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Canon Press Biblical Studies Collection (6 vols.)
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Canon Press Biblical Studies Collection (6 vols.)

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Canon Press 1999–2007

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Overview

The 6-volume Canon Press Biblical Studies Collection brings you the best in biblical studies from Canon Press. The scholarship found in this collection stems from the affirmation of Scripture’s ability to address the critical issues facing today’s church, and its capacity to shape and inform a Christian worldview. The authors in this collection investigate the Bible’s stance on racism, the debate over six-day creation, the role of the patriarchs in Genesis, and the implications of covenant theology in the Bible. This collection also includes an accessible and practical commentary on the Gospel of Mark.

What’s more, the Logos edition of these important volumes from Canon Press gives you instant access to Scripture texts, and gives you all the tools you need to dig deep into Scripture. Hovering over Scripture displays the texts instantly, and with passage guides, word studies, and a wealth of resources in your digital library, you can get into God’s word like never before! These volumes are particularly useful for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to explore the Bible on a deeper level.

Key Features

  • Topical and subject indexes
  • Study and discussion questions
  • Charts, diagrams, and illustrations

Individual Titles

Primeval Saints: Studies in the Patriarchs of Genesis

  • Author: James B. Jordan
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 160

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In this volume, James Jordan reveals the fascinating weave of lives that bind together the heroes and villains of Genesis. Progressively, these lives image and reverse one another in an ascending narrative of action, a narrative all too commonly broken apart and missed.

These heroes of the city of God—Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and others—come to flesh and blood in ways that undo our normal assumptions. In stark contrast to the selfish heroism of pagan literature, the heroism of Genesis triumphs by breaking all the standard rules. Jordan inverts so many of the traditional negative judgments against these patriarchs’ alleged weaknesses and “sins” of deception, struggle, and tyranny that they stand forth as heroes rather than as scoundrels.

And yet this book is not just about the heroes of Genesis. Throughout, Jordan draws a picture of how Christian culture should be imagined and lived in our own day, from creativity and work to tyranny and freedom. You will never be able to read Genesis in the same way again!

One of Jim Jordan’s great strengths in handling the text is his eye for detail. The reader of this book is invited to consider some passages of the Bible that are considered all too rarely—and when we do consider them, certain key details are too frequently glossed over. Jim Jordan has done well in introducing us once again to our fathers in the faith, the primeval saints.

—Douglas Wilson

James B. Jordan (Th. M., D. Litt.) is author of several books including Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World, Judges: A Practical and Theological Commentary, and Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future. He is Director of Biblical Horizons Ministries in Niceville, Florida.

Creation in Six Days: A Defense of the Traditional Reading of Genesis One

  • Author: James B. Jordan
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 265

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Creation in Six Days offers an exegetical, literary, and theological defense of the traditional interpretation of the Genesis account of six-day creation. Jordan’s account is primarily designed to answer any approach to the text of Genesis, such as the increasingly popular Framework Hypothesis, that pits the text’s literary features against its historical and narrative sense.

Beyond his exegetical critique of several prominent positions, Jordan offers a constructive reading of the early parts of Genesis and also seeks to uncover the assumptions which attract people to the Framework Interpretation and similar views. The explanation, he says, lies in the acceptance of many of the questionable assumptions of modern science on the part of most Christians today, coupled with the pervasiveness of a Gnostic or non-historical attitude toward the Christian faith.

Jordan defends the traditional reading of the creation account with a command of biblical theology rarely encountered.

—Rev. James Bordwine, Ph. D.

This new book by James Jordan addresses with precision, charity, and biblical fidelity the strange and confusing situation amongst evangelical and Reformed scholars on the doctrine of creation. . . . Jordan’s critique of some of the popular endeavors to make Genesis teach something other than six-day creation is careful and fair, bringing order out of confusion. I shall be recommending it in classes and conferences.

