Foundations of the Christian Faith

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InterVarsity Press, Jun 19, 1986 - Religion - 740 pages
In one systematic volume James Boice provides a readable overview of Christian theology. Students and pastors will both benefit from this rich source that covers all the major doctrines of Christianity. With scholarly rigor and a pastor's heart, Boice carefully opens the topics of the nature of God, the character of his natural and special revelation, the fall, and the person and the work of Christ. He then goes on to consider the work of the Holy Spirit in justification and sanctification. The book closes with careful discussion of ecclesiology and eschatology. In this revised edition of a formerly four-volume work, Boice maintains a remarkable practicality and thoroughness that will make this a standard reference and text for years to come.
 

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TERRIFIC !!!

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Dr. Boice provided his wonderful ministry for so many years. This book was recommended by a Presbyterian pastor, so he and I both purchased it. I now recommend it as a fundamental addition to anyones religous library. Read full review

Excellent Introduction to Christian Teachings

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Dr. Boice had a gift for combining theological accuracy with a warm and gracious writing style. This book is a great example of that gift. Scholarly and pastoral, good for both new and seasoned believers. Read full review

Contents

PART ITHE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD 1 ON KNOWING GOD
19
BOOK 3AWAKENING TO
24
THE UNKNOWN GOD
28
PART IITHE WORD OF GOD 3 THE BIBLE
37
THE AUTHORITY OF THE SCRIPTURES
49
THE PROOF OF THE SCRIPTURES
57
HOW TRUE IS THE BIBLE?
67
MODERN BIBLICAL CRITICISM
79
A NEW FAMILY
441
PART IIITHE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN
457
KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD
475
GOD TALKING TO US
492
PART IVTHE WORK OF
511
BOOK 4GOD AND HISTORY PART ITIME AND HISTORY 1 WHATS WRONG WITH ME?
531
THE MARCH OF TIME
539
CHRIST THE FOCAL POINT OF HISTORY
555

HOW TO INTERPRET THE BIBLE
90
PART HITHE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD 9 THE TRUE
101
GOD IN THREE PERSONS
109
OUR SOVEREIGN
117
HOLY HOLY HOLY
125
THE GOD WHO KNOWS
134
GOD WHO CHANGES
141
PART IVGODS CREATION 15 THE CREATION OF MAN
149
NATURE
159
THE SPIRIT WORLD
167
GODS PROVIDENCE
176
BOOK 2GOD THE REDEEMER
189
THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL
208
LOVE OF GOD
227
THE WRATH OF GOD
246
PART IIITHE PERSON OF CHRIST
267
WHY CHRIST BECAME MAN
286
QUENCHING GODS WRATH
311
THE GREATNESS OF GODS LOVE
331
VERIFYING THE RESURRECTION
349
PERSONAL CHRISTIANITY
373
UNION WITH CHRIST
389
FAITH AND REPENTANCE
408
THE PLACE OF WORKS
425
PART IITHE CHURCH OF GOD 4 CHRISTS CHURCH
565
THE MARKS OF THE CHURCH
576
HOW TO WORSHIP GOD
586
SALVATIONS SIGNS AND SEALS
594
SPIRITUAL GIFTS
606
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS
622
CHURCH GOVERNMENT
630
BODY LIFE
642
THE GREAT COMMISSION
650
PART IIIA TALE OF TWO CITIES
657
THE SECULAR CITY
659
THE SECULAR CHURCH
669
GODS CITY
677
CHURCH AND STATE
688
PART IVTHE END OF HISTORY 17 HOW WILL IT ALL END?
703
HOME AT LAST
714
101
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109
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125
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141
726
SCRIPTURE INDEX
733
677
735
688
738
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About the author (1986)

Boice was, until his death in 2000, the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, the teacher on "The Bible Study Hour" radio program and chairman of the board of City Center Academy. He held a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. In addition to authoring numerous journal articles, he was a consulting editor for the Expositor's Bible Commentary. His books and commentaries include Foundations of God's City and the five-volume work The Gospel of John.

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