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Systematic Theology, Volume 3
By James Wm. McClendon, Jr. With Nancey Murphy 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
"A fitting testimony to the richness of James McClendon's work. In this volume, the climax of his three-volume systematic theology, he helps us negotiate the challenges facing faithful Christian witness in our time. This wonderful book exhibits the confidence that can come only from a lifetime struggle with the gospel that enables McClendon not only to let the others speak, but to challenge our lives."
—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.
Nancey Murphy is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Curtis W. Freeman is Research Professor of Theology and Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School.