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Christian Foundations Series (7 vols.)

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The Christian Foundations Collection brings together all seven volumes of Donald G. Bloesch’s Christian Foundations series. This comprehensive, systematic theology for the twenty-first century contributes significantly to late modern evangelical theology while exploring what an ancient faith has to say to perplexing new times. The Christian Foundations Collection will be of great help to all who want to hold to orthodoxy and honestly engage contemporary thought.

Throughout the Christian Foundations series Bloesch offers a fresh, biblical response to the trends permeating modern Christianity, including relativism, feminine-gender language for God, evangelical rationalism, and many more. Bloesch also presents new approaches to the long-standing issues of biblical authority, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology, among others. All the while, Bloesch remains in dialogue with the major theologians who went before him, such as Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Forsyth, and Barth.

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Christian Foundations will stand as a landmark in late twentieth-century evangelical theology.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Bloesch is unfailingly irenic as well as erudite.… As a guide to the current evangelical discussions, … he is indispensable.

—George Lindbeck in Interpretation

This work will be read by all who are interested in the renewal of systematic theology in our time. It is an inspiring, balanced, instructive, rigorous inquiry.

—Thomas C. Oden, Drew University

I haven't read any theological work as biblically and historically rich, as intellectually satisfying, or as spiritually exhilarating as Bloesch's [Christian Foundations] since Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics.

—David Gill in Christianity Today

When completed, Bloesch's seven-volume magnum opus will constitute the most substantial theological contribution of any American evangelical since Carl Henry's magisterial God, Revelation and Authority.

Christianity Today

This splendid addition to Donald Bloesch's dogmatics delineates the meaning of his 'evangelical neo-orthodoxy' for the contested, slippery question of the meaning of the church. Soaked in Scripture and the history of theology, and insightfully evaluating a variety of alternative positions, Bloesch makes a strong case for a broadly evangelical understanding of the church that remains open to the ongoing dialectic of Word and Spirit.

—Gary Dorrien, Parfet Distinguished Professor, Kalamazoo College

  • Title: Christian Foundations Collection (7 vols.)
  • Author: Donald G. Bloesch
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 2,452
  • Format: Digital > Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: {364980C0-068A-4606-AA59-28C024F37680}
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Donald G. Bloesch (Ph. D., University of Chicago) is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has done postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel and has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Christian Foundations Series, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

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  1. Dr. Anthony Mazak
    This is a great read for a old soul in Christ like me who pray, meditate, relate, and flow as I venture along this journey. I sense that life is the heart of the matter and not the mind of the matter. Dr. Donald G. Bloesch has done a awesome job describing Systematic Theology as being sweet, short, simple and to the point, just like love is for those who knows what love is. "Word Studies."
  2. Sean

    Sean

    7/14/2018

    This is not so much a systematic theology as a proposal or agenda for systematic theology. The author is more interested in comparing trends in historic and contemporary theology than in constructing and detailing out Christian doctrine. He does a good job in explaining different schools of theology, including his own (moderate reformed with heavy Barthian influences), making this a worthwhile read, but new students of systematic theology seeking an actual foundation in doctrine would be better off starting with a standard textbook such as Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology or Millard Erickson's. (To be honest, in order to do that properly in addition to the comparative work would have doubled the size of the volumes.) For the most part this is a fairly easy read for an academic work. As other reviewers here and elsewhere have noted, the latter few volumes are not as good as the earlier ones. I found the last three--on the Holy Spirit, the church, and eschatology--rather weaker. The eschatology volume in particular exhibited some methodological problems and bordered on incoherence, I'm sorry to say. Still, it's a very good set, and Bloesch deserves wider reading for his contributions to contemporary evangelical theology.
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  4. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch

    2/15/2016

    Whilst I didn't find the volumes on the Holy Spirit and on the Church, as good as the other volumes - this is a worthwhile read - and a reasonably easy read I believe :)

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