James Montgomery Boice


James Montgomery Boice

James Montgomery Boice (July 7, 1938 – June 15, 2000) was a Reformed theologian and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on "The Bible Study Hour" radio broadcast and was a well known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. He also served as Chairman of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy for over ten years and was a founding member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Biography

Boice received a diploma from The Stony Brook School (1956), an A.B. from Harvard University (1960), a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1963), a D.Theol. from the University of Basel in Switzerland (1966), and a D.D. from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (1982).

He died on June 15, 2000. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Boice, 61, Dies of Liver Cancer |url=http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-28173680_ITM |quote=James Montgomery Boice, pastor of Philadelphia's Tenth Presbyterian Church died June 15. He was 61. A leading voice for the Presbyterian Church in America. Boice was diagnosed with liver cancer in the spring. The disease claimed his life eight weeks later. |publisher=Christianity Today |date=August 7, 2000 |accessdate=2008-06-07 ] [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Rev. James M. Boice Dies |url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DN&s_site=philly&p_multi=PI|DN&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB731101B254970&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM |quote=The Rev. James Montgomery Boice, a Bible teacher and a statesman for Reformation theology, died of liver cancer Thursday. He was 61. After receiving his diagnosis on Good Friday this year, Boice two hours later delivered a sermon on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Several weeks later, Boice informed his congregation of his condition and asked them, "If God does something in your life, would you change it? If you'd change it, you'd make it worse. ... |publisher=Associated Press |date=June 17, 2000 |accessdate=2008-06-07 ]

Writings

Boice was a prolific author, having published over 50 different works, including a collection of hymns. Some of his popular books include:

* "Foundations of the Christian Faith" (ISBN 0-87784-991-9)
* "The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Essentials of Evangelicalism" (ISBN 1-58134-299-3)
* "Christ's Call to Discipleship" (ISBN 0-8254-2074-1)
* "Renewing Your Mind in a Mindless World: Learning to Think and Act Biblically" (ISBN 0-8254-2071-7)
* "Parables of Jesus" (ISBN 0-8024-0163-5)
* "What Ever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?" (ISBN 1-58134-237-3)
* "Dealing With Bible Problems: Alleged Errors and Contradictions in the Bible" (ISBN 0-87508-478-8)
* "Ordinary Men Called by God: A Study of Abraham, Moses, and David" (ISBN 0-8254-2075-X)

Expositional commentaries

Boice also published many volumes of commentary on books of the Bible, which each grew out of his preaching:

* "Genesis" (3 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-1161-2, ISBN 0-8010-1162-0, ISBN 0-8010-1163-9)
* "Joshua" (ISBN 0-8010-1283-X)
* "Nehemiah" (ISBN 0-8010-1282-1)
* "Psalms" (3 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-6578-X, ISBN 0-8010-6585-2, ISBN 0-8010-6586-0)
* "Daniel" (ISBN 0-8010-1258-9)
* "The Minor Prophets" (2 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-1232-5, ISBN 0-8010-1233-3)
* "Gospel of Matthew" (2 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-1201-5, ISBN 0-8010-1202-3)
* "The Sermon on the Mount" (ISBN 0-8010-1248-1)
* "The Gospel of John" (5 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-6577-1, ISBN 0-8010-6580-1, ISBN 0-8010-6581-X, ISBN 0-8010-6587-9, ISBN 0-8010-6588-7)
* "Acts" (ISBN 0-8010-1137-X)
* "Romans" (4 volumes; ISBN 0-8010-6579-8, ISBN 0-8010-6582-8, ISBN 0-8010-6583-6, ISBN 0-8010-6584-4)
* "Ephesians" (ISBN 0-8010-1153-1)
* "Philippians" (ISBN 0-8010-1190-6)
* "The Epistles of John" (ISBN 0-8010-1257-0)

References

External links

* [http://www.tenth.org/history/boiceindex.htm Boice's page] at Tenth Presbyterian Church
* [http://www.alliancenet.org The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals]
* [http://www.thebiblestudyhour.org The Bible Study Hour]


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