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Stanley Grenz

Stanley Grenz

Stanley Grenz, 1950-2005, was the Pioneer McDonald Professor of
Theology at Carey Theological College in Vancouver and Professor of
Theological Studies at the Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. A prolific
Baptist theologian and author, he died in 2005. He is honoured by Carey
Theological College through the Grenz Lecture Series.

 

 

AIDS: Ministry in the Midst of an Epidemic

With Wendell W. Hoffman

This book offers a well-reasoned, compassionate Christian response to the
AIDS crisis from both a medical and theological perspective.

Baker Publishing Group, 1990

A Primer on Post-Modernism

A Primer on Post-Modernism

Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone
acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular
significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to
the church and the opportunities it holds for Christians to communicate with
this culture. The book deals with cultural trends and individual thinkers in
a scholarly yet accessible way.

Eerdmans, 1996

 

Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual
Misconduct

With Roy Bell

Betrayal of Trust

Sexual misconduct by clergy is a devastating issue that reaches across all
denominations, damaging the credibility of the church in its wake. This
non-judgemental book focuses on a common scenario of abuse–sexual
involvement between a male pastor and a female congregant–and offers
practical solutions on how to respond to and prevent this betrayal of trust.
It presents methods that will help churches respond sensitively to victims
and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse from taking
place. It thoughtfully addresses issues like spiritual healing, justice and
restoring pastoral integrity. For clergy who may be at risk for this behavior,
it offers help in establishing appropriate boundaries. This second edition
includes a new chapter that offers help for the wandering pastor and a risk-
determination questionnaire for pastors who may become abusers.

Baker Books, 2001

Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context

Beyond Foundationalism

With John R. Franke

This book argues for theology suitable for our postmodern context by
arguing that theology must move beyond foundationalism – the belief
prevalent in modernism that some truths are self-evident because of
experience and reason and need no support from other beliefs, thus
providing the foundation for all knowledge. The book presents postmodern
theology as the product which emerges from a dialogue among three
participants: scripture, tradition, and culture, with scripture having priority
as the normative and final authority for the church. Rooted in Trinitarian
theology, the motif of community and an eschatological orientation, this
book serves as a corrective to the evangelical tradition’s tendency towards
individualism and the polarization of Christians into liberal and conservative.

Westminster Knox Press, 2005

Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief With Christian
Living

Created for Community

This book uses the biblical message, the heritage of the church, and the
thought forms of our culture as tools to construct a helpful theology that
is biblical, historical, and contemporary for this generation of post-modern
Christians. With the goal of offering a systematic statement of the faith
in a manner that can speak to contemporary culture, the book centres its
reflections around the concept of community. This focus encapsulates the
biblical message, stands at the heart of the church’s theological heritage,
and speaks to the needs of people in today’s world. It introduces readers to
the central doctrines of the Christian faith and makes them accessible to a
wide audience by connecting belief to daily contemporary life.

Victor Books, 1996

Isaac Backus, Puritan and Baptist: His Place in History, His Thought
and Their Implications for Modern Baptist Theology

No information available

Mercer University Press, 1983

Perspectives on Theology in the Contemporary World: Essays in
Honor of Bernard Ramm

No information available

National Association of Baptist Professors, 1991

Pocket Dictionary Of Ethics: Over 300 Terms and Ideas Clearly and
Concisely Defined

Pocket Dictionary of Ethics

with Jay T. Smith

This book is a brief and convenient reference on ethics that provides
definitions for ethical terms and issues, as well as brief summaries of the
thought of important ethicists. The 300 entries in this brief book serve as a
beginners guide to what is good and right and moral.

Intervarsity, 2006

 

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

with David Guretzki and Cherith Fee Nordling

This small book defines more than 300 common theological terms,
movements and theologians for beginning students of theology. Definitions
are short and to the point.

