Item description for Practical Christian Theology, 4th Edition: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Faith by Floyd H. Barackman...
Overview Since first published 1981, Practical Christian Theology has been a popular resource for both lay readers and academic students of the Bible. In addition to providing a comprehensive view of Christian theology that is based on the conviction that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, this edition encourages a deeper, more intimate relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Drawing upon more than fifty-five years of Bible study and twenty-five years as a Bible college teacher, Barackman provides an easy-to-follow outline for each chapter that not only organizes the material for systematic study but also makes this work a handy reference tool. The main topics discussed are: The Bible, The Doctrine of God, God the Father, The Lord Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit, Angels, Man, Sin, Salvation, The Church, and Future Prophetic Event.
Publishers Description Written in non-technical language, this text book covers major Bible doctrines and points the reader to the kind of lifestyle expected of the believer. Third edition.
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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.06" Width: 5.78" Height: 1.33" Weight: 1.69 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825423805 ISBN13 9780825423802
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More About Floyd H. Barackman
Floyd Has Barackman was an instructor in systematic theology at Practical Bible Training School, Bible School Park, New York, where has has taught since 1962. He pastored the Calvary Baptist Church in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Grace Baptist Church of Newfane, New York and the First Baptist Church of Maine, New York. He has written adult studies for Accent Publications of Denver, been the expositor for Practical Bible Training School's paper, The Alumnus, and authored How to Interpret the Bible, Practical Christian Theology, and Victors Not Victims.
Reviews - What do customers think about Practical Christian Theology (4th Ed)?
Good as reference if you agree, not great for learning Dec 22, 2005
As other reviewers have stated, this is a good reference tool - assuming you agree theologically with the author. If you are interested in learning about theology tough, as I am, I would look elsewhere. This book is truly more of an outline with scripture references and a certain amount of justification, but primarly useful as a reference tool. I would be more interested if the author provided more detailed exegesis to support his positions and explained them more thoroughly, rather than just making assertions without fully supporting them.
Best Hands On Theology Book for Pastors & Laymen Alike Nov 7, 2003
Barackman has compiled a concise but thorough practical theology that outlines matters of both doctrine and practice. Unlike multi-volume works, this book puts doctrine at your fingertips. Although multi-volume works may be more detailed, none are more "packed" nor less intimidating. I use this for lesson preparation, I bought copies for each of my elders, and I give a copy to those I have discipled or want to develop more deeply. This book needs to get into the hands of our church leaders, but pastors will also get a lot of use from this one.
The author is Pre-millennial, Dispensational, eteranlly secure, and holds to inerrancy. Pastors/laymen from Bible Churches, Ev. Free Churches, Baptist, Grace Brethren, and numerous other evangelical/fundamental denominations and fellowships will probably agree with the doctrinal and practical content of this work. As a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, I find this book very much in line with sound doctrine.
Do not be deceived: though this is only one volume and concise, it strikes me as quite scholarly. A truly helpful tool for hands on ministry, and a solid theological education for the untrained.
Great outline and reference Sep 30, 2003
In this amazing outline study of the Great Doctrines of the Christian Faith author Floyd H. Barackman does a thorough job of examining each doctrine and the Scriptural basis for it. I've seen several books on Biblical and Church doctrine but none have covered as many doctrines in as much detail in a single volume. This is possible mainly because of the outline format of the book. Mr. Barackman does not spend a lot of time discussing the details and implications of each doctrine but basically states the position and provides the Bible verses that support that position. He also mentions other doctrinal positions and why he feels that they are incorrect (also with Bible verses to support his position).
Just who is Floyd H. Barackman that he should be writing a book like this? He was an Instructor of Systematic Theology at Practical Bible Training School in New York where he taught for twenty-five years. He has pastored several Baptist churches and authored several Bible study materials. With this strong Baptist background the doctrines have a decidedly Baptist slant at times, but each position is still put forward professionally and the Biblical basis supplied.
As a single volume reference on Christian doctrine "Practical Christian Theology: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Faith" is a monumental work and very highly recommended.
Outstanding Practical Evangelical Theology Nov 12, 2002
This is one of the best concise theological works I've read, don't let it's single volume fool you - it is a serious work. I give it five stars for being systematically consistent throughout, and still being practical as it's title suggests. It makes a great practical reference book for any believer's library. Highly recommended for serious students, pastors, bible study leaders, and lay persons alike.
One of the best Systematic Theology texts available! Jul 23, 2002
This is one of the best texts in Systematic Theology from a conservative dispensational Baptist perspective. It is one of the few texts in this subject which takes on certain practical issues that other authors have ignored. It is well documented and well researched, and would make a great addition to any Baptist Pastor's or Theologian's library.