Item description for Christian Theology by Millard J. Erickson...
Overview For fifteen years Millard Erickson's Christian Theology has been used widely as a reliable and comprehensive introduction to systematic theology. Now this classic text has been revised and updated to take into consideration changes in the theological world as well as changes in the intellectual, political, economic, and social worlds. While retaining the accessibility of the original volume, Erickson has taken into account input from professors, students, and reviewers and added several sections, a new chapter on postmodernism, chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and study questions. The central theme of Christian Theology is the magnificence of God. By this the author refers to "the greatness of God in terms of his power, knowledge, and other traditional 'natural attributes,' as well as excellence and splendor." Writes Erickson, "Theology as well as life needs to be centered on the great living God, rather than on the human creature."
Publishers Description Leading theologian Millard Erickson's classic text has been used widely as a reliable and comprehensive introduction to systematic theology, focusing around the magnificence of God, covering topics such as Sin, the Persons of the Trinity, and the Church. The second edition has been revised and updated to take into consideration changes in the theological world as well as changes in the intellectual, political, economic, and social worlds. (67)
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.15" Height: 2.32" Weight: 3.72 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1998
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801021820 ISBN13 9780801021824
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More About Millard J. Erickson
Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) is distinguished professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a leading evangelical spokesman and the author of numerous volumes, including the classic text Christian Theology.
Paul Kjoss Helseth (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of Christian thought at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author of numerous scholarly articles.
Justin Taylor (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds--hosted by the Gospel Coalition.
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Biola University. He is an author of, contributor to, or editor of over ninety books, including The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters.
R. Scott Smith is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California. He is the author of Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge. Dr. Smith has lectured and presented numerous times on his specialty, postmodernism, and he is also the secretary-treasurer of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
Stephen J. Wellum (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Stephen lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Karen, and their five children.
Millard J. Erickson currently resides in Mounds View, in the state of Minnesota.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Christian Theology?
Very disappointed Mar 15, 2007
First of all, this book was too darn BIG to really carry around. And for people on the go, books always need to be portable. Secondly, the cumbersome "academic" language the author used was difficult to understand, and in my opinion, was complete bull----. It just seems to me that such authors are only trying to appear smarter than they really are. There are other, more laymen-oriented bible study books that would be a far more productive read than this oversized monstrosity.
Christian Theology, byMillard J. Erickson review Feb 16, 2007
Well writen book, good, solid christian approach. it remains to be applied, in each ones lives Only dallas willard seems to be better in my perspective
great Jan 3, 2007
I needed the book for Systematic Theology and it served as a wonderful source. I am going to keep the book for future use!
Depends on what you're looking for... Sep 7, 2006
This was the text used in conjunction with my seminary level Systematic Theology course and was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking volume. While I felt that it did promote depth of thought and deference to scripture, I also found that there were many times when the author tried to stradle and reconcile popular positions rather awkwardly. If you read the text to get answers you will likely be dissappointed, however, if you read it to help stimulate thought and perhaps open doors to ideas and perspectives you had not previously considered, you will be well rewarded.
Most Useful Feb 24, 2006
This book was purchased for a class that I am currently taking and it has been very enlighting. I have learned Erickson's thoughts on the nature of sin, the source of sin, the conceptions of Salvation and much more. This book will be use for my continued growth and knowledge regarding Christian Theology.