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Featured Most Influential Theology Book and why?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Yeshua1

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    Not including the Bible!
     
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    You are going to make us choose just one? Yikes....
     
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    Why look to men for inspiration when the Bible is the ultimate?
    MB
     
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    Do you listen to preacher's? If so, why? Why do you need them?
     
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    I should have added, to you personally!
     
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    Because God also gave to us pastors/scholars/teachers and theologians that could glean from those scriptures and impart their knowledge to us!
     
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    To contemporary Christianity, probably Calvin's Institutes. The reason I say this is Calvin established how we view redemption history and after Beza this became the context for how we view many issues (for those who agree and disagree). Beza's placement of divine sovereignty fostered theology both in favor and opposed to the Institutes.

    I do not believe it the best (or even a good) theology but it probably had the most influence. Without it we would have neither Presbyterian or Wesleyan Theology, or Reformation Arminianism, free-will Baptists, Reformed Baptists, etc. And the Institutes ultimately influenced non-related theology like Lutheran and Anabaptist Theology. It is because of Calvin's contribution that Non-Violent ("bloodless") Atonement views has arisen in otherwise separate Mennonite camps.
     
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    I know, we have to pick just one?
     
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    I suspect @davidtaylorjr 's choice is a collection of my posts here on the BB.
     
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    OK being a special snowflake, you can have dispensation to pick THREE (the number of God).
    Does that help? ;)
     
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    Nope , that would be Iconist! and I do mean that as a sincere joke!
     
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    maybe no book impressed you that much yet?
     
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    He wouldn't read it cause I'm outside of the camp. He'd just burn it straight away (probably under the pole where he'd have a bunch of us tied). But I'd come back and haunt him. :Laugh
     
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    It may seem silly, but I really liked "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson.
     
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    I don't think even he would see you as being Servantus!
     
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    Have you ever read The Green Letters by Miles Stanford?
     
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    No. He might give Servantus a little more grace. Lol.
     
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    You would probably have to include Augustine and Luther in there, just due to their influence throughout church history!
     
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    As far as the most significant in my life it would probably be Desiring God by John Piper and two books by David Wells - No Place for Truth and God on the Wasteland.

    I figured if @davidtaylorjr gets three I'll offer the same. If only one, John Piper.
     
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    My 3 would be Bondage of the Will, Mere Christianity, and Knowing God!
     
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