Robert M. Bowman, Jr.

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Robert M. Bowman Jr. (born 1957) is an American Evangelical Christian theologian specializing in the study of apologetics.

Biography[edit]

Bowman received the M.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1981, and is married with four children.[1] In 2008 he was the manager of Apologetics and Interfaith Evangelism for the North American Mission Board (based in Alpharetta, Georgia), an agency of the Southern Baptist Convention.[2]

Writings[edit]

Bowman is the author of nearly sixty articles and of a dozen books. Five of those books he co-authored with Kenneth D. Boa, an Oxford-trained scholar; two of these books (An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World and Faith Has Its Reasons) won the Gold Medallion Book Award.[3] Four of his earliest books were theological critiques of the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

  • Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ (2007, with J. Ed Komoszewski; ISBN 978-0825429835)
  • Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell (2007, with Kenneth D. Boa; ISBN 978-0310254287)
  • Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons (2007, with Kenneth D. Boa; ISBN 978-0310254294)
  • Faith Has Its Reasons: Integrative Approaches to Defending Christian Faith (2001, 2006, with Kenneth D. Boa; ISBN 978-1932805345)
  • 20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists (2002, with Kenneth D. Boa; ISBN 978-1589193062)
  • The Word-Faith Controversy: Understanding the Health and Wealth Gospel (2000; ISBN 978-0801063442)
  • An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World (1998, with Kenneth D. Boa; ISBN 978-0785273523)
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses (1995; ISBN 978-0310704119)
  • Orthodoxy and Heresy: A Biblical Guide to Doctrinal Discernment (1992; ISBN 978-0801010248)
  • Understanding Jehovah’s Witnesses: Why They Read the Bible the Way They Do (1991; ISBN 978-0801009952)
  • Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to Jehovah’s Witnesses (1989; ISBN 978-0801009815)
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel of John (1989; ISBN 978-0801009556)

Christian countercult movement[edit]

Since 1984, Bowman has been associated with the Christian countercult movement. Besides working at the Christian Research Institute, he has also been employed by Watchman Fellowship (1999-2000).[4] In his 1991 book Orthodoxy and Heresy, Bowman recommended that evangelicals drop the use of the word cult as a term of theological criticism in view of its associations in the media with socially deviant groups.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Rob Bowman at the Wayback Machine (archived October 23, 2008), Center for Biblical Apologetics.
  2. ^ "Group/Interfaith Evangelism Team at NAMB". www.namb.net. North American Mission Board. Archived from the original on July 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ Curtis, Carolyn (December 1998). "Unchanging Faith in a Changing World". onmission.com. North American Mission Board. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ “Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Publications Editor,” 2000, Watchman Fellowship ministry
  5. ^ Bowman, Robert M. (1992). Orthodoxy & heresy : a biblical guide to doctrinal discernment. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House. pp. 113–114. ISBN 978-0801010248. 

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