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The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms
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The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms


Baker Academic 2016

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Gathering Interest


Christianity is a faith built upon the Word and understood through words, both written and spoken, handed down for centuries. But many of the terms used in theological writings are unfamiliar. For the Christian desiring a clear understanding of these terms, this book offers concise definitions of six hundred of the most significant words at the heart of the Christian faith, including terms related to a wide variety of topics from doctrinal to church practice and theology to church history. Important events, movements, and historical documents are covered, as well as relevant philosophical concepts for understanding events, debates, and ideas that have shaped Christian theology through history.

Students of the Bible, college and seminary students, and anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith will find this an indispensable resource.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. . Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Makes available essential information for gaining an basic grasp of important topics
  • Presents brief, accessible definitions for a wide audience
  • Includes a convenient appendix of French, German, and Korean theological terms

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About Gregg R. Allison

Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

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