Exploring Theology (3 books in 1): A Guide for Systematic Theology and Apologetics

Exploring Theology (3 books in 1): A Guide for Systematic Theology and Apologetics

by Clarence H. Benson, Robert J. Morgan

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The spiritual questions you and your friends ask-about God, the credibility of the Bible, angels, heaven and hell, and even worship and prayer-are important. In fact, understanding your faith depends on finding answers to those questions, answers that work in the real world and that make sense in real conversations.

To start you on your journey of discovery, Exploring Theology begins with God-probing his nature, character, and work, including a helpful explanation of the Trinity. Then, to keep you from getting lost in the swirl of today's ideas, you will find a concise presentation of the twelve basic beliefs that separate Christianity from all other religions. After establishing the groundwork, the authors then examine both the historical and physical evidence for the Christian faith, addressing common questions about Christ's resurrection, creation, fulfilled prophecy, the reliability of the Bible, and the changed lives of believers. Throughout the book, you'll also find discussion questions, ideas for applying what you've learned, and further resources to enhance your individual or group study.

"Our faith is not a blind leap into the dark but a sensible step into the light," says Robert J. Morgan. So whether you want to be ready to answer a friend who doubts that Christianity is true or you're looking to resolve lingering doubts, this book offers a solid base from which to take a step of faith and experience the ultimate assurance that comes from knowing-and living-the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433517914
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 08/09/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 758 KB

Table of Contents

The One True God     7
The Nature of God     9
The Infinitude of God     17
The Holiness, Righteousness, and Justice of God     27
The Truthfulness, Faithfulness, and Love of God     35
The Works of God     45
The Preexistence and Incarnation of Christ     55
The Deity of Christ     65
The Sacrificial Death of Christ     75
The Resurrection of Christ     85
The Return and Reign of Christ     95
The Personality and Power of the Holy Spirit     103
The Holy Spirit and the Believer     111
Biblical Faith     121
Inspiration of the Bible     125
Creation and Fall of Man     133
Faith and Regeneration     141
Justification and Adoption     149
Worship and Prayer     157
Origin and Purpose of the Church     165
Growth, Character and Organization of the Church     171
Angels     179
Character, Work, and Worship of Satan     187
Resurrection and Judgment     195
Rewards of the Righteous     203
Punishment of the Wicked     211
Evidence and Truth     217
Introduction: Can Christianity Be Proven?     221
The Resurrection of Christ
The Empty Tomb     223
The Eyewitnesses     231
The Creation
The Existence of Creation     239
The Complexity of Creation     247
The Fulfillment of Prophecy
Historical Prophecy     255
Messianic Prophecy     263
Twin Witnesses-The Savior and the Scriptures
The Unequaled Christ     273
The Solidarity of Scripture     281
The Historical Reliability of the Bible
The Reliability of the Biblical Documents     291
The Evidence of Archaeology     301
The Experience of Christianity
The Witness of Changed Lives     311
The Absence of Alternatives     319
Conclusion: The Step of Faith     327
Notes     329
Bibliography     333

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