Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theologyby Walter A. Elwell, Walter Elwell
This magisterial volume is a must for pastors, students, elders, deacons and all serious students of the Bible. Brief signed articles by authorities in their field cover the entire Biblical/theological spectrum from a thoughtful evangelical perspective.
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What sets this volume apart from other theologies is it is an A-Z listing of articles discussing the full range of the Christian faith. So for whatever subject one wants to study, you can turn directly to the discussion. And not only is every conceivable area of theology discussed, but so are ethical issues, important persons in Church history, denominational histories and viewpoints, cults, and non-Christian worldviews.
The viewpoint presented is conservative throughout. On some areas where there is disagreement among conservatives, more than one article is given supporting each contrary view. Other times, different views are dealt with within the same article. And when the discussion favors one view over another, it is always done is a fair and non-offensive manner. On areas such as predestination, the view presented does tend to favor a Calvinist over an Arminian viewpoint, but not strongly so.
This is not the type of volume that one would read straight through. With as lengthy as it is, I doubt anyone could! But it is a very helpful resource to have around to refer to when one wants to study a particular subject.