Intervarsity, 2006

 

 

Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom

 

Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom

Bringing our needs and desires to God has always stood at the heart of
Christian prayer. But why is petitioning God so important? In Prayer: The
Cry for the Kingdom noted theologian Stanley Grenz points to petitionary
prayer as a crucial way for us to be involved with God’s work in history. At
the center of such prayer, Grenz argues, is the cry to God that his kingdom
might come into the world. The book offers practical guidance on praying
effectively and challenges the contemporary church to recapture what it
means to be a church that prays.

Hendrickson, 1990; Eerdmans revised edition 2005

Reason for Hope: The Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg

Reason for Hope

Since the 1960’s, Wolfhart Pannenberg has been recognized as one of the
world’s foremost Protestant theologians. Currently writing his magnum opus,
a systematic theology in three volumes, Pannenberg intends to develop
an ecumenical theology which will carry significance for Christians of all
denominations. Stanley Grenz, who studied under Pannenberg in Munich,

brings to the English-speaking audience the fullest available exposition
of Pannenberg’s developed theology, presented within the context of the
debate his ideas have generated.

Eerdmans, second revised edition 2005

Rediscovering the Triune God

Rediscovering the Triune God

Rediscovering the Triune God tells the story of trinitarian theology in the
last century by analyzing the contributions of key theologians on issues
such as God’s inner life versus God’s relationship to creation (immanent and
economic trinity), social versus psychological analogies for the relationships
within God, the relationship between trinity and Christology, the feminist
critique of classical categories, and how God’s trinitarian life figures in
evolution, social justice, and spirituality. The book places this ferment
historically in the course of Christian thought from the medieval period to
now, while his conclusion sets a future agenda for the doctrine and theology.

Augsburg Fortress Press, 2004

Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era

Renewing the Centre

This book builds upon and advances the discussion begun in Grenz’s
Revisioning Evangelical Theology. The first half of the book examines the
Reformation, the Evangelical revival of the 18th century, and modern
conservative evangelicalism. The second half of the book is devoted to
the author’s call for a critical appropriation of postmodern insights for
evangelical theological tasks. Grenz calls for a “generous orthodoxy, read
through the lenses of conservative piety” that is doctrinal in orientation and
focuses on the gospel of salvation by faith.

Baker Book House, 2000

Revisioning Evangelical Theology

Revisioning Evangelical Theology

This book evaluates the course of evangelical theology and sets out a bold
agenda for a new century. It proposes that evangelical theology, to remain
vibrant and vital in the postmodern era, should find its central integrative
motifs in the reign of God and the community of Christ. This book received a
Christianity Today 1994 Critics Choice Award.

Intervarsity, 2007

 

 

Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective

The goal of Sexual Ethics is to set forth an evangelical theological

understanding of humans as sexual beings and of the sex act itself, and to
explore the theological significance of marriage and singleness as contexts of
sexual expression.

Westminster Knox Press, 1997

The Baptist Congregation

The Baptist Congregation

This book serves as a resource for understanding the foundations of Baptists
beliefs and organization. Written as a study guide, the book addresses
topics such as the personal nature of salvation, the ordinances of believer’s
baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the primacy of Scripture and the concept
of the separation of church and state. Study questions will stimulate
group interaction and personal reflection. It is suitable for Baptists of all
fellowships and affiliations.

Regent College Publishing, 1985

The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics

The Moral Quest

This book is an introduction to Christian ethics for pastors and
laypeople. Looking first at the historical development of morality,
virtue and ethics, particularly in the Greek ethical traditions, the book
then discusses the ethics of both the old and new testaments, as
well as those proposed by medieval, reformation and contemporary
theologians. Proposing that Christian ethics must be distinct from
secular ethics, the book advocates ethics rooted in love and community.
Intervarsity, 1997

The Millennial Maze

Evangelicals agree that Jesus will return one day but disagree on almost
everything else about His return. This book provides a historical, biblical
and theological perspective on the four major positions help by evangelicals:
postmillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism
and amillennialism. Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each
position, the book cuts a new path through the maze that reaffirms the valid
insights of each and sounds a fresh note of hope in an age of shattered
illusions.

