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|Author||: Charles C. Ryrie|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
Theology is for everyone. Everyone is a theologian of sorts. Theology simply means thinking about God and expressing those thoughts in some way. But sloppy theology is a problem. As Christians, our thoughts about God need to coincide with what He has said about Himself in the Bible. With his clear understanding of the Scriptures and unpretentious writing style, Charles Ryrie has written Basic Theology for every student of God's Word, from the devotional student to the seminary student. Ryrie's name has become synonymous with dispensational theology and his texts on the subject invaluable to the Bible scholar. Now Ryrie's Basic Theology is available to you from Moody Press, the company that brings you the Ryrie Study Bible. Featuring charts, definitions, and Scripture and subject indices, Basic Theology will give you a clear and comprehensive picture of Ryrie's approach to systematic theology. Its 94 chapters are arranged in outline style for easy reference. Considerable emphasis is given to explaining the dispensational view of the end times.
|Author||: Heinrich Fries|
|Editor||: CUA Press|
Praise for the German edition: "A master listener, a master arguer, a master of ecumenical sensitivity, [Fries] is concerned to hand on an existential and reflected experience of the faith, and to make it comprehensible to other men and women as an answer to their questions about the meaning and direction of life . . . thus Fundamental Theology is not just a textbook, but also a book of faith." --Herder Korrespondenz Fundamental theology--with its traditional divisions of faith, revelation, and Church--studies the basic anthropological, philosophical, biblical, and historical foundations of theology. It is the place where theology's religious, intellectual, and cultural presuppositions are mapped out and where individuals can gain an understanding of what is at stake as Catholic theology moves toward its future. Unfortunately, however, theology is seldom taught today in this carefully structured way. Many students and readers of theology have little access to the philosophy and theology of the modern neoscholastic revival that made possible the achievements of the Second Vatican Council and its current reforms. Addressing this need, renowned theologian Heinrich Fries offers what is both a traditionally structured treatment of the basic issues of fundamental theology as they have been modified by Vatican II, and a study of the major ethical, religious, and cultural issues of the late twentieth century. In discussing the many influences at work in Catholic theology, Fries provides the background needed for understanding a bewildering variety of developments and movements, such as neothomism; transcendental thomism; Church reform under Vatican II and liturgical reform; liberation and political theology, and their sibling movements of feminist, womanist, and mujerista theology; inculturation and Christianity's shift from a Eurocentric to a World Church; ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; the tensions between traditionalists and progressives; and, finally, Catholicism's rapproachment with modernity and the challenges of postmodernism. Fries is uniquely qualified to write a fundamental theology. He personally contributed to the great achievements of the Second Vatican Council and since that time has played a leading role in the contemporary development of the theology of revelation and ecumenism. Fundamental Theology was originally published in German in 1985. Now available for the first time in English, it will be an important reference for all theological students and an interesting historical study on Catholic theology for general readers. Born in Germany in 1911, Heinrich Fries was professor at Tubingen and Munich. He resides in Germany and continues to work as a writer and speaker.
|Author||: Gerald O'Collins|
|Editor||: OUP Oxford|
This book identifies the distinguishing features of fundamental theology, as distinct from philosophical theology, natural theology, apologetics, and other similar disciplines. Addressing the potential for confusion about basic Christian claims and beliefs, Gerald O'Collins sets out to relaunch fundamental theology as a discipline by presenting a coherent vision of basic theological questions and positions that lay the ground for work in specific areas of systematic theology. Rethinking Fundamental Theology examines central theological questions: about God, human experience and, specifically, religious experience; the divine revelation coming through the history of Israel and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; human faith that responds to revelation; the nature of tradition that transmits the record and reality of revelation; the structure of biblical inspiration and truth, as well as basic issues concerned with the formation of the canon; the founding of the Church with some leadership structures; the relationship between Christ's revelation and the faith of those who follow other religions. O'Collins concludes with some reflections on theological method. Written with the scholarship and accessibility for which O'Collins is known and valued, this book will relaunch fundamental theology as a distinct and necessary discipline in faculties and departments of theology and religious studies around the world.
