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#1 eshane7

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:29 AM

I'm coming from a conservative independent Baptist stand point, and curious about the IVP works.  I'm not real familiar with them and wonder who they are.  I found out it is InterVarsity Press and looked them up, however I cannot tell if they would be more of a conservative or more of a critical type publication.  I would appreciate any insight on what their works would be more commonly labled as. 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

IVP is generally regarded as an evangelically-oriented publisher (with authors from a more-or-less evangelical tradition). I realize all of these terms can mean something different to everyone, but the IVP dictionaries seem to be written from a perspective of faith that also is able to draw on so-called critical scholarship.

 

I've found them immensely useful for preaching, writing papers, and even (occasionally) personal devotions.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

I agree with Abram.  In my experience, the IVP modules available in Accordance do an excellent job of handling modern scholarship questions from a theologically-conservative (in my opinion) evangelical perspective.  The NT dictionaries are extremely helpful (don't have the OT ones yet), and I think that the commentary volumes are even more valuable.

 

(This is coming from a pastor in the EFCA, though I'm not one of the dispensational "old guard.") :)  Hope that helps!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:44 PM

I'm coming from a conservative independent Baptist stand point, and curious about the IVP works.  I'm not real familiar with them and wonder who they are.  I found out it is InterVarsity Press and looked them up, however I cannot tell if they would be more of a conservative or more of a critical type publication.  I would appreciate any insight on what their works would be more commonly labled as. 

 

Its always useful to have a variety of perspectives - I mean, if you only have cons ind baptist (or mennonite or catholic) resources you only get one small perspective on God. I like to have a variety of resources since that gives a fuller look at God.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the responses.  While I don't mind looking at other perspectives, I don't want to shovel out $$$ to do so. :) If you know what I mean.  I do have a IVP resource or two, so I have been looking at them more to consider whether or not it would be useful to me.  I'm not real familiar with them.






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