COMMENTS ABOUT THE BOOKS AUTHORED BY DR.BACCHIOCCHI

"From Sabbath to Sunday is a thorough and painstaking piece of research, which every investigator in the future will have to take into account."

    Bruce M. Metzger, Professor of New Testament
    PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"The warning has gone out, Sunday is in trouble. . . . In order to gain a much needed perspective on this issue, a practical and worthwhile reading of From Sabbath to Sunday is needed."
    Thomas G. Simmons, Director, CATHOLIC DIVINE WORSHIP 
    Review, MODERN LITURGY MAGAZINE
"From Sabbath to Sunday is a remarkable ecumenical portent. After reading this solid piece of research any reasonable person must question the general easy uncritical acceptance of Sunday as the Lord’s Day."
    Marcus Ward, THE EXPOSITORY TIMES, England
"The scholarship of From Sabbath to Sunday is not just impeccable, it is truly a marvel. No patristic stone has been left unturned. An when, as in several instances, Dr. Bacchiocchi’s patristic and scriptural interpretations are opposed to traditional interpretation, they are generally quite thought-provoking and in all rather persuasive. I am really most thoroughly impressed by the scope and vision of the work."
    W. A. Jurgens
    Review, THE CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW
"From Sabbath to Sunday goes over the traces of early Christianity in a very serious way to show how and why Christians moved their day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. . . . People who consider themselves far removed from the issue, will find something or other in this book that will lead them to a new understanding of worship."
    Martin E. Marty, Ph. D., Prof. Church History, Chicago Divinity School,
    Review, THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY
"From Sabbath to Sunday is a well-researched and well-written treatise that combines erudition, devotion, and an irenic spirit. ... The implications are staggering, not only for the Sabbath/Sunday question itself, but also because of the larger question of the relations between the Old and New Testaments."
    Don A. Carson, Ph. D.
    Editor of the symposium FROM SABBATH TO THE LORD’S DAY
"Divine Rest for Human Restlessness invites every reader to a penetrating and suggestive analysis of the tradition and significance of Sabbathkeeping."
    Most Reverend Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin
    ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a much needed book in order to combat the persistent but mistaken opinion that the soul is an immortal substance. I thank the author for this decisive study."
    Clark H. Pinnock, Ph. D., Professor of Theology, 
    McMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a powerful presentation of the Biblical wholistic view of human nature and destiny. The book is convincing, comprehensive, and consistently Biblical."
    Jacques Doukhan, D. H. L., Th. D., Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament , 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a must reading for scholars, educated professionals, and lay people interested in the question of human nature and destiny. I found it most rewarding and timely."
    John T. Baldwin, Ph. D., Professor of Theology, 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY 
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a groundbreaking work based on solid biblical exegesis, calling into question the traditional belief in the immortality of the human soul and the doctrine of unending eternal torment for the wicked. I want all of my students to be aware of this timely study."
    Ray S. Anderson, Ph. D., Professor of Theology and Ministry
    FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"I praise God for the clear, persuasive, powerful and Biblical sound treatment of the subject of human nature and destiny found in Immortality or Resurrection? It is the best book I have seen. I will use this book with every interested person with whom I study God’s Word. I am eager to write a recommendation to the local conference presidents and ministerial secretaries within the Pacific Union, urging them to give this book as a gift to every pastor."
    Lloyd Wyman, Ministerial Director
    PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE OF SDA
"Few have pursued so rigorously the potential implications of the Biblical holistic understanding of human nature for such matters as the state of the dead and the final state of unbelievers, as Dr. Bacchiocchi has done. The strength of Immortality or Resurrection? lies in his relentless pursuit of the meaning of the biblical text. Those who consider themselves biblicists cannot simply dismiss his findings out of hand."
    William W. Klein, Ph. D., Professor of New Testament
    DENVER SEMINARY
"Immortality or Resurrection? is an admirably clear survey of the Biblical holistic view of human nature that incorporates both body and soul in one unified self. It is based upon sound scholarship. I especially recommend it for students, pastors, and church leaders."
    Alan G. Padgett, Ph. D., 
    President of Christian Theological Research Fellowship,
    Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Science, 
    AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
"Immortality or Resurrection? is thorough treatment of the subject and reflects accurate scholarship. The book is much needed today in view of all the misinformation that is sincerely but mistakenly published and preached on this important subject.
    Elder Ralph Robertson, Ministerial Secretary, 
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE OF SDA
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a most helpful work showing clearly that the notion of an immortal soul it is no part of biblical Christianity and must not be allowed to overshadow the true doctrine of resurrection."
    Robert Davis Hughes, III, Ph.D., Professor of Systematic Theology
    UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a must reading for every Christian who wants to know the Biblical truth about human destiny. The book deserves to have a significant impact on contemporary Christianity as the Reformers had in their day. It overthrows the Greek view of natural immortality with a penetrating Biblical analysis."
