Professor Releases New Book

Routledge recently published “The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought” edited by Chad Meister, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and theology at Bethel College, and James Beilby, Ph.D., professor of theology at Bethel University.

This fascinating collection provides seventy-two chapters addressing key issues about modern theology from the Enlightenment to the 20th century and beyond. Written by an outstanding team of theologians and philosophers, “The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought” covers topics on key figures and influences, central events and movements, major theological issues and key approaches to Christian theology, and recent topics and trends in Christian thought.

“The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought” has been endorsed by Stanley Hauerwas at Duke, named “America’s best theologian” by Time magazine. You can purchase the book on Routledge’s website.

Editor Biographies

Meister is the author and editor of multiple books and articles, including: “God Is Great, God Is Good” (winner of the Christianity Today Book of the Year); “Building Belief;” “Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed;” and “Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction” (with J. B. Stump).  He is also general editor (with Paul Moser) of the new book series “Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy and Society.”

Beilby is a professor in the department of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University. His previous publications include “Naturalism Defeated?” (Cornell University Press), “Epistemology as Theology” (Ashgate) and “The Historical Jesus: Five Views” (InterVarsity Press).

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.