A Primer to Christian Doctrine
Penned by a Christian teacher who has led thousands of students through the unfamiliar terrain of systematic theology, A Primer for Christian Doctrine serves as a friendly guide to theology's topics, debates, and terminology. Telling you what you need to...
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Penned by a Christian teacher who has led thousands of students through the unfamiliar terrain of systematic theology, A Primer for Christian Doctrine serves as a friendly guide to theology's topics, debates, and terminology. Telling you what you need to know as you begin your study of theology or doctrine, the book is an ideal companion to more comprehensive texts.After a brief introduction defending the continued need for doctrine, Jonathan Wilson clearly and concisely maps out each of the main topics of Christian belief in separate chapters. He also traces the differing emphases of theologians while suggesting reasons for their differences.Whether as a first taste of theology or as a readable summary of its present state, Wilson's Primer for Christian Doctrine will be an invaluable resource for students and small groups pursuing a deeper knowledge of what Christians believe.
Written for new students of theology and doctrine, "A Primer to Christian Doctrine" is neither a highly condensed systematic theology nor a very short summary of Christian doctrine. It is a bprimerb b" a first book intended to prepare students for the study of Christian doctrine and may be used in conjunction with a larger work in systematic theology.
Jonathan R. Wilson, Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College. Before joining the Carey faculty in 2006, he was Professor of Theology and Ethics at Acadia Divinity College (2003-2006) and Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont College (1989-2003). Among his books are Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World (Morehouse), God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples (Baker), A Primer for Christian Doctrine (Eerdmans), and Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice (Brazos). Jonathan's teaching invites followers of Jesus Christ to connect how we live with what we believe.