Practicality of Grace in Protestant Theology
Foreword by Peter Lillback
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
324 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.65 in
- Published: May 2021
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Michael G. Maness is a retired 20-year senior clinical chaplain from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the author of many books and articles, including How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011 (2015), and has been managing editor of Testamentum Imperium since 2005.
Kevaughn Mattis is a practicing attorney in Trinadad Tobago and founded Testamentum Imperium in 2003 and has networked with over 300 scholars all over the world, including institution presidents, distinguished professors, professors emeriti, and tenured professors, and scholars from various fields like the military of several governments, a few missionaries and pastors, and several in professional clinical practice.
“This is a fascinating collection of essays from different theological perspectives that will help Christians understand more deeply what it means that they are eternally secure in Christ, and how that belief has significant application to daily life.”
—Wayne Grudem, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
“How do people wanting to follow Christ apply such an important concept as God’s grace to everyday life? Michael Maness and Kevaughn Mattis have brought together biblical scholars and practitioners to address this very question. The result is an excellent work of ‘praxi-doxy’—that beautiful marriage of Christian living with orthodox theology. Highly recommended.”
—Sandra Glahn, professor of media arts and worship, Dallas Theological Seminary, and author of the Coffee Cup Bible Study series
“This is Protestant ecumenism at its best, an Augustinian unity on the essentials and yet freedom in the nonessentials. The book showcases a spectrum of theological denominations and traditions, but all firmly rooted on a common cause: not just the amazingness of grace but its economic realities. The breadth of concrete application to contemporary issues is extremely satisfying. So it goes to show that the gospel is not just about ‘Jesus died for your sins,’ but the kingdom of God is truly, comprehensively ‘Jesus is Lord of everything.’”
—Allen Yeh, professor of intercultural studies and missiology, Biola University, and member, Board of Trustees, Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia