"The Cross and Salvation" by Bruce Demarest

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

In contemporary North America at least, calling a theology "evangelical" opens a wide range of often flatly contradictory doctrinal positions. Such a label leaves it uncommitted to a distinct confessional tradition or ecclesiastical heritage.
This work promises to be the first volume of a multi-author series entitled Foundations of Evangelical Theology. The title itself may raise some eyebrows, in light of the spectrum of theological opinions expressed in the evangelical community. Is there any distinctive system of doctrine that can coherently be called "evangelical theology"? This question is never specifically answered in The Cross and Salvation, and the ambiguity, which will be discussed below, never goes away. Nevertheless, Bruce Demarest has offered us a theology of salvation ("soteriology") that is firm in its convictions and, ...

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