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God's Strategy in Human History: Volume 1 - God's Path to Victory This Is The Long Awaited Fully Revised Rd Edition Of God S Strategy In Human History By Roger Forster And Paul Marston One Of The Most Important Theological Books Of The Th Century Now Split Into Two Volumes, In Volume God S Path To Victory We Explore What The Bible Says About How God Is Working In Human History We Look At The Conflict Between Good And Evil And At How Your Personal Relationship With God Fits Into His Bigger Strategy Of Bringing In The Kingdom This Brings Fresh Meaning To Questions Like If God Is Good, Why Do Suffering And Evil Exist Is God In Control Of The Future Do My Prayers Make A Difference Why Did God Choose Israel And Is Israel Still Chosen What Is God S Purpose For The Church Today By Looking At These Questions In The Context Of God S Strategy We See How They Start To Make Sense To Our Christian Lives In The St Century Aside From Updating The Language Of The Text To Increase Readability, Revisions Include The Incorporation Of The Latest Comments From Contemporary Scholarship On Some Of The Issues The New Edition Also Presented The Authors With The Opportunity To Respond To Critiques Of Previous Editions Thanks To The Substantial Overall Revision, The New Chapters Work Seamlessly Into The Argument, And Indeed There Is A Sense That The Authors Feel That The New Material Is Now Essential To Completing It Following Its Original Publication, God S Strategy Became A Key Text In Several Theological Seminaries, And Is Known To Have Profoundly Influenced The Views Of Such Theologians As Greg Boyd, Who Provides A Foreword For The New Edition Renowned New Testament Scholar I Howard Marshall Also Provides A Foreword Aside From Being A Key Scholarly Text, It Also Became A Valuable Theological Manual For Many Lay Readers Especially In The UK And The USA The New Edition Is Published With The Two Audiences In Mind Volume God S Path To Victory Comprises What Was Originally Part One And Two Of The Book, Containing The Substance Of The Main Argument About How God Has Been Working Through Human History, Along With Some Of The New Material, And A Summary Of The Arguments In Volume As Such It Is Aimed At Anyone Wanting To Get To Grips With This Important Subject Volume Reconsidering Key Biblical Ideas Comprises Most Of What Was Part Three And The Appendix, Being Aimed At Church Leaders And Biblical Scholars In Its Language And Structure, Going Into Greater Depth With Studies Of Key Words And Concepts The Format Means That It Will Work Well In Church Study Groups Where Each Member Has A Copy Of Volume And The Leader Is Equipped With Volume If Greater Insight Is Required On Some Of The Issues


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  1. says:

    This contribution to the theological landscape of American Evangelicalism fills a growing need Foster and Marston articulate Armenian thinking without capitulation to humanistic thoughts on free will God s Strategy in Human History is a well written and carefully researched work that traces the implication of key aspects in the Christian understanding of salvation.The authors write with an exegetical precision that honors the importance of Scripture They address the key passages at the center This contribution to the theological landscape of American Evangelicalism fills a growing need Foster and Marston articulate Armenian thinking without capitulation to humanistic thoughts on free will God s Strategy in Human History is a well written and carefully researched work that traces the implication of key aspects in the Christian understanding of salvation.The authors write with an exegetical precision that honors the importance of Scripture They address the key passages at the center of the Bible s elucidations on election, predestination, human will and eternal life Monumental theologians are also addressed most notably Augustine and their conclusions challenged yet with a decorum that befits Christian debate.Given the preponderance of reform thinking in today s Church scene, it is important that the Armenian camp produce writings that articulate their theological positions This work achieves that and does it with scholarly conclusions by focusing on key words and how they are defined differently dependent on one s theological stance God s strategy is that of redemption Thus, the scope of this book tackles the themes of sin man s fallen nature specifically , Israel in the redemptive plan as pertains to election , God s role in convincing man of his need for salvation and speculations on what the after life will look like for both the redeemed and condemned While I cannot espouse every position of the writers, I do see their overall argument as compelling It adds to my own perspectives on these theological reflections that define the core of the Gospel message God is presented as holy, just and the ultimate authority in reality His redemptive plan encompasses human will in concrete ways that defy the seeming facade often presented in alternate views of God s election In short, the authors believe that election relates to those who respond to the provision of Christ, as opposed to some form of divine determinism that summarily sentences everyone to either heaven or hell.Further, heaven and hell are real for the writers They do not cater to modern notions of universalism, nor dilute the call for holiness Each time a concept such as hell or eternal life is presented, differing viewpoints are listed Usually the stronger of the views is put forward with a rationale taken from Scripture Whether you are a Calvinist or Armenian, it is good to read such works As long as Scripture is seen as authoritative, we can always learn from each other This is why I recommend this to both my Calvinist leaning friends and those who, like me, find a landing somewhere in the Armenian stream


  2. says:

    This book was both helpful and sometimes frustrating for me to read I found it helpful in how the authors unpacked some valuable doctrines that I was eager forinput on such as election and predestination and I m grateful for the careful thought they gave to themes that I ve previously had only very narrow exposure to But unfortunately, I didn t always find it easy to grasp the flow of thought throughout the book, and also struggled at times with what felt to me like variations in wha This book was both helpful and sometimes frustrating for me to read I found it helpful in how the authors unpacked some valuable doctrines that I was eager forinput on such as election and predestination and I m grateful for the careful thought they gave to themes that I ve previously had only very narrow exposure to But unfortunately, I didn t always find it easy to grasp the flow of thought throughout the book, and also struggled at times with what felt to me like variations in what they were saying regarding some of their finer points I was also uncomfortable with what felt like a rather blunt and sweeping dogmatism on themes that I don t think the Bible is altogether clear about, and this was sometimes expressed in a somewhat testy tone toward those who differed with the authors opinions I certainly found it educational, but also found it a bit of a mixed bag


  3. says:

    I found this book very helpful in understanding the will of God.