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Bible Doctrine

Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
Wayne A. Grudem (Author), Jeff Purswell (Editor)
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How do we know the Bible is God's Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return?

If you've asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It's an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know.

Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader. Abridged from Wayne Grudem's award-winning Systematic Theology, Bible Doctrine covers the same essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics:

  • The Doctrine of the Word of God
  • The Doctrine of God The Doctrine of Man
  • The Doctrine of Christ
  • The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
  • The Doctrine of the Church
  • The Doctrine of the Future

Like Systematic Theology, this book is marked by its clarity, its strong scriptural emphasis, its thoroughness in scope and detail, and its treatment of such timely topics as spiritual warfare and the gifts of the Spirit. But you don't need to have had several years of Bible school to reap the full benefits of Bible Doctrine. It's easy to understand—and it's packed with solid, biblical answers to your most important questions.

About the Author

Wayne Grudem is distinguished research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than 30 books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Systematic Theology

Part I: The Doctrine of the Word of God

Part II: The Doctrine of God

Part III: The Doctrine of Man

Part IV: The Doctrine of Christ

Part V: The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption

Part VI: The Doctrine of the Church

Part VII: The Doctrine of the Future

Appendix 1: Historic Confessions of Faith

Appendix 2: Glossary

Appendix 3: Annotated Bibliography of Evangelical Systematic Theologies

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  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Chapter 2 - The Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible
  • Chapter 3 - The Clarity, Necessity, and Sufficiency of Scripture
  • Chapter 4 - The Character of God—"Incommunicable" Attributes
  • Chapter 5 - The "Communicable" Attributes of God
  • Chapter 6 - The Trinity
  • Chapter 7 - Creation
  • Chapter 8 - God's Providence
  • Chapter 9 - Prayer
  • Chapter 10 - Angels, Satan, and Demons
  • Chapter 11 - The Creation of Man
  • Chapter 12 - Man as Male and Female
  • Chapter 13 - Sin
  • Chapter 14 - The Person of Christ
  • Chapter 15 - The Atonement
  • Chapter 16 - Resurrection and Ascension
  • Chapter 17 - Common Grace
  • Chapter 18 - Election
  • Chapter 19 - The Gospel Call
  • Chapter 20 - Regeneration
  • Chapter 21 - Conversion (Faith & Repentance)
  • Chapter 22 - Justification and Adoption
  • Chapter 23 - Sanctification (Growth in Likeness to Christ)
  • Chapter 24 - The Perseverance of the Saints (Remaining a Christian)
  • Chapter 25 - Death, the Intermediate State, and Glorification
  • Chapter 26 - The Nature of the Church
  • Chapter 27 - Baptism
  • Chapter 28 - The Lord's Supper
  • Chapter 29 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1)—General Questions
  • Chapter 30 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit (II)—Specific Gifts
  • Chapter 31 - The Return of Christ—When and How?
  • Chapter 32 - The Millennium
  • Chapter 33 - The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment
  • Chapter 34 - The New Heavens and New Earth
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 528
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310222330
  • Release: July 12, 1999
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