Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

by Wayne A. Grudem


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ISBN-13: 9780310286707
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Pages: 1296
Sales rank: 51,717
Product dimensions: 7.63(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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'“As a theology professor at Biola University where our students have to take three semesters of Christian doctrine I feel like I co-teach all my classes with Wayne Grudem. His Systematic Theology provides the core theology content for all my classes and most of the other undergraduate theology courses at the University. It excels in its clarity, readability, and biblically based approach that seeks to get theology into real life. Systematic Theology consistently accomplishes its obvious goal throughout---to lead the reader to greater knowledge and worship of the God of the Bible.' Talbot School of Theology of Biola University -- K. Erik Thoennes

“Our college has chosen this work as a standard textbook for all theology students over the last 10 years. No other theology text combines readability, range of views, and the ever-essential quality of reinforcing our systematic theologies with scripture… Each chapter closes with application questions, special terms, additional bibliography, a cross-section of other systematic texts with page numbers, a passage for memory, and a hymn…all centered on the theology of that chapter. A treasure chest of theological resource and relevance---and that’s only the end of each chapter!” Toccoa Falls College -- W. Brian Shelton

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Systematic Theology 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 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.
cmsheffield on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A wonderful systematic theology that is highly accessible and written from a contemporary perspective. Grudem is Calvinistic in his soteriology, Baptistic in his ecclesiology and Charismatic in his views on spiritual gifts. Grudem is meaty enough for the seasoned theologian and clear enough for the Christian novice with an appetite for learning. The one negative remark I have is with regard to the binding (which is Zondervan's doing). It's a large volume (1000+ pages) with weak binding which will likely fail under regular use. But that's hardly enough to discourage one from buying a copy.
Abletms on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Clear introduction to Systematic Theology. Very helpful for both the thology student and those wanting a great understanding of Christian Church doctrine.
DrJane on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Easy-to-read theology, thoroughly devotional.
Lenow on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A classic systematic theology text. Very in-depth yet still readable.
Centurion24553 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Excellent reference book for the old and new in Christ Jesus
GwG on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Grudem makes Systematic Theology fun! I know that sounds corny, but he really did write this book in a way that is very readable, and even inspirational. Grudem is clearly reformed, but he gives respect to other viewpoints in each area of theology. I once used this book in a study group. It worked great! In my opinion (which doesn't count for much when it comes to theology), this is the best Systematic Theology for beginners by a long shot.
GrinningDwarf on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is my favorite systematic theology. It's written in layman's terms; the wrting is actually very good (i.e., not a substitute for a sleeping pill); it's very comprehensive; it's Reformed; AND charismatic!!
theologicaldan on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is probably the best contemporary systematic going. Not highly philisophical, it is easly accessible to someone without a theological background (unlike Reymonds).
kaelirenee on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I do plan to sit down a bit more with this book, despite the fact that it seems obviously biased towards Christian sects that believe in inerrancy.
temsmail on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I am reading through this one now (12/06) because of the heresy alleged by Kevin Giles' *Jesus and the Father*. I find more to agree with, though His constant defferal to reformed theology (Calvinism) is disappointing. (04/07) Grudem's theodicy is inadequate, formed by his Calvinism. Grudem fails to take into account the "image of God" in man as part of our participation with God in His world.
parkersbooks on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A great tool for study or reference. Packed with information. Trustworthy, although not cessationist.
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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