The Elder: Today's Ministry Rooted in All of Scripture (Explorations in Biblical Theology)
Van Dam, Cornelis
"Cornelis Van Dam provides a full and intelligent discussion of the biblical texts that inform our understanding of the office of the elder in the church today. This book is a must for those who are elders or who think they might be called to that office."See All
Tremper Longman III
"Rooted in the deep soil of Reformed faith and practice, The Elder is also a treasure at a time when much gets lost these days in translation from theory to practice. I heartily recommend this book for current elders, elders-in-training, aspiring elders, and those who seek to be blessed by their labors."See All
Michael S. Horton
The eldership is a very old and wonderful gift of God to his people. This book paints the grand biblical narrative of this office from its beginnings in the Old Testament. Today’s church cannot afford to ignore God’s instructions for the functioning of this office. It continues to be God’s blessing today - but only if understood and enacted according to his pattern.
- A must for Elders or those about to become Elders
- Deculturalizes the office
- Attends to OT texts relating to the office
- Addresses how to develop Elders in office
- Shows helpful disciplinary guidance
Published November 2009
About the Author
Cornelis Van Dam is Professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Ontario) and holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BA); Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches (BD); Knox College, University of Toronto (ThM) and Theological University of Kampen, The Netherlands (ThD).
About this Series: The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.