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Concise Theology

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Overview

This is a guide to historic Christian beliefs. As Packer says, "This book sets out in short compass what seems to me to be the permanent essentials of Christianity, viewed as both a belief system and a way of life. … As I often tell my students, theology is for doxology and devotion—that is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness. It should therefore be presented in a way that brings the awareness of the divine presence. Theology is at its healthiest when it is consciously under the eye of God of whom it speaks, and when it is singing His glory."

  • Title: Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs
  • Author: J. I. Packer
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Print Publication Date: 1993
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Theology, doctrinal › Popular works
  • Resource ID: LLS:42.100.2
  • Resource Type: Systematic Theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-12-08T15:40:55Z
J. I. Packer

J.I. Packer (1926–2020), or James Innell Packer, is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. Packer committed his life to Christian service after hearing lectures from C. S. Lewis while studying at Oxford. In the 1950s, Packer was ordained a deacon and priest in the Church of England. Before moving to Canada, he lectured at several schools, including Tyndale Hall in Bristol, Latimer House in Oxford, and Oak Hill Theological College in London.

Packer was also a professor of theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and served as the honorary president of the Latimer Trust. Packer has written and edited several books: he was the editor of the English Standard Version Bible, the New Bible Dictionary, and the New Dictionary of Theology, and his books include Illustrated Manner and Customs of the Bible and A Quest for Godliness.

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  1. Charles C.G. Miller
    This review is based on the first version, I understand a revised version is soon to be out. I will buy it too. For many of us, "J. I. Packer" alone tell us a lot. I am a Methodist Layperson. This is my favorite books to teach as a discussion study. Over 90 chapters (most 2-4 pages) of big print. The book is divided into 4 sections: God Revealed as Creator, God Revealed as Redeemer, God revealed as Lord of Grace, God Revealed as Lord of Destiny. A college chemistry professor tells me that the material is challenging but understandable. A blue collar worker told me that the material is short enough to read twice and, for the first time, she really understands the words from theology the pastor uses. Each chapter is full of scripture references paced in the relevant sentence, The Bible is our explanation of Christianity and Faith. This is a great summary of what a Christian should believe and why from a different perspective. I differ from another reviewer's opinion in that I find Logos does have the pages identified and numbered.
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  2. Andrew116

    Andrew116

    2/22/2018

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  3. Jack

    Jack

    8/2/2017

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    Great book!!!
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  4. Rick Rhodes

    Rick Rhodes

    5/8/2017

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  5. Scott Kirby

    Scott Kirby

    4/14/2017

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  6. Philip H North
    The name says it all - this is a well researched treatment of many of the substantive doctrines of the Christian faith. It provides a helpful overview on a subject by subject basis. Each is supported by a number of bible passages on the topic. The only fault, if that is the correct term, is the absence of a searchable index. I'd recommend this as an excellent text for the curious seeker through to the bible teacher looking for passages on the topics Dr Packer covers.
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  7. Dan and Jyothy Thomas
    This is a great non-technical introduction to theology for average readers, church members, and catechism classes. Highly recommended.
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  8. Tim Bastress

    Tim Bastress

    5/5/2016

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    JT Workman

    1/23/2016

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  10. Mark A Rioux

    Mark A Rioux

    12/9/2015

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  11. Greg Terry

    Greg Terry

    6/23/2015

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    An excellent, concise, yet thorough theology.
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    Jackie

    12/31/2014

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  15. Eric S. C. Manning
    A tremendous resource
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    Joey Spinks

    10/11/2014

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    ChappyEight

    6/27/2014

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  18. Dan Waugh

    Dan Waugh

    6/19/2014

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  19. Peter

    Peter

    6/16/2014

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    Very good for people in the pew
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  20. Matthew

    Matthew

    5/19/2014

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  21. M Krueger

    M Krueger

    9/22/2013

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    I like the book except this is another frustrating example of a book where Logos does not use page numbers. The actual book has pages yet Logos does not. I am going to start being much more careful about which resources I buy since I find this makes the electronic book version much more difficult to use.
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    Tom

    7/18/2013

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