The radical effects of the 16th century Reformation have been felt through generations and have profoundly shaped theology. James William McClendon explores the impact of these effects for the heirs of the Reformation in his celebrated three-volume systematic theology. With a new introduction by Curtis W. Freeman, these comprehensive volumes elucidate a distinctly Baptist vision of theology through McClendon's exposition of Christian ethics, doctrine, and witness. In so doing, McClendon provides readers with a robust vision for understanding Scripture, the Church, and the Christian's place within the world.
Curtis W. Freeman is Research Professor of Theology and Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
CONTENTS 1/ Trading Blood for Oil PART I / A HISTORY OF OIL AND THE USE OF MILITARY POWER TO CONTROL SUPPLIES 2 / American Dominance in Oil 3 / Iran, Iraq, World War I and the Interwar Years 4 / World War II 5 / The Cold War 6 / Three Cartels: The Seven Sisters, the Texas Railroad Commission, and OPEC 7 / Another Middle East War and Embargo, Shortages, and Price Rises 8 / The Carter Doctrine 9 / 1980s: European Dependence on Soviet Energy and the Iran-Iraq War 10 / The US-Iraq Wars 11 / The Oil Market Today PART II / MYTHS ABOUT OIL AND ITS MARKET 12 / Myth 1: No Viable Market Exists for Oil 13 / Myth 2: Big Oil Colludes with OPEC to Stick Consumers With High Prices 14 / Myth 3: Global Oil Production Has Peaked and the World Is Running Out of Oil 15 / Myth 4: Oil Is a Special Product or Even Strategic 16 / Myth 5: A Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is Needed in Case of Emergency 17/ Myth 6: The U.S. Should Become Independent of Oil, Foreign Oil, or Overseas Energy 18 / Myth 7: Oil Price Spikes Cause Economic Catastrophes 19/ Myth 8: U.S. Policy Is to Maintain the Flow of Oil At the Lowest Possible Price 20 / Myth 9: Possession of Oil Means Economic and Political Power 21 / Myth 10: The United States Must Defend Autocratic Saudi Arabia because of Oil 22 / Myth 11: Dependence of Europe on Russian Energy Is a Threat to U.S. Security PART III / NO NEED TO USE MILITARY POWER TO SAFEGUARD FOREIGN OIL 23 / Safeguarding Oil with Military Power Is Mercantilism and Imperialism 24 / Threats To or From Oil PART IV / Policy Prescriptions Notes Index About the Author