J. I. Packer explores the lives of influential theologians and the issues that motivated and inspired them into action, including the authority of Scripture, justification, the glory of God, and the hope of heaven.
He outlines current trends in church history, the state of British theology in the 20th century, and the theological challenges now facing evangelicalism.
The collection is valuable as a restatement of many basic evangelical beliefs. It is also interesting from a historical perspective, as it illuminates areas of debate over the past three decades. In article after article Packer shows us how much we can learn from the past, while also leading us from intellectual understanding to worship and devotion.
• Unique collection of shorter writings that have never been compiled together before
• Illuminating writings about theolgians, doctrine, and church history
J. I. Packer is Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College, Vancouver. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers and apologists for Christianity in the twentieth century. He is author of numerous books, including Knowing God, Rediscovering Holiness and Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Beliefs.