Leading evangelical scholar Millard Erickson offers a new edition of his bestselling doctrine text (over 100,000 copies sold), now thoroughly revised throughout. This book is an abridged, less technical version of Erickson’s classic Christian Theology. Erickson begins by explaining what theology is and then progresses through the doctrines of revelation, God, creation and providence, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the atonement and salvation, the church, and eschatology.
Pastors and students alike will find this survey of Christian theology and doctrine to be biblical, contemporary, moderate, and fair to various positions. It is a practical and accessible resource that applies doctrine to Christian life and ministry.
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“Christian doctrine is simply statements of the most fundamental beliefs the Christian has, beliefs about the nature of God, about his action, about us who are his creatures, and about what he has done to bring us into relationship with himself.” (Page 4)
“1. Correct doctrinal beliefs are essential to the relationship between the believer and God.” (Page 5)
“2. Doctrine is important because of the connection between truth and experience.” (Page 5)
“A third approach maintains that certain actions or certain ways of living constitute the permanent element” (Page 17)
“A second lesson from the contemporary scene is that a certain amount of eclecticism is possible in doing theology.” (Page 15)
Clearly written and well-outlined, this book would serve as an excellent college textbook as well as being accessible to educated laypersons.
—Warren McWilliams, Religious Studies Review
This is an outstanding introduction to theology that should become a standard undergraduate textbook.
—John Kohlenberger III, Bookstore Journal
Erickson’s goal was to write a briefer version of his popular Christian Theology—with a view to providing a primer of and transition to more extended discussions of theology. As such, Erickson admirably achieved his purposes.
—Robert A. Pyne and Gary L. Nebeker, Bibliotheca Sacra
Introducing Christian Doctrine is a worthy book on Christian theology to be made a standard textbook for a Bible school or college course on theology.
—Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology