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50 Core Truths Of The Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology
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50 Core Truths Of The Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology


Baker 2018

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Christian doctrine must be confessed by the church, taught from generation to generation, and applied to daily life. In this volume theologian Gregg Allison unpacks fifty key doctrines of the Christian faith in a clear, engaging way and provides guidance for how to accurately teach them. He also explains how each doctrine connects to daily life, because he believes that Christian doctrine is not only true belief but also true practice.

This is an indispensable resource for anyone who desires to form believers in sound doctrine and transform lives for the glory of God.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. 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

  • Provides summary, main themes, major errors, and key Scriptures for each topic
  • Approaches doctrine from the perspective of understanding, enacting, and teaching
  • Includes “Perennial Questions and Problematic Issues” to guide teachers through common concerns


  • Doctrine of the Word of God
  • Doctrine of God
  • Doctrine of God’s Creatures
  • Doctrine of God the Son
  • Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit
  • Doctrine of Salvation
  • Doctrine of the Church
  • Doctrine of Future Things

Praise for the Print Edition

This is a helpful introduction to theology, especially with its questions and suggestions for further study. Gregg Allison has done yeoman’s labor helping us to understand why we came to the biblical convictions that we have throughout history. Here, he shows us why it is (and must be) grounded in the Scriptures.

Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

One of evangelicalism’s finest theologians offers us this clear, handy, faithful, and insightful introduction to the major doctrines of the Christian faith. And he ably guides church leaders in organizing and teaching these truths. This is a wonderful handbook that church leaders will turn to time and time again.

Christopher W. Morgan, dean and professor of theology, School of Christian Ministries, California Baptist University

This is a much-needed resource for the body of Christ, especially for new believers or those who have not as yet delved into the ‘whole counsel of God.’ Gregg Allison writes with insight on each issue and does a remarkable job of articulating multiple interpretations of each one. His presentation of the evidence and arguments for differing views is evenhanded and displays both the Christian charity and clarity that we have come to expect of everything he writes. For those who are put off by massive volumes on systematic theology, this is the book for you. And for those who want more than a surface, superficial treatment of critically important biblical and theological doctrines, this is the book for you. There is no one in whom I have more trust to write a book such as this than Gregg Allison. From this day forward, when I’m asked, What do Christians believe? How do I sort through the variety of positions? And why should I care? I will send them to Gregg’s excellent volume.

Sam Storms, lead pastor for preaching and vision, Bridgeway Church

Product Details

  • Title: 50 Core Truths Of The Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology
  • Author: Gregg R. Allison
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 448
  • Resource Type: Introduction
  • Topic: Theology

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 many books, including The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, 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. Gregg is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church.

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