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Reflections on My Life: in the Kingdom and the Academy

by Thomas H. Olbricht Wipf and Stock (April 25, 2012)

Thomas H. Olbricht grew up in Churches of Christ, has taught in several of their universities, and has given religious lectures on six continents and in most states in the United States. He has met most leaders...

The Mystical Presence: And The Doctrine of the Reformed Church on the Lord's Supper

by John Williamson Nevin & Linden J. DeBie Wipf and Stock (April 19, 2012)

The Mystical Presence (1846), John Williamson Nevin's magnum opus, was an attempt to combat the sectarianism and subjectivism of nineteenth-century American religion by recovering the robust sacramental and...

The Seduction of the Church: How the Concern to Create Gender-Neutral Language in Bible and Song Is Being Misused to Betray Members' Faith

by Malcolm C. Doubles Wipf and Stock (September 09, 2010)

The importance of the use of gender-inclusive language in today's world is generally accepted, especially in the religious domain. In The Seduction of the Church, Doubles demonstrates, in a popular treatment...

Protestant Hispanic Churches of Oregon

by Deborah L. Berhó & Leonard Sweet Wipf and Stock (March 02, 2012)

The number of Hispanics living in Oregon has burgeoned over the past several decades. The number of Spanish-speaking churches in the state has also grown exponentially. However, most non-Hispanic Oregonians...

A Case for Female Deacons

by Jamin Hübner & D. Clair Davis Wipf and Stock (November 06, 2014)

The subject of "women in ministry" has attracted considerable attention in the past half-century of Western Christianity. While much of the debate has centered around ordination and female pastors, few works...

On the Edge: Baptists and Other Free Church Evangelicals in Tsarist Russia, 1855-1917

by Albert W. Wardin & Gregory Nichols Wipf and Stock (October 28, 2013)

How indigenous was the Evangelical Free Church movement in Tsarist Russia? Was it simply a foreign import? To what extent did it threaten the political stability of the nation and encroach upon the existing...

A Voice for Justice: Sermons that Prepared a Congregation to Respond to God in the Decade after 9/11

by Seth Kaper-Dale & Allen Verhey Wipf and Stock (November 28, 2013)

In the decade after 9/11, Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale did what preachers were doing all across America--he entered the pulpit and tried to claim Jesus Christ as the risen one who is ushering in a renewed and restored...

Babylon's Cap: Reflections on the Book of Revelation

by Michael J. H. Godfrey & Bruce W. Wilson Wipf and Stock (August 08, 2013)

To read Revelation for meaning today we need to recognize and accept that the Christian community itself has often become the wearer of Babylon's Cap of oppression. This is a reading of Revelation that seeks...

Bridging the Vernacular Gap: Safeguarding Devices in English-Romanian Translation

by Monica Augustina Zhekov & Silviu Rogobete Wipf and Stock (May 14, 2013)

Constructing Suitable Devices for Preservation of the Young Adults' English Vernacular into the Romanian Translation of Catcall is an applied research that proposes innovative linguistics devices to assist the...

A Great Grievance: Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland until 1750

by Laurence A.B. Whitley & W. Ian P. Hazlett Wipf and Stock (January 11, 2013)

In 1843 the Church of Scotland split apart. In the Disruption, as it was called, those who left to form the Free Church of Scotland claimed they did so because the law denied congregations the freedom to elect...

Jesus Tried and True: Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus

by H. H. Drake Williams Wipf and Stock (January 11, 2013)

Are the gospels found within the New Testament superior to others? Has the church unfairly chosen Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John while leaving out many others? Are there truly lost Christianities that would enrich...

Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

by Jeanne DeFazio & John P. Lathrop Wipf and Stock (April 10, 2013)

Creative Ways to Build Christian Community is exactly what its title says it is: a very personal, practical response to the present and future prospect of isolation, a treasure trove of examples and suggestions...

The Community of the Weak: Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America

by Hans-Peter Geiser Wipf and Stock (March 28, 2013)

Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public...

The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran approach to Christ and His Benefits

by Jack D. Kilcrease & David P. Scaer Wipf and Stock (March 20, 2013)

In The Self-Donation of God, Jack Kilcrease argues that the speech-act of promise is always an act of self-donation. A person who unilaterally promises to another is bound to take a particular series of actions...

Methods of Ethical Analysis: Between Theology, History, and Literature

by Nimi Wariboko Wipf and Stock (April 16, 2013)

The book is about showing different ways of doing ethics, highlighting a kind of methodological pluralism. This book attempts to relate the difference in methodology and perspective to difference in identity,...

Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues

by Kathryn D. Blanchard & Jane S. Webster Wipf and Stock (November 13, 2012)

How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler's controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? This collection imagines some answers to that question. The monologues...

A Week from Next Tuesday: Joy Keeps Showing Up (Because Christ Keeps Showing Up)

by Matthew Rich & Thomas W. Currie Wipf and Stock (March 11, 2013)

Do you know what will happen a week from next Tuesday? You might find a quite ordinary day with work, laundry, and a child's soccer game. Or perhaps the day will bring an unexpected tragedy for someone you love....

