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Crossway Christianity and Contemporary Society Collection (3 vols.)

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Crossway 2006–2010

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Overview

This collection gathers three volumes that examine the intersections of Christianity and culture in issues such as bioethics, gender relations, and the relationship between the kingdoms of heaven and earth.

David VanDrunen studies the Reformed two-kingdom model of Christianity and culture, focusing on God’s response to each kingdom—his preservation of the civil society and his redemption of the spiritual kingdom—teaching how to live faithfully in each sphere. In Bioethics and the Christian Life, he places bioethics within the holistic context of the Christian life, both developing a general Christian approach to making bioethics decisions, and addressing a number of controversial areas. In a redesigned edition of Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, over 20 influential scholars—including John Piper, Wayne Grudem, and D.A. Carson—combine systematic argumentation with popular application as they deal with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in the controversy over gender-based role differences.

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Key Features

  • Gathers contributions from top Reformed scholars
  • Examines the main Scripture passages used in the controversy over gender-based role differences
  • Discusses the Reformed two-kingdom model of Christianity and culture
  • Addresses bioethical issues and the Christian life

Product Details

Individual Titles

Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture

  • Author: David Van Drunen
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 208

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Modern movements such as neo-Calvinism, the New Perspective on Paul, and the emerging church have popularized a view of Christianity and culture that calls for the redemption of earthly society and institutions. Many Christians have reflexively embraced this view, enticed by the socially active and engaged faith it produces.

Living in God’s Two Kingdoms illustrates how a two-kingdoms model of Christianity and culture affirms much of what is compelling in these transformationist movements, while remaining faithful to the whole counsel of Scripture. By focusing on God’s response to each kingdom—his preservation of the civil society and his redemption of the spiritual kingdom—VanDrunen teaches readers how to live faithfully in each sphere.

Highlighting vital biblical distinctions between honorable and holy tasks, VanDrunen’s analysis will challenge Christians to be actively and critically engaged in the culture around them while retaining their identities as sojourners in this world.

For those interested in a Reformed two-kingdom model, I can think of no better book to start than Living in God’s Two Kingdoms. Redemptive-historical in scope, heavenly minded in emphasis, and gentle in tone, David VanDrunen has made a great contribution to the ongoing discussion of the relationship of Christianity and culture.

—Danny E. Olinger, general secretary, Committee on Christian Education of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Any Christian perplexed by the Bible’s challenge to live as a dual citizen of God’s eternal and temporal kingdoms will find VanDrunen’s wise and charitable book an indispensable guide in sorting out the confused thinking that entangles the church today. This succinct and timely alternative to neo-Calvinism’s transformationist vision lays the groundwork for a wide-ranging and urgently needed discussion about two-kingdom theology’s implications for education, the workplace, and politics.

—Richard M. Gamble, Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Professor of History and Political Science, Hillsdale College

David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, California.

Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism

  • Editors: John Piper and Wayne Grudem
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 576

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A controversy of major proportions has spread throughout the church. Now more than ever before, gender roles are questioned in the wake of evangelical feminism—a movement that is having a profound impact on society, the home, and the church. In this redesigned edition of an influential and award-winning bestseller, more than 20 influential scholars—including John Piper, Wayne Grudem, and D.A. Carson—have committed their talents to produce the most thorough response to date. Combining systematic argumentation with popular application, this volume deals with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in this controversy regarding gender-based role differences. Anyone concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women will want to read this book.

In Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, 22 men and women commit their talents to produce the most thorough response yet to evangelical feminism. All who are concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women in home, church, and society will want to read this important book.

Association of Theological Booksellers

The best book in print today on this subject. A very important contribution in an age that needs to know.

Christian Literature World

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of Desiring God Ministries and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Politics According to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.

Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions

  • Author: David VanDrunen
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 256

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Just about everyone will face a difficult bioethics decision at some point. In this book a theologian, ethicist, and lawyer equips Christians to make such decisions based on biblical truth, wisdom, and virtue.

Though a relatively new discipline, bioethics has generated extraordinary interest due to a number of socially pressing issues. Bioethics and the Christian Life places bioethics within the holistic context of the Christian life, both developing a general Christian approach to making bioethics decisions and addressing a number of specific, controversial areas of bioethics.

Clear, concise, and well-organized, the book is divided into three sections. The first lays the theological foundation for bioethics decision-making and discusses the importance of wisdom and virtue in working through these issues. The second section addresses beginning-of-life issues, such as abortion, stem-cell research, and infertility treatments. The third section covers end-of-life issues, such as living wills, accepting and refusing medical treatment, and treatment of patients in permanent vegetative states.

David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, California.