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Foundations of the Christian Faith: A Comprehensive & Readable Theology Revised and Expanded


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In one systematic volume, James Montgomery Boice provides a readable overview of Christian theology. Both students and pastors will benefit from this rich source that covers all the major doctrines of Christianity.

With scholarly rigor and a pastor’s heart, Boice carefully opens the topics of the nature of God, the character of his natural and special revelation, the fall, and the person and work of Christ. He then goes on to consider the work of the Holy Spirit in justification and sanctification. The book closes with careful discussion of ecclesiology and eschatology.

This updated edition includes a foreword by Philip Ryken and a section-by-section study guide. Both those long familiar with Boice and those newly introduced to him will benefit from his remarkable practicality and thoroughness, which will continue to make this a standard reference for years to come.

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  • Focuses on Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning
  • Relates all doctrine to contemporary rather than ancient views and problems
  • Covers similar ground as Calvin’s Institutes and introduces additional themes that call for treatment today

Book 1: The Sovereign God

  • Part I: The Knowledge of God
  • Part II: The Word of God
  • Part III: The Attributes of God
  • Part IV: God’s Creation

Book 2: God the Redeemer

  • Part I: The Fall of the Race
  • Part II: Law and Grace
  • Part III: The Person of Christ
  • Part IV: The Work of Christ

Book 3: Awakening to God

  • Part I: The Spirit of God
  • Part II: How God Saves Sinners
  • Part III: The Life of the Christian
  • Part IV: The Work of God

Book 4: God and History

  • Part I: Time and History
  • Part II: The Church of God
  • Part III: A Tale of Two Cities
  • Part IV: The End of History
James Boice was the best preacher I’ve known, but he was also a major figure in the defense of the faith against liberalism. Widely educated, he was always consumed with a passion to proclaim God’s word rather than flatter the academy. This is a learned but also pastoral theology, practical because it feeds the sheep with the rich pastures of Scripture. I’m so glad that this one-volume edition is being made available to a new audience! Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest this feast of the soul.

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

The proper home of theology is not the classroom but the church, and theologians serve the church best when they help its members think and speak about God rightly. James Montgomery Boice understood the importance of theology, and this book bears witness to a life spent in service to the church. Boice presents complicated doctrines with clarity, and he always pays close attention both to Scripture and the Christian tradition. His writing is accessible and pastorally sensitive, and he displays a deep concern for the needs of everyday believers. This book should be in every pastor’s study. It would make an excellent graduation gift, could serve as the basis for rich small group discussions, and would enrich the work of academics from a variety of disciplines. It has endured the test of time for good reason, and it will continue to enrich the church wherever it is read.

—Keith L. Johnson, associate professor of theology, Wheaton College

Republication of Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice, the superlative minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, will surely be welcomed by scholars and serious students of the Bible. This classic overview of Christian faith is a masterful balance of often opposing qualities. It is simultaneously comprehensive yet readable. It is accessible for serious believers, seeking college students, and newcomers to the faith. It is warmly pastoral yet theologically rich. It is theologically Calvinistic and trinitarian but above all focused on Scripture. Herein, ancient truth illuminates contemporary life. This monumental harvest of Dr. Boice’s ministry belongs in every serious Christian’s study.

—Peter A. Lillback, president, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

  • Title: Foundations of the Christian Faith: A Comprehensive & Readable Theology (Revised & Expanded)
  • Author: James Montgomery Boice
  • Edition: Revised & Expanded
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 832
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Theology, doctrinal
  • ISBNs: 9780830874095, 9780830852147, 0830874097, 083085214X
  • Resource Type: Systematic Theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:01:14Z

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James Montgomery Boice

James Montgomery Boice (July 7, 1938–June 15, 2000) was a Reformed theologian and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He received degrees from Harvard University, Princeton Theological Seminary, University of Basel in Switzerland and Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

Boice served as senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast on which Boice was a speaker for more than 30 years. He also served as chairman of the International Council of Biblical Inerrancy for over ten years.

Boice’s 27-volume Expositional Commentary set reflects his years of experience in the pulpit. He also authored Foundations of the Christian Faith which provides a readable overview of Christian theology.



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  1. Nathan



    Foundations of the Christian faith, is a must read book for Christians. Boyce does a excellent job going through and explaining the doctrines of the faith. This book was originally a four volume set that has been placed in one volume. Boyce is one of the best expositors of the word I have read. I highly recommend this book.

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