The Christian Foundations Collection brings together all seven volumes of Donald G. Bloesch’s Christian Foundations series. This comprehensive, systematic theology for the twenty-first century contributes significantly to late modern evangelical theology while exploring what an ancient faith has to say to perplexing new times. The Christian Foundations Collection will be of great help to all who want to hold to orthodoxy and honestly engage contemporary thought.
Throughout the Christian Foundations series Bloesch offers a fresh, biblical response to the trends permeating modern Christianity, including relativism, feminine-gender language for God, evangelical rationalism, and many more. Bloesch also presents new approaches to the long-standing issues of biblical authority, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology, among others. All the while, Bloesch remains in dialogue with the major theologians who went before him, such as Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Forsyth, and Barth.
Christian Foundations will stand as a landmark in late twentieth-century evangelical theology.
— Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Bloesch is unfailingly irenic as well as erudite.… As a guide to the current evangelical discussions, … he is indispensable.
—George Lindbeck in Interpretation
This work will be read by all who are interested in the renewal of systematic theology in our time. It is an inspiring, balanced, instructive, rigorous inquiry.
—Thomas C. Oden, Drew University
I haven't read any theological work as biblically and historically rich, as intellectually satisfying, or as spiritually exhilarating as Bloesch's [Christian Foundations] since Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics.
—David Gill in Christianity Today
When completed, Bloesch's seven-volume magnum opus will constitute the most substantial theological contribution of any American evangelical since Carl Henry's magisterial God, Revelation and Authority.
This splendid addition to Donald Bloesch's dogmatics delineates the meaning of his 'evangelical neo-orthodoxy' for the contested, slippery question of the meaning of the church. Soaked in Scripture and the history of theology, and insightfully evaluating a variety of alternative positions, Bloesch makes a strong case for a broadly evangelical understanding of the church that remains open to the ongoing dialectic of Word and Spirit.
—Gary Dorrien, Parfet Distinguished Professor, Kalamazoo College
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Donald G. Bloesch (Ph. D., University of Chicago) is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has done postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel and has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Christian Foundations Series, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.
Dr. Anthony Mazak