This first volume of Hall’s 3-volume Theological Outlines grew out of his teaching and regular interaction with students. These outlines served as a syllabus for his lectures, a reference guide for his students, and a clear and concise summary of Christianity for both scholars and lay readers. In these outlines, Hall avoids lengthy discussions, technical language, and theological abstractions. Instead, he writes in order to facilitate deeper and richer study.
Volume One of his Theological Outlines introduces theology, including the method of theological study, the relationship between theology and biblical study, the nature of divine revelation, and morality. This volume also includes an extensive subject index.
The author’s learning and wide reading are as conspicuous throughout the book as is his fidelity to the point of view…
—Journal of Theological Studies
Dr. Hall is eminently qualified for the task he has undertaken…his style may be commended as a model of theological writing in English. It is clear, concise, direct, dignified, and elegant.
—Irish Theological Quarterly