|Author||: Matthew L. Becker|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Introducing university students to the academic discipline of Christian theology, this book serves as an orientation to "fundamental theology" from a Protestant perspective by addressing issues that are preliminary and foundational to the discipline in the context of a liberal arts university. The book also sets forth what has traditionally been called a "theological encyclopedia", that is, a description of the parts of Christian theology that together form the discipline into a unified academic subject. Finally, the book examines the relation of Christian theology to the arts and sciences within the university and underscores the need for critical and positive interaction with these other academic disciplines.
|Author||: Tony Evans|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
"For many people the word theology suggests seminary-educated scholars who sit in ivory towers, isolated from the real world, studying the Bible. Such study is often viewed as esoteric and unrelated to the world where men and women live, work, play, raise families, and struggle with the realities of day-to-day life. Nothing could be further from the truth." ---Tony Evans What we think about God, also known as theology, influences what we believe, do, and say. And what we think, whether true or false, makes a big difference in real life. Tony Evans wants you to know the truth about God, so Theology You Can Count On communicates truths about God in language you can understand. He walks through what the Bible teaches, topic by topic, truth by truth. The great thing is, these truths aren't reserved for people with PhDs. They're for real life. They're for you.
|Author||: Wesley R. Willis,Elaine Williams|
|Editor||: Victor Books|
A companion volume to Charles Ryrie's Basic Theology, this book of over thirty essays seeks to relate the theology of Ryrie's classic to everyday life concerns. Written in honor of Charles Ryrie and his contribution to Christians around the world.
|Author||: Wolfhart Pannenberg|
|Editor||: Fortress Press|
In this classic, two-volume set of collected essays, Wolfhart Pannenberg gives special focus to the ways in which history, hermeneutics, reason and truth all guide and inform our various attempts at understanding God. This focus, then, offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg writes, "To say that the revelation of God is not a supernatural event which breaks into history perpendicularly from above but rather that it is the theme of history itself, the power that moves it in its deepest dimension, is to say something about God and his relation to the world."Wolfhart Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books, including Jesus-God and Man, Revelation as History, Theology and the Philosophy of Science, and Anthropology in Theological Perspective.
|Author||: Fernando Ocariz,Arturo Blanco,Midwest Theological Forum|
|Editor||: Midwest Theological Forum|
From the Prologue: "We are pleased to present this revised edition of Revelation, Faith, and Credibility which was first published in 1998. . . . "We renew our desire that it will be useful for students of theology and for all those who are interested in studying the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith. Furthermore, it is our hope that it will lead the reader to a profound Christian awareness that cooperates with the grace of God in sustaining the Faith, lends reason to our hope, and helps others to receive this great gift of knowing and loving Christ."
|Author||: Zach Meys|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
The Basics is an easy read and encouraging spiritual study aid that is designed to help new Christians in their walk with Christ to better understand how the Bible and theological concepts of God relate to their faith. Discussing theological concepts and tracing the themes of the Bible, the author invites readers to dwell on the Word that God has provided to us so that not only will they receive salvation but also become full and dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ.
|Author||: Alister E. McGrath|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world’s leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day. Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches Uses the Apostles’ Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.
|Author||: Winston M. Urey|
|Editor||: Publishamerica Incorporated|
What we believe affects how we live and think. A God-given standard for belief and conduct is essential for people today, to keep them from dangerous and damning beliefs and actions. It is enlightening and relieving for the believer to understand that true followers of Christ may hold different views about the nonessential doctrines of the word, while standing together in absolute confidence upon the message of grace and redemption. A healthy theology as expressed in a statement of faith will be conducive to holy living. To understand properly the picture of Godas aself-revelation, a correlating the data of biblical revelation systematically is necessary. Systematic theology presents the total structure of biblical truth, by correlating and structuring the theological truths of God as revealed in Scripture, relating these truths to the understanding of others throughout history, and surveying the progressive revelation of God in its biblical context.
