The second edition of this theologian’s companion seeks to bring the original dictionary up to date by supplementing it with pertinent ideas and persons from the past 15 years. The emphasis remains, though, upon the historical figures and movements of the first 19 centuries of the Christian era. The clear, succinct definitions of this must-have resource provide every student of theology—whether a beginner or seasoned learner—with the groundwork they’ll need in their quest for understanding.
The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology is a useful companion for any student of theology. Asking questions about theological matters is a very good thing. Getting to know the correct answers to those questions is even better. It was with this goal in mind that Millard J. Erickson wrote The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology. Each theological topic is allotted one paragraph, which gives the meaning of the word and often includes where that specific word, concept, or person can be found in scripture. This resource also features basic information on influential theologians.
Millard Erickson is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He has authored several critically acclaimed volumes on theology. He earned a B. A. at University of Minnesota, B. D. at Northern Baptist Seminary, an M. A. at the University of Chicago, and a Ph. D. at Northwestern University.