Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

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Zondervan, 1994 - Religion - 1264 pages
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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.

  

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I am generally pleased with this systematic theology. The organization of the text (and it is a textbook make no mistake) makes it easy to read through and then to use as a reference. It is a ... Read full review

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My rating: 1: don't read 2: mediocre 3: good 4: great 5: everything i wanted it to be. A very good systematic theology. Some of his arguments are tainted with bias, but overall it is very readable. He ... Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS 13
13
Introduction to Systematic Theology
21
The Word of God
47
The Canon of Scripture
54
The Four Characteristics of Scripture 1 Authority
73
The Inerrancy of Scripture
90
The Four Characteristics of Scripture 2 Clarity
105
The Four Characteristics of Scripture 3 Necessity
116
Election and Reprobation
669
The Gospel Call and Effective Calling
692
Regeneration
699
Conversion Faith and Repentance
709
Justification Right Legal Standing Before God
722
Adoption Membership in Gods Family
736
Sanctification Growth in Likeness to Christ
746
Baptism in and Filling With the Holy Spirit
763

The Four Characteristics of Scripture 4 Sufficiency
127
PART
139
The Knowability of God
149
The Character of God Incommunicable Attributes
156
The Character of God Communicable Attributes Part 1
185
The Character of God Communicable Attributes Part 2
211
God in Three Persons The Trinity
226
Creation
262
Gods Providence
315
Miracles
355
Prayer
376
Angels
397
Satan and Demons
412
PART
437
Man as Male and Female
454
The Essential Nature of Man
472
Sin
490
The Covenants Between God and Man
515
The Person of Christ
529
The Atonement
568
Resurrection and Ascension
608
The Offices of Christ
624
The Work of the Holy Spirit
634
PART
647
THE DOCTRINE OF THE APPLICATION
655
The Perseverance of the Saints Remaining a Christian
788
Death and the Intermediate State
810
Glorification Receiving a Resurrection Body
828
Union With Christ
840
PART
851
The Purity and Unity of the Church
873
The Power of the Church
887
Church Government
904
Means of Grace Within the Church
950
Baptism
966
The Lords Supper
988
Worship
1003
Gifts of the Holy Spirit 1 General Questions
1016
Gifts of the Holy Spirit 2 Specific Gifts
1049
THE DOCTRINE OF THE FUTURE
1089
The Millennium
1109
The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment
1140
The New Heavens and New Earth
1158
HISTORIC CONFESSIONS OF FAITH
1168
SCRIPTURE MEMORY PASSAGES
1208
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SONGS
1222
MASTER LIST OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGIES
1231
INDEXES
1258
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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 .nbsp;

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