That’s right I finally did it. I bought my first book by none other than Gregory Boyd, this one is co-authored with Paul R. Eddy. The book I bought was “Across the Spectrum, understanding issues in Evangelical Theology“. The book deals with doctrines that have been debated with evangelicals, and each position is presented as persuasively as possible. According to the introduction:
The goal is to broaden students’ minds by helping them empathetically understand a variety of perspectives while training them to think critically for themselves.
The goal is not indoctrination, in other words, but the development of people who are able to arrive at their own convicitions in a prayerful, critically informed manner — whether they agree with the teacher or not… The purpose of this book is to facilitate teachers in achieving these objectives…
Our hope and prayer is that this textbook will aid students in arriving at their own informed theological convictions and in developing an understating of and appreciation for the views of those with whom they disagree. We trust that the attitude this learning experience fosters is that captured in the ancient maxim, “In the essential things, unity. In the nonessential things, liberty. In all things, charity.”
I cannot express how much I appreciated the tone of the introduction. I hope that this book lives up to its proimse and does present all views fair and persuasively.