text presents an accessible yet comprehensive primer that helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular three- or four-views book format. The authors carefully examine positions taken by evangelical scholars on seventeen seminal issues. They lay out the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for each position in point-counterpoint fashion and discuss possible objections. The second edition retains the helpful features of the first edition--end-of-chapter "For Further Reading" sections and an extensive glossary--and adds an appendix that addresses thirteen peripheral issues in contemporary evangelicalism.
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For those interested in theology, this is a book in which Boyd and Eddy do an excellent job of presenting as objectively as they can different views on various controversial subjects within the evangelical church. For instance the Calvinists / Armenian controversy, the foreknowledge debate, the Genesis debate, (six literal-day creation vs. epochs of time), the human constitution debate (are we body, soul and spirit, or are we just body and soul) the destiny of the un-evangelized debate (the inclusivist vs. exclusivist view), the women-in-ministry debate, the millennium debate, and the hell debate (unending torment of the wicked vs. the annihilationist view).
I have found in my discussions on theology with many Christians that often times we are simply parroting people we have heard who are only presenting one side of the argument. 'Across the Spectrum' helps us appreciate both sides of 18 controversial issues in a fair and balanced way. If you are interested in these subjects but donâ€™t have time to read all the original material, this book is a good read for you.
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