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41cgii7v3xlThere is something exciting, and even motivating about engaging with a previously unpublished work by the late evangelical theologian Donald G. Bloesch.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The Paradox of Holiness and Faith in Search of Obedience takes two previously unpublished books from Bloesch’s pen and sandwiches them between a single, stamped hardcover, and both are classic Bloesch.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

Reflecting Eternal Light: Eyes to See in Pilgrim’s Regress

By Carl Nellis, Editor Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis, now available, traces the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Dante’s Divine Comedy. This is the third post in our series of excerpts from Dr. Daigle-Williamson’s book that show Lewis imitating and adapting Dante’s images and metaphors of … Continue reading Reflecting Eternal Light: Eyes to See in Pilgrim’s Regress

Reflecting Eternal Light: C.S. Lewis and the Role of the Author

By Carl Nellis, Editor Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis, available now, traces the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Dante’s Divine Comedy. This short excerpt comes from the book’s first chapter, “Lewis, Dante, and Literary Predecessors.” Dr. Daigle-Williamson illuminates the context in which Lewis understood Dante’s work, … Continue reading Reflecting Eternal Light: C.S. Lewis and the Role of the Author

5 Questions with Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Hendrickson Publishers interviewed Marsha Daigle-Williamson about her newly released book Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis. 1. Who or what inspired you to write about the connection between Dante and C.S. Lewis? To answer this we need to go all the way back to my dissertation in Comparative Literature … Continue reading 5 Questions with Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Our Own Country

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant “What’s your home like, Marguerite?” asked William. “I can’t describe it exactly,” said Marguerite. “But when I am living in a particular sort of way I say to myself that now I am in my own country. It is when I am living very simply, and rather hardly, … Continue reading Our Own Country

Heart Decisions

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing Assistant Excerpt from and personal reflection on Slaying Your Giants by Kent Crockett “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5–6 NLT) “God knows things we … Continue reading Heart Decisions