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Theology in Community Series (5 vols.)

by Peterson, Robert A., Morgan, Christopher W.

Crossway 2008–2013

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Theology in Community Series (5 vols.)
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Overview

The Theology in Community series brings concepts which have become abstract within the church back into a focused, theological perspective, grounded in both Old and New Testaments. The purpose of the series is not simply to tell readers what the Bible says, but to teach readers how to do systematic theology for themselves. Each volume begins with foundational principles and moves toward missional application. Series contributors—including Bryan Chapell, Andreas Kostenberger, Tremper Longman, Robert Yarbrough, John Frame, and John Feinberg—tackle the subjects of suffering, the glory of God, the deity of Christ, the kingdom of God, and sin.

With Logos Bible Software, these valuable volumes are enhanced by cutting-edge research tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Powerful searches help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Grounds content in both Old and New Testaments
  • Removes abstraction from “buzz” topics such as the kingdom of God and the glory of God
  • Provides content accessible to pastors, students, and laypeople alike

Individual Titles

The Deity of Christ

  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 320

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The biblical teaching on the deity of Christ is a precious truth, foundational to Christianity. It has been called “the most distinctively Christian doctrine of all”—one that must be taught and retaught.

With this in mind, the contributors to The Deity of Christ have collaborated to develop a theology of Christ’s divinity across multiple disciplines. Combining first-rate evangelical scholarship with rich application, their work examines this central doctrine from contemporary, historical, biblical, systematic, apologetic, and missional perspectives.

This accessible volume guides readers to the significance of Christ’s deity across the Old and New Testaments, in Johannine literature, in popular culture and church history, and among cults and world religions. With its keen theological insight and straightforward application, this volume will give pastors, students, and educated readers a clear and useful treatment of the deity of Christ

Contributors:

This is a well-crafted, faithfully biblical, meticulously worked out study of the deity of Christ that brings us from the Old Testament through the New Testament, and into the modern world. This is a superb study.

—David F. Wells, distinguished senior research professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Fallen: A Theology of Sin

  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 320

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From marital infidelity to global war, the world is obviously broken, leaving people desperate to find an explanation for our universal sin problem. In the latest addition to the Theology in Community series, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson have assembled an interdisciplinary team of evangelical thinkers to explore the biblical doctrine of sin from a variety of angles. Among other contributors, popular scholar D. A. Carson discusses the contemporary significance of sin; seasoned professor Paul House details sin in the Old Testament law, prophets, and writings; and New Testament expert Douglas Moo explores sin from Paul’s vantage point. This team of top-notch scholars offers modern readers a comprehensive overview of this oft-neglected, biblical theme so that readers might learn to live better in a sinful world.

Contributors:

These essays provide a very thorough mapping of sin’s ugly reality. Rarely do we meet such realism as we find here.

J. I. Packer, board of governors’ professor of theology, Regent College

In this fine little volume, Morgan and Peterson provide an excellent one-stop treatment of the doctrine of sin. As we have come to expect with all of the volumes in the Theology in Community series, Fallen treats the doctrine of sin biblically, theologically, historically, and pastorally. This text should work very nicely for undergraduate or graduate students.

—Bruce Ashford, provost, dean of faculty, and associate professor of theology and culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Glory of God

  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 256

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The concept of doing things for the glory of God is an increasingly popular talking point among pastors and church leaders. In order to clarify this theme and prevent it from being reduced to a sentimental cliché, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson have brought together several essays exploring the theology and function of the glory of God in both Old and New Testament Scripture.

Contributors:

The glory of God, celebrated by angels, but often lost on the church today, is here restored to our vision. This is a serious engagement with biblical truth and it asks the reader to engage with it seriously, too. When we climb a mountain, we know that however long is the ascent, it is all made worthwhile by the view from the top. So it is here.

—David F. Wells, distinguished senior research professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Kingdom of God

  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 272

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Highlighting one of the main theological buzzwords in use today, The Kingdom of God seeks to eliminate the confusion surrounding this concept. This book draws upon a variety of contributors to craft a unified and accessible message from the vantage points of the Old and New Testaments, as well as historical, systematic, and practical theology.

Contributors:

Jesus taught plainly and often about the kingdom—but explaining the full meaning of his words has occupied theologians for centuries. This volume captures the biblical perspective—not just Jesus’ words but the full scope of Scriptural insight—in a comprehensive, readable, and thorough fashion. God will use it to reveal insight about his kingdom and change your perspective on kingdom living.

—Jeff Iorg, president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Morgan and Peterson have put together a collection that brings clarity and precision to an often blurry discussion. Like the other volumes in the Theology in Community series, it is biblically informed, theologically incisive, and pastorally sensitive. Those looking for a guide to understanding the significance of the kingdom—past, present, and future—will do well to consult The Kingdom of God.

—Stephen T. Um, senior minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Suffering and the Goodness of God

  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 256

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Famine, sickness, terrorist attacks, natural disasters—each day horrific scenes of suffering stream before us via television, the Internet, and newspapers. Believers are taught that God is good, and they believe this truth. Yet when faced with suffering and hardships, the one question believers are most often asked is, why?

Suffering and the Goodness of God brings insight to many contemporary concerns of suffering by outlining Old and New Testament truths and tackling difficult questions about God’s sovereignty, human freedom, and the nature of evil. This volume offers believers biblical truths concerning suffering, and then challenges them to promote justice in the harsh, unsure world around them, and emulate God’s grace as they minister to those who are suffering.

Contributors:

When people are hurting they need biblical answers, not platitudes. Here the editors and authors have thoroughly combed the Scriptures to give us the answers we need in tough times. This book should help both those who are suffering and those called upon to comfort and encourage others in their suffering.

Jerry Bridges The Pursuit of Holiness

The skeptic chides: ‘If God is good, he is not God; if God is God, he is not good.’ With Scripture to answer the pain of real life questions, and with real life pain to question Scripture, these theologians address the hardest questions with honesty, tenderness, and deep truth.

Bryan Chapell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary; senior pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois

Product Details

  • Title: Theology in Community Series
  • Editors: Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Series: Theology in Community
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,424

About The Editors

Christopher W. Morgan is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University. He holds a PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author and editor of several books including Hell under Fire.

Robert A. Peterson holds a PhD from Drew University and is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author and editor of numerous books including Calvin and the Atonement.