Summary: Evangelical thinkers in recent years have thrust differing and sometimes nontraditional views on the doctrine of God, the composition of the human person, and the nature of hell into the spotlight.
Across the Spectrum, written by Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy, offers a service to students by carefully examining the various positions taken by evangelical scholars on eighteen seminal issues both classic concerns and those of more contemporary interest. Rather th ...show morean taking sides, however, the authors give readers the resources they need to explore evangelical theological options.
Among the many topics discussed are baptism, the nature of the self, the foreknowledge and providence of God, the interpretation of Genesis 1-2, the destiny of the unevangelized, and the Christology debate.
In the spirit of the popular four-views books, Boyd and Eddy carefully lay out the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for each position and discuss possible objections in point-counterpoint fashion. Each chapter also includes a bibliography and a helpful appendix touches on nine additional theological issues.
Across the Spectrum is a theology primer that all beginning theological students will want and need.