Donald G. Bloesch has been praised as "one of the English world's foremost evangelical theologians." and his systematic theology (Christian Foundations) called the "evangelical summa of the twentieth century." His constructive theology emphasizes basing Christian life and thought on revelation while avoiding rationalism. Profoundly biblically grounded, it creatively draws on Calvin and Luther, neo-orthodox thinkers such as Barth and Brunner, pietism, and modern evangelicals such as P. T. Forsyth and James Denney.
Bloesch's work is sure to influence theology well into the twenty-first century. This volume begins in earnest the assessment of Bloesch's labors. Covering many of the basic loci of systematic theology, and with essays by several leading theologians of the day, plus a response by Professor Bloesch), Evangelical Theology in Transition itself constitutes a superb demonstration of evangelicalism come of age, and at its finest.
Essayists and topics include Elmer M. Colyer on Blosch's life and work Roger E. Olsen on Bloesch within Evangelicalism Stanley J. Grenz on theological method Avery Dulles on revelation Millard J. Erickson on the doctrine of Scripture Gabriel Fackre on Christology Clark H. Pinnock on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit Thomas F. Torrance on the doctrine of God John Weborg and Elmer M. Colyer on the Christian life James R. Rohrer on Bloesch as a social prophet Donald G. Bloesch in response
Elmer M. Colyer
Elmer M. Colyer is Professor of Historical Theology and Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has also edited Evangelical Theology in Transition: Theologians in Dialogue with Donald Bloesch (IVP).