Christian Theology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-15
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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Leading evangelical scholar Millard Erickson offers a new edition of his bestselling textbook, now substantially updated and revised throughout. This edition takes into account feedback from professors and students and reflects current theological conversations, with added material on the atonement, justification, and divine foreknowledge. Erickson's comprehensive introduction is biblical, contemporary, moderate, and fair to various positions, and it applies doctrine to Christian life and ministry.

Table of Contents

Studying God
What Is Theology?
The Possibility of Theology
The Method of Theology
Contextualizing Theology
Two Special Issues: Biblical Criticism and Theological Language
Knowing God
God's Universal Revelation
God's Particular Revelation
The Preservation of the Revelation: Inspiration
The Dependability of God's Word: Inerrancy
The Power of God's Word: Authority
What God Is Like
The Greatness of God
The Goodness of God
God's Nearness and Distance: Immanence and Transcendence
God's Three-in-Oneness: The Trinity
What God Does
God's Plan
God's Originating Work: Creation
God's Continuing Work: Providence
Evil and God's World: A Special Problem
God's Special Agents: Angels
Introduction to the Doctrine of Humanity
The Origin of Humanity
The Image of God in the Human
The Constitutional Nature of the Human
The Universality of Humanity
The Nature of Sin
The Source of Sin
The Results of Sin
The Magnitude of Sin
The Social Dimension of Sin
The Person of Christ
Contemporary Issues in Christological Method
The Deity of Christ
The Humanity of Christ
The Unity of the Person of Christ
The Virgin Birth
The Work of Christ
Introduction to the Work of Christ
Theories of the Atonement
The Central Theme of the Atonement
The Extent of the Atonement
The Holy Spirit
The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Recent Issues Regarding the Holy Spirit
Conceptions of Salvation
The Antecedent to Salvation: Predestination
The Beginning of Salvation: Subjective Aspects
The Beginning of Salvation: Objective Aspects
The Continuation of Salvation
The Completion of Salvation
The Means and Extent of Salvation
The Church
The Nature of the Church
The Role of the Church
The Government and Unity of the Church
The Initiatory Rite of the Church: Baptism
The Continuing Rite of the Church: The Lord's Supper
The Last Things
Introduction to Eschatology
Individual Eschatology
The Second Coming and Its Consequents
Millennial and Tribulational Views
Final States
Closing Thoughts
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