Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.
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We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? A great reference work for the average Christian to read through and then have on the shelf for future use.
Packer was repeatedly able to condense massive, complex concepts into only a paragraph or two and yet leave me feeling satisfied.
Return to Book Page. This is sound theology for anyone at a college level or higher to read. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective Scripture references should be checked, theological concepts should be pondered, and further research should be done in response to any unsettled feelings one has toward comments made in this book.
But it is a good source for quick summaries and biblical references on the topics addressed.
Other editions – View all Concise Theology J. Great for quick reference. But it was definitely worth it. Dec 05, Brian Phillips rated it it was amazing.
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The book is pages long but each chapter is only two to four pages in length. This is a book to cherish for insight, education, as well inspiration. Not sure why precisely — I don’t always find theology gripping. Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.
While it is not an in-depth enough book to use as a concisw textbook in Theology classes, some excerpts from it would make for some helpful supplemental reading for students. When I was writing Redeeming Childbirth, I quoted and re-read his section of God as Redeemer and was so encouraged but also utilized his words to encourage other women through quotations.
A great book on reformed theology that is exactly what the title implies – concise theology. Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. Still superior as an over-all guide. When people at church ask for an introductory book to the Christian faith, this is the first book I recommend.
And doctrine must be based on Scripture in its entirety. References to this book Essential Christianity: The name of the book says it all. Jul 17, Peter N.
I highly recommend to anyone who would understand theology more fully without needing to get a degree. Sep 12, Laura Castagnetto rated it really liked it.
A “must read” for every Christian. Great intro book for anyone wanting a survey of orthodox Christianity. The various articles are all exceptionally brief pagesso this isn’t a place for in-depth reading on the various doctrines of the Bible. Aug 24, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: By the very nature of the book, it reads more like an encyclopedia that a proper book, and is therefore not a particularly exciting read, even though the topics should be.
This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. Concise and Readable Packer does a great job of summarizing reformed theological ideas and presenting them in a way that the average person can find understandable and digestible.
Although easy to understand, it is important–and I highly suggest–that readers take t Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: Reading in large swaths can muddy the short chapters together. And it will be an excellent one.
Either way, no matter how difficult this book is to obtain, it will more than repay the effort. Jan 12, Cbarrett rated it it was amazing. It may be read with mu This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home.
Loaded with Scripture references and covering each major doctrine with brevity and clarity, it serves as both a good intro to each doctrine as well as a great little quick reference for where to do further study on each area from the Scriptures. This book is great at what it does. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Concise Theology by J.I. Packer
In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah! My favorite section was his chapter on Election. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 03, Todd Miller rated it it was amazing. Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started cojcise with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Christian theology.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Packer is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to majority of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Jesus to the on Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp.
I will likely use this text as a go-to study book for small group discipleship. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary theologu Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective.