Basic Christian Doctrine

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 350 pages

Based on his years of experience as a pastor and seminary professor, John Leith's Basic Christian Doctrine provides a brief but comprehensive statement of Christian faith for contemporary Christians. Leith draws from the theologians of the ancient church and affirms the faith of ancient creeds: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Definition and the Athanasian Creed. He asserts that we now live in a period of religious revival where Christian faith is persuasive--it is the gospel that heals the bruised consciences and wounded spirits of human beings.

 

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Contents

Faith and Doctrine
13
The Human Situation Mystery and Revelation
21
The Doctrine of God
40
Creation
66
Providence
81
The Human Creature
97
Jesus Christ
124
The Work of Christ
150
Sanctification
186
Christian Freedom
204
The Law and Moral Decisions
210
The Prevenience of Grace
220
The Church and the Means of Grace
234
Prayer
262
The Bible
270
Christian Faith and Living Religions
278

The Holy Spirit
160
The Beginnings of the Christian Life
166
Justification by Faith
178
The Christian Hope
286
Epilogue
304
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About the author (1993)

John H. Leith was Professor Emeritus of Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education until his death in 2002. He is the author of a number of books, including Basic Christian Doctrine, An Introduction to the Reformed Tradtion, From Generation to Generation, and Crisis in the Church.

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