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

by Jamie Gates & Mark Mann Wipf and Stock (November 06, 2012)

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in...

Silencing Satan: Handbook of Biblical Demonology

by Sharon Beekmann & Peter G. Bolt Wipf and Stock (February 01, 2012)

Silencing Satan: A Handbook of Biblical Demonology is about the nature and strategies of Satan and the demons, and their defeat through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....

What to Expect in Reformed Worship, Second Edition: A Visitor's Guide

by Daniel R. Hyde Wipf and Stock (February 22, 2013)

Worship the Lord. Too many churches assume that those in their pews and those who pass through their doors know what worship is and why the Lord commands it. The purpose of this booklet, then, is to educate...

Walking Alongside: A Theology for People-Helpers

by Bill Andersen & Andrew Sloane Wipf and Stock (January 30, 2013)

Integrating counseling--theory and practice--with the biblical revelation has now been attempted many times and with considerable success. However, in Walking Alongside, Bill Andersen has attacked the connection...

Beyond Piety: The Christian Spiritual Life, Justice, and Liberation

by Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez Wipf and Stock (July 28, 2010)

Who doesn't want a liberated life? Jesus offers us liberation as we grow in a Christian spiritual life. But first we need to liberate our concept of Christian Spirituality from ideas that relegate it to Church...

Aging Successfully: How to Enjoy, Not Just Endure, the Second Half of Life

by David P. Gallagher Wipf and Stock (February 28, 2012)

Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action...

Metaphors We Teach By: How Metaphors Shape What We Do in Classrooms

by Ken Badley & Harro Van Brummelen Wipf and Stock (May 29, 2012)

Metaphors We Teach By helps teachers reflect on how the metaphors they use to think about education shape what happens in their classrooms and in their schools. Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms...

Why Love Will Always Be a Poor Investment: Marriage and Consumer Culture

by Kurt Armstrong Wipf and Stock (October 15, 2010)

Marriage is intimate. Marriage is hard: sober thoughts for a time when movies and television tell us that love is supposed to be romantic and fun. In this eclectic blend of playful and earnest storytelling,...

Reforming Worship: English Reformed Principles and Practice

by Julian Templeton & Keith Riglin Wipf and Stock (June 12, 2012)

The Reformed tradition of worship in England has given the English-speaking world the Westminster Directory for the Public Worship of God, and the hymns of Isaac Watts. In this collection of essays, scholars...

Art and Soul: Generating Missional Conversations with the Community through the Medium of Art

by Michelle Sanders & Reggie McNeal Wipf and Stock (September 09, 2014)

The church is in major decline in the Western world. We cannot continue to use past evangelistic models to reach out to our modern world. Art and Soul explores ways of generating missional conversations in the...

The Way Out: Christianity, Politics, and the Future of the African-American Community

by Ted Williams Wipf and Stock (August 08, 2014)

The African-American community represents a paradox of sorts. While collective success has been achieved in many areas, African-Americans still disproportionately suffer from a variety of social ills. The residual...

Behold Our God: Contemplative Theology for the Soul

by Justin Mandela Roberts Wipf and Stock (August 18, 2014)

This book offers reflections on a number of theological themes, going beyond abstraction to ask what is involved in coming to know God--through all the praying, struggling, and rejoicing that entails. For speaking...

The Resurrection of History: History, Theology, and the Resurrection of Jesus

by David Bruce & Brian Arthur Brown Wipf and Stock (September 08, 2014)

Did Jesus really rise from the dead? And does it really matter? In The Resurrection of History, David Bruce explores what historians, theologians, and New Testament scholars have said about the resurrection...

True Faith: Reflections on Paul's Letter to Titus

by Paul S. Jeon & James Choi Wipf and Stock (April 04, 2012)

It is difficult today to discern much of a difference between Christians and non-Christians. The person who claims to be a Christian with saving faith seems no different from the one who claims otherwise. In...

Setting the World on Fire: Lay Dominican Preachers as Grace in the World, Gift for the Church

by Laura R. Dejmek & Donald J. Goergen Wipf and Stock (August 19, 2014)

Laypersons receiving a divine call to preach in the Roman Catholic Church may feel caught between a rock and a hard place--both figuratively and ecclesiastically. They may feel constrained between the Rock of...

Jesus Goes to McDonald's: Theology and Consumer Society

by Luiz Alexandre Solano Rossi & Norman K. Gottwald Wipf and Stock (November 11, 2011)

This book demonstrates that Latin American liberation theology continues to produce substantial biblical exegesis, absorbing theological reflection, and a sharp social critique that enhances the worldwide church....

Climbing the Spiritual Mountain: The Questions of Jesus

by Alan Davey & Elizabeth Davey Wipf and Stock (September 24, 2014)

This is a guide for spiritual mountain climbers. In the Scriptures, connecting with Abba often leads to a mountain. Modern spiritual writers have long recognized this scriptural metaphor and explored the nature...