    Norman R. Gulley, Ph. D., Professor of Systematic Theology, 
    SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
"Immortality or Resurrection? provides a fresh, challenging, and thorough review of biblical teaching on human nature and destiny. It is clear, readable, and provocative, and deserves to be widely read."
    Colin Brown, Ph. D., Professor of Systematic Theology
    FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
    Rector of St. Mark Episcopal Church
"Immortality or Resurrection? is a landmark research that systematically leads the reader through the Bible evidence and arrives at the beautiful concept of Biblical wholism which restores and defends Gods character and shows indeed, that even in judgment, God is love!" (Elder Dick Hansen requested 150 copies to donate to each pastor of the Oregon Conference).
    Dick E. Hanson, Director Church Ministries
    OREGON CONFERENCE OF SDA
"Immortality or Resurrection? provides a careful, honest, and courageous study of biblical anthropology and its implications for our understanding of the Christian life, the afterlife, and the end times." 
    Pierre Gilbert, Ph.D., Academic Dean
    MENNONITE BIBLICAL SEMINARY
"Immortality or Resurrection? presents irrefutable arguments for the Biblical wholistic view of human nature and destiny. The book should convince every seeker of truth. We all are enlightened by it."
    Warren S. Ashworth, D. Min., Professor of Religion, 
    PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE
"For years I alerted my students to the real need for a Biblical study on human nature, the state of the dead, and human destiny. Happily, Dr. Bacchiocchi’s Immortality or Resurrection? meets such a need. Its message is absolutely essential."
    S. Douglas Waterhouse, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
"Immortality or Resurrection? presents the strongest evidence for a wholistic view of human nature, and removes the basis for the belief in the survival of the soul . . . Keep extra copies on hand to give away to give away as you study . . ."
    Doug Kilcher, D. Min., Chair, Christian Ministry Department, 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
"If ever there was a book for Bereans, Immortality or Resurrection? is probably it. Study it against Scripture and test the genuineness of your commitment to truth."
    Lael O. Caesar, Ph. D., Professor of Religion, 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
"Immortality or Resurrection? is destined to become a classic in its field. The book is a must reading in the light of recent debate over the nature and destiny of man, and especially, the current evangelical debate over the nature of hell."
    Woodrow W. Whidden, Ph. D., Professor of Historical Theology, 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
"In From Sabbath to Sunday Dr. Bacchiocchi attempts to ascertain the historical genesis of Sunday observance by a thorough investigation of Jewish, pagan, and early Christian contributive factors. His findings are significant and deserve one’s careful consideration."
    Thomas A. Krosnicky, S. V. D. DSLit., 
    Executive Director, CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ COMMITTEE ON LITURGY
"It may be that one of the most powerful forms of anti-Judaism in the church today is the very structure of its liturgy. Hence From Sabbath to Sunday must be welcomed as a new, sound research attempt to open up discussion in this vital area. It is a field that needs our attention. And one could not find a better starting point for such an exploration that Dr. Bacchiocchi’s latest volume. I recommend it highly."
    John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph. D.,
    Chairman, DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
    CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL UNION, CHICAGO
"The outstanding scholarship of From Sabbath to Sunday is, of course, at once evident. I admire the clarity of thought and the masterly handling of the relevant material. It reveals truly a scientific approach. The book will stimulate a reexamination of long established traditions. It represents a most creative contribution, for Christian everywhere stand in need of the spiritual values inherent in the Sabbath. We are all in debt to Dr. Bacchiocchi for a truly remarkable, and I believe, timely work."
    Norman Vincent Peale
    Author of best seller, THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
"Regardless of one’s ecclesiastical orientation, he will find Dr. Bacchiocchi’s From Sabbath to Sunday, a most impressive, helpful work of first rank scholarship. He has put the whole world in his debt . . ."
    Vernon C. Grounds, President, 
    DENVER CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Dr. Bacchiocchi has done it again with his book on Christian Dress and Adornment! He has chosen a topic of real concern to committed Christians and has approached it from a Biblical and historical perspective. All will benefit from reading Christian Dress."
    Dr. H. Rasi, Director, Department of Education
    GENERAL CONFERENCE OF SDA 
"Women in the Church is the most thorough treatment of the subject on the basis of Scripture . . . It should settle the issue of the ordination of women, at least for Christians who hold to the authority of the Bible."
    Robert Preus, Ph. D., President 
    CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Wine in the Bible offers a fresh Biblical approach to the whole subject of drinking wine . . . No study of this subject will be complete without examining the careful research of this book."
