Faculty Books

Wheaton College M.A. Biblical and Theological Studies faculty are regularly publishing books in their areas of discipline and interest. Here are a few select titles from our faculty.

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The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper—Bacote

As Dr. Vincent Bacote stresses, Christians need to know how to follow Jesus in every area of life. In The Spirit in Public Theology, Dr. Bacote shows how the Dutch politician and church leader Abraham Kuyper lived a thoroughly Christian life. He then explains why Christians need to follow Kuyper by taking their faith into the public sphere. Identifying the characteristics of a true Christian worldview, Dr. Bacote demonstrates the need for a public theology that stresses engagement between the church and the world. The Spirit in Public Theology should be required reading for pastors, students, and all Christians who want to take their faith beyond the four walls of the Church.

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Barth on the Descent into Hell: God, Atonement, and the Christian Life—Lauber

In revealing and unexpected ways, this book casts light upon the ecumenical breadth of Barth's theology. It is a valuable interpretation of significant facets of Barth's doctrine of God, his reflection upon the passion of Jesus Christ, and his ethics. In addition, Dr. David Lauber offers a constructive theological proposal for how the descent into hell affects the theological interpretation of Scripture, the trinitarian being and activity of God, and the non-violent and authentic shape of Christian life and witness before our enemies.

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Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models—Moreau

Contextualization is the art of translating ideas into a particular situation, place or culture. It is fundamental to communication, which makes contextualization essential in missions. While written with a theoretical perspective, Dr. Scott Moreau also provides real-world examples to provoke both thought and action.

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Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission), 2nd Edition—Moreau

Introducing World Missions, the first volume in the Encountering Mission series, provides readers with a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face.

Book Cover for Marc Cortez's ReSourcing Theological Anthropology

Dr. Marc Cortez presents the key texts, challenges, and conversations supporting theological anthropology. Guiding the reading through a methodology for forming a distinctly Christological and anthropological understanding, he then employs such an approach to the key issues impacting the understanding of human personhood today.

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Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt brings her historian's trained eye to the circumstances surrounding the tension in the city of Geneva, Switzerland, as the theological and philosophical legacy of reformer John Calvin meets the vocal Voltaire during the Age of Enlightenment.

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