Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

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by Wayne A. Grudem
     
 

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The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: - A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching - Clear

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The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: - A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching - Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum - A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today - A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect - Frequent application to life - Resources for worship with each chapter - Bibliographies with each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310566021
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Series:
Making Sense of Series
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1296
Sales rank:
129,782
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Wayne Grudem is research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.

 

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Systematic Theology 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Elihu More than 1 year ago
Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology is probably the best organized, most accessible Systematic ever produced. Once you open the 1000-page volume, you will immediately see the quality organization and apparent ease of reading. This is probably it's greatest strength Grudem comes from a reformed perspective, which is a good thing, and does a more than adequate job defending the tenets of reform theology from the text of Scripture. Be aware that Grudem is charismatic and his position influences his representation of the spiritual gifts, etc. This may also be your position, but just be aware that he is less down-the-middle "conservative" on this issue. All in all, highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been one of the most helpful books for my major in college (Christian Ministries) and for spiritual growth. It book is suitable from the common layman to the college professor. It book is so excellent that it is hard to find anything negative to say about it. This book covers the essential doctrines of the Christian faith to the current movement of the Holy Spirit.
JohnP51 More than 1 year ago
This is it. This is the book that tells what Christians believe and why we believe. Each chapter thoroughly covers a doctrine by explaining the doctrine, giving scriptural reasons for the doctrine and also explaining doctrinal differences between Christian denominations. Each chapter ends with study questions, a related hymn, and a piece of scripture for the reader to memorize if he has a mind to. This book is meant to be studied and not just read through so be prepared to spend a year or so doing it. If you want to know what your pastor, priest or minister knows, this book will tell you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first systematic theology book and it certainly has set the bar high for my expectations. It reads well, and the chapters are small enough to be read in one sitting without trying to carry over complex thoughts from one night to another. I wish I could read this faster so I can move into some of the other works that Grudem references as well as additional works. Best part of this book is that it is so readily available and for a reasonable price. Most other Systematic Theology books are either out of print or cost in the range of $100-200. Great buy and worth every moment to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great resource on Systematic Theology 'ie: What does the Bible say about...?' This volume is masters level information in an easily readable format. I have lent it to friends who want to do in depth study of particular issues. If you are looking for an overview of what and why Christians believe what they do you will benefit by reading this book. It is a great resource for anyone's bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent example of a systematic theologian writing with the heart of a pastor. This work is good, but unusual. Dr. Grudem¿s theology is firmly rooted in the Reformation tradition, yet he holds a non-cessationist position (e.g. he believes in the on-going nature of the spiritual gifts). This is both uncommon and refreshing. His volume is written in an informal style that makes reading easy, even for the new-comer. Yet, he doesn¿t cut corners doctrinally. His section on the covenants (i.e. Redemption, Works, and Grace) was particularly helpful in clearing away some of the haziness present in some of the older systematics. At over 1200 pages you probably will not read through this in one evening, but it does make for a very useful resource.
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Rocky5723 More than 1 year ago
This book does an excellent job of explaining doctrine and theology clearly and concisely. Some books on Systematic Theology can be confusing, this one isn't! There are discussions included on various other theological views on the subjects which are helpful. I especially like the resources included in the back of the book.
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RandyAlcorn1 More than 1 year ago
Wayne Grudem has written a comprehensive theology that is biblical and extremely clear and well written. I couldn't give it a higher recommendation.
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