A Theological Treatise on Agape Love

Donald Bloesch—the beloved American theologian—catalogs his thoughts on biblical love in the following excerpt from The Paradox of Holiness. These paragraphs are taken from the beginning of the chapter dedicated to the subject of agape love. Let this whet your appetite for more of Bloesch's thoughtful musings on God and our relationship to Christ. Love … Continue reading A Theological Treatise on Agape Love

Review: The Paradox of Holiness and Faith in Search of Obedience

41cgii7v3xlThere is something exciting, and even motivating about engaging with a previously unpublished work by the late evangelical theologian Donald G. Bloesch. Those familiar with Bloesch’s work will most assuredly share these feelings. Bloesch was a professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for nearly forty years. Bloesch is a well-known author who has published widely within the scholarly community, including the seven-volume Christian Foundations series and the two-volume Essentials of Evangelical Theology.

The Paradox of Holiness and Faith in Search of Obedience takes two previously unpublished books from Bloesch’s pen and sandwiches them between a single, stamped hardcover, and both are classic Bloesch.

The Paradox of Holiness is a brief book of devotional theology that Bloesch intended to cultivate a theology of spiritual life through the shaping and definition of the Word of God. The chapters are generally a few pages in length and cover…

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Donald Bloesch on Faith and Prayer

Donald Bloesch was a noted American evangelical theologian who characterized himself a "progressive evangelical" or "ecumenical orthodox," critiquing the excesses of both the theological Left and Right. Bloesch's pietistic background and spiritual life lay at the heart of understanding his theology and how Christianity is to continue into the future. The below excerpt is from … Continue reading Donald Bloesch on Faith and Prayer