|Author||: St. Augustine,Dr. Howard Taylor,Mrs. Howard Taylor,Apostolic Fathers,J. Oswald Sanders,G.K. Chesterton,George Mueller,Hannah Whitall Smith,E.M. Bounds,Thomas A'Kempis,Andrew Murray,John Bunyan,R. A. Torrey,C.H. Spurgeon,L.E. Maxwell,J.C. Ryle,D.L. Moody,F.B. Meyer,Nathan Stone|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
This package includes the entire collection of the Moody Classics Set: The Confessions of St. Augustine, Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, The Apostolic Fathers, The Incomparable Christ, Orthodoxy, Answers to Prayer, The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, Power Through Prayer, The Imitation of Christ, The True Vine, The Pilgrim's Progress, How to Pray, All of Grace, Born Crucified, Holiness (Abridged), The Overcoming Life, The Secret of Guidance, Names of God, and Prevailing Prayer. Of all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role. Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve. And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King. To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to present all nineteen books of its spiritual classics series. Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come.
|Author||: Murray Rae|
Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology – the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to provide encouragement and a solid foundation for the reader’s further explorations within the subject. With debates surrounding the relation between faith and reason in theology, the book opens with a consideration of the basis of theology and goes on to explore key topics including: The identity of Jesus and debates in Christology The role of the Bible in shaping theological inquiry The centrality of the Trinity for all forms of Christian thinking The promise of salvation and how it is achieved. With suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter along with a glossary Christian Theology: The Basics, is the ideal starting point for those new to study of theology.
|Author||: Gerhard Hasel|
|Editor||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
This book gives an overview about the varieties of approaches in the New testamen debate - Abbreviations, Introduction, 1. Beginnings and the development of NT theology, 2. Methodology in NT theology, 3. The center and unity in NT theology, 4. NT theology and the OT, 5. Basic proposals toward a NT theology: a multiplex approach, Selectes bibliography, Index of names, Index of subjects
|Author||: Andrew A. Hedges|
As a youth worker you have certainly spent much of your time addressing the current issues facing teens, but have you stopped to think about what may be behind students’ behavior? Many of the not-so-wise choices students make are the result of a confused worldview that comes from uncertainty about who God is. It’s easy for students to dismiss the truth when they learn from the world that all truth is relative. Creative Bible Lessons: Essential Theology uses a conversational approach to give students a theological foundation to better understand God and his purpose for how to live their lives. Throughout the twelve sessions of this study students will— • learn how creation provides evidence of God’s existence. • look at how God has chosen to reveal himself through his Word. • learn to live lives that reflect God’s love for them. • understand their need for God’s direction. • commit to following God’s will as they make life decisions. • discover how God’s invitation to enter his kingdom affects the direction of their lives. • examine where they are with God on a personal level. Following in the tradition of the bestselling Creative Bible Lessons series, you’ll find audio, visual, and hands-on activities to engage your students in the pursuit of theology. And because every student learns differently, each lesson includes options to help you reach your particular group of students, whether they learn best from imaginative, analytic, common sense, or dynamic teaching styles. With all these tools at your disposal you are guaranteed to get your students fired-up for seeking God and his plan for them.
|Author||: Martin Luther|
|Editor||: Fortress Press|
Now in a new edition, with additional texts and a companion CD-ROM, Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings provides a rich and judicious selection of signal texts from the most influential reformer of the Christian tradition. With his most important writings represented here, this volume takes the reader straight to Luther the man, to his controversial Reformation insights, to his strongest convictions about God and Scripture and the life of the church, and most valuably to his theology - a still-exciting encounter with the meaning of Jesus Christ for each age.