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Crossway R.C. Sproul Collection (6 vols.)
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Overview

R.C. Sproul is a gifted communicator known for tackling weighty concepts and distilling them into a life-changing and readily understandable format. This collection brings together four of his most engaging books on philosophy, apologetics, and theology—from the enduring influence of ancient thought and Enlightenment ideas to a Reformed view of Justification, to a historically sensitive apologetic, to a biblically grounded presentation of soteriology. Pastors, teachers, small group leaders, and those in positions of spiritual influence will benefit from his insights into defending and defining the Christian faith.

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Key Features

  • Explains key doctrines of the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective
  • Equips readers with an apologetic that emphasizes the reasonableness of faith
  • Makes difficult concepts more readily understandable

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World

  • Author: R.C. Sproul
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

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R.C. Sproul’s survey of the ongoing impact of history’s most influential philosophies urges readers to take prevailing cultural mind-sets seriously… because ideas do have consequences.

The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history’s most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do. Thus it is critical for Christians to understand the ideas that are shaping them. The greater their familiarity with the streams of thought that have saturated Western culture through the ages, the greater their ability to influence this culture for Christ.

With The Consequences of Ideas, R.C. Sproul expertly leads the way for thoughtful readers. Tracing the contours of Western philosophy from the ancients to the molders of modern and postmodern thought-including Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, and Freud-Sproul proves that ideas are not just passing fads; they endure for generations to come and demand our serious attention.

Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics

  • Author: R.C. Sproul
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 208

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There is a widespread belief that reason and faith are incompatible and opposed to each other. Faith is viewed as subjective, emotional, a crutch for those who find the real world too hard. Though many of the world’s finest minds hold this view, the Bible teaches that it is the fool who says there is no God. In Defending Your Faith, R.C. Sproul clearly and simply argues that at its core Christianity is rational. He focuses on defending the basic truth claims for two of the most crucial issues of apologetics: God’s existence and the Bible’s authority.

In this primer of apologetic thought, Dr. Sproul affirms four logical principles that are necessary for all real discussion and teaches you how to defend your faith in a faithless world. Using the writings of church fathers and philosophers throughout the ages, he uncovers the common ideologies that work against faith. The defense of the faith is not a luxury or an intellectual vanity. It is a task appointed by God that you should be able to give a reason for the hope that is in you as you bear witness before the world.

Justified by Faith Alone

  • Author: R.C. Sproul
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 64

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Luther said that the doctrine of justification by faith alone is “the article upon which the church stands or falls.” R.C. Sproul follows Luther’s lead in this concise and compelling work. Justified by Faith Alone surveys the main tenets of the doctrine of justification in Roman Catholicism and evangelicalism. Sproul is careful to accurately represent Catholic beliefs and observes that while both traditions agree that faith is necessary for justification, the difference lies in whether faith alone is sufficient. He explores problems with the Catholic doctrine and champions the sole sufficiency of Christ for our salvation.

Effective and engaging, Sproul does not shy away from difficult theological terms and ideas, but capably guides readers through this famous doctrinal dispute. To those who decry the doctrines of imputation and justification by faith alone as “legal fiction,” Sproul warns that nothing less than the central message of the gospel is at stake.

Saved from What?

  • Author: R.C. Sproul
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 128

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Christians speak of “being saved,” but all too often don’t follow the phrase to its logical reply: “Saved from what?” How do we answer this question when we share the gospel with others? Far from being a matter of semantics, the issue holds critical importance for believers and non-believers alike. Is it really sufficient to say that we are saved from our sins?

R.C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, “Saved from whom?” The answer: God himself. God, in righteous wrath, stands against us in our sin. But the glory of the gospel is that the one from whom we need to be saved is the very one who saves us. It is when we truly grasp the significance of Christ’s redeeming work that we begin to understand the serious demands and joys of repentance. Thoughtful readers will be strengthened and challenged by this insightful volume.

Proclaiming a Cross-centered Theology

  • Contributors: Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, R. Albert Mohler Jr., C.J. Mahaney, R.C. Sproul
  • Series: Together for the Gospel
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

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Some of the leading voices in evangelical Christianity reaffirm the importance of preaching biblical theology for the health of our churches. A sequel to Preaching the Cross, this volume will inspire pastors and leaders to make sound theology a central part of their ministry. The authors show that proclaiming a theology that is centered on Christ’s atonement is especially critical, for by this atonement, Christians have been brought from death to life, and by it a church lives or dies. Readers will join John Piper, John Macarthur and Thabiti M. Anyabwile, with the authors, in exploring the church’s need for faithful proclamation and calling pastors and churches to cross-centered, scripturally saturated thinking.

Preaching the Cross

  • Contributors: Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, R. Albert Mohler Jr., C.J. Mahaney, R.C. Sproul
  • Series: Together for the Gospel
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 176

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With additional contributions by John Macarthur, John Piper and R.C. Sproul, this volume is a call to expository, gospel-centered preaching as the center of pastoral ministry. As part of the Together for the Gospel series, it showcases an unprecedented combination of pastors representing a variety of evangelical traditions. Though they differ on some secondary points of church practice, they all enthusiastically celebrate the centrality of the cross of Christ-keeping the main thing the main thing. Every reader can take this message away from this book and adopt in their own pastoral ministry.

This is a book about what matters in the church, not about what is trendy, weighty, or popular. Preaching the Cross is about what endures, not what is momentarily successful. It is about what God intends for the church-that we preach his Word with its center in the person and work of Christ-and it is about what the church needs most to hear. These essays are written with wisdom, winsomeness, practicality, and biblical fidelity.

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

This book on preaching the cross is written by the best of men who know the grace of the crucified Christ and serve in the power of his resurrection. It is a call for other ministers of the gospel to faithfully proclaim the message of the cross and the empty tomb. It is also an invitation to share in the fellowship of godly pastors who stand together for Jesus in a world that needs the gospel.

Philip Graham Ryken, president, Wheaton College

Mark Dever is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and pastor of 9Marks Ministries. Dever speaks regularly at national conferences, and has authored more than a dozen books, including The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What Is a Healthy Church?, and It Is Well: Expositions on Substitutionary Atonement.

J. Ligon Duncan is chancellor and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi, chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and the moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of America.

R. Albert Mohler serves as the ninth president of Southern Seminary and as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. considered a leader among American evangelicals by Time and Christianity Today magazines, Dr. Mohler hosts a daily radio program for the Salem Radio Network and also writes a popular daily commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues. He is the author or coauthor of multiple books, including The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters, Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy, and Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism.

C.J. Mahaney is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has written, edited, or contributed to numerous books, including Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology, Don’t Waste Your Sports, and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God.

About R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries. He has taught at numerous colleges and seminaries, has written over seventy books, and is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast. He is the author of numerous books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen, and The Mystery of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Crucial Questions Series.