McDermott's book wins a 2013 Book Award from Christianity Today
Dr. Gerald McDermott's book, The Theology of Jonathan Edwards, has been named the top theology/ethics book in Christianity Today's 2013 Book Awards. McDermott, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, co-authored the book with Michael J. McClymond. The book was published by Oxford University Press.
Christianity Today judges began with 455 books submitted by 68 publishers. They cut the list to 10 award winners and nine notables.
McDermott started teaching at Roanoke College in 1989. He teaches courses in American religion, history of world Christianity, Jonathan Edwards, and the theology of the religions. His scholarship has been devoted to the relationship of faith and serious illness, how Christians should think about the world religions, the American theologian Jonathan Edwards, Mormonism, and other theological issues.
"This truly impressive volume combines two virtues that rarely coexist. It is accessibly deep. Many books cover their subject matter in an accessible manner, and many others plumb the depths of their subject matter. [This] successfully does both. Organized clearly and written well, I can imagine no better introduction and in-depth analysis of this incredibly important figure."
- Christianity Today 2013 Book Awards
He is the author of 13 books, including, The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology (October, 2010), Understanding Jonathan Edwards (Oxford University Press, 2009), Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods (Oxford University Press), The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide (Intervarsity, February 2010), and World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction (Thomas Nelson, 2011). His Trinitarian Theology of Religions will appear from Oxford University Press in 2014.
McDermott also joined with Salem oncologist Dr. William Fintel to write three books on cancer and pastoral theology: Living with Cancer (Word Books, 1992), Dear God, It's Cancer (Word, 1997), and Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide For Patients and Their Families (Baker Books, 2004).
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