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Evangelical Essentials: A Liberal Evangelical Dialogue

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Paperback, 354 pages
Published 1989 by Intervarsity Pr (first published January 1st 1988)
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Joseph
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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Long, and at times a bit drawn out, but very useful for the thinking Christian.

The book is a back and forth between the late John Stott and liberal church historian David Edwards.

In each of the six chapters, Edwards presents his views about various controversial topics, and John Stott responds.

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2. The accuracy of the Bible.
3. The meaning of the cross.
4. Miracles.
5. The moral teaching of the Bible and how it applies today.
6. Can people be saved without knowledge of the Gospel.

Edwards is a ve
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Guy Bellerby
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How do liberal Christians think - and why do they reject the plain authority of the Bible, which Evangelicals find such bedrock to belief? I've re-read this valuable and illuminating book this week, especially noting the principle author's arguments, rather than John Stott's gracious responses. It is was a sobering return to a matrix of confusion and doubt I experienced so intensely at seminary 20 years ago. The rational tug of the liberal project is mighty, persuasive, and compelling - yet at t ...more
Bob Breckwoldt
An interesting discussion (of sorts) on issues that divide Christians. Both populist writers of their two different traditions. For believers very important, for outsiders stangely remote from reality. Essentials - not essential.
Toby
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's such a shame that this book went out of print as it sees two theologians - a famous evangelical and a liberal - discuss honestly the positions that they hold in respect of some of the key church doctrines. Both write superbly. The chapter on hell is essential reading.
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