Books to Note – The Trials of Theology: Becoming a ‘Proven Worker’ in a Dangerous Business

The study of theology can at times feel like a perilous journey as students struggle to find unity amongst the academic, spiritual, and practical aspects of their studies.  Drawing on voices past and present, Rosner and Cameron offer guidance for this journey, showing how theological students can be both strengthened and renewed as they navigate the trials they will most certainly encounter while studying for and eventually engaging in Christian ministry.  Theological voices represented in the book include:

  • Augustine – Time out to Pray, Read and Weep
  • Martin Luther – Experience Makes the Theologian
  • C. H. Spurgeon – Frailty and the Grace of God
  • B. B. Warfield – The Spiritual Life of Theological Students
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Becoming Real Theologians
  • C. S. Lewis – Inner Circles and True Inclusion
  • John W. Woodhouse – The Trials of Theological College
  • D. A. Carson – The Trials of Biblical Studies
  • Carl R. Trueman – The Trials of Church History
  • Gerald L. Bray – The Trials of Systematic Theology
  • Dennis P. Hollinger – The Trials of Christian Ethics

For more information, visit the book detail page at

About the Editors:
Brian Rosner teaches New Testament and Ethics at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia.  You can learn more about Brian on his Moore Theological College staff profile page:  LINK.

Andrew Cameron teaches Ethics, Social Ethics & Philosophy at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.  You can learn more about Andrew on his Moore Theological College staff profile page:  LINK.

Praise for The Trials of Theology:

“Without the “trials of theology” we remain on the surface of the statutes of God. May the Spirit of truth make this book a means of true thinking about God, deep affections for God, and beautiful obedience to God, through Jesus Christ who is God.”
John Piper ~ Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“This is the book that so many of us have been waiting for, a book that will be sure to grace the lives of students and pastors and their teachers in the years to come.”
R. Kent Hughes ~ Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois

“Teachers of the Scriptures need mentors so that we are refreshed by God’s presence and power in our studies. I was consoled, convicted, instructed, and even ushered into God’s presence by this book.”
Thomas R. Schreiner ~ James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


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