Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

by Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki, Cherith Fee Nordling
     
 

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Beginning to study theology is like stepping into a conversation that has been going on for two thousand years.

How do you take part in this conversation—or even make sense of it—if you don't understand the vocabulary or know the contributions made by other participants?

The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is the perfect companion to your

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Overview

Beginning to study theology is like stepping into a conversation that has been going on for two thousand years.

How do you take part in this conversation—or even make sense of it—if you don't understand the vocabulary or know the contributions made by other participants?

The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is the perfect companion to your theological studies. Among its three hundred-plus definitions are

English terms, from accommodation to wrath of Godforeign terms, from a posteriori to via mediatheological movements and traditions, from the Alexandrian School to Wesleyanismtheologians, from Anselm of Canterbury to Ulrich Zwingli

Here is an affordable and easily accessible resource for your theological readings, lectures and writing assignments. It's a must-have for every theological student.

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The complete text of the Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is now also available in the IVP Pocket Reference, a mobile app for both iOS and Android. Search, follow links, add your own notes and terms, and share definitions—it's "a library in your pocket."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830814497
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/26/1999
Series:
The IVP Pocket Reference Series
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
154,468
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley J. Grenz (1950-2005) earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973, an M.Div. from Denver Seminary in 1976 and a D.Theol. From the University of Munich (Germany) in 1978, where completed his dissertation under the supervision of Wolfhart Pannenberg.
Ordained into the gospel ministry in 1976, Grenz worked within the local church context as a youth director and assistant pastor (Northwest Baptist Church, Denver), pastor (Rowandale Baptist Church, Winnipeg), and interim pastor. In addition he preached and lectured in numerous churches, colleges, universities and seminaries in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.
Grenz wrote or cowrote twenty-five books, the most recent of which is Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (2004). His other books include The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei (Westminster John Knox), Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context (with John R. Franke; Westminster John Knox), The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics (IVP), A Primer on Postmodernism (Eerdmans), Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry (with Denise Muir Kjesbo; IVP), Revisioning Evangelical Theology: A Fresh Agenda for the 21st Century (IVP), and The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options (IVP). He has also coauthored several shorter reference and introductory books for IVP, including Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God (with Roger E. Olson), Pocket Dictionary of Ethics (with Jay T. Smith), and Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (with David Guretzki and Cherith Fee Nordling). He contributed articles to more than two dozen other volumes, and has had published more than one hundred essays and eighty book reviews. These have appeared in journals such as Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christian Scholar's Review, Theology Today and the Journal of Ecumenical Studies.
For twelve years (1990-2002), Grenz held the position of Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College and at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. After a one-year sojourn as Distinguished Professor of Theology at Baylor University and Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas (2002-2003), he returned to Carey and resumed his duties as Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology. In 2004 he assumed an additional appointment as Professor of Theological Studies at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington.

David Guretzki (Ph.D., McGill U.) is Professor of Theology and serves as Dean at Briercrest Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. His research specialities and interests include patristic and modern Trinitarian theology, the theology of Karl Barth, the filioque debate, and the theology of forgiveness and reconciliation. He is a coauthor of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms.

Cherith Fee Nordling (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of theology at Northern Seminary in
Lombard, Illinois. She has also taught at Regent College, Vancouver, as well as Kuyper College, Cornerstone University and Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of Knowing God by Name.

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