Systematics

40 Questions about Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

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40 Questions about Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare
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In 40 Questions About Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare, John Gilhooly provides a biblical and balanced perspective on the many issues surrounding the spiritual realm. Using a question-and-answer format, he explains spiritual warfare, angels and demons, the role of Satan, models and practices for spiritual warfare, and topics related to the occult. Beneficial as a comprehensive overview or as a reference guide to particular subjects, this volume provides concise but thorough answers to many important questions, including:
  • Do believers have guardian angels?
  • Can Christians be demon possessed?
  • Are there territorial spirits?
  • Why and when did the devil fall from heaven?
  • What is the role of prayer in spiritual warfare?
  • Are there such things as spiritual curses?
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    9780825444685
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-01

    40 Questions about Heaven and Hell

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    In 40 Questions About Heaven and Hell, Alan Gomes surveys the Old and New Testaments to present a comprehensive picture of the afterlife. The question-and-answer format makes it easy to find answers to specific questions on heaven, hell, the intermediate state, the final judgment, and life in eternity. Readers will find solid answers to many vital questions:
  • What should we conclude about those who claim to have seen heaven or hell?
  • Is it possible for us to communicate with the dead?
  • Is there such a place as purgatory?
  • What will our resurrected bodies be like?
  • What will we do in the eternal state?
  • Will there be animals in the eternal state?
  • What is hell like?
  • How can a God of love send people to an eternal hell?
  • Did Jesus "descend into hell" like the Apostles' Creed says?
  • Study notes point to additional resources for learning, and reflection questions at the end of each chapter make the book ideal for small group studies.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780825442766
    Publication Date: 
    2018-11-27
    Publisher: 
    Kregel Academic & Professional

    7 Books That Rocked the Church

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    7 Books That Rocked the Church
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    7 Books That Rocked the Church, by Daniel Crane, explores controversial books throughout history that the Christian church has famously disavowed--and asks the question why?

    Engagingly written and thoughtfully researched, this book explores what the "fuss" was all about with books ranging in date from the second century after Christ to more contemporary authors. Books by Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, and many others profoundly upset the church by calling into question foundational Christian doctrines or beliefs. Most of the books discussed here were banned at some time by Christian authorities.

    The author's aim is to challenge Christians to respond critically but open-mindedly to books that oppose a Christian worldview. Readers of 7 Books That Rocked the Church will come away better equipped to answer the charge that the church is intolerant of competing ideas. They will also develop the ability to interact with new and possibly dangerous ideas that comport with Jesus' admonition to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves. This book also includes discussion questions for further study.

    1. Valentinus the Gnostic: Who Doesn't Love a Conspiracy Theory? (Think The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown)

    2. Galileo Galilei: A Scandal of Religion, Science, and Politics

    3. Voltaire's Candide, Enlightenment Rationalism, and the Church's Thin Skin

    4. Darwin's Origin of Species: The Many Faces of Evolutionary Theory

    5. Marx's Communist Manifesto: The Red Bull of the Masses

    6. Sigmund Freud's Ego

    7. Joseph Campbell: Christianity as an (Almost) Enlightened Myth (A book that strongly influenced George Lucas's Star Wars films)

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781683071945
    Publication Date: 
    2018-11-01
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    A Summary of Christian Doctrine NKJV

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    A Summary of Christian Doctrine NKJV
    $29.99
    For nearly three-quarters of a century, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has been used to teach the faith. Its concise presentation of doctrine offers a unique introduction to the Lutheran Confessions for students of all ages. Now updated and based on the New King James Version, this classic statement of Lutheran doctrine explores all the major topics of Christian theology and offers university and seminary students a solid foundation for advanced study.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758600172

    Ad Fontes Witebergenses: Selected Proceedings of Lutheranism and the Classics III: Lutherans Read History

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    Ad Fontes Witebergenses: Selected Proceedings of Lutheranism and the Classics III: Lutherans Read History
    $20.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780984535163

    Anatomy of an Explosion

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    Anatomy of an Explosion
    $4.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    130640014

    Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World

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    Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World
    $14.99
    Burnt-out believers and spiritual secularists have given up any hope that an engaging and meaningful spirituality can be found in a single Christian denomination. So rather than attending worship at a local church, they attend to their spiritual needs elsewhere. Instead of being fed by a single denomination, they feast upon a smorgasbord of spiritual beliefs. And while these disaffected believers have not rejected the existence of God or the need for meaningful spirituality, they have strongly rejected whatever it is they think the church today has to offer.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758658302
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-10
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Biblical Dogmatics: A Study of Evangelical Lutheran Theology

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    A.G. Voigt's Biblical Dogmatics is a short and comprehensive account of Christian Theology from a Lutheran perspective. Voigt uses the traditional Loci method of Lutheran Scholasticism, while being sensitive to the best of early twentieth century Biblical scholarship. He covers all major topics in Christian theology, and does so in a manner that is readable and exegetically sensitive. This is an ideal introduction to Lutheran Dogmatics. Among the topics covered in this work are: Theology proper, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the nature of salvation, the sacraments, the church, and eschatology. Voigt's approach to these issues is Biblical and Confessional.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780615894607
    Publication Date: 
    2013-09-24
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    Publisher: 
    Just and Sinner Publications

    Christ and Culture in Dialogue

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    Christ and Culture in Dialogue
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    Divided into three sections, this book illustrates how Christ and Christian faith affect worship, evangelism and social issues.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780570042730
    Publication Date: 
    1999-01-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Christ's Church: Her Biblical Roots, Her Dramatic History, Her Glorious Future

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    Christ's Church: Her Biblical Roots, Her Dramatic History, Her Glorious Future
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    Description: ""The Church, who is she?"" asks Bo Giertz in this book, which, he adds, ""is first of all for those who have some notion of the life which is present within the church walls and also have some desire to understand that life better and know more about it."" If you're among the tens of thousands who've read Giertz's bestselling novel The Hammer of God about ordinary people in their relation to the Church and her message, then you know his ability to engage you in the dramatic events of everyday life. Giertz shows the same engaging ability, when he in Christ's Church takes you on a walk from her biblical roots toward her glorious future. Endorsements: ""Christ's Church demonstrates the resilient vigor of Bo Giertz's literary work. First published under the dark clouds of an erupting world war in 1939, Christ's Church has not lost its power to convict and comfort. If anything the vitality of Giertz's book is even more potent in our day of pluralism, doctrinal indifference, and inbred suspicion of all religious institutions. Confident of the church's oneness in Christ, built secure on the foundation of the apostolic Word, Giertz sees the church as a living legacy of God's faithfulness. This is a book that speaks with clarity and conviction to seasoned Christians at home in the Father's house as well as to those who stand outside but peep in the window, seeking a glimpse of life lived in God's family"" --John T. Pless Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana ""One of the most insightful thinkers in the rich tradition of Swedish theology, Bo Giertz drew deeply from the biblical roots of the church's understanding of itself out of the midst of his daily routine as parish pastor. Anchored in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Bo Giertz's succinct but penetrating synthesis of biblical teaching on God's people assembled by the Holy Spirit rings true around the world seventy years after its composition. Giertz aids readers to embrace the catholic practice of the church and to bring the Gospel to those around us at the beginning of the twenty-first century."" --Robert A. Kolb Missions Professor of Systematic Theology, Emeritus Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri-- About the Contributor(s): Bo Giertz (1905-1998), Bishop of Gothenburg in the Lutheran Church of Sweden, was voted the most influential Swedish church leader during the 1900s. He penned no less than thirty books. Christ's Church was his first, written at the age of thirty-three.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781608997039
    Publication Date: 
    2010-10-04
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    Resource Publications (CA)

    Christological Character of the Office of the Ministry & Royal Priesthood

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    Christological Character of the Office of the Ministry & Royal Priesthood
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    ISBN/SKU: 
    0001027964

    Church and Ministry (Kirche und Amt)

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    Church and Ministry (Kirche und Amt)
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    A translation of Walther's famous treatise on church and ministry.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780570042419
    Publication Date: 
    1987-01-01
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Closed Communion?

