Annotated Bibliography -- By: Jonathan Armstrong
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Armstrong, John H., ed. The Coming Evangelical Crisis: Current Challenges to the Authority of Scripture and the Gospel. Chicago: Moody, 1996. A collection of essays which asks the question: “What will evangelicalism look like if it continues on the course it has followed for the past twenty-five years?”
Armstrong, John H., ed. The Compromised Church: The Present Evangelical Crisis. Wheaton: Crossway, 1998. A sequel to the previous book which shows how the church has compromised itself with the spirit of this present age.
Berkhof, Louis. The History of Christian Doctrines. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1969 reprint of 1939 edition. A standard treatment which includes helpful resource material on the heresies addressed by the early church as related to “the world.”
Bloesch, Donald G. The Crisis of Piety: Essays Toward a Theology of the Christian Life. Colorado Springs: Helmers & Howard, 1988. Bloesch, an evangelical theologian who writes with prophetic courage against the heresies of left and right, shows how piety is never trivial in living before God and man in this present age.
*Bloesch, Donald G. Crumbling Foundations: Death and Rebirth in an Age of Upheaval. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984. A diagnosis of the dangers posed to
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orthodox Christian faith and practice by secular culture, both from the political and social left and right.
*Bloesch, Donald G. Faith & Its Counterfeits. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1981. Challenges “worldly” compromises to the faith such as legalism, formalism, humanitarianism, enthusiasm, etc. A wise and extremely useful book which is out of print.
Boice, James M. Two Cities, Two Loves: Christian Responsibility in a Crumbling Culture. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996. Boice sees American culture in serious decline and calls the church to return to Augustine and his classic, The City of God, as the voice we need to hear in such times.
Boice, James M. and Benjamin E. Sasse, ed. Here We Stand: A Call from Confessing Evangelicals. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. A collection of extremely important essays that show how evangelicals have already surrendered to the world in their theology and methodology. “Our Dying Culture,” by David Wells, is worth the price of the book.
Bolton, Robert. The Carnal Professor. Morgan, Pennsylvania: Soli Deo Gloria, 1992 reprint of 1634 edition. Bolton (1572–1631) was an English Puritan. He wrote to prove why worldly profession dem...
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