Intervarsity, 2006

The Named God and The Question of Being: A Trinitarian Theo-
Ontology

No information available.

Westminster Knox Press, 2005

The Social God And the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology Of The
Imago Dei

No information available.

Westminster Knox Press, 2001

Theology for the Community of God

Theology for the Community of God

In writing about systematic theology from a Baptist perspective, Stanley
Grenz presents the traditional themes of Christian doctrine–God,
humankind, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things–all
within an emphasis on God’s central program for creation, namely, the
establishment of community. Blending biblical, historical, and contemporary
cultural concerns primarily around the themes of trinity and community,
Grenz provides a coherent vision of the faith that is both intellectually
satisfying and expressible in Christian living. His understanding of the trinity
underscores his commitment to historic orthodoxy while his emphasis on
community puts his work within the post-modern context.

Eerdmans, 2000

20Th-Century Theology: God and the World In a Transitional Age

20th Century Theology

With Roger E. Olson

This book serves as an introduction to 20th Century theology and a critical
survey of its significant thinkers and movements. It shows how much
20th Century theology has moved back and forth between two basic
concepts: God’s immanence and God’s transcendence. It profiles major
contemporary theologians like Barth, Bultmann, Bonhoeffer, Niebuhr and
Tillich. It critiques significant movements like neo-orthodoxy, process
theology, liberation theology and theology of hope. And it assesses recent
developments in feminist theology, black theology, new Catholic theology,
narrative theology and evangelical theology. An indispensable handbook to
contemporary theology received a Christianity Today 1993 Critics’ Choice
Award.

Intervarsity, 2006

Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response To
Homosexuality

Welcoming but Not Affirming

Writing about one of the church’s most controversial issues, Stanley
Grenz proposes that it is possible for Christian communities to welcome
homosexuals without affirming same-sex unions. Grenz’s backgound as
an ethicist allows him to present a balanced and moderate position on this
touchstone issue that will challenge people both sides of this complex issue.

Westminster Know, 2000

 

What Christians Really Believe & Why

What Christians Really Believe & Why

This book places Christianity in the context of competing belief systems for
today’s seekers by presenting the major doctrines of Christianity concisely
and clearly. The book answers many of the questions that spiritual seekers
ask about faith: “Why believe at all?”; “Who is Jesus and what did he
do?” It contends that the Christian understanding of God seeks to balance
immanence and transcendence, arguing that humankind can reach the goal
of its quest only by turning from self toward the triune God as we leave
behind our old identity and discover who we are created to be within the
fellowship of the community of Christ.

Westminster Knox Press, 1984

Who Needs Theology? An Invitation To The Study Of God

Who Needs Theology?

With Roger E. Olson

To many Christians, theology is something alien, overly intellectual
and wholly unappealing. Even seminary students are known to balk at
the prospect of a course on theology. Yet theology–most simply, the
knowledge of God–is essential to the life and health of the church. This
short introduction to theology shows what theology is, what tools theology
uses, why every believer is a theologian and how the theological enterprise
can be productive and satisfying. It is a clear, easily understood book ideal
for students, church study groups and individual Christians who want to
strengthen understanding, belief and commitment by coming to know God
more fully.

Intervarsity 2006

Women and the Future of the Family

Women and the Future of the Family

With Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen and Mardi Keyes

The book explores the revolutionary change to the status of women in the
20th century. First delivered as the fourth Kuyper Lecture, Elizabeth Fox-

Genovese examines how the drives for liberation and equality have affected
the family. She calls for a return to self sacrifice, gendered family roles,
and a Christian understanding of sexual difference and human equality.
Stanley J. Grenz, Mardi Keyes, and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen respond,
offering perspectives on how a biblical understanding of family life informs
the balance of individual rights and family responsibilities.

Baker Book House, 2000