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Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd ed.

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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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  • Covers the whole range of essential Christian doctrine from a biblical perspective
  • Applies doctrine to Christian life and ministry in a practical and accessible manner
  • Examines various theological positions fairly
  • Contains careful theological reflection made accessible to any serious reader
  • Part 1: Introduction
    • What Is Theology?
    • Contextualizing the Christian Message
  • Part 2: Revelation
    • God's Universal Revelation
    • God's Particular Revelation
    • The Preservation of the Revelation: Inspiration
    • The Dependability of God's Word: Inerrancy
    • The Power of God's Word: Authority
  • Part 3: God
    • The Doctrine of God
    • The Greatness of God
    • The Goodness of God
    • God's Three-in-Oneness: The Trinity
    • God's Plan
    • God's Originating Work: Creation
    • God's Continuing Work: Providence
    • Evil and God's World: A Special Problem
    • God's Special Agents: Angels
  • Part 4: Humanity
    • Introduction to the Doctrine of Humanity
    • The Image of God in the Human
    • The Constitutional Nature of the Human
    • The Nature and Source of Sin
    • The Results of Sin
    • The Magnitude of Sin
  • Part 5: The Person and Work of Christ
    • The Deity of Christ
    • The Humanity of Christ
    • The Unity of the Person of Christ
    • Introduction to the Work of Christ
    • The Central Theme of Atonement
  • Part 6: The Holy Spirit
    • The Person of the Holy Spirit
    • The Work of the Holy Spirit
    • Recent Issues regarding the Holy Spirit
  • Part 7: Salvation
    • Conceptions of Salvation
    • The Antecedent to Salvation: Predestination
    • The Beginning of Salvation: Subjective Aspects
    • The Beginning of Salvation: Objective Aspects
  • Part 8: Church
    • The Nature of the Church
    • The Role and Government of the Church
  • Part 9: The Last Things
    • Introductory Matters and Individual Eschatology
    • The Second Coming and Its Consequents
    • Millennial and Tribulational Views
    • Final States

Top Highlights

“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

Millard J. Erickson

Millard Erickson (b. 1932) is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, Portland, and the author of the widely acclaimed systematics work Christian Theology along with more than twenty other books. He was professor of theology and academic dean at Bethel Seminary for many years. He earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, a B.D. from Northern Baptist Seminary, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.


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