Long regarded as one of the pre-eminent theologians in America, Roger Nicole has devoted a lifetime to teaching and defending the orthodox belief on issues under attack, including the inspiration of Scripture, the nature of the atonement, the existence of hell, and more recently the openness of God issue.
As well as his major theological works, Roger Nicole has had a productive ministry writing essays for publication. For the first time, a selection of his best work has been compiled into one volume. In every essay you will find something fresh, something deep, something relevant, or something arresting to take away with you.
“Moreover, I would suggest that we owe to people who differ from us to seek to understand their aims” (Page 12)
“Beyond what a person says or writes, we must attempt to understand what a person means” (Page 11)
“We have obligations to people who differ from us. This does not involve agreeing with them. We have an obligation to the truth, and that has priority over agreement with any particular person. If someone is not in the truth, we have no right to agree. We have no right even to minimize the importance of the difference. Consequently, we owe them neither consent nor indifference.” (Page 10)
“Vicarious Repentance is associated particularly with J. McLeod Campbell, and with R. C. and W. H. Moberly. Although it has had comparatively little following in its original form, this theory has nevertheless exercised considerable influence and deserves some notice.” (Page 277)
“What if the Muslims argue as you do and say that the great consensus of Islam in their view of the Qur’an reflects God’s authority for their canon?” (Page 100)
Roger Nicole's insight, clarity, patience, thoroughness, geniality and good sense have given him anchor-man status for over a generation.