• The Incarnate Christ and His Critics

    The Incarnate Christ and His Critics
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    Price: $57.99

    ISBN: 9780825445798

    Edition: December 10, 2024

    Pages: 896

    Publication date: December 10, 2024

    Format: Hardback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

    Category: Theology and Religious Studies

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    The Incarnate Christ and His Critics

    A Biblical Defense

    A current, comprehensive, and clear defense of the deity of Christ.

    The central theological claim of Christianity, that Jesus is God incarnate, finds eager detractors across a wide spectrum--from scholars who interpret Jesus as a prophet, angel, or guru to adherents of progressive Christianity and non-Christian religions and philosophies. Yet thorough biblical scholarship strongly supports the historic Christian teaching on the deity of Christ.

    Authors Robert M. Bowman Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski follow the approach of their landmark 2007 study on the same topic, Putting Jesus in His Place. They focus on five pillars of New Testament teaching, using the acronym HANDS, and demonstrate what both Jesus and the earliest believers recognized, namely, that Jesus shares in the

    • Honors that are due God

    • Attributes of God

    • Names of God

    • Deeds that God does

    • Seat of God's eternal throne

    The Incarnate Christ and His Critics engages objections to the divine identity of Jesus from Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, progressive Christians, Muslims, Unitarians, and others. Bowman and Komoszewski show how biblical scholarship cannot reasonably ignore the enduring, wide-ranging, and positive case for the deity of Christ.
    Author: Robert M. Bowman Jr.
    Robert M. Bowman Jr. (PhD, South African Theological Seminary) is the President of the Institute for Religious Research. He has lectured extensively in biblical studies, theology, and apologetics at Biola University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and elsewhere. Rob is the author or co-author of fourteen other books including Putting Jesus in His Place, Jesus’ Resurrection and Joseph’s Visions: Examining the Foundations of Christianity and Mormonism, and the Gold Medallion Award book Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending the Christian Faith.
    J. Ed Komoszewski
    J. Ed Komoszewski (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the Equipping Pastor at Reformation Church in McKinney, TX, and the Advisor to the CEO at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts in Plano, TX. His previous works include Reinventing Jesus, Putting Jesus in His Place, and Jesus, Skepticism & the Problem of History.
    Michael F. Bird
    Michael F. Bird is academic dean and lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, and visiting research professor at Houston Baptist University.