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God under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God

God under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God

by Douglas S. Huffman, Eric L. Johnson

$6.99

Overview

God Never Changes Or does he? God has been getting a makeover of late, a 'reinvention' that has incited debate and troubled scholars and laypeople alike. Modern theological sectors as diverse as radical feminism and the new 'open theism' movement are attacking the classical Christian view of God and vigorously promoting their own images of Divinity. God under Fire refutes the claim that major attributes of the God of historic Christianity are false and outdated. This book responds to some increasingly popular alternate theologies and the ways in which they cast classical Christian theism in a negative light. Featuring an impressive cast of world-class biblical scholars, philosophers, and apologists, God Under Fire begins by addressing the question, 'Should the God of Historic Christianity Be Replaced?' From there, it explores issues as old as time and as new as the inquest into the 'openness of God.' How, for instance, does God risk, relate, emote, and change? Does he do these things, and if so, why? These and other questions are investigated with clarity, bringing serious scholarship into popular reach. Above all, this collection of essays focuses on the nature of God as presented in the Scriptures and as Christians have believed for centuries. God Under Fire builds a solid and appealing case for the God of classical Christian theism, who in recent years---as through the centuries---has been the God under fire.

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  • Dr. Eric Johnson, professor of pastoral care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years.

    He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in both counseling and psychological research. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, titled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.” He authored articles for the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has coedited and contributed to two books: Christianity and Psychology: Four Views and God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. Dr. Johnson also wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.

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