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New Dictionary of Theology
     

New Dictionary of Theology

by Sinclair B. Ferguson (Editor), J. I. Packer (Editor), David F. Wright (Editor)
 

An Eternity 1988 Book of the Year!

Since its publication, the New Dictionary of Theology has rapidly established itself as a standard, authoritative reference work in systematic and historical theology. More than 630 articles cover a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements:

from creation to the millenniumfrom Abelard to Zwinglifrom Third World

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An Eternity 1988 Book of the Year!

Since its publication, the New Dictionary of Theology has rapidly established itself as a standard, authoritative reference work in systematic and historical theology. More than 630 articles cover a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements:

from creation to the millenniumfrom Abelard to Zwinglifrom Third World liberation theology to South African Dutch Reformed theology

Firmly anchored in the evangelical tradition, the NDOT is nevertheless wide-ranging in its scope. Over 200 contributors, experts in their individual fields, offer both Western and international perspective. Concise and comprehensive, biblically grounded and historically informed, even-handed and free from unduly technical language, this dictionary has been praised by general readers, pastors and scholars.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Psychology and Theology
"The values of this work are many. The philosophical articles are most helpful, as are the ones on different heresies which have plagued the Church for the past two thousand years. The text is readable, and even a casual perusal of this work will enrich the reader's understanding of his/her heritage."
Christian Scholars Review
"Recommended for students, teachers and ministers. . . . A worthy addition to any library."
Philosophy & Religion
"The contributors should be applauded loudly. They have condensed often arcane and bewildering terminology into easily understandable terms . . . [with] sound, no-nonsense scholarship and laudatory lack of trendism."
Philosophy Religion
"The contributors should be applauded loudly. They have condensed often arcane and bewildering terminology into easily understandable terms . . . [with] sound, no-nonsense scholarship and laudatory lack of trendism."
Library Journal
Some 200 theologians from around the world have contributed entries to this work, though it betrays its British origin. The preface states that ``while the common standpoint . . . is allegiance to the supreme authority of the Scripture . . . no attempt has been made to exclude or minimize diversity of interpretation.'' The coverage is comparable to The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology ( LJ 3/15/84), but it also includes biographical entries; and the definitions are more extensive than those in Peter A. Angeles's A Dictionary of Christian Theology ( LJ 4/15/85). Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830814008
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
Master Reference Collection Series
Pages:
757
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.78(d)

Meet the Author

Sinclair B. Ferguson is senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and serves as professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary in Dallas, Texas.

J. I. Packer is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his writings include books such as Knowing God, A Quest for Godliness, Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness. He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as general editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and theological editor of the Study Bible version.

In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He is a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today and has written numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone. He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.

David F. Wright (1937-2008) was professor of patristic and Reformation Christianity at New College, University of Edinburgh. He wrote a number of books on both historical and theological topics.

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