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    Closed Communion?
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    The faithful practice of closed Communion is challenged in our day both culturally and ecclesiastically. As Western culture careens down a path of individualism and autonomy, the privatization of faith leads many to regard participation in the Sacrament as a matter of personal entitlement.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758658586
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-18
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology 2 Vol Set

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    Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology 2 Vol Set
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    A modern dogmatics text, Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology presents readers with contemporary discussions of pressing issues and current challenges in the last several decades of the Church's life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758651860
    Publication Date: 
    2017-08-29
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Cremation, Embalmment, or Neither?: A Biblical/Christian Evaluation

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    Cremation, Embalmment, or Neither?: A Biblical/Christian Evaluation
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    This book documents today's rising rates of cremation in the West, and notes that these rates now include many deceased Christians, a stark contrast to Christians in the past who had consistently rejected cremation from their earliest years in pagan Rome to the mid-1960s. Christians opposed and spurned cremation for a number of reasons, discussed in this book. By mid-fourth century, Christianity's rejection of cremation influenced pagan Rome to abandon cremation. Earth burial became the only acceptable way to dispose of deceased humans, resulting in a major cultural change in the West. Converts to Christianity had to promise they would never be cremated. Graveyards were named coemeteria, Latin for where dead people "sleep;" from which we get the word "cemetery," a name now contradicted by cremation.

    This book is a clarion call to Christians. Dr. Schmidt has amassed historical, biblical, theological, and practical evidences that the modern Christian church will only refuse to hear to its great loss, both now and at the judgment Seat of Christ where we each shall receive what is due to for things done "while in (might we add "to") the body" (2 Corinthians 5:10).

    --Craig A. Parton, M.A., J.D. United States Director,

    International Academy of Apologetics, Santa Barbara, California.

    This powerful apologetic clearly establishes that cremation fails to find endorsement in the inspired Holy Scriptures. Dr. Schmidt's research will prove invaluable for those who might query the need for burial rather than cremation. Hopefully, this book will have a wide influence on Christian thought and practice.

    --Donald Howard, Pastor Emeritus, Anglican Church, Diocese of Sydney,

    NSW, Australia. Author of Burial or Cremation: Does It Matter?

    I heartily recommend Dr. Schmidt's excellent book Cremation, Embalmment, or Neither?A Biblical/Christian Evaluation to clergy and faithful laypeople alike concerned with the increasing rates of cremation among Christians. This will be in keeping with the Apostle Paul's admonition: "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of the world" (Romans 12:2).

    --Archpriest Victor S. Potapov, Rector,

    Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Washington, DC.

    This book provides an excellent opportunity for Christians to engage in deep theological thought regarding end of life decisions. Dr. Schmidt has thoroughly documented the historical roots for Christian burial. A must read for all Christians.

    --Beth Hoeltke, Ph.D., Librarian, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781490872094
    Publication Date: 
    2015-03-27
    Author: 
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    Publisher: 
    WestBow Press

    Daily Exercise of Piety

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    Daily Exercise of Piety
    $13.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    1891469320

    Discourses in Matthew - Jesus Teaches the Church

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    Discourses in Matthew - Jesus Teaches the Church
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    Focusing his exploration on Jesus' Five Discourses, Scaer demonstrates that Matthew was written as catechesis, a method in concert with its content and organization. The discourses summarize the message the disciples are to carry to "all nations," and each discourse builds on its predecessors to culminate in the narrative of Jesus' death and resurrection, which is the Gospel's interpretive key.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758603395
    Publication Date: 
    2004-11-03
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Doctrine is Life: Robert D. Preus Essays on Justification and the Lutheran Confessions

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    Doctrine is Life: Robert D. Preus Essays on Justification and the Lutheran Confessions
    $36.99
    The 18 essays in this volume offer a cross-section of Preus's research and commentary on the doctrine of justification and on the Lutheran Confessions and their application in the life of the church today. Also included in this volume are 4 reflections on the life and ministry of Robert Preus provided by David P. Scaer, John Stephenson, Kurt Marquart and Daniel Preus.

