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Pilgrim Theology

Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples
Michael Horton
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The 2011 award-winning publication The Christian Faith garnered wide praise as a thorough, well-informed treatment of the philosophical foundations of Christian theology, the classical elements of systematic theology, and exegesis of relevant biblical texts. Pilgrim Theology distills the distinctive benefits of this approach into a more accessible introduction designed for classroom and group study.

In this book, Michael Horton guides readers through a preliminary exploration of Christian theology in “a Reformed key.” Horton reviews the biblical passages that give rise to a particular doctrine in addition to surveying past and present interpretations. Also included are sidebars showing the key distinctions readers need to grasp on a particular subject, helpful charts and tables illuminating exegetical and historical topics, and questions at the end of each chapter for individual, classroom, and small group reflection.

Pilgrim Theology will help undergraduate students of theology and educated laypersons gain an understanding of the Christian tradition’s biblical and historical foundations.

About the Author

Michael Horton (PhD) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. Author of many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, he also hosts the White Horse Inn radio program. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children in Escondido, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Study Theology?

1. Knowing God

2. God’s Written Word

3. The Living God

4. The Holy Trinity

5. Creation and Human Personhood

6. The Fall

7. Jesus Christ: the Lord Who Is Servant

8. The Work of Christ

9. The Spirit and the Kingdom

10. Chosen and Called

11. Union with Christ

12. Justified and Adopted

13. Sanctification and Perseverance

14. The Doctrine of Glorification

15. Word and Sacraments

16. Baptism and the Supper

17. The Church

18. The End Times

19. The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting

Making Necessary Distinctions: The Call to Discernment


From Drama to Discipleship: Applying the Coordinates to Key Doctrines

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  • General
  • Chapter 1 - Knowing God
  • Chapter 2 - God’s Written Word
  • Chapter 3 - The Living God
  • Chapter 4 - The Holy Trinity
  • Chapter 5 - Creation and Human Personhood
  • Chapter 6 - The Fall
  • Chapter 7 - Jesus Christ: the Lord Who Is Servant
  • Chapter 8 - The Work of Christ
  • Chapter 9 - The Spirit and the Kingdom
  • Chapter 10 - Chosen and Called
  • Chapter 11 - Union with Christ
  • Chapter 12 - Justified and Adopted
  • Chapter 13 - Sanctification and Perseverance
  • Chapter 14 - The Doctrine of Glorification
  • Chapter 15 - Word and Sacraments
  • Chapter 16 - Baptism and the Supper
  • Chapter 17 - The Church
  • Chapter 18 - The End Times
  • Chapter 19 - The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 512
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310330646
  • Release: February 2, 2013
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