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Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living, Third Edition
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Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living, Third Edition

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Baker Academic 2014

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This volume overviews the core doctrines of the Christian faith, encouraging readers to connect belief with everyday life. Stanley Grenz, one of the leading evangelical scholars of his era, and Jay Smith, an expert on Grenz’s theological legacy, construct a helpful theology that is biblical, historical, and contemporary. The third edition includes a foreword by John Franke, a new preface and afterword, resources for further study, and updated footnotes. The easy-to-use format includes end-of-chapter discussion questions and connects theological concepts with current cultural examples.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Discover more of the basics of the Christian faith in Wayne Grudem’s Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know.

Key Features

  • Presents the basic doctrines of the Christian faith
  • Connects doctrine to everyday life
  • Constructs a biblical, historical, and contemporary theology


  • Knowing the God of the Bible in the Contemporary World
  • The God Whom We Know
  • Our Identity as God’s Creatures
  • Our Human Failure
  • Jesus Christ: “God with Us”
  • Jesus’ Mission in the Divine Program
  • The Holy Spirit: The Author of Life
  • The Holy Spirit and Our Salvation
  • The Pioneer Community
  • Participating in the Pioneer Community
  • The Climax of Our Story
  • God’s Community: Our Eternal Home

Praise for the Print Edition

Stanley Grenz restores the balance between thought and action, individual and community, head and heart, and reason and experience in this splendid and readable work.

Robert E. Webber, author, Ancient-Future Faith

Stanley Grenz has written a fresh, creative work that makes deep theological reflection accessible to everybody. In a tradition too often tinged with anti-intellectualism, it offers the opportunity to help us worship God with our whole mind.

John Ortberg, pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

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About the Authors

Stanley J. Grenz (1950–2005) was Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and professor of theological studies at Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, Washington. He authored over 25 books, including A Primer on Postmodernism, Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom, and Theology for the Community of God.

Jay T. Smith is president and Bridger Professor of Theology and Ethics at Yellowstone Theological Institute. He is a coauthor of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms.

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