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Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series (12 vols.)

by Zuck, Roy B.

Kregel 1994–1998

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Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series (12 vols.)
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Overview

The Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series draws upon the wisdom and research of dozens of esteemed evangelical scholars and writers to address the many issues and challenges of contemporary living. The articles in this collection were thoughtfully selected by general editor Roy B. Zuck from the hallowed pages of the Bibliotheca Sacra and published to commemorate both the sesquicentennial of the journal's founding in New York (1843–1993), and its diamond anniversary at Dallas Theological Seminary (1934–1994). The insightful words of the archetypal writers featured in these volumes address questions faced by everyone who sincerely seeks to be more Christ like and to please God.

The articles found in this collection have been selected by Roy Zuck and topically arranged into these twelve volumes. The chapters have been slightly modified for formatting, and are available in their complete and original form as part of the Bibliotheca Sacra which is included in the Theological Journal Library: Volumes 1-10.

Key Features

  • The entire 12-volume Vital Issues Series
  • Insightful and useful guidance for pastors, church leaders, teachers and Christian readers
  • A veritable who's-who of highly esteemed contributing evangelical writers
  • Numerous Scripture references—all linked to your English translation in your digital library

Individual Titles

Vital Apologetic Issues: Examining Reason and Revelation in Biblical Perspectives

  • Pages: 263

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When it comes to giving a reasoned defense of one's faith, it helps to have reliable guidance through the critical issues of apologetics such as philosophical questions regarding the Christian faith or biblical reliability. Vital Apologetic Issues: Examining Reason and Revelation in Biblical Perspective draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to answer crucial questions in the field of Christian apologetics.

Some of the chapters included:

  • "The Nature and Origin of Evil" by Robert Culver
  • "Biblical Naturalism and Modern Science" by Henry M. Morris
  • "Ebla and Biblical Historical Inerrancy" by Eugene H. Merrill
  • "Theological Problems with Theistic Evolution" by David H. Lane

Vital Biblical Issues: Examining Problem Passages of the Bible

  • Pages: 276

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Deciding on the proper interpretation of tough biblical passages demands skillful study and mature reflection on the Scriptures. Vital Biblical Issues: Examining Problem Passages of the Bible addresses difficult interpretive issues from both the Old and New Testaments. Included are articles by Merrill F. Unger, Gleason F. Archer, Jr., Michael P. Green, and S. Lewis Johnson, Jr., among others.

Some of the issues discussed in this volume include:

  • "Did God curse one race of people?"
  • "Did the Old Testament prophesy Virgin Birth?"
  • "What about the violence in the book of Psalms"
  • "Should Christian women cover their heads in worship?"

Vital Christology Issues: Examining Contemporary and Classic Concerns

  • Pages: 192

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Tackling the tough issues of Christology requires skillful study and balanced reflection upon the whole of Scripture, and Vital Christology Issues: Examining Contemporary and Classic Concerns does both masterfully.

Some of the chapters included are:

  • "The Ministry of Christ in His Life on Earth" by John F. Walvoord
  • "The Temptation of Christ" by S. Lewis Johnson Jr.
  • "The Savior's Sufferings in Life" by Robert P. Lightner

Vital Christian Living Issues: Examining Crucial Concerns in the Spiritual Life

  • Pages: 205

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Reflection and study upon all of Scripture are critical to living a solid Christian Life, and Vital Christian Living Issues: Examining Crucial Concerns in the Spiritual Life provides insight and guidance to help believers in this joyous duty.

Here are some of the chapters included:

  • "What is Spirituality?" by Charles C. Ryrie
  • "Re-examining Biblical Worship" by Kenneth O. Gangel
  • "Sarah as a model for Christian Wives" by James R. Slaughter

Vital Church Issues: Examining Principles and Practices in Church Leadership

  • Pages: 248

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Knowledge and understanding of the whole of Scripture are necessary to take on the tough texts and difficult issues of church leadership. Vital Church Issues: Examining Principles and Practices in Church Leadership presents the research and knowledge of numerous evangelical scholars on such critical issues.

Here are a few of the chapters:

  • "Personal Challenges for 21st-Century Pastors" by Leigh Anderson
  • "The 'Laying on of Hands' of Elders" by David Mappes
  • "Can Fallen Leaders Be Restored to Leadership?" by Jay E. Smith
  • "Assimilating New Converts into the Local Church" by R. Larry Moyer
  • "Confidentiality in Counseling Individuals with HIV/AIDS" by Jay A. Quine

Vital Contemporary Issues: Examining Current Questions and Controversies

  • Pages: 271

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How does the Christian faith affect our understanding of vital contemporary issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and the AIDS crisis? How can we evaluate the moral conflicts of our era from the perspective of biblical truth, and what does the Bible say about social issues, modern-day claims to miraculous gifts, and the tragedy of suicide? Vital Contemporary issues: Examining Current Questions and Controversies answers crucial social and moral questions with the wisdom of highly-regarded evangelical writers.

Some of the chapters:

  • "Biblical Absolutes and Moral Conflicts" by Norman L. Geisler
  • "Euthanasia: A Biblical Approach" by J. Kerby Anderson
  • "The Church and the Aids Crisis" by Timothy D. Howell
  • "Evangelical Pluralism: A Singular Problem" by W. Gary Phillips

Vital Ministry Issues: Examining Concerns and Conflicts in Ministry

  • Pages: 288

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Ministry must be well-founded in scriptural truth, and Vital Ministry Issues: Examining Concerns and Conflicts in Ministry takes on such difficult subjects as women in ministry, biblical worship, preaching, and the roles and nature of elders and deacons.

