Publication Date: January 03, 1995
Number of Pages: 1296
Dimensions: 9.60 × 7.63 (inches)
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, of studying biblical teaching on centrally important doctrines such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. Wayne Grudem's bestselling Systematic Theology has several distinctive features:
- A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine
- Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum
- A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today
- A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect
- Frequent application to life
- Resources for worship within each chapter
Bibliographies in each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.
I used this book to lead a discipleship group with university students. I thought it might get boring or overly academic for them, but they seemed to really enjoy and benefit from it. It is written from a Reformed, Baptist, Continuationist, Complementarian perspective. Great text for lay members who are just starting to get serious about learning more theology. "Bible Doctrine" by Grudem might be more practical for most church members due to its length.