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Introducing Christian Doctrine, Third Edition
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Introducing Christian Doctrine, Third Edition

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Baker Academic 2015

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Overview

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.

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Contents

  • 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

Praise for the Previous Print Edition

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

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About Millard J. Erickson

Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) has served as a pastor and seminary dean and has taught at several schools, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Western Seminary (Portland and San Jose), and Baylor University. He has also held numerous visiting professorships, both in the United States and internationally, and is the author of many books, including Christian Theology, Making Sense of the Trinity: Three Crucial Questions, and The Evangelical Left: Encountering Postconservative Evangelical Theology.

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