Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Theology
This book presents the history of various doctrines in identical order to their appearance in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology. Rather than following the history of Christianity and learning about various doctrines as they arise, readers can trace the development of...
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This book presents the history of various doctrines in identical order to their appearance in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology. Rather than following the history of Christianity and learning about various doctrines as they arise, readers can trace the development of vital Christian theology topic by topic.
Historical Theology presents the key pillars of the contemporary church and the development of those doctrines as they evolved from the history of Christian thought.
Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs in a strict chronological manner with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies-making for good history but confusing theology.
This companion to the classic bestseller Systematic Theology is unique among historical theologies. Gregg Allison sets out the history of Christian doctrine according to a topical-chronological arrangement-one theological element at a time instead of committing to a discussion of theological thought according to its historical appearance alone.
This method allows you to:
Contemplate one tenet of Christianity at a time, along with its formulation in the early church-through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. Become familiar with the primary source material of Christian history's most important contributors, such as Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Understand the development of evangelical doctrine with a focus on the centrality of the gospel. Discern a sense of urgent need for greater doctrinal understanding in the whole church.
Historical Theology is an easy-to-read textbook for any Christian who wants to know how the church has come to believe what it believes today. Gregg Allison's clear and concise structure make this resource an ideal introduction to Christian doctrine.
Dr. Gregg Allison (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He came to Southern from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he had taught theology and church history for nine years. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL; Judson College, Elgin, IL; and Institute of Biblical Studies, Western Europe.
He is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine; Getting Deep: Understand What You Believe About God and Why; Jesusology: Understand What You Believe About Jesus and Why; and A Theology for Christian Education (with James Estep and Michael Anthony).
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