People occasionally ask which authors influenced and help me write Bound Together. Below is the list of recommended reading that is at the end of Bound Together.
For Further Reading on the Principle of the Rope or Corporate Solidarity
This is not an exhaustive list, but it should be helpful in pointing readers to a number of excellent resources.
By listing a source here, I do not mean to imply that I am in complete agreement. “But test everything; hold fast what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21).”
Jacobs, Alan. Original Sin: A Cultural History. New York: Harper Collins, 2008.
Johnson, Marcus. “Union with Adam and Union with Christ: A Way Forward on the Question of the Transmission of Original Sin.” In Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church., edited by Robert Grow and Myk Habets. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2012.
Murray, John. Redemption Accomplished and Applied. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1955.
Murray, John. The Imputation of Adam’s Sin. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959.
Union With Christ
Billings, Todd J. Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.
Letham, Robert. Union with Christ: In Scripture, History, and Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2011.
Biblical and Systematic Theology
Beale, G.K. A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.
Grudem, Wayne A. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.
Horton, Michael The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.
Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn. Romans: Exposition of Romans 5, Assurance. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2003.
Regarding the destruction of the Canaanites:
Stanley N. Gundry, Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
Christopher J.H. Wright, The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
Clowney, Edmund P., and Gerald Lewis Bray. The Church. Contours of Christian Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1995.
Dever, Mark. The Church: The Gospel Made Visible. Nashville: B&H, 2012.
Wells, David F. Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
On Marriage and the Family
Brauns, Chris. Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008.
Keller, Timothy, and Kathy Keller. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. New York: Dutton, 2011.
Kostenberger, Andreas J., and David W. Jones. God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation. 2nd ed. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
Miller, C. John, and Barbara Miller Juliani. Come Back, Barbara. 2nd ed. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1998.
Wilson, Douglas. Federal Husband. Moscow, Idaho: Canon Press, 1999.
Sociology and Political History
Bellah, Robert N., Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
Berger, Peter L. The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. New York: Anchor, 1990.
Fea, John. Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.
Hunter, James Davison. To Change the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Kidd, Thomas S. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. Basic Books, 2010.
Smith, Christian, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog. Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Smith, Christian, and Melinda Lundquist Denton. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Smith, Christian, and Patricia Snell. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. New York: Library of America, 2004.