A Select Annotated Bibliography For The Study Of Christian Theology: Part Three -- By: John A. Jelinek
MTJ 4:2 (Fall 1993) p. 150
A Select Annotated Bibliography For The Study Of Christian Theology: Part Three
Allen, Ronald B. The Majesty of Man: The Dignity of Being Human. Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1984.
Allen is professor of Old Testament language and literature at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. This is not an in-depth treatment of the doctrine of man, but focuses on Psalm 8 and his thesis that “true biblical theism forms the only real basis for ‘true humanism”’ (which equals love for man in the image of God). In essence, Allen takes themes originating in Laidlaw and Sauer and contemporizes them in application to Psalm 8. The book has an excellent bibliography and indices and is worthwhile reading for the beginning student in anthropology.
Berkouwer, G. C. Studies in Dogmatics: Man: The image of God. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1962.
A standard work in the European Reformed tradition, Berkouwer provides a discussion of contemporary views of man in a difficult to read format. The book has a strong treatment of other theological views on the nature of man and is valuable for a critique of opposing positions. Those in the Reformed position, however, will have a difficult time putting together Berkouwer’s own position.
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Erickson, Millard J. Man’s Need and God’s Gift. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976.
A collection of articles concerning man, sin, and the application of the Person and work of Christ to the need that is created (from the biblical perspective on man). These articles can be used priofitably to direct the beginning student into the historical issues and important questions that must be asked in these three primary areas of theology.
*Hurley, James B. Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1981.
A fine treatment of a hotly debated subject. Hurley is professor of Theology at Westminster and holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Cambridge University. The work has an excellent bibliography and more than adequate scriptural and subject indices. The treatment itself includes both the difficult issues related to church polity as well as exegetical and theological discussions of the relevant texts.
Lee, Francis Nigel. The origin and Destiny of Man. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1974.
The author of this work is a Reformed scholar whose training was both in law and theology. At the time of writing, Lee was th...
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