Resource Library: Books

Recommended Books


The God of Jesus in Light of Christian Dogma
The Recovery of New Testament Theology
Kegan A. Chandler
“Chandler embarks on a dynamic investigation of the developmental history of orthodox theology and its impact on popular interpretations of the New Testament. Relayed in two parts, the first provides a panoramic view of Hellenic influence on the early Christian faith, while the second revisits biblical interpretation. Writing for both the dedicated Christian student and the interested public, Chandler boldly appeals to both ancient history and modern scholarship to inform us about the origins of our most sacred traditions, and challenges the reader to contrast those ideas with the words of Jesus.”

Divine Truth or Human Tradition
A Reconsideration of the Orthodox Doctrine of the Trinity in Light of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
Patrick Navas
“In Divine Truth or Human Tradition? the author critically examines the viewpoints and Scripture expositions of prominent evangelical scholars and apologists including Dr. James R. White (author of The Forgotten Trinity), Dr. John MacArthur (President of The Master’s Seminary), Wayne Grudem (author of the widely-read Systematic Theology), Robert Morey (author of The Trinity, Evidence and Issues), Robert L. Reymond (author of A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith), and others.”


Christology in the Making
A New Testament Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
James D. G. Dunn
“The New Testament documents cover an intense period of innovation and development in what we now call “Christology.” Before Jesus, “Christology” either did not exist, or existed, properly speaking, only in different forms of “messianic expectation.” At the end of that period, however, an advanced and far-reaching Christology is already in place that does not hesitate to speak of Jesus as “God.” This excellent study of the origins and early development of Christology by James D. G. Dunn clarifies in rich detail the beginnings of the full Christian belief in Christ as the Son of God and incarnate Word.”

What is the Trinity?
Thinking about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Dale Tuggy
“If you find the Trinity confusing, you are not alone! What does it mean to say God is “three Persons in one essence”? It might mean a number of things, and it has been understood in several ways by theologians. But how should it be understood, and how was it originally meant? This book shines light on the fog shrouding this subject, equipping you with basic information about the meaning and history of trinitarian ideas, so that you can see the various options and search the scriptures with fresh eyes.”

The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God
The Arian Controversy, 318-381
R.P.C. Hanson
“This book examines the extant primary sources of the Christian Doctrine of God from the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea to the Second Ecumenical Council at Constantinople.”