    Preface and introduction written by Klemet I. Preus, Robert's son.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758612663
    Publication Date: 
    2006-10-12
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Ethics

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    Ethics
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    The Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a concrete situation. Although the author died before completing his work, this book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics.

    The root and ground of Christian ethics, the author says, is the reality of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. This reality is not manifest in the Church as distinct from the secular world; such a juxtaposition of two separate spheres, Bonhoeffer insists, is a denial of God's having reconciled the whole world to himself in Christ. On the contrary, God's commandment is to be found and known in the Church, the family, labor, and government. His commandment permits man to live as man before God, in a world God made, with responsibility for the institutions of that world.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780684815015
    Publication Date: 
    1995-09-01
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Touchstone Books

    Eucharist & Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries

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    Explores the vocabulary of fellowship in the Christian community and the evidence for agreement in the confession of the faith and church practice in the Lords Supper.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780570042709
    Publication Date: 
    1998-01-01
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Everyday Glory: The Revelation of God in All of Reality

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    How do we know and speak about God's relation to this world? Does God reveal himself through his creation? This book recaptures a Christian vision of all reality: that the world is full of divine signs that are openings into God's glory. Bringing together insights from some of the tradition's greatest thinkers--Edwards, Newman, and Barth--Gerald McDermott resurrects a robust theology of creation for Protestants. He shows how and where meaning can be found outside the church and special revelation in various realms of creation, including nature, science, law, history, animals, sex, and sports.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801098291
    Publication Date: 
    2018-11-20
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Baker Academic

    Fire and the Staff

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    - Continues the tradition establshed by J. H. C. Fritz and C. F. W. Walther of fine works on practical ministry
    - Shows pastors how to carry out ministry on the basis of confessionally Lutheran theological principles
    - Stories and personal experience lend immediacy to the discussion
    - Unique in its presentation and content
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758604040
    Publication Date: 
    2006-12-27
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Arch Books

    First Things First: A Primer in Lutheran Theological Prolegmena

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    First Things First: A Primer in Lutheran Theological Prolegmena
    $16.95
    Christian theology in any form is meaningful and useful only when it arises from and then serves and supports the church's proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus begins David Lumpp's exploration into the first things of theology. Especially since the postmodern turn, there has been renewed focus on the presuppositions of the theological task. Lumpp sharpens this focus by bringing to light the distinctive assumptions and emphases of Christian theology, particularly from a Lutheran perspective. Only by keeping the first things first, can the trajectory of Christian theology generate meaning for life in today's world.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780911770803

    For the Life of the World: Theology That Makes a Difference

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    The question of what makes life worth living is more vital now than ever. In today's pluralistic, postsecular world, universal values are dismissed as mere matters of private opinion, and the question of what constitutes flourishing life--for ourselves, our neighbors, and the planet as a whole--is neglected in our universities, our churches, and our culture at large. Although we increasingly have technology to do almost anything, we have little sense of what is truly worth accomplishing.

    In this provocative new contribution to public theology, world-renowned theologian Miroslav Volf (named "America's New Public Intellectual" by Scot McKnight on his Jesus Creed blog) and Matthew Croasmun explain that the intellectual tools needed to rescue us from our present malaise and meet our new cultural challenge are the tools of theology. A renewal of theology is crucial to help us articulate compelling visions of the good life, find our way through the maze of contested questions of value, and answer the fundamental question of what makes life worth living.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781587434013
    Publication Date: 
    2019-01-22
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    Publisher: 
    Brazos Press

    Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World

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    A collaboration of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Praesidium, The Gates of Hell gives practical advice to confessional leaders, showing them how to encourage God's people to keep confessing and retain hope as society degrates and becomes even more hostile to the Gospel.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758659132
    Publication Date: 
    2018-01-30
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House