There's no doubting the legacy of Protestant Reformers and their successors. Luther, Calvin, and Wesley not just spawned particular denominational traditions, yet their writings were instrumental in forging a generally embraced evangelical theology to boot. Ben Witherington wrestles with a number of the vast principles of those significant conventional theological structures (sin, God's sovereignty, prophecy, grace, and the Holy Spirit), asking difficult questions about their biblical foundations. Advocating a go back to Protestantism's sola scriptura roots, Witherington argues that evangelicalism occasionally wrongly assumes a biblical warrant for a few of its extra well known beliefs.
Witherington pushes the reader to interact the bigger tale and plot of the Bible as a way to comprehend the the most important theological parts of Protestant trust. The challenge with Evangelical Theology casts state-of-the-art evangelical trust and practice―be it Calvinistic, Wesleyan, Dispensational, or Pentecostal―in the sunshine of its scriptural origins. Witherington deals a finished description of evangelical theology whereas at the same time offering an insistent corrective to its departures from either culture and textual content.
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