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A Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms



With more than 700 definitions for theological words and phrases from “Abrahamic covenant” to “Zwinglian view of the Lord’s Supper,” A Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms helps readers master the foundational language of the Christian faith. Unique in its format, grouping related words together to promote overall comprehension, this is an essential resource for Christians who want to understand unfamiliar terms or gain more in-depth knowledge of key theological concepts.

  • Relates closely to Christian Theology: The Biblical Story and Our Faith, and covers all the key terms from such book, as well as many others
  • Combines words that are related to one another in one entry to promote better understanding of these concepts
  • Icludes entries from many sources such as the Bible, theology, church history, philosophy, and church practice
  • A Abrahamic covenant - autographs
  • B banishment - Bultmann, Rudolph
  • C calling - curse
  • D Davidic covenant - dynamic theory of inspiration
  • E Eareckson Tada, Joni - extreme action
  • F faith - fundamentalism
  • F Gehenna - Gutiérrez, Gustavo
  • H hamartiology - hypostatic union
  • I idealism - Israel
  • J Jesus - Justin Martyr
  • K Kant, Immanuel - Knox, John
  • L lake of fire - Lutheran view of Lord's Supper
  • M Mary - mysticism
  • N natural headship - nominalism
  • O obedience - Owem, John
  • P Padilla, René - Puritanism
  • R Radical Reformation - Roman Catholicism
  • S Sabbath - systematic theology
  • T temple of the Spirit - type, typology
  • U unchangeableness of God - unpardonable sin
  • V Vatican I - vision of God
  • W walking in the Spirit - wrath of God
  • Y Yahweh - young earth creationism
  • Z Zwingli, Ulrich - Zwinglian view of the Lord's Supper
“Morgan and Peterson’s Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms is what every student needs to navigate the tornado of technical terms that they are confronted with in biblical and theological studies. User-friendly and readable, no student should be without it. The perfect gift for anyone starting seminary.”

Michael F. Bird, academic dean, and lecturer in theology, Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia

“A handy guide to theological terms is something every student, pastor, and lay person needs, and this dictionary is ideal for that purpose. It provides brief definitions of key words and concepts, with occasional paragraphs that explain more difficult subjects in an accessible manner. Its coverage is comprehensive and free of denominational bias. A definite must!”

Gerald Bray, research professor of divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“Many church members and students begin their journey into theological study with great excitement, only to find themselves lost on a trail of unknown terms and concepts. Morgan and Peterson’s Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms is strong enough to give them sure footing for the hike ahead but not so cumbersome to weigh them down unnecessarily. I highly recommend this work to be referenced frequently during the rewarding pursuit of theological understanding.”

Kristen A. Ferguson, director of online education, Gateway Seminary

“Every serious Christian needs to have a good dictionary of theology, to help them with their study and with answering questions relating to the faith that they may encounter. This book meets that need admirably. Two esteemed scholar servants of the church have given us a dictionary that is concise but comprehensive, contemporary but historically informed, which is at the same time loaded with scriptural evidence for what is explained.”

Ajith Fernando, teaching director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka

“Students dropped into the world of theological studies, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, are faced with a bewildering soup of terminology. Clearly written and presented, A Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms by Chris Morgan and Robert Peterson provides a wonderfully helpful handbook for navigating the historical references and technical language of theological work. I highly recommend it!”

George H. Guthrie, professor of New Testament, Regent College, Vancouver

“The Dictionary of Theological Terms is a wonderful resource for students. Here we find brief but meaty descriptions and definitions of key terms and of people who have left a mark in the religious world. The work is characterized by accuracy, clarity, and orthodoxy. A helpful resource!”

Thomas R. Schreiner, professor of New Testament interpretation and biblical theology, and associate dean of the school of theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Title: A Concise Dictionary of Theological Terms
  • Authors: Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson
  • Publisher: B&H Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Doctrinal theology › Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781535982245
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781535982245
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.glossary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-08-06T08:13:21Z

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