Item description for Basic Christian Doctrine: A Summary of Christian Faith: Catholic, Protestant, and Reformed by John Haddon Leith...
Overview Based on years of experience as a pastor and seminary professor, Leith provides a brief but comprehensive statement of Christian faith for contemporary Christians. He draws from the theologians of the ancient church and affirms the faith of ancient creeds: Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds and the Chalcedonian Definition.
Based on his years of experience as a pastor and seminary professor, John Leith's "Basic Christian Doctrine" provides a brief but comprehensive statement of Christian faith for contemporary Christians. Leith draws from the theologians of the ancient church and affirms the faith of ancient creeds: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Definition and the Athanasian Creed. He asserts that we now live in a period of religious revival where Christian faith is persuasive--it is the gospel that heals the bruised consciences and wounded spirits of human beings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1993
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664251927 ISBN13 9780664251925
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More About John Haddon Leith
Leith is Pemberton Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
John Haddon Leith currently resides in the state of Virginia.
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Very Compassionate Reformed Theology Jul 6, 2005
If one is looking for a Reformed theology book that is very pastoral and compassionate in spirit then this book is it. Another bonus is that the book is easy to read so that lay people will find no trouble understanding what Leith is trying to say. In fact, this book can be a good resource for churches to use if they are doing a series on Bible doctrines. Leith deals with the standard topics of systematic theology (prolegomena to eschatology) in just over 300 pages. Thus, it is not a hefty systematic theology book. The overall perspective given is Reformed, though a bit of neo-orthodoxy can be found in bits and pieces (especially when Leith discusses theological method and bibliology). However, when one reads the sections on God, providence, Christ, the atonement, the Holy Spirit, election, justification, sanctification, and perseverance Leith is quite conservative and evangelical in his conclusions. I was also encouraged to see that Leith put a very high focus on Christ. Though there are some questionable points in Leith's theology his love for Christ and his concern for the church comes out quite clearly in the pages. I recommend this book for both seminary student and lay person.