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Featured Dr MacArthur has a Systematic Theology Coming out!

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Yeshua1

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    He has new theology book coming 1-31, and will be some 1100 oages long..
    Should be interesting, as will be mixture of Reformed/Baptist/Lordship salvation!
     
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    How may here plan to buy it?
     
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    I like MacArthur as a pastor (not mine). I enjoy his sermons. He is good at teaching his views. He is not so good at dealing with opposing views. I'm not planning on getting the book.
     
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    Is there anything he'll say that hasn't already been said?
     
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    Sure hope not. It's never a good thing when pastors come up with something new. :Biggrin
     
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    If it is new it is not true and if it is true it is not new.
     
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    But, it will be interesting to see how his thinking ties altogether. He has written on many various and sundry topics over the years in seeming isolation from each other.
     
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    The man is not a theologian, so this is surprising. Don't trust his Greek exegesis. He makes basic errors, such as teaching that the Granville Sharp Rule applies to plural nouns; this produced his teaching of a "pastor/teacher" rather than a pastor and a teacher in Eph. 4:11.

    Edited in: I see on Amazon that Richard Mayhue is the co-author. I suspect that MacArthur's name is on there for the purpose of sales, and Mayhue kept the book from egregious error.
     
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    Not to discredit the man, he's done a lot of work that seems to be good. But does anyone else get the feeling he just regurgitates from numerous commentaries. I would figure with him being a seminary president he would have a good handle on Greek and Hebrew so as to limit his usage of commentaries. I dunno, maybe i'm just being too critical.
     
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    His highest earned degree is an M.Div. from Talbot. Most evangelicals consider the M.Div. to be the first professional degree. He has no research degrees at all, the entry level being the Th.M.
     
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    After that probably a hundred times. Of course, I have the same sentiment about every calvinist. Great philosophers, never theologians
     
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    Would be interesting to see how he can bridge his Reformed/Dispy views!
     
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    He is a preacher an a teacher, and is good in hitting main points of doctrines, bu could learn to not be so sure that he is always right...
     
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    Thinks its more like he would not be using any that ever disagreed with him!
     
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    But MacArthur's longtime ghost writer Phil Johnson has a Bible institute bachelor's degree.
     
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    Why is he called Dr mac then?
     
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    http://www.masters.edu/president

    "The Master's University

    Dr. John MacArthur - President

    B.A., Los Angeles Pacific College
    M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    Litt.D., Grace Graduate School
    D.D., Talbot Theological Seminary"
     
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    Is the Litt.D. and D.D. honorary? I've read about the LItt. D...not sure what it all means lol
     
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    They are both honorary. The Litt. D. is a "doctor of literature," given for writing.
     
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    He has an honorary D.D. from Talbot and an honorary D.Litt. from Grace Graduate School which, at the time, was not accredited. It has since been incorporated into Grace Theological Seminary, the west coast campus of Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana.
     
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