Editorial Introduction -- By: Adam Harwood
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Adam Harwood is Associate Professor of Theology, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology; Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry; Editor, Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
This issue of the journal features five articles from the fields of historical and systematic theology, and sixteen book reviews from the fields of apologetics, world religions, biblical studies, biblical theology, and systematic theology. The first article was written by Dongsun Cho, Assistant Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His publications include “Ambrosiaster on Justification by Faith Alone in His Commentaries on the Pauline Epistles,” The Westminster Theological Journal 74.2 (Fall 2012): 277–90. In the present article, Cho argues that fourth-century theologian Marius Victorinus is the first Latin father who identified in Paul’s writings the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
Joe Early is Associate Professor of Theology at Campbellsville University. Among his many publications, he is the author of The Life and Writings of Thomas Helwys: The First English Baptist (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2009). In the second article in this issue, Early compares the theology of the earliest progenitors of the Baptist movement, John Smyth (1570–1612) and Thomas Helwys (1575–1612).
Robert E. Picirilli served as Academic Dean and Professor of Greek and New Testament at Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College) in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as General Editor of the Randall House Bible Commentary and contributed five commentaries to the series. Also, he is the author of several books, including Grace, Faith, Free Will (Nashville: Randall House, 2002). In this issue’s third article, Picirilli interacts with traditional, systematic treatments of the doctrine of providence in order to offer a non-deterministic construction of the doctrine.
The fourth article is a transcript of a conversation between Paul Helm and William Lane Craig on Calvinism and Molinism which was recorded by “Unbelievable?” with Justin Brierley (Premier Christian Radio) on January 4, 2014. Helm, Teaching Fellow at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, has authored several books on Calvinism, including Calvin and the Calvinists (Banner of Truth, 1982) and John Calvin’s Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2005). Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California,
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