Nov 2, 2017 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at John Warwick Montgomery

John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery In Tough-Minded Christianity: Honoring the Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery, editors William A. Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher write this of John Warwick Montgomery:

Bursting on the intellectual scene of the 1960s like a meteor, he was a theologian with an attitude. Christian orthodoxy was for him not just true. Nor was it merely defensible, as though it were but one among many credible intellectual options. For Montgomery, Christian orthodoxy could be and needed to be vindicated. And with unstoppable energy he was going to make that happen. Not only did he begin a furious publication schedule […], but he also took his assault on secularism as well as the vindication of Christian orthodoxy right into the belly of the beast—to the highest levels of an academy that had spurned Christianity.

Dembski, William; Schirrmacher, Thomas. Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery. B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition, Location 256.

Image on right: John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery

To call John Warwick Montgomery simply an apologist or even just a theologian would be incredibly reductionist as he is both of those and so much more. Montgomery holds degrees in law, philosophy, theology and even librarianship—a total of 11 earned degrees in all. Born in 1931, Montgomery studied and received degrees from Cornell; University of California, Berkeley; Wittenberg University; La Salle University, University of Essex; University of Chicago; University of Strasbourg; and Cardiff University. He is also an ordained Lutheran minister.

JWM made a name for himself by challenging the prevailing neo-orthodox theology of the 20th century with writings such as Crisis in Lutheran Theology, The Suicide of Christian Theology, and God’s Inerrant Word as well as debating many prominent atheists. He was a regular columnist for Christianity Today from 1965-1983. Montgomery has also practiced law both in the US and internationally.

A prolific writer, John Warwick Montgomery has published over 150 articles and more than 50 books. For the first time on any Bible software platform, in conjunction with the 1517. Legacy Project, we are pleased to release 33 of the most important works of John Warwick Montgomery for the Accordance Bible Software Library. These titles, with introductory discounts through November 6, can be purchased all at once or in thematic sets.

JWM-Christianity for the Tough-minded

John Warwick Montgomery Collection Bundle (33 Volumes)
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Philosophy & Ethics Bundle (8 Volumes)

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Theology Bundle (7 Volumes)

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JWM - Suicide of Theology

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Apologetics Bundle (9 Volumes)

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Teaching & Writings Bundle (9 Volumes)

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Biographical information for John Warwick Montgomery was drawn from Wikipedia and Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery edited by Dembski & Schirrmacher. Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery was adapted from one found at the John Warwick Montgomery website.

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