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Understanding Theology (3 vols.)

, 1996–2001
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Understanding Theology (3 vols.) finds its origins in Westminster Chapel, London's extremely successful School of Theology. R. T. Kendall's notes from lectures given on those Friday evening classes form the basis for this three-volume collection. The Understanding Theology (3 vols.) has been so popular, in fact, that volume 1 has been re-printed every year since it was first published in 1996. Kendall's conviction that all Christians should have an understanding of basic doctrine is represented in this collection. In keeping with the motto of Westminster Chapel's School of Theology, "theology put simply," Understanding Theology (3 vols.) is written in outline form, condensing what should be a many-volume work into three important works of theology.

Every chapter of Understanding Theology (3 vols.) is designed to lay the groundwork for a well-rounded understanding of important biblical doctrines. Whether you use these volumes as an impetus for personal study and edification, for sermon or Bible study preparation, or to bolster an already growing theology collection, Understanding Theology (3 vols.) is destined to become a much used reference in your digital library.

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  • Title: Understanding Theology (3 Vols.)
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Author: R. T. Kendall
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,484
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Understanding Theology Volume 1

  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 432

This first volume of R. T. Kendall's Understanding Theology has been re-printed every year since it was first published in 1996. The content and the format of the book are its strengths, making it searching, clear, profound, and fair minded. Rather than avoid a contentious issue, Kendall explains both sides of an argument—showing its history and logical development. This format enables you to see clearly the source and development of a doctrine while accessing the information as succinctly as possible.

Dr. Kendall is convinced of the importance of all Christians being able to understand basic doctrine. Hundreds gather on Friday evenings to learn about "theology made simple" at his Westminster Chapel School of Theology. His lecture notes have now been brought together to give a well-rounded and accessible understanding of the major Christian doctrines. This book is for pastors, church leaders, students and all Christians who feel that the time is overdue to come to terms with theology but who have found it boring and hard. R. T. strives not only for simplicity but balance: matching the practical with the cerebral, the Spirit with the Word.

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Understanding Theology Volume 2

  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 548

The much anticipated second volume from the Westminster School of Theology is full of the probing theology that made the first volume so popular. In these collected notes from Kendall's lectures to his students at Westminster you will find analysis of biblical inerrancy, the attributes of God, the Holy Spirit, predestination vs. free will, gender roles, baptism, experiencing God, faith and works, prayer, spiritual warfare, temptation, and Heaven. As is the case with the rest of the Understanding Theology (3 Vols.) collection, the outline format of the Understanding Theology Volume 2 offers many volumes worth of material in its 548 pages.

A wonderful opportunity to come to grips with the essential truths of the Bible. Suitable for church leaders, students, and all those who believe that Scripture and the Holy Spirit can change lives today.

—Clive Calver

A changing world needs a changeless Word. R. T.'s inspiring teaching introduces us again to the eternal truths of Scripture.

—Lyndon Bowring

Understanding Theology Volume 3

  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 504
With the overwhelming response to volumes 1 and 2 of Understanding Theology, R. T. Kendall and Christian Focus Publications published the last of Kendall's outlines from classes taught at the Westminster School of Theology. One could argue the the Understanding Theology collection represents a new genre of theological literature due to its unique means of communicating truths from the Scriptures. Like the volumes before it, Understanding Theology Volume 3 is not a textbook, but a handbook of practical theology.


Sections include Who is Jesus, Faith, and the practical issues of Faith in Action.

R. T. Kendall is a man of deep commitment to the Bible and wants others to know it, love it and understand it.

—Billy Graham

R. T. Kendall was born in the U.S.A but ministered for over twenty years at Westminster Chapel, London as a successor to Martyn Lloyd Jones. A prolific author and much-loved conference speaker, he has a great gift in helping people understand that biblical passages are relevant for today. Now retired, he has an extensive itinerant teaching ministry and lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


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