    John F. Walvoord, Ph. D., Chancellor
    DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"God Festivals in Scripture and History will trigger reflection and help Christian readers rediscover their roots while enriching their spiritual horizons."
    J. Doukan, Ph. D., Professor of Hebrews and OT Exegesis 
    ANDREWS UNIVERSITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"God Festivals in Scripture and History is simply the best production on the market for historical and theological documentation on the importance of Biblical festivals to ongoing Christian faith and worship. The author gives a theologically-sound, well-balanced, and historically-accurate analysis of the festivals on God’s liturgical calendar from the Hebrew Scriptures, the life of Israel, and the practice of the early church. He recounts the tragedy of the church’s subsequent denial of this part of its Biblical heritage. Then, he makes practical suggestions of how Christians can reclaim the legacy of the Hebrew Scriptures that was brought to them by Jesus and the Apostles. A must reading."
    John D. Garr, Ph. D.,
    President, RESTORATION FOUNDATION
    Editor, RESTORE
"Divine Rest for Human Restlessness is a definite treatment of Christendom’s most neglected commandment."
    Review CHRISTIANITY TODAY
"A thoughtful reading of Divine Rest for Human Restlessness may change your life for the better."
    Robert T. Fauth, President
    EDEN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Women in the Church is the most thorough treatment on the subject on the basis of Scripture to be issued in our day... It should settle the issued of the ordination of women for evangelical Christians who hold to the authority of the Bible."
    Robert Preus, Ph. D., 
    President, CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Women in the Church is a careful, thorough review of literature on the subject. Because it presents lucid analysis of arguments, pays attention to exegetical detail, and above all takes God’s binding word with complete seriousness, the book merits wide consideration. ... It will be helpful for all Christians."
    James A. De Jong, Ph. D., 
    President, CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Women in the Church may well prove to be the most helpful book yet on the Biblical role of women in the church. It is complete but not laborious. . . . Very clear and balanced. I will be using it as a text."
    Earl D. Radmacher, Ph. D., 
    President, WESTERN CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST SEMINARY
"Women in the Church presents a carefully researched study of the place of women in the church. With a comprehensive Biblical excursus of the relevant references and acknowledgment of the Scripture as the final authority, the author ably confronts the current issues."
    Bruce c. Stewart, Ph. D.,
    President, THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"Wine in the Bible presents a compelling case that the Biblical position is total abstinence."
    John A. Witmer, Bibliotheca Sacra 
"With the skill of a brain surgeon, in Hal Lindsey’s Prophetic Jigsaw Puzzle Dr. Bacchiocchi debunks Lindsey’s widely-believed prediction . . . The research is exhaustive and the writing style is clear and easy to read. . . . This was a joy to read."
    ASSOCIATED CHURCH PRESS 1987 CITATION OF MERIT AWARD
"It has been a real delight for me to read through Wine in the Bible. . . .What my own research has done for the Old Testament scriptures, Dr. Bacchiocchi has done for the New Testament. He has done a thorough and convincing job of examining the actual truths of the Biblical teaching on this subject."
    Robert P. Teachout, Th.D., Professor of Old Testament, 
    DETROIT BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
    Author of doctoral dissertation on 
    "The Use of ‘Wine’ in the Old Testament."
"Wine in the Bible offers a fresh Biblical approach to the whole subject of drinking wine . . . No study of this subject will be complete without examining the careful research of this book."
    John F. Walvoord, Ph. D., Chancellor, 
    DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"I am greatly impressed with Wine in the Bible. It reveals profound scholarship which I hope will do much good."
    Stephen M. Reynold, Ph. D., Princeton Theological Seminary
    Author of ALCOHOL AND THE BIBLE, 
    and THE BIBLICAL APPROACH TO ALCOHOL
    Contributing translator to the NIV
 "Wine in the Bible provides valuable research that is not commonly known. It contain much handy reference information to answer the alcohol proponents."
    E. Claude Gardner, Chancellor
    FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY
"I found Wine in the Bible a most helpful research ... I appreciate the thoroughness with which are handled various pertinent passages. I consider this to be a good source book for preachers and church workers."
    Thomas E. Friskney, Ph. D., Chairman of Biblical Studies
    CINCINNATI BIBLE SEMINARY 
"Wine in the Bible offers the most convincing case that I have seen for the principle of abstinence from alcoholic beverages. It explodes the commonly held assumption that all references to wine refer to the fermented product."
    Bishop Jack M. Tuell, President of the Council of Bishops 
    UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"Wine in the Bible presents a compelling case that the Biblical position is total abstinence."
    John A. Witmer, BIBLIOTHECA SACRA
"Wine in the Bible is a challenging presentation of the biblical arguments for total abstinence."
    Wayne Mueller, Ph. D., Professor of New Testament, 
    WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY


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