Some included chapters are:

  • "Called to Serve" by Gary Inrig
  • "Court Involvement in church Discipline" by Jay A. Quine
  • "Ideals of Pastoral Ministry" by John R.W. Scott

Vital Missions Issues: Examining Challenges and Changes in World Evangelism

  • Pages: 288

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World evangelism presents difficult issues which must be faced in light of the whole of Scripture. Vital Missions Issues: Examining Challenges and Changes in World Evangelism provides guidance and wisdom from many Godly writers on this tough subject.

Some of the chapters within:

  • "The Destiny of the World and the Work of Missions" by Michael Popcock
  • "The Fate of Those Who Never Hear" by Millard J. Erickson
  • "Missions in Cultural Perspective" by George W. Peters
  • "Missions in a Religiously Pluralistic World" by George W. Peters
  • "Paul's Corporate Evangelism in the Book of Acts" by George W. Murray

Vital New Testament Issues: Examining New Testament Passages and Problems

  • Pages: 288

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The tough texts and difficult issues of New Testament studies requires skillful analysis and balanced reflection, both of which can be found in Vital New Testament Issues: Examining New Testament Passages and Problems. The writings of some of the great evangelical minds are to be found herein, and the material presented is immensely useful to pastors, church leaders and laypeople alike.

Here are some of the chapters included:

  • "The End of the Law" by Charles C. Ryrie
  • "Tongues and the mystery Religions of Corinth" by H. Wayne House
  • "Do the Synoptics Depend on Each Other?" by Charles H. Dyer

Vital Old Testament Issues: Examining Textual and Topical Questions

  • Pages: 272

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Studies of the Old Testament, wrought with difficult passages and challenging text, require skill and scriptural balance to yield meaningful and biblically sound results. The writers in Vital Old Testament Issues: Examining Textual and Topical Questions have utilized just such an approach, and the articles presented are full of keen wisdom and useful guidance.

Some of the chapters are:

  • "The Validity of the Numbers in Chronicles" by J. Barton Payne
  • "The Archaeological Background of Daniel" by Edwin M. Yamauchi
  • "The Prophecy of the Ten-Nation Confederacy" by John F. Walvoord

Vital Prophetic Issues: Examining Promises and Problems in Eschatology

  • Pages: 293

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The prophetic passages of the Bible demand a whole-Scripture approach in order to produce useful study results. Vital Prophetic Issues: Examining Promises and Problems in Eschatology makes available to the reader exactly this, applied by some of the best evangelical writers of our time.

Some included chapters are:

  • "Basic Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy" by John F. Walvoord
  • "The Premillennial Interpretation of History" by Ramesh P. Richard
  • "The Necessity of Dispensationalism" by Charles C. Ryrie
  • "A New Look at Dispensationalism" by Roy L. Aldrich

Vital Theological Issues: Examining Enduring Issues of Theology

  • Pages: 293

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The real tests of one's theological understanding are the tough questions faced by pastors, teachers, missionaries and Christian leaders. Vital Theological issues: Examining Enduring Issues of Theology draws upon the insights and study of leading evangelical scholars and writers to address enduring theological questions. Included are articles by Lewis Sperry Chafer, J. Ronald Blue, John F. Walvoord, Charles C. Ryrie, and Roy B. Zuck.

Discussions in this volume include:

  • "If God is in control, why should I pray?"
  • "What difference does it make that Jesus was sinless?"
  • "Can a person be saved who has never heard of Jesus?"
  • "Has Lordship salvation really been taught throughout Christian history?"

Product Details

  • Title: Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series
  • General Editor: Roy B. Zuck
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 3,115

About Dr. Roy B. Zuck

Dr. Roy B. Zuck (1932–2013)  was Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary where he served in various professorial and administrative positions since 1973. A former executive vice-president for Scripture Press in Wheaton, Illinois, Zuck always had a passion for solid, Bible-based publications in the realm of Christian youth ministry education. He wrote or edited hundreds of books and journal entries and currently serves as the editor of the oldest theological quarterly in the western world—Bibliotheca Sacra.

Born on January 20, 1932, in Phoenix, Arizona, the older of two children, Zuck quickly developed a love for Scripture and heard God's calling at age 11. He was so anxious to begin his Bible training that he wrote Biola University in La Mirada, California, to request an application for admission. Biola told him to wait a couple of years before applying. Zuck entered Biola in 1949, held the position of president of the student council his senior year and served as the class speaker while on his way to graduating cum laude at the top of his class in 1953. He met his wife-to-be Dottie while they both served on student council, and they were married in 1954.

After earning his B.A. from Biola, Zuck attended Dallas Theological Seminary, completing his Th.M. in 1957, writing his thesis on the challenging imprecatory Psalms. During his doctoral residency, he assisted Howard Hendricks as a teaching fellow, and gained his Th.D. in 1961 after writing his subsequently published and re-published dissertation The Place of the Holy Spirit in Teaching, which is presently in print as Spirit Filled Teaching. Dr. Zuck's graduate studies at Northern Illinois University and North Texas State University have fed his search for knowledge since then.

Dr. Zuck spent fourteen years in the publishing business, and then returned to Dallas Theological Seminary in 1973, taking on the tasks and responsibilities of assistant academic dean and associate professor of Bible exposition. He became academic dean in 1985, serving as such until achieving the position of department chairman and Senior Professor of Bible Exposition in 1992. Dr. Zuck retired from Dallas Seminary in 1996.