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Systematic Theology, Volume 2
By James Wm. McClendon, Jr. Introduction by Curtis W. Freeman
The radical effects of the 16th century Reformation have been felt through generations and have profoundly shaped theology. James William McClendon explores the impact of these effects for the heirs of the Reformation in his celebrated three-volume systematic theology. With a new introduction by Curtis W. Freeman, these comprehensive volumes elucidate a distinctly Baptist vision of theology through McClendon's exposition of Christian ethics, doctrine, and witness. In so doing, McClendon provides readers with a robust vision for understanding Scripture, the Church, and the Christian's place within the world.
“The most significant such work by a Baptist theologian to date. No Baptist minister or theologically interested Baptist layperson should go without reading it.
—Steve Harmon, Associated Baptist Press
"Warning to Those Schooled in Academic Theology: This Book Could Be Dangerous to Your Career if Taken Seriously. It is dangerous because McClendon refused to separate theology from the practice of the church. His display of Christian convictions forces our imaginations in new paths not envisioned in recent theology. We are in his debt."
—Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School
James William McClendon, Jr. was a Christian theologian in the Anabaptist tradition and the author of several important works, including Biography as Theology: How Life Stories Can Remake Today's Theology and Making Gospel Sense to a Troubled Church.