—Dr. Douglas Kelly, Reformed Theological Seminary

James Jordan’s book is a significant defense of the traditional interpretation of Genesis 1. . . . One need not agree with every statement to find many exegetical and theological insights that will add significantly to the growing arsenal of solid studies in Genesis 1.

—Dr. John Whitcomb

James B. Jordan (Th. M., D. Litt.) is author of several books including Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World, Judges: A Practical and Theological Commentary, and Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future. He is Director of Biblical Horizons Ministries in Niceville, Florida.

To You and Your Children: Examining the Biblical Doctrine of Covenant Succession

  • Editor: Benjamin K. Wikner
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 298

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Scripture promises that God's people "shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them" (Isaiah 65:22-23), and that Christ "will turn . . . the hearts of the children to their fathers" (Mal. 4:6).

Yet Christian parents today face a disturbing exodus of their children from the church to the world. Why is this? What is the place of children within the faith? What do the promises mean? Recognizing that this subject is fraught with difficulty and grief, the twelve contributors to this volume seek to address the hard questions and lay a biblical foundation of hope for our children.

This volume includes contributions from:

  • Forward by R. C. Sproul
  • Timothy Bayly
  • Joel Belz
  • Randy Booth
  • David Hagopian
  • Douglas Jones
  • Dr. Nelson D. Kloosterman
  • Dr. Charles Alan McIlhenny
  • Dr. Robert S. Rayburn
  • G. Mark Sumpter
  • Tom Trouwborst
  • Benjamin K. Wikner
  • Douglas Wilson
This book is all about faithful parental and ecclesiastical nurture of covenant children. All parents and pastors should read it.

—Jack Bradley, New Horizons

Benjamin K. Wikner was born in South Korea and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa, as a Lutheran catechumen. He received his B. A. from Covenant College and his M. Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He is pastor of Providence OPC in Temecula, California.

The Victory according to Mark: An Exposition of the Second Gospel

  • Author: Mark Horne
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 200

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Mark’s Gospel is sometimes assumed to be the least interesting or helpful gospel—it is the shortest and speaks in a plain and direct style. Mark Horne helps us better appreciate this Gospel’s goals by highlighting features not immediately apparent to the modern eye.

Horne uses its Old Testament and first-century context to point out the typological roles that Jesus, John, and the disciples fulfill as the new leaders of their nation, a period when the old Israel was both restored and redefined. He shows the Gospel’s intricate structures of miracle cycles and other events that bring out the major themes of calling and restoration, all playing into the kingship and triumph of Christ.

This devotional-style commentary enables the reader to see through the gospel of Mark’s humble exterior into the riches that lie beneath.

Mark Horne is the pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Minco, Oklahoma.

Why and What: Second Thoughts on the Christian Message

  • Author: Douglas M. Jones
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 42

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Imagine that one day you woke up to find that you are mistaken about everything you hold dear. Things you once adored you now find disgusting. Things you once hated now command your deepest loyalty. You might start to ask yourself, "Could I really be so wrong about the world after all these years?"

It's easy to believe that "fanatics" are wildly deceived about the world. But why couldn't a more mundane, middle-of-the-road view be equally out to lunch?

The challenge of the Christian gospel, a challenge that poses a fundamental question is this: which faith and what rationality will you choose to follow?

Behind all of our beliefs is a personality: a person whom we trust above everything else. For some people that person is themselves. For others it is a teacher or a supposed set of "norms of thought." For the Christian it is the Trinitarian God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Douglas M. Jones is a fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho and senior editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine.

The Biblical Offense of Racism

  • Author: Douglas M. Jones
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 32

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The biblical worldview can justifiably condemn racist attitudes and actions because they are contrary to the Word of God. Many non-Christians claim to oppose racism, but they cannot justify their condemnation. In this volume, Douglas M. Jones points out the logical fallacies of a non-Christian worldview with regard to racism, and presents a deft, biblical apologetic against racism.

Douglas M. Jones is a fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho and senior editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine.

Product Details

  • Title: Canon Press Biblical Studies Collection
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 997