The Tradition of the Elders: The Way of the Oral Law

by T. Hoogsteen Wipf and Stock (September 16, 2014)

The Tradition of the Elders, based on Matt 15:1-20 and Mark 7:1-23, explores how the oral law upheld and promoted the anti-Christian forces of Pharisaism and Sadduceism. As such, they appear repeatedly in the...

The Neighborhood Church: God's Vision of Success

by Robert G. Moss & Craig Van Gelder Wipf and Stock (September 16, 2014)

The purpose of this book is to provide a theologically sound yet easy-to-use resource, based on the image of God, that can help congregations engage relationally in their neighborhoods. Rather than using the...

Stalking the Spirit: In a Do-It-Yourself Church

by Marjory Zoet Bankson Wipf and Stock (August 18, 2014)

What happens when a church chooses to subdivide instead of getting bigger? In 1976, the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC, did just that. Stalking the Spirit is the story of Seekers Church, a second-generation...

Seeing through Spiritual Eyes: Expand Your View of Spiritual Reality, Uncover the Mystery of Spiritual Warfare, Envision the Path of Spiritual Well-Be

by Kirk E. Farnsworth Wipf and Stock (September 22, 2014)

Bring the otherworldly mystery of spiritual reality down to earth. Understand how Satan can gain entry into the personal lives of Christians. Learn how to find peace in church conflict without having to flee,...

Church Government According to the Bible

by Simon V. Goncharenko & Gene A. Getz Wipf and Stock (September 03, 2014)

Just as the government structure of Russia differs from that of the United States, and both differ from that of Great Britain, so it is with church government. Yet, as the institution governed by God's written...

Leadership Secrets from the Proverbs: An Examination of Leadership Principles from the Book of Proverbs

by Robert A. Yost & Ray Parker Wipf and Stock (July 26, 2013)

The book of Proverbs is a cornucopia of practical wisdom on a variety of topics. The insights and truths covered in this book of ancient Hebrew Wisdom literature run the gamut including the nature of true wisdom...

A Multi-Intentioned View of the Extent of the Atonement

by Gary L. Shultz & Bruce A. Ware Wipf and Stock (January 07, 2014)

Christians strongly disagree about the extent of the atonement. Some believe that the atonement only extends to the elect, those whom God chose to save before the foundation of the world. Others believe the...

Is There an Author in This Text?: Discovering the Otherness of the Text

by Peter A. Sutcliffe Wipf and Stock (December 13, 2013)

The interpretation of any written discourse is problematic, which is the concern of this book. The relevant hermeneutical questions are: Do authors communicate their intention so that understanding of their...

A Compact Study of Numbers

by William Thomas Miller Wipf and Stock (December 10, 2013)

Individuals and groups reading the Scriptures for their own enrichment can find appropriate guides for Genesis and Exodus. Numbers is another matter. The complexities of ritual laws, holy days, moral codes,...

The Bible's Prophets: An Introduction for Christians and Jews

by David J. Zucker Wipf and Stock (December 10, 2013)

The Bible's Prophets: An Introduction for Christians and Jews introduces the reader to the world of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and the literary prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, plus...

Embedded Faith: The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

by Carlton Johnstone & Andrew Root Wipf and Stock (December 04, 2013)

Embedded Faith explores the way Christian faith journeys of young adults are embedded within church communities. It discusses why young adults go to church, why they change churches, why some are involved in...

How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons: Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics

by Gordon James Klingenschmitt Wipf and Stock (November 30, 2013)

Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics....

By Grace Alone: Forgiveness for Everyone, for Everything, for Evermore

by J. Harold Ellens & Virginia Ingram Wipf and Stock (November 13, 2013)

These sermons make a strong exegetical and homiletical case, each based upon specific biblical texts, for the central biblical claim for God's radical, unconditional, and universal grace to humankind. They address...

The Dark Side of Destiny: Hell Re-Examined

by J. Gregory Crofford & Edward William Fudge Wipf and Stock (November 14, 2013)

Discussion of Hell is hotter than ever. Yet for all the attention the topic has drawn, few are the resources that provide an overview of the major points in dispute without bogging down in detail. The Dark Side...

Happy Without the Meal: Reflections from Catholic Faith and Reason

by William J. Elenchin Wipf and Stock (November 01, 2013)

Perhaps without realizing it, we now find ourselves living in a unique time compared to all of human history. No generation has ever had such an abundance of material goods at their fingertips. Food, transportation,...

Living Justification: A Historical-Theological Study of the Reformed Doctrine of Justification in the Writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and N

by Jonathan R. Huggins Wipf and Stock (October 24, 2013)

This book is a historical-theological study of the Reformed doctrine of Justification. After providing a brief history of the doctrine, the work focuses on analyzing the writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards,...