Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne A. GrudemSystematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne A. Grudem

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

byWayne A. Grudem

Hardcover | January 3, 1995

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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.

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.  
Title:Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical DoctrineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1296 pages, 9.6 × 7.63 × 2.25 inPublished:January 3, 1995Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310286700

ISBN - 13:9780310286707


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing I asked for this as a Christmas gift one year because I had heard it was one of the only (if not, THE only) book on systematic theology that is written by someone who is not a paedo-baptist. On that note alone, it was a refreshing change. Overall, I found it to be readable, concise, well-thought out, logical and devotional. The grand subject is God Himself, and Grudem is anxious to extol His praises. Each chapter concludes with questions for personal application, special terms, a Scripture memory passage, and a related hymn, so that you can easily use each chapter as an extended devotional. The only weaknesses I found with it was his view that special revelation was still possible. This opens up a can of worms. The canon of Scripture was closed with the book of Revelation. The other was his wavering on Creation. He starts out the chapter strong enough, but then seems to cave to the possibility of theistic evolution. If you take that stand, then you have death before sin, and the Bible is clear that before Adam sinned, there was no death (so no fossils), but when man sinned, death entered the world. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it over Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof, Charles Hodge or any other systematic theology text available.
Date published: 2008-05-13

From Our Editors

This inroductory text of systematic theology, that is, studying theology organized around categories such as the Word of God, Christ, redemption, and so on, features a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine, clear writing--with technical terms kept to a minimum--and a contemporary approach, treating timely subjects such as gifts of the Spirit

Editorial Reviews

"Our college has chosen this work as a standard textbook for all theology students over the last 10 years. No other theology text combines readability, range of views, and the ever-essential quality of reinforcing our systematic theologies with scripture. Each chapter closes with application questions, special terms, additional bibliography, a cross-section of other systematic texts with page numbers, a passage for memory, and a hymn.all centered on the theology of that chapter. A treasure chest of theological resource and relevance---and that's only the end of each chapter!" Toccoa Falls College -- W. Brian Shelton