Everyday Christians need practical and accessible theology.
In this handbook first published in 1890, Charles Octavius Boothe simply and beautifully lays out the basics of theology for common people. “Before the charge 'know thyself,'” Boothe wrote, “ought to come the far greater charge, 'know thy God.'” He brought the heights of academic theology down to everyday language, and he helps us do the same today.
Plain Theology for Plain People shows that evangelicalism needs the wisdom and experience of African American Christians.
Walter R. Strickland II reintroduces this forgotten masterpiece for today.
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About the Author
Walter R. Strickland II (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is assistant professor of theology and associate vice president for diversity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He co-wrote Every Waking Hour with Benjamin Quinn.Charles Octavius Boothe (1845–1924) was a Baptist pastor and educator. He was the founding minister of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama and one of the founding fathers of Selma University.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Plain Theology for Plain People vii
Being and Character of God 4
The Way of Salvation 31
The Son: His Coming and His Work 40
Gifts Flowing from the Grace of God 61
How Christians Should Live and Labor 75
The Bible 97
The Christian Church 113
The Last Things 129
General Index 141
Scripture Index 147