For our newest releases and upcoming titles, check out the all-new, interactive B&H Academic 2016–2017 catalog. You’ll find great resources in church history, biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and pastoral ministry. See below for a small sampling.
Christian George (ed.), The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854
In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. However, the demands of ministry prevented him from fulfilling that promise. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. His earliest sermons, meticulously handwritten in a series of notebooks, were stored away in Spurgeon’s College library, London, for over a century.
Now author Christian George and publisher B&H Academic will release a 12-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon adds approximately 10% more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature.
Volume 1 (releasing February 2017) contains an introduction to the series, an overview of Spurgeon’s life and times, seventy-eight sermons he preached itinerantly and as pastor of Waterbeach Chapel, and an analysis of these sermons by editor and Spurgeon scholar Christian George.
The special collector’s edition is presented in a slipcover box and features a cloth with leather spine binding, genuine gold foil on the spine, and gilded page edges. The cover art duplicates the cover of Spurgeon’s original notebook. This collector’s edition also contains photographs and images not found in the hardcover edition.
For more information, and to receive a free digital library containing the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit and the New Park Street Pulpit (totaling 63 volumes in the print edition), visit our Spurgeon page.
Questions about the reliability of the New Testament are commonly raised today both by biblical scholars and popular media. Drawing on decades of research, Craig Blomberg addresses all of the major objections to the historicity of the New Testament in one comprehensive volume. Topics addressed include the formation of the Gospels, the transmission of the text, the formation of the canon, alleged contradictions, the relationship between Jesus and Paul, supposed Pauline forgeries, other gospels, miracles, and many more. Historical corroborations of details from all parts of the New Testament are also presented throughout. The Historical Reliability of the New Testament marshals the latest scholarship in responding to New Testament objections, while remaining accessible to non-specialists.
David L. Allen, The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review
The extent of Christ’s atoning work on the cross is one of the most divisive issues in evangelical Christianity. In The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review, David L. Allen makes a biblical, historical, theological, and practical case for a universal atonement. Through a comprehensive historical survey, Allen contends that universal atonement has always been the majority view of Christians, and that even among Calvinist theologians there is a considerable range of views. Marshaling evidence from Scripture and history, and critiquing arguments for a limited atonement, Allen affirms that an unlimited atonement is the best understanding of Christ’s saving work. He concludes by contending that an unlimited atonement provides the best foundation for evangelism, missions, and preaching.
Richard Alan Fuhr, Jr. and Andreas Köstenberger, Inductive Bible Study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application through the Lenses of History, Literature, and Theology
Inductive Bible study is a practical, relevant, and time-tested approach to interpreting Scripture. This volume incorporates insights from contemporary evangelical hermeneutics into an approachable, step-by-step process moving from observation through interpretation and on to the application of God’s Word. Each step is viewed through the lenses of the hermeneutical triad, exploring the historical, literary, and theological elements that impact how one observes, interprets, and applies the Bible. Chapter by chapter, Inductive Bible Study explores a broad representation of biblical texts as it illustrates the steps of inductive methodology across the literary landscape of Scripture. Important features of the book include comparing translations, asking the right questions of the text, basic discourse analysis, considering various facets of context, the study of words and phrases, interpretive and thematic correlation, evaluating relevance and determining legitimacy in application, the role of the Holy Spirit in appropriating Scripture, and doing theology as the outflow of inductive Bible study.
Ray Van Neste and J. Michael Garrett, Reformation 500: How the Greatest Revival Since Pentecost Continues to Shape the World Today
In a church rocked by controversies over vernacular Scripture, iconoclasm, and the power of the clergy, men and women arose in protest. Today we call this protest movement the Protestant Reformation. At its heart, the Reformation was a great revival of the church centered on the recovery of biblical truth and the gospel of free grace. This movement continues to instruct and inspire believers even into the present day. Reformation 500 celebrates the Reformation and probes the ways it has shaped our world for the better. With essays from an array of disciplines, this book explores the impact of the Reformation across a wide range of human experience. Literature, education, visual art, culture, politics, music, theology, church life, and Baptist history all provide prisms through which the Reformation legacy is viewed. From Augustine to Zwingli, historical figures like Luther, Calvin, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Rembrandt, Bach, Bunyan, and Wycliffe all find their way into this amazing 500-year story. From Anglicans to Baptists, scientists to poets, Reformation 500 weaves these many historical threads into a modern-day tapestry. Available February 2017
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Editor’s note: If you are an instructor, student, pastor, or church leader, please see pages 97–99 of the catalog for some exciting new ways we can serve your educational and ministry needs.