John Warwick Montgomery

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Interestingly enough, as liberal theologians reach the end of their careers, they often plunge into a study of Eastern religiosity. Examples include John Hick, D. Z. Phillips, Ninian Smart (some years ago, in 1993, Phillips, Smart, and I were featured speakers on the same university religion panel at the California State University at Fullerton), (1) […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Sunday, November 1st 2020

Since Bart Ehrman, textual critic and former evangelical, has been issuing his broadsides at the notion of biblical inerrancy, two kinds of response have appeared on the American theological scene. On the one hand, it has been correctly noted that Ehrman does not give the benefit of the doubt to the best textual readings of […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Wednesday, July 1st 2015

On October 8, 2008, the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin sponsored a debate on the motion that "this house finds it irrational to believe in God." In the nineteenth century, philosopher and lay theologian Søren Kierkegaard warned against such occasions; in his Concluding Scientific Postscript, he asked whether raising such a question […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Wednesday, January 7th 2009

In my opinion, the integration of theology and secular disciplines, or theology and culture, ought to take place. In this article, therefore, we're going to deal, first of all, with the subject of why law needs theology. And after we've done that, we're going to turn it around and we're going to see why theology […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Tuesday, August 28th 2007

In the earlier days of our nation’s history, this dilemma, though always present in theory, was not especially troublesome in practice, since the vast majority of people–the “men on the street”–at least gave lip service to the biblical faith. But now religious and philosophical diversity has reached such a point in the United States that […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Monday, August 27th 2007

Evangelicalism-representing the majority of American Protestant Christians-stands for an experiential relationship with Christ, a strong view of the Bible, personal holiness of life, and eschatological confidence in the return of the Lord to judge the world. Evangelicals also generally oppose evolutionary theory. Recent evidence suggests that Evangelicalism is now illustrating its opposition to evolution by […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Tuesday, August 7th 2007

In his preface to this one-volume revision of his original two-volume edition, Alister McGrath informs us of its purpose and scope: "The history of the development of the Christian doctrine of justification has never been written. It is this deficiency which the present volume seeks to remedy. The first edition of this work appeared in […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Thursday, July 5th 2007

The apostle exhorts Christians to "be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you" (1 Pet. 3:15). The word translated "answer" here is the Greek apologia, "defense," and from it comes the name of the theological discipline concerned with defending Christian truth-claims: apologetics. […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Thursday, March 2nd 2006

One of the primary objections to apologetics within Lutheran circles this century is the critique (offered especially by Bultmann and his followers) that Luther's central conviction that a man is justified by grace through faith and his concomitant refusal to confuse Law with Gospel eliminated for him all uses of objective evidences in "defend-ing" the […]

John Warwick Montgomery
Thursday, January 1st 1998

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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