Dr. Danny Hays and Dr. C. Marvin Pate, professors in Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies, are in the process of releasing four books by various publishers.
Hays, dean of the Pruet School, recently completed The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament, which was published in September by Zondervan.
According to Zondervan’s synopsis, the student-friendly book will introduce Old Testament prophetic literature presenting the message of the prophets in historical and Biblical contexts, relating it to modern times.
Pate, the Elma Cobb Professor of Theology and chair of the Department of Theology, has recently completed three books: From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology?, The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles and Apocalypse and What Does the Future Hold? Exploring Various Views on the End Times.
What Does the Future Hold?, released in January by Baker Books, discusses the end times and various Christians views of the occurrence. Highlighting the three most popular outlooks on the event, premillennialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism, Pate’s book also brings forth views on skeptical interpretations, giving a synopsis of the continuing debates in the world today.
From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology will be released in December by Zondervan and will challenge the notion that philosophy should not influence theological understandings. Written as a primary textbook for systematic and historical theology classes, this book will be used in Ouachita’s Christian theology class.
The final book, to be released in February of 2011 by Zondervan, is The Writings of John, which will address the Gospel of John, the epistles of John and Revelation, covering their authorship, background and interpretation.
Inspired by the lack of resources for seminaries and colleges, Pate produced this work because “no one had pulled all three of these writings together in one book as a textbook.”
By Breanne Goodrum