Christianbook.com Ratings and Reviews

Customer Reviews for Baker Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition

Baker Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition

Introducing Christian Doctrine is an abridged, less technical version of Erickson's classic Christian Theology. Pastors and students alike will find this survey of Christian theology and doctrine a practical and accessible resource with both breadth and substance.

Erickson begins by explaining what theology is and then progresses through the doctrines of revelation, God, creation and providence, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the atonement and salvation, the church, and eschatology. This new edition adds pedagogical aids and chapters on postmodernity and contemporizing the gospel.

Average Customer Rating:
3.75 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(4 Reviews) 4
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (4 reviews)
5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0
1 out of 1100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition
Review 1 for Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Condensed Systematic Theology

Date:August 25, 2011
Customer Avatar
casper
Quality: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Erickson, once president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, demonstrates his knowledge of both theology and philosophy in this condensed version of his Systematic Theology. This work reflects Erickson's brilliance in assessing different Christian positions on each theological topic, concluding with his own view. For an introduction in the use of critical thinking skills in theological studies I also recommend his book, "Who's Tampering with the Trinity?"
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:May 7, 2009
Customer Avatar
David Beard
Introducing Christian Doctrine is consistent with it's description a very practical yet substantive survey of Christian theology and doctrine. I use the book often when preparing to teach, it has also helped me to grow and develop academically as a Christian. I believe the book is well balanced, and with very little argumentative biases. In short an excellent resource for any Christian looking for a more profound understanding their Christian Faith.
+4points
4of 4voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Date:October 10, 2007
Customer Avatar
Dennis Coffman
It is a relatively good introduction to Christian Theology. However, it is not written with the layman in mind. Also it is not written from a conservative standpoint. I find the use of the NIV translation lacking in context and correct interpretation. The authors views on creation (he is progressive creationist) not in line with the Bible's teaching on creation. He does make one think which is good and can make you study more to increase your own theological base.
-1point
4of 9voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Introducing Christian Doctrine, Second Edition
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 31, 2002
Customer Avatar
Steve Johnson
An excellent work, a great introduction to Theology. An essential resource for anyone wanting to deepen his or her experience with and understanding of Christianity.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.