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Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology coverNeed to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology (Oxford University Press)

Between radical doubt and arrogant certainty stands this book that grounds knowledge firmly in—of all places—faith in God. God calls us to do things, and therefore can be trusted to tell us what we need to know in order to do them.

“This is a stimulating, enriching and invigorating reexamination of some of the oldest and greatest questions of philosophy and theology.”
Alister McGrath, Oxford University

 

Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today coverHumble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today (Oxford University Press)

Used in classrooms around the world, including at Oxford and London universities, this book surveys the current cultural context and then sets out a way of sharing one’s religious convictions as respectful gift-giving, rather than as aggressive battle-winning.

“John Stackhouse’s Humble Apologetics is a witty, lucid, and extremely intelligent analysis of what Christian apologetics is and how it should be practiced at the beginning of the third millennium.”
Paul Griffiths, Duke University

 

Canadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: An Introduction to Its Character coverCanadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: An Introduction to Its Character (University of Toronto Press; reprinted by Regent College Publishing)

This volume literally rewrote the textbooks in Canadian religious history, rescuing evangelicalism from stereotypes and describing it instead as the mainstream, grassroots, national movement it was and is.

“Thoroughly researched, elegantly written, and provocatively argued, it is sure to stand as a seminal work on the evangelical experience.”
Harry S. Stout, Yale University

 

Church: An Insider's Look at How We Do ItChurch: An Insider’s Look at How We Do It
Evangelical Landscapes: Facing Critical Issues of the Day (Baker)

Punchy, but with scholarly force behind the blows, these essay collections answer questions ranging from “Why Johnny Can’t Produce Christian Scholarship” to why everyone wants your opinion except church leaders.

Evangelical Landscapes: Facing Critical Issues of the Day cover“These remarkable essays cover a spectrum of issues facing evangelicalism in North America. John Stackhouse is thoughtful and engaging, at times cranky, but always provocative.”
Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College



 
Finally Feminist:  A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender coverFinally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender (Baker Academic)

Don’t let the “f-word” scare you off: This book treats both sides of the Christian gender debates with respect and carves a novel and persuasive path through the thicket of Biblical, theological, historical, and practical issues involved.

“Full of intriguing theological and exegetical suggestions and written with disarming frankness, Stackhouse’s book seeks to stimulate good argument and counter-argument, and it surely deserves to be debated long and hard.”
John Webster, University of Aberdeen