Item description for Family of Faith, A: An Introduction to Evangelical Christianity (BridgePoint Books) by Timothy R. Phillips & Dennis L. Okholm...
Overview Every family's heritage reaches back many centuries and includes various branches. The Christian family is much like this, contend Phillips and Okholm, as they examine the "evangelical branch" of the church. Intended as a college-level introduction to the Christian faith, the book is divided into three sections: part one develops the concept of control beliefs as they relate to worldviews; part two explores the framework of the biblical revelation, that is the Christian worldview; and part three, the largest section, provides an overview of church history, emphasizing the various ways the church has related the Christian worldview to the culture in which it exists. Previously published as Welcome to the Family, this textbook now includes sidebars, charts, a lexicon of key terms, reflection questions, bibliographies, a substantive discussion of postmodernism, and primary source appendices.
Publishers Description Provides a college-level introduction to evangelical Christianity through an examination of theology, church history, and worldview issues.
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Timothy R. Phillips served as associate professor of theology at Wheaton College prior to his death in October 2000. Dennis L. Okholm professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University. Together they coedited "The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals and Postliberals in Conversation," "More Than One Way?," and "Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World."
Timothy R. Phillips currently resides in the state of Illinois. Timothy R. Phillips was born in 1950.
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Stumbles where others have trodden Jun 23, 2007
This book aims at being a brief introduction to the history, nature, and beliefs of the Christian faith. It does an okay job in each. I was disappointed with the authors' bent towards trendiness, and with their bland writing style.
There are far better books to convey the depth and beauty of the Christian faith which cover the same ground as does this one. I recommend reading John Stott's "Basic Christianity" on the beliefs and practical implications of the faith, and Justo Gonzalez's "The Story of Christianity" for its history.